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Tides Center

San Francisco, California

Tides Center was awarded $3,369,870 between 1999 and 2014, including 14 grants in Human Rights, International Peace & Security, Population & Reproductive Health, Digital Media & Learning, and Migration.


2014 • 2 years

The rapid evolution of assisted reproductive technologies such as egg donation and commercial surrogacy has created an urgent need for accurate information among policy makers and the public about risks and possibilities now open to infertile couples and to the women who serve as egg donors and surrogates. This project will allow the Center for Genetics and Society - working with Our Bodies Ourselves - to compile and rate the quality of existing evidence, identify knowledge gaps, convene experts, and develop strategies to reach all of those involved (physicians, infertile couples, egg donors, and commercial surrogates) with the relevant information about assisted reproductive technologies.


2014 • 2 years, 6 months • Migration

This grant supports a project to help ensure that children in U.S. immigration court proceedings are treated in a child-appropriate manner. With the Tides Center as fiscal agent, the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights will develop a model for adjudicating children’s immigration cases, drawing upon the expertise of practitioners and scholars in child protection, domestic relations, juvenile justice, and child development. They will also produce a Benchbook and training module for immigration judges, as well as training materials for Asylum Officers. This project will help move the immigration courts system toward systematic recognition of the special characteristics and vulnerabilities of children.


2013 • 3 years, 6 months • Population & Reproductive Health

This project will record and document the historical voices, memories and strategic insights of key leaders -- primarily women from the Global South -- who helped influence the outcomes of the l994 International Conference for Population and Development. Preserving, analyzing, and disseminating the knowledge and reflections of the leaders who transformed population policy two decades ago is timely, not only to capture the history but also to help inform future directions in population and reproductive health.


2012 • 1 year, 5 months • Human Rights

The proposed grant will renew support for activities to improve child protection in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The work will center in North and South Kivu where the organization will increase the capacity of community-based networks to better monitor, report, and respond to violence against children in the Kivus and communication links between community-based networks and relevant national and international authorities will be strengthened.


2012 • 2 years • Digital Media & Learning

The Tides Center will use this grant to support the Maker Education Initiative in developing and supporting programs across the country that help young people learn about science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts through hands-on, interest-driven, and community-building "making" activities: projects from woodworking to interactive technology that engage diverse student interests, learning styles, backgrounds, and age groups; and build connections between students and community members who can share resources. The Maker Education Initiative grew out of the success of the Maker Faire community events in cities such as San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City.


2012 • 2 years, 9 months • Migration

This grant to the Tides Center will support work by the Young Center for Immigrant and Children’s Rights, based at the University of Chicago Law School (and a project of the Tides Center), to lay the groundwork for a change in federal immigration and policy and practice to recognize the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children under U.S. law. The Young Center will develop a framework for integrating best interest considerations into U.S. government decisions on unaccompanied children’s cases, and recommend other modifications to the adjudication system to facilitate the protection of children.


2011 • 2 years • Digital Media & Learning

To support a national advisory committee, two public forums, and cross-network sharing among the Chicago and New York learning networks and other digital media and learning grantees (over two years).


2011 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

To disseminate news and resources from the digital media and learning field to a broader audience.


2010 • 1 year • International Peace & Security

To support a NGO-Summit on Nuclear Security, to be held in Washington D.C..


2010 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

To support communications activities to help build the field of digital media and learning.

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