Kids Incarcerated -- Forever?

Jody Kent is the Director & National Coordinator of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, a project of Tides. She wrote this piece for the Huffington Post.

I have been in touch with many people who have been sentenced to die in prison for serious crimes committed when they were teenagers. None of them grew up in communities of privilege where they were surrounded by opportunity. Many of them were told by teachers and other adults in their lives that they had no potential. Some of them were victims of crimes...

Center for Environment and Population Launches New Population, Climate Change, Environment Fellowships

The most recent report from Center for Environment and Population, an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit research, policy and public outreach organization that addresses the relationship between human population, resource consumption, and the environment.

The Center for Environment and Population - a project of Tides - with four leading U.S. and global institutes, announces the launch of the 2010 CEP Fellows on Population, Climate Change and the Environment.  This...

Gulf Coast Crisis: A Call for Action from the Philanthropic Community

A shrimp boat drags booms to gather oil in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana, on May 5. Photo Credit: AP

The foundation community – and the public at large – can do little to prevent the devastation of the Gulf of Mexico, its coastline and its communities as a result of BP's Deepwater Horizon blowout. Tremendous damage has been done, and more will be done over the next days, weeks, and months.  We stand in sympathy and outrage as human life, marine life and ecosystems are destroyed and...

New Challenges for Community Clinics

Community clinics and health centers are a key source of health care for the poor. What will happen to them now that a version of health care reform has passed?

by Tom David, Jane Elizabeth Stafford of Tides' Community Clinics Initiative

After nearly a year of heated debate about health care reform, Americans are used to hearing about the millions of their fellow citizens who are living without access to affordable medical care. But now that a version of reform has passed, what will happen to the institutions that...

Working on Tides' Voter Action Fund

Synopsis: Interview with Lacy Serros, Community Activist Fellow at Tides, 2008-2010. Discussion of the Voter Action Fund at Tides Foundation, a collective giving vehicle for donors engaging a "constant campaign" to support civic participation in the United States. Discussion of funding strategies, structure of VAF, how to recognize impact, arguments for sustaining grassroots organizations and supporting progressive communications capacity, reflections on engaged citizenship and the philanthropic sector.

"A window, not...