Open Philanthropy donations made (filtered to cause areas matching chicken)

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)GiveWell Good Ventures
Best overview URLhttps://causeprioritization.org/Open%20Philanthropy%20Project
Facebook username openphilanthropy
Websitehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants
Twitter usernameopen_phil
PredictionBook usernameOpenPhilUnofficial
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/about/vision-and-values
Grant application process pagehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/guide-for-grant-seekers
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)continuous updates
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)days
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Brief history: Open Philanthropy (Open Phil for short) spun off from GiveWell, starting as GiveWell Labs in 2011, beginning to make strong progress in 2013, and formally separating from GiveWell as the "Open Philanthropy Project" in June 2017. In 2020, it started going by "Open Philanthropy" dropping the "Project" word.

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: Open Philanthropy is focused on openness in two ways: open to ideas about cause selection, and open in explaining what they are doing. It has endorsed "hits-based giving" and is working on areas of AI risk, biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, and other global catastrophic risks, criminal justice reform (United States), animal welfare, and some other areas.

Notes on grant decision logistics: See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/our-grantmaking-so-far-approach-and-process for the general grantmaking process and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/questions-we-ask-ourselves-making-grant for more questions that grant investigators are encouraged to consider. Every grant has a grant investigator that we call the influencer here on Donations List Website; for focus areas that have Program Officers, the grant investigator is usually the Program Officer. The grant investigator has been included in grants published since around July 2017. Grants usually need approval from an executive; however, some grant investigators have leeway to make "discretionary grants" where the approval process is short-circuited; see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/discretionary-grants for more. Note that the term "discretionary grant" means something different for them compared to government agencies, see https://www.facebook.com/vipulnaik.r/posts/10213483361534364 for more.

Notes on grant publication logistics: Every publicly disclosed grant has a writeup published at the time of public disclosure, but the writeups vary significantly in length. Grant writeups are usually written by somebody other than the grant investigator, but approved by the grant investigator as well as the grantee. Grants have three dates associated with them: an internal grant decision date (that is not publicly revealed but is used in some statistics on total grant amounts decided by year), a grant date (which we call donation date; this is the date of the formal grant commitment, which is the published grant date), and a grant announcement date (which we call donation announcement date; the date the grant is announced to the mailing list and the grant page made publicly visible). Lags are a few months between decision and grant, and a few months between grant and announcement, due to time spent with grant writeup approval.

Notes on grant financing: See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/guide-for-grant-seekers or https://www.openphilanthropy.org/about/who-we-are for more information. Grants generally come from the Open Philanthropy Fund, a donor-advised fund managed by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, with most of its money coming from Good Ventures. Some grants are made directly by Good Ventures, and political grants may be made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. At least one grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/working-families-party-prosecutor-reforms-new-york was made by Cari Tuna personally. The majority of grants are financed by the Open Philanthropy Project Fund; however, the source of financing of a grant is not always explicitly specified, so it cannot be confidently assumed that a grant with no explicit listed financing is financed through the Open Philanthropy Project Fund; see the comment https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/october-2017-open-thread?page=2#comment-462 for more information. Funding for multi-year grants is usually disbursed annually, and the amounts are often equal across years, but not always. The fact that a grant is multi-year, or the distribution of the grant amount across years, are not always explicitly stated on the grant page; see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/october-2017-open-thread?page=2#comment-462 for more information. Some grants to universities are labeled "gifts" but this is a donee classification, based on different levels of bureaucratic overhead and funder control between grants and gifts; see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/october-2017-open-thread?page=2#comment-462 for more information.

Miscellaneous notes: Most GiveWell-recommended grants made by Good Ventures and listed in the Open Philanthropy database are not listed on Donations List Website as being under Open Philanthropy. Specifically, GiveWell Incubation Grants are not included (these are listed at https://donations.vipulnaik.com/donor.php?donor=GiveWell+Incubation+Grants with donor GiveWell Incubation Grants), and grants made by Good Ventures to GiveWell top and standout charities are also not included (these are listed at https://donations.vipulnaik.com/donor.php?donor=Good+Ventures%2FGiveWell+top+and+standout+charities with donor Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities). Grants to support GiveWell operations are not included here; they can be found at https://donations.vipulnaik.com/donor.php?donor=Good+Ventures%2FGiveWell+support with donor "Good Ventures/GiveWell support".The investment https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/impossible-foods in Impossible Foods is not included because it does not fit our criteria for a donation, and also because no amount was included. All other grants publicly disclosed by open philanthropy that are not GiveWell Incubation Grants or GiveWell top and standout charity grants should be included. Grants disclosed by grantees but not yet disclosed by Open Philanthropy are not included; some of them may be listed at https://issarice.com/open-philanthropy-project-non-grant-funding

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 82 472,864 859,709 14,961 88,345 130,000 215,000 332,944 472,864 600,000 800,000 1,000,000 1,700,000 10,000,000
Animal welfare 82 472,864 859,709 14,961 88,345 130,000 215,000 332,944 472,864 600,000 800,000 1,000,000 1,700,000 10,000,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Animal welfare (filter this donor) 82 42 70,496,101.00 3,600,000.00 14,667,711.00 16,253,030.00 16,729,107.00 10,556,861.00 8,689,392.00
Total 82 42 70,496,101.00 3,600,000.00 14,667,711.00 16,253,030.00 16,729,107.00 10,556,861.00 8,689,392.00

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaign 11 4 19,297,600.00 0.00 800,000.00 1,997,600.00 10,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 4,500,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-free/corporate campaign 4 3 14,911,430.00 0.00 5,501,000.00 6,638,000.00 2,772,430.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken 14 13 6,790,775.00 0.00 1,965,057.00 831,466.00 0.00 2,994,252.00 1,000,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaign 7 5 4,730,240.00 0.00 0.00 2,007,498.00 375,000.00 1,347,742.00 1,000,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free 10 8 3,247,586.00 600,000.00 40,000.00 395,600.00 0.00 1,111,986.00 1,100,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/fish 5 5 3,129,448.00 0.00 1,279,448.00 1,850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/chick culling 1 1 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-fre/corporate campaign 1 1 3,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/broiler chicken 1 1 1,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/broiler chicken/corporate campaign 1 1 1,642,046.00 0.00 1,642,046.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chicken 3 2 1,022,452.00 0.00 784,586.00 237,866.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/turkey/pig 1 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken and pig 1 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken 3 2 814,592.00 0.00 425,000.00 0.00 0.00 389,592.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/layer chicken 1 1 635,000.00 0.00 635,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/fish/chicken/pig 2 1 612,974.00 0.00 462,974.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/research/corporate campaign 1 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/United States 1 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cattle/pig 1 1 445,000.00 0.00 0.00 445,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chicken/cage-free/research 1 1 410,000.00 0.00 410,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/pig/chicken 1 1 350,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cattle 1 1 332,944.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 332,944.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chicken/pig/cage-free 2 1 300,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/chick culling|Animal welfare/diet change 1 1 292,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 292,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/researcch 1 1 231,677.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 231,677.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/research 1 1 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chicken/pig/cage-free/corporate campaign 1 1 130,000.00 0.00 130,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chicken/cage-free 1 1 105,000.00 0.00 105,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 82 42 70,496,101.00 3,600,000.00 14,667,711.00 16,253,030.00 16,729,107.00 10,556,861.00 8,689,392.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 82 42 70,496,101.00 3,600,000.00 14,667,711.00 16,253,030.00 16,729,107.00 10,556,861.00 8,689,392.00

Graph of spending by subcause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
The Humane League (filter this donor) Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farming FB Tw WP Site TW 19,915,000.00 0.00 3,600,000.00 2,315,000.00 10,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 2,000,000.00
Mercy For Animals (filter this donor) Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farming FB Tw WP Site TW 13,274,000.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 6,899,000.00 375,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00
Animal Equality (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 5,680,430.00 0.00 1,901,000.00 215,000.00 2,772,430.00 292,000.00 500,000.00
Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
L214 (filter this donor) 2,989,788.00 0.00 1,642,046.00 0.00 0.00 1,347,742.00 0.00
Albert Schweitzer Foundation (filter this donor) 2,711,986.00 0.00 0.00 1,600,000.00 0.00 1,111,986.00 0.00
Compassion in World Farming (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 2,228,407.00 0.00 1,228,407.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
World Animal Protection (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,856,552.00 0.00 0.00 1,338,964.00 0.00 517,588.00 0.00
Anima International (filter this donor) 1,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Humane Society of the United States (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00
Eurogroup for Animals (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site 1,275,361.00 0.00 635,000.00 0.00 0.00 640,361.00 0.00
Sinergia Animal (filter this donor) 1,232,600.00 0.00 800,000.00 432,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,031,308.00 0.00 425,000.00 0.00 231,677.00 374,631.00 0.00
Humane Society International (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
FAI Farms (filter this donor) 944,600.00 600,000.00 105,000.00 239,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Welfare Metrics (filter this donor) 784,586.00 0.00 784,586.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site 777,944.00 0.00 0.00 445,000.00 0.00 332,944.00 0.00
Animal Outlook (filter this donor) 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00
Anima (filter this donor) Animal welfare/factory farming FB Tw WP Site 683,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 683,000.00 0.00
Group Nine Media (filter this donor) 680,448.00 0.00 680,448.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Essere Animali (filter this donor) 612,974.00 0.00 462,974.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Bern (filter this donor) Tw WP Site 560,000.00 0.00 410,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Environmental & Animal Society of Taiwan (filter this donor) 521,000.00 0.00 521,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global Animal Partnership (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site 515,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 515,000.00 0.00
The Humane League UK (filter this donor) 507,900.00 0.00 507,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Otwarte Klatki (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 472,864.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 472,864.00 0.00
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 400,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 100,000.00
Catalyst (filter this donor) 350,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Rights Center Japan (filter this donor) 274,000.00 0.00 0.00 274,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Kingdom Foundation (filter this donor) 237,866.00 0.00 0.00 237,866.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Equalia (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
SPCA Selangor (filter this donor) 134,000.00 0.00 0.00 134,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alianima (filter this donor) 130,000.00 0.00 130,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Farm Forward (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site GS 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
People for Animals (filter this donor) WP 89,392.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 89,392.00
Wageningen University & Research (filter this donor) 88,345.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 88,345.00 0.00
Institute for Advancement of Animal Welfare Science (filter this donor) 80,400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80,400.00 0.00
Compassion in World Farming USA (filter this donor) Animal welfare/corporate campaigns FB Tw Site 78,750.00 0.00 78,750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Friends Jogja (filter this donor) 78,000.00 0.00 78,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Impact Alliance (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
World Animal Net (filter this donor) 37,600.00 0.00 37,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sankalpa (filter this donor) 22,000.00 0.00 0.00 22,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 70,496,101.00 3,600,000.00 14,667,711.00 16,253,030.00 16,729,107.00 10,556,861.00 8,689,392.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

If you hover over a cell for a given influencer and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Influencer Number of donations Number of donees Total 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Lewis Bollard 60 33 52,380,034.00 600,000.00 4,716,608.00 11,088,066.00 16,729,107.00 10,556,861.00 8,689,392.00
Amanda Hungerford 14 12 8,427,371.00 0.00 3,262,407.00 5,164,964.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Amanda Hungerford|Lewis Bollard 6 6 5,046,650.00 0.00 5,046,650.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Lewis Bollard|Amanda Hungerford 2 2 4,642,046.00 3,000,000.00 1,642,046.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 82 42 70,496,101.00 3,600,000.00 14,667,711.00 16,253,030.00 16,729,107.00 10,556,861.00 8,689,392.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 82 42 70,496,101.00 3,600,000.00 14,667,711.00 16,253,030.00 16,729,107.00 10,556,861.00 8,689,392.00

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

If you hover over a cell for a given disclosures and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Disclosures Number of donations Number of donees Total 2016
Lewis Bollard 1 1 500,000.00 500,000.00
Classified total 1 1 500,000.00 500,000.00
Unclassified total 81 42 69,996,101.00 8,189,392.00
Total 82 42 70,496,101.00 8,689,392.00

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Donation amounts by country and year

If you hover over a cell for a given country and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
United States 9 6 14,740,000.00 0.00 0.00 215,000.00 10,525,000.00 0.00 4,000,000.00
United States|Canada|Brazil|Mexico 1 1 6,638,000.00 0.00 0.00 6,638,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
United States|Latin America 1 1 3,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
France 2 1 2,989,788.00 0.00 1,642,046.00 0.00 0.00 1,347,742.00 0.00
United States|Brazil|Italy|Mexico|Spain 1 1 2,772,430.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,772,430.00 0.00 0.00
United Kingdom 4 2 2,031,308.00 0.00 425,000.00 0.00 231,677.00 1,374,631.00 0.00
Germany|Italy|Spain|United Kingdom 1 1 1,901,000.00 0.00 1,901,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ukraine|Norway|Denmark|Poland 1 1 1,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
European Union 3 1 1,275,361.00 0.00 635,000.00 0.00 0.00 640,361.00 0.00
India 4 3 1,159,336.00 0.00 0.00 445,000.00 0.00 624,944.00 89,392.00
Brazil|Mexico 1 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
United States|Canada 1 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Latin America|Asia 1 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Germany 1 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
China 4 1 944,600.00 600,000.00 105,000.00 239,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Argentina|Chile|Colombia|Ecuador|Peru 1 1 800,000.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Thailand|Indonesia 1 1 781,498.00 0.00 0.00 781,498.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scandinavia 1 1 683,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 683,000.00 0.00
Italy 2 1 612,974.00 0.00 462,974.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brazil 5 3 552,000.00 0.00 230,000.00 22,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 100,000.00
Taiwan 1 1 521,000.00 0.00 521,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Poland|Ukraine 1 1 472,864.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 472,864.00 0.00
Thailand 1 1 350,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Japan 1 1 274,000.00 0.00 0.00 274,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Argentina|Chile|Colombia 1 1 245,000.00 0.00 0.00 245,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Philippines 2 1 237,866.00 0.00 0.00 237,866.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Spain 1 1 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 56 31 49,156,011.00 3,600,000.00 7,300,020.00 11,081,964.00 13,729,107.00 6,255,528.00 7,189,392.00
Unclassified total 26 20 21,340,090.00 0.00 7,367,691.00 5,171,066.00 3,000,000.00 4,301,333.00 1,500,000.00
Total 82 42 70,496,101.00 3,600,000.00 14,667,711.00 16,253,030.00 16,729,107.00 10,556,861.00 8,689,392.00

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (3 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesAffected influencersDocument scopeCause areaNotes
How Will Hen Welfare Be Impacted by the Transition to Cage-Free Housing?2017-09-15Ajeya Cotra Open PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy Reasoning supplementAnimal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaignA followup to https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms which described the original cage-free campaign funding strategy. This report compares aviaries (cage-free living environments) with cages for hens. It tempers original enthusiasm for cage-free by noting higher mortality rates, but continues to support the position that cage-free is likely better on net for hens. Described in blog post https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/new-report-welfare-differences-between-cage-and-cage-free-housing that expresses regret for not investigating this more thoroughly earlier, and thanks Direct Action Everywhere for highlighting the issue. See https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/cnK5yNlYHuc for the announcement.
Grisly Undercover Video Shows Chickens Being Starved To Produce More Eggs2016-10-11Nico Pitney Huffington PostOpen Philanthropy 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 PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy 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.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (82 donations)

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

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 82)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Mercy For Animals3,000,000.0042021-06Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-fre/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-campaigns-2021Lewis Bollard Amanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate engagement on animal welfare. MFA plans to use this funding to continue its cage-free and broiler welfare corporate campaigns in Latin America and the United States, respectively."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant follows up on several past grants for similar uses, and reasons for past grants, including strong track record, probably apply. Nothing is explicitly mentioned on the grant page.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): No explicit reason is given for the amount, but the amount is about half the amount of the previous two-year grant. The smaller grant amount may reflect a shorter timeframe of this grant.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is made around the end of the two-year timeframe of the previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-campaigns-2019 (2019-07) that had a very similar intended use of funds. It is likely motivated by the end of the previous grant.

Other notes: Affected countries: United States|Latin America.
FAI Farms600,000.00332021-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/fai-farms-cage-free-egg-certification-and-summitLewis Bollard Donation process: This grant appears to be a result of successful progress funded by a previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/fai-farms-cage-free-egg-investigation to launch a cage-free egg certification project. Also, the grant page says: "This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While we typically do not publish pages for contractor agreements, we occasionally opt to do so."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support cage-free certification work — in partnership with the China Chain Store and Franchise Association — and a summit promoting poultry welfare and cage-free egg production. The certification project’s aim is to develop a large-scale production and certification model for cage-free eggs in China, the world’s largest egg producer."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: No explicit reason is given, but the grant page hints at the scale of the problem being addressed: "The certification project’s aim is to develop a large-scale production and certification model for cage-free eggs in China, the world’s largest egg producer." Open Philanthropy has previously explained its support for cage-free campaigns at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms and in other blog posts.

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: China.
The Humane League UK507,900.00382020-12Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/the-humane-league-uk-general-supportAmanda Hungerford Lewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "THL-UK has secured a number of broiler welfare and cage-free commitments from major UK and international restaurant chains and food service companies. This funding is intended to enable THL-UK to fill positions focused on European and global corporate welfare campaigns."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "THL-UK has secured a number of broiler welfare and cage-free commitments from major UK and international restaurant chains and food service companies." The grant page also links to past support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-broiler-welfare-campaigns to The Humane League (not the UK branch).
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal100,000.00702020-12Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chicken/pig/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/forum-nacional-de-protecao-e-defesa-animal-crate-and-cage-free-campaigning-in-brazil-2020Amanda Hungerford Lewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support work campaigning to reduce the use of battery cages for layer hens and gestation crates for pigs in Brazil."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The timing is likely determined by the previous two-year grant reaching its end.

Other notes: Affected countries: Brazil.
Animal Friends Jogja78,000.00772020-12Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-friends-jogjaAmanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says the grant is "to support its farm animal welfare work in Indonesia. This cooperation agreement will support Animal Friend Jogja’s animal welfare investigations, as well as its corporate campaigns and lobbying efforts promoting poultry and fish welfare."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Indonesia.
Impact Alliance40,000.00782020-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/impact-alliance-cage-free-programLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support work to secure corporate participation in a cage-free program in Asia."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our farm animal welfare team believes that this funding could help advance the implementation of cage-free systems across Asia."

Other notes: Grant made via Textile Exchange.
L2141,642,046.00102020-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/L214-broiler-chicken-campaigns-2020Lewis Bollard Amanda Hungerford Donation process: Based on the grant write-up, evaluation of L214's progress since the previous grant appears to have been part of the grantmaking process.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support fundraising, professionalization, investigations, and broiler welfare advocacy in France. [...] This funding is intended to support additional welfare campaigns, investigations, and fundraising.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Since our November 2017 support, L214 has secured broiler welfare and cage-free commitments from a number of major French supermarket chains and companies." The current grant is for continuing and expanding on similar activities.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): This is a total across two grants. The grant page initially gave a smaller total of 1,432,130 (1,228,000 EUR) for just one grant, and was updated around June 2021 to be a total of two grants, with the updated amount. The donation was given as 1,408,000.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation).

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Reasons for timing are not discussed; the grant happens about one year after the expiration of the previous two-year grant.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Other notes: This is a total across two grants. Affected countries: France.
University of Bern (Earmark: Michael Toscano)410,000.00462020-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chicken/cage-free/researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/university-of-bern-layer-hensAmanda Hungerford Lewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to the University of Bern to support research led by Michael Toscano on breeding layer hens better adapted to cage-free environments."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant fits in with Open Philanthropy's funding of corporate campaigns pushing for cage-free systems for chicken, an effort that https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms documents. The research focus of this grant is relatively unusual for Open Phil's cage-free campaign spending, but it is similar to a previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/university-of-bern-higher-welfare-cage-free-systems to the same grantee.

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 72.
Compassion in World Farming1,228,407.00142020-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-farm-animal-welfare-in-asiaAmanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support "work to advance farm animal welfare in Asia. CIWF plans to engage in corporate outreach on poultry welfare and to re-grant funds to farm animal welfare groups throughout Asia."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grant amount is £964,600 ($1,228,407 at the time of conversion).

Other notes: This is a total across two grants.
The Humane League3,600,000.0032020-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-open-wing-alliance-2020Amanda Hungerford Lewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to continue to support program grants and associated costs for the Open Wing Alliance. This funding will support members of the Open Wing Alliance who are working to secure corporate cage-free and broiler pledges and build an effective farm animal welfare movement in more nations."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our farm animal welfare team believes that the Open Wing Alliance has a strong track record in identifying promising groups in new countries, training them in corporate campaigning, and coordinating them to achieve global corporate wins."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is made a few months before the timeframe for the previous grant to the Open Wing Alliance was scheduled to end; that might partly explain the timing.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24
World Animal Net37,600.00792020-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/pighttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-net-broiler-chicken-and-pig-welfare-guidelinesLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to engage with international financial institutions, including the World Bank, on the adoption of broiler chicken and pig welfare guidelines for agribusiness projects."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
Catalyst350,000.00492020-08Animal welfare/factory farming/pig/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/catalyst-farm-animal-welfare-in-thailandAmanda Hungerford Lewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to advocate for farm animal welfare in Thailand. This funding is intended to enable the new organization to advocate for pig and chicken welfare, specifically by working with the government to, among other things, provide welfare training and develop humane certification standards."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Thailand.
Group Nine Media680,448.00302020-07Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/group-nine-media-factory-farming-videos-2020Lewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says the grant is "to continue to produce videos on factory farming topics. These videos could cover farm animal welfare campaigns, the welfare of chicken, fish, and other animals, and other relevant topics."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our farm animal welfare team believes that the videos could increase the salience of farm animal welfare issues among the public."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
Eurogroup for Animals635,000.00312020-05Animal 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.
Sinergia Animal800,000.00252020-05Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/sinergia-animal-corporate-cage-free-campaignsAmanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate cage-free campaigns and investigations across Latin America. Sinergia Animal intends to use this funding to secure cage-free corporate commitments and carry out investigations in Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, which have a combined total of approximately 184 million layer hens."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page hints at the scale of factory farming in the target countries as being a factor: "Sinergia Animal intends to use this funding to secure cage-free corporate commitments and carry out investigations in Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, which have a combined total of approximately 184 million layer hens."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Argentina|Chile|Colombia|Ecuador|Peru.
Equalia150,000.00612020-04Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/equalia-broiler-welfare-cage-free-campaignsLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of chickens and caged hens in Spain and international investigations into welfare standards for chickens and laying hens in cages."

Other notes: Affected countries: Spain.
Compassion in World Farming USA78,750.00762020-04Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-global-eggtrack-programAmanda Hungerford Lewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support the global expansion of its EggTrack program. This funding will support CIWF USA’s work tracking and reporting on multinational companies’ progress implementing cage-free egg commitments."
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals425,000.00452020-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rspca-broiler-chicken-welfare-outreachLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support its outreach to improve the welfare of broiler chickens in the United Kingdom. RSPCA plans to use these funds to support corporate campaigns, industry events and awards, advertising, reports and materials, and other outreach expenses."

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 329,000.00 GBP (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: United Kingdom.
Alianima130,000.00662020-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chicken/pig/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/alianima-general-supportLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "Alianima works to secure corporate pledges to reduce the use of battery cages for layer hens and gestation crates for pigs in Brazil."

Other notes: Affected countries: Brazil.
Animal Equality1,901,000.0082020-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-cage-free-and-broiler-welfareLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support cage-free and broiler welfare. Animal Equality plans to use these funds to support work in Italy, Spain, Germany, and the UK, including investigations, fundraising, and general operations."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Animal Equality has helped secure cage-free and broiler welfare wins and conducted investigations in Europe, and plans to use these funds to continue its work."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is very similar to a similar two-year grant ($2,110,460) made to the same four countries in November 2017. However, there was a separate grant made June 2018 covering two of the countries, which confuses the comparison.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The timing roughly coincides with the expiration of the November 2017 support. No explicit reasons for the timing are given.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Other notes: This is a total of four grants (presumably one grant per country). Affected countries: Germany|Italy|Spain|United Kingdom.
FAI Farms105,000.00692020-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/fai-farms-cage-free-egg-investigationLewis Bollard Donation process: The grant page says: "This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While we typically do not publish pages for contractor agreements, we occasionally opt to do so."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says the grant is "to support its work launching a cage-free egg certification project in partnership with the China Chain Store and Franchise Association. The project’s aim is to develop a large-scale production and certification model for cage-free eggs in China, the world’s largest egg producer."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: No explicit reason is given, but the grant page hints at the scale of the problem being addressed: "The project’s aim is to develop a large-scale production and certification model for cage-free eggs in China, the world’s largest egg producer." Open Philanthropy has previously explained its support for cage-free campaigns at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms and in other blog posts.

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/fai-farms-cage-free-egg-certification-and-summit for continuation and scaling up of the work suggest that Open Philanthropy would be satisfied with the outcome of the grant.

Other notes: Affected countries: China.
Essere Animali462,974.00432020-01Animal welfare/factory farming/fish/chicken/pighttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/essere-animali-farm-animal-welfare-work-italy-2020Lewis Bollard Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support investigations and corporate campaigns on fish, chicken, and pig welfare in Italy."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Approximately 260 million farmed land animals and 140 million farmed fish are alive in Italy at any time. Essere Animali investigations at farms where fish, pigs, and chickens are raised and slaughtered have generated media coverage in Italy and elsewhere."

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 420,000.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Italy.
Center for Welfare Metrics784,586.00262020-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/center-for-welfare-metrics-impacts-of-animal-welfare-reforms-2020Lewis Bollard Donation process: The grant page says: "This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While we typically do not publish pages for contractor agreements, we occasionally opt to do so."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "Among other projects, the Center for Welfare Metrics plans to produce a report on the welfare impact of reforms for egg-laying hens, including a comparison of the prevalence, duration, and intensity of harms under various systems, including cages, enriched cages, and cage-free aviaries."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "This analysis could inform farm animal welfare grantmaking decisions and assessment." The grapnt page also links to https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/cynthia-schuck-wladimir-alonso-daly-project-2019 as a similar previous grant.

Other notes: This is a total across two grants (both contracts). Intended funding timeframe in months: 36.
Environmental & Animal Society of Taiwan521,000.00352020-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/environmental-animal-society-taiwan-farm-animal-welfare-campaignsAmanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support campaigns for layer hens, farmed fish, broiler hens, water fowl, and humane slaughter in Taiwan. EAST plans to hire scientists, campaigners, and outreach staff."

Other notes: This is a total across two grants. Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Taiwan.
SPCA Selangor134,000.00642019-10Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/spca-selangor-farm-animal-welfareAmanda Hungerford Donation process: Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund, because of the funding being used for lobbying efforts

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to start a farm animal welfare program largely focused on a cage-free campaign for layer and broiler hens. SPCA Selangor plans to build connections to retailers and producers, attend trainings, workshops, and meetings, and reach out to the government in Malaysia, where millions of farmed birds are consumed each year."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Malaysia.
Anima International1,700,000.0092019-10Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/broiler chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/anima-international-chicken-welfare-campaignsAmanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support cage-free and broiler corporate campaigns. Anima International plans to use these funds to support campaigns, investigations, and communications, with a focus on cage-free egg campaigns in Ukraine and a mixture of cage-free egg and broiler chicken campaigns in Norway, Denmark, and Poland."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Ukraine|Norway|Denmark|Poland.
FAI Farms132,400.00652019-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/fai-farms-promoting-poultry-welfare-cage-free-eggs-chinaLewis Bollard Donation process: The grant page says: "This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While we typically do not publish pages for contractor agreements, we occasionally opt to do so."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says the grant is "to support events promoting poultry welfare and cage-free egg production in China. The events include a summit for food companies and producers, a poultry welfare conference in partnership with the China Animal Health and Food Safety Innovation Alliance, and a technical seminar promoting cage-free production."

Donor retrospective of the donation: Later grants such as https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/fai-farms-cage-free-egg-investigation for similar work suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: China.
Animal Kingdom Foundation220,866.00572019-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-kingdom-foundation-corporate-campaigns-september-2019Amanda Hungerford Donation process: Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund, because of the funding being used for lobbying efforts

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate campaigns for layer hens, a model commercial farm, and efforts to secure certification standards and guidelines from the government in the Philippines, which is home to millions of farmed land animals."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page hints at the scale of factory farming in the Philippines: "the Philippines, which is home to millions of farmed land animals."

Other notes: This grant is announced concurrently with another grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-kingdom-foundation-corporate-campaigns-may-2019 (2019-05) and the (identical) pages for both grants refer to the totality of the two grants. Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Philippines.
Albert Schweitzer Foundation1,600,000.00112019-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/albert-schweitzer-foundation-general-support-2019Amanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "The funding will allow the Albert Schweitzer Foundation to continue to pursue animal welfare reforms across Europe, including campaigns and litigation to improve the welfare of egg-laying hens, broiler chickens, farmed fish, and other animals."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
World Animal Protection557,466.00342019-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-protection-broiler-chicken-welfare-august-2019Lewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support campaigns aimed at mobilizing the food industry to improve their chicken welfare standards. WAP plans to use these funds to develop and produce campaign materials, engage with key stakeholders, and support travel, research, and salaries."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
Mercy For Animals6,638,000.0022019-07Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-campaigns-2019Lewis Bollard Donation process: This larger grant appears to have been under consideration at the time of https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-us-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaigns (May 2018) that said: "We expect to evaluate the merits of a longer renewal of our support to MFA closer to the end of 2018."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate engagement on animal welfare and capacity building. MFA plans to continue its broiler chicken campaigns and cage-free egg enforcement work in the U.S. and Canada and its cage-free egg campaigns in Brazil and Mexico."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant follows up on several past grants for similar uses, and reasons for past grants, including strong track record, probably apply. Nothing is explicitly mentioned on the grant page.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): No explicit reason for the amount is provided; this is a much larger grant than any past grant to MFA. The grant page says: "The grant amount was updated in February, March, and July 2020, and in March 2021."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This larger grant appears to have been under consideration at the time of https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-us-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaigns (May 2018) that said: "We expect to evaluate the merits of a longer renewal of our support to MFA closer to the end of 2018." The timing of the grant is likely determined by the evaluation being completed.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-campaigns-2021 (2021-06) for a very similar intended use of funds suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: United States|Canada|Brazil|Mexico.
Animal Rights Center Japan274,000.00522019-07Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-rights-center-japan-broiler-layer-hen-campaignsAmanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says the grant is "to support broiler and layer hen campaigns, including campaigns on humane slaughter."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Hundreds of millions of farmed birds are consumed in Japan each year."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Japan.
Sankalpa22,000.00802019-07Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/sankalpa-farm-animal-welfare-workshopLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to host a workshop on cage-free egg production in Brazil. Sankalpa had a commercial-scale free-range egg company from the UK and a Brazilian cage-free model farm lead a workshop with local producers, industry representatives, NGOs, certifiers, retailers, and investors that they hope will kick off a technical assistance process for cage-free egg production in Brazil."

Other notes: Affected countries: Brazil.
Sinergia Animal187,600.00602019-06Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/sinergia-animal-southeast-asia-animal-welfareAmanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support farm animal investigations and corporate campaigns in Southeast Asia. Sinergia Animal specifically plans to use these funds to launch corporate cage-free egg campaigns, as the region has a large number of farmed birds."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations445,000.00442019-06Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cattle/pighttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/federation-indian-animal-protection-organisations-india-farm-animal-welfare-2019Lewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "This funding will support work to improve the welfare of chickens at slaughter and dairy cows as well as support movement building and exploratory work on fish farming in India."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant timing is around the end of the timeframe of the previous two-year grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/federation-indian-animal-protection-organisations-india-animal-welfare-reform (2017-07).
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Other notes: Affected countries: India.
Animal Kingdom Foundation17,000.00812019-05Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-kingdom-foundation-corporate-campaigns-may-2019Amanda Hungerford Donation process: Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund, because of the funding being used for lobbying efforts

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate campaigns for layer hens, a model commercial farm, and efforts to secure certification standards and guidelines from the government in the Philippines, which is home to millions of farmed land animals."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page hints at the scale of factory farming in the Philippines: "the Philippines, which is home to millions of farmed land animals."

Other notes: This grant is announced concurrently with another grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-kingdom-foundation-corporate-campaigns (2019-09) and the (identical) pages for both grants refer to the totality of the two grants. Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Philippines.
FAI Farms107,200.00682019-04Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/fai-farms-cage-free-eggs-chinaLewis Bollard Donation process: Discretionary grant made via the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. The grant page says: "This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While we do not typically publish pages for contractor agreements, we chose to write about this funding because we view it as conceptually similar to an ordinary grant, despite its structure as a contract due to the recipient’s organizational form."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support Chinese farm animal welfare auditor trainings, egg farm audits, and a cage-free conference. These projects will promote cage-free production in China, the world’s largest egg producer, and aim to reduce the suffering of egg-laying hens."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The later grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/fai-farms-promoting-poultry-welfare-cage-free-eggs-china for very similarr work, as well as more grants in the coming years, suggest continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: China; announced: 2019-06-07.
World Animal Protection781,498.00272019-04Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-protection-se-asia-broilerAmanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate broiler chicken campaigns in Southeast Asia with a focus on Thailand and Indonesia. WAP plans to increase its broiler chicken campaigns in Thailand and perform scoping research to lay the groundwork for future campaigns in Indonesia, as both Thailand and Indonesia have large numbers of farmed birds."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Thailand|Indonesia; announced: 2019-06-26.
The Humane League1,565,000.00122019-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-open-wing-alliance-2019Lewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support program grants, events, and associated costs for the Open Wing Alliance. This funding will support members of the Open Wing Alliance who are working to secure corporate cage-free pledges and build an effective farm animal welfare movement in more nations.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: No explicit reasons given but likely the same as the reasons for the original support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-open-wing-alliance-2017 (September 2017).

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing is not explicitly discussed, but it is likely because the timeframe for the earlier grants is ending.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Other notes: Announced: 2019-04-26.
Sinergia Animal245,000.00552019-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/sinergia-animal-general-supportLewis Bollard Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says the grant is "to pursue corporate campaigns across Latin America."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Approximately 500 million layer hens and 2 billion broiler chickens are alive in Latin America at any time, and corporate campaigners have had some success in Latin America, securing numerous cage-free commitments in the last two years. We believe Sinergia Animal played a significant role in some of those campaigns, including some of the first wins in Argentina, Chile, and Colombia."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/sinergia-animal-corporate-cage-free-campaigns suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: Argentina|Chile|Colombia.
Essere Animali150,000.00612019-02Animal welfare/factory farming/fish/chicken/pighttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/essere-animali-farm-animal-welfare-work-in-italyLewis Bollard Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant "to conduct farm investigations and scale up media outreach and corporate campaigning in Italy."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Approximately 260 million farmed land animals and 140 million farmed fish are alive in Italy at any time. Essere Animali investigations at farms where fish, pigs, and chickens are raised and slaughtered have generated media coverage in Italy and elsewhere, and we believe these investigations are useful to others working on animal welfare globally."

Donor retrospective of the donation: A followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/essere-animali-farm-animal-welfare-work-in-italy in 2020-01 suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: Italy.
The Humane League750,000.00282019-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-broiler-welfare-campaignsLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of broiler chickens. Broiler chickens are the most numerous land farm animals. Broiler welfare campaigns seek to address these causes of suffering.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Open Phil considers broiler chicken welfare a high-impact cause: "Broiler chickens are the most numerous land farm animals, with more than a billion alive at any time and approximately 9 billion slaughtered annually in the U.S. alone. Their welfare is impacted by genetics, overcrowding, inhumane slaughter, and environmental factors like chronic sleep deprivation due to lighting schedules optimized for growth." 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 The Humane League is selected for reasons outlined in earlier grants, such as the August 2018 general support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support-2018

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Likely based on funding needs and the using up of funds from previous grants. No explicit reasons for timing are given

Other notes: Announced: 2019-04-30.
Mercy For Animals261,000.00532019-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-broiler-welfare-campaignsLewis Bollard Donation process: This seems like a followup grant to https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-us-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaigns and is likely informed by considerations affecting that and earlier grants, and also by the progress since then.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of broiler chickens. [...] Their welfare is impacted by genetics, overcrowding, inhumane slaughter, and environmental factors like chronic sleep deprivation due to lighting schedules optimized for growth. Broiler welfare campaigns seek to address these causes of suffering."
Animal Equality215,000.00582019-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-broiler-welfare-campaignsLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of broiler chickens. [...] Their welfare is impacted by genetics, overcrowding, inhumane slaughter, and environmental factors like chronic sleep deprivation due to lighting schedules optimized for growth. Broiler welfare campaigns seek to address these causes of suffering."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page hints at scale: "Broiler chickens are the most numerous land farm animals, with more than a billion alive at any time and approximately 9 billion slaughtered annually in the U.S. alone."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-cage-free-and-broiler-welfare (2020-02) suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: United States.
Animal Outlook250,000.00542019-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-exit-grant-2019Amanda Hungerford Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support farm animal welfare outreach and investigations related to chickens and fish. The new funding represents an “exit grant” that will provide Animal Outlook with approximately one year of operating support to allow them to secure other funding."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donor had previously supported the donee in 2016 https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-over-killing-us-broiler-welfare-campaigns The new grant is an exit grant to give the donee time to find other sources of funding.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Likely selected as a reasonable amount for a one-year exit grant.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing likely determined by the end of the previous grant, and the need to provide more funding for a smooth exit grant.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 12

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: There is no plan for a next donation; this is an exit grant.

Donor retrospective of the donation: Despite this being an exit grant, Open Philanthropy would make a later grant to the grantee (albeit a much smaller amount with a narrow goal).

Other notes: The grantee name at the time, and listed in the grant, is Compassion Over Killing. Announced: 2019-05-06.
Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research3,000,000.0042018-12Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/chick cullinghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-egg-tech-challengeLewis Bollard Donation process: Nothing specific is stated on the grant page, but a similar grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-farm-animal-welfare-research was made in April 2017 so the progress with that grant likely informed this grant.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support research into, and a prize for, developing a technology that can sex select male chicks at scale in ovo, eliminating the need for chick culling. This funding 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."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Lewis Bollard, our 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."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grant page gives this breakdown of funding: "This funding 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."

Donor retrospective of the donation: Followup grants in 2020 suggest continued satisfaction from Open Philanthropy in the grantee and the reasoning informing the grant.

Other notes: Announced: 2019-03-20.
University of Bern (Earmark: Michael Toscano)150,000.00612018-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/university-of-bern-higher-welfare-cage-free-systemsLewis Bollard Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to develop and implement a pilot project for U.S. egg producers, equipment installers, and USDA extension agents to learn about management of high-welfare, cage-free systems in Switzerland, Sweden, Holland, and Belgium. The funds will support Dr. Michael Toscano, Group Leader of Switzerland’s Centre for Proper Housing of Poultry and Rabbits, and colleagues to develop the educational program and deploy it with approximately 20 U.S. producers, installers, and extension agents. Due to Switzerland’s ban of battery cages in 1992, its producers and scientists have more than 25 years of experience managing cage-free systems."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant fits in with Open Philanthropy's funding of corporate campaigns pushing for cage-free systems for chicken, an effort that https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms documents. Unlike the other grants that are focused on corporate campaigns, this grant takes more of a learning/educational approach.

Donor retrospective of the donation: A later grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/university-of-bern-layer-hens also for Michael Toscano and also for research related to cage-free system, suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-12-11.
The Humane League10,000,000.0012018-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support-2018Lewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant renews four previous grants: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns (US corporate cage-free), https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-international-cage-free-advocacy (international cage-free), and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support (general 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 new fundings helps THL continue current programs and strengthen infrastructure through initiatives like increasing staff salaries and benefits to be in line with industry standards.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The reason for selecting donee is not discussed explicitly, but likely includes the same reasons as for the previous grants, and continued satisfaction with progress made through those grants.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount breakdown is not explicitly discussed, but at about $3 million per year, it is similar to grant amounts per year for the previous grants, when added up.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing is not explicitly discussed, but it is likely because the timeframe for the earlier grants is ending.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 42

Other notes: Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-28.
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal200,000.00592018-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chicken/pig/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/forum-nacional-de-protecao-e-defesa-animal-crate-and-cage-free-campaigning-in-brazilLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "for campaigning to reduce the use of battery cages for layer hens and gestation crates for pigs in Brazil." [Grantee] intends to use these funds to continue its corporate campaigns, to start a tracker of corporate implementation of cage-free pledges, and to host a conference with egg producers, food companies, scientists, and activists to discuss implementation."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: No explicit reasons are provided, but the grant page suggests satisfaction with the grantee's progress after the previous grant, and with their intended use of the funds for this grant.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The timing is likely determined by the previous two-year grant reaching its end.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/forum-nacional-de-protecao-e-defesa-animal-crate-and-cage-free-campaigning-in-brazil-2020 suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: Brazil; announced: 2018-09-27.
Animal Equality2,772,430.0062018-06Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-corporate-animal-welfare-campaignsLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to "support corporate cage-free and broiler welfare campaigns. Animal Equality plans to expand its corporate campaigns in Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant is framed as a renewal of the past grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-international-cage-free-advocacy (August 2016) and also cites other past grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-india-animal-welfare-reform (2017, India) and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-eu-farm-animal-welfare (2017, Europe). It is likely made for similar reasons: track record of successful investigations and confidence of Open Phil staff in Animal Equality leadership.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is made around the time that the original two-year grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-international-cage-free-advocacy expires, and is framed as a renewal, so its timing is likely determined by the original grant expiring.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-broiler-welfare-campaigns (2019-01) and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-cage-free-and-broiler-welfare (2020-02) with somem overlapping countries suggests continued endorsement of Animal Equality by Open Philanthropy.

Other notes: This is a total of five grants (presumably one grant per country). Affected countries: United States|Brazil|Italy|Mexico|Spain; announced: 2018-07-11.
Mercy For Animals375,000.00472018-05Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-us-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaignsLewis Bollard Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support its broiler chicken welfare corporate campaigns in the U.S."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page links the grant to two past grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaigns (broiler chicken welfare) and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-cage-free-campaigns (cage-free egg campaign).

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant happens around two years after the linked previous two-year grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaigns (broiler chicken welfare) and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-cage-free-campaigns (cage-free egg campaign) suggesting that its timing is related to their expiration.

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: The grant page says: "We expect to evaluate the merits of a longer renewal of our support to MFA closer to the end of 2018."

Donor retrospective of the donation: Followup grants from Open Phil to Mercy For Animals (including https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-broiler-welfare-campaigns in January 2019 with a similar scope) suggest continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-06-14.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals231,677.00562018-05Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/researcchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rspca-broiler-breed-studyLewis Bollard Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support a broiler chicken breed welfare study. The study, to be conducted by the Royal Veterinary College under RSPCA supervision, will test the welfare of two new breeds and will validate two new behavioral measures to enhance future breed tests."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Farm Animal Welfare Program Officer Lewis Bollard believes the research is likely to assist broiler welfare campaigns in the U.S. and Europe."

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 171,600.00 GBP (conversion done via donor calculation); affected countries: United Kingdom; announced: 2018-06-14.
Otwarte Klatki472,864.00422017-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/otwarte-klatki-chicken-welfare-campaigns-poland-ukraineLewis Bollard Grant to support farm animal welfare campaigns and organizational capacity building in Poland and Ukraine. The funding will allow Otwarte Klatki to launch broiler chicken welfare campaigns in Poland and cage-free campaigns in Ukraine, as well as support expenses related to a planned merger with the Danish animal rights organization, Anima. Affected countries: Poland|Ukraine; announced: 2017-11-21.
L2141,347,742.00132017-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/L214-broiler-chicken-campaignsLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support work on broiler chicken welfare in France. Using this funding, L214 will conduct a campaign advocating for reduced chicken meat consumption as well as a corporate campaign targeting higher welfare standards for broiler chickens. Additionally, it plans to establish a new campus outreach program for movement building purposes, and will apply some funding toward capacity building such as software, training, and fundraising expenses."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Open Phil's "Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to support L214 due to its track record securing large wins to date, such as cage-free pledges from some of France’s largest retailers; his impression of its leadership team; and the organization’s strategic alignment with our goal to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The write-up for a followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/L214-broiler-chicken-campaigns-2020 (November 2020) indicates Open Phil's satisfaction with L214's progress since this grant.

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 1,140,000.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: France; announced: 2017-12-08.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals374,631.00482017-10Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rspca-broiler-chicken-welfare-campaign-UKLewis Bollard Donation process: RSPCA's budget https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/RSPCA/RSPCA_Budget_2018_2019.pdf was prepared as part of the grantmaking process.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support a corporate chicken welfare campaign in the United Kingdom. Using this funding, RSPCA will launch a campaign encouraging retailers and food companies to adopt higher welfare broiler chicken practices."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/RSPCA/RSPCA_Budget_2018_2019.pdf has a full budget. The donation was given as 282,000.00 GBP (conversion done via donor calculation).

Donor retrospective of the donation: Followup grants from Open Phil to RSPCA suggest continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: United Kingdom; announced: 2017-11-08.
Anima (Earmark: Otwarte Klatki)683,000.00292017-10Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/anima-corporate-campaigns-merger-supportLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support Anima’s corporate chicken welfare campaigns and organizational capacity building in Scandinavia. The funding will allow Anima to launch hen and broiler chicken welfare campaigns over the next two years, as well as support expenses related to a planned merger with the Polish animal rights organization, Otwarte Klatki."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to support Anima due to its track record securing Danish animal welfare reforms to date; his impression of its leadership team; and the organization’s strategic alignment with our goal to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe."

Other notes: This is a total across two grants. Affected countries: Scandinavia; announced: 2017-11-21.
Compassion in World Farming1,000,000.00152017-10Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-end-the-cage-age-campaignLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to "support [the] “End the Cage Age” campaign in the UK and Europe. The campaign will seek to end the use of cages and crates for all farmed animal species in the UK and Europe through advocacy and outreach, including an EU-wide citizens’ ballot measure. [The] funds will support staffing needs related to the campaign in six regional EU offices as well as its headquarters in the United Kingdom; marketing, social media, and exhibition activities; advocacy work; investigations; as well as technical and operational costs over the next two years."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Budget available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/CIWF/CIWF_End_the_Cage_Age_Campaign_2017.pdf

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: United Kingdom; announced: 2017-11-14.
The Humane League2,000,000.0072017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-open-wing-alliance-2017Lewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support the Open Wing Alliance to expand corporate campaigns in Europe. The Alliance, started by The Humane League, supports global efforts to eliminate battery cages. The new grant will bolster these campaigns in Europe and allow Alliance members to expand into campaigns to improve the welfare of broiler (meat) chickens.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Grant investigator Lewis Bollard, is excited to continue supporting the Open Wing Alliance (which grew out of a previous Open Phil grant to The Humane League) due to the coalition’s strong track record of securing corporate cage-free pledges; his confidence in its leadership team; and the project’s strategic fit with our goal to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Likely determined by the development timeline of the Open Wing Alliance, which grew out of an earlier grant about a year earlier, in February 2016: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor retrospective of the donation: The general support grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support-2018 in 2018 renews this grant among others.

Other notes: 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.
Eurogroup for Animals625,400.00322017-09Animal 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.
Albert Schweitzer Foundation1,000,000.00152017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/turkey/pighttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/albert-schweitzer-foundation-general-support-2017Lewis Bollard Donation process: The grant page suggests that evaluation of results of previous grants played a role in deciding to make this grant.

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "The funding will allow the Albert Schweitzer Foundation to significantly expand their corporate outreach on broiler chicken welfare, increase their fundraising capacity, and hire a law firm to pursue litigation related to turkey and pig welfare."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to increase our support due to the organization’s track record securing cage-free pledges from major German retailers; his confidence in its leadership team; and the organization’s strategic alignment with our goal to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing likely determined based on Open Philanthropy having had enough time to evaluate the outcome of the previous grants and the grantee's overall track record.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/albert-schweitzer-foundation-general-support-2019 (2019-08) suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: Germany; announced: 2017-10-25.
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations332,944.00502017-07Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cattlehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/federation-indian-animal-protection-organisations-india-animal-welfare-reformLewis Bollard Donation process: Grantee submitted a budget at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/FIAPO/FIAPO_Budget.pdf

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "The grant will provide funding to support reform of poultry slaughter and dairy industry practices; grassroots advocacy including capacity building for farm animal welfare; and a pilot corporate/institution campaign to reduce animal product usage."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We are excited about the grant primarily because of FIAPO’s broad network of grassroots members across India; our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard’s, confidence in FIAPO’s relevant leadership; and the potential opportunity we see in India—one of the world’s largest producers of eggs, fish, and chicken—to encourage farm animal welfare reforms and advocacy."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount in Indian rupees is consistent with the budget in https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/FIAPO/FIAPO_Budget.pdf submitted by the grantee.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This is one of five grants made to animal welfare groups in India at around the same time.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/federation-indian-animal-protection-organisations-india-farm-animal-welfare-2019 (2019-06) suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: India; announced: 2017-08-21.
Animal Equality292,000.00512017-05Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/chick culling|Animal welfare/diet changehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-india-animal-welfare-reformLewis Bollard Donation process: The grant is one of five grants made around the same time supporting farm animal welfare work in India.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support farm animal welfare work in India." The grant "will help support a pro-vegetarian messaging campaign, a corporate and/or institution-directed campaign encouraging animal product alternatives, organization capacity building, and advocacy related to in-ovo sex selection technology and other chicken welfare reforms." https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Animal_Equality/Animal_Equality_India_Animal_Welfare_Reform_Budget.pdf has the budget proposal (with red background for unfunded items).

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We are excited about the grant primarily because of Animal Equality’s track record of successful undercover investigations and subsequent media coverage in India; our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard’s, confidence in Animal Equality’s relevant leadership staff; and the potential opportunity we see in India—one of the world’s largest producers of eggs, fish, and chicken—to encourage farm animal welfare reforms and advocacy."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Animal_Equality/Animal_Equality_India_Animal_Welfare_Reform_Budget.pdf has the budget proposal (with red background for unfunded items).

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is one of five grants recommended around the same time for farm animal welfare work in India, so the timing is likely determined by the timing of the decision to make this batch of grants.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Other notes: Affected countries: India; announced: 2017-07-27.
Eurogroup for Animals14,961.00822017-05Animal 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.
Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research1,000,000.00152017-04Animal 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 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to co-fund requests for applications (RFAs) for research on solutions to what we see as two major problems in farm animal welfare: bone fractures in cage-free hens and the painful castration of male piglets. It is our impression that both of these problems are scientifically tractable. FFAR plans to use this grant and at least $1 million of its own funding to fund scientific projects focused on solving these problems." The request for applications https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/FFAR/FFAR_Accelerating_Advances_in_Animal_Welfare_Final.pdf is linked.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We are excited about this grant because a) we believe that it is an efficient way to fund research on farm animal welfare, since FFAR is co-funding the research and plans to handle the logistics of the RFAs and distribute the results of its research among industry, b) it is an opportunity for us to learn about co-funding with a Congressionally created and funded 501(c)(3) organization, which we believe could be a useful avenue for funding research to solve other problems in farm animal welfare, and c) it may increase FFAR’s interest in co-funding other animal welfare projects."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount seems to be chosen to target a 1:1 match with what FFAR was willing to fund with other funds.

Donor retrospective of the donation: Further grants from Open Phil to FFAR for similar purposes suggest continued endorsement of the thinking behind the grant.

Other notes: Announced: 2017-05-11.
Wageningen University & Research (Earmark: Marc Bracke)88,345.00742017-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/wageningen-ur-broiler-welfare-reviewLewis Bollard Donation process: The grant page says: "We initially decided to recommend this grant in April 2016. At that time, we anticipated that the results of this research would help to guide our decision-making around grants to support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of the approximately 9 billion broiler chickens raised each year in the U.S. However, due to difficulties and delays in finalizing the details of the grant, funds were only transferred in March 2017, after we had already begun to make grants to support broiler chicken welfare reforms."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to create a systematic assessment of broiler chicken welfare. [...] Dr. Bracke will assess the relative importance of the various attributes that together define broiler chicken welfare. Welfare attributes are factors such as stocking density, litter quality, breed, and lighting. Depending on the results of an initial investigation, he will produce either a basic broiler chicken welfare model or a review of expert opinion."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We initially decided to recommend this grant in April 2016. At that time, we anticipated that the results of this research would help to guide our decision-making around grants to support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of the approximately 9 billion broiler chickens raised each year in the U.S."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant page says: "We initially decided to recommend this grant in April 2016. [...] However, due to difficulties and delays in finalizing the details of the grant, funds were only transferred in March 2017, after we had already begun to make grants to support broiler chicken welfare reforms."
Intended funding timeframe in months: 12

Other notes: The grant is made via the King Baudouin Foundation. Currency info: donation given as 82,105.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); announced: 2017-05-08.
Institute for Advancement of Animal Welfare Science80,400.00752017-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/colorado-state-university-planning-giftLewis Bollard Grant goes for Colorado State University research on broiler chicken welfare. Discretionary grant. Amount increased from original value of $25,300 to $80,400 on 2018-02-16. See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/search/?query=broiler%20chicken. Announced: 2017-06-26.
World Animal Protection517,588.00362017-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-protection-broiler-chicken-welfareLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant for campaigns to improve the welfare of broiler chickens. Activities: (1) Producing and promoting campaign materials to raise awareness of broiler chicken suffering (2) Developing and launching a corporate chicken welfare scorecard (3) Building evidence of the suffering endured by broiler chickens in factory farming operations (4) Staff time, creative development, and travel (5) Indirect costs such as occupancy, technical support, and administrative support.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: For more background on Open Phil grants related to broiler chicken, see https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/search/?query=broiler%20chicken

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Donee's budget proposal is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/World_Animal_Protection/Revised_WAP_Chicken_Campaign_Proposal_REDACTED.xlsx

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; announced: 2017-06-26.
Global Animal Partnership515,000.00372017-02Animal 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.
Albert Schweitzer Foundation111,986.00672017-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/albert-schweitzer-foundation-international-cage-free-advocacyLewis Bollard Donation process: Grantee submitted a budget proposal https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Albert_Schweitzer/Albert_Schweitzer_Expansion_Budget_Poland.xlsx that included total expenses and a breakdown between what would be covered by the grant versus by the grantee's own resources.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support [grantee's] work to end the confinement of hens in battery cages."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The linked blog post https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms lists several reasons for the general focus on cage-free reforms, and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chickens-animal-abuse-video_us_57fac5c5e4b0e655eab5485d describes the reasons for the internationalization phase.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount granted in euros matches the total in https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Albert_Schweitzer/Albert_Schweitzer_Expansion_Budget_Poland.xlsx that should be covered by the grant. The donation was given as 102,000.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation).

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing matches the timing of other grants in this second phase (internationalization) of corporate cage-free campaign spending.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup general support grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/albert-schweitzer-foundation-general-support-2017 (2017-09) and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/albert-schweitzer-foundation-general-support-2019 (2019-08) include support for work similar to this grant. The grant page for the first of these explicitly refers to Open Philanthropy's satisfaction with this grant's outcome.

Other notes: Affected countries: Poland; announced: 2017-03-21.
Farm Forward100,000.00702017-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/farm-forward-broiler-chicken-welfare-advocacyLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support work to secure pledges from institutions including universities, technology companies, and religious organizations to source higher-welfare animal products through The Leadership Circle. While Farm Forward typically works with institutions that purchase fewer animal products than the large food companies that other advocacy groups work with, it also seeks stronger welfare commitments, such as sourcing 100% of chicken from farms that are certified to at least Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step 2 within two years. The Leadership Circle also asks institutions to commit to continuous improvement and investments in highest-welfare farms and ranches. Project description available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Farm_Forward/The_Leadership_Circle_Project_Description.pdf

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Open Phil writes: "It seems plausible to us that the institutions that Farm Forward works with may exert cultural influence that may influence much larger food companies."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grantee submitted a budget, available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Farm_Forward/The_Leadership_Circle_Budget_Public.xlsx that gives a total of $100,000 from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Donor retrospective of the donation: The February 2018 renewal https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/farm-forward-leadership-circle-2018 suggests that the grant was considered at least somewhat successful. The renewal writeup says that the grantee says that the grant "helped enable its work with the University of California system, Dr. Bronner’s, Airbnb, Duke University, Villanova University, Johns Hopkins University, and others to commit to source some of their animal products from farms certified to higher-welfare standards."

Other notes: Recipient works with institutions that purchase animal food products, and pushes them to raise the standards of treatment of animals for the food they purchased, through the Leadership Circle. Example: sourcing 100% of chicken from farms that are certified to at least Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step two in two years. Intended funding timeframe in months: 12; announced: 2017-03-30.
Animal Outlook500,000.00392016-12Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/research/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-over-killing-us-broiler-welfare-campaignsLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support broiler chicken welfare research and costs of United States corporate campaigns against the abuse of broiler chickens."

Other notes: The grantee name at the time, and listed in the grant, is Compassion Over Killing. 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: 2017-02-16.
The Humane Society of the United States1,000,000.00152016-11Animal 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.
Mercy For Animals1,000,000.00152016-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaignsLewis Bollard Donation process: A budget proposal https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Mercy_For_Animals/Final_MFA_Broiler_Welfare_Campaign_Proposal_for_the_Open_Philanthropy_Project.pdf was sought. The grant page lacks further detail.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate campaigns to promote the welfare of broiler chickens."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant is part of a strategy focus on broiler chicken welfare in late 2016, though no overarching document on this has been posted. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/search/?query=broiler%20chicken for more.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The budget proposal gives total annual campaign costs of $500,000 / year for two years. The breakdown is as follows: six broiler welfare corporate outreach staff positions ($300,000), broiler welfare corporate campaign expenses ($150,000), public relations to secure media coverage on broiler welfare issues and campaigns ($25,000), and campaign volunteer recruitment to increase number of active broiler welfare campaign volunteers ($25,000).

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is part of a strategy focus on broiler chicken welfare in late 2016, though no overarching document on this has been posted. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/search/?query=broiler%20chicken for more.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor retrospective of the donation: Several followup grants from Open Phil to Mercy For Animals suggest continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: United States|Canada; announced: 2017-01-10.
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal100,000.00702016-10Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/forum-nacional-de-protecao-e-defesa-animal-international-cage-free-advocacyLewis Bollard Donation process: The grantee submitted a grant proposal, available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/FNDPA/FNPDA_Grant_proposal_edited_Jul_16.pdf

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says the grant is "to support [grantee's] work to end the confinement of hens in battery cages." The grant proposal https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/FNDPA/FNPDA_Grant_proposal_edited_Jul_16.pdf says: "In 2016, we plan to launch various campaigns targeting – one by one – the largest food retailers in Brazil. We will carry out investigations and these campaigns will have online petitions, ongoing efforts to get media attention, direct outreach to the senior leadership and a direct action in front of one of their stores, creating a good photo opportunity for media attention."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: No reasons specific to the grantee are listed, but https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms lists several reasons for the general focus on cage-free reforms, and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chickens-animal-abuse-video_us_57fac5c5e4b0e655eab5485d describes the reasons for the internationalization phase.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing matches the timing of other grants in this second phase (internationalization) of corporate cage-free campaign spending.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor retrospective of the donation: Followup grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/forum-nacional-de-protecao-e-defesa-animal-crate-and-cage-free-campaigning-in-brazil and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/forum-nacional-de-protecao-e-defesa-animal-crate-and-cage-free-campaigning-in-brazil-2020 suggest continued satisfaction with the grantee. The first of these says of the grantee's progress: "FNPDA has played a role in securing crate-free pledges from Brazil’s four largest pork producers and cage-free pledges from 26 Brazilian food companies"

Other notes: Affected countries: Brazil; announced: 2016-11-07.
People for Animals89,392.00732016-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/international/Indiahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/people-animals-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. Followup conversation with Gauri Mulekhi of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Gauri_Maulekhi_02-06-17_%28public%29.pdf on 2017-02-06. Affected countries: India; announced: 2016-10-03.
Mercy For Animals1,000,000.00152016-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-international-cage-free-advocacyLewis Bollard Donation process: The donation is 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 background. For this specific grant, a budget https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Mercy_For_Animals/MFA_Budget_International_Cage-Free_Campaigns_Expansion_8-1-16.pdf was obtained from the grantee.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to "end the confinement of hens in battery cages. [...] [The grant will] support Mercy For Animals’ work in Latin America and Asia." A simplified budget ($500,000/year) is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Mercy_For_Animals/MFA_Budget_International_Cage-Free_Campaigns_Expansion_8-1-16.pdf with breakdown of $212,500 for Brazil, $192,500 for Mexico, $40,000 for Asia, and $55,000 for international campaign coordination from the United States.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: No reasons specific to the grantee are listed, but https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms lists several reasons for the general focus on cage-free reforms, and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chickens-animal-abuse-video_us_57fac5c5e4b0e655eab5485d describes the reasons for the internationalization phase.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing matches the timing of other grants in this second phase (internationalization) of corporate cage-free campaign spending.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor retrospective of the donation: Several further grants from Open Philanthropy to Mercy For Animals suggest continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: Brazil|Mexico; announced: 2016-10-03.
Animal Equality500,000.00392016-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-international-cage-free-advocacyLewis Bollard Donation process: The donation is 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 background.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support international advocacy to end the confinement of hens in battery cages." "The present funding, part of a new series of grants focusing on international cage-free advocacy, will support Animal Equality’s work in Latin America, Europe, and Asia."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: No reasons specific to the grantee are listed, but https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms lists several reasons for the general focus on cage-free reforms, and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chickens-animal-abuse-video_us_57fac5c5e4b0e655eab5485d describes the reasons for the internationalization phase.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing matches the timing of other grants in this second phase (internationalization) of corporate cage-free campaign spending.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor retrospective of the donation: Several further grants from Open Philanthropy to Animal Equality, with continued endorsement of the work, suggest satisfaction by Open Philanthropy with the grant.

Other notes: Announced: 2016-10-03.
Humane Society International1,000,000.00152016-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-society-international-international-cage-free-outreachLewis Bollard Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support [grantee's] work to end the confinement of hens in battery cages. [..] The present funding, part of a new series of grants focusing on international cage-free advocacy, will support Humane Society International’s work in Latin America and Asia."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The linked blog post https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms lists several reasons for the general focus on cage-free reforms, and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chickens-animal-abuse-video_us_57fac5c5e4b0e655eab5485d describes the reasons for the internationalization phase.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing matches the timing of other grants in this second phase (internationalization) of corporate cage-free campaign spending.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor retrospective of the donation: Further grants to the grantee suggest continued satisfactioon with the outcome of this grant.

Other notes: Affected countries: Latin America|Asia; announced: 2016-10-03.
The Humane League1,000,000.00152016-07Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-international-cage-free-advocacyLewis Bollard Donation process: No details are provided for this grant, but it likely builds on past vetting of the organization for the previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns and general interest in cage-free campaigns described at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support international advocacy to end the confinement of hens in battery cages, complementing a similar grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns focused on the United States.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page does not discuss reasons, but reasons are likely similar to those for the previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns (both for the donee as an organization and for cage-free campaigns).

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): No timing-related reasons are discussed, but the timing is likely a result of the Open Philanthropy Project's general push for cage-free campaigning, and promise shown by the first round of cage-free campaign grants made earlier in the year.

Donor retrospective of the donation: The general support grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support-2018 in 2018 renews this grant among others.

Other notes: Part of a 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 Open Philanthropy's grantmaking strategy. Announced: 2016-10-03.
The Humane Society of the United States500,000.00392016-02Animal 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.
The Humane League1,000,000.00152016-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaignsLewis Bollard Donation process: The donation is 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 background. The specific process for The Humane League is not discussed in detail; see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns#Our_process

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support corporate cage-free campaigns. The grant page says: "THL plans to use this grant to roughly triple the size of its corporate campaign team by hiring eight new staff, including: three campaign coordinators, a corporate outreach specialist, a lawyer, an in-house designer, a website developer, and a media specialist. THL plans to use this extra capacity to launch more and larger campaigns, especially targeting the grocery sector (which has so far largely resisted pressure to go cage-free). THL has shared its plans with us for reaching out to the nation’s 400 largest food buyers (ranging from fast food restaurants to regional grocery chains) and launching campaigns against them if necessary."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donor's positive assessment of the donee as a corporate campaigner is described at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns#The_organization The donor's positive assessment of cage-free campaigns is described at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns#The_cause and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms The donor believes the donee's effectiveness will increase with scale; this is part of the reason for the grant, explained more at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns#Case_for_the_grant

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): From https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns#Budget_and_room_for_more_funding (Section 2.2): "THL shared two potential two-year budgets for its corporate campaign expansion with us: for an additional $250,000/year, or $500,000/year. We have decided to fund THL’s full corporate campaign expansion budget of $500,000/year for the next two years."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is part of a push by the Open Philanthropy Project to fund corporate cage-free campaigning, explained in more detail at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms The timing is therefore controlled by the timing of that push.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: Next donation is not directly discussed, but follow-up plans are described in Section 2.4 "Follow-up expectations": a followup with THL staff every 3-6 months, an update at the one-year mark, and a holistic evaluation at the end of the grant period.

Donor retrospective of the donation: Followup conversation at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/The_Humane_League_08-22-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-08-22. There are many followup grants for international expansion and general support, suggesting that the grant is considered a success. A renewal and expansion grant is made in August 2018: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support-2018

Other notes: This and other grants from Open Philanthropy to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of Open Philanthropy's grantmaking strategy. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-02-24.
Mercy For Animals1,000,000.00152016-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-cage-free-campaignsLewis Bollard Donation process: This donation is 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. The grant page https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-cage-free-campaigns#Our_process says: "As MFA is one of the main organizations running corporate animal welfare campaigns, we contacted MFA to discuss the possibility of funding the organization for corporate cage-free campaigns."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-cage-free-campaigns#Proposed_activities says: "MFA will use this grant to build a corporate cage-free egg campaigning team. Now that advocates have gotten almost all major fast food and food service chains to go cage-free, MFA’s goal is to get the rest of the grocery industry to go cage-free as well."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-cage-free-campaigns#Case_for_the_grant says: "We believe corporate cage-free egg campaigns are a particularly cost-effective approach for reducing farm animal suffering [...] [MFA] seems well-positioned to campaign for corporate cage-free reforms, particularly given its past experience with campaigns in the grocery sector. [...] more than two million Facebook followers, 200,000+ member email list, celebrity contacts, network news connections, top investigations unit, and grassroots network [...] We believe the most likely outcome [...] slightly worse than the estimate of 120 hens spared per dollar that we gave previously. [...] Even if returns are sublinear, we believe cage-free egg campaigns would still be relatively cost-effective; if, for example, our $1 million grant to MFA only generates one major grocer victory over two years [...] 25 hens spared per dollar."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This donation is 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.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-cage-free-campaigns#Follow-up_expectations says: "We expect to have a conversation with MFA staff every 3-6 months for the next two years, with public notes if the conversation warrants it. At the one-year mark, we expect to provide an update on this grant, either by publishing public notes or by producing a brief write-up. Towards 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: A followup conversation with Nick Cooney of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Nick_Cooney_08-01-16_%28public%29.pdf would happen on 2016-08-01. Several followup grants from Open Phil to MFA suggest continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-03-10.

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