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Tides Network

San Francisco, CA

Tides Network
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Introduction

Tides Network is a foundation public foundation. With $22.3m in revenue and 118 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 2007, Tides Network is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 88% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $17.2m.

This profile was created with publicly available data obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and the nonprofit organization’s website. ALMA has no affiliation with this organization and has not independently verified this information or otherwise vetted the charity.

Tides Network

$17.2m

Annual Budget
2017
Program Spend
88%
Fundraising Spend
11%
Management Spend
0%
Founded
2007
EIN
20-3395198
Headquarters
San Francisco, CA
# Employees
118
IRS Filings
Other Ratings
Tides Network

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Mission and Work

Mission

The activities of TIDES NETWORK include executive and financial leadership, setting the strategic direction for TIDES NETWORK and related entities, coordinating the mission and direction for TIDES NETWORK and its related organizations, as well as operating a shared services model to conduct charitable and educational activities for TIDES NETWORK and related entities focused on improving education, protecting the environment, increasing civic participation and achieving equitable treatment of all people.

Description

TIDES NETWORK (the "Network") began operations as a shared service provider to the other Tides Organizations (Tides Center, Tides Foundation, Tides, . and Tides Two Rivers Fund). TIDES NETWORK supports the operating Organizations and appoints board members for Tides Foundation, Tides Center, Tides Two Rivers Fund and Tides, . TIDES NETWORK sets the direction and policy orientation for and has economic interest in all of Tides Organizations. All direct and indirect costs including management salaries and supporting services of Tides' central office are incurred within TIDES NETWORK. The activies of the Network include executive leadership and administrative services for related Tides Organizations and other nonprofit organizations. These activities include setting mission and strategy, financial leadership, risk management, communications, administration of human resources, office administration, telephone and telecommunication, and administration of information technology systems and services.

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In their words

Bringing Bold Ideas to Life

Tides’ vision of a world of shared prosperity and social justice is founded on equality and human rights; a sustainable environment; healthy individuals and communities; and quality education. We work at the nexus of funders, changemakers and policy, bringing together a large and diverse coalition of mission aligned actors to amplify our power to scale positive impact.

Tides’ impact solutions include philanthropic giving and grantmaking, impact investing, fiscal sponsorship and acceleration services for social ventures, collaborative workspaces, collective initiatives, and advocacy services for policy change. Our extensive tools and know-how give our partners the freedom to hit the ground running and drive change faster than they can on their own.

Learn more about Tides’ vision, mission and approach.

In 1976, social entrepreneur Drummond Pike saw a need for more guidance in philanthropic giving. He founded Tides Foundation in response, creating an organization that is now one of the top social sector organizations in the United States. Tides has expanded its fields of expertise over more than four decades: nurturing new social innovations, convening advocates for justice, and bridging divides of all kinds in order to support forward-thinking nonprofit work.

To date, Tides has managed more than $3 billion in grantmaking and project-based activities, sponsored over 1400 nonprofit projects, and helped launch leading organizations like Environmental Working Group, the Story of Stuff, the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, and Social Venture Network. Alongside our global partners, we accelerate the path to social change, crafting bold solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

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We value genuine relationships, shared passion for social justice, and diverse leadership styles. Join the Tides team and help tackle the world’s toughest problems with tenacity and curiosity.

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