Program Overview and Goals
The San Francisco Bay Area portfolio includes two areas of focus: land conservation, and support for science and technology museums. These issues reflect the Moore family’s values and priorities and have been identified as areas where the Foundation’s grant dollars can have a significant impact. Gordon and Betty were both born in the Bay Area, raised their family here, and helped invent a technological revolution that has changed the world. In return, they feel it is important to give back to the Bay Area. Our portfolio objective is to help the Bay Area thrive and support the quality of life so that future generations will benefit—as Gordon and Betty and their family have.
The San Francisco Bay Area is renowned for its close proximity to naturally beautiful landscapes. However, during the next 30 years an estimated 400,000 acres of open space are at risk from suburban development. The Foundation seeks to conserve the Bay Area’s unique and irreplaceable landscapes and ecosystems for future generations.
Science and Technology Museums
A scientifically literate public is critical for a vibrant society and robust economy. The Bay Area has a fertile ecology of educational institutions that contributes to this broad goal through commitment to instilling appreciation and understanding of science in children and their families. The Foundation supports Bay Area science and technology museums and organizations in these efforts.