Tides Foundation

Organization Overview

Tides Foundation is located in San Francisco, CA. The organization was established in 1977. According to its NTEE Classification (T30) the organization is classified as: Public Foundations, under the broad grouping of Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations and related organizations. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 12/2019, Tides Foundation generated $511.1m in total revenue. This organization has experienced exceptional growth, as over the past 5 years, it has increased revenue by an average of 26.5% each year . All expenses for the organization totaled $475.3m during the year ending 12/2019. While expenses have increased by 23.4% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2018, Tides Foundation has awarded 3,614 individual grants totaling $483,835,493. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2019

Describe the Organization's Mission:

Part 3 - Line 1

GRANTMAKING THROUGH FUNDS TO ACCELERATE THE PACE OF SOCIAL CHANGE.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

Part 3 - Line 4a

TIDES FOUNDATION MAKES GRANTS FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES. THE CORE ACTIVITY IS OPERATING COLLECTIVE ACTION, DONOR ADVISED, AND OTHER GRANT MAKING FUNDS. TIDES FOUNDATION MAKES GRANTS TO ELIGIBLE DOMESTIC AND QUALIFIED FOREIGN CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS FOR PHILANTHROPIC PURPOSES. TIDES FOUNDATION ALSO PROVIDES PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT AND CREATES OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING, AND BUILDING COMMUNITY AMONG DONORS AND GRANTEES. OUR AREAS OF FOCUS ARE EQUITY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT; A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT; HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES; AND QUALITY EDUCATION.


TIDES FOUNDATION ALSO PROVIDES ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT SERVICES TO OTHER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS. TIDES FOUNDATION WORKS WITH THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO INCREASE THEIR ABILITY TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL AND PROGRAMMATIC SUPPORT IN AREAS CONSISTENT WITH TIDES FOUNDATION'S MISSION.


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Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Policylink
Consulting
$925,000
We Are Project Zero Ltd
Consulting
$322,000
Prevention Institute
Consulting
$300,000
Civitas Public Affairs Group
Consulting
$126,172
Working Narratives
Consulting
$270,000
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$3,496,826
Government grants $0
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$482,629,136
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $78,177,534
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$486,125,962
Total Program Service Revenue$1,692,749
Investment income $7,700,607
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $9,184,363
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $511,078,682

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Tides Foundation has awarded $274,214,061 in support to 1,458 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

San Francisco, CA

PURPOSE: PROJECT SUPPORT

$18,355,262

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC

Org PageRecipient Profile

New York, NY

PURPOSE: PROJECT SUPPORT

$7,885,667

San Francisco, CA

PURPOSE: PROJECT SUPPORT

$7,173,130

New York, NY

PURPOSE: PROJECT SUPPORT

$6,950,000

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND INC

Org PageRecipient Profile

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: PROJECT SUPPORT

$4,962,640

Portland, OR

PURPOSE: PROJECT SUPPORT

$4,936,600
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Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 71 grants that Tides Foundation has recieved totaling $13,556,163.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
American Online Giving Foundation Inc

Newark, DE

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$3,032,782
David & Janet Kline Family Foundation

Los Altos, CA

PURPOSE: EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WELFARE

$2,573,983
Sherwood Foundation

Omaha, NE

PURPOSE: FLORIDA RIGHTS RESTORATION COALITION PROJECT

$2,548,039
Sherwood Foundation

Omaha, NE

PURPOSE: FLORIDA RIGHTS RESTORATION COALITION PROJECT

$2,548,039
Network For Good Inc

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: Unrestricted

$370,897
Jewish Communal Fund

New York, NY

PURPOSE: General support

$163,220
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$476,699
Grants$476,699

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