Non-profit

Proteus Action League (PAL)

Website:

www.proteusfund.org

Location:

AMHERST, MA

Tax ID:

22-3888268

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2016):

Revenue: $4,105,194
Expenses: $4,203,822
Assets: $2,407,605

Formation:

2002

Type:

Funding and Fiscal Sponsorship Nonprofit

President:

Paul Di Donato (2017-Present)

Meg Gage (2008-2016)

Donna Edwards (2002-2007)

The Proteus Action League (PAL) is the 501(c)(4) lobbying and advocacy arm of the Proteus Fund. PAL supports and opposes specific legislation and referenda regarding the death penalty, campaign financing, the LGBT interests, and other issues in which the Proteus Fund is actively involved. [1]

Background

Creation

The Proteus Action League was formed in Washington, D.C. in December 2002, but is physically headquartered in Amherst, Massachusetts alongside its 501(c)(3) “sister” nonprofit, the Proteus Fund. [2] In December 2003, PAL was certified to operate in Massachusetts. [3]

According to its filing documents with Massachusetts, PAL’s original board of directors consisted of Proteus Fund founder Margaret “Meg” Gage, Donna Edwards, and Michael Caudell-Feagan.

Donor Collaboratives

Like its 501(c)(3) counterpart, the Proteus Fund, PAL manages a number of fiscally sponsored “donor collaboratives” focused on different issue areas.

Piper Action Fund

Also see Piper Action Fund (Nonprofit Project)

The Piper Action Fund is the advocacy and lobbying arm of the Piper Fund, which is hosted by the PAL’s 501(c)(3) “sister” nonprofit Proteus Fund.

Both the Piper Action Fund and Piper Fund advocate for center-left campaign finance reform policies and were among Proteus Fund’s first “donor collaboratives.” Their efforts have been heavily funded by the Voqal Fund, a center-left communications funder. [4]

Proteus Fund founder Meg Gage started the Piper Fund in 1997, with the intention of increasing government control over election-related speech. It’s unclear when the Piper Action Fund was formed, though it was likely created sometime after PAL’s formation in 2002. [5] The Piper Fund allocated “about $1.8 million in grants to 53 organizations in 38 states working on campaign finance reform,” starting in 1998. [6]

The Proteus Fund has also funded efforts for disclosure of funders of political advertisements, including those made by independent organizations. [7] Ironically, the Piper Fund, while it discloses some of its donors, “acknowledges it receives money from anonymous givers and ‘numerous other individual donors.’” [8]

In 2017, the Proteus Action League reported program expenditures for the Piper Action Fund totaling $859,593. [9]

RISE Together Action Fund

Also see RISE Together Action Fund (Nonprofit Project)

The RISE Together Action Fund (formerly Security and Rights Action Fund)

In 2017, the Proteus Action League reported program expenditures for the Security and Rights Action Fund totaling $24,164. [10]

Funding

Overview

According to Proteus Action’s League’s latest IRS filing from 2017, the group reported $2.1 million in total revenues, $1.6 million in total expenditures, and $2.6 million in net assets. In 2017, the group reported total program service expenses of $1,469,684. [11] [12]

Proteus Action League: Finances
Grand Total:$37,027,066$37,573,603
YearRevenuesExpendituresNet Assets
2017$2,075,757$1,585,204$2,550,750
2016$4,105,194$4,203,822$2,060,197
2015$3,670,262$6,692,648$2,158,825
2014$7,020,952$5,171,920$5,178,211
2013$4,462,539$5,542,928$3,326,081
2012$5,941,363$6,244,849$4,407,470
2011$4,110,670$4,624,760$4,711,978
2010$5,640,329$3,507,472$5,230,513

Funding Sources

Proteus Action League is an IRS-designated 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, and as such is not required by IRS regulation to disclose its donors.

