Albert Schweitzer Foundation — General Support (2021)

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $3,000,000 over two years to the Albert Schweitzer Foundation for general support. The funding will allow the Albert Schweitzer Foundation to continue to pursue animal welfare reforms across Europe, including campaigns and litigation to improve the welfare of egg-laying hens, broiler chickens, farmed fish, and other animals.

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

Albert Schweitzer Foundation — General Support (2019)

The Albert Schweitzer Foundation works on campaigns to improve the condition of broiler chickens. (Photo courtesy of ASF.)

Grant investigator: Amanda Hungerford

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,600,000 over two years to the Albert Schweitzer Foundation for general support. The funding will allow the Albert Schweitzer Foundation to continue to pursue animal welfare reforms across Europe, including campaigns and litigation to improve the welfare of egg-laying hens, broiler chickens, farmed fish, and other animals.

This follows our January 2017 and September 2017 grants and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Albert Schweitzer Foundation — General Support

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard
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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,000,000 over two years to the Albert Schweitzer Foundation for general support of its farm animal welfare activities in Germany. The funding will allow the Albert Schweitzer Foundation to significantly expand their corporate outreach on broiler chicken welfare, increase their fundraising capacity, and hire a law firm to pursue litigation related to turkey and pig welfare.

This is the third grant we have recommended to the Albert Schweitzer Foundation. Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to increase our support due to the organization’s track record securing cage-free pledges from major German retailers; his confidence in its leadership team; and the organization’s strategic alignment with our goal to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe.

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

Albert Schweitzer Foundation — Fish Welfare

Published: March 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of €299,000 ($317,060 at time of conversion) to the Albert Schweitzer Foundation to support its work to develop and implement a fish welfare standard for German retailers. The Albert Schweitzer Foundation plans to use this grant to 1) conduct a study on ways to reduce fish suffering and to analyze the costs of various enhancements of fish welfare, and 2) build relationships with retailers and universities in the aquaculture industry. It plans to use the study to determine which welfare improvements to advocate for. This is one of a series of grants to organizations working to improve the conditions of the approximately 1.7 billion fish farmed in the EU and Norway.

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Albert Schweitzer Foundation budget Source

Albert Schweitzer Foundation — International Cage-Free Advocacy

Published: March 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of €102,000 ($111,986 at time of conversion) over two years to the Albert Schweitzer Foundation to support its work to end the confinement of hens in battery cages.

In early 2016, we recommended a series of grants to support corporate cage-free campaigns and wrote on our blog about why we see this as a promising strategy to promote farm animal welfare. The present funding, part of a new series of grants focusing on international cage-free advocacy, will support Albert Schweitzer’s work in Poland.

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Albert Schweitzer Foundation, Poland Cage-free Budget Source