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


$4,963,286,000 - 2011-12-31
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Recent News from Gates Foundation

Women's Funds Report Success in Achieving Short-Term Objectives
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Although women's foundations and funds define impact in various ways, three in four report success in achieving their short-term objectives, a...more

#GivingTuesday2019 reports nearly $2 billion in US Donations
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This year, we're pleased to report a total of $2,000 in donations to Philanthropy Women between our incredible supporters and a...more

Larry Page quietly funding philanthropy efforts to 'defeat influenza' and vaccinate kids
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According to TechCrunch today, Larry Page has funded two philanthropic efforts working to combat influenza in recent years. Notoriously private,...more

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 1, 2019
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Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the physician and scientist who led the world's largest philanthropy as CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for...more

Zuckerberg reportedly hunts for an investment head to manage $10 billion philanthropy fund
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Mark Zuckerberg might be hiring. But not for Facebook. The tech CEO is looking for a chief investment officer to manage the philanthropic...more

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Is Undergoing a Top Leadership Change
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... in 2007 and became president of global policy and advocacy in 2012 and three years ago became the nonprofit's first chief strategy...more

CEO of Gates' Multi-Billion Dollar Nonprofit Stepping Down
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Mark Suzman, the foundation's chief strategy officer and president of global policy, will take over as CEO after Desmond-Hellmann's...more

Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann To Step Down In February 2020; Mark Suzman ...
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“The multi-billion-dollar philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Thursday that its chief executive officer, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, is...more

Gates Foundation CEO steps down after five years
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Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellman on Thursday cited family and health as reasons for leaving the world's richest philanthropy, calling it “the...more

US Public Education Increasingly Drawing Attention From Private Philanthropy
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Although higher education gets the majority of philanthropic donations in ... billion in 1999, they devoted their lives to philanthropy and art...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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Nonprofit Website Freely Connects Low-Income Individuals to Social Services They Need

Nonprofit Website Freely Connects Low-Income Individuals to Social Services They Need

Rey Faustino, who experienced poverty and had to make ends meet to help his struggling family, has launched San Francisco-based One Degree, a free website that connects economically disadvantaged people with nonprofits and charities.

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