Albert Schweitzer Foundation — General Support (2021)

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $3,000,000 over two years to the Albert Schweitzer Foundation for general support. The funding will allow the Albert Schweitzer Foundation to continue to pursue animal welfare reforms across Europe, including campaigns and litigation to improve the welfare of egg-laying hens, broiler chickens, farmed fish, and other animals.

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

Dyrevernalliansen — Wild-Caught Fish Welfare Research

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of NOK 5,000,000 ($568,893 at the time of conversion) over three years to Dyrevernalliansen (The Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance) to support research on wild-caught fish welfare. The research will be conducted by Norwegian research institutions, with support from The Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance’s Research Fund.

This follows our June 2021 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Equalia — General Support


Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $817,000 over two years to Equalia to support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of the 90 million broiler chickens and 35 million caged hens in Spain.

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

Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology — Fish Welfare Certification Standards


Grant Investigator: Lewis Bollard and Amanda Hungerford

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of €193,000 ($237,043 at the time of conversion) over two years to the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology to support the development of welfare certification standards for sea bass and sea bream farms in Spain. The standards will be adopted by WelfairTM, Spain’s largest farm animal welfare certifier.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

FAI Farms — Carp, Tilapia, and Shrimp Welfare

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 $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.

Eurogroup for Animals — Fish Welfare (2021)

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Eurogroup for Animals staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of €986,000 (approximately $1,190,000 at the time of conversion) over two years to Eurogroup for Animals to support 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. Our farm animal welfare team considers building the field of fish welfare advocacy a priority because fish are likely the most numerous vertebrate farmed animals.

This follows our September 2018 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Wakker Dier — Farm Animal Welfare Litigation

Grant investigators: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. Wakker Dier staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of €1,000,000 ($1,215,000 at the time of conversion) over three years to Wakker Dier to support farm animal welfare litigation in the Netherlands, based on violations of European Union directives transposed into Dutch law. Our farm animal welfare team believes that successful litigation could encourage large-scale reforms to and enforcement of key European Union farm animal welfare policies.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Animal Protection Denmark — Wild-Caught Fish Welfare

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard and Amanda Hungerford

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

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $283,000 over two years to Animal Protection Denmark to support research on ways to improve the welfare of wild-caught fish. This funding is intended to enable Animal Protection Denmark to study the feasibility of developing a more humane slaughter method to minimize the suffering of wild-caught pelagic fish.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.