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Moore Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-08-08

At A Glance

Moore Family Foundation

P.O. Box 3099

Los Altos, CA United States 94024-0099

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-09-30)

Assets: $47,006,181

Total giving: $2,490,443






Established in 1986 - Founded by Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel Corporation who is widely known for his 1965 prediction that the number of transistors the semi-conductor industry would be able to place on a computer chip would double every two years. What was intended as a rule of thumb quickly became known as "Moore's Law" and a guiding principle for the delivery of ever more powerful computer chips at proportionately lower costs. Gordon and Betty Moore have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher education, conservation, and science; some giving also for local social services.

Fields of Interest

  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Natural resources
  • Science
  • Technology
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-09-30

Assets: $47,006,181 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,950,096

Total giving: $2,490,443

Qualifying distributions: $2,625,758