EIN 90-0826298

Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center (TWDCC)

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Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center (TWDCC) facilitates a working home for professional world & contemporary dance artists, while providing dance education that is committed to access, equity and excellence.
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Program areas at TWDCC

TWDCC provides a dance and cultural center that operates through three lead programs: Youth Program, Adult Program, and Community connection. Through each of these programs we provide a working home for professional world and contemporary dance artists and affordable and equitable dance education and cultural space for Santa Cruz County residents. Our Youth program supports dance education for children ages 3- 18yrs. TWDCC has four youth dance companies that are built on the foundation of training, leadership, and discipline. This year we provided 20 full dance scholarships to underserved students in our community. The TWDCC youth program serves over 350 students each week (pre-pandemic) and provides a dance and cultural center that has become a second home to many.2020 was a quick pivot to online classes and content to keep our students connected. We utilized our national connections with dance instructors for some of our online programming. During 2020 TWDCC provided community engagement through Virtual programming and community wide outreach of arts and cultural programming through work with local county CARES ACT funding. TWDCC also re-granted and hired artists specifically to provide relief and support to our community through the pandemic.Community projects centered on community support: outreach to senior and at-risk populations, beach clean-ups, etc; youth engagement: opportunities for mentorship, leadership, and relationship building; activism: working with leaders on current issues; and mental health support: combating isolation, offering learning experiences around self-care, giving a voice to youth through leadership and creative opportunities.Santa Cruz County Black Health Matters Initiative was estabished by TWDCC in the face of the COVID-19 crisis and the racial reckoning in response to the murder of Mr. George Floyd. In 2020, we regranted roughly $70K in funding to artists and arts organizations. TWDCC providedCOVID-19 related information, and food and gas cards during the holidays to our Tannery neighbors and needy families. We created a FREE ongoing cultural programming database online and established an ecosystem of resources and opportunities during an economic crisis for artists, local businesses, and BIPOC businesses.Santa Cruz County Black Health Matters Initiative/Youth Ambassadors project counter the disparities that exist around a sense of belonging, quality of life, and having a shared cultural group with whom youth and adults can be in community. Located at the Tannery Arts Center, we form intimate connections with dance artists from around the world who live and work on campus. Both on the Tannery campus and online, we provide an anchor home for classes, resources, and community engagement. Our programs contribute to a healthy quality of life for BIPOC artists, families, and students. We provide affordable space for artists and the technology needed to connect them to their students and community during COVID-19 and beyond. SCC Black Health Matters Initiative services address mental health, isolation, and racism and we serve a broad cross-section of artists, many of whom are immigrants and speak English as a second language.

Who funds Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center (TWDCC)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Network for GoodUnrestricted$16,686
Arts Council Santa Cruz CountyBenefit Public and Arts Community$7,000
The Neidig Family Charitable FoundationGeneral & Unrestricted$1,000

Personnel at TWDCC

George NewellPresident$0
Marlene PitkowSecretary$0
Debra FelsteinTreasurer$0
Micha ScottVice President$0
Yasmina PorterSecretary$0
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for TWDCC

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$218,795
Program services$212,509
Investment income and dividends$4
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$36,387
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$467,695

Form 990s for TWDCC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-09-01990View PDF
2019-122021-04-01990View PDF
2018-122020-01-28990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122017-12-05990View PDF
Data update history
July 5, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 21, 2021
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $7,000 from Arts Council Santa Cruz County
June 17, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
April 29, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsBalletsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Fundraising eventsReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
1060 River St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Metro area
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
Santa Cruz County, CA
Website URL
(831) 227-6770
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A62: Dance
NAICS code, primary
711120: Dance Companies
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