Animals Don't Belong in a Lab

With your help, we can put an end to harmful, flawed and costly animal experiments through the advancement of smarter, human-relevant research and the promotion of animal-friendly changes to laws and policies.

A Better Way

We fund and promote early-career scientists developing innovative new alternatives to animal testing in research. Learn how we're helping create a more compassionate future. 

Inspiring young minds and saving animal lives. We empower educators with humane teaching tools. Learn how we're ushering in a new era of compassionate science education for students.

Our grant program offers critical funding to sanctuaries providing safe and loving environments for animals retired from research. See how we're helping give these animals a second chance at life. 

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Together, we can unite compassion with scientific progress!

Building a more humane future requires a knowledge of the situation, better solutions, and the buy-in of the scientific community. When you partner with NAVS, you make all these ingredients for change possible.

Your gift today can help advance humane scientific research and education, advocate for better laws, and provide lab animals with safe, caring homes.

Our Progress by the Numbers

Funding Smarter Science

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$ Million

in grants given by NAVS to fund researchers developing innovative alternatives to animal experiments

Advocating

Advocacy

messages sent to legislators  
through the NAVS Advocacy  
Center in the past year 

Educating

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recipients of the NAVS Humane  
Science Award, recognizing excellence  
among high school students 

Helping Animals

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sanctuaries, shelters and rescues helped by the NAVS Sanctuary Fund since 2001

How You Can Help

Advocate

Our advocacy center makes it easy to contact the representatives making decisions that affect animals.

URGENT NEED:
Help stop the push to use more nonhuman primates in research!

Donate

Your gift will help NAVS advance smarter science, empower advocates, promote innovative science education, and assist animals in need.

How You Can Help

Advocate

Our advocacy center makes it easy to contact the representatives making decisions that affect animals.

URGENT NEED:
It's Time to Pass the Humane Cosmetics Act

Donate

Your gift will help NAVS advance smarter science, empower advocates, promote innovative science education, and assist animals in need.

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