Thrive Grant

Thrive Grant

The Thrive Grant funds initiatives that create just, plant-based food systems by reducing the consumption or demand of animals, overcoming industrial animal agriculture, or for vegan advocacy.

About Thrive Grant

The Thrive Grant ranges from $10,000 USD to $50,000 USD. 
The Thrive  Grant is geared toward mid-size or larger organizations, and/or organizations with a track record of success. Please see other grants here.

Deadlines are 11:59 pm GMT on:
1 March 
1 June
1 September
1 December

It takes up to 8 weeks from deadline for a response.  And while we aim to fund as many proposals as possible, grants are limited and, unfortunately, not all who apply will be awarded.  

Please scroll down to read the eligibility requirements and apply.
Proposals are welcomed through the online application and unfortunately, we can’t accept emailed proposals. At this time, USA organizations or international chapters of USA organizations are not eligible. And organizations that receive a grant are typically eligible for only 1 grant per year.

Equity is the centerpiece of our giving. Proposals led by or that meaningfully employ women, people of colour, and other marginalized persons are encouraged to apply.


Special Note for Africa-Based Applicants:
If you’re based in Africa, would like to apply for a Thrive Grant, and haven’t received a grant from Thrive in the past, we invite you to first join the Thrive Africa Accelerator HERE. Within the accelerator you’ll get to join a cohort of like-minded advocates from across Africa, Thrive will get to know more about your work, and you’ll then be invited to apply for a Seed Grant. Then if you receive a Seed Grant, you’re more likely to be eligible for a Thrive Grant in the future.

Due to the exceptionally high number of applications received within Africa, Thrive Grant applications within Africa are currently only being accepted by invitation or from previous Seed Grant grantees. We thank you for understanding!

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals that aim to create just, vegan food systems by reducing the consumption of animals, reducing industrial animal agriculture, or for vegan advocacy.
  • Aligns with Thrive Philanthropy’s safespace policy.
  • Outside the United States and/or are not an international chapter of a US-based organization.
  • Applicants must consistently demonstrate a positive reputation with their stakeholders and community and can contribute to Thrive Philanthropy’s positive reputation.
  • Not a for-profit company.
  • We occasionally fund individuals at smaller amounts, however, most Thrive Grants are directed to organizations. (Please see our other grants for grants suited toward individuals.)
  • We are currently prioritizing organizations with a budget less than $500,000 USD

Ineligible Proposals

  • Cellular agriculture initiatives
  • Projects or organizations that benefit, support, or are impartial to the exploitation of animals, including humans
  • Organizations or projects that provide material aid or vegan food aid to the military or police
  • For-profit companies, including restaurants or other businesses
  • Food banks, food giveaways, meal distributions, hunger-relief
  • Farmed animal welfare campaigns
  • Animal farming or other animal use
  • Projects that use animal products (animal-based food, leather, etc.)
  • Political parties or candidate endorsement
  • Tuition, student research, university fees
  • Work within the United States or international chapters of USA organizations
  • Chapters of large international organizations