List of Organizations

This list represents organizations that we examined in some way during our recommendation process. We have categorized each organization by their type of work and status. In total, we have considered over 150 animal organizations, conducted shallow investigations on 50 farm animal charities, and conducted a deeper analysis of 12 charities. We also considered two organizations which requested not to be listed here.

It is important to note that the small number of highly recommended organizations below is the result of a deliberate decision to provide clear and actionable recommendations to donors who are seeking to find the highest impact uses for their donations. We believe that many more of the animal organizations listed below also do excellent work on behalf of animals.

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Humane Societies/Companion Animal Shelters
General Animal Rights
Veterinary
Industrial Agriculture
General Animal Welfare
Animal Testing and Vivisection
Entertainment
Meat Alternatives and Lab Meat
Wild Animal Rescue and Shelter
Legal and Legislative
Animal Meta-charity
Organization Review Organization Type
Top Charities
Animal Equality
Mercy For Animals (MFA)
The Humane League
Standout Charities
Albert Schweitzer Foundation
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)
Humane Society of the United States' Farm Animal Protection Campaign
Vegan Outreach
Charities Considered
America For Animals
Animals Australia
Anonymous for Animal Rights
A Well Fed World
British Hen Welfare Trust
Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals
Carnism Action and Awareness Network
Christian Vegetarian Association
Compassion in World Farming USA (CIWF)
Compassion Over Killing (COK)
Compassionate Action for Animals
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations (FIAPO)
Global Animal Partnership
Help Animals India
Movement for Compassionate Living
New Harvest
Vegetarian Society
Viva!
269 Life*
Animal Aid*
Animal Place*
Animal Protection and Rescue League*
Animals' Angels*
Association Against Animal Factories*
Beyond Factory Farming*
Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA)*
Catskill Animal Sanctuary*
Chicken Out! Vancouver Humane Society*
Compassion for Animals*
Eurogroup for Animals*
Farm Forward*
Farm Sanctuary*
Food Animal Concerns Trust*
Food Empowerment Project*
Humane Farm Animal Care*
Humane Farming Association*
Humane Slaughter Association*
Humane Society International*
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)*
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine*
The Monday Campaigns*
Vegan Australia*
Vegan Society*
Vegetarian Resource Group*
VINE Sanctuary*
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary*
600 Million Dogs
Abolitionist Approach
ACTAsia For Animals
Alley Cat Allies
American Humane Association
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Americans For Medical Advancement
Animal Chaplains
Animal Defenders International (ADI)
Animal Defense League
Animal Ethics
Animal Law Coalition
Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
Animal Liberation Press Office
Animal Liberation Victoria
Animal Protection Institute (API)
Animal Recovery Mission
Animal Rescue Corps
Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN)
Animal Rights Party USA
Animal Rights UK
Animal Welfare Institute (AWI)
Animals and Society Institute
Anti-Cruelty Society (Chicago)
Arizona Humane Society
Bat Conservation International
Bat World Sanctuary
Beauty without Cruelty
Best Friends Animal Society
Big Cat Rescue
Born Free Foundation
British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV)
Canadian Farm Animal Care Trust
Care for the Wild (Int., UK)
Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)
Centre for Animals and Social Justice
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT)
Defensanimal
Ducks Unlimited
Especismo Cero
Fishcount
Foundation A.MAR.TE
Friends of Animals (FoA)
Grey2K USA
Hooves and Angels
Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HSPCA)
Humane Alliance
Humane Party (US)
Humane Research Council
Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV)
Humane Watch
In Defense of Animals (IDA)
Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
International Primate Protection League
International Society for Animal Rights
It's Meow or Never for Ferals
Kent Action Against Live Exports (KAALE)
L214 Ethique et Animaux
Last Chance for Animals (LCA)
Lobster Liberation Front (LLF)
Maddie's Fund
Marine Connection
Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition
Michigan Humane Society
Monkey Madness Primate Sanctuary
National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)
National Museum of Animals and Society
New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS)
Pallets of Pet Food for American Shelters
Party for the Animals USA
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
People for Animal Liberation (PAL)
Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
PetSmart Charities
Primate Freedom Project
Protection Mondiale des Animaux de Ferme (PMAF)
RedRover- United Animal Nations
Respect For All Animals Ministry (RFAAM)
Responsible Policies for Animals (RPA)
Revolución Animal
RSPCA
Sanctuary One
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK)
Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL)
Soceity of Animal Welfare Administrators
SPEAK (Society for the Promotion of Education in Animal Kindness)
Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN)
The Animal A.R.K.
The Blue Cross Veterinary Hospital
The Party for the Animals (Dutch)
Toronto Pig Save
VegasVeg
WDCS (Whale and Dolphin Conservation Socitey)
Wolf Preservation Foundation (WPF)
World Event to End Animal Cruelty (WEEAC)
World Animal Protection 
Animal Charity Evaluators‡
VegFund‡
Direct Action Everywhere†

* Declined to be reviewed.
† Voluntarily removed from consideration, usually due to donations made to ACE from organizational leadership.
‡ Not considered because the group falls outside our scope of consideration or because of a conflict of interest.