Good Ventures: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: Good Ventures focuses its grantmaking on farm animal welfare and treatment.

IP TAKE: This funder’s grantmaking is conducted in partnership with the Open Philanthropy Project.

PROFILE: Founded in 2011 by Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz and his wife, former journalist Cari Tuna, Good Ventures is “[a] philanthropic foundation whose mission is to help humanity thrive.” The foundation’s current major areas of grantmaking focus include U.S. criminal justice reform, farm animal welfare, biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, and potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.

Good Ventures’ animal and wildlife grants focus on farm animal welfare and “[r]aising awareness of current practices and pushing for reform that could reduce animal suffering by enormous amounts.” Past grantees in this space include Mercy for Animals, which received funding for its U.S. broiler chicken welfare corporate campaigns, and the International Society for Applied Ethology, which received a grant for its work advancing farm animal welfare in developing countries.

Good Ventures awards multi-million dollar grants; however, most grants tend to stay in the $75,000 to $300,000 range. To learn more about the types of organizations Good Ventures supports and at what level, examine its grants database. Good Ventures does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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