The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $100,000 over two years to Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal (FNPDA) to support its work to end the confinement of hens in battery cages. FNPDA is a network of Brazilian organizations working in various ways to promote animal welfare throughout the country.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on farm animal welfare. In early 2016, Open Philanthropy made a series of grants to support corporate cage-free campaigns and wrote a blog post about why it sees this as a promising strategy to promote farm animal welfare. The present funding, part of a new series of grants focusing on international cage-free advocacy, will support FNPDA’s work in Brazil.