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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)||8,091,811.00||1,228,407.00||4,061,319.00||10,720.00||2,791,365.00|
|Title (URL linked)||Publication date||Author||Publisher||Affected donors||Affected donees||Document scope||Cause area||Notes|
|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|
|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.|
|Grants to Support Farm Animal Welfare Work in China||2017-08-09||Lewis Bollard||Open Philanthropy||Open Philanthropy||Compassion in World Farming WildAid World Animal Protection Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Humane Slaughter Association Jeanne Marchig Centre Animal Welfare Standards Project Green Monday Griffith University Brighter Green||Broad donor strategy||Animal welfare/factory farming/China||The document describes the strategy of the Open Philanthropy Project to focus on farm animal welfare advocacy in China, and lists ten grants that are part of this strategy. It is announced 2017-08-09 at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg on the mailing list; this comes 9.5 months after the strategy was unofficially announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) on Facebook.|
Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donor||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 7)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Open Philanthropy||1,228,407.00||3||Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-farm-animal-welfare-in-asia||Amanda Hungerford||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant to support "work to advance farm animal welfare in Asia. CIWF plans to engage in corporate outreach on poultry welfare and to re-grant funds to farm animal welfare groups throughout Asia."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grant amount is £964,600 ($1,228,407 at the time of conversion).
Other notes: This is a total across two grants.
|Open Philanthropy||2,169,429.00||1||Animal welfare/factory farming/fish||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-fish-welfare-and-efforts-to-end-cages||Lewis Bollard||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant "to support work on fish welfare and efforts to end the use of cages and crates for all farmed animal species in the UK and Europe. These funds will support staffing needs, marketing, social media, advocacy work, investigations, and technical and operational costs."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grant amount is £1,759,701 ($2,169,429 at the time of conversion).
Other notes: This is a total across two grants. Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: United Kingdom.
|Open Philanthropy||1,891,890.00||2||Animal welfare/factory farming||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-china-2019||Lewis Bollard||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grantee plans to use these funds to continue working with Chinese producers, food companies, and industry to raise farm animal welfare standards.
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our farm animal welfare team believes Compassion’s China team has collaborated productively with industry, and benefits from dedicated senior leadership."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Grant of £1,430,000 ($1,891,890 at time of conversion)
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Likely determined by the end of the previous two-year grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china made February 2017
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24
Other notes: Affected countries: China; announced: 2019-06-26.
|Open Philanthropy||10,720.00||7||Animal welfare/factory farming||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-organizational-development||Lewis Bollard||Donation process: Discretionary grant
Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant for organizational development. Follows October 2017 support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/discretionary-grants
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Grant of £8,000 ($10,720 at the time of conversion)
Other notes: Discretionary grant for organizational development. Follows the October 2017 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-end-the-cage-age-campaign. Announced: 2018-06-28.
|Open Philanthropy||1,000,000.00||5||Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-end-the-cage-age-campaign||Lewis Bollard||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant to "support [the] “End the Cage Age” campaign in the UK and Europe. The campaign will seek to end the use of cages and crates for all farmed animal species in the UK and Europe through advocacy and outreach, including an EU-wide citizens’ ballot measure. [The] funds will support staffing needs related to the campaign in six regional EU offices as well as its headquarters in the United Kingdom; marketing, social media, and exhibition activities; advocacy work; investigations; as well as technical and operational costs over the next two years."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Budget available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/CIWF/CIWF_End_the_Cage_Age_Campaign_2017.pdf
Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: United Kingdom; announced: 2017-11-14.
|Open Philanthropy||765,112.00||6||Animal welfare/factory farming/China||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china||Lewis Bollard||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Gran to support work to improve farm animal welfare in China. Compassion plans to use this grant to augment the capacity of its dedicated China team, increase technical and operational support, expand its Good Pig Production Awards, roll out its recently-launched Good Chicken and Good Egg Production Awards, and extend work and deepen engagement with its in-country partner, the International Cooperation Committee on Animal Welfare. This grant will triple the scale of Compassion’s corporate and producer engagement in China.
Donor reason for selecting the donee: Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09)
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Budget available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/CIWF/CIWF_China_Programme_Budget_2015-16_to_2020-21.pdf Grant made in UK sterling, value 598,500, dollar amount of 765,112 at time of conversion
Other notes: Affected countries: China; announced: 2017-04-19.
|Open Philanthropy||1,026,253.00||4||Animal welfare/factory farming/fish||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-fish-welfare||Lewis Bollard||Donation process: One of the two grants is being made via the Open Philanthropy Action Fund
Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: The grant page says the grantee "plans to build a dedicated fish welfare team focused on engaging with food retailers and corporations; launch a new online information hub featuring resources on fish welfare such as white papers, technical reports, and case studies; conduct and commission new research and evidence-gathering on topics related to intensive fish farming, higher welfare systems, and to improve understanding of the welfare needs of fish. Compassion will also produce and promote public-facing materials designed to achieve a cultural and attitudinal shift toward fish in the longer-term. They will also conduct advocacy work in the EU and United Kingdom focused on securing enforcement of existing animal welfare laws which apply to farmed fish while also promoting species-specific protections."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Budget available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/CIWF/Compassion%20in%20World%20farming_Fish%20Welfare_Budget_December%202017.pdf
Other notes: Two grants totaling £805,000 ($1,026,253 at the time of conversion). Announced: 2018-01-19.