Support The People’s Fund

These funds will be used to create educational resources that identify recent trends in local zoning decisions to allow, restrict, or regulate animal agriculture operations, community response, and the impact or likely impacts of such decisions on these communities.

Akisha Townsend Eaton

The grant from The People’s Fund from Mercy For Animals will be used to help Black Women Farmers of LA secure our growing space for the next year, to build a greenhouse as a first step to starting a Black-owned nursery in South LA, to purchase essential tools, and to expand our doorstep produce-delivery service to vulnerable populations.

Doreen Haywood, Black Women Farmers of LA

Join our work to shift power in our sector.

We depend on your active participation to transform the culture of philanthropy and build a more just and equitable farmed animal protection movement.

Support Our Grantees

The People’s Fund aims to be a platform and an amplifier for our grantees, not a gatekeeper to funding. We understand, however, that for many funders supporting grantees through The People’s Fund can be a stepping stone to building relationships that lead to future direct funding.

Whenever possible, we encourage funders to donate to grantees directly rather than through our program. We welcome the opportunity to facilitate direct giving to our grantees, so please reach out to us if you would like an introduction.

Learn and Grow with Us

Want to learn more about our participatory process, our grant committee, or our successes and challenges? Looking for advice on shifting your own processes to uproot inequity, center grantees, and entrust decision-making power? We love to connect with fellow funders! Please reach out to our grant manager, Erin Kwiatkowski.