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

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Recent News from Moore Foundation

Where do chief investment officers come from?
Foundation: Moore Foundation

Some families and institutions will select the OCIO option (outsourced chief investment officer) and place their assets with an outside firm, but most will choose internal management. As search...more

Claude Moore Foundation Announces $1.3M in Loudoun Grants
Foundation: Moore Foundation, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation

The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation has concluded its grant cycle for 2018, awarding $1.3 million to Loudoun non-profits. The foundation was created by Dr. Claude Moore in 1987 and has made grants...more

Do Metrics Inhibit Long-Term, Philanthropic Vision?
Foundation: Moore Foundation

“A recent movement, sometimes called philanthrocapitalism or venture philanthropy, seeks to avoid complacency and lack of focus in foundation management by introducing rigorous success metrics and...more

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

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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