Tacoma Neighborhoods Together

Support Through Arts and Revitalization

Tacoma Neighborhoods Together is the non-profit, 501(c)3 organization of the Cross District Association.

It was formed to support the enhancement and beautification of Tacoma’s core neighborhood centers, its neighborhood business districts. It emphasizes that the people who live and work in the neighborhoods are the ones who can best identify ways that can help to make Tacoma a more livable community. From these collective voices the direction for Tacoma Neighborhoods Together is set.

Our principal goal is to use art and cultural activities as means to enhance community and revitalize our neighborhood core areas. Using art in public spaces, or holding a special art related festival, can help create identity and pride. It can help to bring people together to appreciate our differences and celebrate our common experiences. A strong arts presence in the neighborhoods can contribute to its economic infrastructure by creating unique places that attract visitors while strengthening the neighborhoods as good places to live and work.

Donations to Tacoma Neighborhoods Together are tax deductible and are used to support art and beautification efforts in the City’s neighborhood core areas. If you would like more information about Tacoma Neighborhoods Together please send a written inquiry to: Tacoma Neighborhoods Together, PO Box 943, Tacoma, WA 98402. Donations can be submitted to this address as well. You may also send and email to kdralle@cityoftacoma.org.

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If you represent a business district or are interested in having a district sponsor a special event or activity, this is where you should start:

Examples of Activities that align with TNT’s mission

These activities should increase the community’s awareness of your Business District, beautify the neighborhood or provide support for charitable organizations. The development of art displayed in public spaces; The overall beautification and improvement of the community (not of direct benefit to a single business); and Community events, festivals and educational activities. These examples are not the only options for supported activities; these are meant to provide applicants with examples of the proposals that have been supported in the past.

How Do You Benefit?

You are eligible to receive tax deductible donations for your event; You pay no Federal Tax on income contributed to the Business District through this program; You are entitled to special reduced postal rates; Your Business District will experience greater opportunity for promotion through community involvement; TNT accounting is provided to you on a quarterly basis.

How Do You Participate?

You, or your District Association, come up with a “Great Idea”; Your District approves the special activity, writes a letter of acceptance and support, or provides meeting minutes showing a vote of acceptance; The Business District decides to solicit donations for support of the activity; You arrange to use TNT as a fiscal sponsor by using its accounts to receive monetary donations and funding for the event (both the District and TNT may receive joint funding for art or community service through this program); Start the application process now!

-Board of Directors-
TNT 501c3 Organization

Erling Kuester – President
Blue Mouse Theater

Brent Wojtanowicz  – Board Member
Edward Jones

Karen Trueman – Treasurer

John Trueman – Vice President
Trueman Appraisal

Elton Gatewood – Board Member
Community Council of Tacoma

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