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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

Clarification: US-Philanthropy-Gates-Foundation story - Quartz
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In a story published September 20, 2023, The Associated Press reported on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's $200 million pledge to...more

Philanthropy Gates Foundation | National News |
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FILE - Bill and Melinda Gates pose for a photo in Kirkland, Wash., Feb. 1, 2019. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation threw its weight behind...more

Seven simple innovations that could save the lives of two million pregnant women and babies
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Seven medical innovations or treatments, most of them inexpensive and easy to implement, could significantly reduce maternal and infant...more

Spelman, Morehouse and Clark Atlanta apart of HBCU coalition that receives $124M gift
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... philanthropic funders Blue Meridian Partners to increase enrollment, graduation rates and employment rates for the schools' graduates....more

Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Report Says Seven Innovations Could Save 2 Million ...
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"We have seen over and over again that when countries actually prioritize and invest in women's health, they unleash a powerful engine for progress that can reduce poverty, advance gender equality,...more

Bill &Amp; Melinda Gates Foundation Spotlights Innovations To Save Mothers, Children
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"The goal is to achieve a world that is not only healthier but also more prosperous and equitable." That's the takeaway from a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which...more

UK to host global summit to turn the dial on World Hunger - Garowe Online
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Through the Child Nutrition Fund (CNF), the UK is already leading an innovative way of tackling child wasting and famine in some of the...more

Usaid Unveils New Partners, Initiatives for Women in Digital Economy
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and US Agency for International Development have teamed up to try to close the digital gender gap, and they've just announced $11.6 million in new funding. The...more

The Power of Trust-Based Philanthropy
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The MacKenzie Scott Foundation has donated more than $14 billion to more than 1,600 organizations around the world over the past 15 years, but the largest donation it has ever made was to India, the...more

What Is a Program Related Investment?
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Bill and Melinda Gates are putting their money where their mouth is. The world's two biggest philanthropists have each donated $50 million to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CNN...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


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