Crate-Free Illinois — Campaigning Against Gestation Crates (2021)

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard and Amanda Hungerford

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

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $70,350 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.[footnote 1: https://civileats.com/2018/03/21/after-a-decade-of-promises-has-the-food-industry-made-progress-on-gestation-crates/]

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

Crate-Free Illinois — Campaigning Against Gestation Crates (2019)

2017 Chicago Good Food Fest (Photo courtesy of CFI.)

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.