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|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
|Open Philanthropy (filter this donee)||7,790,890.00||1,901,000.00||215,000.00||2,772,430.00||2,402,460.00||500,000.00|
|Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donee)||30,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||30,000.00||0.00|
|Michael Dickens (filter this donee)||10.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||10.00|
|Title (URL linked)||Publication date||Author||Publisher||Affected donors||Affected donees||Affected influencers||Document scope||Cause area||Notes|
|EA Giving Tuesday Donation Matching Initiative 2018 Retrospective (GW, IR)||2019-01-06||Avi Norowitz||Effective Altruism Forum||Avi Norowitz William Kiely||Against Malaria Foundation Malaria Consortium GiveWell Effective Altruism Funds Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Effective Animal Advocacy Fund The Humane League The Good Food Institute Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute Faunalytics Wild-Aniaml Suffering Research GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Effective Altruism Foundation Cool Earth Schistosomiasis Control Initiative New Harvest Evidence Action Centre for Effective Altruism Animal Equality Compassion in World Farming USA Innovations for Poverty Action Global Catastrophic Risk Institute Future of Life Institute Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Sightsavers The Life You Can Save One Step for Animals Helen Keller International 80,000 Hours Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Vegan Outreach Encompass Iodine Global Network Otwarte Klatki Charity Science Mercy For Animals Coalition for Rainforest Nations Fistula Foundation Sentience Institute Better Eating International Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research Raising for Effective Giving Clean Air Task Force The END Fund||Miscellaneous commentary||The blog post describes an effort by a number of donors coordinated at https://2018.eagivingtuesday.org/donations to donate through Facebook right after the start of donation matching on Giving Tuesday. Based on timestamps of donations and matches, donations were matched till 14 seconds after the start of matching. Despite the very short time window of matching, the post estimates that $469,000 (65%) of the donations made were matched|
|Where ACE Staff Are Giving In 2018 and Why||2018-12-21||Erika Alonso||Animal Charity Evaluators||Sofia Davis-Fogel Toni Adleberg Erika Alonso Gina Stuessy Kathryn Asher Jamie Spurgeon Trent Grassian Melissa Guzikowski||Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Otwarte Klatki Animal Equality Encompass Sinergia Animal Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming USA The Humane League L214 International Rescue Committee New York Public Library Give Power Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund The Good Food Institute Effective Animal Advocacy Fund StrongMinds Global Catastrophic Risk Institute New Harvest We Animals Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell top charities Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Beckley Foundation Christopher Sebastian Animal Aid GiveDirectly||Periodic donation list documentation||Animal welfare|Global catastrophic risks|Global health and development||Continuing an annual tradition started in 2016, Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2018. Unlike 2017, there is no mention of the Effective Altruism Funds, with most funds-style donations going to the ACE-run Recommended Charity Fund and Effective Animal Advocacy Fund. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy|
|Announcing Our 2018 Charity Recommendations||2018-11-26||Toni Adleberg||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Equality The Good Food Institute The Humane League Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries ProVeg Sinergia Animal Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira Otwarte Klatki Compassion in World Farming The Nonhuman Rights Project L214 Faunalytics Cellular Agriculture Society The Humane Society of the United States The Save Movement Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund||Evaluator consolidated recommendation list||Animal welfare||The blog post, published a day before Giving Tuesday, lists the top and standout charities, as well as lists updated reviews of other charities that did not make it to the top or standout charity list. It ends by plugging the ACE Recommended Charity Fund, which disburses funds twice a year. There is an accompanying blog post https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/comparison-of-our-2018-recommended-charities/ that links to a comparison chart and provides more explanation of how to compare top charities. Also accompanying it is the blog post https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/the-process-leading-to-our-2018-recommendations/ that provides more insight into the process leading up to ther choice of recommendations|
|Concerns with ACE research||2018-09-07||John Halstead||Effective Altruism Forum||Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Animal Equality||Evaluator review of donee||Animal welfare||Jon 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|
|Updates on our Top Charities’ Room for Funding||2018-07-23||Kieran Grieg||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Equality The Good Food Institute The Humane League||Evaluator update on donee||Animal welfare||Animal 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 Why||2017-12-26||Allison Smith||Animal Charity Evaluators||Jon 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 documentation||Animal welfare|AI safety|Global health and development|Effective altruism||Continuing an annual tradition started in 2016, Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2017. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy|
|Staff Members’ Personal Donations for Giving Season 2017||2017-12-18||Holden Karnofsky||Open Philanthropy||Holden Karnofsky Alexander Berger Nick Beckstead Helen Toner Claire Zabel Lewis Bollard Ajeya Cotra Morgan Davis Michael Levine||GiveWell top charities GiveWell GiveDirectly EA Giving Group Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Effective Altruism Funds Sentience Institute Encompass The Humane League The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming USA Animal Equality Donor lottery Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly||Periodic donation list documentation||Open Philanthropy Project staff members describe where they are donating this year, and the considerations that went into the donation decision. By policy, amounts are not disclosed. This is the first standalone blog post of this sort by the Open Philanthropy Project; in previous years, the corresponding donations were documented in the GiveWell staff members donation post.|
