San Francisco Bay Area: Conservation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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Grant amount: US $100,000 - US $5,800,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Please note that we do not accept unsolicited grant proposals. Because of our tightly-defined grantmaking strategies, many worthwhile projects fall outside the scope of our funding priorities. However, if you have thoughts or inquiries related to our work that you would like to share, you may send us a brief, ~100-word email. Please understand that due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are only able to commit to reviewing those inquiries that adhere to the ~100-word guideline.

Working to sustain the Bay Area’s healthy ecosystems

We collaborate with other groups to conserve landscapes in the San Francisco Bay Area, for the future generations who will call this region home.

Our goals are to maintain and, where possible, increase the Bay Area’s remarkable biodiversity, ecosystem services, and nature-based recreation opportunities. In order to achieve these objectives, we pursue several strategies:
  • Prioritization of land acquisition and conservation easements that are grounded in science-based regional conservation planning
  • Support for initial stewardship in order to deliver real, durable conservation outcomes
  • Coordination of partnerships across the region to foster effective collaboration among stakeholders
  • Development of the most effective conservation finance structures to maximize the impact of our funding and ensure financial sustainability

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  • Our Bay Area conservation funding supports projects in the following 10 counties:
    • Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma.