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

Bill Gates: Climate change could be more devastating than Covid-19 pandemic—this is what the ...
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Read more by tapping the link in our bio #environment #globalwarming #climatechange ... And innovation to fight climate change must start...more

Why philanthropy was critical to developing COVID-19 vaccines
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This philanthropic triumph for the Gates foundation demonstrates the critical role that philanthropy can play in our society: validating and...more

In praise of Big Philanthropy
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation exemplifies what America's well-organized and sophisticated philanthropic industry can...more

How the Gates Foundation's values shape the world
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So I asked him how his philanthropy ends up doing so much of the work of government. He said some of it is mission creep. Take malaria. “At first...more

MacKenzie Scott Announces $4.2 Billion More in Charitable Giving
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... for Policy Studies, said that, at least in terms of publicly announced grants, he could think of no one who had given away more this year. ... While the Gates Foundation may surpass her $5.9...more

India pledges $2B philanthropy for Covid care
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New Delhi, Dec 12 (SocialNews.XYZ) India pledged $2 billion out of $20.6 billion philanthropy funds for 2020-2021 to strengthen all levels of care...more

First-gen Sun Devil and Victoria Foundation awardee dedicates her career to lifting up other students
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“The Victoria Foundation Awards has been a longtime favorite of mine, not only because it is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the great...more

Walker's Legacy, Gates Foundation to award micro grants to assist minority women entrepreneurs
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To apply, applicants must submit a response to Walker's Legacy COVID-19 Impact Survey funded by the Gates Foundation. Through the survey,...more

In Global Development, Reasons for Post-COVID Optimism
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How global development workers, social entrepreneurs, and activists engage with communities to ensure full inclusion and participation will shape...more

'Everyday donors have such a big role to play.' How your Giving Tuesday donations can help the ...
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How your Giving Tuesday donations can help the COVID-19 vaccination ... Gates Foundation staff that oversees the distribution of foundation...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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