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Help us build a kinder world

Phauna funds and seeds organizations and individuals that are working to end human exploitation of other species. 

Our approach


We think making new vegans and changing policies are laudable goals but not the most effective things we can do. We are particularly interested in projects that improve the lives of vegans and activists (simultaneously reducing recidivism and making it easier for people to go vegan or get active), and novel approaches to building power for our movement. To learn more about these and other aspects of our approach, check out our blog.

Areas of interest


We recognize that the scale of our vision is large, and achieving it will require sustained pressure. Too often, good ideas turn into actions which fade away into exhaustion, whether personal, financial, or through lack of social cohesion. To that end, we put priority on projects which are focused on increasing the capacity, endurance, and power of our movement.


We feel that liberation work is neglected relative to welfare, alt-proteins, and food systems work. We are excited to fund projects that push the movement more towards a liberation focus.


We believe that changing the dominant culture of our society towards compassion is the essence of our mission, and is an end in itself. However, it is less visible and less obvious than other forms of change. So we think it's another area of neglect and are excited for the wide-open potential of projects that focus on culture.

To learn more about our approach, check out our blog



Pax Fauna
Vegan Friendly
Animal Think Tank
Direct Action Everywhere
Blackrabbit Images
AVA Summit
Casa Vegana
Vegan Hacktivists
Proveg International
Richman Law & Policy
Brighter Green