Tag: pierce county

Nov
14

An Opportunity for Impact Arrives at Age 70½

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 11:04am

  A GTCF fundholder said, “A lightbulb went off!”, when he discovered a sometimes-overlooked opportunity to support a thriving community available after age 70½ . It isn’t traditionally seen as a milestone birthday, but age 70½ can be reason to celebrate. That’s when Individual Retirement Account (IRA) holders must begin taking minimum withdrawals annually, known > Continue Reading

Oct
9

Partnering for Higher Education Scholarships: Xavier Cooper, GTCF Fundholder

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 5:18pm

Over the past 38 years, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has seen Pierce County grow and change, but what has remained constant is the passion people bring to building a thriving community. Sharing community knowledge and stories about our lived experiences builds everyone’s ability to make a positive impact. In our latest annual book of Pierce County > Continue Reading

Sep
12

Partnering for Census 2020: Dr. Ali Modarres, Director of Urban Studies – University of Washington Tacoma

Filed Under: Census 2020,Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 9:13am

Over the past 38 years, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has seen Pierce County grow and change, but what has remained constant is the passion people bring to building a thriving community. Sharing community knowledge and stories about our lived experiences builds everyone’s ability to make a positive impact. In our latest annual book of Pierce County > Continue Reading

Sep
11

“Fill Out the D@?? Form”, and Other Ways Pierce County Groups are Raising Awareness of the 2020 Census

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 10:19am

A hand drawn black and white bus with 2020 census written on the side

The Tacoma Urban League website offers T-shirts and sweatshirts with the phrase “Fill Out the D@?? Form” emblazoned on the front. It’s one of the many ways the Black Caucus is raising awareness about the importance of responding to the U.S. census by April 1, 2020. The catch-phrase, “Fill Out the D@?? Form”, came out of > Continue Reading

Aug
7

National Night Out

Filed Under: - Posted @ 12:00am

“National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors > Continue Reading

Jul
10

Spark Grant Recipient Helps Provide ‘Showers of Dignity’ for Homeless Neighbors

Filed Under: Spark Grants - Posted @ 1:41pm

They say some of the best ideas come while you’re in the shower, but for Spark Grant recipient Christine Dodson, the shower itself was her big idea.  Her program, Showers of Dignity, aims to provide access to showers for people experiencing homelessness in the Tillicum and Woodbrook community. “It’s definitely a dignity issue. Any one > Continue Reading

Jun
21

Summer SOULstice

Filed Under: - Posted @ 12:00am

Hosted by Tacoma’s former Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson, Summer SOULstice is an intersection of creativity, community and commerce. June 21st marks summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year. SOULstice will hold space to celebrate this annual miracle by featuring emerging and established artists from marginalized communities. The work featured will carry > Continue Reading

Jun
13

Partnering For Philanthropy: Bob Pittman, Professional Advisor

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 11:45am

At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we’ve seen how much more we can accomplish when we work together.  Since 1981, community members have shared their commitment to a thriving Pierce County by partnering with GTCF to bring their vision to life and build a legacy for future generations.  In our 2018 yearbook, Pierce County Partners, a few > Continue Reading

Jun
13

GTCF Youth Philanthropy Board Takes the Lead in Improving Community Connections for Court-Involved Youth

Filed Under: Youth Philanthropy Board - Posted @ 11:36am

 Since 2011, GTCF’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) has provided young people in Pierce County an opportunity to identify, explore, and address their concerns for their community by using  philanthropic resources to support change.  This year, the YPB identified youth returning to community after court-involvement as a major issue they wanted to address. The process > Continue Reading

May
26

Ice Bump & Skate Memorial Weekend

Filed Under: - Posted @ 6:00pm

📣🆕📢You’ve heard about them, joked about them, talked smack challenging your friends and family to join in…well, THEY’RE HERE! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4233527 👀🙆‍♀️🧤 Reserve Now ICE BUMPER CARS😱❄️😁🤪🤩🥶👏🙌🏼 This weekend we BUMP!✅🆒 Zoom around and take a spin in Sprinker Recreation Center’s Ice Bumper Cars! Enjoy all day open ice skating, challenge your friends and family in > Continue Reading