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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Nonprofit Management

Mission: Tides is a values-based, social change platform that leverages individual and institutional leadership and investment to positively impact local and global communities.

Target demographics: Tides projects work to effect change in the areas of social justice, economic development, civic engagement, environmental sustainability, environmental justice, human rights, community development, international affairs, and nonprofit capacity building, among others. Varying in size from a single dedicated volunteer to a staff of hundreds, Tides Center projects are located all over the nation. For information on individual projects, see our project directory.

Programs: Equity:tides center projects work at the local, state, national and international levels to create more equal opportunity and equitable treatment for all, regardless of income level, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, age, or gender identity. Projects focus on ethnic & racial equity, economic opportunity, lgbtq rights, marriage equality, human rights policies, reproductive justice, economic opportunity, protection of free speech, and increased civic engagement. Programs also included services to end homelessness, including transitional housing and social services, mobile showers in san francisco, and advocacy for an international and national focus on human rights and against unlawful detention practices, inhumane immigration policy and to prevent the violation of women and children in armed conflict.

education:in 2014 tides projects supported youth engagement in the maker movement, provided free after school arts education in san francisco public schools, free after school mentoring programs in oakland, and educated california youth about nutrition and health. Tides projects provided global training in effective condom usage to prevent hiv/aids; and provided a variety of youth development / organizing programs. Tides and its projects supported and provided leadership development in the nonprofit sector, and offered programs in support of faculty in a higher education membership organization. Tides projects also educated men to support and advocate against domestic violence, and created national science education programs with a focus on earth and space.

environment:projects worked in the areas of climate change, environmental sustainability, sustainable food, agriculture practices, and energy. Programs promoted and advocated for neighborhoods and were designed and operated to make it easy and convenient for ordinary people to live a healthier, high-quality lifestyle within our fair share of our planet's resources. Tides projects organized and supported the farm to school food movement. Tides projects advocated for a more just, clean and sustainable world from a variety of perspectives, from reducing mercury exposure to the environment and individuals to preventing a return to unsafe nuclear power reliance.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

DISH just celebrated its fourth anniversary and we simply couldn't have done it without Tides. Tides Center provides an impressive array of services and its staff is fantastic. I've worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years and every nonprofit I've served has struggled most with the administrative side of things. We are proud of our mission fit with Tides and grateful for Tides’ help, leadership, and friendship.

Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to the fantastic people at Tides. As a project we are grateful every day for the many ways you support our work so that we can focus on what is important to us as an organization.

Since we started, we have provided over 460,000 nights at home for our tenants. Think about that number! All of you at Tides are part of that success and thanks to you the number grows every day.

With gratitude, Lauren Hall, Project Director
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing
http://www.dishsf.org

1 MyWikiBiz

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

When I learned that the Tides Center used a Donor Advised Fund to transfer $2 million from Google to the Wikimedia Foundation, I was dismayed. The Wikimedia Foundation just pulled in 5 times what they need to safely operate and fulfill their mission, and now Google is going to heap another $2 million on the organization that lies about who its founder is and deflects and covers up criticism about how money was being handled when it came to $1300 steak dinners, $200 bottles of wine, and even Moscow massage parlor tabs. So now the Tides Center is aligned with Google (the National Security Agency's tech partner) and with the Wikimedia Foundation (the home of child pornography advocates). What impression can I possibly take away, other than a bad one? This was a BAD DECISION, Tides Center.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Sustainable Pittsburgh prospered in its start-up as a project of Tides over six formative years. Tides' expertise in HR, accounting, benefits administration, etc. enabled us to focus on our mission and program delivery. With this excellent experience, we continue to benefit from Tides expertise now contracting for some on-going administrative services. Kudos to Tides for its national mission and impact of cultivating nonprofits to serve.

3 Tides Center

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can't thank Tides Center enough for the outstanding support given to LeaderSpring. Tides continues to make our jobs easier and more enjoyable by handling the crucial administrative and financial needs of our work. Thanks for always being so supportive and friendly.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have really appreciated Tides Center's willingness to go way beyond what we expect and then doing it doubly efficiently!