The foundation was founded on December 1994 and was first named as the William H. Gates Foundation. The main focus of the foundation were global health and community needs in the Pacific North west.
In October 2006, the foundation created two trust structure called Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which distributes grant money, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust which manages endowment assets.
The foundation believes that every life has an equal value. They work to help all people lead a healthy life. In developing countries, they focus on the improvement of people's health and lifting them out of hunger and poverty. In the United States, they seek to ensure that people have access to opportunities that would lead them to succeed in school and in life.
(bringing the total to about $2 billion in grants in that specific effort). One striking part of Gates' financial activism is his enthusiasm for hot new technologies to fuel the public health cause;...more
I live in Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is now one of the largest community foundations in the country, based on assets. It began in 1978 with $200 and is now manages...more
The Gates Foundation has committed $1.6 billion to the Global Fund and nearly $2 billion in grants to combat malaria to date. Most recently, the foundation awarded a $1.4 million grant to the Wistar...more
There's an entire economic sector that the typical American doesn't pay much attention to, but it's a part of our society that funds much of the activism and community service efforts that we see in...more
Newswise — The California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office has secured more than $3 million in philanthropic support for Graduation Initiative 2025. The CSU actively sought grants from...more
ImpactAlpha, April 12 – The successor to the TED Prize has raised $250 million from the Skoll Foundation, the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, Virgin Unite, the Dalio Foundation and others...more
These are the five projects TED is launching through its new $250 million philanthropic initiative, The Audacious Project. Each year, the ... The idea is to bring the aggregate funding model of the...more
These are meaningful jobs, but their funding structure is based on philanthropic foundations and individual donations. Philanthropic foundations that fund the nonprofit world are built off the wealth...more