The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $1,000,000 over two years to the Albert Schweitzer Foundation for general support of its farm animal welfare activities in Germany. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on farm animal welfare.
The Albert Schweitzer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that focuses on protecting animals, including reducing the suffering of farmed animals. This funding will allow the foundation to significantly expand its corporate outreach on broiler chicken welfare, increase its fundraising capacity, and hire a law firm to pursue litigation related to turkey and pig welfare.
This is the third grant Open Philanthropy has made to the Albert Schweitzer Foundation. Open Philanthropy's Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to increase support due to the organization’s track record securing cage-free pledges from major German retailers; his confidence in its leadership team; and the organization’s strategic alignment with Open Philanthropy's goal to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe.