Animals are sentient and conscious beings. We need to rethink the way we interact with them.
Why did Fórum Animal not receive our recommendation?
Fórum Animal’s work to improve welfare standards and increase engagement in animal advocacy is promising because it primarily focuses on animal groups, countries, and interventions that we consider high priority. We find their work on corporate outreach for welfare improvements to help farmed animals in Brazil particularly likely to be impactful. For more information, see their Impact Potential spreadsheet. However, despite their impactful work, we estimate that additional funds would have marginally more impact going to our recommended charities. See 2023 Criteria Methods and Limitations for a detailed explanation of how we conduct evaluations and our 2023 evaluation process for information about our decision-making process. While Fórum Animal did not receive a recommendation from us this year, we recognize them as one of the most effective charities in their space.
Are Fórum Animal’s programs cost effective?
After analyzing the recent achievements and expenditures of Fórum Animal’s programs, we assessed their secured cage-free commitments as particularly cost effective because they were implemented ahead of schedule, and the cost per commitment was relatively low compared to most other producer outreach achievements. In contrast, we assessed Fórum Animal’s media outreach work as less cost effective because we had limited information about the quality and reach of the media outlets and generally assess media outreach as a lower-priority intervention. For more information, see Fórum Animal’s Cost-Effectiveness spreadsheet.
How is Fórum Animal’s organizational health?
Organizational factors can influence a charity’s effectiveness and stability. Based on our assessment, we are confident that Fórum Animal has the key policies and processes in place necessary for healthy workplace conditions, governance, and staff engagement. We also positively noted their commitment to professionalizing their operations and their receptiveness to feedback on best practices.
How much additional funding could they use?
We estimate that Fórum Animal has room for $300,000 of additional funding in 2024 and $400,000 in 2025, beyond their current projected revenues for those years. Therefore, we believe that they could effectively use a total revenue of up to $735,120 in 2024 and $821,520 in 2025. For more information, see their Room for More Funding spreadsheet.