Tides Center

For The True Cost Collaborative

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    12 Months
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This grant to the Tides Center as fiscal sponsor of the True Cost collaborative will go toward continued research, collaboration, communication, and tool development to support indirect cost recovery by grantees. The collaborative, which began in 2016 and now has 12 participating foundations, seeks for the sector to better assess and pay for indirect costs that nonprofit organizations incur when delivering on project grants. The members have agreed on common best practices and are leading changes within their respective organizations. These efforts include changing internal policies, designing methods for understanding grantee cost structures, developing trainings for program staff, and learning from and mobilizing peers.
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for the Mosaic initiative  
This grant supports Mosaic, a project of the Tides Center, in its efforts to strengthen the infrastructure of the environmental community by investing in communications, leadership development, tools and training, field knowledge, and relationship-building between organizations and communities. (Substrategy: Build the Conditions for Enduring Conservation)
for the Open Contracting Partnership project  
The Open Contracting Partnership engages governments and nongovernmental groups to establish and implement new global standards for transparency and broad participation in public contracting. The new standards will require that governments and companies disclose more contracts, that the information in the contracts is easily accessible and presented in user-friendly formats, and that citizens have opportunities to monitor contract award and execution processes. In addition to encouraging others to create and adopt these new norms, with this grant the Partnership would support country-level application of the principles and would facilitate learning among countries to ensure greater effectiveness in the use of public resources.

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