Eurogroup For Animals donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country Belgium
Facebook page eurogroupforanimals
Websitehttps://www.eurogroupforanimals.org/
Donate pagehttps://www.eurogroupforanimals.org/donate
Twitter usernameAct4AnimalsEU
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurogroup_for_Animals
Open Philanthropy Project grant reviewhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-fish-welfare
Launch date1980

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 6 625,400 583,510 14,961 14,961 535,699 535,699 625,400 625,400 635,000 700,000 700,000 990,000 990,000
Animal welfare 6 625,400 583,510 14,961 14,961 535,699 535,699 625,400 625,400 635,000 700,000 700,000 990,000 990,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Eurogroup For Animals

Donor Total 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 3,501,060.00 635,000.00 700,000.00 990,000.00 640,361.00 535,699.00
Total 3,501,060.00 635,000.00 700,000.00 990,000.00 640,361.00 535,699.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (2 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Hi, I’m Luke Muehlhauser. AMA about Open Philanthropy’s new report on consciousness and moral patienthood2017-06-28Luke Muehlhauser Effective Altruism ForumOpen Philanthropy Dyrevernalliansen Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Eurogroup for Animals Reasoning supplementMoral patienthood/animal welfareLuke Muehlhauser hosts an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the Effective Altruism Forum about his recently published report https://www.openphilanthropy.org/2017-report-consciousness-and-moral-patienthood (2017-06-06). The post gets 61 comments.
2017 Report on Consciousness and Moral Patienthood2017-06-06Luke Muehlhauser Open PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy Dyrevernalliansen Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Eurogroup for Animals Reasoning supplementMoral patienthood/animal welfareThe writeup announced at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/new-report-consciousness-and-moral-patienthood provides an overview of the findings of Luke Muehlhauser on moral patienthood -- a broad subject covering what creatures are the subject of moral concern. As described at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/radical-empathy Open Phil identifies with radical empathy, extending concern to beings considered of moral concern, even if they are not traditionally subjects of empathy and concern. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/effective.altruists/permalink/1426329927423360/ for a discussion of the post on the Effective Altruism Facebook group, and see http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1c3/hi_im_luke_muehlhauser_ama_about_open/ for a related AMA. The writeup influenced the Open Philanthropy Project Farm Animal Welfare Officer Lewis Bollard to investigate and donate in the domain of fish welfare; see http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1c3/hi_im_luke_muehlhauser_ama_about_open/b8o for a comment clarifying this effect.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy635,000.0032020-05Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/layer chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-eu-chicken-welfare-advocacy-2020Amanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support EU advocacy work for layer hen and broiler chicken welfare. This funding will enable Eurogroup for Animals to carry out EU welfare campaigns, provide regrants to cage-free advocacy groups, and research layer hen and broiler chicken welfare."

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 586,000.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: European Union.
Open Philanthropy700,000.0022019-07Animal welfare/factory farming/legislative changehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-for-animals-european-union-trade-strategyAmanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to work on inserting farm animal welfare language into European Union trade agreements. In the event that farm animal welfare language is included in any agreements, Eurogroup for Animals plans to work with in-country groups to help ensure any provisions in the language are implemented into national regulations or export practices."

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 625,000.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: European Union.
Open Philanthropy990,000.0012018-09Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-fish-welfare-2018Lewis Bollard Donation process: Grant by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to continue and expand its fish welfare advocacy. This will allow Eurogroup for Animals to continue and expand its EU-level political advocacy, its support of its member groups’ advocacy in member states, and its support for corporate reforms and increased research funding on fish welfare."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We consider building the field of fish welfare advocacy a priority because fish are likely the most numerous vertebrate farmed animals."

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 853,415.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: European Union; announced: 2018-10-04.
Open Philanthropy625,400.0042017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-eu-chicken-welfare-advocacyLewis Bollard Donation process: Grant by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support EU advocacy work for chicken welfare. Eurogroup for Animals plans to use these funds on either broiler chicken or egg-laying hen welfare campaigns, depending upon which campaign appears most tractable."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says the grant "is one of several other recent grants made to strengthen the farm animal welfare movement in Europe."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-eu-chicken-welfare-advocacy-2020 suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 530,000.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: European Union; announced: 2017-11-28.
Open Philanthropy14,961.0062017-05Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-broiler-chicken-welfare-campaignLewis Bollard Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support a two-day International Broiler Advocacy Meeting in Brussels in June 2017. During the meeting, participants—which included representatives from various European animal welfare advocacy groups—discussed issues and strategy related to broiler chicken welfare campaigns. Our funds covered associated organizing costs, including travel expenses for representatives of smaller advocacy groups."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "In preparation for the meeting, Eurogroup for Animals conducted an inventory of broiler welfare campaigns and an initial analysis of the relevant economic, legislative, and policy climate in Europe. Recent cage-free campaigns have been successful in Europe, and we hope a convening of this kind will facilitate collaboration and knowledge-sharing among various European groups as they consider launching new campaigns related to broiler chicken welfare."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is likely determined by the total of the expenses being covered. The donation was given as 13,242.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation).

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The timing (May 2017) is likely determined by the timing of the conference (June 2017).
Intended funding timeframe in months: 1

Other notes: Affected countries: European Union; announced: 2017-08-08.
Open Philanthropy535,699.0052016-12Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-fish-welfareLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says the grant is "to support its work to improve fish welfare."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "According to the best estimates we are aware of, fish account for about three quarters of all vertebrate farmed animals. Although conditions vary greatly by species and country, our understanding is that most fish are farmed for longer and in harsher conditions than those experienced by most other farm animals. Consequently, we find it plausible that fish farming could be the greatest cause of farm animal suffering globally. Despite this, we are not aware of any major animal welfare groups that have campaigns focused on fish welfare, and we therefore believe that it is important to start building this area of farm animal welfare advocacy."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This seems to be the time that Open Philanthropy decided to start focusing on fish, and Eurogroup for Animals appears to have been one of the few groups that was able to absorb fundsfoor fish welfare.

Donor retrospective of the donation: Several followup grants to the grantee, some for chicken and some for fish, suggest continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: This appears to be Open Philanthropy's first grant focused on fish welfare. Currency info: donation given as 498,928.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); affected countries: European Union; announced: 2017-03-13.