Governing Documents

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) and is classified as a private foundation under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Operational Policies

We are committed to ensuring that activities and operations of the foundation fully comply with the law and satisfy the highest ethical standards. The actions of our trustees and staff are guided by the following key policies, among others:

We are a participant in Glasspockets, a project of the Foundation Center. Glasspockets aims to bring transparency to the world of philanthropy by supporting foundation efforts to be more open in their own communications and help shed more light on how private organizations are serving the public good. Our Glasspockets profile is available here.

Knowledge Sharing

Our Statement of Founders' Intent underscores the importance of evidence-based decision making and and measuring the impact of our work. The foundation is committed to sharing what we learn with the fields in which we work and support expansion of knowledge in the philanthropic sector through our support of the Fund for Shared Insight.

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