High risk / reward projects, social movement theory, grants to individuals and organizations, international flexibility
High Risk / High Reward
We aren't afraid to fund new and unproven ideas that have the possibility of making a big impact.
Many traditional institutions have organizational charters that limit the types of grants they can give to mature, predictable, federally-chartered organizations that show measurable results. We have no such charter and are willing to embrace new approaches that may fail, but also may produce spectacular results down the road.
Understanding of Social Movement Theory
We understand how social movements succeed
As former activists and advocates ourselves, we have studied social movement theory and have a unique perspective on what is missing from the movement ecology for animals.
Grants to Individuals
Individuals do not have to be part of tax-deductible organizations
While we prefer giving to 501c(3) tax-deductible organizations, we are not restricted to these. We are open to grants to political 501c(4) organizations as well as individuals who are not affiliated with any organization.
We can give internationally via bitcoin
We are similarly not restricted to giving in any one country. If your organization is able to accept bitcoin (and either convert it to local currency or spend it directly for expenses), we can give directly using the open, global monetary network of the future.
Here's a non-exhaustive list of individuals and organizations we have supported
Building a New Animal Freedom Movement
Viral Veganification of the World
Global Dietary Guidelines Campaign
Bringing Animals into the Global Policy Conversation
Holding Industry Accountable to the Truth
Direct Action Everywhere
Non-Violent Direct Action for Animals
Animal Think Tank
Building a Social Movement for Animals in the UK
Get in touch
Email philanthropy at phauna dot org