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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


What's Happened So Far At The UN's COP27 Climate Summit?
Foundation: Gates Foundation

According to Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Global Energy and Climate Innovation Editor at The Economist, the UN climate conference has raised awareness of concerns like climate reparations for developing...more

Indonesia's president launches G20 pandemic fund, seeks more money | Al Arabiya English
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... the United States and the European Union, as well as from donors and philanthropic organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates...more

Indonesia president launches G20 pandemic fund, seeks more money - Moneycontrol
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... the United States and the European Union, as well as from donors and philanthropic organisations like the Bill and Melinda Gates...more

Dispatch from the U.N. Climate Change Conference: Saturday, Nov. 12 - Food Tank
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack says there is “tremendous opportunity” to reduce emissions from agriculture with innovation. (Read...more

Collaborative philanthropy to solve for women entrepreneurs - The Financial Express
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Globally, gender lens investing (GLI) is gaining momentum with a renewed focus on investing in...more

Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit at COP27 Concludes with Commitment to ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Bold announcements to harness the enabling environment of green hydrogen fertilizers by African countries were made. Innovative Finance. The...more

Charity Navigator Looks to Future After 20 Years of Guided Giving - NonProfit PRO
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Google.org

Leadership Management, Development ... The views expressed within do not directly reflect the thoughts or opinions of the staff of NonProfit...more

The Pearl Initiative and Philanthropy Age to strengthen the philanthropy ecosystem through ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Robert Rosen, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said: "Vibrant peer networks are a great way...more

FG set to pioneer carbon market
Foundation: Gates Foundation

According to the government, the carbon market is a new and innovative climate change solution that will create, over the period of an...more

Osinbajo, Ex-Colombian President, Others to Lead New Job Creation Effort for Billion Dollar ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

According to estimates by international expert,the Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACM), the new and innovative Climate Change solution...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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Roshan, the first telecommunications company that transformed the “luxury” of a phone call in Afghanistan into an everyday convenience,  became the first-ever, certified Benefit Corporation in the Middle East.




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