Yvonne L. Moore

With over 25 years of experience in government, civil society, and philanthropic sectors as both a practitioner and a chief executive, Ms. Moore brings a wealth of practical knowledge to the creation and refinement of philanthropic goals for her clients. With the launch of Moore Philanthropy, Yvonne and her team work to connect passionate donors of wealth to solution-oriented change-makers to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

With particular expertise in managing family dynamics, participatory grantmaking, and international (or cross-border) giving, as well as the full management and administration of private foundations and funds, her firm works with clients to help advance their philanthropy in a way that makes sense for them and the communities they seek to serve, whether through traditional grantmaking or more complex social investment vehicles.

Prior to launching Moore Philanthropy, Yvonne was the Chief of Staff to filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail E. Disney where she oversaw the family’s network of media, philanthropic, and advocacy organizations. She ran the family’s private foundation, provided advisement on their personal philanthropic giving, both charitable and political, and led their expansion into international giving in 2008.

Before joining the philanthropic sector in 1999, Yvonne spent 10 years working in child protection and advocacy. Over the span of her philanthropic career, Yvonne has grown an impressive network of both colleagues and grantee partners in both the U.S. and abroad and brings those connections to bear in her client relationships. She has successfully forged connections with foreign government officials, built strong relationships with grassroots organizations and community advocates, and successfully co-developed projects in the most challenging of environments, including post-conflict and slum communities, and most recently the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Having spent the bulk of her last 18 years focused primarily on the U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa, she has gained a significant level of knowledge and experience in specific issue areas including economic security, anti-violence and safety, alternative energies, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), education, health, and organizational sustainability and management.

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