Animal Charity Evaluators donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page AnimalCharityEvaluators
Websitehttp://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/
Donors list pagehttps://animalcharityevaluators.org/about/top-donors/
Transparency and financials pagehttps://animalcharityevaluators.org/about/transparency/
Twitter usernameAnimalCharityEv
Effective Altruism Hubanimal-charity-evaluators
Wikipedia pagehttps://github.com/vipulnaik/working-drafts/blob/master/wikipedia/ace.mediawiki
Timelines wiki pagehttps://timelines.issarice.com/wiki/Timeline_of_Animal_Charity_Evaluators
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Animal+Charity+Evaluators
Key peopleJon Bockman
Launch date2012-08

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Animal Charity Evaluators

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2013 2012
Effective Altruism Funds (filter this donee) 510,000.00 500,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Patrick Brinich-Langlois (filter this donee) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 10,000.00 0.00
Brian Tomasik (filter this donee) 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,000.00 0.00
Josh Jacobson (filter this donee) 8,200.00 0.00 0.00 7,200.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00
Harry Greenwell (filter this donee) 6,377.04 0.00 0.00 2,391.39 3,985.65 0.00 0.00
Joshua Kissel (filter this donee) 5,800.00 0.00 0.00 3,800.00 2,000.00 0.00 0.00
Pablo Stafforini (filter this donee) 3,069.35 0.00 0.00 0.00 69.35 3,000.00 0.00
Michael Dickens (filter this donee) 3,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000.00 0.00 0.00
Peter Hurford (filter this donee) 2,705.00 0.00 1,009.00 1,036.00 0.00 0.00 660.00
David Barry (filter this donee) 2,391.39 0.00 0.00 1,833.40 557.99 0.00 0.00
Kieran Greig (filter this donee) 2,386.26 0.00 0.00 1,590.84 795.42 0.00 0.00
Denis Drescher (filter this donee) 1,972.64 0.00 0.00 1,186.80 785.84 0.00 0.00
Saulius Šimčikas (filter this donee) 1,079.27 0.00 0.00 1,079.27 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nicholas Link (filter this donee) 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Sesser (filter this donee) 550.00 0.00 0.00 300.00 250.00 0.00 0.00
James Harris (filter this donee) 319.44 0.00 0.00 319.44 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vidur Kapur (filter this donee) 209.02 0.00 0.00 122.26 86.76 0.00 0.00
Arvind Raghavan (filter this donee) 147.46 0.00 0.00 147.46 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Dello-Iacovo (filter this donee) 130.00 0.00 30.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Max Broad (filter this donee) 50.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Katerina Manoli (filter this donee) 26.29 0.00 0.00 26.29 0.00 0.00 0.00
Marius Hobbhahn (filter this donee) 23.74 0.00 0.00 23.74 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cornelis Haupt (filter this donee) 23.86 0.00 0.00 23.86 0.00 0.00 0.00
Grace King (filter this donee) 13.15 0.00 0.00 13.15 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kyle Bogosian (filter this donee) 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1,091,475.91 500,000.00 511,039.00 22,245.90 32,531.01 25,000.00 660.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (42 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Concerns with ACE research2018-09-07John Halstead Effective Altruism Forum Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Animal Equality Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareJon Halstead discusses a few problems with the research and web presence of Animal Charity Evaluators. He notes that ACE now correctly considers grassroots outreach to be low-impact, but a lot of contradictory material is still on the website and used in the most recent charity evaluations. For corporate outreach, he wants to see ACE produce a high-quality and up-to-date review of the corporate outreach and cage-free welfare systems, and to independently check the claimed successes of animal welfare organizations in securing cage-free reforms
ACE's Response to John Halstead2018-09-07Toni Adleberg Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Charity Evaluators Reasoning supplementAnimal welfareToni Adleberg, the new director of research at Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE), responds to concerns about ACE raised by John Halstead in http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1so/concerns_with_ace_research/ She clarifies the position ACE holds on its old intervention research, on its cost-effectiveness estimates, and on the relationship between intervention reports and charity reviews. She also outlines research priorities for 2019
Updates on our Top Charities’ Room for Funding2018-07-23Kieran Grieg Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality The Good Food Institute The Humane League Evaluator update on doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluator confirms that its 2017 end-of-year top charities still have sufficient room for funding and so it is not advising donors to stop funding these charities. Its estimates are based on reports from the charities of the amount of money they raised till the end of May, as well as known grant commitments from the Open Philanthropy Project
Where the ACE Staff Members Are Giving in 2017 and Why2017-12-26Allison Smith Animal Charity EvaluatorsJon Bockman Allison Smith Toni Adleberg Sofia Davis-Fogel Kieran Greig Jamie Spurgeon Erika Alonso Eric Herboso Gina Stuessy Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Vegan Outreach A Well-Fed World Better Eating International Encompass Direct Action Everywhere Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Against Malaria Foundation Animal equality The Nonhuman Rights Project AnimaNaturalis Internacional The Humane League GiveDirectly Food Empowerment Project Mercy For Animals New Harvest StrongMinds Centre for Effective Altruism Effective Altruism Funds Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donor lottery Sentience Institute Wild-Animal Suffering Research Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2017
