There’s no real change — not even a movement — without the grassroots, yet the grassroots is starved of funding, receiving only 3% of donations. 97% of all donor dollars go to professional advocacy organizations rather than people on the front lines of the struggle, according to the report Dollars and Dissent.
Free from Harm has been on the front lines since 2009, producing a vast amount of work and presence online on a tiny budget of $100K or less annually. Slaughter Free Network has been carrying out hard-hitting pressure campaigns targeting the powerful elites in our food system since 2018.
Free from Harm is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that relies largely on small individual donations to fund its work. Contributions to Free from Harm are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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What Your Donation Supports
Free from Harm has been on the front lines since 2009, producing a vast amount of content and presence, mostly online, on a tiny budget. Slaughter Free Network has been carrying out hard-hitting pressure campaigns targeting the powerful elites in our food system since 2018. The goal of such pressure campaigns is to get in front of powerful targets and ultimately have a seat at the negotiation table to decide the future of our food system. Our focus is dominant institution change rather than consumer conversion, as a means to increase the vegan population and advance a plant-based food system. In the spirit and tradition of other successful grassroots movements, we believe in mobilizing people power to apply pressure on powerholders, a strategy sorely lacking in our movement.
Our food system has vertically integrated into an anti-democratic and cartel-based structure in which a handful of powerful figures make huge decisions that dictate the choices for millions of consumers as well as the fate of billions of animals. For too long, these powerful elites have not been held accountable by our movement. And it’s not just us saying this; it’s these elites as well! As Errol Schweitzer, former Vice President of Grocery for Whole Foods Market points out, “The concept of voting with your dollars is a false Messiah. The grocery industry manufactures the demand for the product it sells. Retailers manufacture demand. They advertise.” Our campaigns urge these elites to transition to a plant-based food system to avoid the immense impact on nature, animals and vulnerable human populations across the world.