The Proteus Fund houses the Emergent Fund, which was created immediately after the 2016 election to quickly move funds to communities facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious, and other forms of discrimination. The Emergent Fund recently introduced a new area of focus — providing funding for grassroots organizing by young women, women of color, and other marginalized leaders who are building power to mitigate and prevent harm from climate change. Funding from Hewlett will support work in this area.
About the Grantee
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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)