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

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Aims to Enable Infectious Disease Sequencing Globally
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... Gates Foundation the Biohub has awarded grants to research groups in 10 countries to begin implementing metagenomic sequencing for...more

Realism vs. Radicalism: the Practice and Promise of Philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... of the largest grantmaking organizations in the American philanthropic establishment through his leadership of the Center for Effective...more

Omaha art students use lower part of massive silos as canvases for their creativity
Foundation: Gates Foundation

“It's kind of liberating to paint on a canvas this large,” said Gabrielle Washington, a student at Millard South High School, who is using spray paint...more

Cincinnati to join initiative supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Gates Foundation, Ballmer Group
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

“The Workforce Innovation Center connects employers to social service and training providers that serve individuals to remove barriers and...more

Bill Gates: This is a 'great' way to use your tech skills
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... Gates Foundation, which has since distributed more than $45 billion in grants. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donates money to...more

CityU receives grand challenges explorations grant for research in global health
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Dr Lin and Dr Mettu's bold idea is one of 56 GCE Round 22 grants announced by the foundation from approximately 1,700 proposals submitted in...more

Bill Gates just chose 10 cities to invest in and one of them is in NJ
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Rogers said being able to use the resources and expertise from the philanthropic groups will make a lasting impact in the city, which is one of three...more

The 10 Cities Getting a Philanthropic Boost for Economic Mobility
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

An initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ballmer Group focuses on building “pipelines...more

Melinda Gates - Women and People of Color Are Designing the Future
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Melinda Gates, former General Manager at Microsoft and philanthropist, sits down with David Letterman on Netflix's "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction." Melinda stresses the importance of gender...more

Bill and Melinda Gates are launching a lobbying group
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Gates Policy Initiative is independent from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, their philanthropic organization, and it plans to focus on...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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