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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Dialogue is a social enterprise that hires people with disabilities as guides in sense-enhancing exhibits. Dialogue Social Enterprise was founded by Andreas Heinecke, Orna Cohen, Laura Gorni, Klara Kletzka and Thomas Richter.