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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (17 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeNotes
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Staff - 20192019-12-18Holden Karnofsky Open PhilanthropyChloe Cockburn Jesse Rothman Michelle Crentsil Amanda Hungerfold Lewis Bollard Persis Eskander Alexander Berger Chris Somerville Heather Youngs Claire Zabel National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Life Comes From It Worth Rises Wild Animal Initiative Sinergia Animal Center for Global Development International Refugee Assistance Project California YIMBY Engineers Without Borders 80,000 Hours Centre for Effective Altruism Future of Humanity Institute Global Priorities Institute Machine Intelligence Research Institute Ought Donation suggestion listContinuing an annual tradition started in 2015, Open Philanthropy Project staff share suggestions for places that people interested in specific cause areas may consider donating. The sections are roughly based on the focus areas used by Open Phil internally, with the contributors to each section being the Open Phil staff who work in that focus area. Each recommendation includes a "Why we recommend it" or "Why we suggest it" section, and with the exception of the criminal justice reform recommendations, each recommendation includes a "Why we haven't fully funded it" section. Section 5, Assorted recomendations by Claire Zabel, includes a list of "Organizations supported by our Committed for Effective Altruism Support" which includes a list of organizations that are wiithin the purview of the Committee for Effective Altruism Support. The section is approved by the committee and represents their views.
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20182018-12-20Holden Karnofsky Open PhilanthropyChloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Amanda Hungerford Alexander Berger Luke Muelhhauser National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Texas Organizing Project Effective Altruism Funds The Humane League Center for Global Development International Refugee Assistance Project Donor lottery Donation suggestion listOpen Philanthropy Project staff give suggestions on places that might be good for individuals to donate to. Each suggestion includes a section "Why I suggest it", a section explaining why the Open Philanthropy Project has not funded (or not fully funded) the opportunity, and links to relevant writeups. The post continues a tradition of similar posts published once a year.
Animal Welfare Fund AMA2018-12-19Jamie Spurgeon Lewis Bollard Natalie Cargill Effective Altruism ForumEffective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund Donee AMAThe post is an Ask Me Anything (AMA) for the Animal Welfare Fund. The questions and answers are in the post comments. Questions are asked by a number of people including Tee Barnett, Peter Hurford, Halstead, Josh You, and Kevin Watkinson. Answers are provided by Lewis Bollard, Jamie Spurgeon, and Natalie Cargill, three of the four managers of the fund. The fourth manager, Toni Adleberg, does not particulate directly, but is referenced in the other answers. Questions cover the risks of lack of diversity due to dominance by Open Philanthropy Project and Animal Charity Evaluators, learning plans from the seemingly "hits-based giving" approach, the relation with the Effective Animal Advocacy Fund managed by ACE, the amount of time spent evaluating grants, criteria for evaluating grants, and research that would help the team.
Fish: The Forgotten Farm Animal2018-01-18Lewis Bollard Open PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy Broad donor strategyThe 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 PhilanthropyJaime 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 listOpen 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.
Staff Members’ Personal Donations for Giving Season 20172017-12-18Holden Karnofsky Open PhilanthropyHolden Karnofsky Alexander Berger Nick Beckstead Helen Toner Claire Zabel Lewis Bollard Ajeya Cotra Morgan Davis Michael Levine GiveWell top charities GiveWell GiveDirectly EA Giving Group Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Effective Altruism Funds Sentience Institute Encompass The Humane League The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals Compassion in World Farming USA Animal Equality Donor lottery Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Periodic donation list documentationOpen Philanthropy Project staff members describe where they are donating this year, and the considerations that went into the donation decision. By policy, amounts are not disclosed. This is the first standalone blog post of this sort by the Open Philanthropy Project; in previous years, the corresponding donations were documented in the GiveWell staff members donation post.
How to end animal agriculture as soon as possible2017-09-27Robert Wiblin Lewis Bollard 80,000 HoursOpen Philanthropy 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 strategyPodcast 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.
Grants to Support Farm Animal Welfare Work in China2017-08-09Lewis Bollard Open PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy 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 strategyThe 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.
Why Are the US Corporate Cage-Free Campaigns Succeeding?2017-04-11Lewis Bollard Open PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy The Humane League Mercy For Animals The Humane Society of the United States Compassion in World Farming USA Review of current state of cause areaLewis 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 PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy Review of current state of cause areaFarm 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 PhilanthropyJaime 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 listOpen Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas.
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20162016-12-09Natalie Crispin GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Josh Rosenberg Rebecca Raible Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Lewis Bollard Chelsea Tabart Sarah Ward Chris Somerville Ajeya Cotra Chris Smith Isabel Arjmand A political campaign GiveWell top charities International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation UPMC Center for Health Security Donor lottery EA Giving Group GiveDirectly Center for Applied Rationality Malaria Consortium Animal Charity Evaluators Northwest Health Law Advocates StrongMinds Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative The Humane Society of the United States The Humane League Mercy For Animals Humane Society International Compassion in World Farming USA The Good Food Institute Citizens for Farm Animal Protection END Fund Causa Justa Planned Parenthood International Refugee Assistance Project Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2016. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell
The Open Philanthropy Project just announced our latest grant to WildAid in China2016-10-25Lewis Bollard Open PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy Green Monday World Animal Protection Brighter Green WildAid Broad donor strategyAnnouncement 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).
Initial Grants to Support Corporate Cage-free Reforms2016-03-31Lewis Bollard Open PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy The Humane League Mercy For Animals The Humane Society of the United States Broad donor strategyWritten 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 Broad donor strategyLewis 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 PhilanthropyChloe 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 listOpen Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas. The post was originally published to the GiveWell blog.
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20152015-12-09Elie Hassenfeld GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Holden Karnofsky Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger Timothy Telleen-Lawton Sean Conley Josh Rosenberg Jake Marcus Rebecca Raible Milan Griffes Helen Toner Sophie Monahan Laura Muñoz Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Claire Zabel Nicole Ross Lewis Bollard GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveWell GiveDirectly Wikimedia Foundation Center for Global Development Martha’s Table Country Dance and Song Society Northwest Health Law Advocates Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Charity Evaluators Raising for Effective Giving Humane Society of te United States Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project staff describe their annual donation plans for 2015. Some of these are tentative and get superseded by further events. Also, not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (227 donations)

DonorDoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLNotes
Open PhilanthropyWild Animal Initiative3,500,000.002021-06Animal welfare/wild animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/wild-animal-initiative-animal-welfare-research Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "[grant] to support research on animal welfare. This funding is intended to support academic projects relevant to the field of welfare biology."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "WAI, recently named an Animal Charity Evaluators Top Charity, has previously recommended to us a number of giving opportunities, including to the University of Missouri and the University of Glasgow." https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/university-of-missouri-animal-welfare-research and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/university-of-glasgow-animal-welfare-research are the linked grants.

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
Open PhilanthropyCompassion in World Farming USA550,000.002021-04Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-general-support-2021 Donation process: This is a followup grant to the grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support-2018 (March 2018).

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant "for general support. CIWF intends to use this funding to continue to seek implementation of existing cage-free reforms, pursue its meat reduction strategy and priorities, and to secure new corporate broiler welfare reforms."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is made right around the expiration of the previous three-year grant, so the timing is likely determined by that expiration.

Other notes: Affected countries: United States.
Open PhilanthropyRethink Priorities315,500.002021-03Animal welfare/moral patienthood/researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rethink-priorities-moral-patienthood-moral-weight-research Donation process: The donation process is not explicitly described, but hints are provided. One of the grant investigators is Luke Muehlhauser, who is not usually involved with animal welfare grants, but had previously produced a report https://www.openphilanthropy.org/2017-report-consciousness-and-moral-patienthood on consciousness and moral patienthood that the grant page links to.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support research related to moral patienthood and moral weight."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We believe the research outputs may help us compare future opportunities within farm animal welfare, prioritize across causes, and update our assumptions informing our worldview diversification work." It links to the blog post https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/worldview-diversification from 2016.

Other notes: This is a total across two grants. Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
Open PhilanthropyWageningen University & Research519,434.002021-03Animal welfare/factory farming/fish/wild-caught demersal fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/wageningen-university-wild-fish Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to develop and implement a humane stunning system for wild-caught demersal fish."

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 473,260.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 36.
Open PhilanthropyChanging Markets Foundation500,000.002021-02Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/changing-markets-foundation-fish-welfare Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support work on global investor engagement and on retailer and investor fish welfare campaigns in Spain, France, Austria, and Switzerland."

Other notes: Affected countries: Spain|France|Austria|Switzerland.
Open PhilanthropyCrustacean Compassion786,830.002021-02Animal welfare/factory farming/crustacean/decapod crustaceanhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/crustacean-compassion-general-support Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant "intended to support work to advance UK welfare reforms for decapod crustaceans, approximately 420 million of which are caught by UK vessels every year."

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 575,000.00 GBP (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: United Kingdom.
Open PhilanthropyPeople for Animals Uttarakhand85,000.002021-01Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/people-for-animals-uttarakhand-farm-animal-welfare Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support a movement-building fellowship for farm animal welfare advocates in India. The 10-month fellowship, run by People for Animals Uttarakhand and Humane Society International India, will train fellows and place them in animal welfare internships."

Other notes: Grant made via the Karuna Foundation. Intended funding timeframe in months: 10; affected countries: India.
Open PhilanthropyInstitute of Agrifood Research and Technology237,043.002021-01Animal welfare/factory farming/fish/sea bass/sea bream/researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/irta-fish-welfare-standards Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support the development of welfare certification standards for sea bass and sea bream farms in Spain. The standards will be adopted by Welfair(TM), Spain’s largest farm animal welfare certifier."

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 193,000.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Spain.
Open PhilanthropyUniversity of Glasgow109,552.002020-12Animal welfare/wild animal welfare/bird/researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/university-of-glasgow-animal-welfare-research Donation process: The grant page says: "The project was endorsed by the Wild Animal Initiative due to its potential to expand the field of welfare biology." This suggests that this endorsement was influential to the grantmaking process.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support research on animal welfare led by Davide Dominoni. This funding will support research on the effects of urbanization and artificial light on birds’ welfare."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "The project was endorsed by the Wild Animal Initiative due to its potential to expand the field of welfare biology." This suggests that this endorsement was influential to the grantmaking process.

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 81,000.00 GBP (conversion done via donor calculation).
Open PhilanthropyThe Humane League UK507,900.002020-12Animal wellfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/the-humane-league-uk-general-support Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

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

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "THL-UK has secured a number of broiler welfare and cage-free commitments from major UK and international restaurant chains and food service companies." The grant page also links to past support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-broiler-welfare-campaigns to The Humane League (not the UK branch).
Open PhilanthropyUniversity of Bern410,000.002020-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/layer chicken/cage-free/researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/university-of-bern-layer-hens Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 72.
Open PhilanthropyCompassion in World Farming1,228,407.002020-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-farm-animal-welfare-in-asia Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

Other notes: This is a total across two grants.
Open PhilanthropyGlobalG.A.P.90,554.002020-11Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/globalgap-fish-welfare-standards Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support the development of an animal welfare add-on module for its Aquaculture Standard, in collaboration with RSPCA Assured. GLOBALG.A.P. aims to promote more humane and sustainable aquaculture practices by setting certification standards for farmed fish." https://www.globalgap.org/uk_en/for-producers/globalg.a.p./integrated-farm-assurance-ifa/aquaculture/ is the link for the Aquaculture Standard.

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 75,600.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
Open PhilanthropyImpact Alliance40,000.002020-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/impact-alliance-cage-free-program Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

Other notes: Grant made via Textile Exchange.
Open PhilanthropyMaterial Innovation Initiative200,000.002020-11Animal welfare/animal fashion alternativeshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/material-innovation-initiative-plant-based-fashion-alternatives Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support work promoting plant-based alternatives to animal-based fashion. This funding is intended to enable MII to hire a Senior Material Scientist, who will promote alternatives to silk and fur by connecting fashion companies with promising alternatives, providing support to plant-based alternatives start-ups, and working with academic researchers."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
Open PhilanthropyL2141,642,046.002020-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/L214-broiler-chicken-campaigns-2020 Donation process: Based on the grant write-up, evaluation of L214's progress since the previous grant appears to have been part of the grantmaking process.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: This is a total across two grants. Affected countries: France.
Open PhilanthropyInternational Farm Animal Welfare Fellowship58,050.002020-11Animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/international-farm-animal-welfare-fellowship-farm-animal-welfare-fellowship-program Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support an international farm animal welfare fellowship program. The program aims to alleviate bottlenecks in the field of farm animal welfare by cultivating a network of talented individuals, exchanging knowledge and expertise, and linking participants to opportunities for future engagement."

Other notes: Grant made via The Pollination Project.
Open PhilanthropyAnimal Welfare Awareness, Research, and Education64,600.002020-10Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-welfare-awareness-research-and-education-farm-animal-welfare-work Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support its work researching potential farm animal welfare policy reforms in South Korea."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Approximately 460 million farm animals are alive in South Korea at any given time." This suggests that the scale of factory farming in South Korea is an influencing factor.

Other notes: Affected countries: South Korea.
Open PhilanthropyVegan Women Summit20,000.002020-10Animal welfare/meat alternatives/diversity, equity, and inclusionhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/vegan-women-summit-pitch-competition Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support a pitch competition for female founders in the plant- and cell-based space. The Vegan Women Summit aims to use the competition to support early-stage female founders, particularly women of color, by connecting them with investors and publicizing their startups."
Open PhilanthropyThe Humane League3,600,000.002020-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-open-wing-alliance-2020 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is made a few months before the timeframe for the previous grant to the Open Wing Alliance was scheduled to end; that might partly explain the timing.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24
Open PhilanthropyCatalyst350,000.002020-08Animal welfare/factory farming/pig/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/catalyst-farm-animal-welfare-in-thailand Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Thailand.
Open PhilanthropyRoyal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals500,000.002020-08Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rspca-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-asia-2020 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support its work to advance farm animal welfare in Asia. The RSPCA intends to use this funding to build institutional support for farm animal welfare, develop and implement welfare standards, and award scholarships to researchers studying topics related to farm animal welfare."

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 400,000.00 GBP (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 36.
Open PhilanthropyNew York University95,000.002020-07Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/nyu-work-on-fish-welfare-2020 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support research scientist Becca Franks’s work on fish welfare. These funds will support research on curiosity in fish, and will enable Professor Franks to help commission articles that promote state-of-the-art fish welfare research as guest editor of Frontiers in Veterinary Science."
Open PhilanthropyFoundation for Food and Agricultural Research444,000.002020-06Animal welfare/meat alternatives/plant-based meathttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-chickpea-and-corn-zein-research Donation process: The grant funds proposals received in response to the request for proposals from FFAR co-funded by an April 2020 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-farm-animal-welfare-research-2020 from Open Phil. Also worth noting: one of the grant investigators (Chris Somerville) is one of Open Phil's scientific advisors and he does not usually investigate animal welfare grants. Moreover, one portion of the grant is matched with a grant from the scientific researcch program.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support protein optimization in chickpeas, led by NuCicer, and research into improving corn zein’s functionality for plant-based meat, led by Professor Bruce Hamaker of Purdue University." The chickpea portion of this research represents a match of a similar grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/scientific-research/foundation-for-food-and-agriculture-research-plant-protein-optimization-research from the scientific research program.

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is likely determined by the specifics of the proposals submitted.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant funds proposals submitted in response to a request for proposals co-funded two months ago. The timing of the grant is likely determined by the timing of the original request for proposals.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36
Open PhilanthropyCompassion in World Farming USA78,750.002020-04Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-global-eggtrack-program Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support the global expansion of its EggTrack program. This funding will support CIWF USA’s work tracking and reporting on multinational companies’ progress implementing cage-free egg commitments."
Open PhilanthropyFoundation for Food and Agricultural Research500,000.002020-04Animal welfare/meat alternatives/plant-based meathttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-farm-animal-welfare-research-2020 Donation process: Nothing specific is stated on the grant page, but the outcommes of two past similar grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-farm-animal-welfare-research was made in April 2017 and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-egg-tech-challenge in December 2018 likely informed this grant.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to "co-fund a request for proposals for research on optimizing plant protein for use in plant-based meat. The resulting research could eventually improve the quality and lower the costs of plant-based meat."

Donor retrospective of the donation: A grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-chickpea-and-corn-zein-research made two months later (for proposals submitted as a result of this request for proposals) suggests continued endorsement by Open Phil of the reasoning behind the grant.
Open PhilanthropyRoyal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals425,000.002020-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rspca-broiler-chicken-welfare-outreach Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 329,000.00 GBP (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: United Kingdom.
Open PhilanthropyAnimal Equality1,901,000.002020-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-cage-free-and-broiler-welfare Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: This is a total of four grants (presumably one grant per country). Affected countries: Germany|Italy|Spain|United Kingdom.
Open PhilanthropyRethink Priorities910,000.002020-01Animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rethink-priorities-farm-animal-welfare-research-2020 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support farm animal research. This funding is intended to help Rethink Priorities continue to produce research on potential and existing interventions, including analyzing public support for various types of reform and producing survey results that inform future farm animal welfare policy proposals."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We believe more high-quality research in this area would help us and other farm animal welfare funders compare future opportunities."

Donor retrospective of the donation: A later grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rethink-priorities-moral-patienthood-moral-weight-research from Open Phil to Rethink Priorities suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee, though the intended use of funds of the later grant is quite different.

Other notes: This is a total across two grants. Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
Open PhilanthropyVegan Women Summit5,000.002020-01Animal welfare/diversity, equity, and inclusionhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/vegan-women-summit-general-support Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant for the summit to be held in San Francisco in February 2020. "The summit aims to empower vegan women, particularly women of color, and inspire them to be leaders of the plant-based movement. A portion of the summit’s proceeds will benefit Mercy for Animals."

Donor retrospective of the donation: Another grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/vegan-women-summit-pitch-competition from Open Phil to Vegan Women Summit later in the year suggests continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 1.
Open PhilanthropyAnimal Charity Evaluators650,000.002020-01Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-charity-evaluators-general-support-2020 Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "ACE seeks to build a more effective farm animal welfare movement by identifying the most effective animal welfare charities and recommending them to donors."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our farm animal welfare team believes ACE’s top charities are consistently effective, and finds value in pushing farm animal welfare organizations to focus on effectiveness and impact."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): No specific reason for the amount is provided. The amount is almost double the previous 2-year grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-charity-evaluators-general-support made in April 2017; the increase might reflect increased budget of the donee or greater confidence in it from Open Phil.

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

Other notes: This is a total across two grants.
Open PhilanthropyWorld Animal Protection400,000.002020-01Animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-protection-farm-animal-welfare-southeast-asia Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support re-granting to farm animal groups in Southeast Asia."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our farm animal welfare team believes this is a way to support movement-building in countries with many farmed animals but relatively fewer organizations dedicated to farmed animal welfare."
Open PhilanthropyGlobal Animal Partnership1,000,000.002019-12Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-farm-animal-welfare-activities-2019 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
Open PhilanthropyRoyal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals36,957.002019-10Animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/royal-society-prevention-cruelty-animals-organizational-development Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant "for organizational development."

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 30,000.00 GBP (conversion done via donor calculation).
Open PhilanthropyGlobal Food Partners3,500,000.002019-09Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-food-partners-general-support Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "Global Food Partners is a new organization, led by Elissa Lane, N.G. Jayasimha, and Sabina Garcia, that plans to focus primarily on helping companies implement animal welfare commitments in Asia. [...] Global Food Partners also plans to eventually use a portion of these funds to support work with companies seeking new pledges.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our farm animal welfare team believes this work [helping companies implement animal welfare commitments in Asia] will help ensure that corporate pledges are fulfilled.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This is a founding grant, so timing likely determined by timing of the creation of the organization
Intended funding timeframe in months: 36

Other notes: Announced: 2019-09-05.
Open PhilanthropyCompassion in World Farming2,169,429.002019-09Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-fish-welfare-and-efforts-to-end-cages Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support work on fish welfare and efforts to end the use of cages and crates for all farmed animal species in the UK and Europe. These funds will support staffing needs, marketing, social media, advocacy work, investigations, and technical and operational costs."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grant amount is £1,759,701 ($2,169,429 at the time of conversion).

Other notes: This is a total across two grants. Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: United Kingdom.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundRethink Priorities100,000.002019-08-23Animal welfare/wild-animal suffering/cause prioritizationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/6RriulfZ0A4OB6BpirdYe8 Donation process: Part of the July 2019 grant round disbursing $440,000

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "With this additional funding, they plan to research and publish on (i) ballot initiatives as an approach to help animals in the USA, (ii) finding concrete interventions in policy and invertebrate welfare with room for more funding, and (iii) wild animal welfare interventions and refining their wild animal welfare agenda."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Rethink Priorities has received grants from the Animal Welfare Fund in the last three grant rounds, and has used the funding to produce work on corporate outreach and invertebrate suffering. The grant page says: "Our decision was mainly informed by our reasoning that (a) research is relevant to funders in evaluating grant opportunities, and to organizations in prioritizing which interventions to engage in, (b) funding for animal research has grown greatly in more recent years but still makes up a relatively small % of overall animal funding, and (c) Rethink Priorities has a track record in providing high-quality research on neglected causes."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): No specific reasons for amount given, but the amount is similar to amounts given in the last three grant rounds of $85,000, $75,000, and $80,000 respectively
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 22.73%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round; Rethink Priorities has received grants from the Animal Welfare Fund in each of the three previous grant rounds
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundHong Kong Veg Society10,000.002019-08-23Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/6RriulfZ0A4OB6BpirdYe8 Donation process: Part of the July 2019 grant round disbursing $440,000

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "Veg outreach in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Veg Society works on a variety of programs, including their student ambassador program, online vegan challenge, and work to ensure that restaurants offer veg options."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Grant page offers these reasons: (1) Possibly the highest rate of meat and seafood consumption worldwide. (2) Potential as a gateway into China, which may be the most important country in the wold for farmed animals. (3) Local philanthropy in Hong Kong is focused elsewhere, so there is a budget gap that the Animal Welfare Fund can fill

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): No reason given for precise amount, but the grant page says: "With local philanthropic spending within Hong Kong focused elsewhere, there’s a gap in the Hong Kong Veg Society’s budget to which we are happy to contribute." The amount is likely determined based on the budget gap
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 2.27%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round

Other notes: Affected countries: Hong Kong.
Open PhilanthropyWorld Animal Protection557,466.002019-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-protection-broiler-chicken-welfare-august-2019 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24.
Open PhilanthropyMercy For Animals6,638,000.002019-07Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-campaigns-2019 Donation process: This larger grant appears to have been under consideration at the time of https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-us-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaigns (May 2018) that said: "We expect to evaluate the merits of a longer renewal of our support to MFA closer to the end of 2018."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Affected countries: United States|Canada|Brazil|Mexico.
Open PhilanthropyFAI Farms426,000.002019-04Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/fai-farms-tilapia-welfare Donation process: The grant page says: "This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While we do not typically publish pages for contractor agreements, we chose to write about this funding because we view it as conceptually similar to an ordinary grant, despite its structure as a contract due to the recipient’s organizational form."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to develop welfare measures, best practice guidelines, and training materials to improve the welfare of farmed tilapia. FAI plans to research optimal stocking density, humane transport and slaughter methods, ways to minimize handling stress, and alternatives to mouth clipping of territorial male tilapia"

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; announced: 2019-06-07.
Open PhilanthropyFAI Farms107,200.002019-04Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/fai-farms-cage-free-eggs-china Donation process: Discretionary grant made via the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. The grant page says: "This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While we do not typically publish pages for contractor agreements, we chose to write about this funding because we view it as conceptually similar to an ordinary grant, despite its structure as a contract due to the recipient’s organizational form."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

Other notes: Affected countries: China; announced: 2019-06-07.
Open PhilanthropyAnima367,222.002019-04Animal welfare/factory farming/movement growthhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/anima-movement-building Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: According to the grant page, the grant is "to support a new project focused on building the farm animal welfare movement globally. The project will be run by Andrzej Pazgan and Laura Gough, will be initially housed at Anima International, and will launch with a focus on Eastern Europe. Early success there could lead to expansion to to Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and/or Africa."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our farm animal welfare team believes large portions of the world still have little organized farm animal welfare advocacy, and that the only support capacity that does exist in some regions is in the form of corporate cage-free advocacy, which may not be a good fit for all countries and activists. This project, by identifying promising groups, training them, coordinating them around campaigns, and funding them, could eventually increase farm animal welfare capacity globally."

Other notes: The grant is denominated in euros; it is €325,494 ($367,222.33 at the time of conversion). Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; announced: 2019-07-18.
Open PhilanthropyWorld Animal Protection781,498.002019-04Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-protection-se-asia-broiler Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: Thailand|Indonesia; announced: 2019-06-26.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundRethink Priorities80,000.002019-03-06Animal welfare/cause prioritizationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/7ysr1iPZTjf4fBAPfP3xuB Donation process: Part of the March 2019 grant round disbursing $445,000

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says that the research agenda "includes projects on the impact of ballot initiatives and corporate campaigns, as well as research into improving wild animal welfare."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "While they have a limited track record in animal advocacy research as an organization, we are taking a bet on their team and strategy. Led by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis, they are now a team of 10 researchers, incorporating a broad range of experience including research into animal advocacy issues."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Amount similar to the amounts of previous grants: https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2uyvubn8KUCoqOQS6A4ayW ($75,000) and https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E ($85,000)
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 17.98%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round. Rethink Priorities received a similar grant in the previous two grant rounds, so the grantee was likely considered for a followup grant

Donor retrospective of the donation: The grantee would receive a followup grant in the next grant round (July 2019)
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundThe Humane League100,000.002019-03-06Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/7ysr1iPZTjf4fBAPfP3xuB Donation process: Part of the March 2019 grant round disbursing $445,000

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "We are providing funding for THL UK’s continued development of corporate campaign work globally, through two positions focused on coordinating members of the Open Wing Alliance. [...] THL UK is aiming to use these positions to ensure follow-through on all cage-free commitments that are scheduled to come into effect in 2020."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "The UK is an important location for these roles, as most OWA members are based in Europe, and the timezone allows for improved coordination between USA, Europe, and East Asia. [...] We think [ensuring follow-though on cage-free commitments] is a particularly important aspect of corporate campaigning, and may be crucial to get right early on."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Amount likely determined by the cost of the two positions in the UK. It is not clear how many months the two positions are being paid forr
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 22.47%

