EJF Philanthropies

Sustainable Food Systems


We are supporting efforts to create an environmentally sustainable food system and find alternatives to meat coming from animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

Through impact investments, we are building supply chains for higher-welfare kosher meat raised from animals raised outside of CAFOs, and we are supporting the growth of the plant-based protein market.

Through grants, we are working with organizations to improve farmed animal welfare and highlight the connections between industrial animal agriculture and climate change and biodiversity loss.

We are also funding major impact campaigns for the EATING ANIMALS film, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Christopher Quinn, and for Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book, “We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast,” to be published in September 2019.