We take a comprehensive approach toward investing for impact.
Today’s challenges require diverse models and tools to drive change.
Philanthropy, entrepreneurship, impact investing, and advocacy cannot be siloed if we are to actually solve today’s challenges. We push the boundaries with every dollar and idea, looking for ways to compound impact using every tool at our disposal. For decades, we’ve been innovating in how we invest for impact, looking across sectors, asset classes, and investment types for social and environmental impact.
$223.6M for social change
Grant totals in 2016 by issue area:
$69.7M Equality and Human Rights
$71.1M Quality Education
$46.5M Economic Development
$20.5M Healthy Individuals and Communities
$15.8M Sustainable Environment
Equality Without Borders Fund
In 2016, EWB formally came together in order to advance LGBTI equality, including relationship recognition, decriminalization, nondiscrimination, and gender identity protections. They started a conversation with Tides about how to offer support in a way that was streamlined for them and straightforward for grantees.
Working with Tides allows us to keep our attention where it should be — on the long-term moving of hearts, minds, and policy for lasting change and greater opportunity — and gives us the support to take bold steps forward, whether into a new and larger office or through an ambitious new strategy we want to explore. Their support and advice is crucial to our efficiency and effectiveness.Jessica Wells-Hasan Director of Development, The Opportunity Agenda