The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of ₹21,400,000 (approximately $332,944 at the time of conversion) to the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) to support farm animal welfare work in India over the next two years. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on farm animal welfare.
FIAPO, an animal rights organization made up of smaller organizations throughout India, works to address animal welfare issues at the local and national level in India. This grant will provide funding to support reform of poultry slaughter and dairy industry practices; grassroots advocacy including capacity building for farm animal welfare; and a pilot corporate/institution campaign to reduce animal product usage. Open Philanthropy is excited about the grant primarily because of FIAPO’s broad network of grassroots members across India; the confidence Lewis Bollard (Open Philanthropy's Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare) has in FIAPO’s relevant leadership; and the potential opportunity Open Philanthropy sees in India—one of the world’s largest producers of eggs, fish, and chicken—to encourage farm animal welfare reforms and advocacy. This grant was one of five recent grants made to various organizations supporting farm animal welfare activities in India.