However, some grantors have detailed their grants to PAL. Atlantic Philanthropies, a Bermuda-based private foundation (and thus not held to normal IRS grantmaking restrictions), gave $34,147,709 in grants to PAL between 2008 and 2015. Atlantic Philanthropies made grants in support of a number of PAL projects, including the Themis Fund (“Death Penalty Abolition Campaign”), RISE Together Action Fund (formerly Security and Rights Action Fund), and the “National Security Human Rights Action Fund.” [13]

Proteus Action League Grant Recipients

The Proteus Action League’s list of grant recipients are available below: [14]

Proteus Action League: Grants (2010-2017)AmountYear(s)Grant Description
Grand Total:$33,209,757
Action Now$10,0002016Economic Justice
Alliance of Californians for Community$15,0002016Democracy
American Bar Association$115,0002015death penalty abolition
American Bar Association Fund $140,0002013-2014Death Penalty, Human Rights
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education$255,0002011-2012, 2016Death Penalty, Death Penalty, Death Penalty Abolition
American Civil Liberties Union $1,099,5002013-2015Death Penalty, Death Penalty Abolition
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation$125,0002016Death Penalty Abolition
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California$75,0002011Death Penalty Project
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California$13,0252010, 2012Death Penalty
American Civil Liberties Union of Utah$95,0002016Death Penalty Abolition
Amnesty International USA$115,0002011-2012Death Penalty, Death Penalty Project
Arizona Advocacy Network $115,0002014-2017Public Financing, Voter Engagement, Democracy
Arizona Border Rights Foundation$50,0002010Human Rights
Arizona Capital Representation Project$180,0002012-2013, 2016General Support, Death Penalty
Arizona Wins$20,0002015public financing
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Action$50,0002012general support
Ayni Institute Inc. $100,0002016General Support
Backbone Campaign$50,0002016Training
Californians for Fair Justice$60,0002016Death Penalty Abolition
Carolina Justice Policy Center$205,0002011-2013Death Penalty, Death Penalty Project
Catholic Mobilizing Network$75,0002015general support
Center for Arms Control and Non-Pro$360,0002016General Support
Center For Death Penalty Litigation$1,193,5002011, 2013-2017Death Penalty Abolition, Wrongful Incarceration Project, Death Penalty, Death Penalty/Racial Justice, Criminal Justice
Center For International Policy$100,0002016Peace and Security
Center for Popular Democracy$10,0002015community organizing
Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund$18,0002017Democracy
Center for Rights in Action$1,033,7002011-2013Human Rights, General Support
Center of Death Penalty Litigation$100,0002012Death Penalty
Chinatown People Progressive Association$50,0002011Voter Engagement
Chinese Progressive Political Action$135,0002012, 2014Social Justice, Human Rights
Citizen Action of New York$327,4502012-2015Public Financing, Social Justice, Campaign Finance, General Support
Citizens of Mizpah$15,0002012Death Penalty
Common Cause$226,5002016-2017Democracy
Commonwealth Foundation Inc. $336,0002016Peace and Security
Community Organizations in Action$20,0002015community organizing
Congregation of St. Joseph Ministry$130,0002012-2015Death Penalty
Corporate Accountability International $200,0002016Corporate Accountability
Council for a Livable World$330,0002013-2015Defense Spending, Voter Engagement
Death Penalty Information Center$390,0002013-2016General Support
Defender Association of Philadelphia$335,0002011-2014General Support, Death Penalty, Marriage Equality
Democracy Initiative$264,3652015Democracy
Emgage Action $30,0002017Racial Justice
Empire State Pride Agenda$60,0002011Marriage Equality
Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama$600,0002010-2012Death Penalty, Death Penalty Project
