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.
Grants worth several million dollars from the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation are under scrutiny as a foreign political donation after the money was ... Ben Morton has written to the Gates...more
ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan School of Public Health has received a $1.3 million grant from the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation to study the impact of the fish processing industry...more
PICS received two more Gates Foundation grants that helped expand its use in crops like maize, sorghum, wheat, rice, peanut, common bean, hibiscus seed, mung bean, pigeon pea and Bambara groundnut,...more
KIMBERLY - Crane Engineering was awarded a $4.2 million grant by the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation to advance development of the Mobile Septage Treatment System ... According to the World...more
... a Seattle-based tech nonprofit startup founded in July, to organize global information to promote and facilitate meaningful philanthropy, has hired Ben Klasky as CEO. Most recently Klasky was at...more
The collaboration includes several foundations that haven't previously concentrated on housing, such as the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation. The new coalition,...more