About The Moore Charitable Foundation

Founded in 1992 by lifelong conservationist Louis Bacon, The Moore Charitable Foundation is a private family foundation that works to protect natural resources and inspire future environmental stewards. Moore Charitable and its affiliates partner with nonprofit organizations that preserve open land and healthy forests; ensure clean and abundant water; advance marine and marine species protections; and foster conservation and community stewardship, including environmental, educational and other local programs in our priority conservation and geographic areas and beyond.

In addition to Louis Bacon as Founder and Co-Chair of the foundation, Gabrielle Bacon serves as Co-Chair, and Ann Colley, Director of Public Relations and Charitable Giving at Moore Capital Management, serves as Executive Director and Vice President.

Conservation Priorities

Preserving Open Land and Healthy Forests

We support the permanent protection of scenic, historic, and natural landscapes for public recreation, wildlife and habitat survival, and the livelihoods of surrounding communities. We also advocate for forest health management practices that champion biodiversity, build resilience from fire and floods, and ensure the integrity of water resources.

Championing Clean Water

We defend the vitality of our bays, rivers, and wetlands from pollution and changing climate, ensuring access to water clean enough to drink and in which to recreate; and we preserve the abundance of water to sustain working lands and communities.

The Moore Charitable Foundation is committed to tangible results in environmental conservation through strong partnerships.
Advancing Marine Area and Species Protections 

We work with non-profit organizations to protect coastal areas, communities and animals from devastating extractive threats, and to establish marine reserves, constrain overfishing, and advance protections for key species.

Fostering Future Generation Conservation and Community Stewards

We empower new conservationists and community leaders to establish innovative and sustainable ecological and cultural practices and policies, locally and globally, for places and people.

Where We Work

Embodying a local philanthropic strategy, Moore Charitable supports nonprofit conservation and community groups working in specific geographies. We also support several national charitable organizations, as well as the conservation and cultural community of New York City. The Moore Charitable Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Recent News

  • Open Land
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As world leaders and climate activists gathered in the United Kingdom for COP26, they should have been studying the U.K.’s heavy reliance on the biomass

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  • Open Land
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October 15, 2021: In an op-ed for The Fayetteville Observer, “Venus flytrap part of what makes Fayetteville, Wilmington special and is worth preserving,” Moore Charitable

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A new outdoor interpretive museum opened at the John N. Smith cemetery to honor nearly 2,000 African-Americans who were essential in establishing the Cape Fear

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Moore Charitable Foundation
11 Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6600
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