Updated Charity Recommendations: December 20172017-11-27Jon Bockman Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality The Good Food Institute The Humane League Faunalytics Vegan Outreach ProVeg Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Compassion in World Farming USA The Humane Society of the United States L214 Nonhuman Rights Project Otwarte Klatki Evaluator consolidated recommendation listAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators publishes its top charity and standout charity recommendations for year-end 2017. Top charities are Animal Equality, The Good Food Institute, and The Humane League. Standout charities of general interest are Compassion in World Farming USA, L214, and Otwarte Klatki. Standout charities of special interest are Faunalytics and Nonhuman Rights Project
How to end animal agriculture as soon as possible2017-09-27Robert Wiblin Lewis Bollard 80,000 HoursOpen Philanthropy Project Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming The Humane League The Humane Society of the United States Humane Society International The Good Food Institute Animal Equality Animal Charity Evaluators Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farmingPodcast with interview of Lewis Bollard (Farm Animal Welfare Program Officer at the Open Philanthropy Project) by Robert Wiblin of 80000 Hours, along with transcript. The podcast covers the strategy of the Open Philanthropy Project. 80000 Hours is an Open Philanthropy Project grant recipient and Wiblin was also on the board of Animal Charity Evaluators, an animal welfare-focused grant recipient that is discussed in the podcast
Updates on selected recommended charities’ room for more funding2017-06-14Toni Adleberg Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Equality Evaluator consolidated recommendation listAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators reports results of a check-in with all its 2016 top charities and one standout charity (Animal Equality) that had previously been a top charity. It verifies that all of them still have room for more funding, therefore continues to recommend them
ACE fundraising restrictions2017-06-09Kalista Barter Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Charity Evaluators Donee periodic updateAnimal welfareACE describes its fundraising plans: it will restrict fundraising to the months of November and December, it will set a cap of $1 million on funds raised (any money over that will go to its recommended charities). And it will not fundraise if it raises $1 million by November
Four quantiative models, aggregation, and final decision2017-05-20Tom Sittler Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project 80,000 Hours Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute StrongMinds Single donation documentationEffective altruism/career adviceThe post describes how the Oxford Prioritisation Project compared its four finalists (80000 Hours, Animal Charity Evaluators, Machine Intelligence Research Institute, and StrongMinds) by building quantitative models for each, including modeling of uncertainties. Based on these quantitative models, 80000 Hours was chosen as the winner. Also posted to http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ah/four_quantiative_models_aggregation_and_final/ for comments
A model of Animal Charity Evaluators2017-05-20Dominik Peters Tom Sittler Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project Animal Charity Evaluators Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfare/charity evaluatorThis post describes a quantitative model of Animal Charity Evaluators, available at https://repl.it/HWJZ/23 on repl.it. It continues a previous post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/19g/charity_evaluators_first_model_and_open_questions/ that includes some open questions. Also posted to http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1af/a_model_of_animal_charity_evaluators_oxford/ for comments
Charity evaluators: a first model and open questions2017-04-25Dominik Peters Tom Sittler Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project GiveWell Animal Charity Evaluators Review of current state of cause areaCharity evaluatorThe abstract says: "We describe a simple simulation model for the recommendations of a charity evaluator like GiveWell or ACE. The model captures some real-world phenomena, such as initial overconfidence in impact estimates. We are unsure how to choose the parameters of the underlying distributions, and are happy to receive feedback on this." See http://effective-altruism.com/ea/19g/charity_evaluators_first_model_and_open_questions/ for a cross-post with comments
The effective altruism guide to donating this giving season2016-12-28Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Cool Earth Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Centre for Effective Altruism 80000 Hours Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative StrongMinds Ploughshares Fund Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Evaluator consolidated recommendation listBiosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Global health and development,Animal welfare,AI risk,Global catastrophic risks,Effective altruism/movement growthRobert Wiblin draws on a number of annual charity evaluations and reviews, as well as staff donation writeups, from sources such as GiveWell and Animal Charity Evaluators, to provide an "effective altruism guide" for 2016 Giving Season donation
