Safe Streets emphasis mobilization as a proactive approach to reduce and deter crime. You may find information here that can help you directly tackle issues that impact your community, home, family, and you.
We would like to thank our community partners for providing tips and advice using their expertise. We are happy to share this information with community members.
- January – Warm-Up Theft
- February – Tips for the Gym
- March – CPTED
- April – Internet Safety for Children
- May – Summertime Safety Tips for Children
- June – Emergency Preparedness
- July – Temperature Rising? Check Your Neighbors!
- August – Monthly Tips
- September – Prepare and Take Action
- October – Protect yourself in an earthquake
- November – Be Winter Ready in Your Neighborhood
Neighborhood & Coalition Grants
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation looks for projects that:
Encourage partnerships between residents, businesses, non-profits, and institutions;
Are generated, led, and executed by residents of the neighborhood to the extent possible; and
Build on the assets existing in the neighborhood, including using the skills of residents, involving youth, or working with another existing neighborhood group.
Groups must be working for community benefit in one of the following categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Human Services, Social Entrepreneurship, Youth, Women & Girls.
To read more about the Neighborhood Grants and the application process, click here.
The Tacoma City Council sets aside funds for citizen-initiated capital projects through the Innovative Grant program to assist and support residents and neighborhood organizations in developing and implementing small-scale physical improvements.
As a Safe Streets Neighborhood Group, you are illegible to apply. Funded projects must occur within the city limits of Tacoma. If you are representing a Pierce County Group, check out Splash Grant opportunities.
In the past, Safe Streets Neighborhood Groups have been awarded grants to improve: lighting, signage, trees, murals, pedestrian safety, blight removal, and community garden elements.
The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation supports the Spark Grant program designed to help bring people-powered ideas to life within Pierce County, WA. The program leverages $1,500 “micro-grants” to fuel go-getters, grassroots organizers and connoisseurs of community who have great ideas on how to make their neighborhood a better place.
To read more about Spark Grants and the application process, click here.
The City of Tacoma Environmental Services Department awards environmental grants to help educate residents and protect and restore our surface water resources. Projects must happen within Tacoma city limits and should have strong stormwater message, provide a stormwater benefit, and may be education in nature.
To read more about Splash Stormwater Project Funding and the application process, click here.