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.

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from Gates Foundation

Microsoft: How we deliver industry-specific cloud computing at scale
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Microsoft Philanthropies

"If you think about nonprofit as an industry, which not many people do, ... is planning to add to the volunteer management tools in Cloud for...more

AppleTree Institute For Education Innovation & AppleTree Schools Recognize Everyday Heroes for ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

AppleTree Institute For Education Innovation and AppleTree Schools honor 37 people for their contributions to communities, families, and...more

Bill and Melinda Gates Aim to Spur More Individual Giving
Foundation: Gates Foundation

A 2019 study by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy reported a 13 ... is a biennial event hosted by the foundation's Philanthropic Partnerships...more

Philanthropy Funds Market Outlook 2021: Major Technology Giants in Buzz Again | Smithsonian ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Philanthropy can include donating money to a worthy cause or volunteering time, effort, or other forms of altruism, it is A nongovernmental,...more

Woowa Brothers founder to donate over $500 million to philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation

By Park Jae-hyuk. Kim Bong-jin, founder and CEO of Woowa Brothers which operates the nation's leading food delivery app Baedal Minjok,...more

Philanthropy Funds Market Analysis by Size, Share, Top Key Manufacturers, Demand Overview ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

Overview for “Philanthropy Funds Market” Helps in providing scope and definitions, Key Findings, Growth Drivers, and Various Dynamics. The...more

Opinion: Bill Gates explains why he's optimistic about preventing catastrophic climate change ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Now you powerfully and emphatically make the case for urgent climate action. ... It's also hard to accept how much innovation it will take to get to zero—to ... to compete, and we need government...more

Bill Gates says he is determined as ever to drive innovation
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Bill Gates says he is determined as ever to drive innovation ... the world's most complicated issues, including those related to climate change,...more

Debunked: No, an FOI request did not show that RTÉ 'took orders' from the Bill and Melinda Gates ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Other philanthropic or grant-making foundations: RTÉ said the definition of such groups was open to interpretation, and that it was unsure what...more

Global Philanthropy Funds Market Top Players Analysis: Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

Introduction and Scope. The Global Philanthropy Funds market report enumerates highly classified information portfolios encompassing...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


Social Enterprise Network Sites

Here, five companies are marking their imprints to implement their corporate philanthropy goals. These companies are: Patagonia, Fuse Corps, Dow Corning, Warner Bros., and VeryNice.

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