Advocating for change

The Advocacy Fund enables progressive donors and activists to impact the legislative arena by providing a legal and fiscal home to those advocating for social change. By facilitating quick mobilization and efficient management, The Advocacy Fund empowers its clients to run successful ballot initiative campaigns and legislative endeavors. The Advocacy Fund offers the organizational infrastructure and strategic management services to make change happen. It increases your ability to engage in thoughtful advocacy on issues of social justice, environmental sustainability, human rights and much more.

The Advocacy Fund (formerly named Tides Advocacy Fund) was established as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization in 1992. Nonprofits classified as 501(c)(4) organizations by the IRS differ from 501(c)(3) nonprofits in that they are permitted to lobby for legislation. Unlike donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, donations to a 501(c)(4) organization are not tax deductible.

The Advocacy Fund is a completely separate legal entity from Tides and Tides does not subsidize The Advocacy Fund in any way.