Fiscally Sponsored Projects

An Ecosystem for Change.

Proteus Fund serves as fiscal sponsor to twelve innovative projects.

Bridges

Bridges

BRIDGES is a start-up organization dedicated to exploring innovative tactics to engage diverse audiences, foster strategic thinking, and encourage alignment across movements, geographies, and disciplines.

EmbraceRace

EmbraceRace

EmbraceRace is a multiracial community of parents, teachers, experts, and other caring adults who support each other to meet the challenges that race poses to our children, families, and communities.

The Horizon Forum

The Horizon Forum

Increased social and political polarization in recent years has forced leaders in philanthropy to reconsider the ways in which charitable dollars--often in the form of Donor Advised Funds--may be inadvertently directed to dangerous and xenophobic activity, including but not limited to hate and extremist speech. The Horizon Forum provides a research based ...

Increased social and political polarization in recent years has forced leaders in philanthropy to reconsider the ways in which charitable dollars--often in the form of Donor Advised Funds--may be inadvertently directed to dangerous and xenophobic activity, including but not limited to hate and extremist speech. The Horizon Forum provides a research based convening space for stakeholders in the grant-making community to address this shared public challenge by identifying best practices, exploring case stories, and developing practical solutions. It also creates opportunities for foundations to accelerate and grow their existing work in nurturing socio-economic equity, developing anti-racism initiatives, and advancing cultures of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sector.

The Horizon Forum’s work is grounded in the firm belief that long-term change in the sector must be developed by philanthropy’s own leadership. experience, and insight. It carries out its work through applied research practices of peer-learning, cross-sector dialogue and academic analysis. The initiative's primary activity consists of hosting semi-annual dialogues with stakeholders and researchers familiar with the institutional landscape of philanthropy and unique challenges of self-regulation therein. It also partners with peer institutions and university-based research centers to provide public facing thought leadership and data-based recommendations for stakeholders. Finally, the program also provides direct services for foundations, assisting them in establishing processes and policies for vetting grantees and ensuring they protect their mission to nurture the public good and “do no harm” with their philanthropy.

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Impact-Driven Philanthropy Collaborative

Impact-Driven Philanthropy Collaborative

The Impact-Driven Philanthropy Collaborative (IDPC) promotes thoughtful and intentional giving practices by convening representatives from the donor support ecosystem to strengthen the overall field. The Collaborative’s efforts focus on influencing donors in the top 5 percent of wealth holders, where giving has become increasingly concentrated. Though par...

The Impact-Driven Philanthropy Collaborative (IDPC) promotes thoughtful and intentional giving practices by convening representatives from the donor support ecosystem to strengthen the overall field. The Collaborative’s efforts focus on influencing donors in the top 5 percent of wealth holders, where giving has become increasingly concentrated. Though participation in giving is strong in this segment, the ways people are giving are not yet resulting in meaningful change on issues and in communities. Supported by Raikes Foundation staff and others, this collaborative brings together key stakeholders in the ecosystem of donor support to think together how we might influence donors to give more, give now, and give in ways more likely to make a difference. We believe transformative and inclusive impact comes when donors focus on equity, systems change and effectiveness. Members come together to share, learn and collaborate and have identified opportunities for collective action that would support the full ecosystem.

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Jewish Liberation Fund

Jewish Liberation Fund

The Jewish Liberation Fund (JLF) mobilizes resources to sustain and grow a progressive Jewish movement for justice and liberation. Rooted in the practice of participatory grantmaking and philanthropy, JLF’s Steering Committee and decision makers are – and will always be – people who are “closest to the pain”: organizers, activists, spiritual leaders, and ...

The Jewish Liberation Fund (JLF) mobilizes resources to sustain and grow a progressive Jewish movement for justice and liberation. Rooted in the practice of participatory grantmaking and philanthropy, JLF’s Steering Committee and decision makers are – and will always be – people who are “closest to the pain”: organizers, activists, spiritual leaders, and others who are deeply rooted in the grassroots progressive Jewish movement for liberation, and who bring the wisdom of lived experiences at the intersections of systems of structural oppression.

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More Equitable Democracy

More Equitable Democracy

More Equitable Democracy (MED) is an intermediary focused on strengthening democracy at the state and local levels. It engages with organizations working in underrepresented communities, particularly people of color and young people, to develop their own democracy reform agendas. This is based on connecting current policy goals with structural change rela...

More Equitable Democracy (MED) is an intermediary focused on strengthening democracy at the state and local levels. It engages with organizations working in underrepresented communities, particularly people of color and young people, to develop their own democracy reform agendas. This is based on connecting current policy goals with structural change related primarily with redistricting and election methods. Further, MED provides technical assistance, capacity building, and financial resources to activists, organizations, and coalitions interested in advancing democracy reforms that promote equity.

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Prevention Collaborative

Prevention Collaborative

The Prevention Collaborative serves practitioners and social movements working to prevent violence against women in the Global South, informed by research-based evidence, practice-based learning, and feminist principles.

ReFrame

ReFrame

ReFrame builds the next generation of strategic communicators in order to create the infrastructure to contend for narrative power.

State Law Research Initiative

State Law Research Initiative

State Law Research Initiative’s mission is to help build a body of legal research on the state constitutional law of the right to be free of cruel and unusual punishment. Since the 1960s the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the federal 8th Amendment has dominated this area of the law, but state supreme courts retain the power to establish state cons...

State Law Research Initiative’s mission is to help build a body of legal research on the state constitutional law of the right to be free of cruel and unusual punishment. Since the 1960s the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the federal 8th Amendment has dominated this area of the law, but state supreme courts retain the power to establish state constitutional protections stronger than those afforded by the federal constitution, making them an important alternative venue for criminal defendants and those already incarcerated seeking protection and redress. To foster this work SLRI seeks to facilitate and fund research on both the legislative history of state constitutional clauses banning cruel and unusual punishment and state supreme courts’ interpretations of those clauses, and to make this research widely available to the legal community.

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TAP Network

TAP Network

The Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network is a broad network of CSOs that works to ensure that open, inclusive, accountable, effective governance and peaceful societies are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and that civil society are recognized and mobilized as indispensable partners in the design, implement...

The Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network is a broad network of CSOs that works to ensure that open, inclusive, accountable, effective governance and peaceful societies are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and that civil society are recognized and mobilized as indispensable partners in the design, implementation of and accountability for sustainable development policies, at all levels.

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Third Wave Fund

Third Wave Fund

Third Wave Fund is an activist fund led by and for women of color, intersex, queer, and trans people under 35 years of age. We work to ensure that young folks are decision-makers at the cutting edge of philanthropy where they are commonly absent.

Transparency & Accountability Initiative

Transparency & Accountability Initiative

TAI is a donor collaborative working toward a world where citizens are informed and empowered; governments are open and responsive; and collective action advances the public good.

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