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.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, on the heels of World AIDS Day, Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) released its 15th annual Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS report. The...more
There is a not-so-quiet storm brewing in the structure of philanthropy. From 1911 when the Carnegie Foundation was established through the beginning of the 21stcentury when the Gates Foundation was...more
In total, 24 organisations responded, saying in the past financial year they received just under $450 million per year in grants and philanthropic income ... He said while it was certainly not a...more
When it comes to engaging women and people of color, giving circles have been more successful than institutional philanthropy and are on the rise, a recent study found. The Gates and Charles Mott...more
Stories of Soros as philanthropic bogeyman are clearly symptomatic of the current political moment. The vastness and the viciousness of the partisan divide, coupled with the general suspicion of...more