Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement from the Tides Board of Directors

Tides is daring change to create a world of shared prosperity and social justice. Our mission demands a clear and consistent commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek to ensure that is evident throughout Tides, from our organizational structure, policies and practices, to our board of directors, staff and partners. Our work in collaboration with funders, ventures, tenants and team members compels us to build relationships where all are valued, heard, respected and empowered within in a culture of creativity, accountability and respect. At Tides, our drive for excellence is shaped and accelerated when we learn from and with a broad range of perspectives, talents, communities and life experiences. We welcome people of all backgrounds and identities, and seek to foster a culture of creativity, accountability, respect, and empowerment.

Our dedication to innovation and collaboration benefits from perspectives gained through varied cultural and life experiences and communities.

The Tides Board is passionate about daring change to create structural equality. We hereby affirm our deep and abiding commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at Tides – a commitment that flows directly from our mission and working together to solve the world’s toughest problems.

Signed – the Board of Directors of Tides Network, Fall 2019: Cheryl Alston, Kafi Blumenfield, Brickson Diamond, Suzanne DiBianca, Sid Espinosa, Michael Fernandez, Ed Lloyd, Peter Mellen, Suzanne Nossel, Tuti Scott, Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Jacob Weldon, Jason Wingard, Steve Zuckerman.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Tides strives to make employment decisions that support inclusion and job-relatedness as an equal opportunity employer. Tides policy prohibits unlawful discrimination in any terms or conditions of employment based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity), religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions including genetic characteristics and cancer-related conditions, sexual orientation, people with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions, political affiliation or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Discrimination also includes a perception that anyone has any of these characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics.

Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodation

Tides is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Tides will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual (applicant or employee) with a disability, unless undue hardship would result. Any applicant or employee who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact their supervisor and/or Human Resources to request an accommodation. The individual with the disability should specify in writing the accommodation necessary to successfully perform the job. If the accommodation is reasonable, allows the employee to perform the essential functions of the job successfully, and will not impose an undue hardship to the organization, Tides will consider, and if appropriate, make the accommodation. Tides may also propose an alternative accommodation(s). Human Resources must approve all accommodation requests.