You’re on a mission to make the world a safer and kinder place for animals. You understand that helping animals can help people too. Let’s join forces.

Welcome to Animal Grantmakers, a group of funders who share your concern for animals, and are working together to create real and lasting change. We envision a world in which animals thrive and are treated with care and respect.

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Animal Grantmakers 2022 Conference

October 23 – 26, 2022
Berkeley, California

Animal Grantmakers invites you to our 23rd annual conference! Animal Grantmakers is the nation’s only funder affinity group focused on protecting and enabling the well-being of all animals. We are a diverse group of private foundations, public charities, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and other funders working on domestic and global issues affecting all types of animals. Together, we envision a safer and kinder world for animals—and a better and more sustainable future for us all.

We welcome our members and all other funders working to protect and ensure the well-being of animals. Join us Sunday, October 23 through Wednesday, October 26 in beautiful Berkeley, California for an unsurpassed opportunity to participate in Bay Area site visits, engage with leading experts, and connect with your peers on your shared work and interests.

Animal Philanthropy:
The Magazine of Animal Grantmakers

Featuring news, animal funder profiles, research, insights, commentary and more, our new magazine on philanthropy knowledge hub Giving Compass – Animal Philanthropy – aims to inspire greater curiosity about the other sentient beings who share our planet, and increased investment in their protection and welfare.

Animal Funding Atlas

Learn about this new, interactive grants mapping tool created to facilitate collaboration and strategic grantmaking for animal-related funders. Help improve the Atlas by sharing your organization’s grants data.

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Membership in Animal Grantmakers is open to foundations, other grantmaking organizations, giving programs and individuals that are engaged in grantmaking that benefits animals, at least in part, and whose giving is at a consistent, significant level on behalf of animal protection and is purely charitable in purpose; or the organization itself is chartered for the sole purpose of animal grantmaking.

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We are pleased to share with the public numerous resources for both grantmakers and grantseekers, in addition to a variety of animal protection resources. Many more helpful resources and timely research into subjects of interest to funders of animal protection programs are available exclusively for members of Animal Grantmakers in the members-only area of the website.

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