Today and together we face a new and challenging reality.  The continued and growing concerns over COVID-19 are settling into our daily lives leaving all of us with concerned hearts and minds.  We are concerned for your well-being and health and safety of the communities we serve.  Based upon the continuously evolving status surrounding the COVID-19, Tanner Community Development Corporation (TCDC)  COVID-19 Response Team continues to work tirelessly to mitigate risk while our staff continue to provide high-level services to the members of our community requiring immediate care. 

As we continue to monitor federal, state, and local organizations’ recommendations and actions, we have had to make significant changes to our programs, staffing patterns, overall movement in and around the office and community engagement activities.  TCDC will continue to take calls and respond to all calls within a 24 hour period.  Members of the staff will perform some of their work assignments remotely.  Employees and their supervisors will work collaboratively to determine which essential tasks can be completed remotely.  Any onsite meetings should be kept at a bare minimum and scheduled in advance with the appropriate Program Coordinator. 

Please call the TCDC office at 602-253-6904.  It is our goal to continue to serve the community as much as possible while keeping families safe and healthy.  

Covid-19, Keeping yourself safe


Tanner Chapel AME Church is the oldest African American Church in the state of Arizona (130 yrs.).  Its non-profit outreach arm, Tanner Community Development Corporation (TCDC) founded in 2001, provides a number of social service supports to families and individuals residing in poverty areas from prenatal to high school and senior communities.   TCDC assists in removing barriers to communities matching needs to services. 


TCDC provides support to low income families and communities in the areas of housing, food, health & wellness and education.   TCDC makes available housing to seniors and grandparents raising grandchildren.  Through our Food Pantry in collaboration with St. Mary's Food Bank distributes food and implements a summer meal program through the Kids CafĂ©.   TCDC promotes self-health management through the Chronic Self-Management  Program (CDSMP), Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) suicide prevention, and community forums.  In education, TCDC delivers through the Family and Mobile Resource Centers parenting classes and a variety of supports  that address the diverse needs of each family.  


Implementing the asset based philosophy through mobilizing the Faith network of over 100 African American Churches in the greater Phoenix area.   This Faith network is engaged in programs, trainings and supports that are acquired through TCDC.   Seeking  to empower underserved communities to arm them with the tools to address their community concerns , TCDC recognizes the need for unique outreach strategies.  TCDC is an "intermediary" organization that connects the community of resources with the community of need.

Tanner Community Development Corporation advocates and celebrates education and healing across Phoenix's diverse communities.

Did you know TCDC is an Arizona Qualified Charitable Tax Organization? Donations to TCDC not only qualified for federal tax deductions, but also a dollar for dollar tax credit for your Arizona tax return!