Tides is a public charity offering individuals and institutions a vehicle for their philanthropy. Unlike many other foundations, Tides does not have discretionary grantmaking funds and has no open proposal submission process. Rather, we partner with individual and institutional donors who have donor advised funds at Tides and direct their own grantmaking. Most of the funds at Tides do not accept unsolicited proposals. Those funds with open solicitation processes are listed below under the Open Request for Proposals (Open RFPs) tab.
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The California Wildlands Grassroots Fund supports conservationists advocating for the permanent protection of intact wildlands on both public and private lands in order to help preserve California's wilderness and native biological diversity. CWGF defines "wildlands" as natural habitats, privately or publicly owned, that are (or have the potential to be) permanently preserved through legislation or deed restrictions. Eligible organizations must be California-based 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) or fiscally sponsored organizations with budgets under $100,000.
The Moloka'i Environmental Protection Fund (MEPF) is no longer accepting applications for funding. The Fund is undergoing a strategic revisioning process. Please check this site at that time for updated information. Thank you for your interest.