About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation believes 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.
The environmental conservation efforts promote sustainability, protect critical ecological systems and align conservation needs with human development. Patient care focuses on eliminating preventable harms and unnecessary health care costs through meaningful engagement of patients and their families in a supportive, redesigned health-care system. Science looks for opportunities to transform — or even create — entire fields by investing in early-stage research, emerging fields and top research scientists. In addition, the foundation supports conservation and science and technology museums in the San Francisco Bay Area, which has provided for the quality of life that Gordon and Betty Moore have enjoyed with their family.
For more information, visit www.moore.org.
Who are Gordon and Betty Moore
A rule-of-thumb prediction made by Gordon Moore in 1965, later dubbed “Moore's Law,” became a guiding principle for the delivery of ever more powerful semiconductor chips at proportionally lower costs.
Today, this standard continues to set the pace of technology development and progress. Gordon has been committed to technological progress throughout his career as a leader in the new semiconductor industry, first as co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and then as co-founder of Intel Corporation, creator of the world's first microprocessor, in 1968.
Betty Irene Moore married Gordon Moore in 1950 and has been an advocate for improving the health-care delivery system.
Today, Gordon and Betty are active on several philanthropic and corporate boards. They reside in the Bay Area and in Hawaii, and have two sons and four grandchildren.