Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page FoundationFAR
Websitehttps://foundationfar.org/
Donate pagehttps://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E330739&id=4
Twitter usernameFoundationFAR
Open Philanthropy Project grant reviewhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-farm-animal-welfare-research
Launch date2014-07-15

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 2 1,000,000 2,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000
Animal welfare 2 1,000,000 2,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research

Donor Total 2018 2017
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 4,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 1,000,000.00
Total 4,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 1,000,000.00

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

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project3,000,000.0012018-12Animal welfare/factory farming/chick cullinghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-egg-tech-challengeLewis Bollard Grant includes approximately $2,000,000 for FFAR to support research teams to compete for the prize, and approximately $1,000,000 for the prize itself, which will be awarded only if certain conditions are met. Lewis Bollard, the Open Phil program officer for farm animal welfare, believes this technology will end the acute suffering at death of ~6.5 billion chicks per year and will spare ~29 million hens per year from factory farming entirely because the aborted eggs will replace their output in the market. Grant follows an April 2017 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-farm-animal-welfare-research to the same grantee to find solutions to bone fractures in cage-free hens and painful castration in piglets. Announced: 2019-03-21.
Open Philanthropy Project1,000,000.0022017-04Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken and pighttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-farm-animal-welfare-researchLewis Bollard Grant was to match FFAR funding 1:1 in supporting research to find solutions to bone fractures in cage-free hens and painful castration in piglets. Announced: 2017-05-11.