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Tides Foundation

San Francisco, California

Tides Foundation was awarded $1,845,000 between 1992 and 2018, including 5 grants in International Peace & Security, Housing, and Journalism & Media.


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 (, 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."

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