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Greater Tacoma Community Foundation awards $405,910 to local groups

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on July 23, 2009 at 9:51 am |
July 23, 2009 9:51 am

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, which supports philanthropic activities, has recently awarded $405,910 to 42 Pierce County nonprofit organizations. In the first of five categories (Arts and Culture, Basic Need, Education, Environment and Neighborhood/Community) eight local arts organizations benefitted from the biannual grant money: Artist Trust, Arts Impact Puget Sound, the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, the Northwest Leadership Foundation, the Northwest Sinfonietta, Tacoma Art Museum, the Tacoma Opera Association and the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra.

The funding was determined by a new framework, say Community Foundation officials, rewarding organization 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," says Community Foundation president and CEO, Rose Lincoln Hamilton.

The Community Foundation oversees and invests more than $72 million in donor-driven assets. In the 2008 fiscal year, the Community Foundation awarded more than $3.4 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and student scholarships.

For more information, visit www.gtcf.org or call 253-383-5622.

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