Dawn Moncrief

Founding Director
A Well-Fed World

Dawn Moncrief is the Founding Director of A Well-Fed World (AWFW), a hunger relief and animal protection nonprofit based in Washington, DC. AWFW’s dual mission uniquely assists both people and animals in dire need. Their advocacy and research create structural change by advancing the food security benefits of plant-based food and farming. Their financial and activity-based programs empower innovative food justice groups to achieve immediate impact at the grassroots level.

A Well-Fed World LogoThrough their Global Grants program, AWFW distributes more than 200 grants annually, with 50+ countries represented. Additional contributions are provided through their disaster relief fund, and their Plants-4-Hunger campaign provides year-round opportunities to alleviate child hunger in Ethiopia, India, Guatemala, and the United States.

In addition to speaking in the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Africa, Dawn’s written work includes contributions in Circles of Compassion: Essays Connecting Issues of Justice and chapters in two forthcoming anthologies. Her work highlights the ways in which the overconsumption of animal-sourced foods exacerbates global hunger, especially for women and children. She also draws attention to dangerous consequences of increasingly intensive livestock production on climate change and natural resource depletion.

Dawn is a founding Board Director for Beyond Carnism and serves as Board Advisor and/or Organizational Partner for the International Fund for Africa, Food For Life Global, Brighter Green, Help Animals India, Grow Where You Are, MaituFoods, and The Pollination Project. She holds two master’s degrees from George Washington University: one in international relations, the other in women’s studies—both with a focus on economic development. She was an early participant in the Woodhull Institute’s Ethical Leadership Program and was awarded GWU’s Graduate Prize for Feminist Scholarship for her pioneering research.

Learn more about Dawn Moncrief in her Q&A on our blog, Guide 2 Good Food.


  • Global Hunger: What’s Meat Got To Do With It? | Dawn Moncrief | Change Food Fest

    Change Food

    Dawn Moncrief, founding director of A Well-Fed World, discusses the problems with livestock agriculture and its influence on the global resources needed to feed the world. She hopes that by making the connections between the livestock’s influence on hunger more obvious, we can start shifting away from the inefficient use of animals and promote plant-based […]