The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of €102,000 ($111,986 at time of conversion) over two years to the Albert Schweitzer Foundation to support its work to end the confinement of hens in battery cages. The Albert Schweitzer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that focuses on protecting animals, including reducing the suffering of farmed animals.
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 this seems to be 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 Albert Schweitzer’s work in Poland.