Founded in 1994, Proteus Fund is a national funding collaborative with several areas of expertise, including state-level campaign finance reform. Since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010, which allows virtually unlimited corporate and union campaign expenditures, the amount of money flowing to state and federal elections has grown rapidly. With Congress unwilling to advance relevant policy proposals, states have become the primary focus for reforms. New York State currently offers the most promising environment for progress. With this grant, the Proteus fund will support several smaller organizations working to educate the public about campaign finance reform in New York State. MEDIA
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of More Equitable Democracy
More Equitable Democracy, a fiscally sponsored project of the Proteus Fund, coordinates with organizations led by people of color that advance proportional representation and other electoral reforms through public education, research, litigation, and policy advocacy at the state and local levels.
for the Transparency and Accountability Initiative
The Transparency and Accountability Initiative, hosted by Proteus Fund, is a donor collaborative that coordinates research and exchange among transparency and accountability donors. This grant will continue supporting implementation of the 2020-2024 strategy to increase members’ collective impact by facilitating collective action around four streams of work: (a) data use for accountability, (b) taxation and tax governance, (c) strengthening civic space, and (d) learning for improved grantmaking. (Strategy: Inclusive Governance)