Q2 Pierce County Funders Group Meeting

Q2 Pierce County Funders Group Meeting

Event details

Thursday, May 16, 2019
9:30am to 11:30am PDT
The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

About this event

Please join us for our Q2 Pierce County Funders meeting.

We will be presented with demographic data on Pierce County residents with an equity, diversity and inclusion lens; specifically, it will be an opportunity to hear a “state of the county” from three different perspectives focusing on children and families, health disparities and economic conditions of the region,  followed by a facilitated conversation around what more do we need to know, and how we can align our work with community needs.

Guest speakers include Ali Modarres, Director of Urban Studies and Assistant Chancellor for Community Engagement at UW Tacoma, Susan Barbeau, Executive Director at First 5 FUNdamentals of Pierce County, and Victor Rodriguez,  Health Equity Manager at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

9:30-9:45am - Welcome and Introductions
9:45-10:30am – State of Children and Families and Social Determinants of Health, Susan Barbeau & Victor Rodriguez
10:30-11:00 – Pierce County Economic Demographic Data, Ali Modarres
11:00-11:30am - Discussion and Next Steps


Eligibility: Participation in this meeting is open to philanthropic organizations that are currently making grants in Pierce County. This includes corporate giving offices, private and public foundations, community foundations, government grantmakers and CDFI institutions with a philanthropic focus. You do not need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to participate but do need to represent an organizational philanthropic institution. It is not appropriate for non-profit organizations or individuals to attend. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Danielle Crystal at 

Background: Philanthropy Northwest supports the Pierce County Funders Group, a network of our members and other grantmakers who fund in Pierce County. It is currently co-chaired by Gina Anstey, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation; Jessica Case, The Medina Foundation; and Holly Hunt, The Bamford Foundation. 

The Pierce County Funders Group is a network of grant makers who make investments in Pierce County. The group meets quarterly with a focus on learning, connection, and alignment:

  • Learning – Continuously expand knowledge about the community and examine both the assets and opportunities present in Pierce County. 
  • Connection – Network with peers, both formally and informally, to learn more about the work taking place in and being planned for Pierce County.
  • Alignment – Identify opportunities for collaboration, leveraging resources to achieve greater impact.

As a group, are values are to:

  • Maintain the stability, growth and well-being of Pierce County as the focus.
  • Continue learning about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and practice incorporating a DEI lens to the work
  • Create a safe space for discussion where good intention is assumed, and confidentiality and discretion are maintained

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