The Humane League donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page thehumaneleague
Websitehttp://www.thehumaneleague.com/
Donate pagehttp://www.thehumaneleague.com/donate/
Donation case pagehttp://www.thehumaneleague.com/impact/
Twitter usernameTheHumaneLeague
Effective Altruism Hubhumane-league
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Humane_League
Instagram usernamethehumaneleague
Timelines wiki pagehttps://timelines.issarice.com/wiki/Timeline_of_The_Humane_League
Launch date2005-01

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 37 399 409,641 20 24 50 117 224 399 800 800 10,000 1,000,000 10,000,000
Animal welfare 30 250 505,098 20 24 40 100 200 250 500 3,109 30,000 1,000,000 10,000,000
6 800 620 20 20 500 500 800 800 800 800 800 800 800
FIXME 1 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee The Humane League

Donor Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 15,000,000.00 0.00 10,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds (filter this donee) 140,000.00 100,000.00 10,000.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Josh Jacobson (filter this donee) 5,347.39 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,347.39 0.00 0.00 0.00
David Barry (filter this donee) 3,666.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,108.81 557.99 0.00 0.00
Patrick Brinich-Langlois (filter this donee) 3,317.32 0.00 0.00 117.32 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,200.00
Joshua Kissel (filter this donee) 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00
Amy Johnson (filter this donee) 797.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 398.57 398.57 0.00 0.00
Michael Dickens (filter this donee) 520.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20.00 500.00 0.00
JP Addison (filter this donee) 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Max Broad (filter this donee) 250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Sesser (filter this donee) 250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250.00 0.00 0.00
Catherine Low (filter this donee) 223.53 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 223.53 0.00 0.00
Jay Feldman (filter this donee) 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oliver Base (filter this donee) 164.32 0.00 0.00 0.00 164.32 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jonathon Smith (filter this donee) 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Raymond Arnold (filter this donee) 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Paulina Widmer (filter this donee) 72.28 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 72.28 0.00 0.00
Michael Dello-Iacovo (filter this donee) 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00
Nick Brown (filter this donee) 39.86 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 39.86 0.00 0.00
Akhil Jalan (filter this donee) 31.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 31.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Saulius Šimčikas (filter this donee) 23.66 0.00 0.00 0.00 23.66 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vidur Kapur (filter this donee) 23.66 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 23.66 0.00 0.00
Tyler John (filter this donee) 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Grace King (filter this donee) 19.72 0.00 0.00 0.00 19.72 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 15,156,716.68 100,000.00 10,010,000.00 2,030,117.32 3,010,263.47 2,635.89 500.00 3,200.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (30 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
EA Giving Tuesday Donation Matching Initiative 2018 Retrospective2019-01-06Avi Norowitz Effective Altruism ForumAvi 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 commentaryThe 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 Why2018-12-21Erika Alonso Animal Charity EvaluatorsSofia 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 documentationAnimal welfare|Global catastrophic risks|Global health and developmentAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2017. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20182018-12-20Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectChloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Amanda Hungerford Alexander Berger Luke Muelhhauser National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Texas Organizing Project Effective Altruism Funds The Humane League Center for Global Development International Refugee Assistance Project Donor lottery Donation suggestion listCriminal justice reform|Animal welfare|Global health and development|Migration policy|Effective altruismOpen Philanthropy Project staff give suggestions on places that might be good for individuals to donate to. Each suggestion includes a section "Why I suggest it", a section explaining why the Open Philanthropy Project has not funded (or not fully funded) the opportunity, and links to relevant writeups. The post continues a tradition of similar posts published once a year
Announcing Our 2018 Charity Recommendations2018-11-26Toni 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 listAnimal welfareThe 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 research2018-09-07John Halstead Effective Altruism Forum Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Animal Equality Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareJon 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 Funding2018-07-23Kieran Grieg Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality The Good Food Institute The Humane League Evaluator update on doneeAnimal welfareAnimal 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
Giving in the Light of Reason2018-05-17Marc Gunther Stanford Social Innovation ReviewOpen Philanthropy Project Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Future Justice Fund Good Ventures The Humane League Direct Action Everywhere Target Malaria University of Washington (Institute for Protein Design) Alliance for Safety and Justice The Marshall Project Third-party coverage of donor strategyCriminal justice reform|Animal welfare|Scientific researchAn in-depth profile of the Open Philanthropy Project and its grantmaking, with a particular focus on discussion of the top grants in animal welfare and scientific research. The organizational history, grantmaking process, and internal culture are also discussed. Referenced in https://nonprofitchronicles.com/2018/05/18/the-most-unorthodox-big-foundation-in-america/ by the same author
Where the ACE Staff Members Are Giving in 2017 and Why2017-12-26Allison Smith Animal Charity EvaluatorsJon 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 documentationAnimal welfare|AI safety|Global health and development|Effective altruismAnimal 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 20172017-12-18Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectHolden 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 documentationOpen 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 20172017-11-27Jon 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 listAnimal welfareAnimal 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
THE HUMANE LEAGUE. Archived Version: November, 20172017-11-01Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evalautors (ACE) publishes an updated review of THL. The weaknesses section is updated significantly, noting concern about the sustained high rate of expansion, as well as hoping for deeper critical engagement regarding intervention prioritization and smaller questions such as the implications of specific study findings. To quote: "This is particularly true given that, in the past, a number of studies from HLL have had significant flaws. We hope that HLL’s reorganization under a new director will help in this regard, and there are some positive signs already, including improved analyses of earlier studies."
How to end animal agriculture as soon as possible2017-09-27Robert Wiblin Lewis Bollard 80,000 HoursOpen Philanthropy Project 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 strategyAnimal welfare/factory farmingPodcast 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 funding2017-06-14Toni Adleberg Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Equality Evaluator consolidated recommendation listAnimal welfareAnimal 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
Why Are the US Corporate Cage-Free Campaigns Succeeding?2017-04-11Lewis Bollard Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project The Humane League Mercy For Animals The Humane Society of the United States Compassion in World Farming USA Review of current state of cause areaAnimal welfare/factory farming/cage-free campaignLewis Bollard, Open Philanthropy Project Program Officer for Animal Welfare, who brought passion about cage-free campaigns to the organization when he joined, provides a timeline of cage-free campaigns and an assessment of the success of these campaigns, and the role of the Open Philanthropy Project as a funder
Where the ACE Staff Members are Giving in 2016 and Why2016-12-23Leah Edgerton Animal Charity EvaluatorsAllison 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 documentationAnimal welfare|AI safety|Global catastrophic risksAnimal 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 critiques2016-12-21Jon Bockman Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality The Good Food Institute New Harvest The Humane League Mercy For Animals Evaluator retrospectiveAnimal welfareThis 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
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20162016-12-09Natalie Crispin GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Josh Rosenberg Rebecca Raible Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Lewis Bollard Chelsea Tabart Sarah Ward Chris Somerville Ajeya Cotra Chris Smith Isabel Arjmand A political campaign GiveWell top charities International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation UPMC Center for Health Security Donor lottery EA Giving Group GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Malaria Consortium Animal Charity Evaluators Northwest Health Law Advocates StrongMinds Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative The Humane Society of the United States The Humane League Mercy For Animals Humane Society International Compassion in World Farming USA The Good Food Institute Citizens for Farm Animal Protection END Fund Causa Justa Planned Parenthood International Refugee Assistance Project Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2016. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
The Actual Number is Almost Surely Higher: An Evaluation of Effective Animal Activism2016-12-09Harrison Nathan Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Mercy For Animals Vegan Outreach The Good Food Institute The Humane Society of the United States Faunalytics Review of current state of cause areaAnimal welfareHarrison Nathan is critical of Animal Charity Evaluators and their top charities, in particular, the way the organizations justify their programs. He calls their approach pseudoscientific, and also believes the effective altruist movement has blind spots and is easily co-opted by industry, not sensitive on matters related to wild-animal suffering, and has too many conflicts of interest
CEA Staff Donation Decisions 20162016-12-06Sam Deere Centre for Effective AltruismWilliam MacAskill Michelle Hutchinson Tara MacAulay Alison Woodman Seb Farquhar Hauke Hillebrandt Marinella Capriati Sam Deere Max Dalton Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Michael Page Stefan Schubert Pablo Stafforini Amy Labenz Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Animal Charity Evaluators Charity Science Health New Incentives Project Healthy Children Deworm the World Initiative Machine Intelligence Research Institute StrongMinds Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Effective Altruism Foundation Sci-Hub Vote.org The Humane League Foundational Research Institute Periodic donation list documentationCentre for Effective Altruism (CEA) staff describe their donation plans. The donation amounts are not disclosed.
