PROTEUS FUND INC



FOUNDATION PROFILE


The foundation was granted charitable status in September, 1994 and is located in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The purpose of the foundation is to advance democracy, human rights, and peace.

In their most recent reporting year ending Dec. 2017, the foundation reported assets of $20,238,891 (ledger value) and income of $32,125,764.

Further details for this foundation are as follows:

  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) 043243004.
  • Ranked 6282 in the FoundationSearch Top 10,000 US Foundations by Assets.
  • Ranked 252 in the FoundationSearch Top Foundations by Assets for the state of Massachusetts.


CONTACT INFORMATION


The foundation can be contacted at the following address:

PROTEUS FUND INC
15 RESEARCH DR STE B
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002

Tel:  (413) 256-0349


FOUNDATION ACTIVITIES


The foundation has identified the following as its official purpose and/or activities: study and research (non-scientific).
Its NTEE Code is B99, and its NTEE description is Education (N.E.C.).

FUNDING INTERESTS


The foundation provides funding in the following areas:
  • Social & Human Services
Detailed information about the foundation's funding interests is available on the company website.


DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS


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GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF GRANTS


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FUNDING HISTORY


RecipientCityStateGrant SizeYearGrant Description
VOTER REGISTRATION PROJECT WASHINGTON DC$2,500,0002017 GENERAL SUPPORT
VOTER REGISTRATION PROJECT WASHINGTON DC$2,500,0002016 general support
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$1,131,0002016 communications
TRISKELES FOUNDATION EXTON PA$932,6082017 COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
PROTEUS ACTION LEAGUE AMHERST MA$870,0002016 democracy
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$820,3002015 Work of the Collaborative Communications Initiative to build the communications capacity of the money in politics and fair courts sectors
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$708,0752014 Rethink Media's work on the Money in Politics and Fair Courts Collaborative Communications Initiative (CCI) to build the communications capacity of the money in politics and fair courts sectors. Grant made through Piper Fund.
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$658,7452013 For ReThink Media's Money in Politics and Fair Courts Collaborative Communications Initiative to provide a variety of online tools, resources, trainings and services that will build the communications capacity of the money in politics and fair courts sec
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY - FLORIDA CENTER FOR CAPITAL REPRESENTATION MIAMI FL$620,0002014 Florida Center for Capital Representation at Florida International University College of Law's efforts to reduce new death sentences in Florida by expanding its capacity to provide capital pre-trial consulting and training. Grant made through Themis Fund
BASIC RIGHTS EDUCATION FUND OREGON PORTLAND OR$600,0002011 For newly devised public education plan, based in part on recent research, to further build statewide support for the freedom to marry in Oregon
VOTER PARTICIPATION CENTER WASHINGTON DC$600,0002017 GENERAL SUPPORT
PROTEUS ACTION LEAGUE AMHERST MA$565,0002014 PAL Transfer - Piper Action Fund. Grant made through Piper Fund.
CENTER FOR RIGHTS IN ACTION BOSTON MA$563,7002012 For general support. Grant made through Media Democracy Action Fund
BASIC RIGHTS EDUCATION FUND OREGON PORTLAND OR$526,0002014 Freedom to Marry for all Oregonians initiative. Grant made through Civil Marriage Collaborative.
SIERRA CLUB SAN FRANCISCO CA$500,0002014 Sierra Club's Democracy Initiative Staffing Project. Grant made through Democracy Initiative.
BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE NY SCHOOL OF LAW NEW YORK NY$500,0002012 For development of a new Fair Courts Litigation Taskforce and to hire a Full Time National Litigation Specialist and create a Litigation Fund to address attacks on fair and impartial courts nationwide
PROJECT VOTE WASHINGTON DC$500,0002017 GENERAL SUPPORT
DEMOCRACY INITIATIVE EDUCATION FUND WASHINGTON DC$476,8982016 general support
NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS SAN FRANCISCO CA$450,0002014 Litigation related marriage equality work and, in doing so, support a consortium of legal groups (also including GLAD, LAMBDA and the ACLU LGBT rights project) working on an extraordinary array of marriage litigation across the nation in the coming year.
CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING EMERYVILLE CA$430,0002016 democracy
BASIC RIGHTS EDUCATION FUND OREGON PORTLAND OR$425,0002013 Majority for Marriage initiative - the 2012-2014 public education plan to further build and deepen statewide support for the Freedom to Marry through research, community education and leadership, and broad inclusive coalition building. Grant made through
