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Jane’s Fund

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Building brighter futures in Pierce County and beyond

Jane’s Fund honors the legacy of one of our founders Jane Russell, who focused her philanthropy efforts and volunteerism within Pierce County, supporting individuals and local communities.

Jane’s Fund education grants have supported college access, persistence, and degree completion for underrepresented students in Pierce County. Jane’s Fund youth homelessness grants have supported the prevention of youth and young adult homelessness in Pierce County and ensure that young people experiencing homelessness have the supports and services they need to regain stability in their lives.

No active grantmaking cycle. As TRFF continues a strategic planning process, the Jane’s Fund program will sunset. Final grant awards for Jane’s Fund were made in summer 2021. We look forward to sharing more details about our new strategic direction next year.For questions about our Jane’s Fund Program, please reach out to Erin Kahn, Director of Strategy and Progams.

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Year Established
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Focus Areas

Investing in Individuals

Education and Scholarships

We provide scholarships to economically disadvantaged students – inspiring them to reach higher through support and mentorship which is central to our giving model.

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Youth Homelessness

Success starts with stability. Knowing where you’ll lay your head at night is a basic need and we support programs that fight to end local youth homelessness.


Leadership Development

We see the promise in people, supporting individuals and grassroots leaders to better our communities from within.

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Education is the primary means through which we achieve upward social mobility. It is imperative that we provide all students with access and the supports needed to succeed.

Jonathan Jackson, Palmer Scholars

Diverse and adaptive supports are necessary if students are to enroll, persist, and complete college, and become contributing citizens in the future.
College can serve as a catalyst for broader change when diverse, emerging leaders are supported and equipped together to build more equitable communities.

Tim Herron, Ed.D., Degrees of Change