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

Global Philanthropy Funds Market 2020 Research Report with COVID-19 Impact – Smithsonian ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

The report gives understanding about the global Philanthropy Funds market forces and how those can be exploited to create future opportunities...more

Guiding A New World: Global Gender Lens Giving in COVID
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Join The Asia Foundation and Philanthropy New Zealand to discuss how grantmaking organizations and individual philanthropists can apply a...more

Gates-funded study shows hydroxychloroquine doesn't prevent COVID-19
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, a research fund created by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the British philanthropy Wellcome and...more

Philanthropy Funds Market Shares, Strategies and Forecasts Worldwide 2020 to 2027 – Impact of ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

Philanthropy must be more than just a charitable donation. It is an effort an individual or organization undertakes based on an altruistic desire to...more

Subject: Keeping Up With Digital Demands Challenges Nonprofits
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Kellogg Foundation

Philanthropy experts are opposed to the calls for new rules, saying there are many good reasons for foundations to transfer money to...more

Fintech summit to focus on strategies, tech and ideas
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Regulation needs to be shaped to enable a competitive, secure environment where innovation will thrive as the industry leaps towards its new...more

Charity Navigator Acquires ImpactMatters
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Adding to its arsenal to rate charities on impact and results, Charity ... a professor of economics and finance at the Kellogg School of Management...more

Gates Foundation CEO calls on United Nations to invest in COVID-19 relief at PWH event
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Although the private philanthropic sector has played a large role in ... private philanthropy platforms like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...more

Philanthropy Funds Market 2020 Research Report by Absolute Reports include Size, Growth ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

This report also studies the global Philanthropy Funds market share, competition landscape, status share, growth rate, future trends, market...more

Gates Foundation Helps Strengthen Nonprofits for Covid-19 Response
Foundation: Gates Foundation

This initial grant is among efforts by the Gates Foundation's philanthropic partnership group to shore up the infrastructure of nonprofits and...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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Bina Sitaram, a 40-year old former senior garment technician in the fashion industry, has created a social enterprise that affords young students lessons in healthy living by holding gardening, cooking and arts and crafts sessions.

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