Tides Social Venture Application

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Before starting this application, please review our fiscal sponsorship FAQ here and click through to review the application fully. 

Your application answers will serve as information for us to evaluate a fit for fiscal sponsorship at Tides and as the starting point of our future partnership if accepted. 

Please be prepared to provide the following information before beginning the application:

  • Mission and Programmatic Activity, including populations impacted, program locations, and target outcomes;
  • Organizational Information, including employee and office location information;
  • Financial Information, including:
    • Funding revenue and all relevant background information (grant proposals, budgets, and grant agreements if applicable);
    • A completed budget template found here;
    • For projects transferring from another fiscal sponsor, please also be prepared to include Balance Sheets and Income Statements for each grant expected to transfer to Tides;
  • Lobbying and Governance Information, including advisory board member names and titles as well as governing documentation if applicable.

You can use the "Save my progress and resume later" option to set up a unique username/login to save your progress and resume at a later time. 

Your application will not be officially submitted to Tides until you click the 'Confirm' button. You will have an opportunity to review and correct required fields and to print your final responses before submission. If you are unable to submit your application, please save your application and send an email to [email protected] for assistance.

Please reach out to your direct contact at Tides or partners[email protected] if you have any other questions. 
Applications can only be submitted by invited applicants. If you have reached this page without a direct invitation and are interested in submitting an application, please fill out our Partner With Us form.

Contact Information

Mission and Activities

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Organizational Information

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Office Locations
Please add office location information for your Project which includes home/residential offices. If applicable, you can add multiple locations by clicking the "Add Location" link below.
(examples, Headquarters, Home Office, Satellite Office, etc.)

Financial Information

Funding
Please submit your project’s budget for the calendar year in which you anticipate becoming a Tides project. Please submit your project budget using this template available here
Unrestricted Funding Sources
Understanding the terms of your organization's current funding commitments will help us understand that current work being transferred to Tides. For each source of funding you have confirmed, please submit:
a. Type of funding and amount (ie: foundation grant $300k; corporation sponsorship $25k; individual/family gift $10k).  
b. Funding or grant agreements (or similar documentation)
c. Associated budgets
d. Original proposal
e. Provide written documentation from your current fiscal sponsor or direct funding source to verify that funds are unrestricted and have no reporting requirements. 
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Restricted Funding Sources
Understanding the terms of your organization's current funding commitments will help us understand that current work being transferred to Tides. For each source of funding you have confirmed, please submit:
a. Type of funding and amount (ie: foundation grant $300k; corporation sponsorship $25k; individual/family gift $10k).  
b. Funding or grant agreements (or similar documentation)
c. Associated budgets
d. Original proposal
e. Current balance sheet and income statement for each source of funding.

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Restricted Funding Sources
Understanding the terms of your organization's current funding commitments will help us understand that current work being transferred to Tides. For each source of funding you have confirmed, please submit:
a. Type of funding and amount (ie: foundation grant $300k; corporation sponsorship $25k; individual/family gift $10k).  
b. Funding or grant agreements (or similar documentation)
c. Associated budgets
d. Original proposal

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Fundraising
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Expenses
Expense contracts may include items such as service contracts, leases, subleases, promissory notes, professional service contractors, etc.
Expense Contracts
Please enter your current expense contracts.  To add additional expense contracts click the "Add additional expense contracts" link below.
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This is the total contract amount less any approved expenses amount.
This is the total contract including expenses.
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Lobbying and Governance

Lobbying
Please note: The IRS defines lobbying as attempts to influence legislation. Under the Internal Revenue Code, no more than an insubstantial part of a registered 501(c)(3)’s activities can involve lobbying and/or advocacy work. To ensure that lobbying is not a substantial part of Tides’ activities, we request a response to assist in our tracking and reporting of lobbying.
Governance

The Tides Center Board of Directors serves as each project’s official board but delegates decisions in day to day activities to your advisory board. Studies also show a profound correlation between successful organizations/initiatives and a strong advisory board.
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Submission and Review Instructions

By clicking the "Review" button below, your form will first be validated that all the required fields have been completed.  If there are any items that require review, these will be highlighted in the form for your review.  After completing all the required fields, the "Review" button will take you to a page where you may review all your application responses and save a copy for your records.  


At the bottom of this page, there is a final "Confirm" button that will submit your application to Tides.  You will receive an email confirmation sent to the email address provided on page 1 of this application that your application has been received.


If you have issues submitting your application, please save your application and send an email to [email protected] for assistance.