Grantee Profile

Proteus Fund Inc.

Grants to Proteus Fund Inc.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS — The Democracy Initiative is a project of the Proteus Fund that was founded in 2012 by four large membership organizations - the Sierra Club, NAACP, Greenpeace, and Communications Workers of America - to establish a structure through which organizations addressing diverse issues including the environment, workers’ rights, and civil rights, can better engage their members on democracy reform issues in order to advance their primary goals. Through communications, research, and convenings, the Democracy Initiative helps its member organizations educate and engage their own memberships in money in politics and voting rights issues. The Democracy Initiative includes nearly 50 organizations representing a combined 30 million Americans.

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS — The International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG), a project of the Proteus Fund, is a global network of donors and grantmakers committed to advancing human rights around the world through effective philanthropy. Its overarching goal is to assist funders in strengthening the strategic impact and effectiveness of their human rights grantmaking, serving as a “hub” through which funders share grantmaking strategies, avoid duplication, leverage funds for the field, and collaborate on key issues. MacArthur funds will allow IHRFG to enhance its range of educational and field-building programming, as well as embark on new areas of research.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS — To support the International Human Rights Funders Group (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Proteus Fund Inc. $575,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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