Investing in Tacoma: Frequently Asked Questions

The Foundation for Tacoma Students is thrilled to launch a two-year investment of $2.5 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to deepen the capacity and capability of the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement.

One of just five communities nationwide to receive this funding opportunity, Tacoma is the only community selected with proposed investments rooted deeply in increasing community partner capacity and capability. This time-bound grant has the potential to drive catalytic systems improvement by investing in three granting areas: Community Partner Capacity & Capability; Data Capacity & Capability; Postsecondary Access & Completion. Click here to learn more about each workstream and how they can result in a variety of funding opportunities for your organization.

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Feel free to reach out directly to Director of Systems Alignment Elvin Bucu for additional questions at