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Announcing New Leadership at Proteus Fund

I’m writing with exciting news at the start of a new year. The Proteus Fund Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Paul Di Donato as its new President.
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In 2016, Proteus Fund Awarded 393 Grants, Totaling $17.44 Million

2016 was a record-breaking year for our grantmaking! Across all of our different projects, and including the grants made by Proteus Action League, our 501(c)(4) affiliate, and Colombe Foundation, a family foundation that we manage, we made almost 400 grants totaling over $17 million dollars.
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Announcing Jason Franklin as Board Chair

We are excited to announce that Dr. Jason Franklin, W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, has been selected as the new Chair of the Proteus Fund Board of Directors. A nationally recognized leader on social justice philanthropy and collaborative giving, including being named to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s inaugural 40 under 40 list this year, Jason has served on the Proteus Fund board since 2010.
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In 2015, Proteus Fund Awarded 287 Grants, Totaling $14.84 Million

This is the most money Proteus has ever awarded in one year. Central to Proteus is the belief that when funders pool resources and draw on collective ideas and energy, the resulting process allows participants to maximize their investment dollar and have a much broader impact.
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Who's Sticking Up for Muslims at a Very Scary Moment?

One of the most nimble funding shops in this space is the Proteus Fund, an intermediary which receives money from both foundations and individual donors, and specializes in getting resources to grassroots groups. One initiative of Proteus is the Security & Rights Collaborative, which Lindsay Ryder...describes as “the only donor collaborative providing targeted support to Muslim, Arab and South Asian advocacy organizations on a national scale.”
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CMC Recognized as One of 2015's Highlights of Philanthropic Transparency

"Through the work of the Civil Marriage Collaborative, philanthropy learned that when it works collectively and engages in storytelling about its beneficiaries, it can accelerate the pace of change."
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Special Announcement from the Boards of Directors

Following decades of leadership and many social justice victories to her credit, Meg Gage has stepped down from her role as President of Proteus Fund and Proteus Action League as of November 30th.

As you know, Meg founded Proteus Fund and led the organization through many stages of growth and development. The Board and staff are very grateful for Meg’s extraordinary leadership, service and commitment to both Proteus and the field of social justice philanthropy.
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Pioneer: How Meg Gage has Changed Philanthropy

When it comes to improving the world, you’re batting way above average if you can make just one signature contribution toward that end. Well, in her long career, Meg Gage has made two really notable contributions—helping not only change philanthropy, but society as a whole.
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