Animal Charity Evaluators: Movement Grants fund

Animal Charity Evaluators

Movement Grants Fund

The Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) Movement Grants fund promising advocacy projects around the globe working to reduce animal suffering. Applications are accepted annually and grants are determined by a review committee.

What problem is the Movement Grants fund working on?

The ACE Movement Grants fund (formerly “Effective Animal Advocacy Fund”) is for anyone who is interested in making the animal advocacy movement more effective.

ACE launched Movement Grants in late 2018 for three main reasons:

  • It believes that a broad, pluralistic animal advocacy movement is more likely to be resilient — and hence more impactful — than a narrow, monistic animal advocacy movement.
  • There is little available evidence to support the effectiveness of any given intervention, and ACE thinks that animal advocacy is more likely to be successful by continuing to fund a wide range of interventions.
  • Many countries do not yet have a well-established animal advocacy movement — by funding projects in those countries, donors can help build up the movement in neglected regions and address animal suffering as a global problem.

What projects does the Movement Grants fund support?

Donations to ACE Movement Grants will be distributed to promising projects around the globe working to reduce animal suffering. The annual disbursement will be determined by the review committee. Recently, Movement Grants have been awarded to:

  • Agriculture Cellulaire France
  • Black Veg Society
  • Brigada Animal México
  • Animal Advocacy Africa
  • Middle East Vegan Society
  • Insect Welfare Project
  • Shrimp Welfare Project

For more information about how donations are allocated, see the list of past recipients and frequently asked questions on the ACE website.

Unsure how a fund is different from a charity? See our page about why we recommend donors give to funds.

What information does Giving What We Can have about the cost-effectiveness of ACE’s Movement Grants fund?

In 2023, the Giving What We Can research team evaluated ACE’s Movement Grants program as part of its evaluators research and determined that – while this program still seemed more impactful than average – Giving What We Can’s Effective Animal Advocacy fund would not grant to it, and Giving What We Can would not include it as a recommended charity. You can read the report here.