Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is a charity evaluator focused on organizations working to improve animal welfare.

ACE was founded in 2012, under the name of Effective Animal Activism, as a branch of 80,000 Hours. It adopted its current name and became an independent organization in 2013 (Perez 2015).


ACE publishes a periodic list of "top charities", singled out as "top giving opportunities and as ideal examples of effective advocacy." In addition, they highlight a number of "standout charities", which "conduct strong work on behalf of animals" but which for various reasons do not attain the status of a top charity. As of February 2021, ACE's "top charities" list features four organizations: Albert Schweitzer Foundation, Good Food Institute, The Humane League, and Wild Animal Initiative....

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