Colorado’s open and wild places — private forests, public places, ranches, grasslands, farms, and undisturbed wilderness — are integral to its natural heritage and identity. The Moore Charitable Foundation’s Colorado affiliates, Trinchera Blanca and Tercio Foundations, are committed to land and water conservation, forest management, the preservation of threatened species, and quality of life in and around the Colorado’s San Luis Valley and the Culebra Range. We are proud members of the community, and among the largest philanthropic partners in the region.
In partnership with land trusts, The foundations help to conserve thousands of acres of open space in Colorado through conservation easements and the creation of connected landscapes and undisturbed wilderness. The foundations strive to unite the Western conservation community, providing the skills and tools necessary for advocates and landowners to enact meaningful change.
Forests in Southern Colorado are overgrown and at-risk of catastrophic wildfire. Dedicated to the promotion of best practices for forest-management, Trinchera Blanca and Tercio Foundations support fire mitigation activities and the study of at risk areas, which are critical to reducing risk of unnatural fire and improving wildlife habitat.
Resilient river and stream environments support biodiversity and wildlife and help maintain soil integrity. We partner to advance riparian restoration through education, collaboration, and the implementation of key strategies, including removing invasive plants and planting native species. We also support the restoration of acequias, or communal irrigation canals, an historic and cultural method of sharing water for agriculture in a dry land.
Strengthening environmental stewardship is a driving priority for the foundations. We provide ongoing support for continuing education programs to enact conservation strategies. Through our partnerships, we promote conservation education, teaching stewardship of the land and the importance of safeguarding threatened resources.
The Trinchera Blanca and Tercio Foundations engage our local communities through grants to integral organizations such as local conservation groups, food banks, public libraries, cultural and historical festivals, school districts, and historic museums.
The Taos Ski Valley Foundation (TSVF)—an affiliate of The Moore Charitable Foundation—awarded $125,000 to The Nature Conservancy New Mexico’s Rio Grande Water Fund (RGWF) to increase the use of prescribedRead More
New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich and Moore Charitable Chairman Louis Bacon lay out a new approach to forest health and wildfire mitigation in an Op Ed for The HillRead More
The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust announces a generous grant from Trinchera Blanca Foundation to help make additional conservation in Colorado’s San Luis Valley possible in 2020 and beyond.Read More