Community Impact

Youth Philanthropy Board


Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) connects a diverse cohort of young people, ages 15-24 , with a passion for community to the skills and tools necessary to cultivate positive change.

Using personal lived experiences and skills acquired over the course of the nine-month program, YPB members support solutions for issues that matter to young people in their community.

YPB members:

  • Focus on issues that matter to them in Pierce County
  • Connect with local youth-serving organizations
  • Build collaborative relationships with other young people in your community
  • Develop skills in design-planning and facilitation
  • Receive a stipend for their participation
  • Receive a free meal at each meeting

To learn more about the Youth Philanthropy Board, contact GTCF Program Officer Janece Levien.