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Intel co-founder Gordon and his wife Betty established the foundation to create positive change for future generations.

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The Moore Family

We’re inspired by the innovation, compassion and focus of our founders, Gordon and Betty Moore. Gordon’s thinking was part of the birth of Silicon Valley in the late 1950s. Betty’s commitment to improving the lives of patients resulted in a regional collaborative that is making a difference in the care that Californians receive. Together, they’ve identified places where they, and the foundation, could create positive change for future generations.

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Our Vision

We believe in bold ideas that create enduring impact in the areas of environmental conservation, patient care and science. Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation to create this change around the world and at home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Our People

We're inspired by the innovation, compassion and focus of our founders. Gordon Moore's thinking was part of the birth of Silicon Valley. Betty Moore's commitment to improving the lives of patients is making a difference, today, in the care that many Californians receive. And the foundation's staff members strive to have similar impact in the world.

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Our Approach

The opportunity to create lasting, meaningful change drives our approach to our work. We establish specific strategies based on input from experts, 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. We’re okay with failing, as long as we learn from our mistakes. And we know that working together expands our ability to drive meaningful change.

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