Where the ACE Staff Members are Giving in 2016 and Why2016-12-23Leah Edgerton Animal Charity EvaluatorsAllison Smith Jacy Reese Toni Adleberg Gina Stuessy Kieran Grieg Eric Herboso Erika Alonso Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality Vegan Outreach Act Asia Faunalytics Farm Animal Rights Movement Sentience Politics Direct Action Everywhere The Humane League The Good Food Institute Collectively Free Planned Parenthood Future of Life Institute Future of Humanity Institute GiveDirectly Machine Intelligence Research Institute The Humane Society of the United States Farm Sanctuary StrongMinds Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2016
Re-evaluating Animal Charity Evaluators: A response to Jon Bockman2016-12-22Harrison Nathan Animal Charity Evaluators Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareNathan responds to some of the content in https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/responses-to-common-critiques/ by Jon Bockman. He continues to take ACE to task for not producing actionable or minimally justified research, and for camouflaging that by noting that their research is not "highly reliable". He contests the assertion by Bockman that Nick Cooney is only involved with Mercy For Animals, noting his role in producing research reports for The Humane League
Our recommendations of The Good Food Institute and New Harvest2016-12-21Allison Smith Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute New Harvest Reasoning supplementAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators gives more of its reasoning on why it gave top charity status to the relatively new organization The Good Food Institute (GFI) while keeping the similar but more long-standing organization, New Harvest, in standout charity status
Responses to common critiques2016-12-21Jon Bockman Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality The Good Food Institute New Harvest The Humane League Mercy For Animals Evaluator retrospectiveAnimal welfareThis post is written in response to criticism of Animal Charity Evaluators, largely criticism that came in as part of and after Harrison Nathan's post https://medium.com/@harrisonnathan/the-actual-number-is-almost-surely-higher-92c908f36517 Bockman agrees that the leafleting report is inaccurate and of low quality, and says that ACE was focused this year on new research and not on updating the outdated reports. He also explains the position taken by ACE on cost-effectiveness, the lack of diversity in recommendations, and concerns about diverting resources from other groups
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20162016-12-14Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Daniel Dewey Nick Beckstead Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute 80,000 Hours Ploughshares Fund Donation suggestion listAnimal welfare,AI risk,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Effective altruism,Migration policyOpen Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas
The Actual Number is Almost Surely Higher: An Evaluation of Effective Animal Activism2016-12-09Harrison Nathan Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Mercy For Animals Vegan Outreach The Good Food Institute The Humane Society of the United States Faunalytics Review of current state of cause areaAnimal welfareHarrison Nathan is critical of Animal Charity Evaluators and their top charities, in particular, the way the organizations justify their programs. He calls their approach pseudoscientific, and also believes the effective altruist movement has blind spots and is easily co-opted by industry, not sensitive on matters related to wild-animal suffering, and has too many conflicts of interest
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20162016-12-09Natalie Crispin GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Josh Rosenberg Rebecca Raible Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Lewis Bollard Chelsea Tabart Sarah Ward Chris Somerville Ajeya Cotra Chris Smith Isabel Arjmand A political campaign GiveWell top charities International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation UPMC Center for Health Security Donor lottery EA Giving Group GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Malaria Consortium Animal Charity Evaluators Northwest Health Law Advocates StrongMinds Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative The Humane Society of the United States The Humane League Mercy For Animals Humane Society International Compassion in World Farming USA The Good Food Institute Citizens for Farm Animal Protection END Fund Causa Justa Planned Parenthood International Refugee Assistance Project Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2016. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
CEA Staff Donation Decisions 20162016-12-06Sam Deere Centre for Effective AltruismWilliam MacAskill Michelle Hutchinson Tara MacAulay Alison Woodman Seb Farquhar Hauke Hillebrandt Marinella Capriati Sam Deere Max Dalton Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Michael Page Stefan Schubert Pablo Stafforini Amy Labenz Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Animal Charity Evaluators Charity Science Health New Incentives Project Healthy Children Deworm the World Initiative Machine Intelligence Research Institute StrongMinds Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Effective Altruism Foundation Sci-Hub Vote.org The Humane League Foundational Research Institute Periodic donation list documentationCentre for Effective Altruism (CEA) staff describe their donation plans. The donation amounts are not disclosed.
Updated Recommendations: December 20162016-11-28Jon Bockman Animal Charity Evaluators Mercy For Animals The Humane League The Good Food Institute VEBU Animal Equality The Humane Society of the United States Vegan Outreach Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Evaluator consolidated recommendation listAnimal welfareMercy For Animals and The Humane League remain top charities, and The Good Food Institute added to the list; Animal Equality moved from top charity to standout charity; VEBU added to standout charities
Our 2016 recommendation of Animal Equality2016-11-28Jon Bockman Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality Reasoning supplementAnimal welfareACE explains its decision to move Animal Equality from top charity status to standout charity status, and addresses concerns that this move will hurt the fundraising prospects of Animal Equality
MERCY FOR ANIMALS. Archived Version: November, 20162016-11-01Animal Charity Evaluators Mercy For Animals Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of MFA. The review points to undercover investigations and the approach to consumer outreach as strengths. It also notes that although ACE is skeptical about the online ads program, general funds are not directed to it as it is fully funded by donors explicitly interested in online ads, so this is not an argument against funding
THE HUMANE LEAGUE. Archived Version: November, 20162016-11-01Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of THL. The review removes from the weaknesses section the concern about lack of transparency
ANIMAL EQUALITY. Archived Version: November, 20162016-11-01Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of Animal Equality. By the time of this review, Animal Equality has expanded from seven to eight countries (Brazil being the new country). The review lists the same strengths and weaknesses as the December 2015 review did, with slight language changes
Where I Am Donating in 20162016-11-01Michael Dickens Effective Altruism ForumMichael Dickens Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals Raising for Effective Giving Single donation documentationAnimal welfare, AI riskDickens described his evaluation of each of the four finalists and the reasoning behind his (tentatively) final decision to give to The Good Food Institute
THE GOOD FOOD INSTITUTE. Archived Version: November, 20162016-11-01Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes its first detailed review of The Good Food Institute (GFI). Previously, the then-nascent GFI was mentioned in an ACE review of Mercy For Animals in December 2015 https://animalcharityevaluators.org/charity-review/mercy-for-animals/2015-dec/ Given that GFI has been around since only February 2016, both the strengths and weaknesses are speculative. The strengths hinge around the promise of the domain that GFI is working on, as well as its leadership and strategic vision. The weaknesses center around the short track record and the expected long timeframe needed to achieve the ambitious goal of animal-free alternatives
Where should you donate to have the most impact during giving season 2015?2015-12-24Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Giving What We Can GiveWell AidGrade Effective Altruism Outreach Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute Raising for Effective Giving Center for Applied Rationality Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Ploughshares Fund Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Charity Science Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveDirectly Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and development,Effective altruism/movement growth,Rationality improvement,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,AI risk,Global catastrophic risksRobert Wiblin draws on GiveWell recommendations, Animal Charity Evaluators recommendations, Open Philanthropy Project writeups, staff donation writeups and suggestions, as well as other sources (including personal knowledge and intuitions) to come up with a list of places to donate
Where the ACE Staff Members Are Giving and Why2015-12-21Leah Edgerton Animal Charity EvaluatorsJon Bockman Allison Smith Erika Alonso Jacy Reese Kieran Grieg Animal Charity Evaluators Vegan Outreach Mercy For Animals Direct Action Everywhere The Humane League Animal Equality Farm Sanctuary The Humane Society of the United States Animal Equality Nonhuman Rights Project New Harvest Charity Science Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Raising for Effective Giving Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2015
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20152015-12-09Elie Hassenfeld GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Sean Conley Josh Rosenberg Jake Marcus Rebecca Raible Milan Griffes Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Claire Zabel Nicole Ross Lewis Bollard GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell GiveDirectly Wikimedia Foundation Center for Global Development Martha’s Table Country Dance and Song Society Northwest Health Law Advocates Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Charity Evaluators Raising for Effective Giving Humane Society of te United States Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2015. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
MERCY FOR ANIMALS. Archived Version: December, 20152015-12-01Animal Charity Evaluators Mercy For Animals The Good Food Institute Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of MFA. The review includes a caveat stating lower confidence about the marginal value of additional donations, in particular the parts spent on "easily expanded" activities like online ads. Room for more funding estimates are also updated, with an estimate of $300,000 for usable funding. The review also talks about the possible launch of The Good Food Institute using some of this funding
Updated Recommendations: December 20152015-12-01Jon Bockman Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Ethics Animals Australia Faunalytics New Harvest Nonhuman Rights Project Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries The Humane Society of the United States Vegan Outreach Evaluator consolidated recommendation listAnimal welfare2015 recommendations list; top charities are Animal Equality,Mercy For Animals, and The Humane League; five new standout charities added to existing four
