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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$34,640,123,000 - 2011-12-31
$38,921,022,000 - 2007-12-31


$4,963,286,000 - 2011-12-31
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Recent News from Gates Foundation

Gates named Library Week honorary chair
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... philanthropic work. Now, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she sets the direction and priorities of the world's largest...more

New tools and strategies for tuberculosis diagnosis, care, and elimination: A PLOS Medicine special
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... Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, grants OPP1031105 and the GC11 Grand Challenges in Global project, which was jointly funded by the Bill...more

Recent scandals highlight the policy influence that wealthy families gain from making charitable ...
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Dan Cohen and Emily Rosenman argue that these two seemingly unrelated scandals illustrate the influence that philanthropy and social finance...more

Is Philanthropy in India Growing?
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The Bain India Philanthropy Report 2017 that is so often quoted by ... The question then to ask is: Is the philanthropic market actually growing? Or is...more

Loop Medical lands $3.2M grant for blood collection device
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Loop Medical said today that it has received a $3.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support pre-production and clinical...more

Loop Medical Receives up to USD 3.2 Million to Finalize the Development and Validation of a ...
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 4, 2019--Loop Medical today announced that it has received a $3.2 million grant to...more

The Road Ahead: Will Philanthropic Critique Change Philanthropic Practice?
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Among others, Rob Reich explores how philanthropy cripples democracy in Just Giving; Linsey McGoey delves into the unsavory aspects of the...more

Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos Have Teamed Up to Donate Millions to Alzheimer's Research
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Their respective philanthropic vehicles, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Day One Fund, have teamed up to donate $15 million to...more

Gates Foundation Panel Discussion on How Philanthropy can Contribute to India's Progress
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Gates Foundation panel discusses how philanthropy can contribute to India's progress
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently hosted a panel discussion on 'role of philanthropy in India's human, social and economic...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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Social Entrepreneur Launches Peru State College’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Social Entrepreneur Launches Peru State College’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Social entrepreneur and co-founder of Krochet Kids International, Kohl Crecilius, Peru State College’s 2013-14 Distinguished Speaker Series at the College Theatre.

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