Start high-impact animal charity:
1) Shrimp welfare: Improving the welfare of farmed shrimp in Vietnam, e.g. through collaborating with farmers to better oxygenate the water, thus reducing chronic suffering for shrimp.
2) Feed fortification: Fortifying feed with micronutrients to combat deficiencies and improve the health of laying hens in India.
If you know anyone who’d be a good fit for starting these charities please share information about the program with them.
The second round of applications to Charity Entrepreneurship 2021 Incubation Program is now open (deadline: April 15). We provide two-month online training, seed grants (up to $100,000), and mentorship to individuals who want to start new effective organizations.
How does it work?
1. THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED IDEAS
Each year our research team spends thousands of hours researching potential charity ideas, building on large bodies of research by external organizations. Only the best interventions make it onto our list of top charity ideas.
2. INCUBATION PROGRAM
We choose participants with the greatest potential to start new, effective charities from our list. We provide them with two months of free intensive training (including partner projects, evaluations, creating a funding proposal). The Incubation Program requires a full-time commitment; stipends will be provided to those in need.
Co-founders create funding proposals that are evaluated by CE’s board of directors and a network of funders. Successful teams are awarded seed funding, with grants ranging from $20,000 to $100,000. (In 2020, half of participants received seed funding from CE. The remaining half raised funds outside CE, received job offers within the CE network, or pursued other high-impact careers.) CE also provides the teams with operational support in handling legal hurdles during the first year.
4. POST-LAUNCH MENTORSHIP
Taking part in the Incubation Program means tapping into a powerful worldwide network of mentors, funders, and skilled workers. CE also provides you with weekly one-on-one mentorship calls (up to 12 months after founding) and co-working space (if pandemic restrictions allow).
Our track record
We have helped start 13 organizations including Animal Advocacy Careers, Fish Welfare Initiative, and Animal Ask.
Deadline for applications: April 15, 2021
About Charity Entrepreneurship
Charity Entrepreneurship (CE) is a project of Charity Science Foundation of Canda. We are a research and training program aimed at creating multiple high-impact charities annually with a focus on a number of cause areas, including animal advocacy. Our research and participants have led to the founding of multiple charities, including: Fish Welfare Initiative and Animal Advocacy Careers.