• Protecting Precious Land in Colorado
    Trinchera Blanca Foundation
  • Preserving North Carolina’s Eastern Forests, Water and Threatened Habitats
    Orton Foundation
  • Louis Bacon Receives Prestigious Award for Environmental Conservation
    2013 Audubon Medal
  • Promoting Environmental Conservation Education and Stewardship in The Bahamas
    Moore Bahamas Foundation

“It is so important to protect and preserve those physical things that truly define a community –– however tough the fight.”

- Louis Bacon, Founder & Chairman

Partner Spotlight


As the largest ocean conservation and advocacy group in the world, Oceana is committed to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans – including the monitoring of shark populations. In 2013 and 2014, The Moore Charitable Foundation supported research expeditions in the Bahamas. This year’s expedition, led by Demian, a leading expert in marine conservation and an Assistant Professor at SUNY’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, included a revolutionary study on the movements and behavioral patterns of oceanic whitetip sharks, one of the species most threatened by the shark fin trade. Demian and his research team worked to map shark habitats and nursery sites, gather genetic samples, and track endangered shark species like the oceanic whitetip. Understanding sharks’ behaviors and migration patterns is just one step in a long journey to help secure their future.

Our Mission

The Moore Charitable Foundation, founded by lifelong conservationist Louis Bacon in 1992, is a family foundation that works to preserve and protect natural resources for future generations. Ann Colley, Director of Public Relations and Charitable Giving at Moore Capital Management, is the Executive Director and Vice President.
The Foundation and its affiliates support non-profit organizations that work to protect land, habitat, and water resources in specific geographic priority areas including Southern Colorado, Long Island, Eastern North Carolina and The Bahamas. Affiliates include Trinchera Blanca Foundation, Robins Island Foundation, Orton Foundation, Moore Bahamas Foundation and Tercio Ranch Foundation.