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San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area

Gordon and Betty Moore are committed to giving back to the place that they call home—the San Francisco Bay Area. Their decision to support land conservation and science and technology learning museums reflects how their family values the environment and prioritizes a commitment to excite people about science.   

Land Conservation

The San Francisco Bay Area is renowned for its close proximity to naturally beautiful landscapes—golden hills, rocky cliffs and sparkling seascapes. People are attracted to these areas, but researchers estimate that 400,000 acres are at risk from suburban development over the next 30 years. That’s why we are committed to conserving the Bay Area’s unique and irreplaceable landscapes.

Science and Technology Museums

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to some of the nation’s preeminent science and technology museums. These learning centers have the power to stimulate people’s curiosity in science and cultivate a lifelong interest, especially in children. We support educational programming, teacher development and the research and evaluation at these learning centers—all with the goal of encouraging people to explore.


Ken Moore, Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Program

Janet Coffey, Ph.D., Program Officer

Dan Winterson, Program Officer