Proteus Fund donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Proteus Fund in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 22 100,000 192,773 1,000 4,000 25,000 25,500 68,000 100,000 200,000 235,000 300,000 475,000 775,000
Media Reform 1 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Gay and Lesbian Rights 6 25,500 197,000 2,500 2,500 4,000 4,000 25,500 25,500 200,000 200,000 200,000 750,000 750,000
Communities 1 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Population 4 150,000 312,500 25,000 25,000 25,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 300,000 300,000 775,000 775,000 775,000
Environmentalism 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
FIXME 3 70,000 80,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000
Civic Engagement 4 100,000 219,500 68,000 68,000 68,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 235,000 235,000 475,000 475,000 475,000
Special Projects 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Politics 1 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Proteus Fund

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2009 2006 2005 2004
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 1,925,000.00 450,000.00 450,000.00 775,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (filter this donee) 1,182,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 779,500.00 2,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 878,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 235,000.00 168,000.00 475,000.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 240,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Quixote Foundation (filter this donee) 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 4,241,000.00 500,000.00 650,000.00 975,000.00 779,500.00 72,500.00 370,000.00 1,000.00 235,000.00 168,000.00 475,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (22 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 22)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Hewlett Foundation25,000.00172018-11-27Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/proteus-fund-for-the-emergent-fund/-- For The Emergent Fund.
Barr Foundation50,000.00152018-05-30FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To support the Security and Rights Collaborative.
Hewlett Foundation25,000.00172018-05-07Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/proteus-fund-for-the-transparency-and-accountability-initiative-0/-- For The Transparency And Accountability Initiative.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.0042018-02-28Politicshttps://hewlett.org/grants/proteus-fund-for-support-of-more-equitable-democracy-a-new-project-to-support-alternative-electoral-systems/-- For Support Of More Equitable Democracy, A New Project To Support Alternative Electoral Systems.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00102017-11-02Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/proteus-fund-for-the-transparency-accountability-participation-network/-- For The Transparency, Accountability & Participation Network.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0052017-07-28Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/proteus-fund-for-philanthropy-advancing-womens-human-rights/-- For Philanthropy Advancing Women's Human Rights.
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund200,000.0082017Gay and Lesbian Rights/Public Educationhttps://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/proteus-fund-- For the Rights, Faith & Democracy Collaborative to advance basic human rights and affirm religious liberties. $200,000.
Hewlett Foundation775,000.0012016-11-24Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/proteus-fund-for-the-transparency-and-accountability-initiative/-- For The Transparency And Accountability Initiative.
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund200,000.0082016Gay and Lesbian Rights/Public Educationhttps://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/proteus-fund-- For the Human Rights/Religious Liberties Collaborative to advance basic human rights and affirm religious liberties. $200,000.
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund4,000.00202015Gay and Lesbian Rights/Marriage Equalityhttps://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/proteus-fund--
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund750,000.0022015Gay and Lesbian Rights/Marriage Equalityhttps://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/proteus-fund-- For the Civil Marriage Collaborative project to build public support for the freedom to marry. $750,000.
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund25,500.00162015Gay and Lesbian Rights/Marriage Equalityhttps://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/proteus-fund--
Barr Foundation70,000.00132014-06-04FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To expand the Diversity Fellowship Program.
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund2,500.00212014Gay and Lesbian Rights/Marriage Equalityhttps://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/proteus-fund--
Barr Foundation120,000.00112013-06-12FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To place a Proteus Fund Diversity Fellow at the Barr Foundation.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.0062013-03-12Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/proteus-fund-for-support-of-public-education-and-research-activities-about-campaign-finance-reform-in-ny-state/-- For Support Of Public Education And Research Activities About Campaign Finance Reform In NY State.
Quixote Foundation1,000.00222009-03-26Media Reformhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- Project Support - The Ridenhour Prizes.
John Merck Fund235,000.0072006-06Civic Engagementhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To implement an organizing campaign that brings together key Maine nonprofit and community leaders to rebuild the power of progressive social change organizations in the state. The project will develop a jointly conceived and executed long-term plan, operations strategy, and fundraising approach that enable local, regional and national funders to invest in progressive social change in Maine.
John Merck Fund100,000.00122005-12Civic Engagementhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To launch an organizing campaign that brings together key Maine nonprofit and community leaders to rebuild the power of progressive social change organizations in the state.
John Merck Fund68,000.00142005-06Civic Engagementhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To seek to build civic engagement capacity among progressive organizations in selected states, including Maine.
John Merck Fund475,000.0032004-03Civic Engagementhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide a general support grant to the Proteus Fund.
Knight Foundation15,000.0019--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4237-- Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 02/28/2008; goal: To support the Democracy Agenda Project.