Donation Methods

Movement Voter Fund is a fund of Tides Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible pursuant to §170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please visit the Tides Foundation website for additional information.

For Gifts Over $5,000:

Contact [email protected] or your MVF Philanthropic Advisor to discuss options.

Note: To avoid online processing fees, please consider giving by check, ACH, or wire.

Ways to Give

Donate online

Gifts under $5,000: Please consider giving online to help minimize administrative overhead. Payments are secured by ActBlue Charities and subject to ActBlue’s 3.95% transaction processing fee.

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Donate via wire, stock transfer, or DAF

We want to make it easy for you to support local organizing groups in the way that is right for you. Contact us to donate via wire, stock, or donor-advised fund (DAF).

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Donate by check

Note: To minimize overhead and streamline grantmaking, we only accept checks of $1,000 and up. For gifts under $1,000, please give online.

To donate by check, please follow these steps:

  1. Make the check out to ‘Tides Foundation’.
  2. Include the memo ‘Movement Voter Fund’ on the check.
  3. To ensure you receive a tax receipt and acknowledgement for your donation, include your name, mailing address, and email address in a note sent with the check.
  4. Mail the check to one of the addresses listed below.
  5. Complete the Tides Foundation Contribution Transmittal Form.

Address for checks sent via standard mail:

Tides Foundation
P.O. Box 889389
Los Angeles, CA 90088-9389

Address for checks requiring a signature:

Lockbox Services Box #0399389
Tides Foundation
3440 Flair Drive
El Monte, CA 91731

Tides Foundation EIN: 51-0198509

Donate directly to individual groups

Contact us to discuss moving gifts over $5,000 directly to specific 501(c)(3) organizing groups, bypassing the Tides Foundation.

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Donate to support MVF operations

Our role is to empower and strengthen the organizing work of hundreds of local groups across the country. To that end, we re-grant donations from our donors directly to groups, unless you specify otherwise. But it takes staff and resources for us to do this work. If you believe in our work and can contribute to support our operations and internal team, please contact us.

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All of Movement Voter Fund’s administrative and development overhead is covered by a committed group of very generous donors who deeply believe in MVF and expanding our model. When you donate, 100% of your contribution (after transaction fees*) goes to support MVF’s hundreds of local partner organizations with financial and capacity-building support, as well as MVF’s state-based advising and expertise that directly supports local partner organizations across the country.

*Transaction fees: The Tides Foundation assesses a 3% administrative fee to support their administrative work on behalf of the Movement Voter Fund at Tides. Online donations are processed by ActBlue, which assesses a 3.95% processing fee.