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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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Philanthropy Funds Market Impressive Gains including key players Smithsonian ... - mbu timeline
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

Philanthropy Funds Market Impressive Gains including key players Smithsonian Institution, Wellcome Trust, Carnegie Foundation for...more

Sheryl Sandberg is latest female billionaire to shift focus to philanthropy: 'We'll be able to do ...
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... list of high-profile female billionaires focused on philanthropy. ... Following their divorces, each stepped up their philanthropic...more

Sheryl Sandberg is latest female billionaire to shift focus to philanthropy - MarketWatch
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... shift focus to philanthropy: 'We'll be able to do more, more quickly' ... and will be “focusing more on my foundation and philanthropic...more

Nonprofit funds a way for high schoolers to skip a year of college - Yahoo Money
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation earlier this week launched a series of grants to boost schools' efforts in designing and implementing...more

12 Groups Behind Protest of Musk's Twitter Takeover Have Ties With Gates Foundation, Soros
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Tides Foundation, Open Society Foundations

The New Venture Fund, the recipient of more than $500 million in grants from the Gates Foundation since 2012, in 2020 gave $180,000 in total...more

Gates Foundation offers grants to scale high school pathway programs | EdSource
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it is wading into the world of dual enrollment and career technical...more

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Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Philanthropy Funds Market Analysis By Trends, Size, Share, Company Overview, Growth And Forecast By 2028|Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie...more

The Architecture of Big Philanthropy - Capital Research Center
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Leslie Lenkowsky is professor emeritus in public affairs and philanthropic studies at Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs...more

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Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

A newly released Philanthropy Funds Market report 2022 provides a wealth of insights on the growth outlook of global Philanthropy Funds...more

Philanthropy Funds Market Segment Forecast 2022-2028 – Stichting INGKA Foundation ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

Point by point and compartmentalized essential as well as optional exploration on the worldwide Philanthropy Funds market comprehensively...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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