The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $2,000,000 over two years to The Humane League to support the Open Wing Alliance to expand corporate campaigns in Europe. The Alliance, started by The Humane League, supports global efforts to eliminate battery cages. The new grant will bolster these campaigns in Europe and allow Alliance members to expand into campaigns to improve the welfare of broiler (meat) chickens.
The Open Wing Alliance project grew out of Open Philanthropy's initial $1,000,000 grant in February 2016, and Open Philanthropy's Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to continue supporting the Open Wing Alliance due to the coalition’s strong track record of securing corporate cage-free pledges; his confidence in their leadership team; and the project’s strategic fit with Open Philanthropy's goal to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe.
Funds from this grant are unrestricted, though Open Philanthropy expects The Humane League to use them toward some combination of expanding the Open Wing Alliance staff, re-granting to European Open Wing Alliance member organizations, general campaign support expenses, and travel.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on farm animal welfare.