Vegan Women Summit — General Support (2021)

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $200,000 over two years to the Vegan Women Summit (VWS) for general support. This funding is intended to support VWS’s efforts to empower women, particularly women of color, working on alternatives to animal products.

This follows our January 2020 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Vegan Women Summit — Plant- and Cell-Based Startup Pitch Competition

Vegan Women Summit is a global events and media organization created to empower female-identifying change makers to bring compassion to their careers. (Photo courtesy of the Vegan Women Summit.)

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Vegan Women Summit staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $20,000 to the Vegan Women Summit to support a pitch competition for female founders in the plant- and cell-based space. The Vegan Women Summit aims to use the competition to support early-stage female founders, particularly women of color, by connecting them with investors and publicizing their startups.

This follows our January 2020 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Vegan Women Summit — General Support

(Image courtesy of the Vegan Women Summit.)

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Vegan Women Summit staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $5,000 to the Vegan Women Summit, to be held in San Francisco in February 2020, for general support. The summit aims to empower vegan women, particularly women of color, and inspire them to be leaders of the plant-based movement. A portion of the summit’s proceeds will benefit Mercy for Animals.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.