We're a fearless partner for people fighting for social justice, helping them mobilize communities, build political power and change policy.
As seasoned political advisors, financial experts and legal counselors, we know the rule book inside and out. With our infrastructure and ongoing support, our partners can hit the ground running with the right strategies for successful ballot, electoral and legislative campaigns.
We have an established track record of solving problems in unconventional ways. Since 1994, we've advanced some of the most crucial policies, impacting people's lives for the better. Until our democracy works for each and every one of us, investing in advocacy is critical.
Tides Advocacy works with hundreds of clients and partners representing diverse local and national networks and issue areas. We focus on working with and on behalf of communities most impacted by injustice to align political strategies and investments for policy wins and lasting social change.
Equality & Human Rights
Building power to advance real justice and defend the rights of those most impacted by discrimination and racism.
Health & Environment
Advancing equitable policies and systems so every community has clean air, water, and land as well as access to quality health systems and comprehensive care.
Taking on inequality to advance a world where every individual can access economic, housing, and educational opportunity to live a life of dignity.
Promoting civic engagement and reversing systemic disenfranchisement of people from exercising their democratic rights.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Tides Advocacy announced the election of four new board members – Nat Chioke-Williams, Judy Hatcher, Dr. Monique Morris, and Dr. Aisha Nyandoro. In addition, new board leadership – Vincent Jones (Chair), Rajasvini Bhansali (Secretary), and Deb Kinney (Treasurer), join together to provide strategic direction to help Tides Advocacy to continue its’…Read More
Across the United States, police and other law enforcement consistently shoot and kill thousands of people each year without accountability. In California, nearly 200 people were affected by this state violence last year, having disastrous ripple effects on their families and communities. Through radical dreaming, the Justice Teams Network (JTN) was founded in 2015 to…
There are only three states with a law restricting former felons’ right to vote, and in Florida, the problem is at its worst. In 2017, Tides Advocacy partnered with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to get the Voting Restoration Amendment (Amendment 4) on the ballot. They are now inspiring a movement of thousands locally and nationally.
Lead Locally joined Tides Advocacy in 2016 to engage and organize around local elections that don’t get very much attention or resources in areas where pollution impacts will be disproportionately felt by low-income communities and communities of color. Their community organizing is stopping fossil fuel projects before they get started. “No one else offers the kind and level of support that Tides Advocacy does around c4 and electoral work.”
The environmental movement has historically been white-led and is only now starting to address racial justice in its work. Tides Advocacy provided multi-year seed funding, strategic support, and fiscal sponsorship to create CEJA Action, which works with community-based environmental justice groups to increase their electoral power. CEJA Action is now a strong presence in Sacramento, taking positions on state measures and helping elect environmental justice champions into office.
Tides Advocacy has been absolutely critical to our advocacy work.
We provide political infrastructure, capacity building, grant-making support, and advising services to incubate innovative advocacy initiatives. Our partnerships bridge boundaries and spark sustained investment for social change.
Start a fund
We amplify the giving strategies of donors interested in using advocacy to achieve equity and lasting social change.
Start A collaborative
We foster unlikely and resilient partnerships across our network of policy makers, philanthropists, private sector leaders, and activists to drive policy reform.
We provide deep expertise in the areas of legal compliance, infrastructure, grantmaking, landscape research, and political strategy.
Start A Project
We provide comprehensive infrastructure to build and accelerate the ability of changemakers to use a political strategy to change policies and systems.
We grow the knowledge and skills of movement leaders that are taking on new challenges.