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.


Web Address

www.gatesfoundation.org

Social Media Links

Facebook - www.facebook.com/billmelindagatesfoundation

Twitter - @gatesfoundation

YouTube - www.youtube.com/gatesfoundation

Flickr - www.flickr.com/photos/gatesfoundation

Foundation RSS Feeds

News - www.gatesfoundation.org/FileReturn.aspx?returntype=rss&feed=all

Assets

$34,640,123,000 - 2011-12-31
$38,921,022,000 - 2007-12-31


Giving

$4,963,286,000 - 2011-12-31
$2,011,675,000 - 2007-12-31


Foundation Grants and Resources


  

Recent News from Gates Foundation


Co-Impact Announces Inaugural Grants Totaling $80 Million
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Giving Pledge signatories Nandan and Rohini Nilekani, whose EkStep Foundation has served as Co-Impact's technical partner, also recently...more

NYS Allies for Public Education demand return of a quarter of a million dollars to the Bill Gates ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... of Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, as well as the return of $225,000 to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Mrs. Elia requested the...more

Gates Foundation to invest millions in training teachers on curriculum
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to award six to ten grants of up to $1 million each for partnerships to provide professional learning...more

Gates Foundation to Give up to $10 Million to Support Teacher Training on High-Quality Curricula
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation continued its education philanthropy pivot Monday, announcing new grants to train teachers in...more

John McMillin: History lends itself to today's giving practices
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Apparently, philanthropy has played a large role in our U.S. history and ... other Philadelphians into bettering the city through philanthropic...more

Bill Gates Releases Year-End Assessment of His Philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation

In a post on his blog, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates highlights advances in global health, medical research, and climate...more

Bill Gates says this is his New Year's resolution for 2019
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... areas of our lives, areas that raise complicated ethical and social questions. ... "What connects it all is my belief that innovation can save lives and improve ... "A lot of people...more

Viewpoint: Impact Investing As A Poverty Solution: The Case For Patient Pessimism
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Viewpoint: Impact Investing As A Poverty Solution: The Case For Patient ... The growing impact investment industry (II for short here) is entering...more

Re-thinking an All-or-Nothing View of Impact Investing
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation

I was optimistic about the future, but I worried about the often-binary characterization of impact investing, the notion that it should be approached...more

Impact Investing As A Poverty Solution: The Case For Patient Pessimism
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The growing impact investment industry (II for short here) is entering hype territory, a sign that less is going on than meets the eye. The language of...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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