Recommended organizations

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, 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.

Better Eating International, Michelle Rojas-Soto
Mission: To inspire compassion for all animals through inclusive and empowering vegan education.

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.

Compassion in World Farming, Leah Garces

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, Michele Simon

Mission: Support the plant-based foods industry. [501(c)3 status pending but donations still tax deductible.

The Raven Corps , Claire Howe
The Raven Corps is a youth-powered activist organization, and our Ravens (aged 14 – 22) serve as youth leaders within their communities, advocating for a plant-based diet as a compassionate solution to the suffering of animals, human and non-human, as well as our natural world.

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, Lisa Rimmert, Alex Bury 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.


In partnership with our founding members, we will be awarding a number of grants (range of funding between $1K-$10K)  in 2019.  Anyone that wishes to donate to Women Funders in AR in lieu of choosing among organizations is welcome to do so, trusting that the feminist advisory board will grant the funds to deserving organizations.  You can donate here (Choose Women Funders in Animal Rights as your recipient under the Program options).  A Well-Fed World is our fiscal sponsor.

We will be transparent in our criteria for evaluating and selecting organizations and projects that we fund.  If you are interested in donating and being on the funding committee, please contact us at