The Humane Society of the United States donations received

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Basic donee information

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Facebook page humanesociety
Websitehttp://humanesociety.org
Twitter usernameHumaneSociety
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Humane_Society_of_the_United_States
Instagram usernamehumanesociety
Tumblr subdomainhumanesociety

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee The Humane Society of the United States

Donor Total 2016
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00
Total 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (14 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
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
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
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
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
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
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
Broiler chicken search in Effective Animal Activism group on Facebook2016-08-27Brian Tomasik Chris Byrd Third-party coverage of donor strategy The Humane Society of the United States Mercy For Animals Third-party coverage of donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farming/chickenJust a few Facebook posts -- no coherent strategy articulation yet
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
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
Staff members’ personal donations2013-12-12Holden Karnofsky GiveWellHolden Karnofsky Elie Hassenfeld Alexander Berger Natalie Crispin Eliza Scheffler Timothy Telleen-Lawton Sean Conley Josh Rosenberg Ben Rachbach Howie Lempel Jake Marcus GiveDirectly Mercy For Animals Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Against Malaria Foundation Deworm the World Initiative The Humane Society of the United States Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell staff describe their annual donation plans for 2013. 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

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

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project1,000,000.002016-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-society-united-states-new-broiler-welfare-corporate-campaignsLewis Bollard Part of a strategy focus on broiler chicken welfare in late 2016, though no overarching document on this has been posted. See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/search/?query=broiler%20chicken. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-12-15.
Open Philanthropy Project500,000.002016-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/United Stateshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-society-united-states-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 Paul Shapiro of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Paul_Shapiro_07-20-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-07-20. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-03-10.