Mission:

TO PROVIDE ECONOMICALLY, PROGRAMMATICALLY, ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORKPLACE FACILITIES AND RELATED SUPPORTIVE, COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES TO TIDES FOUNDATION AND THE TIDES  ... (More)


 www.tides.org
 |  PO BOX 29198 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129

Tides Inc. is headquartered in SAN FRANCISCO, CA, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 57-1138099.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. within the Human Services - Multipurpose and Other category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2006.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Overall Score
BETA

60

out of 100

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Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

60

out of 100

This charity's score is a failing score

This Beta V1 of Finance Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

0/4

Independent Board Composition

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

82.10%

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

$3,743,855

Total Revenue

We do not evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V2. An organization’s size can affect whether and how we evaluate other indicators.


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Finance & Accountability Report

60

of 100 points (BETA)

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Overview

Overview

The Finance and Accountability Score provides a basic measure for organizational health. At this time, it comprises 100% of a charity's Overall Score.

Program Expense Ratio

83.09%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

0/4 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review/Financial Audit

Audited

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

82.10%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Data Sources

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The IRS Form 990 is the source of the finance and accountability data used within the Encompass Rating System. When an organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability beacon score, each metric is based on elements of the 990. Some metrics are based on the most recent available filing, while others are based on averages of values over multiple years. We provide links to all available 990s here, whether or not this organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability score.

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Note: This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of e-file Form 990 data.

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No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Tides Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$2,275,787

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


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 TIDES FOUNDATION AN ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Transparency

Gold


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Note: GuideStar Seals do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results Score.


What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

We are committed to creating quality, stable workspace, shared services and programmatic collaborations for social change nonprofits. We support nonprofit centers and shared service organizations through peer education, consulting and advisory services to nonprofit practitioners and their philanthropic, government, and business partners.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Our strategies are to create, operate, and promote sustainable workspace and administrative services for nonprofits. We partner with institutions and individuals like you to create long-term solutions to the nonprofit space and infrastructure crisis.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

In 1996, by leading a green renovation of historic Letterman Hospital in the Presidio, Tides opened up 150,000 square feet of quality office space to more than 60 organizations. We also provide beautiful, light-filled spaces of all sizes available both weekdays and weekends for rent, with discounts provided to nonprofits. Our nonprofit center is also a sustainable center of strength for communities to dream together, work together, and grow together. Green nonprofit centers not only result in shared overhead costs but also create a hub for social change organizations, where shared ideas can turn into shared action. Creating a vibrant community resource takes careful planning at the beginning of the project and ongoing attention as a facility opens and grows. We have gathered the best practices from hundreds of nonprofit centers that have become thriving spaces for social change.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

We calculate how much rent we save our tenants. We also know if we are making progress by estimating the savings for our tenants due to sharing overhead costs and eliminating redundancies across organizations.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

We have saved our tenant organizations over $13 million in rent and provided a stable home in a rapidly fluctuating real estate market. We have helped the nonprofit sector be more efficient and use limited funding dollars wisely. We have offered educational programs, visual art exhibitions, shared library resources, meeting spaces, and much more to our tenants and local communities. We are continually working on fully harnessing the wisdom and skills of our network.



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