Tides initiatives are grantmaking funds led by Tides’ program staff and independent advisory committees (IACs) that center the needs and expertise of grantees. Through these pooled funds, we leverage the collective power of multiple donors to supercharge their donation — and their impact.



Organizer from East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice.

Photo: East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

Frontline Justice Fund

Ensuring community groups on the frontline of the environmental crisis, who utilize legal advocacy to advance environmental and climate justice, have the resources they need to succeed and thrive beyond the courtroom.

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Youth organizers with Rural Arizona Engagement.

Photo: Rural Arizona Engagement

Healthy Democracy Fund

Help close the voter turnout gap and create momentum for stronger pro-voter policies. Invest with us for the health of our democracy.

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Members of RISE St. James near the Mississippi River in St. James, Louisiana.

Photo: Rise St James

Women’s Environmental Leadership Fund (WE LEAD)

WE LEAD — the Women’s Environmental Leadership Fund — elevates, centers, and resources women’s grassroots leadership on the frontlines of climate disruption in the United States.

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Three young women.

Advancing Girls Fund 

The Advancing Girls Fund at Tides Foundation brings donors together to invest meaningfully and collectively in adolescent girls and young women of color so that they have the resources to dream, learn, play, and lead.

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JAC Communications Coordinator Joan Agoh at a #SafeNotStranded rally in San Diego, CA, against the Remain in Mexico program.

Photo: Justice Action Center Photographer: Jeff Valenzuela

Immigrants-Belong Fund (I-Belong) 

The Tides Foundation’s Immigrants Belong (I-Belong) Fund seeks to build and leverage the narrative and storytelling power of immigrant communities and proximate leaders in the U.S. to foster a pro-immigrant future based on shared values and belonging.

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