Archived Version: May, 2014
|Primary Work Area||Industrial Agriculture|
|Website||A Well-Fed World|
|Review Published||May, 2014|
|Current Version||December, 2014|
A Well-Fed World’s programs and global grants promote plant-based diets, alleviate hunger, and protect farmed animals in the United States and internationally. Example grants provide vegan proteins like soybeans and peanut butter in school lunches, develop community gardens, sponsor farmed animal related documentaries and museum exhibits, and support feed-ins, pay-per-view video, and veg festivals. Once selected for a grant, organizations can receive ongoing funding through A Well-Fed World, including by donors to A Well-Fed World selecting to direct their funds towards a particular grantee organization.
This review is an archived copy, originally published in May 2014.
Serving a useful role
As an organization making one-time and ongoing grants, A Well-Fed World serves a useful role in supporting grassroots programs to promote veganism and combat hunger. Projects that do not require ongoing support can get needed funds, and new organizations can receive funding while expanding their donor base or securing non-profit certification. A Well-Fed World supports many such programs, thus allowing experimentation which should result in some strong approaches if guided by impact assessment.
Programs have uneven impact
The programs supported by A Well-Fed World are very diverse, so they vary greatly in their impact. A Well-Fed World does stay abreast of major changes in organizations to which they make grants in order to avoid funding programs which no longer meet their criteria. However, their model assesses effectiveness in a qualitative manner, so programs do not have quantitative measurements of effectiveness. This means that differences in impact will likely persist over time.