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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


Cornell, Oxford to lead grants aimed at boosting iron nutrition
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... Cornell's Food Science Department will research how to increase iron and zinc absorption, thanks to a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...more

Biotech firm Touchlight gets Gates Foundation grant for vaccine development - The Times
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Bill Gates's $50 billion foundation has made 70 grants to research organisations in the UK this year. ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS/AP. Simon...more

'Nanmo' to transform lives, fight climate change - Gulf Times
Foundation: Gates Foundation

*QFFD-Gates Foundation project aims at climate adaptation, ... Nanmo invests in innovative, climate-adaptive agriculture to build resilient...more

Philanthropy Funds Market 2028 Key Insights And Leading Players Smithsonian
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

This report researches the worldwide Philanthropy Funds market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (China, Japan) and other...more

Donor-Advised Fund Researchers Seeking Data
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $750,000 to a group of researchers to figure out how Americans use donor-advised funds. A press release explains that DAFs, or donor-advised funds,...more

Reimagining Philanthropy To Build A Culture Of Repair
Foundation: Gates Foundation

In the wake of the Michael Brown shooting, Black Lives Matter activists called for the creation of a $100 million fund to help communities of color deal with the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow, the...more

Parents Organization Says Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg Are Restructuring Education Agenda
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Large philanthropic foundations use grant money to advance these ... Those were the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, run by Bill Gates and...more

Showcasing Bridge Liberia's Education Transformation Successes at Innovation Africa 2022
Foundation: Gates Foundation

According to an ONCHA Report, over 15,000 Liberia children were in the streets performing different forms of child labor, from street hawking...more

Foundations call for cooperation, some new pledges at COP27 - Star Tribune
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

... as never before, philanthropic foundations pooled their resources to donate more than $2 billion to support climate adaptation...more

What's Happened So Far At The UN's COP27 Climate Summit?
Foundation: Gates Foundation

According to Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Global Energy and Climate Innovation Editor at The Economist, the UN climate conference has raised awareness of concerns like climate reparations for developing...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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