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

Attracting Greater Philanthropic Funding: The Private Equity Model
Foundation: Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Attracting Greater Philanthropic Funding: The Private Equity Model ... Today a similar evolution is taking place in the world of philanthropy....more

New Study Finds Generosity Links Women Across Race and Ethnicity
Foundation: Gates Foundation

That's among the findings of a new report from the Women's Philanthropy Institute (WPI) called Women Give ... “To overcome outdated stereotypes of who a philanthropist is, the philanthropic sector...more

Generosity Transcends Gender and Ethnicity, Study Shows
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Also, women across races and ethnicities are leading through philanthropy. Single women, no matter their ethnicity, are more likely than single men...more

Are India's rich really becoming more philanthropic? A close look at the numbers tells another story
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When it came to philanthropy though, only 38 men and one woman made it to their annual Hurun Indian Philanthropy List 2018, which looks at...more

India's Richest Are Not Following Azim Premji's Lead
Foundation: Gates Foundation

If Premji's contribution is taken out, philanthropic donations by India's ... Mukesh Ambani, for instance, topped Barclay's Hurun India Philanthropy...more

India's richest are not following Azim Premji's example in philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation

If Premji's contribution is taken out, philanthropic donations by India's ... Source: India Philanthropy Report 2019, Bain & Company and...more

The Brief's Big 7: Scaling with integrity, Rise Fund's Varsity Blues, catalytic capital club ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Self-dealing and hypocrisy is not unique to impact investing. ... Rockefeller, into Rockefeller's newly formed impact investment management...more

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Sues Vaccine Grant Recipient
Foundation: Gates Foundation

However, according to a recent Daily Mail article, the foundation is suing a grant recipient for mismanaging the funds and using them to pay off...more

Azim Premji commits Rs 53000 cr more to philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation

BENGALURU: Wipro chairman Azim Premji on Wednesday announced an increase in his philanthropic commitment by Rs 52,750 crore ($7.5...more

Bill Gates Fast Facts
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Has donated more than $28 billion to philanthropic causes through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Microsoft is the ... June 27, 2008 - Gates retires from day-to-day work at Microsoft to...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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World of Philanthropy About To Be Disrupted
Co-founder of Global Philanthropy Group, Trevor Neilson, talks about the disruption of the foggy world...

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