Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 9
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Volatile income & significant deficit in latest year: -5
  • No PartB
(no info on trustees)
    • Grant maker support: +9
    Overall GiG Score: 6 ?



    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
    Analysis by Giving is Great


    • This charity is endorsed by respected charity impact evaluators
    • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
    • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years

    Financial issues to consider:

    • Income has been volatile recently and was significantly lower than spending in the latest year
    Established: 8 years
    UN SDGs
    How you can help
    Financial Data
    Income & Spending ?
    Income Spending Surplus/
    Assets Employees Volunteers
    31/12/22 $15,833,279 $22,760,706 -$6,927,427 $44,870,240
    31/12/21 $43,468,835 $17,034,589 $26,434,246 $54,499,498
    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

      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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