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


Bill Gates says partisan politics hurts climate change battle, and the U.S. is 'one of the - CNBC
Foundation: Gates Foundation

"This is hard enough to drive innovation and deployment and cost reduction in this 30 year deadline even if there is not a single day of pause in that,"...more

Bill Gates backs Cipher, a new online climate news source produced by his Breakthrough Energy
Foundation: Gates Foundation

He more recently expanded that effort into the Breakthrough Energy umbrella organization that includes a suite of investment, innovation and...more

Gates, Rockefeller warn leaders about pandemic's impact - The Washington Post
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

The calls from philanthropy leaders for more action from wealthy ... While the Gates Foundation has been one of the biggest...more

George Soros Is Making Changes At His Foundation While He Still Can | Forbes India
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

The sprawling foundation Soros has funded for decades wants to refocus ... what were called “tie-off grants,” a final year or so of funding...more

George Soros Is Making Changes at His Foundation While He Still Can - The New York Times
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Mr. Malloch-Brown says the transformation will put the philanthropy, ... The plan is to concentrate bigger philanthropic bets at the global...more

Gates Foundation insights on mega divorce planning over charitable interests
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... over $50 billion, is held within the Gates Foundation, widely considered to be the largest philanthropic organisation of its type in the...more

Research backs up congressmen's expose on foreign NGOs' interference in PH policies ...
Foundation: Bloomberg Philanthropies

“These foundations dismiss compelling international scientific evidence and ... at least five grants since 2014 to New Vois Association of the...more

These Celebs Won't Be Leaving Their Vast Fortunes to Their Children - TooFab's
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Instead, celebrities like Daniel Craig and Gordon Ramsey have decided that the majority of their wealth will be distributed to more philanthropic...more

Giving to End Racism; Foundations Give More; Grant Maker Focuses on South
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Colorado Trust, Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, San Francisco Foundation

... murder of George Floyd into philanthropic efforts designed to end racism: ... a new study by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of...more

5 Things To Know About High-Net-Worth Family Philanthropy - Financial Advisor Magazine
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation

Family philanthropy is a key driver of social change and a great way for ... and persistently pursuing their philanthropic missions and effecting...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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