Crate-Free Illinois — Campaigning Against Gestation Crates

2017 Chicago Good Food Fest (Photo courtesy of CFI.)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
8/2019
Grant Amount 
$94,720
Purpose 
To support campaigns against the use of gestation crates.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Crate-Free Illinois staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $94,720 to Crate-Free Illinois to support campaigning against the use of gestation crates for pigs. There are approximately 6 million sows in the United States, at least three-quarters of which are routinely confined in gestation crates.1

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.