From the atrocious conditions of factory farming to the harsh conditions of the wild, animals around the world face an enormous amount of suffering every day. It doesn’t have to be this way. The RC Forward Animal Welfare Fund is a great way to make your efforts to help animals go further, by relying on expert research to inform your giving.
RC Forward collaborates with Animal Charity Evaluators to ensure that your donations support high-impact animal welfare charities. Your donations to the RC Forward Animal Welfare Fund made from October 2021 to September 2022 will be split between Animal Charity Evaluators’ latest (2021) Top Charities: Faunalytics, The Humane League, and Wild Animal Initiative.
Because our fund is distributed based on the latest ACE recommendations, you can be confident that you are supporting charities that have been rigorously evaluated on several key metrics, including cost effectiveness, culture, track record, and room for more funding. (Learn more here.)
Learn more about ACE’s 2021 Top Charities in their overview, where you can find links to detailed reviews.
Of your donation will support the work of Faunalytics. Faunalytics is a U.S.-based organization working to connect animal advocates with information relevant to advocacy. This mostly involves cоnducting and publishing independent research, working directly with partner organizations on various research projects, and promoting existing research and data for individual advocates through their website’s content library. Faunalytics was an ACE Standout Charities from December 2015 to November 2021.
Of your donation will support the work of The Humane League (THL). THL currently operates in the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., and Japan, where they work to improve animal welfare standards through grassroots campaigns, movement building, veg*n advocacy, research, and advocacy training, as well as through corporate, media, and community outreach. They work to build the animal advocacy movement internationally through the Open Wing Alliance (OWA), a coalition founded by THL whose mission is to end the use of battery cages globally. THL has been an ACE Top Charity since August 2012.
Of your donation will support the work of Wild Animal Initiative (WAI). WAI currently operates in the U.S., where they work to strengthen the animal advocacy movement through creating an academic field dedicated to wild animal welfare. They compile literature reviews, write theoretical and opinion articles, and publish research results on their website and/or in peer-reviewed journals. WAI focuses on identifying and sharing possible research avenues and connecting with more established fields. They also work with researchers from various academic and non-academic institutions to identify potential collaborators, and they recently launched a grant assistance program. Wild Animal Initiative has been one of ACE’s Top Charities since November 2020.