|Updated Charity Recommendations: December 2017||2017-11-27||Jon 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 list||Animal welfare||Animal 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|
|ANIMAL EQUALITY, Archived Version: November, 2017||2017-11-01||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Equality||Evaluator review of donee||Animal welfare||Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of Animal Equality. The review updates the November 2016 review by acknowledging the success so far of the international expansion. The weaknesses section remains the same as the November 2016 review|
|How to end animal agriculture as soon as possible||2017-09-27||Robert Wiblin Lewis Bollard||80,000 Hours||Open Philanthropy||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 strategy||Animal welfare/factory farming||Podcast 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 funding||2017-06-14||Toni Adleberg||Animal Charity Evaluators||The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Equality||Evaluator consolidated recommendation list||Animal welfare||Animal 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|
|Where the ACE Staff Members are Giving in 2016 and Why||2016-12-23||Leah Edgerton||Animal Charity Evaluators||Allison 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 documentation||Animal welfare|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks||Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2016. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy|
|Responses to common critiques||2016-12-21||Jon Bockman||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality The Good Food Institute New Harvest The Humane League Mercy For Animals||Evaluator retrospective||Animal welfare||This 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|
|Updated Recommendations: December 2016||2016-11-28||Jon 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 list||Animal welfare||Mercy 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 Equality||2016-11-28||Jon Bockman||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Equality||Reasoning supplement||Animal welfare||ACE 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|
|ANIMAL EQUALITY. Archived Version: November, 2016||2016-11-01||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Equality||Evaluator review of donee||Animal welfare||Animal 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|
|Grisly Undercover Video Shows Chickens Being Starved To Produce More Eggs||2016-10-11||Nico Pitney||Huffington Post||Open Philanthropy||Humane Society International Mercy For Animals Animal Equality People for Animals The Humane League||Third-party coverage of donor strategy||Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/international||Provides some context for the move by the Open Philanthropy Project in mid-2016 to expand its cage-free campaign funding internationally.|
|Where the ACE Staff Members Are Giving and Why||2015-12-21||Leah Edgerton||Animal Charity Evaluators||Jon 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 documentation||Animal welfare|Global health and development|Effective altruism||Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2015. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy|
|Updated Recommendations: December 2015||2015-12-01||Jon 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 list||Animal welfare||2015 recommendations list; top charities are Animal Equality,Mercy For Animals, and The Humane League; five new standout charities added to existing four|
|ANIMAL EQUALITY. Archived Version: December, 2015||2015-12-01||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Equality||Evaluator review of donee||Animal welfare||Animal 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|
|ANIMAL EQUALITY. Archived Version: December, 2014||2014-12-01||Animal Charity Evaluators||Animal Equality||Evaluator review of donee||Animal welfare||Animal 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|
Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donor||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 8)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Open Philanthropy||1,901,000.00||3||Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-free/corporate campaign||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-cage-free-and-broiler-welfare||Lewis Bollard||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant "to support cage-free and broiler welfare. Animal Equality plans to use these funds to support work in Italy, Spain, Germany, and the UK, including investigations, fundraising, and general operations."
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Animal Equality has helped secure cage-free and broiler welfare wins and conducted investigations in Europe, and plans to use these funds to continue its work."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is very similar to a similar two-year grant ($2,110,460) made to the same four countries in November 2017. However, there was a separate grant made June 2018 covering two of the countries, which confuses the comparison.
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The timing roughly coincides with the expiration of the November 2017 support. No explicit reasons for the timing are given.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24
Other notes: This is a total of four grants (presumably one grant per country). Affected countries: Germany|Italy|Spain|United Kingdom.
|Open Philanthropy||215,000.00||6||Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaign||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-broiler-welfare-campaigns||Lewis Bollard||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of broiler chickens. [...] Their welfare is impacted by genetics, overcrowding, inhumane slaughter, and environmental factors like chronic sleep deprivation due to lighting schedules optimized for growth. Broiler welfare campaigns seek to address these causes of suffering."
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page hints at scale: "Broiler chickens are the most numerous land farm animals, with more than a billion alive at any time and approximately 9 billion slaughtered annually in the U.S. alone."
Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-cage-free-and-broiler-welfare (2020-02) suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.
Other notes: Affected countries: United States.
|Open Philanthropy||2,772,430.00||1||Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-free/corporate campaign||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-corporate-animal-welfare-campaigns||Lewis Bollard||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant to "support corporate cage-free and broiler welfare campaigns. Animal Equality plans to expand its corporate campaigns in Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S."
