Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the United States with a globally-distributed team dedicated to effective animal advocacy. Our philosophical commitments—anti-speciesism, promoting welfare, and following empirical evidence and logical reasoning—are the foundation of our work.
Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to find and promote the most effective ways to help animals. Ultimately, our vision is a world in which no individual is given less than full moral consideration on the basis of any morally irrelevant feature of their identity, including species membership.
We prioritize our efforts based on available research and the scale, tractability, and neglectedness framework. We support effective interventions within farmed animal advocacy and wild animal welfare via the following programs:
Charity Evaluations: We conduct annual charity evaluations to identify the most effective animal charities working in high-priority cause areas. Each November, we publish lists of recommended charities to promote organizations that would likely produce the greatest gains for animals with additional donations. We are transparent about our charity evaluation process and make improvements to it each year.
Movement Grants: Each June, we award grants to organizations and individuals working on various approaches to animal advocacy—especially those that lack funding, target large numbers of animals, or operate in regions with a small animal advocacy movement. This allows us to reach organizations that are too small or novel to be considered in our Charity Evaluations program, ensuring that we can support the growth of a broad range of effective organizations.
Driving Capital: Fundraising is the pillar that fuels all of our work and enables us to support effective ways to help animals. We offer convenient methods of donating to ACE, our recommended charities, and our Movement Grants program. In addition, we promote our recommended charities on social media and supply them with tools to enhance their own fundraising efforts.