What is the Recommended Charity Fund, and how does it work?
The Recommended Charity Fund is for anyone who wishes to support ACE’s recommended charities through a single donation, simplifying the process so that you can easily give to effective animal charities. 100% of the Fund supports ACE’s recommended charities, and its disbursement will be determined by ACE’s research team.
The Fund will be disbursed twice per year (in January and in July) according to the distribution that our research indicates is most effective at that time.1 Because January’s disbursement falls soon after our annual release of new charity recommendations and July’s disbursement falls soon after our mid-year check on Top Charities’ room for more funding, we will be able to use up-to-the-minute information to guide our allocation decisions.
The grants for the current period of January to June 2019 will be determined in July 2019.
In July, we expect to distribute grants to select Top and Standout Charities based on how effectively we think they would be able to use additional funding. Depending on the amount of money in the Fund at that time, we may make relatively few grants, or we may distribute money to each recommended charity, as we did in our previous three granting periods. It’s likely that the most substantial grants made from the Fund in July will still be to one or more of our Top Charities, but our decision will also be informed by each charity’s room for more funding.
Past Recommended Charity Fund Grants
Note that this means donations collected between the July distribution and the annual recommendation update will be distributed to January’s Top and Standout Charities, which may differ from those at the time the donation was originally made.