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Tides accelerates the pace of social change, working with innovative partners to solve society's toughest problems.

At Tides, we are building a world of shared prosperity and social justice, founded on equality and human rights, a sustainable environment, healthy individuals and communities, and quality education.

Our approach values smart risk-taking, empathy and respect. We engage with those whose lives are affected, ensuring that community voices are at the core of our work. We also work between and beyond traditional sectors and cultural boundaries, emphasizing shared learning and powerful collaborations. 


We work in innovative ways with various partners, prioritizing ideas that can scale. Our services include:

  • Charitable Giving, Grantmaking & Advising
  • Fiscal Sponsorship and Management Services for Social Ventures
  • Collaborative Workspaces for Social Ventures
  • Social Impact Consulting
  • Impact Investing
  • Tides Innovation Lab

Tides has offices in San Francisco and New York at the award-winning Thoreau Centers for Sustainability.