Grantmaker of the Month
TRCF is proud to recognize the grantmakers throughout Western Pennsylvania that provide much-needed grants to small non-profits and grassroots organizations as they work to promote social justice and change. Each month will recognize one of these organizations as Grantmaker of the Month.
The Tides Foundation
The Tides Foundation, founded in 1976, grew out of a need for the facilitation of philanthropic giving. Tides works to promote a change towards a society founded on a few basic principles: social justice, shared economic opportunity, a healthy democratic process, and sustainable environmental practices. Since 1976, Tides has managed project and grantmaking activities totaling more than $2 billion. They have worked with over 15,000 partners, including foundations, donors, corporations, social investors, nonprofit organizations, government institutions, community organizations, activists, social entrepreneurs, and more. Tides focuses on new ideas and innovation and help provide the tools to make those ideas reality.
Tides supports issues like the improvement of community clinics in California, ensuring HIV treatment in Africa, arts programs for inner city youth, ending violence against women, and many more.
The Tides Foundation’s website can be found here.