ACE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the United States with a globally-distributed team dedicated to finding and promoting the most effective ways to help animals. We work toward this mission by evaluating and recommending charities, awarding grants to promising projects, and driving capital in the movement.
Our 2022–2024 Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) strategic plan simplifies and aligns our vision so that we can work toward common goals. It’s broken into three mutually dependent focus areas, each including a unique vision statement and strategies for reaching our highest potential. Learn more about how we intend to optimize our core programs, drive capital, and empower our team to do the most good.
Animal Charity Evaluators began in 2012 under the name Effective Animal Activism (EAA), as a division of the U.K. charity 80,000 Hours. Learn more about our journey to finding and promoting highly effective opportunities for helping animals.
We work to identify the most effective ways to help nonhuman animals. Our philosophy focuses on anti-speciesism, promoting welfare, and empirical research. Learn about our philosophical commitments and how they provide the foundation for our work.
Our Frequently Asked Questions page addresses common questions ranging from our broader goals and activities to specifics about making smart donations and how our research process works.