About Us

Our Vision

A happier, healthier, and greener world for all.

We inspire people to be vegan to save the world!

 VEGAN ACTION works to eliminate animal suffering, reduce environmental impacts, and improve human health through a vegan diet.

Vegan Action is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (FIN# 94-3224024) working to eliminate animal suffering, reduce environmental impacts, and improve human health.
Created in 1995, Vegan.org is one of the oldest and most visited vegan websites in the world.

Our efforts over the past 20 years include certifying hundreds of vegan products with our logo through our Vegan Certification Campaign by:

  • introducing humane organizations to veganism with our Humane Outreach Campaign,
  • bringing vegan food into public and private facilities nationwide with our Food Service Campaign,
  • educating animal welfare organizations about the connection of care for companion animals and veganism
  • leading cooking and plant-based nutrition lessons to students and community groups
  • sharing the compelling ideas behind veganism with thousands of people with our Share Vegan Campaign and additional tabling events.

We also raise awareness to over a quarter of a million people a year through this website.

New Product Submissions

We love to know about new vegan products and so would our website visitors! We welcome nationally distributed vegan products and books for consideration on our website and social media feeds. Samples and press information may be mailed to the post office box below or you can call 804-577-8341 for our office address.

Vegan Action
Attn: New Products
P.O. Box 7313
Richmond, VA 23221

 Marketing Vegan Products

We can arrange for your product samples and marketing materials to be distributed at the Richmond Vegetarian Festival. This annual event is one of the largest of its kind in the country, and boasts attendance in the 10,000 range.

Company and Product Sponsorship on our website or electronic newsletter

Various sponsorship opportunities are available. Please email for details and rates.

 Board of Directors

Krissi Vandenberg

Executive Director and Program Developer


Alyssa Murray

Board Treasurer


Cara Frye

Vegan Certification Program Coordinator

Matt Fitzgerald

Board Member


Amy Kvien

Board Member


Janus Chidester

Board Member 

Sara Marunde

Humane Outreach Coordinator

Carl Athey

Humane Outreach Coordinator


Leah MacDaniel

Humane Outreach Coordinator

Amanda Just

Social Media Engagement Coordinator


Advisory Committee

Vegan Vet – Dr. Christopher Patterson, DVM

Advisor – David Blatte, Esq

Former Board Members

David Blatte

Eliza Bates

Pam Webb

Roy Webb

Jason Gaverick Matheny

Jeff Bogosian

Alanna Wiggins Tomlin

Christopher Patterson

Nina Marino

Jean Kreinar

Leslie Sanford

David Phinney

Founding Members

Ori Brafman

Leor Jacobi

Special Thanks To

Lloyd Young – newsletter and design work

Cara Frye- Design work

Barb Upchurch – advice and support

Grateful for Grants and Donations From

Nalith Foundation

Craigslist Foundation

Meyer & Papa Gold Family Foundation


Pangea Vegan Products

The Vegetarian Site


Dharma Merchant Services


Network for Good


United Way

Wells Fargo Community Support


 Contact Us

Vegan Action/Vegan Awareness Foundation
P.O. Box 7313
Richmond, VA 23221
phone: 804 577-8341
fax: 804-254-8346
email: info@vegan.org

Due to the high volume of mail we receive each day, we are not always able to respond to all questions or comments but we try our best!

For questions about Vegan Certification: Answers to many of the questions we receive can be found in the Vegan Certification section of our site. Please be sure to check the links on the right side of that page.