a better FUTURE
today, for tomorrow.
Across Europe, social innovators are working towards solving today's biggest challenges set forth by the Sustainable Development Goals. As new models of business, formal and informal innovations taking place are a positive force committed to shaping our better future.
However, access to funding, skills and networks remains a critical barrier to entry for aspiring entrepreneurs and social enterprises whose ideas hold the potential to solve local issues. This is true especially for individuals from underserved groups.
Social Tides, funded by Google.org as part of the Google.org Social Innovation Fund, aims to address these challenges, particularly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through this initiative, we commit to empowering a diversity of ideas, and the people behind them, to build the capacity and capabilities of Europe's social innovation economy.
We can accomplish far more together, than we can alone. And together, we can accelerate progress towards a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient European future for all.
To date, Social Tides has provided grant funding and support to 301 changemakers across Europe, empowering them to cultivate sustainable solutions for local challenges. Among those, in our endeavor to foster a more equitable and inclusive new economy ecosystem, 62% are women and 83% represent individuals from underserved communities. Through the program, they have been enabled to test and prototype their idea, establish an enterprise, consolidate their business model and brand identity, raise funds and generate first revenues.
Discover the impact and entrepreneurial stories
shared by participants in our programs!
Social Tides incubation and acceleration programs aim to empower (aspiring) social entrepreneurs across european countries.
The programs are designed to support the growth of local ecosystems as well as to foster contamination through exchange of ideas, knowledge, and best practices among social entrepreneurs.
Call to Action
Our objective is to move the Sustainable Development Goals forward by strengthening Europe's social innovation networks which sit at the heart of a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient society.