Equal Justice USA$220,0002011-2012Human Rights
Equality Alliance of San Diego County$60,0002011general support
Every Voice$105,0002015public financing
Fair Trial Initiative$335,0002010, 2012General Support, Death Penalty
Faith In Public Life$60,0002015death penalty abolition
FCNL Education Fund$100,0002016Peace and Security
Florida Capital Resource Center Inc$190,0002012-2013General Support, Death Penalty
Florida International University Foundation$140,0002012, 2015Death Penalty
Fordham University$23,2002012, 2014-2015Death Penalty Abolition, Human Rights, Death Penalty
Foundation for National Progress$70,0002016Peace and Security
Free Press Action Fund$75,0002012Human Rights
Fund For Constitutional Government$10,0002016Peace and Security
Georgia Wand Education Fund Inc.$65,0002016General Support
Greater Birmingham Ministries$60,0002011Voter Engagement
Gulf Region Advocacy Center$175,0002010-2011Human Rights
Henry L. Stimson Center$40,0002016Peace and Security
Indiana Information Center on the A$20,0002015death penalty abolition
Institute for Policy Studies$30,0002016Peace and Security
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement$40,0002015public financing
Iraq Veterans Against the War$15,0002016Peace and Security
Kentucky Coalition to Abolish Death Penalty$11,0002011Death Penalty Project
LA Union Del Pueblo Enteropo$40,0002011Voter Engagement
Louisiana for Alternatives to the Death Penalty$56,8002011-2012Death Penalty Project, General Support
Maplight$15,0002017Democracy
Marylanders for Restorative Justice$325,0002010-2012Death Penalty, Death Penalty Project
Marypirg Citizen Lobby$10,0002017Democracy
Mass Alliance$25,0002014Voter Engagement, Social Justice
Massachusetts Womens Political Caucus$5,0002014Human Rights
MCCE Action$203,0002014-2017Public Financing, Voter Engagement, Democracy
Metropolitan Public Defender Services$70,0002016Death Penalty Abolition
Miami Workers Center$75,0002011general support
Michigan State University$10,0002015death penalty abolition
Michigan State University College of Law$14,5002010-2011Death Penalty, Death Penalty Project
Missourans for Alternatives$15,0002014Human Rights
Missouri Jobs With Justice Voter Action $120,0002017Democracy
Montanans for Free and Fair Elections$15,0002014Voter Engagement
Movement Strategy Center $60,0002011Voter Engagement
Movement Strategy Center Action Fund$75,0002012Human Rights
Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation$535,0002011-2015General Support
Murer Victims Families for Human Rights$100,0002011-2012General Support
NAACP$90,0002012Human Rights
NAACP Legal Defense and Education$50,0002012Death Penalty
NAACP National Voter Fund$100,0002013Death Penalty
National Coalition to Abolish the Penalty$40,0002012Death Penalty
National Immigration Law Center$35,0002011Human Rights
National Institute for Latino Policy $25,0002011general support
National Peoples Campaign $10,0002015community organizing
National Priorities Project$85,0002016General Support
Nebraska Death Penalty Repeal Fund$25,0002015death penalty abolition
Nebraskans for Alternatives to the$77,0002013, 2015Death Penalty, General Support
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts Action Fund$20,0002012Voter Engagement
New Florida Majority Inc. $40,0002016Democracy
New Hampshire Coalition to Abolish$75,0002013Death Penalty
New Hampshire Death Penalty Repeal$205,0002013, 2015Death Penalty, Death Penalty Abolition
New York State Defenders Association$18,0002010, 2014Death Penalty
Nonviolent Peaceforce$50,0002016General Support
North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections$63,0002015-2017Democracy, fair courts
Northeastern University$10,0752012Death Penalty
Northwestern University$43,2002010, 2012-2014Death Penalty, Human Rights
Ohio Organizing Campaign$5,0002014Campaign Finance
