As of June 2018, we are funded through early 2019 with four staff. Major funding primarily comes from individual donors in the effective altruism and animal advocacy communities, and grants from the EA Funds Animal Welfare Fund. Additional funding will secure a longer runway and enable us to expand our staff. (There is at least one other candidate who we will hire now if we receive sufficient funding.) We appreciate any contribution you can make!
We are in the process of applying for our US 501(c)(3) tax exemption, and in the meantime, the Centre for Effective Altruism, a registered US 501(c)(3), has generously offered to act as our fiscal sponsor. You can make a tax-deductible donation to Sentience Institute by donating through a special fund the Centre for Effective Altruism created for us on Effective Altruism Funds. UK donors can also claim Gift Aid for their contribution.
The link above will direct you to the Sentience Institute fund and will show a fund allocation of 100%. Click the "Looks good!" button to donate by credit card, debit card, bank transfer, wire, or check.
Please note that because donations go through EA Funds, we are only notified of donations on a monthly basis at most. We deeply appreciate your support and would love to be in touch with you sooner rather than later, so feel free to get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you supported us! We'll have a more formal donation process in the future.