Community Impact

Spark Grants

Spark grants are micro-grants to individuals designed to bring people-powered ideas and dreams to life in Pierce County, sparking positive social and neighborhood change through the efforts of grass-roots leadership.  With a maximum award of $1,500 Spark Grants are intended to create community through projects that bring diverse people together.

Spark grants began as a follow up to GTCF’s Be the Spark event in 2011, which included an inspirational visit to Tacoma by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and world-renowned activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu. More than 15,000 people attended the Be the Spark event at the Tacoma Dome.

 

Read about recent Spark grant projects:

LAUGHTER AND FOOD BUILD COMMUNITY AT KAIN TAYO! FILIPINO FIESTA 

SPARK GRANT RECIPIENTS HELPS PROVIDE ‘SHOWERS OF DIGNITY’ FOR HOMELESS NEIGHBORS

LOCAL GIRLS CONNECT WITH NATURE AND CAREER POSSIBILITIES THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CAMP

CHALK ART BUILDS COMMUNITY ON THEA FOSS WATERWAY

SPARK GRANTS: CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FROM GRASSROOTS LEADERS

 

Questions?

For more information about Spark Grants contact GTCF’s Community Impact team