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Courtesy of Mason Cumming, Parks Conservancy- Mori PointCourtesy of Stephen Joseph, Fernandez RanchCourtesy of Scott Hein, East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy- Fox Ridge ManorCourtesy of Jocelyn Knight and the Audubon Canyon Ranch
Committed to conserving irreplaceable Bay Area landscapes


We’re 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

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.

Recent Grants

$2,000,000.00 Nov 2015 Coyote Highlands Open Space Authority
$1,065,196.00 Oct 2015 Pacific Herring in San Francisco Bay Audubon California
More Grants


Ken Moore, Director, San Francisco Bay Area

Ken Moore serves as director for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s San Francisco Bay Area program, which supports land conservation and science and technology institutions, and oversees th…

Sue Crockett, Senior Administrative Assistant, San Francisco Bay Area

Sue is a senior administrative assistant for the foundation.

She has been with the foundation since its founding in 2001. Previously, she worked at the Bank of America for 25 years.

Dan Winterson, Program Officer, San Francisco Bay Area

Dan Winterson manages the Bay Area conservation portfolio at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. During his career Dan has focused on conservation finance, in which capacity he has led the foundati…