We enjoyed hearing the great news from our sister community foundation in Tacoma, Washington, one of nine organizations that will be helping the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invest $5 million over the next four years in making a difference in the Pacific Northwest.
The $1 million awarded to the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation is a great example of the positive partnerships possible when generous families and businesses respect the expertise and experience community foundations provide. We call this our “community knowledge,” and it is strongly based on listening and analyzing data to make sure we are making grants to achieve what the community wants for itself.
We are thankful for private foundation partners who have joined us in supporting important efforts such as tornado recovery, education, economic development and parks. We also appreciate Advised Fund donors who share our vision of driving positive change in four key Results areas and join us with grants through our Giving Together program.
We look forward to the next opportunity to work with all our partners, because we know that we can all do so much more together.