Tinker Foundation Inc.

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Tinker Foundation Inc.

EIN: 51-0175449


To promote the development of an equitable, sustainable, and productive society in Latin America.

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Ms. Caroline Kronley

Main address

55 East 59th St.

New York, NY 10022 USA

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Natural resources

Marine science


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NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (Q05)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

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Programs and results

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Democratic Governance

The Tinker Foundation has a long history of supporting Latin American organizations working to advance the rule of law as a foundational element of democratic governance. Today we seek to build on and deepen this commitment by prioritizing projects focused on justice and rule of law. We will consider other projects on an ad hoc basis but most resources will be focused on these core issues.

Projects should have the objective of creating and consolidating systems of justice that are independent, effective, reliable, equitable, and transparent. They may be targeted to national or sub-national levels and may include comparative or regional components. They should strive to tackle the challenges and opportunities involved with implementing and operating within more recently adopted structures and frameworks.

Initial areas of interest include:
• Promoting transparency and accountability in the justice sector, both from within justice institutions and without (civil society monitoring, etc.)
• The selection, training, and assessment of justice sector actors, as well as developing next-generation talent
• Increasing access to justice, particularly for vulnerable and marginalized groups

We will consider a range of project types and methodologies. These may include research and policy analysis, experimentation with new models and early scale-up of proven approaches, and exchange of knowledge across countries and contexts.

Population(s) Served

This program area aims to improve access to high-quality secondary or vocational public education. Proving and scaling successful interventions are key goals, where scale may be at the local, regional, or national level. Funds may be used to develop new programs, to conduct applied research and evaluations that will facilitate replication or adoption of successful programs by policy makers, or to generate public and policy debate on the topic.

Population(s) Served

This program supports efforts focused on the sustainable management of habitat and resources that incorporate social and economic dimensions to improve the well-being of local communities. Projects will address these challenges at multiple levels, including engaging with policy makers, capacity building, standards development, and implementation. Funding is available for projects that promote sustainable management practices or projects that offer innovative ideas and policies that improve locally determined mechanisms for watershed management; develop water policies and management methodologies based on local hydrological assessments; or identify, implement and replicate workable models of freshwater management and protection.

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Ms. Caroline Kronley

Ms. Kronley is the third President of the Tinker Foundation. Previously, she was Managing Director for Strategy at the Rockefeller Foundation leading the development of new programmatic initiatives. Earlier in her career, she was a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners and Booz & Company where she served a broad range of clients on strategy and organizational performance. Prior to that, she worked for a microfinance institution in Mexico overseeing strategic planning activities. She graduated from Haverford College (AB History with a concentration in Latin American studies) and the Yale School of Management (MBA).

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
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Board chair

Dr. Shannon O'Neil

Council on Foreign Relations

Term: 2023 - 2044

Arturo C. Porzecanski

Susan L. Segal

Americas Society and the Council of the Americas

Bradford K. Smith

Shannon K. O'Neil

Council on Foreign Relations

Tatiana R. Martins

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Caroline Kronley

Tinker Foundation

Luis Oganes

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Isabel Aninat

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Eugene Zapata Garesché

Resilient Cities Network

Katherine Lorenz

Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Vincente M. Leon

Universidad del Pacfico

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No


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