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VegFund provides grants to vegan activists to support their outreach efforts. We fund programs all over the world that inspire people to go and stay vegan.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Curit

Rachel Curit

We're pleased to feature Rachel Curit, a passionate animal advocate and current VegFund intern. Rachel is interested in writing and social media and is putting her talents to work for the animals by authoring informative blog posts and helping us manage a vegan education campaign that reaches hundreds of thousands of people each week! We've been impressed by Rachel's creativity and are looking forward to continuing to work with her as we spread the vegan message of compassion. Be sure to check the VegFund blog often; Rachel has some great blog posts in the works!

Read about Rachel's life as a vegan advocate and her many unique volunteer experiences

VegFund is Hiring!

VegFund is recruiting a major gifts officer (MGO) who will play an integral role in building the institution’s resource base and operations. The MGO will work with VegFund’s leadership team to implement fundraising strategies that increase the organization’s support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other sources, with a special emphasis on securing major gifts. The preferred candidate will also have broad knowledge of other development tactics, including online giving, marketing and special events, board management and planned giving.

Read the full job description and get details on how to apply here (PDF).

Summer Conferences - Thank You!

The VegFund staff has had the pleasure this summer of brushing shoulders with thousands of animal activists between Taking Action for Animals in Washington DC and the Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles. We want to extend our thanks to the many people who stopped by our booths or signed up for our mailing list. We really appreciate these opportunities to connect in person with old friends and potential new ones, and we were also excited to present our mission to the activist community and hear what else is going on in the movement. We'll see you all again, and anyone who missed us, at AR 2015!

Meat and Masculinity

Have you come across men in your advocacy who think that going vegan or even cutting down on meat will make them less masculine? Cultural ideals of masculinity have a big impact on many of men's attitudes and behaviors regarding things like diet. Specifically, they tend to express a variety of rationalizations for eating meat that women don't often express, and thus they tend to eat meat more frequently. Fortunately, recent research suggests that there may be several ways we can maximize our chances of reaching these men.

Learn why "manly" men eat meat and what to do about it