Greater Tacoma Community Foundation awards $405K to 42 Pierce County nonprofits

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation announced today it has awarded $405,910 to 42 local nonprofit organizations serving Pierce County. The...

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation announced today it has awarded $405,910 to 42 local nonprofit organizations serving Pierce County.

For the first time, funding awarded to these organizations was determined by the Community Foundation’s new Vibrant Community grantmaking framework. The criteria were established to award organizations that focus on root causes, identify systemic challenges, and support community driven solutions.

“In pursuit of our vision of a Vibrant Community, we award grants to Pierce County organizations addressing the systemic issues affecting our region,” said the Community Foundation President and CEO, Rose Lincoln Hamilton, in a statement. “We look forward to seeing this process grow and improve in our future grant cycles.”

To meet the specific demand for capital requests, the Community Foundation created a separate Capital Projects category with its own annual grant cycle. The Community Foundation awarded $90,000 to four organizations within this category, including Greater Metro Parks, Urban Grace Church, YWCA of Pierce County, and The Zoo Society.

The remaining $315,910 was awarded to 38 local nonprofits in the biannual “General Operating and Program Support” category. The grants are separated into five different categories:

I. Arts and Culture

— Artist Trust

— Arts Impact Puget Sound

— Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

— Northwest Leadership Foundation

— Northwest Sinfonietta

— Tacoma Art Museum

— Tacoma Opera Association

— Tacoma Symphony Orchestra

II. Basic Need

— Catholic Community Services

— Frank Tobey Jones Retirement Estates

— Friends of Rose House

— Habitat for Humanity

— Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children

— Olive Crest Treatment Centers, Inc.

— Shared Housing Services

— South Sound Outreach Services

— Washington Women’s Employment and Education

— YWCA of Pierce County

III. Education

— A Step Ahead

— Birth to Three Development Center

— Communities in Schools Peninsula

— Communities in Schools Tacoma

— Communities in Schools Lakewood

— Peace Community Center

— Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest

— Tacoma Community House

— Treehouse

IV. Environment

— Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound

— Mustard Seed Project of Key Peninsula

— Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution

— Pomegranate Center

— Safe Streets Campaign

— Tacoma Historical Society

V. Neighborhoods and Community

— Cascade Land Conservancy

— Citizens for a Healthy bay

— ForeverGreen Council

— Futurewise

— Guadalupe Land Trust

For more information about the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, visit http://www.gtcf.org .

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