Apply For a Grant from our Effective Animal Advocacy Fund
ACE’s Effective Animal Advocacy Fund (EAA Fund) will be distributed to a combination of: Top Charities, Standout Charities, and other promising charities or programs that our research suggests will do the most possible good at the time of distribution. Up to 5% of the Fund may also support ACE’s own research. You do not need to be registered as a charity to apply for funding. The first disbursement of the Fund will be determined by ACE’s research team in January, 2019.
We will make grants of various sizes, with no grant exceeding $100,000 or 50% of the grantee’s 2018 budget. Applicants may choose to request a grant of a specific size or allow ACE to allocate a grant size for successful candidates as we see fit.
During the first round of EAA Fund grants, we will prioritize capacity-building activities including research, knowledge sharing, intersectional work, and other activities that facilitate the growth of the animal advocacy movement. This includes supporting the development of newer and smaller organizations, particularly those in BRIC countries and other neglected communities. We are also especially interested in supporting legislative advocacy for animals during this round of funding.
Please note that we may contact you with additional questions or for further clarification. If you have any questions, please contact ACE Researcher Aaron Call.
Due to a tremendous response from over 100 applicants, we will announce the recipients of our first round of EAA Fund grants in mid-February. We initially hoped to announce these decisions by the end of January, and we apologize for the delay.
Apply For Research Funding
The purpose of ACE’s Animal Advocacy Research Fund is to support research that contributes to an understanding of effective animal advocacy.
A generous benefactor has committed $1,000,000 to be used for this program. We hope to distribute most of this funding via grants to advocacy groups, academics, and other qualified researchers. All are welcome to apply.
The deadline to apply for the next round of research funding is March 31, 2019.
If we request a specific amount of funding, will ACE only grant the full amount or nothing, or is it possible for us to receive partial funding?
Our grant decisions will not be all-or-nothing—partial funding is a possibility. Applying for multiple programs within one application will not reduce the chances of any one of those programs being funded—if we think one is promising and others are not, we may provide funding for what we view as the more promising program and not the others. If you have a very large project proposal, you may want to explain in your application whether or not partial funding would be helpful (for example, if you have other options for getting the rest of the funding or could scale down the project).
Can only U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofits apply?
Neither nonprofit status nor registration as an entity in the United States are requirements for a grant. Individual animal advocates and for-profit organizations working to help animals are also eligible to apply for EAAF grants. Projects involving campaigning for or against political candidates are not eligible for an EAAF grant. It is also possible that we will encounter restrictions when issuing grants to organizations in certain countries, but we will address this on a case-by-case basis after the application process is complete.
Who should I contact if I have trouble submitting my application?
If you have trouble submitting your application or have additional questions, please contact ACE Researcher Aaron Call.
When will I know if my application for an EAAF grant was successful?
We aim to notify all applicants of our final decisions by mid-February.