Animal Charity Evaluators
|Registration no.||EIN 36-4684978|
|Legal status||501(c)(3) organization|
|Purpose||Animal charity evaluation|
|Effective Animal Activism|
Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE), formerly known as Effective Animal Activism (EAA), is a US-based non-profit charity evaluator and effective altruism-focused organization founded in 2012, dedicated to finding and promoting the most effective ways to help animals. ACE performs research in order to provide guidance to charities and members of the animal advocacy movement, on the relative effectiveness of different interventions and offers top charity recommendations to donors. ACE also offers career and volunteering suggestions, as well as advice to existing charities on becoming more effective animal advocates. Notable board members include the animal rights philosophers Peter Singer and Jeff Sebo.
ACE's four top-rated charities as of 2020 are:
- Albert Schweitzer Foundation
- Anima International
- The Humane League (since ACE's launch in August 2012)
- The Good Food Institute
ACE has five standout charities:
- Compassion in World Farming USA
- Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations
- Sinergia Animal
- Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira
Marc Gunther reviewed ACE in an article for Nonprofit Chronicles, noting: "[T]he work of Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is relevant to nonprofits of all kinds. As its name suggests and, on a very modest budget, ACE evaluates animal charities. Its work could inspire those who want to evaluate charities in other sectors—education, the environment, that arts, whatever." He further noted: "The point is, Animal Charity Evaluators is asking the right questions–the kind all nonprofits should be asking themselves."
Charity evaluator GiveWell conducted and published notes on a conversation with Jon Bockman, the Executive Director of ACE, as part of an investigation into animal welfare as a potential cause area to devote resources into.
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- "Meet Our Team". Animal Charity Evaluators. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
- Wrenn, Corey (2015). A Rational Approach to Animal Rights: Extensions in Abolitionist Theory. Springer. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-137-43465-4.
- Srinivasan, Amia (2015-09-24). "Stop the Robot Apocalypse". London Review of Books. 37 (18).
- Broad, Garrett M. (2018-12-01). "Effective animal advocacy: effective altruism, the social economy, and the animal protection movement". Agriculture and Human Values. 35 (4): 777–789. doi:10.1007/s10460-018-9873-5. ISSN 1572-8366.
- "Recommended Charities". Animal Charity Evaluators. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
- Gunther, Marc (2015-04-12). "What if the "most good you can do" is to help animals?". Nonprofit Chronicles. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
- Singer, Peter (2015-04-19). "Is it moral to save this puppy?". Salon. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
- "Conversation with Jon Bockman on July 12, 2013" (PDF). GiveWell. 2013-07-12. Retrieved 2020-06-29.