Each year, Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) spends several months rigorously evaluating animal advocacy organizations to identify those that can achieve the most significant impact for animals with additional donations in the next two years. Our objective is to help people help animals by providing donors with high-impact giving opportunities that reduce suffering to the greatest extent possible.
We are excited to share that this year, 14 charities have passed the charity selection phase and are currently under comprehensive evaluation. These include eight charities being re-evaluated because their two-year recommendation status is expiring1 and six that are being evaluated for the first time. On November 1, once evaluations are complete, a subset of them will be awarded an ACE recommendation for the next two years, joining the ranks of the five charities we recommended in 2022: Çiftlik Hayvanlarını Koruma Derneği, Dansk Vegetarisk Forening, Fish Welfare Initiative, Sinergia Animal, and The Good Food Institute.
Out of all the charities around the world that ACE is aware of, we believe that those that are selected for evaluation show particular promise of running effective programs and engaging in highly impactful work—even those that are not ultimately recommended are likely among the most effective charities in their respective domains. Below is a brief overview of the 14 charities under evaluation in 2023.
Charities We’ve Previously Evaluated
Charities We’ve Never Evaluated
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) USA’s recommendation status also expires in 2023. While we would typically re-evaluate the organization this year, the ACE team is keen to evaluate CIWF International rather than just the U.S. branch. This decision aligns with ACE’s approach to evaluating other multinational organizations as single, global entities. Due to a genuine misunderstanding, the charity did not have enough time to gather all the documents we needed to evaluate CIWF International this year. Because CIWF USA still completed part of this year’s evaluation process, we will award them a 2023 participation grant and evaluate CIWF International in a future year.