Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds - Proteus Fund

Partner with a values-driven, experienced team to take your vision further.

Proteus Fund’s Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are dedicated grantmaking funds that act as a streamlined alternative to establishing a private foundation, allowing philanthropists aligned with our vision, mission and values to shape their grantmaking while benefiting from the institutional knowledge and capacity of a trusted partner.

In establishing a DAF at Proteus, you join a community of like-minded philanthropists, and have access to Proteus’s expert team of strategic grantmakers.

With over two decades of experience, we are a leader in rapid response grant-making and have particular expertise in making grants to new and grassroots groups. We streamline requirements and processes to lessen the burden on grantees, allowing us to move funds quickly. Our team conducts due diligence on all grant recommendations to ensure compliance with IRS regulations, coordinates grantee reporting, and tracks recommendations over time.

In addition, Proteus Action League, our 501(c)(4) affiliate, offers Donor-Advised c4 Accounts, which provide a complementary vehicle to support lobbying work in service of your philanthropic goals.

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We’d love to talk to you about setting up a Donor Advised Fund.