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.

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The school is named for Betty Irene Moore, wife of Intel co-founder, Gordon Moore. Through her vision, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation led a movement to improve patient care through nurses. This was based on her personal experiences when in the hospital and in caring for others who had been hospitalized. Mrs. Moore saw how nurses play a critical role in the delivery of safe, quality health care and set out to improve it by investing in the very people who deliver 95 percent of the care people receive. This vision is further amplified by the school’s approach to nursing education.