2019 • 2 years • Journalism & Media
New Media Ventures Education Fund (NMV), a nonprofit housed at the Tides Foundation, provides administrative support for a community of more than 200 technology leaders, venture capitalists, social entrepreneurs, and philanthropists investing in media and technology start-ups to strengthen American democracy. Since launching in 2010, NMV has mobilized over $50 million in funding for 72 non-profit and for-profit start-ups, including Blavity, Hearken, and Pantsuit Nation. It provides technical and other supports to some of its founders (the entrepreneurs it supports), but this has been on an informal basis prompted by requests from the entrepreneurs themselves. This grant provides flexible support to NMV for general operations, with a special focus on implementing new programming to help its network of founders – many of whom are first-time entrepreneurs and are from underrepresented groups – access resources, people and knowledge that can lead to the long-term sustainability of their projects and organizations.
2019 • 2 years • Criminal Justice
The Appeal is an editorially independent project of The Justice Collaborative, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Foundation. As a non-profit criminal justice news project, The Appeal is a national leader in criminal justice journalism and produces original reporting that focuses on the most significant drivers of mass incarceration at the state and local level. The Appeal draws on the deep expertise of its editors, journalists, and researchers to expose the human impact of the most routine criminal justice practices. This award enables The Appeal to partner with NowThis, a news video production organization, to support the production of criminal justice focused videos that increase the public's awareness of the problem of jail misuse and overuse, stimulate national interest in solutions, and contribute momentum to the movement for justice reform.
2018 • 6 months • Journalism & Media
New Media Ventures (NMV), housed at the Tides Foundation, is a community of more than 200 technology leaders, venture capitalists, social entrepreneurs, and philanthropists investing in media and technology start-ups to strengthen American democracy. Through its angel investor network and innovation fund, NMV makes it possible for social entrepreneurs with promising new ideas at the intersection of media, technology and social change to receive early-stage investment. It funds both non-profit and for-profit endeavors, focusing its investments where innovation can make the biggest impact, including movement building, new media models, and civic engagement. This grant supports NMV to develop new programming to help its network of social entrepreneurs, many of whom are from underrepresented groups, access resources, people and knowledge that can lead to the long-term sustainability of their projects and organizations.
2017 • 3 years • Housing
The Tides Foundation (Tides) provides fiscal and management services to nonprofits, foundations, and private donors. Tides serves as the fiscal sponsor and managing entity for the Convergence Partnership (the Partnership), a collaborative of national foundations and health institutions focused on building a nation in which every community fosters health, prosperity, and well-being for all. The Partnership is made up of seven national organizations: The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Kresge Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Nemours, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention serves as the Partnership's technical advisor. PolicyLink continues to act as the program director, and the Prevention Institute as strategic advisor. The Partnership is renewing its commitment to supporting and advancing multi-field, multi-sector collaborations - across housing, food systems, transportation, economic development, health systems and prevention - to address health inequities in communities across the country. There will be a continued focus on advancing policies and practices that foster vibrant, inclusive communities and ensure that all - regardless of income, race or ethnicity - can live healthy, prosperous lives. The Foundation's continued support of the Partnership through Tides ensures that housing efforts are well-integrated into its activities, and that the Partnership's investments in specific places considers and leverages the Foundation's investments in Chicago.
2014 • 3 years • Housing
The Tides Foundation provides fiscal and management services to nonprofits, foundations and private donors through grant making, collective action funds, fiscal sponsorship and content expertise. This grant enables the MacArthur Foundation to join the Convergence Partnership, for which Tides serves as the fiscal agent and managing entity. The Partnership is a funder collaborative focused on building a nation in which every community fosters health, prosperity and well-being for all by advancing multi-field, multi-sector collaborations, and stimulating national, state, regional and local strategic action toward that end.
2007 • 3 years, 5 months
In support of Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL.net), a project that educates librarians in developing countries about copyright issues (over three years).
1992 • 1 year • International Peace & Security
To support the briefing book "Building Down the Nuclear Weapons Complex."