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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

These Five Caribbean Youth Farmers Are Redefining Cool - Forbes
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... shocks have put farmers at the mercy of the environment, innovation, ... “Our entire farm is climate-smart, and we use innovative...more

Philanthropic Funds for Charitable Giving Grow in Popularity -
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Julia Kleiser, philanthropy advisor, LGT (Image: zvg) ... Julia Kleiser, has MacKenzie Scott broken the mold for philanthropic...more

Partnering for a Cultural Transformation in Information Use: Reflections on DUP's Journey in ... - JSI
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

In February, after six years of working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), ... and use innovations, including a non-monetary incentive...more

Growth of Organizations That Advance the Work of All Nonprofits Poses Challenges, Research Finds
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... Hispanics in Philanthropy, and Neighborhood Funders Group, ... content to be delivered from and...more

India'S G20 Presidency Excellent Opportunity to Highlight Indian Innovations, Says Bill Gates ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

India's G20 presidency may be winding down, but that doesn't mean it's done with Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week and...more

More Optimistic Than Ever About India'S Progress After Meeting Pm Modi, Says Bill Gates
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... about India's progress and innovative work in health, climate change, ... is showing what is possible when investment is made in...more

Gates Foundation CEO on global health and pandemic preparedness
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the world's largest philanthropic organizations, has invested billions of dollars in global...more

How Women In Tech Are Transforming Social Impact - Forbes
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Tech titans' desire to reshape philanthropy is nothing new. ... and leveraging philanthropic grant-making to drive advocacy and social...more

Philanthropy is not a substitute for fair taxation -
Foundation: Gates Foundation

There has never been more money earmarked for philanthropic purposes, but it lies fallow in endowments or under-regulated...more

Donations to Higher Ed Had Biggest Boost in 20 Years
Foundation: Gates Foundation

"It's incredibly good news, the impact these philanthropic resources flowing into institutions will have at a time when other revenue streams are being squeezed more and more." That's the...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


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Devin Thrope, writing contributor at Forbes, shares his experience of attending the Social Venture Network (SVN), a national association of social entrepreneurs held in San Diego.

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