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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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Confused by open-access policies? These tools can help - Nature
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The foundation's open-access policy, introduced for all grants awarded from 2015 onwards, requires research papers stemming from the...more

The US$ 500 million challenge: Gavi launches INFUSE 2.0 to scale up innovations in immunisation
Foundation: Gates Foundation,, Coca-Cola Foundation, UPS Foundation

News and Press Release in English on World about Health and Epidemic; published on 19 Jan 2023 by...more

25 Inspiring Nonprofit Leaders Who Will Impact The World In 2023
Foundation: Gates Foundation

If you're looking for someone to throw your hat into the ring for the next round of presidential elections, there's a good chance you'll want to check out this list. The list, compiled by Cause...more

Philanthropy Gates Foundation | National |
Foundation: Gates Foundation

With $8.3 billion to give away in 2023, the Gates Foundation is the largest private philanthropic donor. Suzman said the Seattle-based...more

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation under fire for having too much power in philanthropy world
Foundation: Gates Foundation

With $8.3 billion to give away in 2023, the Gates Foundation is the largest private philanthropic donor. And with an endowment of more than...more

Gates Foundation CEO Defends Philanthropy's Influence On Global Health - Forbes
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Bill and Melinda Gates' philanthropic efforts have been scrutinized by public health experts, activists and academics for several years due to...more

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Foundation: Gates Foundation

In this 2018 photo, a person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in...more

'Not right' for us to be key global health funder -Gates CEO - Devdiscourse
Foundation: Gates Foundation

"It's not right for a private philanthropy to be one of the largest funders of multinational global health efforts," he...more

Gates, Soros, and Ford Foundations Pushing Policy Through Arabella'S €dark Money” Machine
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Foundation to Promote Open Society, Ford Foundation

"Can Americans even distinguish between charity and politics any longer?" That's the questionBlurring Lines sets out to answer in a look at the Arabella Advisors lobbying network, which it says is...more

Bill Gates talks AI, climate, Microsoft, the new season of 'White Lotus' and more in Reddit 'AMA'
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Bill Gates took to Reddit on Wednesday for his 11th "Ask Me Anything" session, and the Microsoft co-founder spent more than an hour fielding questions about everything from climate change and...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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