Championing land, water, oceans, and the people protecting natural resources for future generations

Driving tangible results in environmental conservation

The Moore Charitable Foundation is committed to effective environmental conservation and community stewardship through strong partnerships. With our partners, we are preserving open land and healthy forests, ensuring clean water, advancing marine area and species protections, and fostering future generations of conservation and community stewards.

Healthy Oceans

Formal protections cover just five percent of oceans, lagging well behind similar protections for land, leaving marine areas vulnerable to rampant development, overfishing, pollution, and climate change. The Moore Charitable Foundation partners with organizations mitigating these threats by advancing conservation outcomes for species, habitats, and communities, including protected and sustainable marine zoning and policy, augmented fishing protections, and effective enforcement.

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Advocating for Clean Water and Air Near North Carolina’s Hog Farms

Despite promises made two decades ago to develop cleaner and more sustainable animal waste systems, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) throughout North Carolina still use the antiquated lagoon and sprayfield method to dispose of waste. Newer methods for waste management—such as directed biogas projects—cause even greater harm to North Carolina’s waterways, land, wildlife, and communities. The Moore Charitable Foundation partners with champions who take polluters head-on through research, advocacy, community mobilization, and, if necessary, litigation.

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Protecting scenic, historic and natural landscapes to help wildlife and surrounding communities

Faced with population growth, development pressure, energy infrastructure, extreme weather, and a changing climate, The Moore Charitable Foundation is committed to strategic partnerships that conserve open spaces and advance forest health to safeguard our natural environment and to ensure diverse species and abundant ecosystems for future generations.

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Revitalizing Forests and Keeping Communities Safe with Prescribed Fire

The Moore Charitable Foundation promotes the use of prescribed burning to restore forests, maintain clean water and lower the risk of wildfire. Prescribed burning is the practice of deliberately setting and carefully managing fires under strict conditions approved and monitored by firefighting professionals. A centuries-old tradition, today the practice is used to protect and refresh forests by removing the dense vegetation build-up in a forest’s understory that fuels large wildfires. This also allows for indigenous plants and wildlife to thrive, restoring a more natural and diverse ecosystem.

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Latest News

The end of 2022 brought yet another important win for conservation with the year-end omnibus appropriations package that will stop abuses of the federal conservation easement tax incentive program. Our partners at The Land Trust Alliance (LTA) have been critical to promoting passage of this legislation. The Moore Charitable Foundation has worked for

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Thanks to bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress, and advocacy from groups like Oceana, the Shark Conservation Fund and Oceans 5, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act has been signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislative victory was an incredible way to wrap up 2022, adding to

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At the 15th United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15), countries from around the globe have gathered to discuss climate commitments to ensure biodiversity, reduce emissions and advance renewable energy sources. They should not miss the opportunity to declare that biomass is not part of any solution.   The Moore Charitable Foundation strongly supports curtailing

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29

Years

Number of years The Moore Charitable Foundation has been driving conservation impact

199

Grantees

Number of grantees in land, water, marine, and community initiatives The Moore Charitable Foundation is proud to have supported last year

234

Square Kilometers

Size of marine reserve around British Overseas Territory Ascension Island, secured with partners and our support

  • 29

    Years

    Number of years The Moore Charitable Foundation has been driving conservation impact

  • 199

    Grantees

    Number of grantees in land, water, marine, and community initiatives The Moore Charitable Foundation is proud to have supported last year

  • 234

    Square Kilometers

    Size of marine reserve around British Overseas Territory Ascension Island, secured with partners and our support

“We are grateful to The Moore Charitable Foundation for partnering with us to defend our state’s precious natural riches.” — Derb Carter, Director, Southern Environmental Law Center, North Carolina