Genevieve Biggs

Program Director, Wildfire Resilience Initiative and Special Projects


Genny directs the wildfire and special projects teams, overseeing the foundation’s work on reducing the threat of severe wildfire and enabling beneficial fire to achieve healthy fire-adapted ecosystems and resilient fire-prone communities, and directing the foundation’s special projects grantmaking.

Genevieve Biggs


As program director for wildfire and special projects, Genny leads the Wildfire Resilience Initiative and the foundation’s special opportunity grantmaking, to advance outcomes across the foundation's programs and locally in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Genny has more than 25 years of experience in the philanthropic and non-profit sectors. She joined the Moore Foundation in 2001. From 2005-2008, she earned master’s degrees in environmental management and international relations from Yale University, with a concentration on integrated conservation and development. Genny returned to Moore in 2008, having served during the intervening years as a summer associate in the David & Lucile Packard Foundation’s Conservation and Science Program and as a research fellow for the Environmental Grantmakers Association. Previously, Genny worked for National Geographic Magazine. She earned her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, with honors.


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