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We provide a full suite of fiscal sponsorship services so you can focus on making change.

From setting up your organization to navigating legal questions to human resources, grant and financial management, we have you covered. Start a 501(c)(4) project with us to amplify your work or complement your 501(c)(3) educational efforts, whether they are independent or at Tides.

Our Partnerships

Justice Teams Network Holds Police Accountable Across CA

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…

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Our Partnerships

FRRC is Tapping Into Shared Humanity in Florida

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.

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Our Partnerships

Lead Locally Keeps Fossil Fuels In The Ground

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.”

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Our Partnerships

CEJA Action Brings Environmental Justice to Sacramento

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.

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Human Resources

We help you hire, manage, and retain your staff. We manage payroll, offer comprehensive benefits, and provide performance management and organizational development support. 

Financial Management

With the highest financial standards, we meticulously maintain your financial statements and support financial reporting. We take care of your annual financial audits and 990s. 

Grants Execution

From start to finish, we are pros at grant management, from performing due diligence to evaluating proposals to grants reporting and processing.

Political Compliance

We know the rule book inside and out. Our team of legal and compliance experts steers you in the right direction when it comes to lobbying, campaign finance reporting, independent expenditures, and legislative strategy.

Online Systems

A set of online platforms to support HR and financial management, grants tracking, and daily operations such as payments and contracts.  

Risk Management

You're taking on big challenges in the world, so we worry about organizational risk for you. From liability insurance to contract review, we have a team of lawyers to keep you safe.

Advising Services

Your team of advisors is committed to helping you achieve your goal, and provides expertise in human resources, accounting, operations and political strategy.

Being a part of Tides Advocacy allows us to focus more time and energy on the issues that impact our families, our friends, and ourselves. That means we can move the ball further, faster. If they weren’t part of the equation, we wouldn’t have gotten to where we are now.

Desmond Meade
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
Our projects

New York Working Families Project

Lead Locally

Story Website

Lift Up Contra Costa


Ahri for Justice


Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice Action


Voices for Progress


Vote Solar Action Fund

Columbia Riverkeeper Action


Solidaire Action


Dream Defenders


The Democracy Labs

Our Focus Areas
Dismantle Inequities.

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. 

Shared Prosperity

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.

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