Apply for funding from ACE movement grants

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ACE is now accepting applications for our fifth round of Movement Grants. Details for applicants are outlined below.


ACE Movement Grants is for anyone interested in making the animal advocacy movement more effective. ACE launched Movement Grants in late 2018 for three main reasons:

Donations to Movement Grants will be distributed to a number of promising charities around the world as decided by a review committee consisting of several ACE team members.

Since 2018, we have organized four rounds of funding, received over 350 applications, and awarded 108 grants to charities in 30 countries. Thus far, grants have been between $4,000 and $60,000, with a mean grant size of $20,000. Moving forward we will have one round per year.

Guidelines for applying

Movement Grants awards one-time grants. Past grant recipients are welcome to apply in future rounds. We are able to provide operational support and invite charities to apply for funding for this part of their work.

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A large number of applications for Movement Grants are received from organizations located outside of the United States, and we recognize that English is a second language for many of them. If any part of the Movement Grants process is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact our Movement Grants Program Officer, Marianne van der Werf. We offer the option to submit applications in languages other than English. Non-English applications will be translated using an internet translation service (e.g., Google Translate). Applicants should be aware that internet translation services do not always produce accurate translations. Organizations that make it to the third stage of the review process will be asked to provide backup documentation in English.

Please note that we may contact you with additional questions or for further clarification. If you have any questions, please contact our Movement Grants Program Officer, Marianne van der Werf.

Process after applying

For the current round, we introduce a multistage process, of which the application form is the first stage. Reasons for the multistage process include making the process less laborious for applicants and being able to tailor information gathering. After closing the application, the review committee will evaluate the first-stage applications over three weeks and decide what, if any, additional information we require from applicants. During stage two, we review this additional information and decide which applicants will continue to the third stage. Applicants in the third stage are those who we feel most confident in moving forward with us. At this stage, we request that applicants provide backup documentation as part of our due diligence process.[2] Based on the backup information, the review committee and ACE’s board members will make final decisions. Several months after the grant has been disbursed, ACE will check in with the grantees via a questionnaire.[3]

We accept applications once per year. This year, we will be accepting applications until 11:59 pm PT on March 12, 2021.



If you’d like to learn more about Movement Grants or have any questions for our Movement Grants Program Officer, join us for our upcoming Community Chat event on February 28, at 10am PT. For more information and to register for this event, click here.


  1. Please note that a grant received by an individual person may be considered taxable income. Individuals working outside the U.S. are asked to collaborate with a fiscal sponsor or reach out to Movement Grants Program Officer Marianne van der Werf to discuss options for funding. ↩︎

  2. A list of the backup information requested in the previous round can be found here. We may tailor requests for backup information depending on the type of organization applying for funding and the country/countries in which they operate. We share this list for informational purposes only and advise other organizations and grantmakers to consult with their legal advisors on how to set up their own due diligence process. ↩︎

  3. A copy of the reporting questionnaire used in the previous round can be found here. ↩︎

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