About Us

2019 marks Proteus Fund’s 25th anniversary. Please click here to learn more.

Vision

A just, equitable and democratic world.

 

Mission

Proteus Fund partners with foundations, advocates, and individual donors to advance democracy, human rights and peace.

 

About Us

Proteus Fund partners with foundations, individual donors, activists, and other allies to advance justice, equity, and an inclusive, representative democracy. Since 1994, we have led and also incubated dozens of social justice initiatives aligned with our vision, mission, and values.

For more than a quarter-century Proteus has deployed creative and courageous strategies to organize funders around the resourcing of social justice movements through our Donor Collaboratives, nurture and support a wide variety of social change initiatives through our Fiscal Sponsorships, and partner with funders through our Donor Advised Funds. Through these dynamic efforts, we strive to change hearts and minds, public policy, law, and culture while also working to evolve philanthropic practice.

To date, Proteus Fund, and its associated organizations, including the Proteus Action League, have distributed approximately $250 million in grants and also provided other essential tools to support activists and advocates, experienced and emerging leaders, organizations, networks, coalitions, and issue-specific campaigns at the local, state, and national level. Proteus Fund’s deep experience in philanthropy, coupled with our collaborative field-facing approach with grantees and Fiscally Sponsored Projects, have enabled us to identify gaps, challenges, and opportunities to fuel effective progressive work and play a critical role in achieving pivotal social justice victories.

Today, Proteus is a $40 million philanthropic organization supporting a total of 33 funds and initiatives with a highly skilled and committed staff of over 70 individuals.

Proteus Fund is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Amherst, Massachusetts. Our staff is based across the entire United States and internationally.