Create a lasting legacy.

Endowed funds are strategically invested with Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF) to preserve their original value and generate income to support the Library for generations to come.

GTCF manages Pierce County Library Foundation endowment investment and administrative details and adheres to GTCF Endowment Spending Policy.

Endowment Support Areas

Children’s Literacy

Distributions support children’s collection and outreach program book purchases and enable children and teens to participate in programs designed to engage curiosity and encourage their love of books and reading.

Endowments supporting children are a vital resource for Pierce County youth and their families.

Funded by: Ethel M. McIntyre Outreach Endowment Fund


Distributions focus on materials to integrate learning and reading into daily life. Selections include e-books, audiobooks, music and film, and extensive online content.

Funded by: Margaret K. Ellis Endowment (Key Center Library), Carolyn Else Endowment for Library Collections, and Danae Rideout Steilacoom Library Endowment Fund


Distributions support the Library with the ultimate flexibility in responding to critical and strategic needs.

Funded by:  Anonymous Endowment, Maureen T. Bala Endowment and the Pierce County Library Foundation Endowment

More Information

Contact the Foundation at 253-548-3541 for information about Pierce County Library Foundation endowments.