Election Candidate: Animal Welfare Fund (EA Funds)
Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund

EA Forum Team is raising money for the Animal Welfare Fund.






Election Candidate: Animal Welfare Fund (EA Funds)

The Animal Welfare Fund (part of EA Funds) aims to effectively improve the well-being of nonhuman animals, by making grants that focus on one or more of the following:

  • Relatively neglected geographic regions or groups of animals
  • Promising research into animal advocacy or animal well-being
  • Activities that could make it easier to help animals in the future
  • Otherwise best-in-class opportunities

You can find more information and some of their past grants here, and Forum discussion related to their work here.

The Fund focuses on projects that primarily address farmed animals, as well as projects that could affect other large populations of nonhuman animals. Some examples of projects that the Fund could support:

  • Supporting farmed animal advocacy in Asia.
  • Researching ways to improve the welfare of farmed fish.
  • Promoting alternative proteins in order to reduce demand for animal products.
  • Advocating against the use of some cruel practice within the industrial agriculture system.
  • Growing the field of welfare biology in order to improve our understanding of different ways to address wild animal suffering.

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

This fundraiser was set up as part of the EA Forum Donation Election event, but it’s a normal fundraiser: donations to this fundraiser will be designated for Animal Welfare Fund, not for the Donation Election Fund or anything else.

Please also note that donating to this fundraiser does not count as a vote for the Animal Welfare Fund in the Donation Election (see more about how the Election works here.)


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Effective Altruism Funds: Animal Welfare Fund
Effective Altruism Funds

Animal Welfare Fund

The Animal Welfare Fund aims to effectively improve the wellbeing of nonhuman animals by making grants that focus on one or more best-in-class opportunities.