Solar Cooling Engineering — Solar Refrigerator Testing

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $100,000 to Solar Cooling Engineering, a small company based in Germany, to support field tests for a new solar-powered refrigerator model designed for use in Africa. If the tests are successful, this refrigerator could be used to cost-effectively produce ice and improve cold chain logistics for vaccines. Currently, several African countries have inadequate cold chains, which hampers the implementation of many new vaccines.

This falls within our focus area of scientific research, and specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.

Animal Law Foundation — Farm Animal Welfare Legal Work

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of £120,000 (approximately $140,796 at the time of conversion) over two years to the Animal Law Foundation to support their work on legal interventions aimed at improving farm animal welfare in the UK.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Aquatic Life Institute — Aquatic Animal Welfare

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Aquatic Life Institute presenting at COP27 in Egypt
Photo courtesy of Aquatic Life Institute

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $150,000 to the Aquatic Life Institute for general support. The Aquatic Life Institute works to improve the welfare of aquatic animals in farms and fisheries through research and coalition building.

This follows our June 2022 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Atlas Fellowship — General Support

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,800,000 to Atlas Fellowship for general support. Atlas Fellowship works on applied research for developing large-scale talent search and scholarship programs. It administers a summer program, scholarship, and online community for talented high school students, and helps these students pursue impactful careers.

This follows our March 2022 support and falls within our focus area of growing and empowering the EA community.