Joshua Nixon and Kimberlie Le serve a fungi-based salmon replacement product to Christie Lagally from the Good Food Institute. (Photo courtesy of the Alternative Meats Lab)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
1/2019
Grant Amount 
$131,579
Purpose 
To support The Alternative Meats Lab at The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $131,579 to UC Berkeley to support the Alternative Meats Lab, housed at The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. The lab is the outgrowth of a class on developing animal product alternatives. This grant may help spur new startups developing alternatives to animal products, and could help build the talent pipeline for existing startups working in this space.

This is a discretionary grant and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.