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant is framed as a renewal of the past grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-international-cage-free-advocacy (August 2016) and also cites other past grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-india-animal-welfare-reform (2017, India) and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-eu-farm-animal-welfare (2017, Europe). It is likely made for similar reasons: track record of successful investigations and confidence of Open Phil staff in Animal Equality leadership.
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is made around the time that the original two-year grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-international-cage-free-advocacy expires, and is framed as a renewal, so its timing is likely determined by the original grant expiring.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36
Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-broiler-welfare-campaigns (2019-01) and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-cage-free-and-broiler-welfare (2020-02) with somem overlapping countries suggests continued endorsement of Animal Equality by Open Philanthropy.
Other notes: This is a total of five grants (presumably one grant per country). Affected countries: United States|Brazil|Italy|Mexico|Spain; announced: 2018-07-11.
|Open Philanthropy||2,110,460.00||2||Animal welfare/factory farming||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-eu-farm-animal-welfare||Lewis Bollard||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant to "support farm animal advocacy in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom." "The funding will support corporate outreach and animal welfare campaigns, investigations, and capacity building for Animal Equality’s teams in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom."
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to continue supporting Animal Equality due to its track record of successful corporate outreach and investigations to date; his confidence in its leadership team; and the organization’s alignment with our strategy to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is a total across amounts for each of the four countries (Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom). This comes to a cost per country a little over $500,000. This is somewhat higher than the cost for the India grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-india-animal-welfare-reform and no explicit budget information is provided.
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The timing matches up with Open Phil's "strategy to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe."
Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-corporate-animal-welfare-campaigns (two overlapping countries: Italy and Spain) and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-corporate-animal-welfare-campaigns (same four countries) suggest that Open Philanthropy would be satisfied with the outcomme of the grant. The latter grant's page says: "Animal Equality has helped secure cage-free and broiler welfare wins and conducted investigations in Europe, and plans to use these funds to continue its work."
Other notes: This is a total across four grants (presumably one grant per country). Affected countries: Germany|Italy|Spain|United Kingdom; announced: 2017-11-28.
|Open Philanthropy||292,000.00||5||Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/chick culling|Animal welfare/diet change||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-india-animal-welfare-reform||Lewis Bollard||Donation process: The grant is one of five grants made around the same time supporting farm animal welfare work in India.
Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant "to support farm animal welfare work in India." The grant "will help support a pro-vegetarian messaging campaign, a corporate and/or institution-directed campaign encouraging animal product alternatives, organization capacity building, and advocacy related to in-ovo sex selection technology and other chicken welfare reforms." https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Animal_Equality/Animal_Equality_India_Animal_Welfare_Reform_Budget.pdf has the budget proposal (with red background for unfunded items).
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We are excited about the grant primarily because of Animal Equality’s track record of successful undercover investigations and subsequent media coverage in India; our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard’s, confidence in Animal Equality’s relevant leadership staff; and the potential opportunity we see in India—one of the world’s largest producers of eggs, fish, and chicken—to encourage farm animal welfare reforms and advocacy."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Animal_Equality/Animal_Equality_India_Animal_Welfare_Reform_Budget.pdf has the budget proposal (with red background for unfunded items).
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is one of five grants recommended around the same time for farm animal welfare work in India, so the timing is likely determined by the timing of the decision to make this batch of grants.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24
Other notes: Affected countries: India; announced: 2017-07-27.
|Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund||30,000.00||7||Animal welfare||http://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/||Lewis Bollard||Bollard notes that grantee does grassroots activism, corporate campaigning, and undercover investigations across Europe, the Americas, and India. Bollard is impressed based on constant updating on evidence: moving from farm animal welfare work to a focus on corporate campaigns. Also impressed with co-founders. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 16.67%.|
|Open Philanthropy||500,000.00||4||Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaign||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-international-cage-free-advocacy||Lewis Bollard||Donation process: The donation is part of a bunch of corporate cage-free campaign spending. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms for more background.
Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant "to support international advocacy to end the confinement of hens in battery cages." "The present funding, part of a new series of grants focusing on international cage-free advocacy, will support Animal Equality’s work in Latin America, Europe, and Asia."
Donor reason for selecting the donee: No reasons specific to the grantee are listed, but https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms lists several reasons for the general focus on cage-free reforms, and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chickens-animal-abuse-video_us_57fac5c5e4b0e655eab5485d describes the reasons for the internationalization phase.
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing matches the timing of other grants in this second phase (internationalization) of corporate cage-free campaign spending.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24
Donor retrospective of the donation: Several further grants from Open Philanthropy to Animal Equality, with continued endorsement of the work, suggest satisfaction by Open Philanthropy with the grant.
Other notes: Announced: 2016-10-03.