The Good Food Institute (GFI) accelerates alternative protein innovation with the goal of reducing the carbon footprint of global food production to zero. They are accomplishing this through fostering scientific innovation, influencing government policy and engaging corporations in the development and production of plant-based and cultivated meat offerings.

They have been instrumental in supporting industry advances, including a world first cultivated meat sale approval in Singapore and have funded groundbreaking projects that supported the work of hundreds of researchers on five continents.

Animal Charity Evaluators have consistently named GFI as one of their top charities, evidencing the calibre of expertise they possess and their growth to influence alternative meat adoption globally.

Source: Giving is Great


To accelerate alternative protein innovation with the objective of reducing the carbon footprint of food production
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  • This charity is endorsed by respected charity impact evaluators
  • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
  • There have been no material income deficits in recent years

How you can help

Established: 7 years
Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Income Spending Surplus/
31/12/20 $18,923,594 $13,273,604 $5,649,990 $27,615,470
31/12/19 $21,598,428 $8,894,304 $12,704,124 $791,764 $22,067,451
31/12/18 $8,359,313 $5,802,323 $2,556,990 $503,810 $9,358,216
31/12/17 $5,291,596 $1,316,150 $3,975,446 $6,877,724
31/12/16 $3,590,781 $688,503 $2,902,278 $71,052
Comment: GFI has been reporting a large surplus of income over spending but their policy is to prefund their programmes. In practice this should mean that spending in any one year is similar to income in the preceding year.

Source: Giving is Great

What it does
    Good Food Institute are developing the roadmap for a sustainable, secure, and just protein supply. They identify the most effective solutions, mobilise resources and talent, and empower partners across the food system to make alternative proteins accessible, affordable, and delicious.

    Who's supporting them? ?

    Endorsed by:
    • Giving What We Can
    • Founders Pledge
    We have no records of donations from grant makers.

    How do they operate?

    Science and Technology Development

    Objectives: To advance the fundamental scientific breakthroughs that enable alternative proteins to succeed

    Description: Good Food Institute analyse the industry to identify key knowledge gaps, allocate grant funding toward the highest-impact research projects, and cultivate an engaged community of scientists to forge collaborations and bolster the technical talent pipeline. They are charting a roadmap to overcome pre-competitive technical challenges through open-access research and accelerate the rate of progress across the alternative protein industry.

    Innovation and Communication

    Objectives: To ensure all GFI communications and innovations achieve maximum impact

    Description: Good Food Institute recruits and supports entrepreneurs in creating their own companies, and helps existing companies appeal to more consumers to become more successful, thereby generating direct competition with industrial competitors. Communications help the momentum of conversations about innovative alternatives to industrial animal agriculture by using social media to insert experts into key conversations.

    Accelerating Industry

    Objectives: To work with global partners across the private sector to advance the alternative protein industry and enable market breakthroughs

    Description: Good Food Institute partner with companies throughout the supply chain to identify the most impactful business activities that will grow the bottom line and advance the next generation of alternative proteins to compete with conventional animal products on the key drivers of consumer choice: taste, price, and convenience. By analysing the market to identify key white spaces and emerging opportunities and providing actionable, open-source market data and consumer insights, they foster an idea-rich start-up ecosystem and drive capital to scale the industry. This aids them to guide the incumbent food and meat manufacturers’ alternative protein strategy.

    Influencing Policy Makers

    Objectives: To secure government support for alternative protein research and advocate public policy that places all proteins on a level playing field

    Description: Supported by international affiliates, Good Food Institute’s interdisciplinary team of lawyers, lobbyists, and policy experts focus on initiatives that advance alternative proteins. They engage with government to secure public funds that accelerate the growth of alternative proteins, advocate for clear cultivated meat regulations to ensure there is an efficient regulatory path to market, and campaign for fair public policy to allow alternative proteins a fair competitive landscape.

    How effective are they?
    Main mission: To accelerate alternative protein innovation with the objective of reducing the carbon footprint of food production
    Y/EGood Food Institute funded projectsResearchers supported on five continents by funding
    Y/EMedia hits, quotes, and op-eds designed to grow public support and political will for alternative proteins
    Y/EMultisector participants worldwide across 50+ GFI-hosted webinars, workshops, seminars and other events
    See what you could achieve with a donation of: £

    Who works here?

      Founder and Executive Director
    Bruce oversees Good Food Institute’s global strategy, working with the U.S. leadership team and international managing directors to ensure that GFI is maximally effective at implementing programs that deliver mission-focused results. He is a TED Fellow, Y Combinator alum, and popular speaker on food innovation. He has penned op-eds for the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Wired, and many other publications. He has represented ....more
      Managing Director, Europe
    Richard leads Good Food Institute’s work in Europe. He worked as Special Adviser to the UK Prime Minister between 2012 and 2016, and as Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for International Development from 2010-12 and 2016-18. In government, his main focus was on international development policy, and he worked closely on the formation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He holds an MA in Modern History from Oxford University.
    Stewart is a retired Certified Public Accountant and is Good Food Institute’s Board Chair. He is also Chair of Good Food Institute’s audit committee, overseeing the annual audit. He has held leadership positions in local, state, and national charitable organisations, including serving on the audit committees of several large national non-profits.

    How is it governed?


    Sorry we have no information about the Trustees.

    Legal constitution
    • Not for Profit registered in USA on 15/04/2016, number: US81-0840578

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