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Oct
12

Youth Leaders Central To Ending Youth & Young Adult Homelessness in Pierce County

Filed Under: Civic Engagement - Posted @ 1:10pm

  It’s a scenario that happens all too often. A young person is kicked out of their home, or leaves on their own after a family conflict. They reach out to > Continue Reading

Oct
12

Legacy Giving Can Transform the Future of Pierce County

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 10:44am

  In 2021, GTCF commissioned a Transfer of Wealth report that showed Pierce County has a household net worth of $269 Billion. Over the next 10 years, our community will > Continue Reading

Oct
12

A Strategy for a Thriving Pierce County

Filed Under: Letter from President & CEO,Philanthropy - Posted @ 10:40am

  One of the earliest GTCF annual reports, in 1983, put forth an idea that is just as relevant today, “the community foundation may be a catalyst to convince disparate > Continue Reading

Oct
10

Threading the Needle: Donating Business Interests to Charity 

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 8:49am

  Because business owners are focused on the growth and success of their business, they may not have philanthropy on their radar right away. However, if they decide to sell > Continue Reading

Jun
29

Young-Adult Leaders Use Local History to Build Blueprint for the Future

Filed Under: Civic Engagement,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:56am

  As racial and political tensions were at an all-time high across the U.S. in the late 60’s, Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood reached a boiling point, stirring up an event known > Continue Reading

Jun
29

Local Journalism and Local Funders Fuel Civic Voice and Power

Filed Under: Civic Engagement,Philanthropy - Posted @ 11:54am

Local journalism can make the difference between getting involved in community solutions or being caught off guard by events that arise from otherwise unseen issues. That was the case following > Continue Reading

Jun
29

Loving Tacoma for the Long Term

Filed Under: Civic Engagement,Philanthropy,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:54am

Sitting around the dining room table at her family’s Tacoma home, Ann Wiborg and a group of fellow local leaders met in the Fall of 1977. They shared a vision > Continue Reading

Sep
29

A Face-to-face, Family-to-family, Friend-to-friend Approach To COVID-19 in Pierce County

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 4:39pm

  The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department held a vaccination clinic on Key Peninsula a couple weeks ago where they vaccinated eighteen people and saw that as a success. She asked > Continue Reading

Sep
29

Toward Transformation: Equity-Centric Philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 4:27pm

For the first time in her professional career, Elena Pullen-Venema can say that her personal racial equity values and those of her employer are coming into alignment.   Elena, who’s been with the Community Foundation > Continue Reading

Jul
1

Vaccine Participation vs. Hesitancy – Who Do You Trust? 

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED,Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 8:50am

According to Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, as of June 30, 2021, Pierce County’s vaccination rate was 50.5%. COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available, but the number of people seeking vaccines > Continue Reading