The Tides Foundation and Center: Selling Foundation Philanthropy on the Idea of “Structural Racism”

The Tides Foundation is a public charity designed to allow anonymous pass-through funding by donors, and the Tides Center acts as an incubator for radical advocacy nonprofits. The innovative structure of the Tides network is designed to secure funding for and nurture the growth of radical nonprofits along a wide range of issues. But the most important—and dangerous—Tides initiative is its effort to promote the concept of “structural racism.” For now, Tides cannot compel foundations to organize their philanthropy by race or send money to ideologues chosen by structural racism experts. However, people should still remain vigilant; Tides may raise enough money from anonymous donors and its own coffers to someday achieve its goal of reshaping America.

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