Foundations

Amplify your impact.

Dive into new issues and geographies or expand an existing program – Tides Canada helps you go deeper with your grantmaking.

Tides Canada offers the following advisory services for Foundations:

Research & Scoping
Answer key questions and engage in exploration together.

  • Host an exploratory conversation to identify values, intended legacy, and interest areas of the Foundation.
  • Conduct a landscape assessment of an issue or geography to deepen your Foundation’s impact.
  • Investigate new and exciting angles to your existing work.
  • Organize a gathering of different stakeholders to explore an issue or geography to inform an impact-driven strategy.

Strategy & Design
Create strategies to get from vision to action. 

  • Design a new grantmaking program that reflects your unique vision for change, focus areas, and goals.
  • Coordinate a pooled fund to leverage the resources of multiple partners to support a specific issue or geography.
  • Address gaps in sector support by creating a new charitable initiative.

Grants Management & Delivery
Effectively and efficiently deliver your grantmaking program.

  • Develop proposal and reporting templates that reflect your priority interests and desired outcomes, and are accessible to all grantees.
  • Promote your grantmaking program to unique audiences across Canada.
  • Manage relationships with grantees on your behalf.
  • Manage the administration of grants using a Donor Advised Fund.

Evaluation & Learning
Evaluate outcomes, share learnings, and revise as needed.

  • Develop an evaluation framework to track the impact of your grantmaking program.
  • Develop a methodology to capture lessons learned in the design and implementation stages of the program in order to inform your future grantmaking.
  • Develop learning opportunities, such a field trips or webinars, to learn directly from the grantees and engage with peers collaborating in the space.
  • Share learnings with the broader philanthropic and charitable community to enable the scaling and replication of successful strategies.

 

Because Tides Canada is a leading national charity with a unique suite of tools, we can leverage a wide range of in-house expertise to create custom solutions.

  • Simplify giving with a donor advised fund, an efficient way to manage the administration of grants
  • Activate investment capital for social change with impact investing.
  • Seed a new charitable initiative on our shared platform that supports a healthy environment, social equity, and economic prosperity

For More Information Contact:

Leanne Burton
Director, Development
Leanne.Burton@tidescanada.org

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