Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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.

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Recent News from Gates Foundation

Bill Gates on Globalization and Philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Microsoft

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses globalization and philanthropy during...more

New Elliott program to prepare developing nations for disaster
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Several government and foundation grants will fund the initiative, including about $4 million in previous funding which will be transferred to...more

Meet the world's 8 richest men who own as much as poorest 50%
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Mr Gates promised to give the majority of his fortune to charity, and has donated more than $30 billion (£25 billion) to his philanthropic...more

Openness by Default
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation now requires all its grant recipients to ... The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in 2014 expanded its...more

Rotary Foundation: 100 years of giving
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Ask anyone who has been touched by The Rotary Foundation and every ... Through its educational programs, The Foundation provides funding...more

Intarcia receives $140m Gates Foundation grant for needle-free HIV tech
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Gates Foundation has given Intarcia $50M as a program-related investment, with up to $90M in non-dilutive milestone-based grants tied to...more

Gates Foundations announces $140 million investment in Intarcia for HIV prevention device
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has participated in Series EE funding round of Intarcia for development of HIV prevention device. The...more

Bill Gates Foundation Funded A $140-M Project In HIV Prevention Implants
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Microsoft

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding up to $140 million for the groundbreaking new tech, which could revolutionize HIV...more

Gender Equity And Health Of UC San Diego To Work In India
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Packard Foundation

The event was led by GEH researchers to recognize a recent $1.6 million grant they received from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to...more

NNPA Recieved 1.5 Million Grant From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The regulations are administered by the U.S. Department of Education and will go into effect on January 30, 2017. With this grant, NNPA will...more

Illustrative Grants from Gates Foundation

United Way of King County - $1,500,000

University of California Berkeley Foundation - $250,000

Education Writers Association - $960,962

Business-Higher Education Forum - $910,000

Higher Education Policy Institute - $5,384,226

Center For Law And Social Policy - $400,000

Building Changes - $750,000

Building Changes - $5,383,920

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance - $335,508

MDRC - $13,000,000

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