Setting our sights high

Setting our sights high, we invest for the long-term in scientifically sound strategies that produce measurable results and lasting benefits. We recognize that the greatest breakthroughs come from a willingness to inquire and experiment. Not everything we try will work, but we know if everything did, that we were not thinking big enough.

Determining what we support requires thoughtful analysis. To evaluate possible ideas, programmatic activities and any significant potential endeavors, we always ask four key questions, which we call the Four Filters: 1) Is it important? 2) Can we make an enduring difference? 3) Is it measureable? 4) Does it contribute to a portfolio effect?

Cumulative Grants Approved

Grand Total

$3,408,216,584

Grants Paid by Program (cumulative)

  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Patient Care
  • Science
  • Environment
  • Other
(Figures are through December 31, 2016)

Grants Paid By Program (year-by-year)

  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Patient Care
  • Science
  • Environment
  • Other
(Figures are through December 31, 2016)

Grantee Resources

We want to help our grantees succeed. Our approach to grantmaking is interactive—meaning that we work closely with you to create and manage projects that aim for maximum impact. Together, we will solve problems and catalyze discoveries. To support you in your work with the foundation and the field, we've curated these tools and resources to assist you in developing and managing your Moore Foundation grant.

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Grant Inquiries

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited grant proposals. Because of our tightly-defined grantmaking strategies, many worthwhile projects fall outside the scope of our funding priorities. However, if you have thoughts or inquiries related to our work that you would like to share, you may send us a brief, ~100-word email. Please understand that due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are only able to commit to reviewing those inquiries that adhere to the ~100-word guideline.