Friends of DxE, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, provides grants for the grassroots Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) network, an international coalition of animal rights activists that has mobilized activists in over 180 cities and 34 countries, and for other animal advocacy organizations and projects.
Please submit requests for funds using the form below. Note that Friends of DxE only supports projects that fit our funding criteria. and that fulfill a tax exempt purpose. See our principles here.
Find out more about the fellowship process here.
You can donate via Funraise or check, payable to Friends of DxE, to:
Friends of DxE, 3365 Gross Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
Friends of DxE awards fellowships to a small number of activist fellows each year. In order to receive a fellowship, one must meet the following criteria:
Animal Liberation. We are animals, and we believe that every animal (human or non-human) has an equal right to be safe, happy, and free. And we will create that world in one generation.
Community. We create spaces where activists can feel supported, understood, and empowered.
Nonviolent Direct Action. We directly challenge the systems that leave animals in cages and chains.
Truth. There are times in history when uncomfortable truths must be said; we will say them.
Systems. We seek to change, not just individual behavior, but the rules of the game.
The Animals' Perspective. We push ourselves to amplify the victims' voices, and to act as the animals would, if they could.
Empowerment. We make each other stronger. We build each other up. And we teach one another to be the best and most effective activists we can be.
Emergent Leadership. Give, don't take power.
Integrity. Choose the ethical route over the easier one.
Responsibility. Take ownership over your commitments to your fellow activists.
Empathy. Be nonviolent in act, word, and tone.
Inclusiveness. Be welcoming and kind. Seek diversity. Call people in, rather than out.