Animal Advocacy

ABOUT

The Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, established on Earth Day 2016, is a Donor-Advised Fund that works with partner groups to end animal abuse; promote veganism for animals, human health, and the environment; and promote wildlife conservation.

2021 grantees to date are: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, White Coat Waste Project, Faunalytics, and Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Previous grantees have been: Animal Place, Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, Compassion Over Killing (now Animal Outlook), Good Food Institute, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, HOWS Project, Virginia Beach SPCA, Beagle Freedom Project, Vegan Outreach, Lost Dog & Cat Foundation, and Have a Heart Farm.

Key programs are highlighted below.

(9/4/21)

MILESTONES

Achievements with partner groups to end animal abuse; promote veganism for animals, human health, and the environment; and promote wildlife conservation.

AWARDS

Partnering with PETA to present an annual animal rescue award of $1,000 to an exceptional organization or individual.

VEGAN FOR HEALTH

Sponsoring the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Exam Room Live broadcasts on nutrition & health.

LAB ANIMALS

Supporting multiple initiatives to replace outdated animal experiments with modern human-relevant science.

RACEHORSES

Partnering with PETA’s Campaign to End Racehorse Cruelty, with success at the U.S. federal and state levels.

BACKYARD DOGS

Partnering with PETA’s Community Animal Project on legislation, education, and field work to protect backyard dogs.