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The Humane League — Open Wing Alliance (2017)

A photo of a hen taken by Stephanie Frankle at Animal Place. (Photo courtesy of the Humane League)
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For general support of the Open Wing Alliance.
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Published: October 2017
Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $2,000,000 over two years to The Humane League 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.

The Open Wing Alliance project grew out of our initial $1,000,000 grant in February 2016, and our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to continue supporting the Open Wing Alliance 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.

Funds from this grant are unrestricted, though we expect The Humane League to use them toward some combination of expanding the Open Wing Alliance staff, re-granting to European Open Wing Alliance member organizations, general campaign support expenses, and travel.

This grant falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.


Open Wing Alliance Budget, 2017-2018Source