Farmed Animal Funders

Farmed Animal Funders

Farmed Animal Funders (FAF) is a group of funders committed to replacing factory farming with a more humane and sustainable food system — leading to a world free of the suffering factory farming causes to animals, people, and the environment. To get there faster, FAF seeks to share, learn, and collaborate to become more effective funders.


What problem is Farmed Animal Funders working on?

Factory farming:

  • Causes over 100 billion animals to suffer deprivation, fear, and pain every year.
  • Is a chief cause of environmental degradation and climate change.
  • Harms human health by breeding superbugs that can lead to pandemics and producing products that cause chronic illnesses.
  • Worsens human hunger, the decline of rural community, and species extinction.

Despite these effects, less than 0.1% of global philanthropic donations go towards improving or replacing factory farming. Farmed Animal Funders sees remedying factory farming as a neglected but tractable global priority and an incredible opportunity to dramatically improve the world.

What does Farmed Animal Funders do?

Farmed Animal Funders is open to all individuals and foundations giving more than $250,000 per year to end factory farming. It is a learning community with no pooled funding, which shares resources and ideas about how to advance the fight to end industrialised animal agriculture and transition to a more plant-based society through personal philanthropy.

FAF’s research aims to help funders find promising giving opportunities and give them the confidence needed to allocate funding to these opportunities. This work includes:

  • The state of the farmed animal advocacy movement.
  • Briefs on key areas of farmed animal advocacy.
  • Custom shallow reviews comparing donation options to inform members’ donations.

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