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

Philanthropy vs. Mosquitoes: The Funders Giving Big Money to Fight a Tiny Insect
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Scientists have been researching genetic modification technology for the Aedes aegypti mosquito in a collective effort to stop the spread of...more

Kellogg's a major donor to Soros, far-Left
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Open Society Institute, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Tides Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Open Society Foundations

“Examples of such funding include a direct grant to George Soros's Open Society Institute, which received $200,000 from the Foundation to...more

Bill Gates Foundation Donates $2m To Nigerian Governors' Forum
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has promised to assist the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF) with a $2 million grant. The...more

Bill Gates lends a hand to Massey University
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Gates foundation has distributed more than US$50 billion in research and development grants since the philanthropic body launched in...more

10 Great Social Innovation Reads: Nov 2016
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation

The 10 best reads in the world of nonprofits, philanthropy and social change in...more

The Era of Philanthrocapitalism
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Due to the financial crisis of 2008, Wall Street and the financial sector are viewed as the bad guys by large parts of the country, especially those occupying the lower classes of life. To go into...more

Monell Center receives Gates Foundation grant to support innovative global health research project
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The grant supports an innovative global health research project titled, "Developing Novel Pediatric Formulation Technologies for Global...more

[OPINION] African academics quiz Bill Gates on HIV/Aids and philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Philanthropist Bill Gates is the founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It has committed more than US$3 billion in HIV grants...more

New Smithsonian Exhibit Highlights American Giving
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Philanthropy has long worked backstage at the Smithsonian Institution, but it stepped into the spotlight Tuesday at the opening of the Giving...more

Can Investing in Rapid Self-Testing Disrupt the HIV/AIDS Mortality Curve?
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Gates Foundation's latest grant to support rapid self-tests for HIV, not only speaks to its goals to see a rapid decline in HIV infection, simply...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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Eco Communities Appointed to Run Howbury Community Facility and Slade Green Library
Social enterprise, Eco Communities, has been appointed to run the Howbury Community Facility and Slade Green...

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