Community Impact

Youth Philanthropy Board

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation established a Youth Philanthropy Board in 2011 to connect 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 have supported 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


The Youth Philanthropy Board is currently on hiatus.

To learn more about the history and impact of GTCF’s Youth Philanthropy Board, contact GTCF Program Officer Janece Levien.

Youth Philanthropy Board News

GTCF Youth Philanthropy Board Engages in Dialogue ┬áMany Adults Won’t (January 9, 2020)

New Youth Philanthropy Board Excited to Work on Community Issues Together (November 14, 2019)

Partnering For Youth Voice: GTCF Youth Philanthropy Board (November 13, 2020)

2019-2020 Youth Philanthropy Board Offers Youth Voice and Youth Choice (September 11, 2019)

GTCF Youth Philanthropy Board Takes the Lead In Improving Community Connections For Justice-Involved Youth (June 13, 2019)

Young Leaders Bring Diverse Experiences and Vision to GTCF’s Youth Philanthropy Board (December 12, 2018)