Tag: pierce county

Feb
13

Partnering To Inspire Young Women – T’wina Nobles, Ladies First

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 1:05pm

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

Jan
9

GTCF Youth Philanthropy Board Engages in Dialogue Many Adults Won’t

Filed Under: Youth Philanthropy Board - Posted @ 2:39pm

  Racial differences split GTCF’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) in two at a recent meeting. It wasn’t a rift in the group. Breaking into discussion groups according to racial identity was part of a facilitated exercise to support deeper reflection about how racism shows up in our community. “Noticing how I don’t have the same > Continue Reading

Jan
9

Intentionally Planning a Year of Generosity

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 2:29pm

There are currently four generations and more than fifteen family members engaged in the Nist Family’s philanthropy. Thanks to a well-defined giving strategy, one of the family’s youngest members guided the family’s annual giving. “In the end, he helped us all recognize the organization that was most closely aligned with our mission.” “We want to > Continue Reading

Dec
12

Census 2020 Outreach Depends On Community Connections

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 2:04pm

For the past year, Chris Jordan and his team at Fab-5 have been inviting youth, neighbors, and elders of the Tacoma Hilltop community to shape the development of new affordable housing units, and new community, commercial, and retail space along the Martin Luther King, Jr. Way corridor. Chris Jordan is co-Director of Fab-5, a nonprofit > Continue Reading

Nov
14

An Opportunity for Impact Arrives at Age 72

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 72 . It isn’t traditionally seen as a milestone birthday, but age 72 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