Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
|Founder(s)||Gordon E. Moore and Betty I. Moore|
|Key people||Steven J. McCormick, President|
San Francisco Bay Area
|Motto||Creating Positive Outcomes for Future Generations|
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is an American foundation that seeks to develop outcome-based projects that will improve the quality of life for future generations. The private foundation focuses upon portfolios of large-scale initiatives and encourages collaboration so as to achieve the most significant and enduring outcomes possible. The foundation was established by Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore and his wife Betty I. Moore in September 2000.
Funding is concentrated on: environmental conservation, science, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Within these three program areas, distinct initiatives—grounded in a "theory of change" (a rationale for selecting strategies and activities and a detailed explanation of how they yield positive transformations)—employ a portfolio of grants expected to help achieve large-scale outcomes in a set time frame. The Foundation also awards some grants for unique and opportunistic projects within its focus areas when the expected outcome is high-impact, long-term, and measurable.
- Community Cyberinfrastructure for Advanced Marine Microbial Ecology Research and Analysis
- Global Ocean Sampling Expedition
- Thirty Meter Telescope
- Center for Ocean Solutions