• 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

Billion Oyster Project

The Billion Oyster Project (BOP) is a long-term, large-scale plan to restore one billion live oysters to New York Harbor over the next twenty years and in the process educate the young people of New York City about the ecology and economy of their local marine environment. This effort will radically alter both the city’s waterscape and New Yorkers’ connection to their harbor. Since it began in 2007, the BOP has been working with students of the New York Harbor School in its oyster restoration efforts. Harbor School is a public school with a curriculum built around six Career and Technical Education programs, each of which is designed to train students in a set of technical skills and ecological principles that will enable them to take their place as good stewards of the Harbor. Oyster restoration is the framework for this unique form of ecological education. Most recently, Louis Bacon and The Moore Charitable Foundation have partnered with the school to allow the students to complete a solid and successful season of restoration at the Project’s primary research reef, just off the coast of Governors Island. The reef is a microcosm of the Billion Oyster Project as a whole. Through the process of building, maintaining and monitoring it, students are gathering information, working through difficulties, and refining the techniques that will enable larger-scale restoration projects throughout the region.

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.