Mission

"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet, not one of them is forgotten by God." (Luke 12:6)

A philanthropic venture, the FIVE SPARROWS FUND sponsors projects and campaigns that help raise public awareness and motivate individual and social action in ending the exploitation of all nonhuman animals. Additionally, our work unequivocally promotes veganism as a "moral obligation" in protecting all living beings. We believe that "all" life is God-given and, therefore, it should be highly respected, honored and protected, particularly that of the most innocent and vulnerable among us, nonhuman animals.

We also financially support nonprofit organizations that share our mission and goals. Special focus is given to assisting innovative grassroots projects that have well-defined and clear goals and objectives, and those campaigns that we believe have the greatest or most urgent need. Areas of priority include the abolition of factory farms, ending all animal exploitation, advancing animal personhood and liberation, veganism advocacy, rescue shelters and spay/neuter programs, animal sanctuaries, as well as wildlife conservation programs.

Work

THE FIVE SPARROWS FUND financially contributes to projects and/or campaigns that support our mission by providing small grants. Organizations that meet our general criteria (see Mission statement) are welcome to apply by contacting the Fund directly. The decision as to whether or not to make a grant, and the conditions of any grant, is entirely at the discretion of the Fund. We currently support the charitable work of the following organizations (partial list):

ALLEY CAT ALLIES

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

ANIMALS ASIA

ANIMAL LEAGUE DEFENSE FUND

ANIMAL PLACE

BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY

DIRECT ACTION EVERYWHERE

FARM SANCTUARY

GREY2K USA WORLDWIDE

HUMANE LEAGUE

HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL

HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES

JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE

LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS

NO KILL ADVOCACY CENTER

NONHUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT

NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA

PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE

VEGAN OUTREACH

WHITE COAT WASTE PROJECT

WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION

Funding

Dr. Rocco Paolucci is the principal funder and director of THE FIVE SPARROWS FUND. Before fully committing himself to the animal rights movement, he served as tenured associate professor and chairman of the Information Science and Technology academic department at Cabrini University (Radnor, PA), and director of its Instructional Systems and Technology graduate studies program.

Dr. Paolucci received the following academic degrees: Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology from Widener University, Master of Science in Information Science from Drexel University, Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Bachelor of Science (with Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.

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