GLBTQ LEGAL ADVOCATES AND DEFENDERS BOSTON MA$420,0002012 For robust field and public education strategies to maintain support for the freedom to marry and raise the level of support to 56% in Maine by Labor Day 2012. Grant made through Civil Marriage Collaborative
CENTER FOR WORKING FAMILIES BROOKLYN NY$408,3002014 Direct and grassroots lobbying as they provide continued leadership toward winning passage of public financing and adoption in New York state budget. Grant made through Piper Action Fund.
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$406,4592013 Rethink Media's provision of a centralized set of communications tools, resources and services (including campaign support) to national security and human rights organizations. Grant made through Security & Rights Collaborative.
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$400,0002014 Rethink Media's centralized set of communications tools, resources and services (including campaign support) for NSHR organizations with the goals of winning collaborative campaigns, providing rapid response support and increasing communications capacity
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$400,0002011 For ReThink Media's provision of a centralized set of tools, resources and services (including campaign support) to national security and human rights organizations with the goal of winning collaborative campaigns while building communications capacity
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$400,0002015 Centralized set of communications tools, resources and services (including campaign support) to over 100 organizations with the goals of winning collaborative issue campaigns, providing rapid response support and increasing communications capacity within
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF NEBRASKA LINCOLN NE$400,0002015 Work to prevent a proposed referendum to overturn death penalty repeal legislation in Nebraska from qualifying for the ballot.
SIERRA CLUB SAN FRANCISCO CA$385,0002013 Sierra Club's Democracy Initiative Staffing Project. Grant made through Democracy Initiative.
PROTEUS ACTION LEAGUE AMHERST MA$375,0002015 PAL Transfer - Piper Action Fund
EQUALITY MAINE FOUNDATION PORTLAND ME$375,0002011 For work carrying out robust field and public education strategies to enhance popular support of the freedom to marry in Maine
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$374,1162010 For provision of a centralized set of tools, resources and services to national security and human rights organizations with the goals of building communications capacity, rapid response capacity and collaborative messaging opportunities
PRIDE FOUNDATION SEATTLE WA$365,0002012 For efforts to build a diverse coalition of marriage equality supporters and develop and execute a multi-pronged public education effort to enhance majority public support for the freedom to marry in Washington state. Grant made through Civil Marriage Co
PUBLIC POLICY AND EDUCATION FUND - NEW YORK ALBANY NY$365,0002013 For general support
CENTER FOR RIGHTS IN ACTION BOSTON MA$350,0002012 For Center for Rights' operations, including its signature campaigns; the diversification/development of its revenue; and the completion of its staffing. Grant made through Media Democracy Fund
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$333,3302012 For ReThink Media's provision of a centralized set of tools, resources and services (including campaign support) to national security and human rights organizations with the goals of winning collaborative campaigns while building communications capacity.
NEW VENTURE FUND WASHINGTON DC$327,5002016 democracy
CENTER FOR WORKING FAMILIES BROOKLYN NY$320,5002013 Continued leadership toward winning passage of public financing in New York state through a broad and strategic set of activities. Grant made through Piper Action Fund.
CENTER FOR WORKING FAMILIES BROOKLYN NY$310,0002013 Direct and grassroots lobbying, as they provide continued leadership toward winning passage of public financing in New York state through a broad and strategic set of activities. Grant made through Piper Action Fund.
WELLSTONE ACTION FUND ST. PAUL MN$310,0002014 Continuing efforts to build the organizing capacity and strategic thinking of the fair courts field through a second year of convenings, trainings, consulting and coaching for state coalitions. Grant made through Piper Fund.
PROTEUS ACTION LEAGUE AMHERST MA$307,0002017 DEMOCRACY
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FO MIAMI FL$300,5002016 death penalty abolition
YOUTH PASSAGEWAYS KANSAS CITY KS$300,0002016 general support
WOMENS ACTION FOR NEW DIRECTIONS (WAND) ARLINGTON MA$300,0002011 For general support
GARDEN STATE EQUALITY EDUCATIONAL FUND MONTCLAIR NJ$300,0002009 For marriage work in New Jersey ($50,000 of which to be used for a joint project with MassEquality)
WELLSTONE ACTION FUND ST. PAUL MN$300,0002016 fair courts
CENTER FOR RIGHTS IN ACTION BOSTON MA$300,0002011 For Downhill Battle's efforts to establish a new organization that will educate and engage the public in contemporary copyright policy. Grant made through New Organizing Institute Education Fund