Ohio River Valley Environmental Coalition$10,0002013Voter Engagement
Open Democracy Action $20,0002017Democracy
Oregon Justice Resource$120,0002014Human Rights
Organizers In The Land of Enchantment$100,0002017Democracy
Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to$25,0002014Death Penalty
Pequenas Ligas Hispanas De New Haven$15,0002011Voter Engagement
Pico Action Fund$22,0002012Voter Engagement
Ploughshares Fund$100,0002016Peace and Security
President and Fellows of Harvard College$9,033,2402010-2012, 2014Human Rights, General Support, Social Justice, death penalty abolition
Progress Florida Inc. $30,0002016-2017fair courts
Progressive Maryland Inc.$35,0002015, 2017Democracy, public financing
Promise of Justice Intiative$300,0002015-2016Death Penalty Abolition
Proteus Fund$75,0002016Capacity Building
Public Campaign Action Fund$400,0002013-2014Campaign Finance
Public Citizen Inc$42,0002015public financing
Rector & Visitors of the University$17,1002014, 2016Human Rights
Regents of the University of California$376,8002013-2015Death Penalty, Death Penalty Abolition
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley$195,0002010-2012Death Penalty, Death Penalty Project
Regents of the University of Colorado$7,5002014, 2016Death Penalty
Regents of the University of Michigan$12,5002012, 2015Death Penalty Abolition, Human Rights
Retain a Just Nebraska$750,0002016Death Penalty Abolition
Rise Up Georgia$5,0002015community organizing
Rising Tide of North America$5,0002015community organizing
Rockwood Leadership Program$110,0002011Death Penalty Project
Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille Ministries Against the Death Penalty$40,0002012Death Penalty
South Carolina Progressive Network$15,0002017Democracy
Southern Center for Human Rights$450,0002011-2012General Support
Southern Coalition for Social Justice$90,0002015-2016death penalty abolition
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty$60,0002014general support
Texas Defender Service$950,0002010-2015Death Penalty, Death Penalty Abolition, General Support
The Bronx Defenders$100,0002016Death Penalty Abolition
The Constitution Project$450,0002010, 2012-2013, 2015Death Penalty, Death Penalty Abolition, Human Rights
The Philip Black Project A Public$310,0002015-2016Death Penalty Abolition
The Project On Government Oversight$300,0002016General Support
The State University of Iowa$10,0002010Death Penalty Project
Third Sector New England$245,0002011-2012Death Penalty, Death Penalty Project
Tides Advocacy $100,0002017Racial Justice
Tides Advocacy Fund$926,0362010-2016Death Penalty Abolition, Communications, Social Justice, Human Rights
Tides Center$55,0002012-2013Human Rights
Unite For Reproductive and Gender Equity$5,0002016Peace and Security
University of Georgia Department of Sociology$3,0002013Death Penalty
University of Hawaii$13,6502010, 2014Human Rights, Death Penalty Project
University of Louisville $10,0002011Death Penalty Project
University of Texas at Austin $35,0002012Death Penalty
University of Texas Foundation $5,6502011Death Penalty Project
Utah Justice Coalition$35,0002016Death Penalty Abolition
Veterans for Peace$10,0002016Peace and Security
Washington Community Action Network$337,5002015Public Financing
Washington Progress Alliance$4,0002016Public Education and Lobbying Work
Western States$30,0002011Death Penalty Project
Willamette Valley Law Project$40,0002011Death Penalty Project
WinWin Action$137,5002015public financing
Witness to Innocence$725,0002011-2012, 2014, 2016General Support, Death Penalty Abolition
Women's Action For New Directions $141,6662017Democracy
Womens Action for New Directions Ed$165,0002016General Support and Peace and Security
Working Families Organization $1,347,8002012-2016Public Financing, Community Organizing, Social Justice, Human Rights, Voter Engagement, General Support, Democracu
Yes For Maine Clean Elections$350,0002015Public Financing

