Tides Awards 2013 Pizzigati Prize to Fair Elections Pioneer Micah Altman

Open source champion wins public interest computing’s highest honor for his work to open up the legislative redistricting process

San Francisco, March 6th, 2013 — Politicians have been gerrymandering legislative districts — and distorting democracy — for almost as long as the United States has been a nation. But average American citizens now have a powerful tool to challenge those distortions, thanks to the talent and vision of the seventh annual winner of the Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public...

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn Announce Half the Sky Movement: The Game to Help Empower Women and Girls Around the World


Support from Zynga.org, Ford Foundation, Intel Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, The Rockefeller Foundation, Pearson Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and the United Nations Foundation;

Game will benefit The Fistula Foundation, GEMS, Heifer International, United Nations Foundation, ONE, Room to Read and World Vision

New York, NY – (February 18, 2013) – Pulitzer-Prize winning authors...

In Memoriam: Jill Benderly

On January 10th Jill Benderly, one of our nation’s leading activists in the Balkans, passed away after a struggle with colon cancer. A long term partner with Tides through the STAR project, Jill received and administer money granted by Tides to women's groups in the Balkans from 1994 to 2005. Her death leaves a huge hole in the activist community. She will be missed.

Benderly’s accomplishments are many. From 1994 to 2006, Benderly co-directed World Learning’s STAR Network (Strategies, Training, Advocacy and...

Congratulations to Lisa Hall!

Many congratulations to Lisa Hall, Tides board member and CEO of the Calvert Foundation, for her recognition by Good Business New York as one of the Leading Women in 2012. Lisa was recognized for her work with the Calvert Foundation to help improve the lives of women world-wide, and specifically for her stewardship of WIn WIN: The Women Investing in Women Initiative. Excerpts from the Good Business New York Leading Women press release about the award and Lisa's work are below.

About the Good Business New York Leading Women...

Ending Modern Slavery

After stepping off the podium at the United Nations, President Obama made a special commitment – to ending modern day slavery. Not just in remote corners of the developing world. But here in this country as well.

Many of the slaves today are girls. Born in this country. Hidden in plain view.

You see these girls around you. They are the lost girls, standing around bus stops, hanging out by runaway youth shelters, or advertised online. Here in D.C., they are right in front of you. At the Motel 8 or the Marriott, at...

Total Portfolio Activation - A Framework for Creating Social and Environmental Impact across Asset Classes

Boston, MA & San Francisco, CA, August 8, 2012 - Tides and Trillium Asset Management, LLC (Trillium)  announce today the publication of a new white paper, Total Portfolio Activation - A Framework for Creating Social and Environmental Impact across Asset Classes.

Prepared by Tellus Institute, an interdisciplinary not-for-profit research and policy organization based in Boston, MA - with the guidance and close collaboration of Trillium and Tides - the paper provides concrete steps to help institutional investors begin...

Momentum Mixer: Social Philanthropy Brings Top Social Media Leaders Together to Discuss Social Media and Social Good

This Wednesday, July 18th, top executives from the leading social media firms will come together in downtown San Francisco to discuss how next generation donors are using social media to make an impact and raise funds. Panelists include Ken Weber, Executive Director of Zynga.org, Libby Leffler, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Facebook, Connie Chan Wang, Social Media Marketing Manager at LinkedIN and Manager of LinkedIn for Good, and Ramya Raghaban, News and Politics Manager at YouTube. The discussion will be moderated by John...

Tides Names Nick Hodges COO

Hodges joins Tides to apply donor focus, thought leadership

San Francisco, Ca. – Nick Hodges joins Tides as COO effective Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. Hodges, formerly the Vice President for Philanthropic Services at the San Francisco Foundation, brings a blend of expertise in philanthropy and collaborative leadership across the public and private sectors to the role.

“Nick has a proven track record of innovative and high-functioning leadership,” says Melissa Bradley, Tides CEO. “He brings to Tides a deep...

Ultimate Impact: Unifying an Investment Portfolio Within a Donor-Advised Fund

Below are excerpts from the Tides, ImpactAssets, and RSF Social Finance jointly-authored Issue Brief "Ultimate Impact: Unifying an Investment Portfolio Within a Donor-Advised Fund."

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have grown in use over recent decades, serving as the core philanthropic vehicle for community and public foundations and, more recently, being offered through commercial investment firms as a philanthropic option for clients. When linked with an impact investing strategy, the DAF may serve as a unique, focused asset...

New Study Cites Changing Demographics and Trends in Digital Game Play

Increase in Use by Women and Children Offers Digital Games Industry the Opportunity to Improve Kids’ Health & Education, says The Children’s Partnership

Santa Monica, CA—On June 7th, The Children’s Partnership released Game Companies & Social Responsibility: The Time is Now, the result of a yearlong study of the $25.1 billion digital game industry and its current—and potential—participation in social responsibility efforts. Released during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the report provides a focused...

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