Global Animal Partnership donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page globalanimalpartnership
Websitehttps://globalanimalpartnership.org
Donate pagehttps://globalanimalpartnership.org/donate/
Twitter usernameGAP5Step
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Animal_Partnership
Open Philanthropy Project grant reviewhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-general-support
Instagram usernamegap5step
Launch date2008

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 6 500,000 500,000 200,000 200,000 285,000 285,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 515,000 515,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Animal welfare 6 500,000 500,000 200,000 200,000 285,000 285,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 515,000 515,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Global Animal Partnership

Donor Total 2019 2018 2017 2016
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 3,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00 500,000.00
Total 3,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00 500,000.00

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 Philanthropy1,000,000.0012019-12Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-farm-animal-welfare-activities-2019Amanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support its farm animal welfare work. GAP intends to use these funds to secure new corporate partners and increase the number of animals covered by its program."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
Open Philanthropy500,000.0032018-11Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-farm-animal-welfare-activitiesLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate outreach and certification oversight. GAP intends to use these funds to secure new corporate partners and increase the number of animals covered by its program."

Other notes: Announced: 2018-12-11.
Open Philanthropy285,000.0052017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-fish-welfare-standardsLewis Bollard Donation process: The grant page says: "Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, began looking into funding opportunities related to farmed fish welfare last year, due to the number of animals affected by fish farming."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to develop welfare standards for farmed fish species. GAP will seek to develop standards for 4-6 farmed fish species (beginning with salmon) by establishing a partnership with an existing aquaculture certification program and developing a multi-step framework for farmed fish based on land animal models. GAP also intends to develop a strategy for raising consumer awareness of farmed fish welfare, and to run a promotional campaign for the launch of their initial salmon certification program. [...] GAP intends to use these funds for the hiring of a fish welfare expert to lead the development of the standards, travel for visits to international fish farms, field testing of standards and consultations with experts, and marketing support."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "[Lewis Bollard] believes established fish welfare standards could eventually form the basis for welfare requests in corporate or institutional campaigns, and thinks GAP is well-positioned to lead this effort due to the credibility of its US land animal welfare certification program."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is likely deteermined based on the intended use of funds.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant appears to be based on searching by Open Philanthropy for this kind of grant oppoortunity: "Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, began looking into funding opportunities related to farmed fish welfare last year, due to the number of animals affected by fish farming."
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor retrospective of the donation: Several followup grants from Open Philanthropy to Global Animal Partnership indicate continued satisfaction of Open Philanthropy in the grantee.

Other notes: Announced: 2017-11-14.
Open Philanthropy200,000.0062017-02Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-general-support-2017Lewis Bollard Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "GAP plans to use this grant to hire a senior staff member to assist the executive director, which we believe will enable GAP to work more effectively on farm animal welfare projects such as its certifier accreditation program and standards development and management."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is likely determined by the amount needed for what's being funded: "hire a senior staff member to assist the executive director".

Donor retrospective of the donation: Several followup grants from Open Philanthropy to Global Animal Partnership indicate continued satisfaction of Open Philanthropy in the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-09-07.
Open Philanthropy515,000.0022017-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-broiler-chicken-welfare-researchLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support research into broiler chicken welfare at the University of Guelph." The study is expected to "help to identify which breeds of broiler chicken have the best welfare outcomes."

Donor retrospective of the donation: Several followup grants from Open Philanthropy to Global Animal Partnership indicate continued satisfaction of Open Philanthropy in the grantee.

Other notes: Announced: 2018-10-05.
Open Philanthropy500,000.0032016-04Animal welfare/factory farming/welfarism/rating system/United Stateshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-general-supportLewis Bollard Donation process: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-general-support#Our_process says: "A philanthropist whom we respect, who has ties to GAP, first recommended to us that we make a grant to GAP. We considered GAP as one of three one-time general support grants. Lewis Bollard, our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, investigated the grant through online research and conversations with Anne Malleau, Suzanne McMillan, GAP board members Wayne Pacelle and Leah Garces, and two other advocates. We then asked Malleau for budget proposals of different sizes to help us determine how large a grant to recommend."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support the improvement and expansion of its 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating program (used by Whole Foods)." The budget includes $235,000 for business development, including going beyond Whole Foods, $137,000 for product resources, benchmarking, and improved oversight, and $128,000 for standards development and launch, and scientific advisory board.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-general-support#Case_for_the_grant lists three ways Open Phil considers GAP to stand out among certification schemes: large scale (achieved through contracts with Tyson and Perdue Farms and Whole Foods Market), focus on continuous improvement (through a 5-step scale with standards being revised upward, rather than a binary classification), and strong leadership (Anne Malleau). Other certification schemes compared to GAP include American Humane Certified, American Welfare Approved, and Certified Humane.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-general-support#Proposed_activities says: "After several initial conversations with GAP, we asked Anne Malleau, GAP’s Executive Director, to prepare budget proposals outlining how GAP would use an additional $300,000, $500,000, or $1 million over two years. After reviewing these proposals, we decided that the $500,000 budget made the most sense to us overall, but that it included a few line items for tasks that appeared to us unlikely to be high-impact." This led to a revised budget that Open Phil approved.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-general-support#Follow-up_expectations says: "We expect to have a conversation with Anne Malleau and staff every 3-6 months for the next two years, with public notes if the conversation warrants it. Toward the end of the grant, we plan to attempt a more holistic and detailed evaluation of the grant’s performance."

Donor retrospective of the donation: Several followup grants suggest continued satisfaction by Open Philanthropy in Global Animal Partnership.

Other notes: Unlike most Open Phil grants at the time, the grant would not be announced on the mailing list. Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: United States.