2022 Animal Grantmakers Conference - San Francisco Bay Area

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2022 Animal Grantmakers Conference - San Francisco Bay Area

Animal Grantmakers is a group of foundations, other grantmaking organizations and individuals engaged in grantmaking that benefits animals.

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Residence Inn Berkeley 2121 Center St Berkeley, CA 94704

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This diverse group of philanthropists works locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on issues involving companion animals, captive and free-ranging wildlife, farmed animals and animals used in research, among others. Conference registration is strictly limited to members of funding organizations.

  • Conference Registration Deadline: October 14, 2022.
  • Conference Hotel Room Block Deadline: September 30, 2022


Join fellow funders working to protect and ensure the well-being of all types of animals at the 2022 Animal Grantmakers Conference in beautiful Berkeley, California, October 23 – 26, 2022. The 23rd annual conference will offer an unsurpassed opportunity to engage with peers, grantees and other experts in the field, and leaders of animal and environmental protection organizations in the region to strengthen our collective impact. With Animal Sentience as this year’s theme, this unparalleled conference will feature:

  • Two amazing field trip choices to either 1) The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito and the nearby Marin Headlands for a nature walk; or 2) four local organizations serving companion animals: Cat Town, Muttville, San Francisco SPCA and San Francisco Animal Care and Control.
  • Chances to socialize with new and old friends at a welcome reception, gala dinner, and at breakfast, lunch, and breaks. You may also sign up to join others for an informal "dine-around" at a local vegan-friendly eatery.
  • Rich presentations and discussions with leading experts on a wide range of animals and animal issues, with a focus on Animal Sentience.
  • In partnership with Farmed Animal Funders, sessions on ending factory farming and other topics of mutual interest.
  • Discussions about how funders can advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work.
  • An afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations just a short walk from the conference hotel at the Brower Center; the talks will be followed by a cocktail reception.
  • Other dynamic formats, including keynotes, film clips, panel discussions, workshops, and more.

Reserve your room at the new Residence Inn Berkeley by September 30.


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Book your hotel reservations at the new Residence Inn Berkeley: BOOK ONLINE  or CALL 1-888-236-2427 and ask for the Animal Grantmakers Conference Room Block to get the group rate of $254+taxes for Standard One-Bedroom Suite. Rate available October 22 - 27, 2022.

Room Block closes on  Friday, September 30, 2022. After this date, contact Lisa Rapps, conference@animalgrantmakers.org for availability.

Check in time: 3PM; Check out time: 12PM. 

Parking fees : Daily Valet $49 . No self-parking at hotel.

Pets are welcome. Contact hotel for details. Non-refundable pet fee: $150 Per Stay


Animal Grantmakers is exploring the possibility of making select presentations available for viewing online after the conference. Please stay tuned.

Learn More: https://animalgrantmakers.org/

Note: the Animal Grantmakers Conference is not open to the general public. Participation is limited to members of Animal Grantmakers and to organizations that are primarily grantmakers.


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