Updated Recommendations: December 20162016-11-28Jon 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 listAnimal welfareMercy 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
THE HUMANE LEAGUE. Archived Version: November, 20162016-11-01Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of THL. The review removes from the weaknesses section the concern about lack of transparency
Grisly Undercover Video Shows Chickens Being Starved To Produce More Eggs2016-10-11Nico Pitney Huffington PostOpen Philanthropy Project Humane Society International Mercy For Animals Animal Equality People for Animals The Humane League Third-party coverage of donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/internationalProvides some context for the move by the Open Philanthropy Project in mid-2016 to expand its cage-free campaign funding internationally
Initial Grants to Support Corporate Cage-free Reforms2016-03-31Lewis Bollard Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project The Humane League Mercy For Animals The Humane Society of the United States Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/internationalWritten to explain a bunch of grants already made in 2016-02 to support cage-free reforms in the United States for egg-laying chicken. The blog post had a heated comment section, potentially influencing future Open Phil communication on the subject
Suggestions for individual donors from Open Philanthropy Project staff2015-12-23Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectChloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Alexander Berger Nick Beckstead Howie Lempel Alliance for Safety and Justice Bronx Freedom Fund The Humane League The Humane Society of the United States Center for Global Development Center for Popular Democracy Ploughshares Fund Donation suggestion listCriminal justice reform|Animal welfare|Global healthOpen Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas. The post was originally published to the GiveWell blog
Where the ACE Staff Members Are Giving and Why2015-12-21Leah Edgerton Animal Charity EvaluatorsJon 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 documentationAnimal welfare|Global health and development|Effective altruismAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2015. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20152015-12-09Elie Hassenfeld GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Sean Conley Josh Rosenberg Jake Marcus Rebecca Raible Milan Griffes Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Claire Zabel Nicole Ross Lewis Bollard GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell GiveDirectly Wikimedia Foundation Center for Global Development Martha’s Table Country Dance and Song Society Northwest Health Law Advocates Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Charity Evaluators Raising for Effective Giving Humane Society of te United States Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2015. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
Updated Recommendations: December 20152015-12-01Jon 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 listAnimal welfare2015 recommendations list; top charities are Animal Equality,Mercy For Animals, and The Humane League; five new standout charities added to existing four
THE HUMANE LEAGUE. Archived Version: December, 20152015-12-01Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of THL. The review updates on the December 2014 review by noting that the "organizational structure appears to be strong, with a cohesive, positive, and democratic organizational culture promoting positive relationships between THL staff, board members, and volunteers." The weaknesses section is also updated, with notes of concern: "We also have some concerns about their system of considering local offices cost effective as long as they raise as much money as they spend, regardless of their programs’ effectiveness when compared to the national programs’ effectiveness. Finally, we would like to see deeper critical engagement from them with regard to big questions as well as smaller ones like how to interpret particular study findings. One big question that seems especially important for THL is the value of individual dietary change."
THE HUMANE LEAGUE. Archived Version: December, 20142014-12-01Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of THL. The review is largely the same as the May 2014 review. The review adds to the weaknesses section a note about wanting to see more statistical analysis of the findings in the Humane League Labs program
THE HUMANE LEAGUE. Archived Version: May, 20142014-05-01Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes its first detailed review of THL. It identifies the biggest strength of THL as its overall outlook and approach to advocacy, including their strong efforts to assess their own programs, as well as publication of their research through Humane League Labs to affect the thinking of other animal welfare organizations. The main weakness identified was the lack of transparency and clear information about the organization itself, but ACE said that the organization was cooperative when asked to share information. At the time of this review, ACE finds the THL approach of using online ads promising

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (37 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 37)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Effective Altruism Funds100,000.0062019-03-06Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/7ysr1iPZTjf4fBAPfP3xuBNatalie Cargill Toni Adleberg Jamie Spurgeon Lewis Bollard Grant for the United Kingdom branch, through two positions focused on coordinating members of the Open Wing Alliance. The UK is an important location for these roles, as most OWA members are based in Europe, and the timezone allows for improved coordination between USA, Europe, and East Asia. Affected countries: United Kingdom; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 22.47%.
