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About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Thursday, March 16, 2023

About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation to create positive outcomes for future generations. In pursuit of that vision, it fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

The Moore Foundation began supporting biodiversity and forest conservation in the Amazon basin in 2001 and launched the Andes-Amazon Initiative in 2003, with the goal of ensuring the long-term ecological integrity and climatic function of the Amazon basin. 

To date, the Moore Foundation has invested more than $500 million in conservation and support strategies, supporting our grantees in successfully bringing over 400 million hectares of the Amazon under sustainable management. By 2031, the Andes-Amazon Initiative aims to ensure at least 70% of the historical forest cover and the freshwater ecosystems that sustain it are properly conserved and managed. 

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