The Miseducation of Black Philanthropy


Tides is a philanthropic partner and nonprofit accelerator dedicated to building a world of shared prosperity and social justice. Tides works at the nexus of funders, changemakers, and policy to solve society's most challenging problems: equality and human rights; sustainable environment; healthy individuals and communities; and quality education. 

As a champion for progress and innovation, Tides places immense value on the creativity and innovation of up-and-coming social change leaders. One of these leaders is Hawwa Muhammad, a social entrepreneur and founder of Pink Trumpet. Hawwa has a passion for helping others bridge creative ideas with sustainable strategies to achieve positive social impact. Last fall, she attended "This Is What A Philanthropist Looks Like," offered by the San Francisco-based organization How Women Lead.

To help build a more inclusive understanding of philanthropy—which is always one of Tides' primary goals—Hawwa identified three core tenets that the sector should adopt. By embracing these, philanthropists can consciously dismantle myths about how the Black community practices, and engages with, different forms of giving. Read her full perspective at the link below.