November 29th will mark the fifth annual #GivingTuesday, a global day of charitable giving that harnesses social media’s powers of inspiration, motivation and collaboration. A counterpoint to the consumerism of our holiday season (i.e., Black Friday and Cyber Monday), #GivingTuesday kicks off the season of end-of-year giving and encourages participation – from physical volunteering to social amplification to writing checks to favorite champions of favorite causes. And since 2012, when it all began, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
As Tuesday draws near, then, we would like to remind the readers of this blog about the causes that are near and dear to us, and encourage amplification and volunteerism of, and charitable giving to our amazing partners. The Moore Charitable Foundation (MCF), founded in 1992 by lifelong conservationist Louis Bacon, is a private family foundation that works to preserve and protect natural resources for future generations. The Foundation and its affiliates support non-profit organizations that protect land, wildlife, habitat, water resources and communities primarily in the following regional areas: Southern Colorado, Northern New Mexico, Long Island, Eastern North Carolina, The Bahamas, and Panama. The Foundation engages leaders in conservation, habitat management, and local communities to identify innovative programs and projects that take a collaborative approach to solutions in the following priority areas:
- Land: Preserving open spaces to ensure that future generations have access to our most precious natural resources
- Water & Air: Defending the vitality of our oceans, bays, rivers, and wetlands, as well as the air we breathe, for all people
- Wildlife Habitat: Strengthening habitat restoration efforts in order to protect threatened species
- Marine Research and Conservation: Protecting marine resources through strategic research and advocacy efforts
From Oceana and NRDC and The Sierra Club and Waterkeeper Alliance, to The Taos Land Trust and Panacetacea and Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation and the National Smokejumper Association, we are incredibly proud to support real champions of conservation and community.
See a full list of MCF partners here – and consider support one this #GivingTuesday. We can vouch that each is worthy of your attention and pocket book. And here’s raising a toast to the giving season.