Women Funders in AR is committed to supporting women in leadership in the Animal Rights Movement. We do this by:
- Supporting animal rights organizations founded and led by women;
- Supporting leadership training for women in the AR movement;
- Sponsoring conferences and other events that support women in leadership in AR.
Here is a list of Animal Rights Organizations run by women from Carol Adams’ blog along with some context around why it’s important to support women-led organizations: (for more info see www.caroladams.org/blog/), which we’ve added to below with some other organizations led by women AR activists:
We think it’s important to financially support organizations run by women of all races, people of color of all genders. and to name them explicitly. We also wanted to focus on groups where donor dollars would go the farthest—and where the need is the greatest—so we have not included larger organizations. Here are some groups to consider supporting:
Animal Equality, Sharon Nuñez Gough and Jose Valle
Mission: An international organization working with society, governments and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals.
Balanced, Audrey Sanchez
Mission: Working for a world free of food-related public health concerns caused by the overconsumption of meat and egg products, and radically increased access to healthier foods for individuals and families.
Brighter Green, Mia MacDonald
Mission: a public policy action tank that works to raise awareness of and encourage policy action on issues that span the environment, animals, and sustainability.
Mission: End factory farming and advance the well-being of farmed animals globally.
Chicago Animal Save, Kelsey Atkinson
We are dedicated to empowering women and other activists belonging to marginalized groups within our activist community, and also work to uplift women and POC owned vegan businesses in the Chicago area by interviewing the owners and promoting them on our social media pages.
Compassion Over Killing, Erica Meier
Mission: Focuses on cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and nonhuman.
Encompass, Aryenish Birdie
Mission: Increase effectiveness in the animal protection movement by fostering greater racial diversity, equity, and inclusion while empowering advocates of color.
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, Katie Cantrell
Mission: An educational non-profit committed to empowering people to save the environment, animals, and our own health through our daily food choices.
Food Empowerment Project, lauren Ornelas
Mission: Create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices.
Nutrition Facts, Katie Schloer
Mission: A strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos.
Our Hen House , Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer
Mission: To effectively mainstream the movement to end the exploitation of animals by way of a dynamic media platform, featuring interviews with activists, writers, and artists—and commentary on current events—all from a vegan lens.
Plant-Based Foods Association Research and Education Fund [501(c)3 status pending but donations still tax deductible], Michele Simon
Mission: Support the plant-based foods industry.
Sentience Institute, Kelly Witwicki
Mission: Build on the body of evidence for how to most effectively expand humanity’s moral circle, and to encourage advocates to make use of that evidence.
The Raven Corps (formerly known as Youth for the Voiceless).I met with Kelcey Meadows-Lucas yesterday, and she recommended I get in touch with you!
Vegan Advocacy Initiative, Liz Ross and Linda Alvarez
Mission: Support a shift toward creating alternative food systems that exclude cruelty and exploitation toward non-human sentient animals.
Vegan Outreach, Steve Ann Chambers and Jack Norris
Mission: Work to end violence towards animals by promoting a vegan lifestyle and providing resources to help people sustain it.
A Well-Fed World, Dawn Moncrief
Mission: A hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food.
Vine Sanctuary , pattrice jones
We are including this one sanctuary because of their substantial contribution to gender and LGBTQIA equity.
Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp , Nora Kramer
An activism camp for people who want to change the world, and we center animal issues along with human rights and the environment — but we are a vegan organization for ethical and environmental reasons. Because all of our food is always vegan, that always yields an outsized focus and representation of that issue because it’s reinforced every time we eat.
This is a project that could grow and change over time. We’re excited about the feedback so far. One thing has been made clear: The animal movement is full of incredible women/queer/POC-run groups and individuals and even though most of the money in our movement goes to larger (traditionally white male run) organizations this segment of our movement deserves attention and financial support!”
In partnership with our founding members, we are planning to launch a Feminist Advised Fund for Animal Rights. This fund will be open to anyone that wishes to donate to the fund in lieu of choosing among organizations, trusting that the feminist advisory board will grant the funds to deserving organizations. We will be transparent in our criteria for evaluating and selecting organizations and projects that we fund. As we are still developing these criteria, it is not yet open for donations. Please check back here for an update.
If you are interested in donating to the fund or being on the feminist advisory board, please contact us at email@example.com