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.

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from Gates Foundation


YouthTruth Strategic Planning Consultant - The Center for Effective Philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation

CEP develops highly regarded research reports, offers assessment tools and customized engagements, and shares information about philanthropic...more

Bill Gates Gets Visibly Bothered When Pressed on Epstein Relationship: 'Well, He's Dead'
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... PBS News Hour to discuss his philanthropic work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ... not nearly enough philanthropy goes in that...more

Philanthropies pledge billions during UN meeting | The Independent
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Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Don't show me this message again. ✕. Philanthropy Gates...more

Reporting Live from The Feminist Factor, Women Funded 2021
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The conference's mainstage plenary introduced some of the superstars of the feminist philanthropy world. Monica Ramirez and Carmen Perez on Latinx in...more

OPINION: Bill Gates — Do Better, and Listen to African Civil Society | South Seattle Emerald
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In spite of this, a tiny minority of Gates Foundation grants go toward agroecological research and partnerships, while a majority of their...more

Bill Gates says partisan politics hurts climate change battle, and the U.S. is 'one of the - CNBC
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"This is hard enough to drive innovation and deployment and cost reduction in this 30 year deadline even if there is not a single day of pause in that,"...more

Bill Gates backs Cipher, a new online climate news source produced by his Breakthrough Energy
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He more recently expanded that effort into the Breakthrough Energy umbrella organization that includes a suite of investment, innovation and...more

Gates, Rockefeller warn leaders about pandemic's impact - The Washington Post
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

The calls from philanthropy leaders for more action from wealthy ... While the Gates Foundation has been one of the biggest...more

George Soros Is Making Changes At His Foundation While He Still Can | Forbes India
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

The sprawling foundation Soros has funded for decades wants to refocus ... what were called “tie-off grants,” a final year or so of funding...more

George Soros Is Making Changes at His Foundation While He Still Can - The New York Times
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Mr. Malloch-Brown says the transformation will put the philanthropy, ... The plan is to concentrate bigger philanthropic bets at the global...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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Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a 1970s book by author Paulo Freire, envisions a world not as a given reality, but as “a problem to be worked on and solved.” That mentality is often applied to the greatest social entrepreneurs.




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