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.
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.
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.
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.
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