Effective Giving: We Are a 2019 Top Charity!

Albert Schweitzer Foundation is one of only four organizations worldwide selected as 2019 Top Charities by ACE.


Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is dedicated to finding and promoting the most effective ways to help animals. One way ACE does so is by evaluating organizations in order to find those that are able to do the most good with additional donations.

To date, at ACE they have considered over 500 animal advocacy charities in total from all over the world. This year, out of 266 organizations they took an exploratory look at the 25 most promising ones, then reviewed 22 of those comprehensively. Nine organizations made ACE’s final list of recommended charities but only four were awarded the title Top Charity ‒ among them Albert Schweitzer Foundation. This is the second time in a row we were selected for the Top Charity category. Prior to that we held the Standout Charity title for four years.

ACE’s Seven Evaluation Criteria

Animal Charity Evaluators uses seven criteria when reviewing animal advocacy organizations:

Does the charity engage in programs that seem likely to be highly impactful? Does the charity have room for more funding and concrete plans for growth? Does the charity possess a strong track record of success? Does the charity operate cost-effectively, according to our best estimates? Does the charity identify areas of success and failure and respond appropriately? Does the charity have strong leadership and a well-developed strategic vision? Does the charity have a healthy culture and a sustainable structure?

The review casts light on every organization’s individual strengths and weaknesses which can be very informative.

We are very happy that we were able to retain the Top Charity status after ACE’s in-depth analysis. You can find their detailed review of ASF here.

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