Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
1661 Page Mill Rd.
Palo Alto, CA United States 94304-1209
Telephone: (650) 213-3000
Type of Grantmaker
- Celebrity: Business
- Family foundation
Established in 2000 in CA - Driven by the vision of its founders, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation enables lasting, meaningful change through sustained, scientifically sound philanthropy. Recognizing the sector's role as society's venture capital, the foundation makes bold investments and takes considered risks to attain significant results that can improve the future. The foundation seeks to achieve through philanthropy what Gordon Moore accomplished for the world of computing: to create an ever more powerful engine of progress in society. Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation to create positive outcomes for future generations. In 1965, Gordon Moore made a rule-of-thumb prediction that later became known as Moore's Law. As a founder of Intel, he helped shape what we now recognize as the Silicon Valley and technology sector. Betty Moore's personal commitment to improving the experience of patients and the couple's desire to expand knowledge, conserve the natural world, and preserve all that makes the Bay Area special, guides the foundation's funding. Gordon and Betty Moore have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy.