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

Emory-Based Group Receives $180 Million Grant from Gates Foundation
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The $180 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help fund ... The money was awarded to the Child Health and Mortality...more

Evotec Receives $ 23.8 M Grant To Join The Global Fight Against Tuberculosis
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Evotec Receives $ 23.8 M Grant To Join The Global Fight Against ... The World Health Organization ("WHO") estimates that in 2017 there...more

Emory University awarded $180 million for child mortality research
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Emory University's Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance network (CHAMPS) has received the university's largest-ever single...more

#WomenFunded2019: WFN Opens Registration for Annual Conference
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We will also hear from women investing in women and look at how philanthropy can be reshaped to direct and maximize resources toward...more

The Gates Foundation-Ross County Scholar's Fund reaches milestone
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Since the awarding of the first scholarships, more than 200 grants have ... Through this scholarship fund, Mary and Larry Gates have put in practice...more

Emory University receives $180 million grant from Gates Foundation
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Emory University receives $180 million grant from Gates Foundation ... The grant will fund research and analyses on child mortality rates...more

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donates record $180M grant to Emory
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Emory said Thursday the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated a $180 million grant for the Child Health and Mortality Prevention...more

IIT Hyderabad CfHE Fellow wins Gates Foundation Funding
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Even when his corporate career was going from strength to strength, his passion lay in becoming a social entrepreneur. In 2018, he left the...more

Gates Foundation grant for low-cost vaccination project
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Mr. Patel's project is one of approximately 50 Grand Challenges Explorations round 22 grants announced by the Gates Foundation. Over...more

Strategy Done Wrong
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The result can be a kind of charade, in which the giver never hears what people really think about the strategy du jour, and in which nonprofits...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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