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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

No Longer Are We Confined To The Conventional And The Familiar: Rohini Nilekani On ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The world's richest people are putting their money where their mouth is. In an op-ed for Forbes India, billionaire businessman and social activist Nile Nilekani writes that "no longer are we...more

Who Reviews Your Proposals? - The NonProfit Times
Foundation: Gates Foundation

First, consider the size of the staff at the funder you're approaching. If it's the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the person-power is close...more

Over 250 Nonprofits Signed Up for Rural Philanthropy Days Next Week in Southwest Colorado
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

"It's a really unique opportunity because it does bring together those regional funders, and then those Front Range funders that fund (across the state) but maybe haven't been down here recently,"...more

Boeing Mission and Vision Statement
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When it comes to giving back to the communities in which it does business, Boeing's philanthropic efforts are a little late to the party. The company has set a goal of donating $1 billion to...more

Philanthropy Funds Industry to Witness Increase in Revenues by 2030
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

The global Philanthropy Funds market was million US$ in 2017 and is expected to million US$ by the end of 2023, growing at a modest rate between 2018 and 2023. A new report published by Market...more

Donors in Hell to Pay - Capital Research Center
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

In establishment philanthropy, as Lind intimates in Hell to Pay and ... an (albeit-smaller) conservative philanthropic elite in particular...more

Jeffrey Epstein threatened to expose an alleged extramarital affair of Bill Gates
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Gates has admitted to speaking with Epstein, but only about philanthropy. ... “Gates met with Epstein solely for philanthropic...more

Investor Arrested for Faulting Buffett Support of Gates Despite Epstein Ties - The Daily Signal
Foundation: Gates Foundation

If woke culture is a disease, then philanthropy is the virus,” NLPC chairman Pete Flaherty says of Bill Gates' foundation before his...more

Love You Little Man | News, Sports, Jobs - Post Journal
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, Lilly Endowment

There are countless individuals and philanthropic organizations who do wonderful things in this world. A few of the largest foundations...more

i3 Opens Call for Applications for HealthTech Innovators | Africa Global Funds
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Investing in Innovation Africa (i3), a pan-African initiative for ... Kieran Daly, Director, Global Health Agencies and Funds at the Bill...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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