Non-profit

Tides Inc. (TINC)

Website:

www.tides.org

Location:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Tax ID:

57-1138099

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $3,802,857
Expenses: $3,666,908
Assets: $12,031,353

Formation:

2002 [7]

Type:

Tides Supporting Nonprofit

Operates:

Tides Converge (office space)

Part of:

Tides Nexus

Latest Form 990:

2018 Form 990

For more information, see Tides Nexus

Tides Inc. (TINC) is a supporting nonprofit in the Tides Nexus, a collection of left-of-center pass-through and fiscal sponsorship nonprofits based in San Francisco, California. TINC operates an office space in San Francisco, Tides Converge (formerly the Thoreau Center for Sustainability), which rents office space to the other Tides organizations as well as a number of center-left nonprofits. TINC and Tides Converge are based in San Francisco’s historic Presidio grounds. [1]

Relationship to the Tides Nexus

TINC is one of a number of nonprofits created to support the primary groups in the Tides Nexus: the Tides Foundation, which provides grantmaking services; the Tides Center, which incubates new left-wing nonprofits; and the Tides Network, the controlling entity for the various Tides organizations. Specifically, TINC operates a San Francisco, California-based office space, which it rents to other nonprofits, including those in the Tides Nexus. TINC was formed in 2002. [2]

TINC describes its mission and primary program purpose as the following: [3]

Tides, Inc. operates Tides Converge in San Francisco (previously the Thoreau Center for Sustainability) (the “Facility”), which provides office space for the internal operations of [the] Tides Foundation and the Tides Center, and many other charitable and/or mission-aligned organizations, and provides opportunities for community-based meet-ups and connections.

It further describes its role in the Tides Nexus in relationship to an $8,500 grant it paid to the Presidio Trust in 2018, a government-controlled entity responsible for maintaining the historic Presidio grounds in San Francisco: [4]

Tides, Inc.’s primary activity is providing workspace, and [it] only makes a limited number of grants. . . . On certain occasions, it makes a few grants to pre-selected charitable organizations. The grant to the Presidio Trust was monitored via first hand observation as the organization [TINC] is domiciled in the Presidio where the shuttle operations (which was the purpose of the grant) takes place.

Leadership

In its 2018 Form 990, TINC’s board of directors included the following individuals (some of whom have since left Tides altogether): [5]

  • Kriss Deiglmeier (board chair): former Tides CEO
  • Judith Hill (board treasurer, CFO)
  • Amanda Keton: former Tides general counsel, former Tides Advocacy managing director
  • David Schrayer
  • Kim Sarnecki (through October 2018)
  • Jennifer Marie Landig: assistant secretary

Funding

Financial Overview

Tides Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

In 2018, TINC reported total revenues of $3.7 million, total expenditures of $3.5 million, and net assets of just under $2 million. [6]

Financial Documents

The 2018 IRS Form 990 tax filing for Tides Inc. is archived here.

References

  1. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Tides Inc. 2018. Part III (Statement of Program Service Accomplishments). Archived: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2020/04/Tides-Inc-2018-Form-990.pdf ^
  2. Articles of Incorporation: Tides, Inc. Filed November 8, 2002. Accessed May 6, 2020.  https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/CBS/Detail ^
  3. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Tides Inc. 2018. Part III (Statement of Program Service Accomplishments). Archived: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2020/04/Tides-Inc-2018-Form-990.pdf ^
  4. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Tides Inc. 2018. Supplemental Information for Part 1: Line 2. Archived: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2020/04/Tides-Inc-2018-Form-990.pdf

    See PDF page 30 ^

  5. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Tides Inc. 2018. Part VII (Compensation of Officers, Directors, etc.). Archived: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2020/04/Tides-Inc-2018-Form-990.pdf ^
  6. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Tides Inc. 2018. Part I. Lines 12, 13, 18, 22. Archived: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2020/04/Tides-Inc-2018-Form-990.pdf ^
  7. Articles of Incorporation: Tides, Inc. Filed November 8, 2002. Accessed May 6, 2020.  https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/CBS/Detail ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Amanda Keton
    Former Board Member
  2. Kriss Deiglmeier
    Former CEO, Board Chair

Donation Recipients

  1. Rock the Vote (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: October 1, 2006

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Dec Form 990 $3,802,857 $3,666,908 $12,031,353 $10,225,568 Y $300,011 $3,222,983 $89 $0 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $3,094,102 $3,009,777 $11,453,708 $9,896,991 Y $5 $2,877,998 $0 $0 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $2,939,421 $2,292,865 $11,781,748 $10,435,068 Y $6 $2,732,348 $57,098 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $2,941,305 $2,345,308 $11,876,870 $11,208,037 Y $0 $2,768,251 $57,098 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $2,677,576 $3,510,500 $11,593,720 $11,162,004 Y $0 $2,839,914 $1,394 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $2,731,503 $3,083,888 $13,172,012 $11,907,372 Y $0 $2,699,973 $114 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $8,933,626 $9,370,370 $13,983,330 $12,366,305 Y $921,835 $7,916,658 $9,721 $1,111,494 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Tides Inc. (TINC)

    PO BOX 29198
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129-0198