ACE’s Top Charities work in ways that are most likely to produce the greatest gains for animals, actively evaluate and improve their programs, and have a demonstrated need for more funding. We promote them as our top giving opportunities, and as ideal examples of effective advocacy.
Albert Schweitzer Foundation
Albert Schweitzer Foundation (ASF) conducts corporate outreach campaigns and a variety of vegetarian outreach campaigns. They are one of the first animal charities conducting corporate outreach campaigns on behalf of fishes.
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Anima International runs corporate campaigns, releases undercover investigations, and engages in online and offline ad campaigns and outreach. They work to build the capacity of the animal advocacy movement, including in relatively neglected regions.
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The Humane League
The Humane League runs a variety of programs that advocate for farmed animals, including corporate outreach, online veg advertising, and individual outreach. They continually seek to optimize the impact of their activities.
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The Good Food Institute
The Good Food Institute works in an underutilized but critically important area by promoting and developing competitive alternatives to animal-based meat, dairy, and eggs. They provide support in a variety of ways to cellular agriculture and cultured meat companies, including building relationships with distributors and retailers and driving R&D of the products.
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ACE’s Standout Charities conduct strong work on behalf of animals in ways that could potentially affect large numbers of animals. We feel confident in the quality of their work, but for one reason or another we did not select them for a Top Charity recommendation. Standout Charities retain their status for two years, after which they are re-evaluated by ACE.
Compassion in World Farming USA (Compassion USA) is the U.S. branch of an international organization working to advance farmed animal welfare. They work to improve farmed animal welfare, primarily by changing corporate practices and policies through corporate campaigns and their Food Business program. Read Review.
Faunalytics works to support other animal organizations through research. They conduct independent research, work with client organizations on various research projects, and provide resources for individual advocates through the content library they host on their website. We think they are a particularly good giving opportunity for donors with a special interest in supporting research that can benefit the entire animal advocacy movement. Read Review.
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) works to build the capacity of the animal advocacy movement in India. Their primary focus is reducing the suffering of farmed animals. As farmed animal advocacy in India is relatively neglected, we believe that FIAPO’s work has the potential to be highly effective. Read Review.
Sinergia Animal is a Brazilian organization that engages in corporate outreach with the goal of reducing animal suffering and decreasing the consumption of animal products. They focus especially on countries where major international animal advocacy organizations are not currently working, and aim to work as pioneers, paving the way for other organizations to expand their operations. We recommend Sinergia for donors who want to promote corporate reforms in relatively neglected countries. Read review.
Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira (SVB) is a Brazilian organization that promotes plant-based diets by organizing veg fests, promoting Meatless Mondays, administering a vegan label, and working with restaurants to increase vegan offerings. They also work with health professionals to spread knowledge of the health benefits of a plant-based diet. We recommend SVB for donors who are interested in promoting plant-based diets in Brazil. Read review.
Since we began our charity evaluations in 2014, we have considered over 500 charities in total. For more details, see our complete list of Charity Reviews.