THE HUMANE LEAGUE. Archived Version: December, 20152015-12-01Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of THL. The review updates on the December 2014 review by noting that the "organizational structure appears to be strong, with a cohesive, positive, and democratic organizational culture promoting positive relationships between THL staff, board members, and volunteers." The weaknesses section is also updated, with notes of concern: "We also have some concerns about their system of considering local offices cost effective as long as they raise as much money as they spend, regardless of their programs’ effectiveness when compared to the national programs’ effectiveness. Finally, we would like to see deeper critical engagement from them with regard to big questions as well as smaller ones like how to interpret particular study findings. One big question that seems especially important for THL is the value of individual dietary change."
ANIMAL EQUALITY. Archived Version: December, 20152015-12-01Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of Animal Equality. It mostly builds on the previous review, but notes that they are less concerned about the sustainability of Animal Equality after an additional year of track record. The review also notes uncertainty about the effectiveness of animal advocacy in countries other than the United States
My Cause Selection: Michael Dickens2015-09-15Michael Dickens Effective Altruism ForumMichael Dickens Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Future of Life Institute Open Philanthropy Project Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Ethics Foundational Research Institute Giving What We Can Charity Science Raising for Effective Giving Single donation documentationAnimal welfare,AI risk,Effective altruismExplanation by Dickens of giving choice for 2015. After some consideration, narrows choice to three orgs: MIRI, ACE, and REG. Finally chooses REG due to weighted donation multiplier
MERCY FOR ANIMALS. Archived version: December, 20142014-12-01Animal Charity Evaluators Mercy For Animals Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes its second detailed review of Mercy For Animals. The qualitative contents remain similar to the May 2014 review. The main changes are to the estimates of room for more funding and the expected allocation of additional funding
THE HUMANE LEAGUE. Archived Version: December, 20142014-12-01Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of THL. The review is largely the same as the May 2014 review. The review adds to the weaknesses section a note about wanting to see more statistical analysis of the findings in the Humane League Labs program
ANIMAL EQUALITY. Archived Version: December, 20142014-12-01Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes its first detailed review of Animal Equality. The stated strength is that the organization conducts undercover investigations very efficienctly, at a fraction of the cost that others do. The geographical diversity and lack of paid staff is also highlighted as a potential weakness for their long-term sustainability
VEGAN OUTREACH. Archived Version: December, 20142014-12-01Animal Charity Evaluators Vegan Outreach Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of Vegan Outreach (VO). The strengths listed are the same as in the May 2014 review. The weaknesses are somewhat modified: ACE is now happy that VO has recently started engaging in experimentation to maximize impact. Concerns about leadership transition are no longer mentioned in the weaknesses section
MERCY FOR ANIMALS. Archived Version: May, 20142014-05-01Animal Charity Evaluators Mercy For Animals Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes its first detailed review of Mercy For Animals. The review gives the charity a "Top Charity" status. It identifies the following strengths: the main program (undercover investigations) and the approach to individual/consumer level outreach has high expected effectiveness. It identifies uncertainty about organizational stability as a weakness
THE HUMANE LEAGUE. Archived Version: May, 20142014-05-01Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes its first detailed review of THL. It identifies the biggest strength of THL as its overall outlook and approach to advocacy, including their strong efforts to assess their own programs, as well as publication of their research through Humane League Labs to affect the thinking of other animal welfare organizations. The main weakness identified was the lack of transparency and clear information about the organization itself, but ACE said that the organization was cooperative when asked to share information. At the time of this review, ACE finds the THL approach of using online ads promising
VEGAN OUTREACH. Archived Version: May, 20142014-05-01Animal Charity Evaluators Vegan Outreach Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes its first detailed review of Vegan Outreach (VO). Strengths include a long track record of a program that ACE considers cost-effective. Weaknesses include a concern that VO is heavily reliant on anecdotal evidence and is not collecting and therefore not responsive to data suggesting direction changes. Also, the ongoing leadership transition makes it harder for ACE to understand how the organization would be guided going forward

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (46 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Effective Altruism Funds500,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8ELewis Bollard Reason for the large grant is that Bollard thinks ACE: (1) serves a critical role in the farm animal movement in promoting EA values (transparency, use of data, constant reflection on what works), (2) has room for more funding and good plans for spending additional funds, and (3) will raise more funds for its recommended charities if it can wrap up fundraising for itself earlier in the year, which it will do once it hits its self-imposed cap of $1.25M to support ACE’s operations. Bollard is also ok with the marginal extra funds being reallocated to its top charities: The Humane League, Animal Equality, and the Good Food Institute. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 41.49%.
