Interview with Perry Feldman of the Free Market Foundation
At the Rising Tide Foundation, we are fortunate to work with a portfolio of innovative and dedicated grantees advancing freedom and prosperity around the globe. In order to highlight the laudable work of our grantees, we are starting a series of grantee interviews with highly successful organizations. This month we had the opportunity to catch-up with Perry Feldman, project manager of the Khaya Lam (My Home) Land Reform project at the Free Market Foundation, to hear more about Khaya Lam, a project that the Rising Tide Foundation is funding.
Celebrating our 10th Anniversary – Meet Martin Burt, Fundación Paraguaya
The Freedom in Practice portfolio of grants at Rising Tide Foundation consists of more than 40 projects that are advancing tangible change in the lives of people and promoting greater freedom and prosperity around the globe. As a part of our 10th anniversary supporting projects that eliminate the obstacles which impede creative individuals, we have made a concerted effort to highlight the work of our talented grantee network.
Campaign for Housing and Human Dignity
Across the state of California, local governments have shifted from a more personalized approach to homelessness that respects the dignity of the individual to a one-size-fits-all program that is euphemistically called: “Housing First”. The Housing First program dehumanizes its beneficiaries through treating them as objectives of the system rather subjects, protagonists in their own story.
Corporate Welfare: Where’s the Outrage?
There exists significant misunderstanding in the United States, and more broadly around the world, regarding the term “capitalism.” Much of the misperceptions many have of capitalism are a result of the pervasive trend toward “corporate welfare” in the Western world.
Entrepreneurship development and 21st century skills
Rising Tide supports an entrepreneurship development project at Let's Innovate through Education (LITE) that effectively develops key 21st century skills in minority youth, giving them the skills to lift themselves out of poverty and stimulate their local economy through business solutions. LITE Memphis has a vision to close the racial wealth gap for African American and Latino/a/x students by becoming entrepreneurs and securing high-wage jobs.
Employment for Men and Women Experiencing Homelessness
Rising Tide supports the work of First Step Staffing (FSS) to employ those disenfranchized from the workforce, including men and women experiencing homelessness, veterans, and returning citizens. FSS offers targeted support to these individuals, including international job coaching, a robust transportation program, and help obtaining and retaining jobs - allowing their clients to become economically self-sufficient.
Expansion of a proven model of skills training for employment
In partnership with the Ateneo de Manila University through the Ateneo Center for Educational Development (ACED), Bagosphere has successfully completed its first year of online training for the Career Preparation Program. The program tackles the problem of youth unemployment in the Philippines from the demand side - by working closely with employers and training people in the skills required. The four-week training was done in 12 batches, training a total of 231 online learners aspiring to become call center agents. The program boasts an 87% placement rate.
Unlocking Potential through Mindset Change among Unemployed Youth in Kenya
Vulnerable and unemployed youth living in slum areas in Kenya constantly live in survival mode. But there is no amount of outside intervention that will systemically transform slums into thriving, resilient communities – that change must come from within.
Communicating Liberty to Under-Serviced Audiences
Rising Tide supports the work of Foundation of Economic Education (FEE) to engage, educate, and inspire young people - particularly minority, underserved audiences - with the philosophy of freedom. The FEE initiative uses online media, in-person workshops, online learning, accessible resources, and community partnerships to educate and inspure young African-Americans and Hispanics - in the US, Latin America, and Spain - to choose freedom as their chosen method for social change and economic progress.
Eradicating Barriers to Economic Freedom for Women
With support from Rising Tide, Atlas Network supports projects that improve quality of life for women around the world. A wide variety of new initiatives at local and national levels spanning several continents have resulted from this program, with Atlas Network hosting webinars, in-person events, and consultation calls to highlight the importance of this issue.