What is Impact Investing?
Impact investing — also referred to as “socially responsible investing,” “sustainable investing,” or “social impact investing” — is about investing money to support social change. Impact investing is one of the tools we use to shift and strengthen the power of proximate leaders.
Demand for impact investing has grown exponentially over the last decade. As interest continues to climb, Tides is committed to crafting impact investing options that both advance social justice and consider key factors such as risk tolerance and investment goals. Here’s how:
Meet Our Partners
Success means something different to every one of us — there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to measuring impact. With our core values at the heart of every partnership, the following stories showcase how investing alongside grantmaking from donor advised funds can increase our partners’ impact.
Jennifer’s Farm-to-Table, Sustainability-Focused Donor Advised Fund
Jennifer Kline is a longtime client of Tides who developed a custom donor advised fund that specifically supports her passion for sustainable and ethical farm-to-table initiatives. Today, her fund has invested millions of dollars in organizations, including EFM, One Acre Fund, Iroquois Valley Farmland, CNote, and more, which foster opportunities for farmers and protect the environment.
Impact Investing Partners Have Also Strengthened:
Oweesta | Impact area: Native community development
Sunwealth | Impact area: Clean energy, energy efficiency, green jobs
First Children’s Finance | Impact area: Women/BIPOC communities, child care businesses
Foodshed | Impact area: Women/BIPOC communities, equitable food systems
Seed Commons | Impact area: Non-extractive loan funds supporting local/community-owned businesses