Donors do more than make grants. You catalyze new ideas, and you help build organizations.
Tides partners with donors to turn their vision of a new program or project into well-managed effective organizations. By creating a Tides fiscally sponsored project, the program receives the benefits and structure of a well-run nonprofit organization. Donors can identify a social entrepreneur or team of experts to lead the effort, make grants to Tides, and let Tides handle the operational details. Tides provides comprehensive back-office management including human resources management, financial administration, and risk management. Of course, donors can work with the project on a volunteer basis.
Tides has partnered closely with donors to create and support projects working on spirituality, citizen journalism, film & media, and other issues.