Principal Office: USA
Key Words: environmental conservation, Amazon region, marine ecosystems
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is dedicated to advancing environmental conservation and cutting-edge scientific research around the world.
The Foundation makes grants for environmental conservation in the Amazon region and in marine ecosystems.
Additional program areas fund science research, and initiatives to improve the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Environmental Conservation. The Foundation’s grant making in Environmental Conservation funds conservation in North America and South America.
Most of Moore’s grants in Environmental Conservation are to nonprofit organizations in the USA and internationally (i.e., Canada for marine conservation and salmon ecosystems, and Amazon countries for the Andes-Amazon Initiative). Grant recipients include conservation NGOs, policy institutes, development organizations, and others.
Grants generally range from US$100 thousand to multi-million dollars.
APPLICATION: The Foundation researches and evaluates organizations to fill specific niches within Moore’s program areas. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Eastern Europe and Russia: Russia (wild salmon ecosystems)
Latin America and Caribbean: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela (Andes-Amazon Initiative)
Note: French Guiana is included in the Andes-Amazon Initiative, but is not recognized as a developing country in the definition of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.
In 2010, the Foundation authorized grant funding (all programs) of US$265 million.
The Foundation’s database can be searched for past grants awarded by funding area and year.
Moore’s program area in Science is relevant for researchers in marine microbiology. The Marine Microbiology Initiative has the ten-year objective of developing predictive ecosystem models of representative marine environments.
In recent years, Moore provides substantial grant funding for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD). Many of these are stand-alone grants in Environmental Conservation.
Moore offers news releases, and it posts annual reports.
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