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The Protego Foundation

Because All Creatures Are Magical

Boulder, CO   |  http://protegofoundation.org

Mission

Our goal is a wizarding fandom that is more considerate of the rights, feelings, and treatment of all creatures regardless of species, size, or magical ability.

Ruling year info

2019

President/Executive Director/Co-Founder

Kathryn Henzler

Main address

1942 Broadway Street, STE 314C Registered Agents Inc.

Boulder, CO 80302 USA

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EIN

83-3531129

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Protego Foundation fights to end the abuse of animals used as food, clothing, and entertainment in the real world by using parallels from the Wizarding World and Harry Potter.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

ProtegoCast

An educational podcast that explores, educates, and involves listeners on animal rights issues in the wizarding world (and the real world).

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of educational screenings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Health, Gender and sexual identity, Family relationships, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of cumulative times our educational Youtube videos have been viewed since channel creation, including our campaign videos and Book Club recordings.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Gender and sexual identity

Related Program

ProtegoCast

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Individual and corporate donations, including from our Monthly Adoption Campaign, merch sales, and Patreon contributions.

Social Media Reach

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total amount of followers on all social media platforms. This metric is the sum of followers on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Discord, Twitter, and our Email Newsletter.

Podcast Listens

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of podcasts listens since its conception.

Number of petition signatures

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of petition signatures since our creation. This number includes metrics from the Accio Vegan Butterbeer Campaign, Adopt a Pygmy Puff Campaign, and the Erumpent Rescue Campaign.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are a group of fandom activists empowering all persons to get active and help animals since 2015 through donating to animal rights organizations and sanctuaries, signing change-making petitions, and pledging to adopt or rescue animal companions. Our goal is to create a wizarding fandom that is more considerate of the rights, feelings, and treatment of all creatures regardless of species, size, or magical ability. Animals like cats, dogs, pigs, cows, and snakes are no different than the magical Pygmy Puffs, Nifflers, and House-Elves we have grown to love so dearly. Just as Hermione fought the enslavement of House-Elves, we fight for creatures in the muggle world to be able to live a life free of abuse and exploitation.

We encourage people to participate by visiting us at http://www.protegofoundation.org/ and signing up to be a member or volunteer. We send out information about ways to help animals to our members and volunteers through social media and email as new campaigns are developed. Most of our campaign strategies involve signing petitions, raising funds for animal sanctuaries or rescue organizations through merchandise sales or partnerships, or both.

We have a fully-volunteer staff of 25 specialized, vegan individuals who not only bring their love for the Wizarding World to our work, but who also are highly knowledgeable in their respective positions. Most of our activism work is done online, so we take advantage of the fact that all of our resources to connect with the public are right at our fingertips. In particular, our organization is adept at the use of social media, podcasting, and content creation to engage other fandom activists in our mission. We also have many connections through our co-founders and members with important persons in the Wizarding World films, parks, and fandom, which enables us to garner high-level support and press for our initiatives.

Over 1000 individual fans to date have signed our pledge to adopt rather than shop for animal companions. 450 people signed our petition which was sent to The Environment Minister of South Africa, Edna Molewa, to ask her to protect South African Rhinos from poaching by introducing proper legislation. In that same campaign, we raised $700 to send the rhino sanctuary "Saving the Survivors." And, through a partnership with Accio Box, we raised and donated $1000 to send to "Save the Chimps," a chimpanzee rescue in Florida. Most recently, our Vegan Butterbeer campaign saw some success when a bottled version of the beverage was introduced in the UK after our groundbreaking petition gained over 7000 signatures. We have even more campaigns in the works that will use the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series to shed light on the mistreatment of animals and encourage fans to find ways to help these animals.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Protego Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kathryn Henzler

The Protego Foundation

Term: 2023 -

Matthew Braun

PETA

Ali Matthews

Toni Marsteller

Parth Parekh

Miguel Stonecipher

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/24/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability