Jeanne Marchig Centre — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in East Asia and the Philippines

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $555,000 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 East Asia. The Centre plans to continue hosting workshops for pig producers, begin poultry workshops (focusing specifically on retailers), and develop animal welfare material for academics. It also plans to expand its model into the Philippines, recruiting a farmed animal welfare PhD student and delivering training and workshops to pig and poultry producers.

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

Anima International — Chicken Welfare Campaigns (2022)

Open Philanthropy recommended three grants totaling $6,000,000 over two years to Anima International to support cage-free and broiler chicken corporate campaigns in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, as well as movement-building efforts. This funding is intended to support collaboration by Anima and Otwarte Klatki, two member organizations of Anima International.

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

Asia Research and Engagement — Farm Animal Welfare (2022)

Open Philanthropy recommended a contract of $450,000 over 18 months with Asia Research and Engagement to support corporate and investor outreach for farm animal welfare reforms in Asia.

This follows our May 2019 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 While we typically do not publish pages for contractor agreements, we occasionally opt to do so.

The Humane League — General Support (2021)

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $25,000,000 over three years to The Humane League (THL) for general support. Our farm animal welfare team estimates that the major animal welfare pledges that THL has secured in recent years have improved the welfare of millions of animals. This funding will support a global expansion of THL’s corporate cage-free and broiler welfare campaigns.

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

Vegan Women Summit — General Support (2021)

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $200,000 over two years to the Vegan Women Summit (VWS) for general support. This funding is intended to support VWS’s efforts to empower women, particularly women of color, working on alternatives to animal products.

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