Our Mission, Vision, EDI & Values

No matter where we live, all of us want to connect with others. These connections are how we turn the large and anonymous around us into personal, meaningful lives. Tempe Community Council helps build the connections between us all to strengthen the fabric of our community.

Serving the community since 1972, Tempe Community Council (TCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is committed to addressing immediate and long-term human service needs in Tempe.  A nonpartisan organization, TCC serves as a means for individuals and organizations to work together to identify and plan for needed human service programs in our community.  Our unique model of including residents to make decisions is an example of what makes Tempe a great city.

Our Vision

TCC nurtures Tempe’s sense of community where children, seniors, families and individuals care for and about one another.

Mission Statement

TCC’s mission is to connect those in need with those who care. TCC does this by convening community, conducting research, determining priorities, implementing effective programs and exemplifying prudent stewardship of resources.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

TCC recognizes our duty as a community connector to facilitate the conversations and collaboration that are needed to cultivate a healthy and resilient community of our founders’ vision. It is our responsibility to work towards ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion is reflected in our strategies, operations and partnerships.


TCC is committed to building a community that:

  • Cares for and about each other
  • Appreciates diversity in its people and ideas
  • Fosters and respects resident input
  • Works cooperatively and respectfully with stakeholders
  • Is efficient and effective with resources

Tempe Community Council’s staff and consultants serve a 22 member volunteer board of directors.  The TCC Board of Directors establish policy, identify programs, and work with the staff to implement programs in the community.