Tides Foundation

For The Connect US NGO Nuclear Security Summit

  • Amount
    $50,000
  • Program
    Initiatives
  • Date Awarded
    11/27/2009
  • Term
    5 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The Focus Project, commonly known as OMB Watch, works to provide the resources and transparency needed in order to increase U.S. government spending accountability, promote sound and equitable regulatory and budgetary processes and policies, and improve policymaking by making it more data-driven. A grant for general support will conclude the Hewlett Foundation's long-standing relationship with OMB Watch, which has received general support funding on and off since 2003. Though we have been pleased with the work the organization has done in the past, it is well-funded by others for whome it is a more central investment. In a time of major budget cuts, and a much stronger commitment within the executive branch of the U.S. government to transparency and accountability, we think it prudent not to continue supporting OBM Watch beyond this grant.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.tides.org 
Address
1012 Torney Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94129, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for Bay Area Cultural Funders for Equity CAF  
Fiscally sponsored by Tides Foundation, the Bay Area Cultural Funders for Equity Collective Action Fund is a funder collaborative committed to amplifying the voices, power, arts, and cultures of people of color and other vulnerable communities in the Bay Area, particularly those living at or near poverty. Focused on advancing equitable community well-being, the collaborative members include public funders; independent, community, and family foundations; philanthropic advisors; and donors. In its first year, its activities will include member coordination, convening, and collaborative grantmaking. Support for the collaborative advances the Performing Arts Program’s overall strategic framework.
for the NAACP Local Action Fund’s Cleaner Energy, Healthy Air, and Economic Opportunity Project  
The Tides Foundation is the fiscal sponsor for a project in Michigan to garner support from African Americans for policies to reduce global warming pollution from electricity sources. Tides will work with the state conference of the NAACP to produce a new study on the health and economic benefits in African American communities of implementing recent federal Clean Air Act rules, increased renewable energy, and decreased coal-fired electricity in Michigan. The state NAACP will work with its local chapters and other allies to distribute and publicize the study's findings. This supplemental grant will add $30,000 to the existing 2012 grant of $110,000 to cover unforseen expenses and allow NAACP to take advantage of expanded outreach opportunities.
for the NAACP Local Action Fund’s Cleaner Energy, Healthy Air, and Economic Opportunity Project  
The Tides Foundation is the fiscal sponsor for a project in Michigan to garner support from African Americans for policies to reduce global warming pollution from electricity sources. Tides will work with the state conference of the NAACP to produce a new study on the health and economic benefits in African American communities of implementing recent federal Clean Air Act rules as well as a proposed clean energy standard in Michigan. The state NAACP will work with its local chapters to distribute and publicize the study's findings.

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