How will you observe World Aids Day?

This Saturday, Tides will be at The National AIDS Memorial Grove, joining them in their 19th Annual World AIDS Day Observance. The National AIDS Memorial Grove, in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, is a dedicated space where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by AIDS can gather to heal, hope, and remember. The sacred ground of this living memorial honors all who have confronted the tragic pandemic, both those who have died and those who have shared their struggle, kept the vigils, and supported each other during...

Nominations Open for Nation’s Top Honor in Public Interest Computing

Tides Pizzigati Prize will award $10,000 to an open source software developer whose work is helping nonprofit activists succeed.

September 16, 2012 – Nominations have now opened for the seventh annual Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest, the nation’s highest honor for software developers working with nonprofits to help advance innovative social change.

Tides is now accepting nominations for this year’s $10,000 prize through December 1st. The 2013 winner will be announced in April at...

Georgetown McDonough Global Social Enterprise Initiative Launches Executive In Residence Program

Leaders from Tides and the Hershey Company to Provide Mentorship to Students, Insights to Initiative

Washington, D.C. – The Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has launched a new Executive in Residence program this fall, welcoming Melissa L. Bradley, chief executive officer of Tides, and Edward Martin, director of marketing excellence and corporate social responsiblity insights at the Hershey Company, as Executives in Residence for the 2012-13 academic...

One Day After Peace: A film by Robi Damelin

Could you forgive somebody who has done you wrong? Performed such an egregious act that it leaves your scarred for the remainder of your days? The notion of reconciliation is explored in a fascinating and moving film by Robi Damelin. The film, One Day After Peace, will make its U.S. premiere on Monday, July 23 at 2:05 PM at the Castro Theater (429 Castro Street) at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Following the film, Robi Damelin, the protagonist of the film, will be available for questions and answers.

It all...

Closure of Water Treatment Plant Latest Setback for Tulsequah Chief Mine Proposal

(JUNEAU) Chieftain Metals announced on June 6 its intent to close the Interim Water Treatment Plant installed at the Tulsequah Chief site in November 2011 to address chronic acid mine drainage and heavy metals pollution. The company will now be violating its discharge permit.

“Chieftain’s halt to pollution control is another broken promise and more evidence this mine is simply not viable from an economic, environmental or logistical perspective,” said Chris Zimmer of Rivers Without Borders. “Closure of the water...

Small Grants, Big Impact

As of June 15, 2012, the California Wildlands Grassroots Fund is a fund of the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment. The Fund can be reached via www.calwildlandsfund.org or by calling Rose Foundation at 510-658-0702.

As California’s population grows, so does the human impact on the environment, especially on wildlands and ecosystems. The California Wildlands Grassroots Fund (CWGF) was created in 2002 to fund  grassroots activists and organizations in their efforts to preserve  and restore the...

More U.S. Philanthropies Pledge to Champion and Empower the Poor, Minorities and Other Underserved Groups

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012  -- At one year anniversary, Philanthropy's Promise continues to gain momentum with 61 new foundations signing on to prioritize marginalized communities

Some 125 leading U.S. foundations that represent a total of more than $3.37 billion in annual giving pledged to prioritize the needs and promote the democratic participation of underserved communities such as the poor, the elderly and LGBTQ citizens through Philanthropy's Promise, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy announced...

Tides project Define American on cover of Time Magazine

Have you seen it?

The cover of TIME Magazine features the culmination of a yearlong journey. It is a reflection on what I’ve experienced traveling across the United States, after “coming out” publicly as an undocumented immigrant a year ago this month.

I reflect on the tough questions I’ve been asked and tell the stories of some of the toughest young people I’ve ever known: young DREAMers who are American through and through --  whose courage and determination has now been documented by TIME...

Program Related Investments: Changing Business as Usual for Philanthropy

Last week Tides attended the Mission Impact conference in Seattle, to continue to explore the best way to leverage program-related investments in Tides’ signature MRI Pooled Fund, and to learn more about the changes afoot in the philanthropic investors community. At the conference, More for Mission and PRI Makers Network announced they have joined forces to become Mission Investors Exchange, an organization dedicated to helping philanthropic investors increase the impact of their capital.

Composed of more than...

Nominate a Young Activist for the 2012 Mario Savio Young Activist Award

"To me, freedom of speech is something that represents the very dignity of what a human being is. That's what marks us off from the stones and the stars. You can speak freely. It is really the thing that marks us as just below the angels." Mario Savio, 1994.

Mario Savio was one of the key members of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement in the 1960's. He rose to prominence after an address given at Sproul Hall at the University of California, Berkeley on December 2nd, 1964, where he urged students that, "There's a time when...