The Tides Center received $4.5 million to launch a scalable technology platform and develop partnerships to increase standards for nonprofit accountability and performance.
The center, based in San Francisco, provides infrastructure services, including payroll, legal and employee-benefits services, to nonprofits.
The platform will allow the center to assist a larger number of nonprofits, letting them to focus their efforts on their missions rather than their infrastructures, the group says.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation provided the lead grant of $4.07 million, while the Skoll Foundation provided $225,000 and the Evenlyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, and the David and Lucile Packard Fund, each gave $100,000.
Kellogg’s investment follows an initial $950,000 grant to the center for strategic planning and collaboration.