Tides' comprehensive and scalable solutions adapt with each impact goal.
If you're working on the front lines of social justice, you need infrastructure and expertise to bring your vision to life.
If you're a forward-thinking foundation, you need expertise and support to help you expand your programmatic capacity, collaborate effectively, and amplify the impact of your grantmaking.
If you're a visionary philanthropist, you need a bold, values-aligned thought partner and collaborator to translate your ideas into impact.
Tides’ first tier of engagement includes core operational, management, and advisory services. This could entail a combination of grantmaking support, legal compliance work, and human resource functions, among many others. In each case, we tailor our offerings to your unique needs and challenges.
Our consulting services go beyond management, engaging Tides’ experts for an enhanced level of strategic advising and support. This could include issue research, landscape assessment, strategic guidance, grant selection, and more. Here, you’ll experience an even higher level of customization.
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 Services
We’ve managed more than $3 billion in grantmaking and charitable activity around the world on behalf of our partners, building our expertise with each one.
Domestic & International Grantmaking
We've made more than $3 billion in grants around the world on behalf of our partners, building our expertise with each one.
Nonprofit Management & Fiscal Sponsorship
Tides sets the national benchmark for fiscal sponsorship, as well as comprehensive services for every aspect of nonprofit management.Learn more about fiscal sponsorship
We're experts in a variety of strategies for growing charitable capital and deepening impact through mission-aligned investments.Learn about our approach to impact investing
Tides Converge provides affordable offices and like-minded community for nonprofits and social ventures on both coasts.Learn more about Tides Converge
Tides can help design philanthropic programs, manage grantmaking programs, structure charitable investments, and more.
From donor circles to coalitions, we provide the home for a variety of collaborative initiatives, lessening administrative burden and facilitating decision-making.
We help you navigate the complex rules of lobbying and advocacy, and partner with you every step of the way on campaigns that win policy change.
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