Jane's Fellowship

Jane's Fellows are people in Pierce County who are willing to lead even without formal job titles, institutions and structures. They are often outside the spotlight. They are people of caring and vision who stay involved in tough causes despite the challenges, and they inspire action.

In 2004, the foundation launched Jane's Fellowship Program to support grassroots leaders in Tacoma and Pierce County. Each class of fellows participates in a 15-month leadership experience before becoming part of the graduate network.


Jane's Fellowship Program is named for Jane T. Russell, who was a community leader and businesswoman from Tacoma. Her life's mission was to improve Pierce County by investing in its people -- especially grassroots leaders. Jane's Fellowship supports those who demonstrate exceptional creativity, courage and commitment to the diverse needs of Tacoma and Pierce County.


The application period for the Jane's Fellowship Program (Class 8) is now open. The application is available here (Word Document). The deadline for submitting materials is September 1, 2018.

You may also download a brochure describing the Jane's Fellowship Program.

Questions? There are several upcoming information sessions (schedule posted below). Don't hesitate to contact us at jfp.app@trff.org or 253-857-1664. Thank you for your interest in the Jane's Fellowship Program.

Information Sessions

July 10th | Tuesday 6:30-8pm

Location | Graham Library 9202 224th St E, Graham, WA 98338

July 17th | Tuesday 6-7:30pm

Location | Eatonville Library | 205 Center St. W. Eatonville, WA 98328

July 26th | Thursday 6:30-8PM

Location | Parkland Library 13718 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444

August 2nd | Thursday 7-830pm Conference Call

Location | via Conference Call. Dial in information forthcoming.

August 11th | Saturday 1030-12pm

Location | The Mustard Seed Project | 9016 154th Avenue CT. KP N, Lakebay, WA 98349

August 18th | Saturday 2-3:30pm 

Location | People's Community Center | 1602 MLK Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405

Program Overview

Jane's Fellowship: Voices