Aileen Lee

Chief of Programs


Aileen oversees the foundation’s core grantmaking programs, as well as the Adaptive Management and Evaluation functions.

Aileen Lee


Aileen is the chief of program for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. She oversees all grantmaking activity, including all program allocations and Adaptive Management and Evaluation. Aileen’s previous roles at the foundation include leading the Environmental Conservation Program, as well as developing and leading the Wild Salmon Ecosystems and the Conservation and Markets initiatives.

Prior to joining the foundation, Aileen was an associate principal at McKinsey & Company, where she led client engagements in strategy, operations and organizational effectiveness across a wide range of sectors. She currently serves on the boards of the Climate and Land Use Alliance, iNaturalist, Legacy Landscapes Fund, and Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. She has previously served as chair of the board of the Environmental Grantmakers Association, the president of the Biodiversity Funders Group, and on the boards of the Coral Reef Alliance and the Western Conservation Foundation.

She also volunteers with her hometown of Los Altos Hills as part of the Environmental Initiatives Committee. Aileen was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She attended Yale University, where she received a B.A. in political science and East Asian studies. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a member of the California bar.


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