Tides' comprehensive and scalable solutions shift power to communities that have been historically denied it.
Social change leaders and organizations come to Tides with a powerful vision for change. Through comprehensive operational, grantmaking, and capacity-building solutions, Tides mobilizes the power and resources they need to realize it.
Tides offers customized giving solutions and consulting support that help foundations expand their capacity, extend their reach, and amplify their impact in communities on the frontlines of justice.
Through equity-centered giving, Tides helps individual and family donors shift resources and power toward leaders on the ground striving for justice for their communities.
Core Fund Management
All donor advised funds at Tides include core fund management from a designated Tides advisor. Each advisor takes a hands-on approach to ethical grantmaking by recommending high-impact funding opportunities; tracking money in and out; and ensuring governance and compliance.
Tides advisors can amplify the donor’s priorities through customized support that facilitates the fund’s work. We offer programmatic expertise, personalized grantmaking guidance, and serve as strategic thought partners on the tools and initiatives donors can use to strengthen the power of proximate leaders.
In our most integrated client relationships, Tides takes on a co-development role, consulting on high-level issues like program design and management, and multi-stakeholder agreements. Often, we’ll hire staff funded through the partnership to take on a dedicated role to support the work. Always, we’ll be a deeply committed partner, sharing our knowledge and extensive toolkit to ensure your success.
Our Integrated Solutions
We’ve managed more than $4 billion in grantmaking activity around the world on behalf of our partners, building our expertise with each one.
If you have ever had an idea or a vision that you have tried make real, you will know what it takes to get it off the ground, and maintain it at the back end. The systems, the people, the policies and the statutory compliance. For more than 15 years now, Tides has provided that for our work with efficiency, grace and skill. The staff are amazing; competent, responsive, helpful, friendly…downright ‘super heroes’. This support has freed our energies for strategic thinking and focusing our energies for work that really matters to us. Tides is a truly inspired idea for helping activists make ideas real.Dipak Naker Co-Director, Raising Voices