The Moore Charitable Foundation’s affiliate Taos Ski Valley Foundation supports nonprofits in the Taos, New Mexico, area to manage forest health, mitigate wildfire, and collaborate on water planning; advance wildlife habitat protection and restoration; ensure critical riparian waterways; and foster community conservation, culture, and integrity.

Forest Health, Clean Water, and Wildfire Protection

Taos Ski Valley Foundation supports the visionary Rio Grande Water Fund, a collaborative, public-private forest and watershed management effort in New Mexico that will help protect our communities and forests from catastrophic wildfires and help secure water for 1 million people—half of New Mexico’s population—for generations to come. The foundation also prioritizes aquatic and riparian conservation needs in support of fish and wildlife species.

Community Conservation

Taos Ski Valley Foundation partners with local land trusts to protect family, public, and historic land tracts and buildings through conservation easements and other creative approaches, including collaborative community conservation efforts. We also connect local youth to gainful forest health employment opportunities.

Thriving Communities

Beyond preserving the area’s natural resources, the foundation actively is involved in strengthening the fabric of the Taos community and nurturing local culture. Support extends to critical nonprofits that are feeding struggling families and empowering women experiencing homelessness; building affordable housing and providing children a place to learn and play; and bringing Southwest history, arts, and culture to life through events, festivals, museums, and other programs.

“The support from the Moore Charitable Foundation and the grant from the Taos Ski Valley Foundation is crucial in ensuring our work to engage rural youth and restore forest function is successful.” - Zander Evans, Executive Director, Forest Stewards Guild

New Mexico News & Impact

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 Hill

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The Taos Community Foundation’s Fund for Taos has announced a new matching grant from the Taos Ski Valley Foundation to raise emergency funds for addressing the coronavirus crisis.

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Taos Ski Valley Foundation has donated $25,000 to the newly formed Fund for Taos, a specialized action fund within the Taos Community Foundation dedicated to serving the community’s needs during the COVID-19 emergency.

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