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

Thanks, Harvard. But We'll Take What's Ours.
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Elites everywhere are throwing money at the problem through foundation grants and charitable giving. So far, nearly a 190 members of the super...more

Um, who are Melinda and Bill Gates trying to kid?
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... about their powerful role in education philanthropy that strains credulity. ... things the couple said surprised them along their philanthropic...more

'You're Doing Good Wrong'
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Social entrepreneurs and impact investors, for instance, have often in my presence made the argument that for-profit economics are more...more

Melinda Gates on tech innovation, global health and her own privilege.
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“There are absolutely different points of view about philanthropy,” says ..... But philanthropic dollars are a tiny slice of the United States...more

American Capitalism: To Be or Not to Be
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It has evolved over the years to provide Medicare, Social Security, welfare ... The top three were generating jobs, improving society and...more

Students achieve success with help from Project Potential
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Rubio-Chavez is also a finalist for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Millennium Scholarship and the Hispanic Fund Scholarship. She has...more

More News In Global Health
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Forbes: How a Gates Foundation Backed Fund is Revolutionizing Global Health Impact Investing (Harris, 4/9). The Guardian: Why should we...more

How the Gates Foundation is Revolutionizing Global Health Impact Investing
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GHIF is a social impact investment fund, which manages manages ~$108M and was initially structured and backed by the Gates Foundation and...more

Simon Initiative "toolkit" released to try and address educational effectiveness
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With multiple grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a National Science Foundation grant partnership between Carnegie Mellon,...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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Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneur Launches Peru State College’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Social Entrepreneur Launches Peru State College’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Social entrepreneur and co-founder of Krochet Kids International, Kohl Crecilius, Peru State College’s 2013-14 Distinguished Speaker Series at the College Theatre.

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