Other notes: Affected countries: United Kingdom.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundSinergia Animal85,000.002019-03-06Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/7ysr1iPZTjf4fBAPfP3xuB Sinergia Animal is a new organization founded in Brazil in October 2017 and operating in four Latin American countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina). They plan to expand their work into Asia in 2019. The group works exclusively to reduce farmed animal suffering and to decrease the consumption of animal products by learning from the successes of corporate campaigns in the US. By applying these strategies in countries with relatively young animal advocacy movements, the marginal impact of such additional work may be relatively high. Sinergia Animal has a significant reported funding gap for 2019 and this grant will help them to expand their team and to start their work in Asia. Affected countries: Brazil|Chile|Colombia|Argentina; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundWild Animal Initiative50,000.002019-03-06Animal welfare/wild-animal sufferinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/7ysr1iPZTjf4fBAPfP3xuB Grant for research on tractable interventions to help wild animals. Two recipients of previous grants from the Animal Welfare Fund — Wild-Animal Suffering Research and Utility Farm — have recently merged to form a new group: Wild Animal Initiative. Under the direction of Abraham Rowe, Wild Animal Initiative will focus on research prioritization, academic outreach, and research on potential near-term interventions. Over the next year, they plan to expand their research and communications staff. They are also looking into funding early-career academics to do research that is aligned with their goals. Donors think that wild animal suffering is a relatively large-scale and neglected problem, so they are happy to support one of the few organizations currently working in that space. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundFaunalytics50,000.002019-03-06Animal welfare/wild-animal sufferinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/7ysr1iPZTjf4fBAPfP3xuB Grant to complete existing studies on effective animal advocacy research and potentially hire a new researcher. Faunalytics works to connect animal advocates with information. This mostly involves creating independent research, working directly with client organizations on various research projects, and providing resources for individual advocates through the content library they host on their website. Grantee reports a significant funding gap for 2019. Their base budget for 2019 includes funding to complete existing studies on corporate commitments to cage-free eggs, social norms for vegan/vegetarian advocacy, and effective labelling for plant-based foods, as well as "meta" topics like increasing donations to animals and supporting lapsed advocates. Beyond this, Faunalytics would use any additional resources to increase their research capacity with 1-2 new staff members, allowing them to complete up to four additional studies in 2019. These studies will focus on supporting new vegans/vegetarians/reducetarians, more work on corporate commitments to farmed animal welfare, and tentatively attitudes toward farmed animals in China or Brazil. Affected countries: China|Brazil; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundCharles He40,000.002019-03-06Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/7ysr1iPZTjf4fBAPfP3xuB Charles He, an economist and AI scientist, has created a prototype algorithm that identifies the exact location and number of animals in each Iowa egg farm based on Google Earth data. He now wants to verify the algorithm is over 90% accurate, create an online version of the Map, and share the data and code for use by others. Donor considers this a high-risk project with high upside potential. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAnima International40,000.002019-03-06Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/7ysr1iPZTjf4fBAPfP3xuB Anima International is a new organization formed in 2018 through the merging of existing animal rights organizations including Otwarte Klatki, that donor has a high opinion of. Donor thinks Eastern Europe is currently a particularly promising location for animal advocacy work, since its animal agriculture industry is relatively large and its animal advocacy movement is relatively small. Affected countries: United Kingdom|Denmark|Norway|Poland|Ukraine|Lithuania|Estonia|Belarus|Russia; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Open PhilanthropyRethink Priorities200,000.002019-03Animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rethink-priorities-farm-animal-welfare-research Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "This funding is intended to help Rethink Priorities produce research on potential and existing interventions like evaluating the efficacy of corporate campaigns and analyzing public support for various types of reform."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We believe more high-quality research in this area would help us and other farm animal welfare funders compare future opportunities."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rethink-priorities-farm-animal-welfare-research-2020 and the continued endorsement on the grant page suggests that Open Phil would be satisfied with the success of the grant.

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; announced: 2019-07-18.
Open PhilanthropyHumane Slaughter Association570,402.002019-03Animal welfare/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-slaughter-association-wild-caught-fish Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support research on ways to improve the welfare of wild-caught fish. This will allow HSA to seek proposals for a peer-reviewed and published systematic review of current fish slaughter practices, potential changes to the catching process to minimize suffering, and new stunning methods that could be more humane than current practices, economically viable for wide adoption, and feasible for on-ship use."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Grant follows a similar June 2017 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-slaughter-association-fish-welfare that was also focused on fish

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Grant of £1,999,137 ($2,528,678 at time of conversion)

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; announced: 2019-06-26.
Open PhilanthropyThe Humane League1,565,000.002019-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-open-wing-alliance-2019 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

Other notes: Announced: 2019-04-26.
Open PhilanthropyNew York University125,840.002019-03Animal welfare/factory farming/fish/researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/nyu-becca-frank-fish-animal-welfare Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: According to the grant page, the grant is "to support research scientist Becca Franks’ work on fish welfare. These funds will support projects including systematic reviews of the literature on aquaculture (farmed fish) welfare and general fish welfare, as well as research on curiosity, play, and positive emotions in fish."

Donor retrospective of the donation: A followup donation https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/nyu-work-on-fish-welfare-2020 for similar purposes in July 2020 sugggests Open Phil's continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Announced: 2019-07-18.
Open PhilanthropyCompassion in World Farming1,891,890.002019-03Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-china-2019 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grantee plans to use these funds to continue working with Chinese producers, food companies, and industry to raise farm animal welfare standards.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our farm animal welfare team believes Compassion’s China team has collaborated productively with industry, and benefits from dedicated senior leadership."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Grant of £1,430,000 ($1,891,890 at time of conversion)

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Likely determined by the end of the previous two-year grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china made February 2017
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Other notes: Affected countries: China; announced: 2019-06-26.
Open PhilanthropyWe Animals240,000.002019-02Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/we-animals-farm-animal-welfare Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: According to the grant page, the grant is "to continue documenting the lives and experiences of farm animals. We Animals works with filmmakers, writers, and photographers to produce open-source media content that advocates and others can deploy in their campaigns. We Animals also intends to use some of the funds to support the Unbound Project, which recognizes and celebrates women at the forefront of animal advocacy."

Other notes: Announced: 2019-07-18.
Open PhilanthropyJeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education368,188.002019-02Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/jeanne-marchig-centre-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china-2019 Grant of £277,000 ($368,188.40 at time of conversion) over two years to the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education at the University of Edinburgh to support its work to improve farm animal welfare in China. The Centre plans to use these funds to continue hosting workshops for Chinese pig and poultry producers and to fund a promising Chinese farm animal welfare PhD to study at Edinburgh. Follows the March 2017 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/jeanne-marchig-centre-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china. Affected countries: China; announced: 2019-04-02.
Open PhilanthropyWorld Animal Protection1,200,000.002019-02Animal welfare/factory farming/pighttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-protection-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china-2019 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support work to advance farm animal welfare in China. World Animal Protection is supporting model pig farms to demonstrate higher welfare to large pig producers, and has secured China’s first corporate crate-free pledges for pigs." "WAP plans to use these funds to continue engaging with Chinese pig producers and supermarkets, and expand outreach to large-scale chicken producers and retailers."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: 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).

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): No explicit amount-related reasons are provided, but this amount is over double the amount ($544,607) of the previous grant related to factory farming in China.

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: China; announced: 2019-06-22.
Open PhilanthropyFarm Forward166,000.002019-01Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/farm-forward-exit-grant Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to continue to seek commitments from universities, hospitals, and companies to source certified higher-welfare animal products. This is an exit grant, so will not be renewed; the purpose of the grant is therefore also to give the grantee enough time to find alternate funding sources

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is a renewal grant and its timing is determined by the end of the timeframe for the previous grant

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: There will be no next donation; this is an exit grant

Other notes: Affected countries: United States; announced: 2019-05-18.
Open PhilanthropyUniversity of California, Berkeley131,579.002019-01Animal welfare/factory farming/meat alternativeshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/uc-berkeley-alternate-meats-lab Discretionary grant to support the Alternative Meats Lab, housed at The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. The lab is the outgrowth of a class on developing animal product alternatives. This grant may help spur new startups developing alternatives to animal products, and could help build the talent pipeline for existing startups working in this space. Announced: 2019-02-22.
Open PhilanthropyThe Humane League750,000.002019-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-broiler-welfare-campaigns Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

Donor reason for selecting the donee: Open Phil considers broiler chicken welfare a high-impact cause: "Broiler chickens are the most numerous land farm animals, with more than a billion alive at any time and approximately 9 billion slaughtered annually in the U.S. alone. Their welfare is impacted by genetics, overcrowding, inhumane slaughter, and environmental factors like chronic sleep deprivation due to lighting schedules optimized for growth." Part of a strategy focus on broiler chicken welfare in late 2016, though no overarching document on this has been posted. See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/search/?query=broiler%20chicken The Humane League is selected for reasons outlined in earlier grants, such as the August 2018 general support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support-2018

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

Other notes: Announced: 2019-04-30.
Open PhilanthropyMercy For Animals261,000.002019-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-broiler-welfare-campaigns Donation process: This seems like a followup grant to https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-us-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaigns and is likely informed by considerations affecting that and earlier grants, and also by the progress since then.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of broiler chickens. [...] Their welfare is impacted by genetics, overcrowding, inhumane slaughter, and environmental factors like chronic sleep deprivation due to lighting schedules optimized for growth. Broiler welfare campaigns seek to address these causes of suffering."
Open PhilanthropyCompassion Over Killing250,000.002019-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-exit-grant-2019 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Announced: 2019-05-07.
Open PhilanthropyRoyal Veterinary College130,850.002019-01Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/royal-vet-college-halal Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to investigate a more humane method of halal poultry slaughter." "Controlled atmosphere slaughter techniques, which are among the most commonly used stunning systems, are not currently approved by halal authorities. Royal Veterinary College intends to use these funds to investigate a new method of stunning that would both be approved by halal authorities and allow chickens to be individually stunned."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says the grant would "potentially [reduce] suffering for more than 100 million chickens slaughtered in halal facilities in Europe each year."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Grant is for £100,000 ($130,850 at the time of conversion).

Other notes: Announced: 2019-05-23.
Open PhilanthropyPrinceton University170,000.002019-01Animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/princeton-university-guo-peng Donation process: Discretionary grant, structured as a gift

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support the work of Shandong University Professor Guo Peng, a leading animal protection scholar in China, in collaboration with Professor Peter Singer of Princeton University. This award will support the translation of books on animal ethics and farm animal welfare issues into Mandarin Chinese."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says the project "could bolster animal ethics in Chinese universities, foster more attention on these issues, and eventually influence policy discussions."

Other notes: Affected countries: China; announced: 2019-05-23.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundRethink Priorities75,000.002018-12-30Animal welfare/cause prioritizationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2uyvubn8KUCoqOQS6A4ayW Donation process: Part of the December 2018 grant round disbursing $341,000. Specifically, this is part of the set of grants made in the "EAA research" category in the grant round, which totals $125,000

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "For example, they plan to vet claims about the efficacy of corporate campaigns and assess plausibly impactful work on wild animal welfare. They have recently scaled up, hiring several new researchers, and they are in need of funding to support specific research projects as well as their general operations."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "we are taking a bet on their team and strategy. Many of their researchers have significant experience in other fields, and we believe they can bring a fresh and critical eye to new animal advocacy interventions."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Amount similar to the amount of the previous grant https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E ($85,000)
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 21.99%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round. Rethink Priorities received a similar grant in the previous grant round, so the grantee was likely considered for a followup grant

Donor retrospective of the donation: The Animal Welfare Fund would make grants to Rethink Priorities in both the next two rounds
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundCharity Entrepreneurship75,000.002018-12-30Animal welfare/charity incubationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2uyvubn8KUCoqOQS6A4ayW Grant to support the incubation of promising new animal welfare charities. In 2019, the Charity Entrepreneurship incubation program will be focused on the broad cause area of animal welfare. They aim to connect talented individuals with high-impact charity opportunities, and provide them with the means to fulfill these opportunities. Currently, they are funded to award ~3 grants of ~$50k. They are able to give out up to $500k (5 $100k grants) in the best case but forecast giving out $300k on more realistic timelines. They claim that larger seed grants will increase the number of applicants and will also provide them with a more preferable level of stability, allowing them to focus more heavily on long-term impact and prioritise planning over fundraising. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundEncompass50,000.002018-12-30Animal welfarehttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2uyvubn8KUCoqOQS6A4ayW Grant to build a more racially inclusive, equitable, and diverse farmed animal movement. Encompass is working to make the US farmed animal advocacy movement more reflective of the diversity of the United States, and inclusive and welcoming to everyone. Encompass is seeking funding to hire their first staff member in 2019 in order to build their mentorship program and other movement-building trainings and events. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundFaunalytics20,000.002018-12-30Animal welfare/survey researchhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2uyvubn8KUCoqOQS6A4ayW Grant for effective animal advocacy research. Faunalytics conducts original research on a broad range of topics related to effective animal advocacy. They use their research to support other animal charities by connecting them with information. Faunalytics conducts independent research like impact evaluations, opinion polls, surveys, and focus groups. They also work with client organizations on various research projects and they provide resources for individual advocates through the content library they host on their website. Faunalytics has published some important work, like their study on veg recidivism, and they have several promising projects in their pipeline. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundUtility Farm20,000.002018-12-30Animal welfare/wild animal welfarehttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2uyvubn8KUCoqOQS6A4ayW Grant for researching tractable interventions to improve wild animal welfare. Utility Farm is a research organization that takes a practical approach, prioritizing the research of potentially tractable interventions. For example, they published a report on humane insecticides and they are currently research interventions to reduce the suffering of birds and small mammals caused by feral and free-ranging cats. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundNew York University10,000.002018-12-30Animal welfarehttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2uyvubn8KUCoqOQS6A4ayW Grant for incentivising academic work to end factory farming. $10,000 has been recommended for an NYU academic award(s) for student or early career work related to ending factory farming. The NYU faculty committee will take a wide approach to candidate and project eligibility for the award(s) (i.e. not restricting the award to M.A / M.S students or any particular academic field). This grant aims to expand the academic community working in this neglected space and increase the quality of the work produced. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAndrzej Skowron30,000.002018-12-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2uyvubn8KUCoqOQS6A4ayW Grant for undercover investigations and factory farm photography in Poland. Skowron, an employee of Otwarte Klatki, takes powerful photos of factory farms. The funds are to help him buy a new car and possibly hire a part time assistant to take care of publicity and research, so he can spend more time taking photos. Affected countries: Poland; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundOne Planet20,000.002018-12-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2uyvubn8KUCoqOQS6A4ayW Grant for movement building and anti-fur advocacy in Ukraine. Ukraine has 220M land farm animals and perhaps 45M more farmed fish, but very little organized factory farming advocacy. Although the group is focused on fur, which the donors consider a lower-impact form of advocacy, they consider it important to help grow the nascent animal welfare movement in Ukraine. Affected countries: Ukraine; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundCarmen Tong20,000.002018-12-30Animal welfare/diet changehttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2uyvubn8KUCoqOQS6A4ayW Grant for institutional meat reduction outreach. Carmen Tong, a professor at Hong Kong University, is working with Mercy For Animals to promote meat-free Mondays in local schools. The grant is to boost animal welfare advocacy in Hong Kong, which is significant due to its connection with China, which has the world's highest meat consumption. Affected countries: Hong Kong; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundModern Agriculture Foundation20,000.002018-12-30Animal welfare/meat alternativeshttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2uyvubn8KUCoqOQS6A4ayW Grant for promoting clean and plant-based meats in Israel. The foundation is similar to The Good Food Institute, but has a much more limited track record. The grant is being viewed as a trial grant. Affected countries: Israel; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundCellAG UK1,000.002018-12-30Animal welfare/meat alternativeshttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2uyvubn8KUCoqOQS6A4ayW Grant for coordinating and connecting individuals working or interested in cellular agriculture in the UK. CellAG UK is a new and small organisation who hope to help people connect with established organisations, promising individuals, and upcoming opportunities in the cellular agriculture and clean meat space in the UK. This grant will support the organisation’s events in 2019: CellAG UK currently expect to organise roughly 3-4 higher profile speaker events, alongside some more intimate networking and discussion groups for those interested in cellular agriculture. Affected countries: United Kingdom; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Open PhilanthropyFoundation for Food and Agricultural Research3,000,000.002018-12Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/chick cullinghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-egg-tech-challenge Donation process: Nothing specific is stated on the grant page, but a similar grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/foundation-food-and-agriculture-research-farm-animal-welfare-research was made in April 2017 so the progress with that grant likely informed this grant.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support research into, and a prize for, developing a technology that can sex select male chicks at scale in ovo, eliminating the need for chick culling. This funding includes approximately $2,000,000 for FFAR to support research teams to compete for the prize, and approximately $1,000,000 for the prize itself, which will be awarded only if certain conditions are met."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Lewis Bollard, our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, believes this technology will end the acute suffering at death of ~6.5 billion chicks per year and will spare ~29 million hens per year from factory farming entirely because the aborted eggs will replace their output in the market."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grant page gives this breakdown of funding: "This funding includes approximately $2,000,000 for FFAR to support research teams to compete for the prize, and approximately $1,000,000 for the prize itself, which will be awarded only if certain conditions are met."

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

Other notes: Announced: 2019-03-20.
Open PhilanthropyGlobal Animal Partnership500,000.002018-11Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-farm-animal-welfare-activities Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

Other notes: Announced: 2018-12-11.
Open PhilanthropyUniversity of British Columbia50,186.002018-11Animal welfare/factory farming/pig/talent pipelinehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/university-of-british-columbia-research-pig-welfare-china Discretionary grant to enable animal welfare science student Maria Chen to produce a Masters thesis on pig welfare in China. Her planned research could identify reform opportunities on mid-sized pig farms. Grant is devoted to building a talent pipeline for farm animal welfare research in China. Affected countries: China; announced: 2018-12-12.
Open PhilanthropyChinese Animal Welfare Institute1,489,201.002018-11Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-welfare-standards-project-chinese-animal-welfare-institute Grant of $2,064,034 AUD (approximately $1,489,201 US at the time of conversion; this amount may be adjusted based on future exchange rates) over three years to the Animal Welfare Standards Project (AWSP) to create an animal welfare-focused institute, to be called the Sino-Australian Animal Welfare Centre, within China. Specifically, AWSP intends to use these funds to open a central hub in Beijing, in liaison with the China Agricultural University, to focus on attitudes, motivations, engagement, and outreach on animal welfare. AWSP will be collaborating with other institutes around China to build animal welfare capacities across the region and hopes these institutes will help develop Chinese animal welfare subject matter experts. The grant renews https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-welfare-standards-project-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china (December 2016 support); general discussion of the thinking behind these grants is at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/grants-support-farm-animal-welfare-work-china. Affected countries: China; announced: 2018-12-15.
Open PhilanthropyUniversity of Bern150,000.002018-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/university-of-bern-higher-welfare-cage-free-systems Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

Other notes: Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-12-11.
Open PhilanthropyPrevent Cruelty California4,000,000.002018-10Animal welfare/factory farming/cage-freehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/prevent-cruelty-california-prop-12 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.
Open PhilanthropyOxford 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-workshop 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.
Open PhilanthropyFood Frontier100,000.002018-10Animal welfare/factory farming/meat alternativeshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/food-frontier-general-support Discretionary grant for general support. Grantee is an Australian organization promoting plant-based meat alternatives, and will explore opportunities for Australia and New Zealand to supply the Asia-Pacific region with alternative proteins. Affected countries: Australia|New Zealand; announced: 2018-11-27.
Open PhilanthropyUniversity of Edinburgh102,041.002018-10Animal welfare/talent pipelinehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/university-of-edinburgh-scholarship-program-in-applied-animal-behavior-and-animal-welfare Discretionary grant to provide scholarships for three African veterinarians or animal scientists to complete the Masters program in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare. The grant is devoted to building a talent pipeline for farm animal welfare research in Africa, which could account for a large number of new farm animals in the next 50 years. Announced: 2018-11-27.
Open PhilanthropyOtwarte Klatki10,350.002018-10Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/otwarte-klatki-care-conference-travel-grants Grant to make it possible for Eastern European farm animal advocates to attend the Conference on Animal Rights (CARE) in Europe in Prague in October. Follows previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/otwarte-klatki-chicken-welfare-campaigns-poland-ukraine to Otwarte Klatki. Announced: 2019-01-31.
Open PhilanthropyEurogroup For Animals990,000.002018-09Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-fish-welfare-2018 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.
Open PhilanthropyBetter Eating International12,690.002018-09Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/better-eating-international-organizational-development 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.
Open PhilanthropyGriffith University100,000.002018-08Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/griffith-university-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china-2018 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.
Open PhilanthropyPlant 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-sector 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.
Open PhilanthropyFórum 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-brazil 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.
Open PhilanthropyThe Humane League10,000,000.002018-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support-2018 Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant renews four previous grants: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns (US corporate cage-free), https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-international-cage-free-advocacy (international cage-free), and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support (general support), https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-open-wing-alliance-2017 (Open Wing Alliance). THL used previous funding to secure corporate cage-free and broiler welfare pledges that, if fully implemented, will benefit approximately 150 million hens and 50 million broiler chickens alive at any time. The new fundings helps THL continue current programs and strengthen infrastructure through initiatives like increasing staff salaries and benefits to be in line with industry standards.

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

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

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

Other notes: Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-28.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundRethink Priorities85,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/Cause prioritizationhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Donation process: Part of the June 2018 grant round disbursing $1,205,000. Specifically, this is part of the set of grants made in the "Research and EA movement building" category in the grant round, which totals $760,000

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis want to assess current and potential animal welfare interventions as part of their trial project to generate actionable new insights across EA causes. For example, they want to vet claims about the efficacy of corporate campaigns and assess plausibly impactful work on wild animal welfare." Budget is at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TYaIpc-E112CMOcFHzq9UQAdWKnsDK8QeZTS85sk1RU/edit

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "I think these projects are worthwhile, but this is more a bet on the people [Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis] and their method than on specific projects: I see value to two experienced EA researchers approaching existing and new animal welfare interventions with a fresh and critical eye."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Amount likely determined both by total funds available for granting and by budget submitted by grantee at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TYaIpc-E112CMOcFHzq9UQAdWKnsDK8QeZTS85sk1RU/edit#gid=0 This lists a main budget of $62,109 and an expansion budget of $101,309
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 7.05%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round, as well as the fact that the Rethink Priorities project is just getting started

Donor retrospective of the donation: The Animal Welfare Fund would make grants to Rethink Priorities in each of the next three grant rounds
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAnimal Charity Evaluators500,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Donation process: Part of the June 2018 grant round disbursing $1,205,000. Specifically, this is part of the set of grants made in the "Research and EA movement building" category in the grant round, which totals $760,000

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant to support ACE's operations. However, Bollard expects that ACE will hit its self-imposed limit of $1.25 million in funds raised, and will therefore redirect the excess funds to its top charities, which is also something Bollard is fine with

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "I think ACE: (1) serves a critical role in the farm animal movement in promoting EA values (transparency, use of data, constant reflection on what works), (2) has room for more funding and good plans for spending additional funds, and (3) will raise more funds for its recommended charities if it can wrap up fundraising for itself earlier in the year, which it will do once it hits its self-imposed cap of $1.25M to support ACE’s operations." Also: "And I see additional benefits to giving ACE greater financial security sooner and more influence over the distribution of funds in the movement."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grant page says: "This is an unusually large and conventional grant for the EA Fund. But the EA Fund raised over $2M last year — thank you for your generosity! — and I don’t want it to sit idle while I identify more small and unique funding opportunities."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 41.49%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundHong Kong Veg Society20,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Donation process: Part of the June 2018 grant round disbursing $1,205,000. More specifically, it is part of $305,000 granted within the "International grassroots groups" category

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant for "Veg outreach in Hong Kong"

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Hong Kong is a relatively small region to target (7.3M people) with few farm animals (1.7M land animals). But it has the world’s highest rate of meat and seafood consumption and, as part of China, offers an opening into the most important country in the world for the future of farm animal welfare. There are multiple groups working to promote veg eating and farm animal welfare in Hong Kong, and we plan to investigate them more thoroughly soon. In the meantime, this grant will help a group recommended by several people familiar with the Hong Kong scene to extend its grassroots activism."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: The grant page says: "There are multiple groups working to promote veg eating and farm animal welfare in Hong Kong, and we plan to investigate them more thoroughly soon." This suggests the possibility that, after investigation, the Animal Welfare Fund may grant more to Hong Kong Veg Society, or may stop granting to it, supporting other groups instead

Donor retrospective of the donation: The donor would make a followup $10,000 grant in July 2019 https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/6RriulfZ0A4OB6BpirdYe8 and offer similar reasoning for the followup grant

Other notes: Affected countries: Hong Kong; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAnimal Welfare Action Lab75,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farming/meat alternatives/surveyshttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Grant to support replication on a larger, more reliable platform two recent M-Turk surveys by Eva Vivalt and Bobbie MacDonald: https://osf.io/4dczh/ (impact of clean meat on ethical beliefs) and https://osf.io/ndtr2/ (how to overcome naturalistic resistance to clean meat). Bollard is excited because he thinks (a) we need more data on potential acceptance and impacts of clean meat, (b) the researchers have a track record of good research that follows best practices (e.g., pre-registration, open data), and (c) replication on different platforms is useful for assessing the robustness of findings. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAnimal Liberation Translation Fund50,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Grant to support translation of Animal Liberation by Peter Singer into other languages. Singer has offered to waive royalties for any publishers interested in translating, and is in talks with publishers interested in translating the work into Hindi, Ukrainian, Romanian, Georgian, and Swahili (Animal Liberation has already been translated into more common languages like Mandarin and Spanish). This fund will cover costs of translating the work whenever Peter approves its translation — the first $2K will pay to translate the work into Icelandic. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundCellular Agriculture Society50,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farming/meat alternativeshttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Grant to support building the field of academic research on clean meat. Bollard is impressed with the work of others like The Good Food Institute and New Harvest, but thinks there is scope for a variety of approaches. Despite some concerns, he is impressed with the team assembled by the Cellular Agriculture Society and thinks they deserve funding. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAnimal Ethics70,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/wild-animal sufferinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Grant proposed along with two other grants related to the wild animals space; the amount of the grant was chosen based on the estimated room for more funding. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundUtility Farm40,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/wild-animal sufferinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Grant proposed along with two other grants related to the wild animals space; the amount of the grant was chosen based on the estimated room for more funding. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundWild-Animal Suffering Research30,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/wild-animal sufferinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Grant proposed along with two other grants related to the wild animals space; the amount of the grant was chosen based on the estimated room for more funding. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundEssere Animali75,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken and pighttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Bollard is impressed with the publicity the grantee (an Italian membership group with fees of ~€270/year) has got for its investigations into the abuse of pigs for parma ham and octopus fishing. He is also impressed with the work of Animal Equality in Italy, but thinks multiple groups would be good given the scale of factory farming (~260 million land farm animals, and ~150 million farmed fish). These funds would allow Essere Animali to hire corporate campaigners on fish farming and gestation crates for a year, as well as supporting campaign costs. Essere Animali proposed three more roles it wanted funded, but Bollard did not want to overcommit; he thinks the Open Philanthropy Project, where he is the Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, may be interested in funding the organization if it does well. Affected countries: Italy; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundSociedade Vegetariana Brasileira60,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Bollard was recommended this organization, which was claimed to have played a role in Meatless Monday pledges that are claimed to have led to 47 million more vegetarian meanls served in 2017. The funding will cover some combination of expanding the institutional Meatless Monday campaigns and hiring a fundraiser; budget at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18H8SXLkfu7Loh2nk-i4gTXW0LyvySPdBKBajhVSmc9k/edit. Affected countries: Brazil; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundVegans of Shanghai50,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Eve Samyuktha Thyagarajan launched this group to promote veganism in China’s commercial capital. She says she has worked with 30+ restaurants to replace some non-vegan items with vegan items on their menus. Although unable to directly verify, Bollard has heard positive things about Eve. He sees value in suppporting all the promising activists he can find. The funds would pay for outreach expenses and Eve’s time (she currently self-funds from her full-time job). Affected countries: China; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundBangladesh Animal Welfare Society50,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Given the population of Bangladesh and the rising urban middle class, there is a huge absolute amount of, and rapid growth in, land farm animals (13th highest in world) and farmed fish (5th highest in the world). The animal welfare movement is quite nascent. Bollard is interested in funding it, in particular the Bangladesh Animal Welfare Society, which is shifting focus from street dog welfare to farmed animal welfare nad veg advocacy. Affected countries: Bangladesh; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundVege Project25,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E Haruko Kawano leads this effort to build a grassroots vegan advocacy movement in a country that has the world’s third-highest level of egg consumption and ninth-highest level of fish consumption per capita (though low meat consumption rates). Her group has created a VegeMap for Kyoto and is preparing one for Tokyo, has organized community events to showcase vegan food, and is trying to work with institutions and restaurants to increase vegan options. The funds would allow Haruko to hire her first paid employee to help her. Affected countries: Japan; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundObraz25,000.002018-07-31Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E This grassroots Czech group appears to have achieved significant traction in the last two years: successfully lobbying for a national ban on fur farming, securing national news coverage(link in Czech) for its investigations into battery cage operations, and securing cage-free pledges from major retailers. Its corporate campaigns and investigations are already funded, but it’s seeking funding to convert a volunteer organizer into a full-time organizer. The Czech Republic is not a high priority due to its size (11M people and 31M land farm animals alive at any time). Affected countries: Czech Republic; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Open PhilanthropyCharity Science265,000.002018-07Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/charity-science-development-of-new-animal-welfare-charities 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.
Open PhilanthropyCommonwealth Veterinary Association31,355.002018-06Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/commonwealth-veterinary-association-animal-welfare-workshop 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.
Open PhilanthropyAnimal Equality2,772,430.002018-06Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-corporate-animal-welfare-campaigns Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: This is a total of five grants (presumably one grant per country). Affected countries: United States|Brazil|Italy|Mexico|Spain; announced: 2018-07-11.
Open PhilanthropyCompassion in World Farming10,720.002018-06Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-organizational-development Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant for organizational development. Follows October 2017 support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/discretionary-grants

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Grant of £8,000 ($10,720 at the time of conversion)

Other notes: 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.
Open PhilanthropyMercy For Animals375,000.002018-05Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-us-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaigns Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-06-14.
Open PhilanthropyRoyal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals231,677.002018-05Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/researcchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rspca-broiler-breed-study Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 171,600.00 GBP (conversion done via donor calculation); affected countries: United Kingdom; announced: 2018-06-14.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundThe Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Bollard excited about expanding the farm animal advocacy movement in East Asia, and impressed by the group’s leader, Wu Hung, and heard positive things about the group from a number of people I trust. Grantee organization has made progress in securing labeling of eggs by method of production. Affected countries: Taiwan; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundProVeg International50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Despite having a lot of cash and growing quickly, Bollard believes grantee has room for funding. Funding would help with an initiative to enter China. Affected countries: China; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundSinergia Animal50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Small budget ($100K/year) outside of funding from the Open Wing Alliance and this grant. Not prioritizing Open Phil funding due to the small size of the grant. Affected countries: Argentina|Brazil|Chile|Colombia; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundFórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grant for corporate campaigns in Brazil. Affected countries: Brazil; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundDharma Voices for Animals50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grantee is a Buddhist animal advocacy group that engages religious leaders in promoting veganism. This grant would support its new project in Sri Lanka, where ~70% of people are Theravada Buddhists and the group seems to have impressive connections. Bollard hopes that if this project succeeds, it could be replicated in Thailand or Myanmar, where ~90% of the population is Theravada Buddhist. Affected countries: Sri Lanka; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAsociación Para el Rescate Y Bienestar Animal20,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grant for corporate campaigns in Peru. Grantee, though traditionally focused on non-farm animal work, recently participated in Open Wing Alliance training and is eager to launch corporate campaigns in Peru. It is constrained by a small budget (~$25K/year) and the grant is as large as Bollard thinks can usefully be absorbed. Affected countries: Peru; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAnimal Rights Center of Japan20,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grantee is the primary group working on factory farming in Japan. Grant amount is small because Bollard does not know much about the grantee. Affected countries: Japan; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAnimal Friends Jogja20,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grant made based on suggestion by Chetana Mirle, the former director of Humane Society International’s farm animal work. Grant amount is small because Bollard does not know much about the grantee. Affected countries: Indonesia; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAnimal Kingdom Foundation20,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grant made based on suggestion by Chetana Mirle, the former director of Humane Society International’s farm animal work. Grant amount is small because Bollard does not know much about the grantee. Affected countries: Philippines; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAnimal Nepal20,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grantee is the only group of its kind in its country, and Bollard has received two positive review. Grantee felt they could achieve a lot of $10K, but Bollard is taking a chance with $20K. Affected countries: Nepal; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundCoexistence of Animal Rights on Earth20,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Bollard wants grantee (CARE) to take advantage of the window of opportunity to push for animal welfare improvements, after http://koreabizwire.com/home-improvements-for-chickens-as-govt-pushes-for-better-factory-farming-standards/108738 -- recent announcements of animal welfare standards by the South Korean government. Affected countries: South Korea; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundSentient Media85,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grant for new farm animal-focused media group. This will support the formation of a new group with the goal “to create and sustain salience and urgency about animal suffering and its causes, especially factory farming,” through generating more earned media. Bollard believes in the promise, similar to the success of The Marshall Project and Inside Climate News. The group is founded by Mikko Jarvenpaa, who has previously worked with the media industry as CEO of two startups (Infogram, Vuact) and has skin in the game — he’s funding most of the initial work himself. This grant will enable Mikko to rapidly scale up this group and sustain it for nine months — enough to validate the concept. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundThe Intercept50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grant for video stories promoting awareness of factory farming. Grantee has recently produced some video series, such as https://theintercept.com/2018/03/02/consumers-are-revolting-against-animal-cruelty-so-the-poultry-industry-is-lobbying-for-laws-to-force-stores-to-sell-their-eggs/ and https://theintercept.com/2017/10/05/factory-farms-fbi-missing-piglets-animal-rights-glenn-greenwald/ Co-founder Glenn Greenwald seems committed. The funding is to produce three longer, deeply reported video stories on factory farming. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAnimal Welfare Media25,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grantee produces ideos to promote awareness of factory farming. Bollard is impressed by Animal Welfare Media’s low cost ($12K/video) and reach (its prior farm video videos seem to have generated 500K-3M views each across platforms based on my count). Given $12K would cover printing and distributing ~40K leaflets in the most efficient programs, the viral videos could be equally cost-effective even if they were >10X less effective per view (even assuming everyone who gets a leaflet is a “view”). This grant will enable Animal Welfare Media to produce two videos focused on factory farming, likely one for Faunalytics and one for a more advocacy-focused group. I view this as a test for potential greater funding of this in future. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundWild-Animal Suffering Research100,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/wild-animal sufferinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grant will provide continued support for the research of Persis Eskander, Ozy Brennan, and Georgia Ray into the subjective experiences of wild animals, and how we could improve them. Grant made for same reasons as outlined in previous writeup: https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOE. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundSentience Institute70,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grant for building the EA animal movement. Bollard is impressed with grantee for: (1) generating relevant empirical data, like its survey on US opinion on factory farming and its compilation of global factory farming stats, (2) producing relevant case studies for EA animal advocates, e.g. on the British anti-slavery movement and the adoption of nuclear power, and (3) publishing thought pieces to advance ideas within EA circles, like Jacy’s recent post on prioritizing moral circle expansion over AI alignment. This sum is intended to be enough for the Sentience Institute to support one researcher for a year, though it has total discretion in how to use these funds. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundEncompass50,000.002018-04-30Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/2ENqwtVsfWAw22eogwS4cG Grant for building a more racially inclusive, equitable, and diverse farm animal movement. Grant made due to clear room for more funding, and to support somebody Bollard thinks highly of: Aryenish Birdie. Viewed as an exploratory grant till Bollard learns more about the area. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Open PhilanthropyInternational 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-nations 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.
Open PhilanthropyChanging Tastes50,000.002018-04Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/changing-tastes-market-insights-business-engagement-fish-welfare 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.
Open PhilanthropyBrighter Green430,000.002018-03Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/brighter-green-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china-2018 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.
Open PhilanthropyWildAid500,000.002018-03Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/wildaid-reducing-meat-consumption-china-2018 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.
Open PhilanthropyAquaculture Stewardship Council13,813.002018-03Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/aquaculture-stewardship-council-organizational-development 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.
Open PhilanthropyACTAsia350,000.002018-03Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/act-asia-reduce-fur-demand-2018 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.
Open PhilanthropyCompassion in World Farming USA1,500,000.002018-03Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support-2018 Donation process: This is a followup grant to the first grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support made April 2016.

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grant "for general support. CIWF USA has been one of the major contributors to the success of corporate reforms for layer hens, and intends to use these funds to seek implementation of existing cage-free reforms and to secure new corporate broiler welfare reforms."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page does not go into reasons, but suggests that the reasons are similar to https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support#Case_for_the_grant (reasons for the first grant). Excerpt: "We see this grant as an opportunity to expand our support for organizations working to improve the living conditions of animals on U.S. factory farms beyond our early grants on cage-free corporate campaigns."

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 36; affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-04-25.
Open PhilanthropyFarm Forward165,691.002018-02Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/farm-forward-leadership-circle-2018 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to continue to seek commitments from universities, hospitals, and companies to source certified higher-welfare animal products. This continues the January 2017 support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/farm-forward-broiler-chicken-welfare-advocacy

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The grant is a renewal grant and its timing is determined by the end of the timeframe for the previous grant
Intended funding timeframe in months: 12

Donor retrospective of the donation: The exit grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/farm-forward-exit-grant made next year suggests that the results of the grant were not fully satisfactory

Other notes: Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-04-05.
Open PhilanthropyBetter Eating International67,110.002018-02Animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/better-eating-international-millenial-vegan-survey 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.
Open PhilanthropyCynthia Schuck & Wladimir Alonso96,130.002018-02Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/cynthia-schuck-wladimir-alonso-daly-project 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.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundThe Humane League10,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOE Donation process: Part of the November 2017 grant round disbursing $150,000

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page identifies two major activities of THL: "securing major corporate pledges to reduce the suffering of layer hens and broiler chickens" and "building a large grassroots movement for farm animals — especially through its international Open Wing Alliance"

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page mentions how Lewis Bollard, the fund manager, continues to be impressed by THL's performance in both areas where he expects the funds to be used

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grant page says: "I’m not recommending more funding primarily because I expect Open Phil and other funders to fill most of what I perceive to be THL’s room for more funding this year."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.67%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round

Donor retrospective of the donation: Furthe grants from the Open Philanthropy Project to THL, as well as a followup grant from the Animal Welfare Fund to THL in 2019, suggest that Bollard would continue to stand by his positive impression of the grantee that motivated this grant

Other notes: The grant page provides more background: "To beat this benchmark, I think I need to identify groups that are potentially as or more promising than ACE’s top charities and have greater room for more funding (but not so much room for more funding that we’ll have invested time at the Open Philanthropy Project in making a large grant to them). Typically these groups will be small, esoteric, or high risk. [...] I’m also recommending a smaller sum to two ACE top charities that may have some capacity for extra funding — I view this as basically following the benchmark with the remainder of the funds. $10K to The Humane League $10K to the Good Food Institute".
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundWild-Animal Suffering Research50,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/wild-animal sufferinghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOE Bollard is happy with the way the April grant enabled Ozy Brennan, Persis Eskander, and Georgia Ray to launch Wild-Animal Suffering Research under the Effective Altruism Foundation. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundCompassion in World Farming USA30,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOE Bollard is impressed with the track record of the grantee at corporate outreach, including the launch of EggTrack to push companies to fulfill cage-free pledges, and also has a high opinion of the leader, Leah Garces, and their focused approach. Open Phil already accounts for 50% of their budget, so will not fund more; moreover, its lack of an ACE recommendation and its welfarist focus mean it is unlikely to raise a lot of other money, hence the donation. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundFórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal20,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-freehttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOE Bollard is impressed with their success in securing cage-free policies throughout Latin America, including the success with the Latin American operations of Subway and Kraft-Heinz. Open Phil already accounts for 50% of their budget, so will not fund more for now, and is unlikely to make a major grant to it soon, and its other fundraising options are more consrained given the challenging fundraising environment of Brazil. Affected countries: Brazil; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundSinergia Animal20,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOE The grantee focuses on farm animal welfare through hard-hitting campaigns in Chile, Argentina, and Colombia. These countries are relatively neglected compared to Mexico and Brazil, but still have a huge number of farm animals. The new group is led by Carolina Macedo Galvani, whose work at the Fórum Nacional impressed Bollard, and in its first few months it helped secure a pledge from a Chilean restaurant company with 320 locations to eliminate cages and crates from its supply chain. Since it is outside the United States and relatively new, it would have trouble raising a lot of funds initially, so Bollard thinks this grant would be valuable to it. Affected countries: Chile|Argentina|Colombia; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundSentience Institute10,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOE The grantee has conducted a survey https://www.sentienceinstitute.org/animal-farming-attitudes-survey-2017 related to US attitudes toward farmed animals, that Bollard finds impressive, and it has immediate funding needs. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundThe Good Food Institute10,000.002018-01-14Animal welfare/meat alternativeshttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/3tRg1Hfwu46EQ8mskEGUOE Bollard impressed with long-term goals of the grantee which he considers promising. Not recommending more because he expects that most of the funding gap will be filled. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Open PhilanthropyFamily Farm Action153,000.002017-12Animal welfare/factory farming/legislative standardshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/family-farm-action-opposing-king-amendment Donation process: Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund, because of the funding being used for lobbying efforts

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support efforts to defeat the Protect Interstate Commerce Act, also known as the King Amendment. The amendment, if enacted, would prevent states from imposing animal welfare standards on the sale of animal products produced in another state. FFA plans to conduct grassroots outreach to affected groups, especially family farmers."

Other notes: Affected countries: United States; announced: 2019-06-07.
Open PhilanthropyHumane Society Legislative Fund525,000.002017-12Animal welfare/factory farming/legislative campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/Humane-Society-Legislative-Fund-Opposing-King-Amendment Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support efforts to defeat the Protect Interstate Commerce Act, also known as the King Amendment. The amendment, if enacted, would prevent states from imposing animal welfare standards on the sale of animal products produced in another state. HSLF plans to run targeted advertising, organize new grassroots support and third-party validators, and advocate against the amendment with key congressional committee members.

Other notes: The grant is made via the Open Philanthropy Action Fund, because it is being used for lobbying purposes. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2019-04-30.
Open PhilanthropyOtwarte Klatki472,864.002017-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/otwarte-klatki-chicken-welfare-campaigns-poland-ukraine 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.
Open PhilanthropyAquaculture Stewardship Council533,036.002017-11Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/aquaculture-stewardship-council-fish-welfare-standard-development 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.
Open Philanthropytheguardian.org886,600.002017-11Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/the-guardian-journalism-factory-farming 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.
Open Philanthropyfair-fish international association453,841.002017-11Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/fair-fish-international-fish-welfare-standards 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.
Open PhilanthropyThe 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-2017 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.
Open PhilanthropyAnimal Equality2,110,460.002017-11Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-eu-farm-animal-welfare Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to "support farm animal advocacy in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom." "The funding will support corporate outreach and animal welfare campaigns, investigations, and capacity building for Animal Equality’s teams in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to continue supporting Animal Equality due to its track record of successful corporate outreach and investigations to date; his confidence in its leadership team; and the organization’s alignment with our strategy to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is a total across amounts for each of the four countries (Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom). This comes to a cost per country a little over $500,000. This is somewhat higher than the cost for the India grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-india-animal-welfare-reform and no explicit budget information is provided.

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The timing matches up with Open Phil's "strategy to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-corporate-animal-welfare-campaigns (two overlapping countries: Italy and Spain) and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-corporate-animal-welfare-campaigns (same four countries) suggest that Open Philanthropy would be satisfied with the outcomme of the grant. The latter grant's page says: "Animal Equality has helped secure cage-free and broiler welfare wins and conducted investigations in Europe, and plans to use these funds to continue its work."

Other notes: This is a total across four grants (presumably one grant per country). Affected countries: Germany|Italy|Spain|United Kingdom; announced: 2017-11-28.
Open PhilanthropyL2141,347,742.002017-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/L214-broiler-chicken-campaigns Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 1,140,000.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: France; announced: 2017-12-08.
Open PhilanthropyWorld Animal Net50,000.002017-10Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-net-co-organizing-workshops-world-bank 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.
Open PhilanthropyAnima683,000.002017-10Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/anima-corporate-campaigns-merger-support Two grants combined. Funding to support chicken welfare campaigns and organizational capacity building in Scandinavia. Affected countries: Scandinavia; announced: 2017-11-21.
Open PhilanthropyCompassion 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-campaign Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: United Kingdom; announced: 2017-11-14.
Open PhilanthropyRoyal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals374,631.002017-10Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rspca-broiler-chicken-welfare-campaign-UK Donation process: RSPCA's budget https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/RSPCA/RSPCA_Budget_2018_2019.pdf was prepared as part of the grantmaking process.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: United Kingdom; announced: 2017-11-08.
Open PhilanthropyAlbert 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-2017 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.
Open PhilanthropyEurogroup for Animals625,400.002017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-eu-chicken-welfare-advocacy 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.
Open PhilanthropyGlobal Aquaculture Alliance435,000.002017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-aquaculture-alliance-fish-welfare-best-practices 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.
Open PhilanthropyGlobal Animal Partnership285,000.002017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-fish-welfare-standards Donation process: The grant page says: "Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, began looking into funding opportunities related to farmed fish welfare last year, due to the number of animals affected by fish farming."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Announced: 2017-11-14.
Open PhilanthropyThe Humane League2,000,000.002017-09Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-open-wing-alliance-2017 Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: This and other grants from Open Philanthropy Project to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of the Open Philanthropy Project grantmaking strategy. Announced: 2017-10-09.
Open PhilanthropyFederation 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-reform 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.
Open PhilanthropyHumane Slaughter Association419,236.002017-06Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-slaughter-association-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support "work to improve farm animal welfare in China. HSA 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." Project proposal at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/HSA/Revised_HSA_Project_Proposal_190916.pdf

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We are 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)

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Grant of grant of £331,458 ($419,236 at time of conversion). Budget breakdown in the project proposal at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/HSA/Revised_HSA_Project_Proposal_190916.pdf

Other notes: Affected countries: China; announced: 2017-07-19.
Open PhilanthropyHumane Slaughter Association2,528,678.002017-06Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-slaughter-association-fish-welfare Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support research to improve the welfare of farmed fish, decapod crustaceans (crabs, lobsters), and/or coleoid cephalopods (cuttlefish, octopus, squid)." The grant page says: "This 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."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "According to the best estimates we are aware of, fish account for about three quarters of all vertebrate farmed animals alive at any time.1 Despite this, we are not aware of any major animal welfare groups that have campaigns focused on fish welfare, and we therefore believe that it is important to start building this area of farm animal welfare advocacy and research. Over the past year, we recommended three previous grants in the area of fish welfare: one to Eurogroup for Animals, one to Dyrevernalliansen, and one to the Albert Schweitzer Foundation."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Grant of £1,999,137 ($2,528,678 at time of conversion)

Other notes: 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.
Open PhilanthropyAnimal 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-survey 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.
Open PhilanthropyPeople for Animals120,000.002017-05Animal welfare/factory farming/Indiahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/people-for-animals-india-animal-welfare-reform 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.
Open PhilanthropyHumane 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-reform 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.
Open PhilanthropyEurogroup for Animals14,961.002017-05Animal welfare/factory farming/broiler chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-broiler-chicken-welfare-campaign 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.
Open PhilanthropyCompassion 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-research Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Direct projeect expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support research into opportunities for broiler chicken welfare campaigns in Latin America." https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/CIWF/CIWF_Market_Research_Proposal_in_Latin_America_2017.pdf has the market research proposal from the grantee.

Donor retrospective of the donation: Followup grants from Open Philanthropy to Compassion in World Farming USA, despite no specific plans to follow up, suggest continued satisfaction from Open Philanthropy in the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: Argentina|Brazil|Columbia|Chile|Mexico; announced: 2017-07-27.
Open PhilanthropyMercy For Animals500,000.002017-05Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-india-animal-welfare-reform Donation process: The grant is one of five grants made around the same time supporting farm animal welfare work in India. A budget https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Mercy_For_Animals/Mercy_For_Animals_India_Farmed_Animal_Advocacy_Budget.pdf is included.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: 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." The budget https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Mercy_For_Animals/Mercy_For_Animals_India_Farmed_Animal_Advocacy_Budget.pdf has a breakdown per year is: $135,000 for investigation costs, $40,000 for investigations-related research costs, $50,000 for compensation for two corporate campaign staffers, $25,000 for compensation for one policy advocate staffer/lobbyist.

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

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The budget https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Mercy_For_Animals/Mercy_For_Animals_India_Farmed_Animal_Advocacy_Budget.pdf has a breakdown per year is: $135,000 for investigation costs, $40,000 for investigations-related research costs, $50,000 for copmensation for two corporate campaign staffers, $25,000 for compensation for one policy advocate staffer/lobbyist.

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

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

Other notes: Affected countries: India; announced: 2017-08-03.
Open PhilanthropyAnimal Equality292,000.002017-05Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/chick culling|Animal welfare/diet changehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-india-animal-welfare-reform Donation process: The grant is one of five grants made around the same time supporting farm animal welfare work in India.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Affected countries: India; announced: 2017-07-27.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAnimal Equality30,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ Bollard notes that grantee does grassroots activism, corporate campaigning, and undercover investigations across Europe, the Americas, and India. Bollard is impressed based on constant updating on evidence: moving from farm animal welfare work to a focus on corporate campaigns. Also impressed with co-founders. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundNew Harvest30,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ Grantee is a clean meat research group. Unlike The Good Food Institute, it may not attract enough in funding from big donors like Open Phil. Grant partly because Bollard believes that the funds invested right now will determine the pace of progress in the next 20-50 years. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundEffective Altruism Foundation30,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ Grant will fund research on the welfare of wild animals done by researchers Ozy Brennan and Persis Eskander, which internal changes at EAF have resulted in a loss of funding for. Bollard is impressed with their recent research, which focuses on foundational questions like the best scientific methods for measuring the wellbeing of wild animals, and relatively non-controversial potential interventions, like more humane methods of pest control. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundFórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal20,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ Grantee is Brazil’s largest animal protection network with 120+ affiliated NGOs (mainly companion animal groups). Open Phil accounts for 50% of funding, so Open Phil may choose to not donate more due to dependence concerns. Affected countries: Brazil; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundCompassion in World Farming USA10,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ Grantee has played a role in recent US corporate campaigns for chicken welfare. Open Phil accounts for 50% of funding, so Open Phil may choose to not donate more due to dependence concerns. Affected countries: United States; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAlbert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries10,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ Grantee has played a role in corporate campaigns in Germany. Grantee has medium-term funding needs. Affected countries: Germany; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundOtwarte Klatki10,000.002017-04-20Animal welfarehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/19d/update_on_effective_altruism_funds/ Grantee achieved corporate reforms in tough political environment on small budget. Has medium-term funding needs. Affected countries: Poland; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundThe Humane League30,000.002017-04-14Animal welfarehttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/tI97LtH5AsIkgUa2IMCKi Donation process: Part of the April 2017 grant round disbursing $180,000

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "THL is one of two key campaigning groups responsible for the major recent US corporate wins for layer hens and broiler chickens. [...] THL has also played a critical role in the global corporate campaign wins for layer hens, via the Open Wing Alliance, a grouping of 33 campaign groups that it organized."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "I’ve been consistently impressed by THL’s management, focus on staff and activist development, and wise use of funds across program areas. Open Phil already accounts for roughly half of THL’s budget, so dependence concerns may constrain our ability to fill its funding needs in future." Also: "The other is Mercy for Animals, which I’m not supporting via this Fund because I’m confident that major donors, including Open Phil, will fill its funding needs for now"

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round, and also by The Humane League's progress with its corporate campaigns

Donor retrospective of the donation: The Animal Welfare Fund would make grants to The Humane League in two later grant rounds. Also, the Open Philanthropy Project would continue to make grants to THL on the recommendation of Lewis Bollard, so it seems that Bollard would consider the grant a success

Other notes: Explaining the general decisionmaking process behind the grant round, Bollard writes: "I want to signal to donors the sort of things I’m likely to recommend via this fund, and signal groups that I think have (a) additional room for more funding by individual donors and (b) Open Phil can’t fully fund because we already account for much of their budgets, e.g. The Humane League and Compassion in World Farming USA.". Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare FundAnimal Charity Evaluators10,000.002017-04-14Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/tI97LtH5AsIkgUa2IMCKi Donation process: Part of the April 2017 grant round disbursing $180,000

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says that ACE works to "build a more effective farm animal movement through research, charity recommendations, and outreach to donors, researchers, and advocates."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: On the grrant page, Bollard says that he likes the work ACE does to "build a more effective farm animal movement through research, charity recommendations, and outreach to donors, researchers, and advocates." Moreover, at the time of making the grant recommendation, he was concerned that ACE will not fill its room for more funding this year

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Amount likely determined based on funds available, competing needs of other grrantees, and room for more funding of the grantee
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 55.60%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round, as well as funding situation of the grantee

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: The grant page says: "I’m now more confident that funding gap will be filled by large funders, so it’s unlikely that I’ll direct more funds to ACE this year." This confidence is likely linked to a $500,000 grant from the Open Philanthropy Project (investigated by Bollard) that happens around the same time: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-charity-evaluators-general-support

Donor retrospective of the donation: Bollard would recommend a $500,000 grant from the Open Philanthropy Project at around the same time: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-charity-evaluators-general-support The Animal Welfare Fund would also make a $500,000 grant to ACE in 2018: https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/animal-welfare/payouts/4Bianu30diUQeWGU2Oiq8E This suggests that Bollard would continue to stand by his positive assessment of ACE that motivated the grant
Open PhilanthropyThe Greenfield Project500,000.002017-04Animal welfare/factory farming/United Stateshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/greenfield-project-general-support 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.
Open PhilanthropyAnimal Charity Evaluators500,000.002017-04Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluatorhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-charity-evaluators-general-support Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page section https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-charity-evaluators-general-support#Proposed_activities lists these proposed activities: increasing compensation (by $2,000 to $4,000 per year), adding staff time, hiring for two research positions, making small grants to evaluated charities (in the range of $500 to $1,000 per charity), intern stipends, and fundraising. The grant will increase ACE's expected revenue for 2017 from around $635,000 to $885,000. See also budget without Open Phil funding https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Animal_Charity_Evaluators/ACE_2017_Budget_not_including_OP_grant.pdf budget with Open Phil funding https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Animal_Charity_Evaluators/ACE_2017_Budget_including_OP_grant.pdf and plans for Open Phil funding https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Animal_Charity_Evaluators/ACE_Plans_for_OP_grant_funding.pdf

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-charity-evaluators-general-support#Case_for_the_grant gives these reasons: (1) Open Phil's version for the farm animal welfare movement in the next decade or two includes "an important role for an institution similar to a scaled-up version of ACE" (2) Open Phil expects that "the improvements ACE plans to make with this grant will allow it to direct more money to animal welfare groups that we consider highly effective, so we consider it fairly likely that this grant will achieve a roughly one-to-one return on investment in the near-term" (3) Open Phil hopes that the grant will help ACE address "what we view as some current shortcomings, including unsustainably low salaries, reliance on low-quality research, and undervaluing of long-term gainsx".

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Amount likely determined based on budgets submitted by ACE and intended use of funds; see budget without Open Phil funding https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Animal_Charity_Evaluators/ACE_2017_Budget_not_including_OP_grant.pdf budget with Open Phil funding https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Animal_Charity_Evaluators/ACE_2017_Budget_including_OP_grant.pdf and plans for Open Phil funding https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Animal_Charity_Evaluators/ACE_Plans_for_OP_grant_funding.pdf

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-charity-evaluators-general-support-2020 and the continued endorsement on the grant page suggests that Open Phil would be satisfied with the success of the grant.

Other notes: See also https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/on-receiving-a-grant-from-the-open-philanthropy-project/ on the ACE blog. It says "We feel that this grant is a reaffirmation of the value and impact of ACE’s work, and we are incredibly honored to have been selected." It says: "To those who may wonder if ACE will still be able to efficiently use additional donations, at this stage the answer is an emphatic yes." It links to https://animalcharityevaluators.org/about/background/goals-and-strategy/ fo the goals for 2017, and to https://animalcharityevaluators.org/blog/ace-fundraising-restrictions/ for its 2017 fundraising. Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; announced: 2017-06-09.
Open PhilanthropyFoundation 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-research Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Announced: 2017-05-11.
Open PhilanthropyJeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education255,816.002017-03Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/jeanne-marchig-centre-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china 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.
Open PhilanthropyHumane 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-projects 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.
Open PhilanthropyInternational Society for Applied Ethology40,000.002017-03Animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/international-society-applied-ethology-travel-scholarships 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.
Open PhilanthropyInstitute 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-gift 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.
Open PhilanthropyWorld Animal Protection517,588.002017-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-protection-broiler-chicken-welfare Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

Other notes: Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; announced: 2017-06-26.
Open PhilanthropyWageningen University & Research88,345.002017-03Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/researchhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/wageningen-ur-broiler-welfare-review Donation process: The grant page says: "We initially decided to recommend this grant in April 2016. At that time, we anticipated that the results of this research would help to guide our decision-making around grants to support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of the approximately 9 billion broiler chickens raised each year in the U.S. However, due to difficulties and delays in finalizing the details of the grant, funds were only transferred in March 2017, after we had already begun to make grants to support broiler chicken welfare reforms."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

Other notes: The grant is made via the King Baudouin Foundation. Currency info: donation given as 82,105.00 EUR (conversion done via donor calculation); announced: 2017-05-08.
Open PhilanthropyDyrevernalliansen378,000.002017-02Animal welfare/fish welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/dyrevernalliansen-fish-welfare 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.
Open PhilanthropyGlobal Animal Partnership200,000.002017-02Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-general-support-2017 Donation process: Discretionary grant

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

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

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

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

Other notes: Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-09-07.
Open PhilanthropyGlobal Animal Partnership515,000.002017-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-broiler-chicken-welfare-research Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

Other notes: Announced: 2018-10-05.
Open PhilanthropyCompassion 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-china Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Gran to support work to improve farm animal welfare in China. Compassion 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. This grant will triple the scale of Compassion’s corporate and producer engagement in China.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: 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)

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Budget available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/CIWF/CIWF_China_Programme_Budget_2015-16_to_2020-21.pdf Grant made in UK sterling, value 598,500, dollar amount of 765,112 at time of conversion

Other notes: Affected countries: China; announced: 2017-04-19.
Open PhilanthropyRoyal 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-china Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant "to support its work to advance farm animal welfare in China. The RSPCA plans to use this grant to develop and launch the country’s first higher farm animal welfare standards. Part of the award will allow the hiring of a China-based consultant to facilitate close collaboration with the official International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare, a key institution involved in bringing together Chinese stakeholders in the livestock and agriculture sectors."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant is 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).

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The timing is determined by the 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).

Donor retrospective of the donation: Several further grants from Open Phil to RSPCA, including the grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/rspca-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-asia-2020 for continued animal welfare work in Asia, suggest continued satisfaction with the grantee.

Other notes: Affected countries: China; announced: 2017-04-04.
Open PhilanthropyFarm Forward100,000.002017-01Animal welfare/factory farming/chickenhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/farm-forward-broiler-chicken-welfare-advocacy Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Recipient works with institutions that purchase animal food products, and pushes them to raise the standards of treatment of animals for the food they purchased, through the Leadership Circle. Example: sourcing 100% of chicken from farms that are certified to at least Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step two in two years. Intended funding timeframe in months: 12; announced: 2017-03-30.
Open PhilanthropyAlbert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries317,060.002017-01Animal welfare/fish welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/albert-schweitzer-foundation-fish-welfare 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.
Open PhilanthropyAlbert 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-advocacy 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.
Open PhilanthropyCompassion in World Farming1,026,253.002017-01Animal welfare/factory farming/fishhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-world-farming-fish-welfare Donation process: One of the two grants is being made via the Open Philanthropy Action Fund

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: The grant page says the grantee "plans to build a dedicated fish welfare team focused on engaging with food retailers and corporations; launch a new online information hub featuring resources on fish welfare such as white papers, technical reports, and case studies; conduct and commission new research and evidence-gathering on topics related to intensive fish farming, higher welfare systems, and to improve understanding of the welfare needs of fish. Compassion will also produce and promote public-facing materials designed to achieve a cultural and attitudinal shift toward fish in the longer-term. They will also conduct advocacy work in the EU and United Kingdom focused on securing enforcement of existing animal welfare laws which apply to farmed fish while also promoting species-specific protections."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Budget available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/CIWF/Compassion%20in%20World%20farming_Fish%20Welfare_Budget_December%202017.pdf

Other notes: Two grants totaling £805,000 ($1,026,253 at the time of conversion). Announced: 2018-01-19.
Open PhilanthropyThe Pollination Project233,000.002016-12Animal welfare/movement buildinghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/pollination-project-global-animal-advocacy-movement Grant to support a new pilot project focused on building the grassroots farm animal welfare movement globally. Announced: 2017-02-16.
Open PhilanthropyEurogroup for Animals535,699.002016-12Animal welfare/fish welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/eurogroup-animals-fish-welfare 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.
Open PhilanthropyAnimal 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-china 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.
Open PhilanthropyGriffith University120,000.002016-12Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/griffith-university-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china 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.
Open PhilanthropyCompassion Over Killing500,000.002016-12Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/research/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/compassion-over-killing-us-broiler-welfare-campaigns Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

Other notes: Part of a strategy focus on broiler chicken welfare in late 2016, though no overarching document on this has been posted. See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/search/?query=broiler%20chicken. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-02-16.
Open PhilanthropyGreen Monday226,000.002016-11Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/green-monday-promoting-work-china 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.
Open PhilanthropyThe 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-campaigns Part of a strategy focus on broiler chicken welfare in late 2016, though no overarching document on this has been posted. See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiveAnimalActivism/search/?query=broiler%20chicken. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-12-15.
Open PhilanthropyThe Humane League1,000,000.002016-11Animal welfarehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-general-support Donation process: No details are provided for this grant, but it likely builds on past vetting of the organization for the earlier cage-free campaign grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-international-cage-free-advocacy

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: Grantee plans to use the money to expand and invest in its staff and to increase its buffer of unrestricted funding.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page does not discuss reasons, but reasons are likely similar to those for the earlier cage-free campaign grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-international-cage-free-advocacy

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

Other notes: This and other grants from Open Philanthropy Project to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of the Open Philanthropy Project grantmaking strategy. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-12-15.
Open PhilanthropyMercy For Animals1,000,000.002016-11Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/broiler chicken/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-broiler-chicken-welfare-corporate-campaigns Donation process: A budget proposal https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Mercy_For_Animals/Final_MFA_Broiler_Welfare_Campaign_Proposal_for_the_Open_Philanthropy_Project.pdf was sought. The grant page lacks further detail.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Affected countries: United States|Canada; announced: 2017-01-10.
Open PhilanthropyFórum 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-advocacy 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.
Open PhilanthropyWorld Animal Protection544,607.002016-10Animal welfare/factory farminghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-protection-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Grant to support work on farm animal welfare advocacy in China.

Donor reason for selecting the donee: 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).

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup February 2019 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/world-animal-protection-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china-2019 suggests that this grant would be considered a success.

Other notes: Affected countries: China; announced: 2016-10-26.
Open PhilanthropyBrighter Green99,360.002016-09Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/brighter-green-farm-animal-welfare-advocacy-china 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.
Open PhilanthropyThe Good Food Institute1,000,000.002016-09Animal welfare/meat alternativeshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/good-food-institute-general-support Announced: 2016-10-25.
Open PhilanthropyWildAid700,000.002016-09Animal welfare/factory farming/Chinahttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/wildaid-reducing-meat-consumption-china 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.
Open PhilanthropyHumane 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-outreach 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.
Open PhilanthropyPeople 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-advocacy 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.
Open PhilanthropyMercy For Animals1,000,000.002016-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-international-cage-free-advocacy Donation process: The donation is part of a bunch of corporate cage-free campaign spending. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms for more background. For this specific grant, a budget https://www.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/Mercy_For_Animals/MFA_Budget_International_Cage-Free_Campaigns_Expansion_8-1-16.pdf was obtained from the grantee.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Affected countries: Brazil|Mexico; announced: 2016-10-03.
Open PhilanthropyAnimal Equality500,000.002016-08Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/animal-equality-international-cage-free-advocacy Donation process: The donation is part of a bunch of corporate cage-free campaign spending. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms for more background.

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Announced: 2016-10-03.
Open PhilanthropyThe Humane League1,000,000.002016-07Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-international-cage-free-advocacy Donation process: No details are provided for this grant, but it likely builds on past vetting of the organization for the previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns and general interest in cage-free campaigns described at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Part of a second phase (focused on internationalization) of a bunch of corporate cage-free campaign spending. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms for description of overall cage-free effort and see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chickens-animal-abuse-video_us_57fac5c5e4b0e655eab5485d for description of internationalization phase. This and other grants from Open Philanthropy Project to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of Open Philanthropy's grantmaking strategy. Announced: 2016-10-03.
Open PhilanthropyGlobal 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-support Donation process: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/global-animal-partnership-general-support#Our_process says: "A philanthropist whom we respect, who has ties to GAP, first recommended to us that we make a grant to GAP. We considered GAP as one of three one-time general support grants. Lewis Bollard, our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, investigated the grant through online research and conversations with Anne Malleau, Suzanne McMillan, GAP board members Wayne Pacelle and Leah Garces, and two other advocates. We then asked Malleau for budget proposals of different sizes to help us determine how large a grant to recommend."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

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

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

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

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

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

Other notes: Unlike most Open Phil grants at the time, the grant would not be announced on the mailing list. Intended funding timeframe in months: 24; affected countries: United States.
Open PhilanthropyCompassion 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-support Donation process: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support#Our_process says: "We previously considered making a grant to CIWF USA for work on cage-free campaigns. We decided not to make that grant because CIWF USA’s work did not neatly fit into the specific framework of cage-free campaigns, and because we were concerned about its history of also working on less cost-effective campaigns. A few months later, we re-considered CIWF USA for a one-off general support grant. Based on conversations with Ms. Garces and a number of animal advocates, we decided to move forward."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support#Proposed_activities says: "CIWF USA’s proposed budget calls for hiring two additional corporate engagement managers, an operational support staffer, and a public engagement manager. The need for a larger staff is primarily a result of CIWF USA’s approach to corporate outreach, which is more labor-intensive than that of other farm animal welfare groups with which we are familiar. CIWF USA is focused both on cage-free egg campaigns and broiler chicken welfare. It plans to run campaigns focusing on both producers and retailers. Campaigns with retailers will seek to persuade target companies to commit to sourcing their chicken from producers raising breeds with higher welfare traits in less cruel conditions."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support#Case_for_the_grant says: "We see this grant as an opportunity to expand our support for organizations working to improve the living conditions of animals on U.S. factory farms beyond our early grants on cage-free corporate campaigns. CIWF USA broadly shares our approach to farm animal welfare and is in the early stages of expanding the scope of its work to include broiler chickens, which we (and as far as we know, the vast majority of animal advocates) consider an underserved population of farm animals. We are reasonably confident in CIWF USA’s track record and ability to implement its model at scale."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grant page says: "CIWF USA has an annual budget of roughly $450,000, while CIWF UK has an annual budget of £6,477,213 (about $9.4 million). [...] CIWF USA plans on using the $275,000 per year provided by this grant to hire two new corporate engagement staff, one operations staff member, and a public engagement manager. Absent our funding, we are reasonably confident that CIWF USA would not expand significantly in the near future. CIWF USA has a history of steady but slow revenue growth and few obvious alternative funding sources."

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support#Our_process gives a hint as to timing: "A few months later, we re-considered CIWF USA for a one-off general support grant. Based on conversations with Ms. Garces and a number of animal advocates, we decided to move forward."
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support#Plans_for_learning_and_follow-up lists some goals, expectations, and internal forecasts but does not talk about a followup grant. https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support#Our_process suggests that this grant is a "one-off general support grant" with no specific renewal plans.

Donor retrospective of the donation: 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. Followup grants from Open Philanthropy to Compassion in World Farming USA, despite no specific plans to follow up, suggest continued satisfaction from Open Philanthropy in the grantee.

Other notes: The grant page has a number of sources https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/CIWF-USA-general-support#Sources mostly documents from mthe grantee. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-07-06.
Open PhilanthropyThe 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-campaigns 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.
Open PhilanthropyThe Humane League1,000,000.002016-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns Donation process: The donation is part of a bunch of corporate cage-free campaign spending. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms for more background. The specific process for The Humane League is not discussed in detail; see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/humane-league-corporate-cage-free-campaigns#Our_process

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other notes: This and other grants from Open Philanthropy to The Humane League are discussed in https://ssir.org/articles/entry/giving_in_the_light_of_reason as part of an overview of Open Philanthropy's grantmaking strategy. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-02-24.
Open PhilanthropyMercy For Animals1,000,000.002016-02Animal welfare/factory farming/chicken/cage-free/corporate campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-cage-free-campaigns Donation process: This donation is part of a bunch of corporate cage-free campaign spending. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms for more. The grant page https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-cage-free-campaigns#Our_process says: "As MFA is one of the main organizations running corporate animal welfare campaigns, we contacted MFA to discuss the possibility of funding the organization for corporate cage-free campaigns."

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

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

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

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This donation is part of a bunch of corporate cage-free campaign spending. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/initial-grants-support-corporate-cage-free-reforms for more.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 24

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/mercy-animals-corporate-cage-free-campaigns#Follow-up_expectations says: "We expect to have a conversation with MFA staff every 3-6 months for the next two years, with public notes if the conversation warrants it. At the one-year mark, we expect to provide an update on this grant, either by publishing public notes or by producing a brief write-up. Towards the end of the grant, we plan to attempt a more holistic and detailed evaluation of the grant’s performance."

Donor retrospective of the donation: A followup conversation with Nick Cooney of grantee organization at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/sites/default/files/Nick_Cooney_08-01-16_%28public%29.pdf would happen on 2016-08-01. Several followup grants from Open Phil to MFA suggest continued satisfaction with the grantee.

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

Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Donors influenced Cause area Metadata Total 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
The Humane League Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farming FB Tw WP Site TW 21,055,000.00 0.00 3,600,000.00 2,415,000.00 10,010,000.00 2,030,000.00 3,000,000.00
Mercy For Animals Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare/Diet change/Veganism/Factory farming FB Tw WP Site TW 10,774,000.00 0.00 0.00 6,899,000.00 375,000.00 500,000.00 3,000,000.00
Compassion in World Farming Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 8,091,811.00 0.00 1,228,407.00 4,061,319.00 10,720.00 2,791,365.00 0.00
Animal Equality Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 7,605,890.00 0.00 1,901,000.00 0.00 2,772,430.00 2,432,460.00 500,000.00
Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 4,944,000.00 0.00 944,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
World Animal Protection Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 4,001,159.00 0.00 400,000.00 2,538,964.00 0.00 517,588.00 544,607.00
Prevent Cruelty California Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare/factory farming FB Tw Site 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Wild Animal Initiative Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 3,550,000.00 3,500,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Humane Slaughter Association Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare Tw WP Site 3,518,316.00 0.00 0.00 570,402.00 0.00 2,947,914.00 0.00
Global Food Partners Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Humane Society International Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 3,464,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,464,000.00 1,000,000.00
Global Animal Partnership Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00 500,000.00
L214 Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 2,989,788.00 0.00 1,642,046.00 0.00 0.00 1,347,742.00 0.00
Compassion in World Farming USA Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare/corporate campaigns FB Tw Site 2,748,750.00 550,000.00 78,750.00 0.00 1,530,000.00 40,000.00 550,000.00
The Good Food Institute Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare/meat alternatives FB Tw WP Site 2,510,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,000,000.00
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 2,021,705.00 0.00 925,000.00 36,957.00 231,677.00 828,071.00 0.00
Rethink Priorities Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Cause prioritization Site 1,765,500.00 315,500.00 910,000.00 380,000.00 160,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Charity Evaluators Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare/factory farming/meta/charity evaluator FB Tw WP Site TW 1,660,000.00 0.00 650,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 510,000.00 0.00
The Humane Society of the United States Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00
Chinese Animal Welfare Institute Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 1,489,201.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,489,201.00 0.00 0.00
Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare WP Site 1,439,046.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,439,046.00 0.00
WildAid Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 700,000.00
Eurogroup for Animals Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site 1,176,060.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 640,361.00 535,699.00
Anima Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare/factory farming FB Tw WP Site 1,050,222.00 0.00 0.00 367,222.00 0.00 683,000.00 0.00
theguardian.org Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Site 886,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 886,600.00 0.00
Crustacean Compassion Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 786,830.00 786,830.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Compassion Over Killing Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00
Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 624,004.00 0.00 0.00 368,188.00 0.00 255,816.00 0.00
Wageningen University & Research Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 607,779.00 519,434.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 88,345.00 0.00
University of Bern Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Tw WP Site 560,000.00 0.00 410,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site 546,849.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 13,813.00 533,036.00 0.00
FAI Farms Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 533,200.00 0.00 0.00 533,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brighter Green Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 529,360.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 430,000.00 0.00 99,360.00
Humane Society Legislative Fund Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 525,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 525,000.00 0.00
The Humane League UK Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 507,900.00 0.00 507,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Changing Markets Foundation Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Greenfield Project Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare Site 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00
Otwarte Klatki Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 493,214.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,350.00 482,864.00 0.00
fair-fish international association Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare/fish Site 453,841.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 453,841.00 0.00
Global Aquaculture Alliance Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare WP Site 435,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 435,000.00 0.00
Farm Forward Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site GS 431,691.00 0.00 0.00 166,000.00 165,691.00 100,000.00 0.00
Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 390,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 270,000.00 20,000.00 100,000.00
Dyrevernalliansen Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw Site 378,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 378,000.00 0.00
ACTAsia Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00
Catalyst Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 350,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw WP Site 332,944.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 332,944.00 0.00
Charity Science Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) Effective altruism/movement growth FB Tw Site 265,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 265,000.00 0.00 0.00
Plant Based Foods Association Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
We Animals Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 240,000.00 0.00 0.00 240,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Welfare Standards Project Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 238,212.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 238,212.00
Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 237,043.00 237,043.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Pollination Project Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 233,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 233,000.00
New York University Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 230,840.00 0.00 95,000.00 125,840.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00
Green Monday Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 226,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 226,000.00
Griffith University Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) WP Site 220,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 120,000.00
People for Animals Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) WP 209,392.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 120,000.00 89,392.00
Material Innovation Initiative Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wild-Animal Suffering Research Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 180,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 180,000.00 0.00 0.00
International Society for Applied Ethology Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) WP 175,412.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 135,412.00 40,000.00 0.00
Princeton University Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 170,000.00 0.00 0.00 170,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sinergia Animal Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 155,000.00 0.00 0.00 85,000.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Welfare Action Lab Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor), Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 154,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 79,100.00 0.00
Family Farm Action Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 153,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 153,000.00 0.00
University of California, Berkeley Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 131,579.00 0.00 0.00 131,579.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Royal Veterinary College Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 130,850.00 0.00 0.00 130,850.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Glasgow Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 109,552.00 0.00 109,552.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Edinburgh Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 102,041.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 102,041.00 0.00 0.00
Encompass Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Food Frontier Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Cynthia Schuck & Wladimir Alonso Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 96,130.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 96,130.00 0.00 0.00
GlobalG.A.P. Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 90,554.00 0.00 90,554.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sentient Media Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 85,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 85,000.00 0.00 0.00
People for Animals Uttarakhand Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 85,000.00 85,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Institute for Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 80,400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80,400.00 0.00
Sentience Institute Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) Animal welfare FB Tw Site 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00
Better Eating International Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 79,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 79,800.00 0.00 0.00
Essere Animali Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00
Charity Entrepreneurship Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00
Faunalytics Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Ethics Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) WP 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Welfare Awareness, Research, and Education Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 64,600.00 0.00 64,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00
Utility Farm Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) Wild animal suffering Site 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00
International Farm Animal Welfare Fellowship Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 58,050.00 0.00 58,050.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of British Columbia Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,186.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,186.00 0.00 0.00
Bangladesh Animal Welfare Society Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
World Animal Net Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Dharma Voices for Animals Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Vegans of Shanghai Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
The Intercept Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
The Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Liberation Translation Fund Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
ProVeg International Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Changing Tastes Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Cellular Agriculture Society Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Anima International Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Impact Alliance Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Charles He Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Commonwealth Veterinary Association Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 31,355.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 31,355.00 0.00 0.00
Andrzej Skowron Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Foundation Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) Effective altruism/movement growth FB Tw Site 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Hong Kong Veg Society Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00
New Harvest Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) WP 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Vegan Women Summit Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Welfare Media Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00
Vege Project Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00
Obraz Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Friends Jogja Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00
Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Kingdom Foundation Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Nepal Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00
Asociación Para el Rescate Y Bienestar Animal Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00
One Planet Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00
Animal Rights Center of Japan Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00
Carmen Tong Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00
Modern Agriculture Foundation Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Open Philanthropy (filter this donor) 6,683.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,683.00 0.00 0.00
CellAG UK Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donor) 1,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total ---- -- 117,966,439.00 6,493,807.00 14,229,859.00 24,159,521.00 30,401,489.00 28,245,493.00 14,436,270.00

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Donation amounts by donor and year for influencer Lewis Bollard|Amanda Hungerford

Donor Donees Total 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) ACTAsia (filter this donee), Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries (filter this donee), Anima (filter this donee), Animal Charity Evaluators (filter this donee), Animal Equality (filter this donee), Animal Welfare Action Lab (filter this donee), Animal Welfare Awareness, Research, and Education (filter this donee), Animal Welfare Standards Project (filter this donee), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (filter this donee), Better Eating International (filter this donee), Brighter Green (filter this donee), Catalyst (filter this donee), Changing Markets Foundation (filter this donee), Changing Tastes (filter this donee), Charity Science (filter this donee), Chinese Animal Welfare Institute (filter this donee), Commonwealth Veterinary Association (filter this donee), Compassion in World Farming (filter this donee), Compassion in World Farming USA (filter this donee), Compassion Over Killing (filter this donee), Crustacean Compassion (filter this donee), Cynthia Schuck & Wladimir Alonso (filter this donee), Dyrevernalliansen (filter this donee), Eurogroup for Animals (filter this donee), FAI Farms (filter this donee), fair-fish international association (filter this donee), Family Farm Action (filter this donee), Farm Forward (filter this donee), Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (filter this donee), Food Frontier (filter this donee), Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal (filter this donee), Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (filter this donee), Global Animal Partnership (filter this donee), Global Aquaculture Alliance (filter this donee), Global Food Partners (filter this donee), GlobalG.A.P. (filter this donee), Green Monday (filter this donee), Griffith University (filter this donee), Humane Slaughter Association (filter this donee), Humane Society International (filter this donee) 114,785,439.00 6,493,807.00 14,229,859.00 23,604,521.00 27,955,489.00 28,065,493.00 14,436,270.00
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund (filter this donee) Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries (filter this donee), Andrzej Skowron (filter this donee), Anima International (filter this donee), Animal Charity Evaluators (filter this donee), Animal Equality (filter this donee), Animal Ethics (filter this donee), Animal Friends Jogja (filter this donee), Animal Kingdom Foundation (filter this donee), Animal Liberation Translation Fund (filter this donee), Animal Nepal (filter this donee), Animal Rights Center of Japan (filter this donee), Animal Welfare Action Lab (filter this donee), Animal Welfare Media (filter this donee), Asociación Para el Rescate Y Bienestar Animal (filter this donee), Bangladesh Animal Welfare Society (filter this donee), Carmen Tong (filter this donee), CellAG UK (filter this donee), Cellular Agriculture Society (filter this donee), Charity Entrepreneurship (filter this donee), Charles He (filter this donee), Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (filter this donee), Compassion in World Farming USA (filter this donee), Dharma Voices for Animals (filter this donee), Effective Altruism Foundation (filter this donee), Encompass (filter this donee), Essere Animali (filter this donee), Faunalytics (filter this donee), Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal (filter this donee), Hong Kong Veg Society (filter this donee), Modern Agriculture Foundation (filter this donee), New Harvest (filter this donee), New York University (filter this donee), Obraz (filter this donee), One Planet (filter this donee), Otwarte Klatki (filter this donee), ProVeg International (filter this donee), Rethink Priorities (filter this donee), Sentience Institute (filter this donee), Sentient Media (filter this donee), Sinergia Animal (filter this donee), Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira (filter this donee), The Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan (filter this donee), The Good Food Institute (filter this donee), The Humane League (filter this donee), The (filter this donee) 3,181,000.00 0.00 0.00 555,000.00 2,446,000.00 180,000.00 0.00
Total -- 117,966,439.00 6,493,807.00 14,229,859.00 24,159,521.00 30,401,489.00 28,245,493.00 14,436,270.00

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