What We Do:

CAF funds academic and artistic projects that explore human–animal relationships in three categories:

Research: Scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact.

Creativity: Original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals.

Performance: Public performances and exhibitions, including the products of our research and creative grants, to raise awareness of animal advocacy.

CAF has an annual grant cycle, with an application deadline of January 31st. Applicants will be notified of results by March 31st. For FAQs on how to apply and the criteria by which we judge grants, click here.

CAF also aligns with other organizations to put on festivals bringing animal advocates together for dialogue, presentations, and performances in the sprit of its International Compassionate Living Festival, which it produced or co-produced for twenty-three years. For more information on CAF’s festivals, click here.

CAF co-sponsors various lectures, including the Annual Tom Regan Memorial Lecture. For more information on CAF’s lectures, click here.

CAF has collaborated with NC State University to offer fellowships. To learn more, click here.