The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

Building a vibrant, compassionate and engaged Pierce County

Building a vibrant, compassionate and engaged Pierce County

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation is your community foundation, committed to building a vibrant, compassionate and engaged Pierce County. We work with individuals, nonprofits, businesses and community partners to promote effective philanthropy and connect people who care with causes that matter.

We do this through:

  • Inspiring Generosity: We work with individuals, families, nonprofit organizations, and institutions with a wide range of resources to achieve their unique philanthropic goals and maximize tax benefits. Our flexibility in receiving gifts allows us to accept almost any asset of value and match it with a charitable fund that meets your philanthropic intent.


  • Growing Resources: We manage more than 430 charitable funds. We administer and invest these funds wisely for our fund holders in order to grow and sustain the long-term development of Pierce County.


  • Strengthening Nonprofits: We use our 33+ years of in-depth community knowledge to increase philanthropic impact and create productive grantmaking programs that strengthen local nonprofits and help them achieve their missions.


  • Leading Collaboratively: We collect expertise on local issues and connect diverse people, organizations, and resources to foster greater community participation and create more impactful solutions.


  • Practicing Organizational Excellence: We recognize that having a strong organizational infrastructure is a vital part of being a high-functioning nonprofit. Throughout all our work, we remain committed to ensuring that our internal processes meet or exceed best practices for organizational excellence.


Today, the Community Foundation is home to over 450 individual funds, holds more than $100 million in assets and has distributed more than $91 million in grants over the last 33 years.

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