Giving to The Grand
Thanks to your support, The Grand Cinema is more than a movie theater. Together at The Grand we engage with art and connect through a shared love of film and community.
Click here to make a donation, read on to learn more about our priorities.
Your donations to The Grand are tax deductible and will help grow the love of independent film in our community and with the next generation of Grand patrons.
WINTER FUND DRIVE
Because of you, The Grand Cinema is a community resource where you can meet and learn from leaders, artists, activists, and teachers.
At the close of every year, we ask for your help so we can do the essential work of connecting communities through film, building supportive partnerships, and working together to learn, empower, and inspire.
Our goal is to raise $45,000 by January 31, 2019 to ensure The Grand Cinema meets its annual operational needs. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible. Want to make sure you can deduct this donation in 2018? Just make your donation by December 31, 2018. Please also consider The Grand for those mandatory payouts from your 401(k) accounts. Thank you!
Thank you for your support! We look forward to 2019, inspired by our mission to enrich lives and enhance the cultural vitality of the Greater Tacoma community through the art of film.
Sustaining general operations
Growing educational opportunities and the Tacoma Film Festival
Upgrading the in-theater experience
SUPPORTING OUR GENERAL OPERATIONS
Operational support is really about the life of an organization: the daily expenses that add up to keep The Grand thriving and growing.
Staff needs time and resources to develop programs and engage audiences, and everyone, including our patrons and volunteers, need things big and small; everything from pens, tape, and laptops to projector bulbs that cost more than $900 each.
Support the time, technology, and daily necessities that ensure the strong foundation for all of The Grand's exciting programs by giving to our general operations.
Education programs: celebrating & supporting storytellers
Our education program mission is to grow and nurture the agency, critical thinking, technical skills, and expression of filmmakers, with a guiding focus to serve young, underserved, emerging artists.
We do this through hosting film camps and clubs, visiting filmmakers who share their process and work, Science on Screen, community film discussions and panels, and through the Tacoma Film Festival.
The Tacoma Film Festival brings it all together, showcasing the best in new film and media, and offering engaging and unique educational opportunities to our community.
Established in 2006, TFF is a week-long celebration of the best in new, independent film.
This intimate October festival is a haven for filmmakers, industry professionals, and fans, with interactive discussions, panels, and events to complement the wide range of films.
TFF is also the proud host of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film.
These internationally recognized filmmakers come together at TFF where they screen their work and share their experiences.
UPGRADING THE IN-THEATER EXPERIENCE
Throughout the year, The Grand works to keep our beautiful vintage theaters operating at their best. We do this by prioritizing:
- Digital projector maintenance
- Repairs and updates to in-theater furnishings, fixtures, and equipment as needed
- Upgrades and increased options to support our audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing