Open Philanthropy Project donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Animal welfare)

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2019. See the about page for more details.

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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)
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Open+Philanthropy+Project

Brief history: The Open Philanthropy Project (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 in June 2017

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: The Open Philanthropy Project 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. 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 Project 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 Project database are not listed on Donations List Website as being under Open Philanthropy Project. 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 the Open Philanthropy Project 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 the Open Philanthropy Project are not included; some of them may be listed at https://issarice.com/open-philanthropy-project-non-grant-funding

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 2018 2017 2016
Animal welfare (filter this donor) 92 51 64,377,474.00 22,553,711.00 27,387,493.00 14,436,270.00
Total 92 51 64,377,474.00 22,553,711.00 27,387,493.00 14,436,270.00

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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 2018 2017 2016
Animal welfare/factory farming 17 16 17,585,050.00 13,337,990.00 3,247,060.00 1,000,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken 15 14 10,309,446.00 3,379,107.00 4,430,339.00 2,500,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/cage-free 1 1 4,000,000.00 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/fish 8 7 3,786,943.00 1,053,813.00 2,733,130.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/China 10 9 3,683,571.00 100,000.00 1,893,604.00 1,689,967.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/international 5 5 3,611,986.00 0.00 111,986.00 3,500,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free 2 2 3,000,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/fish welfare/crustacean welfare/cephalopod welfare 1 1 2,528,678.00 0.00 2,528,678.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/United States 3 3 2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/India 4 4 2,012,000.00 0.00 2,012,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/meat alternatives 2 2 1,750,000.00 250,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/East Asia 1 1 1,364,000.00 0.00 1,364,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/fish welfare 3 3 1,230,759.00 0.00 695,060.00 535,699.00
Animal welfare/meat alternatives 1 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/turkey/pig welfare 1 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken and pig 1 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/welfarism/United States 1 1 550,000.00 0.00 0.00 550,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluator 1 1 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/United States 1 1 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/welfarism/rating system/United States 1 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/broiler chicken 2 2 389,592.00 0.00 389,592.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken and dairy 1 1 332,944.00 0.00 332,944.00 0.00
Animal welfare 3 3 272,801.00 232,801.00 40,000.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/China and Southeast Asia 1 1 238,212.00 0.00 0.00 238,212.00
Animal welfare/movement building 1 1 233,000.00 0.00 0.00 233,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/pig/cage-free 1 1 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/international/Brazil 1 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00
Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/international/India 1 1 89,392.00 0.00 0.00 89,392.00
Classified total 92 51 64,377,474.00 22,553,711.00 27,387,493.00 14,436,270.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 92 51 64,377,474.00 22,553,711.00 27,387,493.00 14,436,270.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2018 2017 2016
The Humane League (filter this donor) Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farming FB Tw WP Site TW 15,000,000.00 10,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 3,000,000.00
Animal Equality (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 5,674,890.00 2,772,430.00 2,402,460.00 500,000.00
Prevent Cruelty California (filter this donor) Animal welfare/factory farming FB Tw Site 4,000,000.00 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Mercy For Animals (filter this donor) Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farming FB Tw WP Site TW 3,875,000.00 375,000.00 500,000.00 3,000,000.00
Humane Society International (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 3,464,000.00 0.00 2,464,000.00 1,000,000.00
Humane Slaughter Association (filter this donor) Animal welfare Tw WP Site 2,947,914.00 0.00 2,947,914.00 0.00
Compassion in World Farming (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 2,802,085.00 10,720.00 2,791,365.00 0.00
The Good Food Institute (filter this donor) Animal welfare/meat alternatives FB Tw WP Site 2,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 1,000,000.00
Compassion in World Farming USA (filter this donor) Animal welfare/corporate campaigns FB Tw Site 2,080,000.00 1,500,000.00 30,000.00 550,000.00
Global Animal Partnership (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 500,000.00
The Humane Society of the United States (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00
Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries (filter this donor) Animal welfare WP Site 1,429,046.00 0.00 1,429,046.00 0.00
Association L214 (filter this donor) Animal welfare/broiler chicken welfare WP Site 1,347,742.00 0.00 1,347,742.00 0.00
WildAid (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,200,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 700,000.00
Eurogroup for Animals (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site 1,176,060.00 0.00 640,361.00 535,699.00
World Animal Protection (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,062,195.00 0.00 517,588.00 544,607.00
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,059,748.00 231,677.00 828,071.00 0.00
Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
theguardian.org (filter this donor) Site 886,600.00 0.00 886,600.00 0.00
Anima (filter this donor) Animal welfare/factory farming FB Tw WP Site 683,000.00 0.00 683,000.00 0.00
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site 546,849.00 13,813.00 533,036.00 0.00
Brighter Green (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 529,360.00 430,000.00 0.00 99,360.00
Compassion Over Killing (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00
Animal Charity Evaluators (filter this donor) Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluator FB Tw WP Site TW 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00
The Greenfield Project (filter this donor) Animal welfare Site 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00
Otwarte Klatki (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 472,864.00 0.00 472,864.00 0.00
fair-fish international association (filter this donor) Animal welfare/fish Site 453,841.00 0.00 453,841.00 0.00
Global Aquaculture Alliance (filter this donor) Animal welfare WP Site 435,000.00 0.00 435,000.00 0.00
Dyrevernalliansen (filter this donor) FB Tw Site 378,000.00 0.00 378,000.00 0.00
ACTAsia (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 350,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site 332,944.00 0.00 332,944.00 0.00
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 300,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 100,000.00
Farm Forward (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site GS 265,691.00 165,691.00 100,000.00 0.00
Charity Science (filter this donor) Effective altruism/movement growth FB Tw Site 265,000.00 265,000.00 0.00 0.00
Jeanne Marchig Centre (filter this donor) 255,816.00 0.00 255,816.00 0.00
Plant Based Foods Association (filter this donor) 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Welfare Standards Project (filter this donor) 238,212.00 0.00 0.00 238,212.00
The Pollination Project (filter this donor) 233,000.00 0.00 0.00 233,000.00
Green Monday (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 226,000.00 0.00 0.00 226,000.00
Griffith University (filter this donor) WP Site 220,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 120,000.00
People for Animals (filter this donor) WP 209,392.00 0.00 120,000.00 89,392.00
International Society for Applied Ethology (filter this donor) WP 175,412.00 135,412.00 40,000.00 0.00
Cynthia Schuck & Wladimir Alonso (filter this donor) 96,130.00 96,130.00 0.00 0.00
Wageningen UR (filter this donor) 88,345.00 0.00 88,345.00 0.00
Institute for Advancement of Animal Welfare Science (filter this donor) 80,400.00 0.00 80,400.00 0.00
Better Eating International (filter this donor) 79,800.00 79,800.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Welfare Action Lab (filter this donor) 79,100.00 0.00 79,100.00 0.00
World Animal Net (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Changing Tastes (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Commonwealth Veterinary Association (filter this donor) 31,355.00 31,355.00 0.00 0.00
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (filter this donor) 6,683.00 6,683.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 64,377,474.00 22,553,711.00 27,387,493.00 14,436,270.00

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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 2018 2017 2016
Lewis Bollard 92 51 64,377,474.00 22,553,711.00 27,387,493.00 14,436,270.00
Classified total 92 51 64,377,474.00 22,553,711.00 27,387,493.00 14,436,270.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 92 51 64,377,474.00 22,553,711.00 27,387,493.00 14,436,270.00

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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 2017 2016
Lewis Bollard 4 3 3,464,000.00 2,464,000.00 1,000,000.00
Classified total 4 3 3,464,000.00 2,464,000.00 1,000,000.00
Unclassified total 88 51 60,913,474.00 24,923,493.00 13,436,270.00
Total 92 51 64,377,474.00 27,387,493.00 14,436,270.00

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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 2018 2017 2016
United States 20 13 23,951,491.00 16,475,491.00 700,000.00 6,776,000.00
China 12 10 4,545,783.00 950,000.00 1,893,604.00 1,702,179.00
United States|Brazil|Italy|Mexico|Spain 1 1 2,772,430.00 2,772,430.00 0.00 0.00
India 7 6 2,465,691.00 31,355.00 2,344,944.00 89,392.00
Germany|Italy|Spain|United Kingdom 1 1 2,110,460.00 0.00 2,110,460.00 0.00
United Kingdom 3 2 1,606,308.00 231,677.00 1,374,631.00 0.00
Japan|South Korea 1 1 1,364,000.00 0.00 1,364,000.00 0.00
France 1 1 1,347,742.00 0.00 1,347,742.00 0.00
Germany 2 1 1,317,060.00 0.00 1,317,060.00 0.00
Scandinavia 1 1 683,000.00 0.00 683,000.00 0.00
Poland|Ukraine 1 1 472,864.00 0.00 472,864.00 0.00
Norway 1 1 378,000.00 0.00 378,000.00 0.00
Brazil 2 1 300,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 100,000.00
Argentina|Brazil|Columbia|Chile|Mexico 1 1 30,000.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Classified total 54 33 43,344,829.00 20,660,953.00 14,016,305.00 8,667,571.00
Unclassified total 38 28 21,032,645.00 1,892,758.00 13,371,188.00 5,768,699.00
Total 92 51 64,377,474.00 22,553,711.00 27,387,493.00 14,436,270.00

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (25 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Giving in the Light of Reason2018-05-17Marc Gunther Stanford Social Innovation ReviewOpen Philanthropy Project Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Future Justice Fund Good Ventures The Humane League Direct Action Everywhere Target Malaria University of Washington (Institute for Protein Design) Alliance for Safety and Justice The Marshall Project Third-party coverage of donor strategyCriminal justice reform|Animal welfare|Scientific researchAn in-depth profile of the Open Philanthropy Project and its grantmaking, with a particular focus on discussion of the top grants in animal welfare and scientific research. The organizational history, grantmaking process, and internal culture are also discussed. Referenced in https://nonprofitchronicles.com/2018/05/18/the-most-unorthodox-big-foundation-in-america/ by the same author
Update on Partnerships with External Donors2018-05-16Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Future Justice Fund Accountable Justice Action Fund Effective Altruism Funds Accountable Justice Action Fund Effective Altruism Funds Miscellaneous commentaryCriminal justice reform,Animal welfareThe Open Philanthropy Project describes how it works with donors other than Good Ventures (the foundation under Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna that accounts for almost all Open Phil grantmaking). The blog post reiterates that the long-term goal is to inform many different funders, but that is not a short-term priority because the Open Philanthropy Project is not moving enoguh money to even achieve the total spend that Good Ventures is willing to go up to. The post mentions that Chloe Cockburn, the program officer for criminal justice reform, is working with other funders in criminal justice reform, and they have created a separate vehicle, the Accountable Justice Action Fund, to pool resources. Also, Mike and Kaitlyn Krieger, who previously worked with the Open Philanthropy Project, now have their own criminal justice-focused Future Justice Fund, and are getting help from Cockburn to allocate money from the fund. For causes outside of criminal justice reform, the role of Effective Altruism Funds (whose grantmaking is managed by Open Philanthropy Project staff members) is mentioned. Also, Lewis Bollard is said to have moved ~10% as much money through advice to other donors as he has moved through the Open Philanthropy Project
Fish: The Forgotten Farm Animal2018-01-18Lewis Bollard Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farming/fishThe blog post, cross-posted from a newsletter published by the author, makes the case that fish welfare is neglected within the domain of factory farming, and provides suggestions for how to address that problem, including suggestions that the Open Philanthropy Project (where Bollard is the Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare) is acting upon
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20172017-12-21Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Nick Beckstead Daniel Dewey Center for International Security and Cooperation Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Good Call Court Watch NOLA Compassion in World Farming USA Wild-Animal Suffering Research Effective Altruism Funds Donor lottery Future of Humanity Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Machine Intelligence Research Institute Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Donation suggestion listAnimal welfare,AI risk,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Effective altruism,Criminal justice reformOpen Philanthropy Project staff give suggestions on places that might be good for individuals to donate to. Each suggestion includes a section "Why I suggest it", a section explaining why the Open Philanthropy Project has not funded (or not fully funded) the opportunity, and links to relevant writeups
How to end animal agriculture as soon as possible2017-09-27Robert Wiblin Lewis Bollard 80,000 HoursOpen Philanthropy Project Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming The Humane League The Humane Society of the United States Humane Society International The Good Food Institute Animal Equality Animal Charity Evaluators Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farmingPodcast with interview of Lewis Bollard (Farm Animal Welfare Program Officer at the Open Philanthropy Project) by Robert Wiblin of 80000 Hours, along with transcript. The podcast covers the strategy of the Open Philanthropy Project. 80000 Hours is an Open Philanthropy Project grant recipient and Wiblin was also on the board of Animal Charity Evaluators, an animal welfare-focused grant recipient that is discussed in the podcast
How Will Hen Welfare Be Impacted by the Transition to Cage-Free Housing?2017-09-15Ajeya Cotra Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project 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
Should EAs think twice before donating to GFI?2017-08-31Kevin Watkinson Effective Altruism ForumOpen Philanthropy Project The Good Food Institute Third-party case against donationAnimal welfareThe post argues against donations to The Good Food Institute, noting its limited track record as well as the huge amount of funding it is already receiving from the Open Philanthropy Project. This post is made shortly after an exchange between the post author (Kevin Watkinson) and Holden Karnofsky of the Open Philanthropy Project in http://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/march-2017-open-thread?page=1#comment-305 (the open thread of the Open Philanthropy Project). The post also critiques Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) for a positive assessment of GFI, and comments include a response from an ACE employee and an ACE board member (neither in an official capacity)
Grants to Support Farm Animal Welfare Work in China2017-08-09Lewis Bollard Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Compassion in World Farming WildAid World Animal Protection Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Humane Slaughter Association Jeanne Marchig Centre Animal Welfare Standards Project Green Monday Griffith University Brighter Green Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farming/ChinaThe document describes the strategy of the Open Philanthropy Project to focus on farm animal welfare advocacy in China, and lists ten grants that are part of this strategy. It is announced 2017-08-09 at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg on the mailing list; this comes 9.5 months after the strategy was unofficially announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) on Facebook
Hi, I’m Luke Muehlhauser. AMA about Open Philanthropy’s new report on consciousness and moral patienthood2017-06-28Luke Muehlhauser Effective Altruism ForumOpen Philanthropy Project Dyrevernalliansen Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Eurogroup for Animals Reasoning supplementMoral patienthood/animal welfareLuke Muehlhauser hosts an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the Effective Altruism Forum about his recently published report https://www.openphilanthropy.org/2017-report-consciousness-and-moral-patienthood (2017-06-06). The post gets 61 comments
2017 Report on Consciousness and Moral Patienthood2017-06-06Luke Muehlhauser Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Dyrevernalliansen Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Eurogroup for Animals Reasoning supplementMoral patienthood/animal welfareThe writeup announced at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/new-report-consciousness-and-moral-patienthood provides an overview of the findings of Luke Muehlhauser on moral patienthood -- a broad subject covering what creatures are the subject of moral concern. As described at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/radical-empathy Open Phil identifies with radical empathy, extending concern to beings considered of moral concern, even if they are not traditionally subjects of empathy and concern. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/effective.altruists/permalink/1426329927423360/ for a discussion of the post on the Effective Altruism Facebook group, and see http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1c3/hi_im_luke_muehlhauser_ama_about_open/ for a related AMA. The writeup influenced the Open Philanthropy Project Farm Animal Welfare Officer Lewis Bollard to investigate and donate in the domain of fish welfare; see http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1c3/hi_im_luke_muehlhauser_ama_about_open/b8o for a comment clarifying this effect
Why Are the US Corporate Cage-Free Campaigns Succeeding?2017-04-11Lewis Bollard Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project The Humane League Mercy For Animals The Humane Society of the United States Compassion in World Farming USA Review of current state of cause areaAnimal welfare/factory farming/cage-free campaignLewis Bollard, Open Philanthropy Project Program Officer for Animal Welfare, who brought passion about cage-free campaigns to the organization when he joined, provides a timeline of cage-free campaigns and an assessment of the success of these campaigns, and the role of the Open Philanthropy Project as a funder
A conversation with Lewis Bollard, February 23, 20172017-02-23Lewis Bollard Luke Muehlhauser Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Review of current state of cause areaAnimal welfareFarm animal welfare program officer Lewis Bollard speaks with Luke Muehlhauser, investigator into moral patienthood, on the history of the animal rights and welfare movements as well as recent developments
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20162016-12-14Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Daniel Dewey Nick Beckstead Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute 80,000 Hours Ploughshares Fund Donation suggestion listAnimal welfare,AI risk,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Effective altruism,Migration policyOpen Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas
Vast Suffering, Clear Solutions: The Logic Behind a Global Push to Help Farm Animals2016-11-17Tate Williams Inside PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy Project Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farmingThe article reviews Open Philanthropy Project grants for animal welfare, primarily grants focused on cage-free campaigns, decided by program officer Lewis Bollard. The connection with the effective altruist movement is also highlighted
The Open Philanthropy Project just announced our latest grant to WildAid in China2016-10-25Lewis Bollard Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Green Monday World Animal Protection Brighter Green WildAid Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farming/ChinaAnnouncement of strategy on Facebook; official document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09).
Grisly Undercover Video Shows Chickens Being Starved To Produce More Eggs2016-10-11Nico Pitney Huffington PostOpen Philanthropy Project Humane Society International Mercy For Animals Animal Equality People for Animals The Humane League Third-party coverage of donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/internationalProvides some context for the move by the Open Philanthropy Project in mid-2016 to expand its cage-free campaign funding internationally
Brian Tomasik, Research Lead, Foundational Research Institute on October 6, 20162016-10-06Brian Tomasik Luke Muehlhauser Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Reasoning supplementMoral patienthood/animal welfareConversation as part of research by Muehlhauser into moral patienthood, that would culminate in the writeup https://www.openphilanthropy.org/2017-report-consciousness-and-moral-patienthood published in 2017
Why the Open Philanthropy Project Should Prioritize Wild Animal Suffering2016-08-26Michael Dickens Effective Altruism ForumOpen Philanthropy Project Unsolicited third-party suggestions for donorAnimal welfare/wild animalsMichael Dickens offers reasons that the Open Philanthropy Project should prioritize Wild Animal Suffering. He writes: "What we need is a large, committed source of funding to jump-start the cause. If the Open Philanthropy Project began funding work on wild animal suffering, it could stimulate new research efforts or small-scale interventions by offering grants. Specifically, Open Phil should probably create a new focus area for wild animal suffering and possibly hire dedicated staff. This problem has such large scale, and so many possible interventions, that it absolutely deserves to be a dedicated focus area. Open Phil might consider lumping WAS under its farm animal welfare program, but this would excessively constrain its budget and limit the amount of staff time that it could receive. Wild animal suffering is a massive problem, and easily deserves as much attention as most of Open Phil’s other focus areas."
Initial Grants to Support Corporate Cage-free Reforms2016-03-31Lewis Bollard Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project The Humane League Mercy For Animals The Humane Society of the United States Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/internationalWritten to explain a bunch of grants already made in 2016-02 to support cage-free reforms in the United States for egg-laying chicken. The blog post had a heated comment section, potentially influencing future Open Phil communication on the subject
EPISODE 324: LEWIS BOLLARD FROM THE OPEN PHILANTHROPY PROJECT2016-03-26Lewis Bollard Jasmin Singer Mariann Sullivan Our Hen HouseOpen Philanthropy Project Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farmingLewis Bollard, who recently joined the Open Philanthropy Project and has recently recommended a bunch of grants related to corporate campaigns, describes what he is working on
Suggestions for individual donors from Open Philanthropy Project staff2015-12-23Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectChloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Alexander Berger Nick Beckstead Howie Lempel Alliance for Safety and Justice Bronx Freedom Fund The Humane League The Humane Society of the United States Center for Global Development Center for Popular Democracy Ploughshares Fund Donation suggestion listCriminal justice reform,animal welfare,Global healthOpen Philanthropy Project stff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas. The post is originally published to the GiveWell blog
ALLEVIATING ANIMAL SUFFERING: A CONVERSATION WITH LEWIS BOLLARD2015-11-29Marc Gunther Nonprofit ChroniclesOpen Philanthropy Project Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farmingThe author discusses takeaway from a recent lunch with Lewis Bollard, who has recently joined the Open Philanthropy Project as the Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare
Incoming Program Officer: Lewis Bollard2015-09-11Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Broad donor strategyAnimal welfareOpen Philanthropy Project announces that it is hiring Lewis Bollard, poaching him from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) via a referral from Howie Lempel. Bollard would direct tens of millions of dollars in funding in the area over the next few years, including massive spend on corporate cage-free campaigns in the United States and internationally. The post was originally published on the GiveWell blog at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/09/11/incoming-program-officer-lewis-bollard/ and has 6 comments there
Open Philanthropy Project Update: U.S. Policy2015-03-10Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Broad donor strategyCause prioritization,Criminal justice reform,Animal welfare,Macroeconomic stabilization policy,Migration policy,Drug policyOriginally published on the GiveWell blog at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/03/10/open-philanthropy-project-update-u-s-policy/ where comments can still be found. This is an annual update on where the Open Philanthropy Project stands on its investigation of United States policy issues. Some of the cause areas covered under what they call United States policy would later include grants to outside the United States (in particular, animal welfare), while others, such as criminal justice reform and macroeconomic stabilization policy, would remain within the United States
Treatment of Animals in Industrial Agriculture2013-09-01Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Review of current state of cause areaAnimal welfare/factory farming/United StatesInitial findings from a shallow investigation into the impact of industrial agriculture on animal welfare in the United States

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (92 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics6,683.002018-10Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/oxford-uehiro-centre-for-practical-ethics-animal-sentience-workshopLewis Bollard Discretionary grant of £5,217 ($6,683 at the time of conversion) to host a workshop on animal sentience. The one-day workshop aimed at academics and policymakers will include presentations of new science on animal sentience, including in fish and invertebrates, as well as discussions of the ethical and policy implications of those findings. Announced: 2018-10-20.
Prevent Cruelty California4,000,000.002018-10Animal welfare/factory farming/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/prevent-cruelty-california-prop-12Lewis Bollard Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Grantee is a coalition of veterinarians, animal shelters, farmworkers, food safety groups, and animal protection charities advocating for Proposition 12. Prop 12, which will appear on California’s general election ballot this November, would require cage-free housing and improve space requirements in California for veal calves, pigs, and egg-laying hens, and would ensure that veal, pork, and eggs sold in California come from operations meeting these standards. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-10-05.
Better Eating International12,690.002018-09Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/better-eating-international-organizational-developmentLewis Bollard Discretionary grant for organizational development, follows February 2018 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/better-eating-international-millenial-vegan-survey. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-10-20.
Eurogroup For Animals990,000.002018-09Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-fish-welfare-2018Lewis Bollard Grant of €853,415 (approximately $990,000 at the time of conversion) over two years to Eurogroup for Animals to continue and expand its fish welfare advocacy. This will allow Eurogroup for Animals to continue and expand its EU-level political advocacy, its support of its member groups’ advocacy in member states, and its support for corporate reforms and increased research funding on fish welfare. Announced: 2018-10-05.
The Humane League10,000,000.002018-08Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support-2018Lewis Bollard Grant over 3.5 years, representing a consolidation, renewal, and expansion of four previous grants: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns (United States corporate cage-free campaigns), https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-international-cage-free-advocacy (international cage-free advocacy), and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support (general operating support), https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-open-wing-alliance-2017 (Open Wing Alliance). THL used previous funding to secure corporate cage-free and broiler welfare pledges that, if fully implemented, will benefit approximately 150 million hens and 50 million broiler chickens alive at any time. The multi-year commitment and expanded funding will enable THL to continue current programs and strengthen infrastructure through initiatives like increasing staff salaries and benefits to be in line with industry standards. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-28.
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal200,000.002018-08Animal welfare/factory farming/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 Grant over two years for campaigning to reduce the use of battery cages for layer hens and gestation crates for pigs in Brazil. 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, and 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. Renewal of October 2016 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/forum-nacional-de-protecao-e-defesa-animal-international-cage-free-advocacy. Affected countries: Brazil; announced: 2018-09-28.
Griffith University100,000.002018-08Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/griffith-university-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china-2018Lewis Bollard Discretionary grant to support a symposium on farm animal welfare in China in 2019 to be organized by Professor Deborah Cao, an expert on Chinese animal law, and to support Professor Cao’s work on a new book, in Chinese, about farm animal welfare. This renews the December 2016 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/griffith-university-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china. Affected countries: China; announced: 2018-09-01.
Plant Based Foods Association250,000.002018-08Animal welfare/factory farming/meat alternativeshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/plant-based-foods-association-state-level-policy-advocacy-against-threats-to-the-plant-based-sectorLewis Bollard Discretionary grant for state-level policy advocacy against threats to the plant-based food sector. PBFA plans to use these funds to monitor, analyze, and, when necessary, oppose attempts to create policies that undermine plant-based alternatives to animal products. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-01.
Charity Science265,000.002018-07Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/charity-science-development-of-new-animal-welfare-charitiesLewis Bollard Discretionary grant to support the creation of new animal welfare charities through the Charity Entrepreneurship project. Charity Science plans to use these funds to review potential farm animal welfare interventions and incubate 3-5 new animal welfare charities, including the development of first-year plans, a training program teaching key skills, and ongoing assistance to the founders. Charity Science hopes the new groups will be able to secure ongoing funding to continue operations beyond the incubation period. Announced: 2018-07-26.
Animal Equality2,772,430.002018-06Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-corporate-animal-welfare-campaignsLewis Bollard Grant for corporate lobbying in the United States, Brazil, Italy, Mexico, and Spain, covering cage-free and broiler welfare campaigns. Combination of five grants spanning three years. Affected countries: United States|Brazil|Italy|Mexico|Spain; announced: 2018-07-12.
Commonwealth Veterinary Association31,355.002018-06Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/commonwealth-veterinary-association-animal-welfare-workshopLewis Bollard Discretionary grant to support travel for international farm animal welfare experts to attend an animal welfare workshop in March 2019 in Bangalore, India. Although legally structured as a contractor agreement, conceptually it is closer to a grant, hence is listed in the grants database. Affected countries: India; announced: 2018-07-06.
Compassion in World Farming10,720.002018-06Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-organizational-developmentLewis Bollard Discretionary grant for organizational development. Follows the October 2017 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-end-the-cage-age-campaign. Announced: 2018-06-28.
Mercy For Animals375,000.002018-05Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-us-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaignsLewis Bollard Discretionary grant to support broiler chicken welfare corporate campaigns. It follows two 2016 grants: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaigns and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-cage-free-campaigns. Announced: 2018-06-15.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals231,677.002018-05Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rspca-broiler-breed-studyLewis Bollard Discretionary grant of £171,600 (approximately $231,677 at the time of conversion) to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) 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. Affected countries: United Kingdom; announced: 2018-06-15.
Changing Tastes50,000.002018-04Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/changing-tastes-market-insights-business-engagement-fish-welfareLewis Bollard Grant to conduct research on attitudes about humane production of fish and seafood among U.S. restaurant and supply chain decision-makers and consumers. Changing Tastes, a food consultancy, intends to conduct surveys to identify current marketplace recognition of humane production and disseminate the results via trade conferences and media. Legally structured as contract work, but conceptually considered similar to a grant, hence reported in the grants database. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-07-12.
International Society for Applied Ethology135,412.002018-04Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/international-society-applied-ethology-advance-farm-animal-welfare-science-in-developing-nationsLewis Bollard Grant over two years to support workshops, scholarships, and an online hub to advance farm animal welfare science in developing nations. Announced: 2018-05-17.
ACTAsia350,000.002018-03Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/act-asia-reduce-fur-demand-2018Lewis Bollard Total across two grants to support work on a fur-free ad campaign, fur-free courses at Chinese design colleges, research and reporting on the fur industry, and a Sustainable Fashion Forum to discuss alternatives to fur. Affected countries: China; announced: 2018-05-31.
Compassion in World Farming USA1,500,000.002018-03Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support-2018Lewis Bollard Grant for general support for three years, starting 2018. Renewal of original grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support Grantee has been a contributor to cage-free reforms and broiler welfare reforms. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-04-26.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council13,813.002018-03Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/aquaculture-stewardship-council-organizational-developmentLewis Bollard Discretionary grant for general support; renews https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/aquaculture-stewardship-council-fish-welfare-standard-development (November 2017). Announced: 2018-04-19.
Brighter Green430,000.002018-03Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/brighter-green-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china-2018Lewis Bollard Total across two grants, one of which was discretionary. The grants represent a renewal of https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/brighter-green-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china (September 2016). Grant supports work to host another national China Good Food Hero Summit as well as regional summits, administer a “Good Food Incubator” for activists and social enterprises, and research the state of factory farming and advocacy in China. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-24.
WildAid500,000.002018-03Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/wildaid-reducing-meat-consumption-china-2018Lewis Bollard Grant to support WildAid’s campaign to reduce meat consumption in China. More general information is available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china. Affected countries: China; announced: 2018-03-24.
Cynthia Schuck & Wladimir Alonso96,130.002018-02Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/cynthia-schuck-wladimir-alonso-daly-projectLewis Bollard Grant to develop a model for evaluating disability-adjusted life year (DALY) impacts of animal welfare reforms. This six-month pilot project will focus on the impact of various potential welfare reforms for pigs, including banning crates or mutilations and requiring indoor enrichment or outdoor access. If successful, the project could be expanded to analyze the DALY impact of other welfare reforms for other farmed species. Announced: 2018-05-17.
Farm Forward165,691.002018-02Animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/farm-forward-leadership-circle-2018Lewis Bollard Grant renews the grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/farm-forward-broiler-chicken-welfare-advocacy to support the Leadership Circle institutional outreach program to continue to seek commitments from universities, hospitals, and companies to source certified higher-welfare animal products. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-04-05.
Better Eating International67,110.002018-02Animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/better-eating-international-millenial-vegan-surveyLewis Bollard Discretionary grant to support a market research study to "Segment U.S. millennials for Targeted Vegan Education.". Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-24.
The Good Food Institute1,500,000.002017-11Animal welfare/factory farming/meat alternativeshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-general-support-2017Lewis Bollard Renewal of previous grant of $1,000,000 at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-general-support Lewis Bollard considers GFI to be the leading nonprofit promoting meat alternatives, and is impressed with its strategic support for early-stage companies producing plant-based products, such as Good Dot and Good Catch. Announced: 2018-01-05.
Association L2141,347,742.002017-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/L214-broiler-chicken-campaignsLewis Bollard Grant over two years of €1,140,000 (approximately $1,347,742 at the time of conversion). 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. Affected countries: France; announced: 2017-12-08.
theguardian.org886,600.002017-11Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/the-guardian-journalism-factory-farmingLewis Bollard Grant to support journalism on factory farming and farm animal cruelty. Theguardian.org has stated that it will regard the funds to The Guardian newspaper, which will allow The Guardian to increase its reporting output on issues related to factory farming, including publishing approximately one article per week as well as the creation of multimedia content. In keeping with The Guardian’s journalistic and transparency standards, all supported content will be clearly labeled and the Open Philanthropy Project will have no editorial control over the content ultimately published. Announced: 2017-12-08.
fair-fish international association453,841.002017-11Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/fair-fish-international-fish-welfare-standardsLewis Bollard Grant over two years for a farmed fish welfare assessment and standards project. FFI’s research team, FishEthoBase, will work jointly with fish welfare certifier Friend of the Sea (FOS) to assess fish welfare at approximately 50% of all FOS-certified farms. Findings from these assessments will then be used to create farm-specific improvement recommendations and to develop animal welfare criteria for possible inclusion in FOS standards. Additionally, FFI plans to share its findings through formal presentations at academic and industry conferences. Announced: 2017-12-08.
Animal Equality2,110,460.002017-11Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-eu-farm-animal-welfareLewis Bollard Grant to support corporate outreach and animal welfare campaigns, investigations, and capacity building for Animal Equality’s teams in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Program Officer and grant investigator Lewis Bollard is pleased with the grantee who received a $500,000 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-international-cage-free-advocacy in 2016. Affected countries: Germany|Italy|Spain|United Kingdom; announced: 2017-11-28.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council533,036.002017-11Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/aquaculture-stewardship-council-fish-welfare-standard-developmentLewis Bollard Grant over two years, denominatoted in euros (€459,000). Grantee goal is to develop an objective, evidence-based standard that is applicable to all eligible ASC-certified species and recognized globally. Announced: 2017-11-28.
Otwarte Klatki472,864.002017-11Animal 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.
Anima683,000.002017-10Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/anima-corporate-campaigns-merger-supportLewis Bollard Two grants combined. Funding to support chicken welfare campaigns and organizational capacity building in Scandinavia. Affected countries: Scandinavia; announced: 2017-11-21.
Compassion in World Farming1,000,000.002017-10Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-end-the-cage-age-campaignLewis Bollard Grant to support the End the Cage Age campaign in the United Kingdom 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. Open Philanthropy Project 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. Affected countries: United Kingdom; announced: 2017-11-14.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals374,631.002017-10Animal welfare/factory farming/broiler chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rspca-broiler-chicken-welfare-campaign-UKLewis Bollard Grant over two years to support a corporate chicken welfare campaign in the United Kingdom. Affected countries: United Kingdom; announced: 2017-11-08.
World Animal Net50,000.002017-10Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-net-co-organizing-workshops-world-bankLewis Bollard Grant to support engagement with the World Bank to co-organize farm animal welfare workshops. The funding is intended to allow WAN to contribute to the preparatory work and costs of the workshops; invite farm animal welfare experts/scientists who could potentially advocate for animal welfare reforms to the workshops; support research, analysis, and coordination of advocacy strategy in advance of the workshops; and conduct post-workshop follow-up and dissemination activities. Announced: 2017-11-08.
Global Aquaculture Alliance435,000.002017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-aquaculture-alliance-fish-welfare-best-practicesLewis Bollard Grant over two years via the Responsible Aquaculture Foundation to develop best practices and proposed animal welfare standards for three farmed fish species. Announced: 2017-12-01.
Eurogroup for Animals625,400.002017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-eu-chicken-welfare-advocacyLewis Bollard Grant over two years, denominated in euros (€530,000) to support EU policy advocacy for chicken welfare. Grantee plans to use these funds on either broiler chicken or egg-laying hen welfare campaigns, depending upon which campaign appears most tractable. Actual financing of the grant from a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. Announced: 2017-11-28.
Global Animal Partnership285,000.002017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-fish-welfare-standardsLewis Bollard Grant to develop fish welfare standards for 4-6 farmed fish species, beginning with salmon by establishing a partnership with an existing aquaculture certification program and developing a multi-step framework for farmed fish based on land animal models. Grantee also intends to develop a strategy for raising consumer awareness of farmed fish welfare, and to run a promotional campaign for the launch of their initial salmon certification program. Announced: 2017-11-14.
Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries1,000,000.002017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/turkey/pig welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/albert-schweitzer-foundation-general-support-2017Lewis Bollard Grant over two years for general support for farm animal welfare activities in Germany. Grant will allow grantee 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. Affected countries: Germany; announced: 2017-10-25.
The Humane League2,000,000.002017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-open-wing-alliance-2017Lewis Bollard Grant over two years to support the Open Wing Alliance to expand corporate cage-free campaigns in Europe. The Open Wing Alliance grew out of https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns ($1,000,000 grant in 2016-02). This and other grants from Open Philanthropy Project to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of the Open Philanthropy Project grantmaking strategy. Announced: 2017-10-09.
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations332,944.002017-07Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken and dairyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/federation-indian-animal-protection-organisations-india-animal-welfare-reformLewis Bollard Reason for grant includes excitement about broad network of FIAPO throughout India, and the scale of opportunity in India. Affected countries: India; announced: 2017-08-21.
Humane Slaughter Association2,528,678.002017-06Animal welfare/fish welfare/crustacean welfare/cephalopod welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-slaughter-association-fish-welfareLewis Bollard Grant to support research to improve the welfare of farmed fish, decapod crustaceans (crabs, lobsters), and/or coleoid cephalopods (cuttlefish, octopus, squid). Grant made in light of perceived lack of fish welfare efforts relative to importance of the issue. The funding will allow HSA to seek proposals for research to improve the welfare of farmed fish, decapod crustaceans (crabs, lobsters), and/or coleoid cephalopods (cuttlefish, octopus, squid), and to translate related HSA publications. This work may take several years depending on the nature of the research applications received. Announced: 2017-11-08.
Animal Welfare Action Lab79,100.002017-06Animal welfare/factory farming/survey researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-welfare-action-lab-meat-reduction-surveyLewis Bollard Discretionary grant via the Reducetarian Foundation to fund a study to replicate and improve upon an earlier multi-wave study by grantee (AWAL). Improvements include a larger, more representative sample via YouGov, and the potential to fund a third-wave component analyzing whether any effect endures after two months. Funds primarily cover spending on YouGov. The initial amount of $58,550 was topped up by $20,550 in July 2018, for a total of $79,100. Announced: 2017-08-21.
Humane Slaughter Association419,236.002017-06Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-slaughter-association-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-chinaLewis Bollard Grant in UK pounds of 331458 (419236 USD at time of conversion). Recipient plans to use this grant to translate its guides on humane handling, transport, stunning, and slaughter into Mandarin Chinese and publicize the translated publications in Chinese agriculture industry magazines. It also plans to pay for HSA staff to travel to China to lecture at veterinary universities and train staff at slaughterhouses and livestock markets, and invite Chinese officials for an expenses-paid study tour of slaughterhouses and livestock markets in the United Kingdom. Donor is excited about this project’s potential to reduce suffering and institutionalize farm animal welfare values. Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09). Affected countries: China; announced: 2017-07-19.
Eurogroup for Animals14,961.002017-05Animal welfare/factory farming/broiler chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-broiler-chicken-welfare-campaignLewis Bollard Discretionary grant to support the International Broiler Advocacy Meeting in Brussels, of European advocacy groups to discuss broiler chicken welfare campaigns. Announced: 2017-08-08.
People for Animals120,000.002017-05Animal welfare/factory farming/Indiahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/people-for-animals-india-animal-welfare-reformLewis Bollard Grant to support farm animal welfare work in India over two years, as part of the potential/promise for the nascent field of farm animal welfare in India. Grant one of five grants made to animal welfare groups in India. Affected countries: India; announced: 2017-08-03.
Humane Society International1,100,000.002017-05Animal welfare/factory farming/Indiahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-society-international-india-animal-welfare-reformLewis Bollard Grant to support farm animal welfare work in India over two years. Grant to provide funding to commission studies on the impact of factory farming in India and potential policy solutions; staff expansion primarily in the areas of outreach and coalition-building, litigation, and policy; operational costs; and re-grants to grassroots animal welfare groups across India. Strong track record of grantee part of the reason for the grant. Part of five grants made to animal welfare groups in India. Affected countries: India; announced: 2017-08-03.
Mercy For Animals500,000.002017-05Animal welfare/factory farming/Indiahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-india-animal-welfare-reformLewis Bollard Grant to support new farm animal welfare work in India. The grant will help support undercover investigations, corporate campaigns, research, and policy-related campaign activities over the next two years. Grant based on strong track record of similar work in United States. Affected countries: India; announced: 2017-08-03.
Compassion in World Farming USA30,000.002017-05Animal welfare/factory farming/Latin Americahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-latin-america-broiler-chicken-welfare-researchLewis Bollard Grant to support research into opportunities for broiler chicken welfare campaigns in Latin America. Affected countries: Argentina|Brazil|Columbia|Chile|Mexico; announced: 2017-07-27.
Animal Equality292,000.002017-05Animal welfare/factory farming/Indiahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-india-animal-welfare-reformLewis Bollard Grant to support farm animal welfare work in India. This two-year 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. Affected countries: India; announced: 2017-07-27.
The Greenfield Project500,000.002017-04Animal welfare/factory farming/United Stateshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/greenfield-project-general-supportLewis Bollard Grant provides seed funding for new group created by Liz Hamilton and Ashley Carr pushing for federal reforms to improve farm animal welfare. Recipient plans to use this grant to conduct research, build relationships with government officials, build coalitions, and use legal and public relations advocacy to advance farm animal welfare reforms. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-07-21.
Animal Charity Evaluators500,000.002017-04Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-charity-evaluators-general-supportLewis Bollard Grant over two years for general support (goal of finding best charities to help animals). Detailed write-up available. See also https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/on-receiving-a-grant-from-the-open-philanthropy-project/ on the blog of ACE, the donee. Announced: 2017-06-09.
Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research1,000,000.002017-04Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken and pighttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-farm-animal-welfare-researchLewis Bollard Grant was to match FFAR funding 1:1 in supporting research to find solutions to bone fractures in cage-free hens and painful castration in piglets. Announced: 2017-05-11.
Institute for Advancement of Animal Welfare Science80,400.002017-03Animal 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 Protection517,588.002017-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-protection-broiler-chicken-welfareLewis Bollard Grant over two years to support campaigns to improve welfare of broiler chicken. See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/search/?query=broiler%20chicken. Announced: 2017-06-26.
International Society for Applied Ethology40,000.002017-03Animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/international-society-applied-ethology-travel-scholarshipsLewis Bollard Grant to support travel scholarships for animal welfare scientists, government and NGO veterinarians, and graduate students from developing nations to attend the 2017 51st International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology. Announced: 2017-06-16.
Wageningen UR88,345.002017-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/wageningen-ur-broiler-welfare-reviewLewis Bollard Part of a strategy focus on broiler chicken welfare started in late 2016, though no overarching document on this has been posted. See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/search/?query=broiler%20chicken. Announced: 2017-05-08.
Jeanne Marchig Centre255,816.002017-03Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/jeanne-marchig-centre-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-chinaLewis Bollard Grant made in UK sterlink value 201,594, dollar amount of 255,816 at time of conversion. Recipient plans to use this grant primarily to fund the staff and travel costs to send international farm animal welfare experts to China to work collaboratively with large-scale producers, veterinarians, small-scale rural producers, and technical staff to identify and solve animal welfare challenges. It also plans to fund a complete PhD focused on evaluating whether the program improves outcomes for animals. Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09). Affected countries: China; announced: 2017-04-19.
Humane Society International1,364,000.002017-03Animal welfare/factory farming/East Asiahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-society-international-east-asian-and-oie-projectsLewis Bollard Grant made to support five projects to improve farm animal welfare, primarily in East Asia. Disclosure agreement: program officer Lewis Bollard previously worked at the Humane Society of the United States, affiliate of grantee. Affected countries: Japan|South Korea; announced: 2017-04-19.
Global Animal Partnership515,000.002017-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-broiler-chicken-welfare-researchLewis Bollard Grant to support research into broiler chicken welfare at the University of Guelph. Followup to general support grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-general-support. Announced: 2018-10-05.
Global Animal Partnership200,000.002017-02Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-general-support-2017Lewis Bollard Discretionary grant for gneral support. GAP plans to use this grant to hire a senior staff member to assist the executive director, which we believe will enable GAP to work more effectively on farm animal welfare projects such as its certifier accreditation program and standards development and management. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-09-07.
Compassion in World Farming765,112.002017-02Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-chinaLewis Bollard Grant made in UK sterling, value 598,500, dollar amount of 765,112 at time of conversion. Recipient plans to use this grant to augment the capacity of its dedicated China team, increase technical and operational support, expand its Good Pig Production Awards, roll out its recently-launched Good Chicken and Good Egg Production Awards, and extend work and deepen engagement with its in-country partner, the International Cooperation Committee on Animal Welfare. Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09). Affected countries: China; announced: 2017-04-19.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals453,440.002017-02Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rspca-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-chinaLewis Bollard Recipient plans to use this grant to develop and launch China’s first higher farm animal welfare standards. Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09). Affected countries: China; announced: 2017-04-04.
Dyrevernalliansen378,000.002017-02Animal welfare/fish welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/dyrevernalliansen-fish-welfareLewis Bollard Grantee is the Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance. Goal of grant is to enable grantee to expand its animal welfare engagement with the Norwegian fish farming industry as part of a larger effort to build the field of farmed fish welfare advocacy. Affected countries: Norway; announced: 2017-03-20.
Compassion in World Farming1,026,253.002017-01Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-fish-welfareLewis Bollard Two grants totaling £805,000 ($1,026,253 at the time of conversion) to Compassion in World Farming (Compassion) to advance fish welfare in Europe. The funding will allow Compassion to significantly expand its existing corporate engagement, research, campaigning and legislative advocacy on fish welfare in the United Kingdom and EU. Announced: 2018-01-19.
Farm Forward100,000.002017-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/farm-forward-broiler-chicken-welfare-advocacyLewis Bollard 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. Announced: 2017-03-30.
Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries317,060.002017-01Animal welfare/fish welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/albert-schweitzer-foundation-fish-welfareLewis Bollard Grant of 299,000 Euros (317,060 USD at time of conversion) to Albert Schweitzer Foundation for work to develop and implement a fish welfare standard in Germany. Affected countries: Germany; announced: 2017-03-21.
Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries111,986.002017-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/internationalhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/albert-schweitzer-foundation-international-cage-free-advocacyLewis Bollard Grant focused on ending confinement of hens in battery cages in Poland. 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. Announced: 2017-03-21.
Griffith University120,000.002016-12Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/griffith-university-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-chinaLewis Bollard Grant made to support a symposium on farm animal welfare in China, related papers, and a book. Grant supports the work of Deborah Cao, who plans to use this grant to fund her collaboration with several Chinese animal studies academics to write papers on farm animal welfare and vegetarianism in China; to host a Farm Animal Welfare in China Symposium in Beijing in 2017; and to edit and publish a book on farm animal welfare. Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09). Affected countries: China; announced: 2017-05-03.
Animal Welfare Standards Project238,212.002016-12Animal welfare/factory farming/China and Southeast Asiahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-welfare-standards-project-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-chinaLewis Bollard Grant to expand work on farm animal welfare in China and Southeast Asia. Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09). Affected countries: China; announced: 2017-03-20.
Eurogroup for Animals535,699.002016-12Animal welfare/fish welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-fish-welfareLewis Bollard First grant in support of fish welfare. Grant denominated in euros at €498,928. Open Phil considers fish farming a candidate for the farming that causes the most suffering; however, there are no existing groups focusing on fish welfare. Announced: 2017-03-13.
Compassion Over Killing500,000.002016-12Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-over-killing-us-broiler-welfare-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. Announced: 2017-02-16.
The Pollination Project233,000.002016-12Animal welfare/movement buildinghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/pollination-project-global-animal-advocacy-movementLewis Bollard Grant to support a new pilot project focused on building the grassroots farm animal welfare movement globally. Announced: 2017-02-16.
Green Monday226,000.002016-11Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/green-monday-promoting-work-chinaLewis Bollard Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09). Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-01-10.
Mercy For Animals1,000,000.002016-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-broiler-chicken-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: 2017-01-10.
The Humane League1,000,000.002016-11Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-supportLewis Bollard Unrestricted support to an organization that was among the previous cage-free grant recipients. This and other grants from Open Philanthropy Project to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of the Open Philanthropy Project grantmaking strategy. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-12-15.
The Humane Society of the United States1,000,000.002016-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-society-united-states-new-broiler-welfare-corporate-campaignsLewis Bollard Part of a strategy focus on broiler chicken welfare in late 2016, though no overarching document on this has been posted. See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/search/?query=broiler%20chicken. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-12-15.
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal100,000.002016-10Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/international/Brazilhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/forum-nacional-de-protecao-e-defesa-animal-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. Affected countries: Brazil; announced: 2016-11-07.
World Animal Protection544,607.002016-10Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-protection-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-chinaLewis Bollard Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09). Affected countries: China; announced: 2016-10-26.
The Good Food Institute1,000,000.002016-09Animal welfare/meat alternativeshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-general-supportLewis Bollard Announced: 2016-10-25.
WildAid700,000.002016-09Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/wildaid-reducing-meat-consumption-chinaLewis Bollard Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09). Affected countries: China; announced: 2016-10-25.
Brighter Green99,360.002016-09Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/brighter-green-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-chinaLewis Bollard Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/permalink/656583861179155/ (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china announced at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09). Affected countries: China; announced: 2016-10-11.
Humane Society International1,000,000.002016-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/internationalhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-society-international-international-cage-free-outreachLewis 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. Announced: 2016-10-03.
Mercy For Animals1,000,000.002016-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/internationalhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-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. Announced: 2016-10-03.
Animal Equality500,000.002016-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/internationalhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-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. Announced: 2016-10-03.
People for Animals89,392.002016-08Animal 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.
The Humane League1,000,000.002016-07Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/internationalhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-international-cage-free-advocacyLewis Bollard Second phase (focused on internationalization) of a bunch of corporate cage-free campaign spending. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms for description of overall cage-free effort and see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chickens-animal-abuse-video_us_57fac5c5e4b0e655eab5485d for description of internationalization phase. This and other grants from Open Philanthropy Project to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of the Open Philanthropy Project grantmaking strategy. Announced: 2016-10-03.
Compassion in World Farming USA550,000.002016-04Animal welfare/factory farming/welfarism/United Stateshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-supportLewis Bollard Grant for general support, after organization was considered and rejected for cage-free campaign grant. Annual budget of organization was 450000. Followup conversation with Leah Garces (Executive Director) and Dawn Rotheram (Development Director) at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Leah_Garces_Dawn_Rotheram_11-08-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-11-08. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-07-06.
Global Animal Partnership500,000.002016-04Animal welfare/factory farming/welfarism/rating system/United Stateshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-general-supportLewis Bollard Supports improvements of the GAP 5-star rating system (used by companies such as Whole Foods). Affected countries: United States.
Mercy For Animals1,000,000.002016-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/United Stateshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-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 Nick Cooney of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Nick_Cooney_08-01-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-08-01. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-03-10.
The Humane Society of the United States500,000.002016-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/United Stateshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-society-united-states-corporate-cage-free-campaignsLewis Bollard Part of a bunch of corporate cage-free campaign spending. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms for more. Followup conversation with Paul Shapiro of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Paul_Shapiro_07-20-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-07-20. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-03-10.
The Humane League1,000,000.002016-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free campaign/United Stateshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaignsLewis Bollard Part of a bunch of corporate cage-free campaign spending. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms for more. Followup conversation with grantee team at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/The_Humane_League_08-22-16_%28public%29.pdf on 2016-08-22. This and other grants from Open Philanthropy Project to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of the Open Philanthropy Project grantmaking strategy. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-02-24.

Similarity to other donors

The following table uses the Jaccard index and cosine similarity to compare the similarity of donors. We are showing the top 30 donors by the Jaccard index because we show up to 30 donors and show only donors with at least one donee in common.

Donor Number of distinct donees Number of donees in common (intersection) Union size Jaccard similarity Cosine similarity Weighted cosine similarity
Effective Altruism Funds 13 8 47 0.1702 0.3424 0.3551
Michael Sesser 4 4 42 0.0952 0.3086 0.4965
Grace King 4 4 42 0.0952 0.3086 0.6105
Vidur Kapur 3 3 42 0.0714 0.2673 0.1599
Josh Jacobson 3 3 42 0.0714 0.2673 0.3585
David Barry 3 3 42 0.0714 0.2673 0.5784
Saulius Šimčikas 3 3 42 0.0714 0.2673 0.1213
Max Broad 3 3 42 0.0714 0.2673 0.5683
Michael Dickens 2 2 42 0.0476 0.2182 0.2593
Joshua Kissel 2 2 42 0.0476 0.2182 0.137
Jonathon Smith 2 2 42 0.0476 0.2182 0.374
JP Addison 2 2 42 0.0476 0.2182 0.5413
Jay Feldman 2 2 42 0.0476 0.2182 0.6134
Patrick Brinich-Langlois 2 2 42 0.0476 0.2182 0.053
Nick Brown 2 2 42 0.0476 0.2182 0.6134
Robert Yaman 2 2 42 0.0476 0.2182 0.3656
Cornelis Haupt 2 2 42 0.0476 0.2182 0.1917
Catherine Low 2 2 42 0.0476 0.2182 0.5648
Amy Johnson 2 2 42 0.0476 0.2182 0.6134
Tyler John 3 2 43 0.0465 0.1782 0.2164
Peter Hurford 6 2 46 0.0435 0.126 0.0941
Paulina Widmer 1 1 42 0.0238 0.1543 0.5103
Zachary Groff 1 1 42 0.0238 0.1543 0.3572
Pablo Stafforini 1 1 42 0.0238 0.1543 0.051
Oliver Base 1 1 42 0.0238 0.1543 0.5103
Raymond Arnold 1 1 42 0.0238 0.1543 0.5103
Nicholas Link 1 1 42 0.0238 0.1543 0.051
Robin Polding 1 1 42 0.0238 0.1543 0.2551
Samuel Hilton 1 1 42 0.0238 0.1543 0.3572
Akhil Jalan 1 1 42 0.0238 0.1543 0.5103