WELLSTONE ACTION FUND ST. PAUL MN$295,0002017 FAIR COURTS
PUBLIC POLICY AND EDUCATION FUND - NEW YORK ALBANY NY$280,0002013 For general support
EQUALITY MAINE FOUNDATION PORTLAND ME$280,0002012 For robust field and public education strategies to maintain support for the freedom to marry and raise the level of support to 56% by Labor Day 2012. Grant made through Civil Marriage Collaborative
HARVARD UNIVERSITY - CHARLES HAMILTON HOUSTON INSTITUTE FOR RACE AND JUSTICE, SCHOOL OF LAW CAMBRIDGE MA$275,9002015 Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice's Race Equity and Prosecutorial Abuse in Death Penalty Application Project.
GARDEN STATE EQUALITY EDUCATIONAL FUND MONTCLAIR NJ$275,0002008 Marriage Equality
SUSTAIN DANE MADISON WI$272,0002016 general support
ROCKWOOD LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE OAKLAND CA$265,0002016 capacity building
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$256,3902009 For central web-based hub to build the communications capacity of organizations in the National Security and Human Rights campaign and to provide Communications Rapid Response capacity
EMPIRE STATE PRIDE AGENDA FOUNDATION NEW YORK NY$250,0002008 Marriage Equality
EMPIRE STATE PRIDE AGENDA FOUNDATION NEW YORK NY$250,0002009 For marriage work in New York
BASIC RIGHTS EDUCATION FUND OREGON PORTLAND OR$250,0002010 To work to shift public opinion to majority support for marriage equality through a mix of evidence-based public education campaign, further refinement of marriage messaging, grassroots organizing and expanded faith-based and racial justice organizing
PUBLIC POLICY AND EDUCATION FUND - NEW YORK ALBANY NY$250,0002013 For general support
PLOUGHSHARES FUND SAN FRANCISCO CA$250,0002014 Work with the grassroots organizations in their coalition to substantially reduce the U.S. Nuclear weapons budget, promote a diplomatic solution to the nuclear impasse with Iran, and supplement other funding to regrant $500,000 to the grassroots. Grant m
MAINERS FOR ACCOUNTABLE ELECTIONS PORTLAND ME$250,0002015 Efforts to win the Clean Elections Initiative ballot measure through lobbying, voter mobilization, and high-level stakeholder engagement strategies.
PROTEUS ACTION LEAGUE AMHERST MA$250,0002015 PAL Transfer - Themis Action Fund
CENTER FOR RIGHTS IN ACTION BOSTON MA$250,0002012 For campaigns that will use grassroots lobbying to protect the open Internet. Grant made through Media Democracy Action Fund
EQUALITY CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO CA$250,0002008 Marriage Equality
SIERRA CLUB SAN FRANCISCO CA$242,0002015 Sierra Club's Democracy Initiative Staffing Project.
NATIONAL BLACK JUSTICE COALITION WASHINGTON DC$240,0002010 For All DC Families Education Coalition for marriage work in the District of Columbia
DEMOCRACY INITIATIVE WASHINGTON DC$230,8202015 Transfer of Democracy Initiative Action Fund's remaining funds to the new independent Democracy Initiative 501C4 organization for its lobbying and public education activities,
WHY MARRIAGE MATTERS OHIO COLUMBUS OH$225,0002015 Why Marriage Matters Ohio's work to increase support for the freedom to marry by generating earned media, fostering conversations with those who are not current supporters to change hearts & minds and minimize backlash when the freedom to marry is secure
MICHIGAN FOR MARRIAGE LANSING MI$225,0002015 Michigan for Marriage's public education work to demonstrate that Michigan is ready for marriage, make clear that the denial of marriage leads to real and tangible harms, and otherwise create a supportive environment for marriage equality.
TEXAS FOR MARRIAGE AUSTIN TX$225,0002015 Texas for Marriage's work to build a broad coalition of community allies and non-traditional messengers to demonstrate the local level of support for marriage by engaging the public and opinion leaders in an aggressive communications program.
EQUALITY MAINE FOUNDATION PORTLAND ME$225,0002010 To design and launch a new community-based organizing model building on current broad and diverse constituency of marriage supporters; grow the coalition of groups supporting this effort; and identify and move potential supporters in rural areas
WELLSTONE ACTION FUND ST. PAUL MN$224,4752013 For Wellstone Action Fund to build the organizing capacity and strategy of the judicial independence field through a year-long intensive process of training and consulting with state coalitions
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$220,0002017 DEMOCRACY
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$220,0002017 DEMOCRACY
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$215,0002017 RACIAL JUSTICE
PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS PHILADELPHIA PA$200,0002016 democracy
EMPIRE STATE PRIDE AGENDA FOUNDATION NEW YORK NY$200,0002007 Public Education on Marriage Equality
BASIC RIGHTS EDUCATION FUND OREGON PORTLAND OR$200,0002012 For newly devised 2012-2014 public education plan to further build and deepen statewide support for the freedom to marry. Grant made through Civil Marriage Collaborative
