Game Changers: Interactive Media Makes Social Change

Tides is proud to highlight the work of innovative organizations like Games for Change, the leading global advocate for supporting and making games for social impact.  By supporting and showcasing digital and non-digital games, Games for Change engages children, youth, and adults to think about and take action on a wide range of pressing social issues, racial inequalities, livable communities, and energy consumption.

Games for Change Festival 2011

The annual Games for Change Festival is the largest gaming event in New...

Putting up a Front (with The Big Picture Project)

The Big Picture Project is a Tides Center project aimed at art mentorship with at-risk youth, particularly those who use graffiti as their outlet. As professional artists, we recognize and encourage natural born talent in the completion of public art projects, encouraging participants to hold a higher vibration and make art without victims.

The Big Picture Project was contacted by Dewey Academy Principal, Hattie Tate, to lead a mural project to grace a building on campus housing it's new “cyber-high” and vocational...

Announcing Tides Learning Community

In an effort to engage our community in meaningful dialogue and discourse in the name of progressive values and social change, I am pleased to announce the launch of the Tides Learning Community.  We have had the privilege to work in many issue areas and over the years, and have gained a unique perspective that allows us to see across the interconnected web of issues and will use the Learning Community to find the common threads that leverage best practices and fresh perspectives to really move the dial on social...

Leaving a Lasting Legacy through a Donor Advised Fund

 

It is always gratifying to receive legacy gifts reflecting donors’ values and passions in their planned giving.

For example, one Tides donor had a love of the earth and the environment.  Through her philanthropic endeavors she became interested in Native American cultures.   Her testamentary gift to Tides stipulated that the funds be granted in support of Native Americans.  After the donor’s estate was fully settled, Tides made grants to community development funds in support of the Citizen...

Leveraging Philanthropy for Business-Driven Solutions and Impact

Philanthropy has historically played a critical role in supporting positive social change. Moving forward there is growing potential to broaden the impact of charity through innovative grant making and investments in cross-sector initiatives and opportunities. It is crucial for the charitable sector to more fully engage in projects that layer capital to have greater and more sustainable impact, especially given that philanthropy, alone, cannot adequately address the magnitude of increasingly diverse and complex...

Student Leaders: What Would You Do with Your University Endowment?

"The skills I learned at the Summer Organizing Institute have been integral to my organizing and I strongly recommend it for any student that also wants to create change on their campus." - Former REC Student Organizer and Board Member Mary Schellentrager

How would you change the world with one million dollars? What about $10 million, $100 million, or $1 billion? At the Responsible Endowments Coalition, we help people understand the power of their universities' endowments: not just as...

EF5 Tornado in Tuscaloosa County, AL

Beginning on April 25th, the southeast region experienced the deadliest series of tornadoes in US history. Over the course of three consecutive days residents in Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Virginia and Alabama incurred the wrath of an environment impacted by global warming. A steady increase of greenhouse gasses in the earth’s atmosphere (partly due to neighboring oil spills), coupled with  the  earth’s rising temperature breeds the right environment for...