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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

Chidinma Lawanson: With Every Wave of Hand, a Newly Employed Youth
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Chidinma Lawanson may not be a household name, but she's making an impact in her home country of Nigeria. Lawanson is the head of the Mastercard Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the credit card...more

Bill Gates' net worth: A 'window' into the Microsoft co-founder's jaw-dropping wealth
Foundation: Gates Foundation

This, despite him selling several shares of his company for tens of billions of dollars in lieu of philanthropic endeavours. Reportedly, he's...more

Philanthropy Funds Market 2023 Trends with Analysis on Key Players ... - The SEM Weekly
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

Philanthropy Funds Market 2023 Trends with Analysis on Key Players Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie Foundation for Teaching...more

These Five Caribbean Youth Farmers Are Redefining Cool - Forbes
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... shocks have put farmers at the mercy of the environment, innovation, ... “Our entire farm is climate-smart, and we use innovative...more

Philanthropic Funds for Charitable Giving Grow in Popularity -
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Julia Kleiser, philanthropy advisor, LGT (Image: zvg) ... Julia Kleiser, has MacKenzie Scott broken the mold for philanthropic...more

Partnering for a Cultural Transformation in Information Use: Reflections on DUP's Journey in ... - JSI
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

In February, after six years of working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), ... and use innovations, including a non-monetary incentive...more

Growth of Organizations That Advance the Work of All Nonprofits Poses Challenges, Research Finds
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

There's a growing number of "infrastructure" groups focused on helping nonprofits grow, but a new study suggests they're struggling to keep up. The study, by the Urban Institute and George Mason...more

India'S G20 Presidency Excellent Opportunity to Highlight Indian Innovations, Says Bill Gates ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

India's G20 presidency may be winding down, but that doesn't mean it's done with Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week and...more

More Optimistic Than Ever About India'S Progress After Meeting Pm Modi, Says Bill Gates
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... about India's progress and innovative work in health, climate change, ... is showing what is possible when investment is made in...more

Gates Foundation CEO on global health and pandemic preparedness
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the world's largest philanthropic organizations, has invested billions of dollars in 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


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