Individual giving and family giving at Tides is powerful and flexible. We offer a wide range of options for your charitable dollars to build power in communities who’ve historically been denied it. We’ve been leaders in philanthropic giving for decades, developing tools like donor advised funds, fiscal sponsorship, and a wide range of impact investing vehicles and can help shape a strategy that effectively and efficiently supports the change you envision.
People come to Tides to increase the impact of their giving. A donor advised fund at Tides is one way to do just that, transforming philanthropic dollars into solutions that advance social justice. Our deep expertise and community connections help individuals and families direct dollars to causes that align with their goals and fuel lasting change.
In addition to grants administration, Tides offers strategic advising for individual and family philanthropists as well as giving circles. We can help translate your social justice priorities into a robust giving plan, handling all of the details along the way. Our services include, but are not limited to: values planning sessions, landscape research, grant application processes, personalized funding recommendations, comprehensive program consulting, sophisticated grant reporting and tracking, and award or scholarship fund development. After identifying the options to mobilize your funds, we'll create a tailored roadmap to help you support communities working to advance justice.
Tides has made thousands of grants to over 150 countries. Our deep bench of experience assures that grants are appropriate and effective within the laws, cultures, and traditions of your desired country of impact. Our services for global grants include, but are not limited to: navigation of U.S.-based and international regulations, opportunities for both individual and collaborative giving, translation services, and rigorous attention to detail within all of our funding options.
Within any individual approach to charitable giving, Tides encourages donors to start with equity-centered impact goals and work outward to identify the right options for them. This can go beyond grantmaking to include market-driven opportunities. Impact investing, whether in the form of a donor advised fund invested in a socially responsible portfolio or a specific mission-related investment in a for-profit company, can offer a powerful way to deepen or enhance your desired social change outcomes.
Tides has been at the forefront of new approaches for charitable impact for over 40 years. We've developed the deep expertise and partnerships to offer due diligence, rigorous impact metrics, and the know-how to customize investment structures for specific philanthropic goals. Like all of our solutions, Tides' impact investing options are tailored for each partner to create the best possible strategy to align your investment goals with your passion for social justice.
Some issues — like voter suppression, environmental injustice, and health inequities, for example — are daunting for any one person to tackle on their own. In these cases, coordinating the resources of several donors can help make it possible to approach the challenge. To facilitate this, Tides manages collective action funds that help you grow resources for those who face systemic barriers to power. Collaborative giving at Tides benefits from a neutral platform for accepting grants, administrative processes, programmatic consulting, support for governance, and help with staffing or other programmatic operations.
Tides also supports giving circles, which support collaboration for community-based philanthropy; we recognize that solutions to problems in a particular community are best identified by its members. Giving circles also encourage donor education and civic engagement. Our expertise in giving circles can support the knowledge and confidence of your members, strengthening the collective commitment to shared action. To this end, we offer services that include collective action funds, grants administration, programmatic consulting, resources for technical assistance and networking opportunities, and educational opportunities.
As an engaged and thoughtful individual, your values are an integral part of the legacy you leave. Tides works collaboratively with you and your financial advisor to understand your social justice values and priorities, crafting a plan that can benefit your family while creating positive social impact for years to come. Planned gifts with Tides ensure that your commitment to powering change will be honored and supported.
If you have a donor advised fund with Tides, a charitable memo of intent will ensure that your charitable resources will continue to support high-impact work toward a more equitable future - either guided by Tides or your designated successors. You can also designate Tides as a beneficiary of your retirement account, charitable remainder trust, or a testamentary gift through your will.
We came to Tides with a dream of honoring — and continuing — the advocacy legacy of our late son, a pioneer in socially conscious computing. Tides staff helped us think through our options and network with leading stakeholders in the computing community. Today, a dozen years later, the program that emerged out of that collaborative planning has become a highly regarded national resource — and inspiration — for people committed to helping computer professionals become valued partners in the struggle for social change. None of this would have been possible without Tides.Sam Pizzigati The Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest, a fund held at Tides, in partnership with NTEN