Our Vision and Mission
Animal Grantmakers envisions a safer and kinder world for animals—and a better and more sustainable future for us all.
We seek to empower our members and allies to deploy, grow, and leverage their resources more effectively on behalf of animals, people, and the environment. We do this by helping animal funders learn from and share with each other and philanthropy at large; improve their grantmaking practices; collaborate; and become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We also help integrate animal issues with the work of non-animal funders and their grantees.
Our Goals and Our Work
With three goals in sight, Animal Grantmakers is working to create a broader, more diverse, and more engaged membership raising the bar on philanthropic giving for animal causes and pioneering relationships with and investments by those not in the traditional animal protection movement.
Animal Grantmakers began in 1999 as a voluntary association of foundations and organizations that provide grants to benefit animals. At the time, only a handful of philanthropists had a focus, entirely or in part, on animal protection, and resources and data to help guide animal grantmaking were scarce.Learn More About Our History →