ACTAsia — Reducing Fur Demand in Asia (2022)

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Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $450,000 over two years to ACTAsia to support research and reporting on the fur industry, fashion forums to discuss alternatives to fur, and corporate outreach to obtain fur-free pledges from retailers.

This follows our January 2020 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

World Animal Protection — Farm Animal Welfare in Southeast Asia (2022)

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,142,000 over three years to World Animal Protection (WAP) to support re-granting to farm animal groups in Southeast Asia. Our farm animal welfare team has been impressed by WAP’s re-granting work so far, and believes this is a way to support movement-building in countries with many farmed animals but relatively fewer organizations dedicated to farmed animal welfare.

This follows our January 2020 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Animal Alliance Asia — Farm Animal Welfare Movement Building in Asia

Animal Alliance Asia’s 2020 virtual conference. (Photo courtesy of Animal Alliance Asia.)

Grant Investigator: Amanda Hungerford

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Animal Alliance Asia staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $120,000 over two years to Animal Alliance Asia (AAA), via The Pollination Project Foundation, to support farm animal welfare movement building in Asia. AAA intends to use this funding to host conferences for animal welfare groups across Asia, provide skills-building and networking for groups and individuals working on farm animal advocacy in the region, and reach out to value-aligned organizations.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Impact Alliance — Cage-Free Program

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Grant investigators: Lewis Bollard

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $40,000 to Impact Alliance, via Textile Exchange, to support work to secure corporate participation in a cage-free program in Asia. Our farm animal welfare team believes that this funding could help advance the implementation of cage-free systems across Asia.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

People for Animals Uttarakhand — Farm Animal Welfare Fellowship


Grant investigators: Lewis Bollard

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $85,000 to People for Animals Uttarakhand 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.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

FAI Farms — Carp, Tilapia, and Shrimp Welfare

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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Open Philanthropy recommended a contract of $1,800,000 over two years with FAI Farms to improve the welfare of carp, tilapia, and shrimp — three of the most numerous vertebrate species — in East Asia, Thailand, and Brazil. FAI Farms intends to use this funding to conduct and share the results of welfare assessments.

This follows our April 2019 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

We Animals Media — Farm Animal Welfare Videos and Mentorship

Grant investigator: Amanda Hungerford

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of CAD $7,200 (approximately $5,801 at the time of conversion) over two years to We Animals Media to provide mentorship to Jenny Tang, a welfare advocate and documentary filmmaker, as she creates and distributes videos promoting farm animal welfare in Asia. An additional grant to Brighter Green will also support Ms. Tang’s work in this area.

This follows our June 2020 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

FAI Farms — Cage-Free Egg Certification and Summit

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. FAI Farms staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a contract of $600,000 over two years with FAI Farms to support cage-free certification work and a summit promoting poultry welfare and cage-free egg production. The certification project’s aim is to develop a large-scale production and certification model for cage-free eggs.

This follows our January 2020 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While we typically do not publish pages for contractor agreements, we occasionally opt to do so.