Yvonne Moore, Moore Philanthropy

Yvonne Moore

Managing Director, Moore Philanthropy; President, Moore Impact

Yvonne L. Moore is the Managing Director of Moore Philanthropy and President of Moore Impact, the firm’s exempt arm. She brings to this work over 25 years of experience in the government, civil society, and philanthropic sectors providing strategic and tailored philanthropic advisement and solutions to families, individuals, foundations and corporations.

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. With the launch of Moore Philanthropy, Yvonne and her team work with clients to help advance their philanthropy in a way that makes sense for them and the communities they seek to serve, whether they choose to use traditional grantmaking or more complex social investment vehicles.

Yvonne has spoken, lectured, moderated conversations, curated programs and written on the topics of philanthropy, diversity in philanthropy, family and next generation philanthropy, the philanthropic ecosystem and African Diaspora philanthropy for New York University, Alliance Magazine, Yale University Philanthropy Day, London School of Economics Africa Summit, the Africa Philanthropy Forum, the Global Philanthropy Forum, Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group, the Africa Centre on Philanthropy and Social Investment, the National Center on Family Philanthropy, Philanthropy New York and the Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support (WINGS).

Yvonne holds a BA from Texas Tech University and a MS in Nonprofit Management from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School. She has completed post-graduate studies in democracy and civil society at the University of Cape Town, and nationalism, post-conflict violence and gender at the University of Lower Silesia in Poland. Yvonne serves as a trustee of The Daphne Foundation, the New York Women’s Foundation, and the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group. She is a trustee of Comic Relief USA, where she chairs the foundation’s grant making committee, and is on the Steering Committee for the Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund. She is also an advisor to the Accountability Council, Jola House Liberia and the Periwinkle Initiative.


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Posted on December 7, 2021 by Kyle Peterson, Yvonne Moore, Tony Macklin

Administration is often a hurdle to scaling impact. Because of this, an increasing number of donors are leveraging giving vehicles with less administrative burden and more legal, financial, and investment support. Fiscal sponsorships and other intermediary partners provide an option for giving families that want to build a philanthropic effort, but do not want to administer a separate entity for… Read More
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You Can’t Hack Trust

Posted on June 7, 2019 by Yvonne Moore

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While we live in an age of disruption, instantaneous global communication and rapid solutions, some things simply cannot be achieved via short-cuts. Working with individuals and families on their giving is no different. Authentic and trusting relationships take time, patience, and a sincere belief that each donor’s visions and dreams are as important to you as they are to their family… Read More