We understand what makes social justice initiatives grow and thrive. It starts with close partnership and a focused commitment to a cohort of projects – closely aligned with our mission, vision, and values – that we believe can have a significant impact on our world.
A key tenet of our shared success is the critical infrastructure expertise Proteus provides fiscally sponsored projects. So often the development and execution of these operational systems and processes hamper the work of and deter small social change organizations from succeeding. Proteus’ partnership with these initiatives enables them to focus on their programmatic impact while trusting an experienced partner to manage key aspects of their evolving operations.
With nearly three decades of experience in social justice philanthropy, Proteus Fund also has developed expertise in a full spectrum of strategies and tools to bring about social change. We support projects that are engaging in community and grass tops organizing, public policy advocacy and issue campaigns, litigation, narrative development and strategic communications, and evolving the practice of philanthropy itself.
With decades of experience, our team has seen it all. We aren’t surprised by the common challenges and critical milestones that every initiative faces. From rapid growth to leadership transitions, we provide stability and trust that the mission will continue even as the project evolves.
Our focus is on sustained, long-term support that spans years – not months. We believe lasting change for the issues we’re tackling together require time, commitment, and partnership.
Proteus actively considers projects that:
If this describes your work and you share our vision and values, we’d appreciate the opportunity to explore a partnership. Please complete the form below.