Open Philanthropy Project10,000,000.0012018-08Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support-2018Lewis Bollard Grant over 3.5 years, representing a consolidation, renewal, and expansion of four previous grants: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns (United States corporate cage-free campaigns), https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-international-cage-free-advocacy (international cage-free advocacy), and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support (general operating support), https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-open-wing-alliance-2017 (Open Wing Alliance). THL used previous funding to secure corporate cage-free and broiler welfare pledges that, if fully implemented, will benefit approximately 150 million hens and 50 million broiler chickens alive at any time. The multi-year commitment and expanded funding will enable THL to continue current programs and strengthen infrastructure through initiatives like increasing staff salaries and benefits to be in line with industry standards. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-28.
Effective Altruism Funds10,000.0082018-01-14Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOELewis Bollard The grant is for grassroots campaigning and movement-building. Bollard is impressed with what the grantee has accomplished on this front, e.g., through the Open Wing Alliance. Not recommending more funding because he expects the funding gap to be mostly met. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%.
Open Philanthropy Project2,000,000.0022017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-open-wing-alliance-2017Lewis Bollard Grant over two years to support the Open Wing Alliance to expand corporate cage-free campaigns in Europe. The Open Wing Alliance grew out of https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns ($1,000,000 grant in 2016-02). This and other grants from Open Philanthropy Project to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of the Open Philanthropy Project grantmaking strategy. Announced: 2017-10-09.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois117.32262017-08-12Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Effective Altruism Funds30,000.0072017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/Lewis Bollard Bollard describes how grantee is a promising organization that played a major role in US corporate campaigns for chicken welfare. Open Phil accounts for 50% of funding, so Open Phil may choose to not donate more due to dependence concerns. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 16.67%.
Open Philanthropy Project1,000,000.0032016-11Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-supportLewis Bollard Unrestricted support to an organization that was among the previous cage-free grant recipients. This and other grants from Open Philanthropy Project to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of the Open Philanthropy Project grantmaking strategy. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-12-15.
Open Philanthropy Project1,000,000.0032016-07Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/internationalhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-international-cage-free-advocacyLewis Bollard Second phase (focused on internationalization) of a bunch of corporate cage-free campaign spending. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms for description of overall cage-free effort and see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chickens-animal-abuse-video_us_57fac5c5e4b0e655eab5485d for description of internationalization phase. This and other grants from Open Philanthropy Project to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of the Open Philanthropy Project grantmaking strategy. Announced: 2016-10-03.
Open Philanthropy Project1,000,000.0032016-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/United Stateshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaignsLewis Bollard 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. Followup conversation with grantee team at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/The_Humane_League_08-22-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-08-22. This and other grants from Open Philanthropy Project to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of the Open Philanthropy Project grantmaking strategy. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-02-24.
Max Broad250.00212016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jay Feldman200.00242016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jonathon Smith100.00272016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Raymond Arnold100.00272016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
David Barry3,108.81102016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Akhil Jalan31.00322016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Tyler John20.00352016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Amy Johnson398.57192016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Oliver Base164.32252016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Josh Jacobson5,347.3992016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
JP Addison500.00172016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Saulius Šimčikas23.66332016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Grace King19.72372016Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Michael Dello-Iacovo50.00302015-12-08FIXMEhttp://www.michaeldello.com/donations-log/-- Affected regions: FIXME; affected countries: FIXME.
Michael Dickens20.00352015-11--http://mdickens.me/donations/small.html--
Michael Sesser250.00212015Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Joshua Kissel1,000.00112015Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
David Barry557.99162015Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Vidur Kapur23.66332015Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Amy Johnson398.57192015Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Nick Brown39.86312015Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Catherine Low223.53232015Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Paulina Widmer72.28292015Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farminghttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Michael Dickens500.00172014-05--http://mdickens.me/donations/Stanford EA Donated as part of Stanford EA consensus.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois800.00122012-05-30--https://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois800.00122012-05-04--https://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois800.00122012-04-23--https://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois800.00122012-04-12--https://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--