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Who we are

Who is tides advocacy?

Tides Advocacy is a team of political, legal and financial experts that identify, connect, and fuel movements for social justice and the health of our democracy. Founded in 1997, we leverage our extensive network and design solutions to make advocacy accessible to social change innovators in all sectors.

We help with strategy development, legal guidance, and the infrastructure to quickly establish, scale, and run high-impact advocacy initiatives and funds.

With a network of over 90 fiscally sponsored 501(c)(4) projects and funds across the United States, we support advocates to strengthen community voice and achieve lasting policy change.

We believe that change happens faster when you bring diverse people, organizations and communities together. In partnership with philanthropists, activists, policy makers and private sector leaders, we push the boundaries for policy reform.

Tides Advocacy (formerly The Advocacy Fund) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.  Tides Advocacy is an affiliate of Tides, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Our Services
Wisdom & Experience.

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.

Capacity Building

We grow the knowledge and skills of movement leaders that are taking on new challenges.

Wisdom & Experience
The Services We Offer Help You Create The Biggest Impact.