Announcing the 1% Campaign

This month, one of our newest board members, Anne Mosle, kicks off the 1% Campaign.

The campaign is designed to engage Tides donors in support of Tides’ vision for social change. By investing 1% of her DAF back into Tides, Anne is supporting many of the new and exciting programs and initiatives, including:

New partnerships with global leaders like UNHCR, Acumen Fund, and others to increase global grant making; Increasing progressive support for racial justice through evaluation and collective action...

Launching the Tikkun Olam Fund

The Tikkun Olam Fund is launching at Tides this month with the goal of creating a vehicle to support the work of progressive organizations and efforts within and on behalf of the Jewish community. There are many Jewish organizations that are deeply mission aligned with Tides and are doing exemplary work in the social justice sphere. They speak to and for the American Jewish community on issues as diverse as economic justice, gender equity, environmental sustainability, LGBT equality, and immigration rights.  Many of them...

Toward a Two-Generation Strategy: Voices of American Families

Editor's Note: This guest post comes from Anne Mosle, a member of Tides Board of Directors and Executive Director of Ascend, a program of the Aspen Institute.

As America struggles to regain its economic footing, the nation’s most vulnerable families—parents of young children who live at 200% of poverty or less—express strong feelings of frustration and disappointment with their lives today.  But they are working hard to ensure that their children have better lives.

Launched in 2010 as a program of the...

The Future of Tides

I am excited to share some good news as the Tides family of people and programs is growing. We have added over 30 new clients to the Foundation since last year and increased grants processed through the Center by over $1.5M since 2010.

We have also redesigned Tides Partners, our online donor platform. It now allows donors to upload supporting documents when submitting a grant recommendation and decide whether to process the grant via check, domestic wire, or international wire. We have also redesigned how clients...

Building Momentum at Tides

Innovation and impact are words that we hear more and more often these days in the nonprofit world.  The truth is, we need more of both in an era of stagnant foundation endowments and besieged individual donors reeling from recession. Yet innovation and impact are imprecise terms that are hard to both qualify and quantify. What distinguishes innovative from interesting?

At Tides, we keep it simple: innovation is about creative collaboration, that is, catalyzing uncommon alliances for extraordinary results....

Racial Justice at Tides

Editor's Note: This post comes from Maya Wiley, Chair of Tides Board of Directors, and john a. powell, member of Tides Board of Directors.

It's an exciting time at Tides. Not only do we have a wonderful CEO in Melissa Bradley, who has just completed her first year of service with Tides, we have been building our capacity to build Black donor engagement and increase our support to Black communities. Tides has long been committed to racial justice. This is an important time for Tides to build its relationships...

HIV Response at a Turning Point

Editor's Note: This guest post comes from Caitlin L. Chandler and Jaevion Nelson at the HIV Young Leaders Fund, a project of Tides.

This World AIDS Day, we have much to reflect on about our current HIV response. In 2011, a groundbreaking study by the National Institute of Health revealed that HIV treatment called antiretroviral therapy is 96% effective in reducing HIV transmission in couples where one partner has HIV. However, this incredible news has not resulted in increased funding for critical HIV treatment and...