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

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Foundation: Gates Foundation, Columbus Foundation

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Foundation: Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

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Foundation: Gates Foundation

"We believe that government, philanthropic and grassroots leaders around the world must prioritize adolescent girls in any pandemic...more

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Foundation: Gates Foundation

MANILA — There's been an increase in Chinese philanthropic giving to drug and vaccine research and development efforts amid the...more

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Foundation: Gates Foundation

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Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

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' Philanthropy Funds Market forecast report now available with Market Study Report encompasses an exhaustive study of this business space...more

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Global Philanthropy Funds Market report is a well-researched and detailed account of all major developments that collectively influence a...more

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Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

The Global Philanthropy Funds Market report is a unique reference guide intended to identify and highlight key developments concurrently...more

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Foundation: Gates Foundation

A disruptive social enterprise should advance a cause. For example, Tesla accelerates sustainable energy. Toms enhances children's lives....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

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

Using Crowd-Sourced Technology for Social Good

Using Crowd-Sourced Technology for Social Good

Crowd-sourcing is deemed an effective and useful tool to preserve and protect the earth’s species. As proof, the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) summons citizens around the world to collect samples to assist universities, natural history museums and research institutes.

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