EVERY VOICE WASHINGTON DC$200,0002014 Building its capacity to advocate for public financing in municipalities and states across the country. Grant made through Piper Action Fund.
EVERY VOICE WASHINGTON DC$200,0002013 Strategic counsel and leadership toward winning passage of small donor public financing system in New York state. Grant made through Piper Action Fund.
PROTEUS ACTION LEAGUE AMHERST MA$200,0002017 RACIAL JUSTICE
WASHINGTON COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FUND SEATTLE WA$200,0002015 Efforts to pass the Honest Election Seattle ballot initiative to implement an innovative public financing system, 'democracy vouchers', with a special focus on increasing voter education, engagement and mobilization in communities of color to turnout in
MCCE ACTION PORTLAND ME$200,0002015 Direct and grassroots lobbying efforts to win the Clean Elections Initiative ballot measure and defend the Maine Clean Elections Law during the current legislative session.
ONE COLORADO EDUCATION FUND DENVER CO$200,0002014 Research, message development, organizing, outreach and other public education work to advance understanding of and support for marriage equality in Colorado in the period of April 2014 through March 2015 via Why Marriage Matters Colorado. Grant made thr
PROMISE OF JUSTICE INITIATIVE NEW ORLEANS LA$200,0002015 Work to identify, coordinate and advance strategic litigation that challenges the constitutionality of the death penalty on state and federal grounds.
EQUALITY CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO CA$200,0002010 For Let California Ring campaign to educate people of California about the freedom to marry in state, by supporting new messaging; amplified field campaign, particularly in communities of color and faith; and online education strategy
EQUALITY CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO CA$200,0002007 Public Education on Marriage Equality
PROJECT VOTE WASHINGTON DC$200,0002017 GENERAL SUPPORT
MARRIAGE EQUALITY RHODE ISLAND EDUCATION FUND PROVIDENCE RI$195,0002010 For efforts to strengthen and expand movement building; enhance public education and outreach; increase constituency support and win civil marriage
PROTEUS ACTION LEAGUE AMHERST MA$195,0002008 Marriage Equality
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION NEW YORK NY$195,0002015 Mitigation Pretrial Consulting and Mentoring Initiative of the ACLU Foundation's Capital Punishment Project's work to reduce the number of new death sentences in the three highest use counties (Riverside CA, Duval FL, Maricopa AZ).
LIFE OF THE LAW SAN FRANCISCO CA$191,4502014 Life of the Law's State of the State Courts, a ten-part series of feature podcasts and two hour-long specials to explore the core functions of state courts, and the influence of election financing and political pressure on an independent judiciary. Grant
WILLIAM J BRENNAN JR CENTER FOR JUS NEW YORK NY$190,0002016 fair courts
ROCKWOOD LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE OAKLAND CA$187,0002010 For second year-long Fellowship Program for National, Security and Human Rights Leaders supporting 24 leaders to dramatically increase capacity to lead, foster organizations and networks more effectively, and collaborate across boundaries
ROCKWOOD LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE OAKLAND CA$185,0002009 For pilot year of the Rockwood Fellowship for NSHR Leaders, to work with 24 leaders to increase capacity to lead organizations/networks more effectively and collaborate across issue, race/ethnicity, organizational size, resources and geography
PHILLIPS BLACK PROJECT A PUBLIC INTEREST NONPROFIT LAW OFFICE SAN FRANCISCO CA$185,0002015 Low and No Executions Project's monitoring, coordination and technical assistance efforts to increase the number of de facto abolition states
LOVE MAKES A FAMILY HARTFORD CT$180,0002008 Marriage Equality
CENTER FOR MEDIA JUSTICE OAKLAND CA$175,0002009 For coordination and activities of the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net), including for Center for Media Justice's coordinating activities and for key MAG-Net anchor groups
FREE PRESS FLORENCE MA$175,0002012 For efforts to provide legal capacity to the broader media reform and media justice community through hiring two public interest lawyers and obtaining the expert counsel and mentoring of a media reform/justice legal consultant. Grant made through Media D
MARRIAGE EQUALITY RHODE ISLAND EDUCATION FUND PROVIDENCE RI$175,0002011 To work to strengthen and expand public education, field organizing, outreach, media work, and use development and other tools to increase marriage constituency and achieve marriage equality in 2011 in Rhode Island
MOVEMENT STRATEGY CENTER OAKLAND CA$175,0002008 Media Reform
PUBLIC POLICY AND EDUCATION FUND - NEW YORK ALBANY NY$175,0002013 For general support
RETHINK MEDIA BERKELEY CA$175,0002015 Expansion of the Mip & Fair Courts Collaborative Communications Initiative, including deepening its state work, coordinating messaging research, engaging with the Victory 2021 Plan and developing tools for Piper Fund's Courts & Issues Project.






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