Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation was established last September 2000. Their primary focus is to advance environmental conservation, scientific research, and patient care throughout the world and in San Francisco Bay Area.

The vision of the foundation is creating positive outcomes for future generations. They uphold a set of core values that directs their work; impact, integrity, disciplined approach, and collaboration.

The foundation carries out its work through awarding initiatives and program grants to individuals, organizations, and partners to make positive changes in the world.

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$5,585,288,763 - 2010-12-31
$5,836,161,877 - 2006-12-31


$226,688,561 - 2010-12-31
$231,158,757 - 2006-12-31

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from Moore Foundation

Grants Roundup: MacArthur Gives $100 Million for Syrian Refugee Education Program
Foundation: Moore Foundation, Puerto Rico Community Foundation , San Francisco Foundation

San Francisco Foundation. $4 million to the Puerto Rico Community Foundation for the island's continuing relief efforts following Hurricane Maria. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. $3 million to the...more

Area nonprofits receive $2 million in Day of Giving donations, matching funds
Foundation: Coastal Bend Community Foundation, Moore Foundation

Karen W. Selim, President and CEO of the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, said the fundraiser received the most matching funds this year compared with years past. "The ability to have this...more

A Foundation Looks to Better Understand How Plastic Is Polluting the Seas
Foundation: Moore Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Oak Foundation

Marine plastic pollution has been a secondary, but growing concern in the huge field of oceans philanthropy. Perhaps part of the ... One of the biggest players in this space has been charity Ellen...more

In a New Golden Age of Astronomy, Millions to Map the Universe
Foundation: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Moore Foundation, Simons Foundation

Meanwhile, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation—a longtime stalwart of science funding—is the patient and deep-pocketed funder behind the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), which has been mapping the...more

Nice Support for This “Environmental Genius” As a New Green Award Debuts
Foundation: Moore Foundation

(If it seems like we just wrote something the other day about Pritkzer philanthropy, it's because we did, looking at a big gift for early childhood development by J.B. and M.K. Pritzker. ... Hammer's...more

Conservationists kick off campaign to preserve Coyote Valley
Foundation: Moore Foundation

Backed by an environmental conservation grant from the Gordon and Betty ... “The Moore Foundation grants are far-reaching in helping to achieve...more

Annual Reviews Launches Knowable Magazine
Foundation: Moore Foundation

... a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant-making institution based in New York City. Founded in 1934 as a nonprofit philanthropy, the Foundation...more

Five organizations dedicated to global good to be honored at The Tech Museum of InnovationAn ...
Foundation: Moore Foundation

4 will bring five social innovators from around the world to. ... November–June: Tech for Global Good Social Innovation Lab, “Design for All,” begins...more

Letter: Paul Donohue Jr., ECHO
Foundation: Moore Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

... Fairhaven Homes, REHAU North Americas, Nino Vaghi Foundation, Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier, Allegra...more

US, Mexico reach deal to conserve Colorado River water
Foundation: Moore Foundation, International Community Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

... William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the International Community Foundation and the Water...more

Illustrative Grants from Moore Foundation

Environmental Defense - $1,891,251

Tides Canada Foundation - $1,241,635

Renewable Resources Coalition - $1,409,100

Fundacao Bioma - $251,519

Rutgers University Foundation - $1,347,416

Amazon Conservation Team - $2,278,865

Ecotrust - $969,617

Tides Center, Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea - $710,262

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - $927,412

Fundacao Djalma Batista - $3,471,059

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