Financial Documents

Proteus Action League’s IRS Form 990 filings for 2016 and 2017 are available here:

Leadership

President

Paul Di Donato is president of the Proteus Action League, a position he has held since succeeding PAL founder Meg Gage in January 2017. Prior to that, he was the director of the Proteus Fund’s Civil Marriage Collaborative from 2007 to 2015. [15] From 1997 to 2005, Di Donato was executive director of Funders Concerned About AIDS, a philanthropic group. From 2007 to 2015, he ran a private consulting firm that catered to a number of center-left clients, including the Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationFord Foundation, and Arcus Foundation. [16]

Margaret “Meg” Gage founded PAL and its 501(c)(3) “sister” nonprofit, the Proteus Fund, and was president of both organizations. She succeeded Donna Edwards as PAL president after the latter’s departure in 2007; Gage held her position as president of both nonprofits until her retirement in 2016, when she was succeeded by Paul Di Donato. [17] In 1981, Gage founded the Peace Development Fund, a center-left grantmaking group she ran until 1992. From 1992 to 1999, Gage was executive director of the Ottinger Foundation, a center-left funder. Gage is an advisory board member for ReThink Media, a nonprofit public relations group. [18]

Donna Edwards was president of PAL from its founding in 2003 to 2007, when she left the organization. [19] During her tenure at PAL, she co-authored a January 2006 report for the Proteus Fund project Voter Engagement Evaluation Project (VEEP) analyzing the “voter engagement” activities many left-of-center foundations engaged in during the 2004 general election. [20] Edwards is a former Democratic member of Congress representing Maryland’s 4th Congressional District from 2008 to 2017; she was succeeded by Democrat Chris Van Hollen in 2016 after losing reelection in the Democratic Party primary. Edwards is the former executive director of the Arca Foundation.

Board of Directors

Proteus Action League’s current and former board members include the following individuals: [21] [22] [23] [24]

Ian Fuller is a financial adviser and co-founder of the New York-based advisory firm WestFuller Advisors. Fuller is a board member for Common Justice, Color of Change, The Workers Lab, Resource Generation, City Without Walls, and the United Nations Association of New York. [25]

Natasha Minsker is director of the ACLU of Northern California’s Center for Advocacy and Policy and a political consultant. [26]

Mark Abrahams is a PAL board member and chief financial officer for Proteus Fund.

Jason Franklin is a PAL and Proteus Fund board member. He also holds the chair of W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy of Grand Valley State University and serves as adjunct faculty in philanthropy at New York University. [27] Franklin is a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy. Franklin previously worked as executive director of Bolder Giving, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Next Generation Leadership Network, and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. [28]

Sara Gould is a PAL and Proteus Fund board member. Gould is a philanthropy consultant and program design strategist. She previously worked as director of the Economic Development Project for the Ms. Foundation for Women in New York, associate director of Caring Across Generations, and senior fellow for Atlantic Philanthropies. [29]

Ryan Alexander is PAL board chair (as of July 2019) and a Proteus Fund board member. [30] Alexander is president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a center-left tax policy advocacy nonprofit, a position she has held since 2006. [31]

Jesse Beason is president and CEO of the Northwest Health Foundation. He is a board member for Color PAC, a steering committee member for the Portland African American Leadership Forum, and an advisory board member for the Funders Committee for Civic Participation (a project of NEO Philanthropy). [32]

Ludovic Blain is director of the Color of Democracy Fund (a project of the Tides Center) and the Progressive Era Project. Blain previously worked for a the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative, StopDogWhistleRacism.com, the Marguerite Casey Foundation, New Progressive Coalition, Demos, and the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG). [33]

Michael Caudell-Feagan is a former PAL board member and a former senior program director for the Proteus Fund. Caudell-Feagan is a former vice president of strategy and operations at the Pew Charitable Trusts and a former lobbyist for U.S. Public Interest Research Group. In 1986, Caudell-Feagan founded Equal Justice Works.

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Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Donna Edwards
    Co-Founder, Former President (2003-2007)
  2. Paul Di Donato
    President (2017-Present)
  3. Michael Caudell-Feagan
    Former Board Member
  4. Meg Gage
    Founder and Former President (2008-2016)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 2004

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2016 Dec Form 990 $4,105,194 $4,203,822 $2,407,605 $347,408 N $4,104,882 $0 $312 $0
    2015 Dec Form 990 $3,670,262 $6,692,648 $2,390,394 $231,569 N $3,669,500 $0 $762 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $7,020,952 $5,171,920 $5,817,893 $639,682 N $7,019,718 $0 $1,234 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $4,462,539 $5,543,928 $3,368,585 $42,504 N $4,462,000 $0 $539 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $5,941,363 $6,244,849 $4,935,173 $527,703 N $5,940,977 $0 $386 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $4,110,670 $4,624,760 $5,102,131 $390,153 N $4,110,325 $0 $345 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

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