Peter Hurford1,000.002017-12-31Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Effective Altruism Funds10,000.002017-04-20Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/Lewis Bollard Bollard likes the work that ACE does to build a more effective farm animal movement through research, charity recommendations, and outreach to donors, researchers, and advocates. After recommending the grant, Bolalrd became more confident that funding gaps of grantee would be met and so is less likely to recommend for further grants. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 55.60%.
Michael Dello-Iacovo30.002017-04-20FIXMEhttp://www.michaeldello.com/donations-log/-- Gift for a friend. Affected regions: FIXME; affected countries: FIXME.
Peter Hurford9.002017-04-19Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- For UPS fees.
Open Philanthropy Project500,000.002017-04Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-charity-evaluators-general-supportLewis Bollard Grant over two years for general support (goal of finding best charities to help animals). Detailed write-up available. See also https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/on-receiving-a-grant-from-the-open-philanthropy-project/ on the blog of ACE, the donee. Announced: 2017-06-09.
Peter Hurford1,000.002016-12-29Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html-- Thank you donation.
Peter Hurford24.002016-08-24Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Michael Dello-Iacovo100.002016-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.michaeldello.com/donations-log/-- Affected regions: FIXME; affected countries: FIXME.
Peter Hurford12.002016-03-26Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Michael Sesser300.002016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Katerina Manoli26.292016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Joshua Kissel3,800.002016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Kieran Greig1,590.842016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
David Barry1,833.402016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Kyle Bogosian2.002016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Marius Hobbhahn23.742016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Cornelis Haupt23.862016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Vidur Kapur122.262016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Nicholas Link1,000.002016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Josh Jacobson7,200.002016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
James Harris319.442016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Saulius Šimčikas1,079.272016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Arvind Raghavan147.462016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Grace King13.152016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Harry Greenwell2,391.392016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Denis Drescher1,186.802016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Max Broad50.002016Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois10,000.002015-12-22Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Pablo Stafforini69.352015-09-29Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://www.stafforini.com/blog/donations/--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois10,000.002015-07-07Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/-- Grant from The Eleemosynary Flying Orang−Utans Fund.
Michael Dickens3,000.002015-05Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://mdickens.me/donations/Stanford EA Part of a collective donation by Stanford EA; Dickens had a preference for THL but deferred to group consensus.
Joshua Kissel2,000.002015Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Kieran Greig795.422015Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
David Barry557.992015Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Vidur Kapur86.762015Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Josh Jacobson1,000.002015Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Harry Greenwell3,985.652015Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Denis Drescher785.842015Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Michael Sesser250.002015Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois10,000.002013-07-02Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Pablo Stafforini1,000.002013-03-01Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://www.stafforini.com/blog/donations/--
Pablo Stafforini1,000.002013-02-01Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://www.stafforini.com/blog/donations/--
Brian Tomasik12,000.002013Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/Nick Cooney Called Effective Animal Activism (EAA) at the time; switch from Vegan Outreach to this was because of belief in higher leverage per dollar. Employer match: Microsoft matched 12,000.00; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Pablo Stafforini1,000.002013-01-01Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://www.stafforini.com/blog/donations/--
Peter Hurford660.002012-12-25Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--