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Samuel Merritt College receives $2.9M grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for nursing program

January 7, 2005

Shortages of nurses have sent hospitals scrambling to hire new registered nurses. With its six year grant of $2,890,392 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Samuel Merritt College (SMC) will be able to educate additional new nurses by initiating an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) program in ...

$1.5 million Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant helps Park District double size of Vasco Caves Regional Preserve

December 20, 2004

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) will be doubling the size of Vasco Caves Regional Preserve in southeastern Contra Costa County. On December 14, 2004, the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors unanimously agreed to purchase three parcels equaling a total of 617 acres formerly owned by ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grants $1.76 million to support global network uniting environmental researchers

Where will coral reefs exist in the future? How do thunderstorms affect lake ecosystems? Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with biologists and computer scientists from around the world, plan to answer these and other decades-old environmental questions using a 21st-century solution: information technology.

To ...

Conservation

POST acquires 240-acre Stevens Canyon Ranch with $5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Peninsula Open Space Trust December 7, 2004

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) received a $5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to assist in the purchase of the 240-acre Stevens Canyon Ranch in Santa Clara Valley. The total purchase price is $6.6 million. The property is being acquired as part of POST's Saving the ...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards $1.5 million grant to Holy Names University located in Oakland, CA

December 7, 2004

Holy Names University (HNU) receives $1.5 million 3-year grant award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to implement a Master of Science in Nursing Program with a new focus in education, and a new Post-Master of Science Certificate Program, also with a focus in education. These University programs in ...

USF receives $1.3 million gift for new nursing program

November 30, 2004

The University of San Francisco School of Nursing received a $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to create a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) degree program. The new Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will prepare nurses for leadership positions in acute health care settings. USF ...

Special Projects in Science

$1.2 million from GBMF funds data analysis research

Johns Hopkins University November 12, 2004

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a Johns Hopkins University astronomer and computer scientist a $1.2 million grant to devise a new method for analyzing information created in data-intensive fields such as astronomy and genetics. The grant matches an earlier W.M. Keck Foundation grant of the same amount ...

Special Projects in Environmental Conservation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grants $8 million to The Nature Conservancy to protect rain forests in Costa Rica

The Nature Conservancy November 11, 2004

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has granted $8 million to The Nature Conservancy to protect forest areas in the Costa Rican Osa Peninsula. This is one of the largest private donations ever given to a conservation project in Central America.

The grant will ensure the Peninsula will be protected ...

$4.2 million grant to address nursing shortage awarded to CPMC Foundation

In response to the critical nursing shortage in San Francisco, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded California Pacific Medical Center Foundation a grant of $4.2 million in support of its Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative. The grant will fund a partnership between California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's ...

California Institute of Technology

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation gives $25.4 million to Caltech for Nanoscale Systems Initiative

By Robert Tindol Caltech November 10, 2004

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a $25.4 million grant to the California Institute of Technology to establish the Nanoscale Systems Initiative (NSI). The grant will support one of the scientific and technological community's promising research avenues--the creation of extremely tiny devices to augment and in some cases ...