Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

  • CA


1661 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto
United States

About Us

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation works to find and support the bold ideas that will create an enduring impact in environmental conservation, science, and patient care.

Our approach

The opportunity to create lasting, meaningful change drives our team members and our approach to the work: we establish specific strategies based on input from experts in the sectors where we work, identify partners who share our goals and measure results along the way–all while making adjustments as needed. We build relationships and fund work in areas where we hope to make a significant impact, build and leverage knowledge within key fields and create networks intended to drive collaboration, learning and adaptation. We’re OK with failing, as long as we learn from our mistakes. And we know that working together expands our ability to drive meaningful change.

Our focus

We welcome ideas that map to the goals that we’re striving to reach–and the enduring impact that we’re working to create around the world and here at home.

We focus on work in the three areas that our founders are committed to improving: environmental conservation, science, and patient care. In addition, we support land conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area, which has provided for the quality of life that Gordon and Betty have enjoyed with their family.

Foundation facts

  • Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA
  • $6.5+ billion in assets
  • Annual Foundation budget of over $300 million
  • About 100 employees
  • Four program areas: Environmental Conservation, Science, Patient Care, and San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on these same issues locally