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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 2028 Key Insights And Leading Players Smithsonian
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

This report researches the worldwide Philanthropy Funds market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (China, Japan) and other...more

Donor-Advised Fund Researchers Seeking Data
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $750,000 to a group of researchers to figure out how Americans use donor-advised funds. A press release explains that DAFs, or donor-advised funds,...more

Parents Organization Says Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg Are Restructuring Education Agenda
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Large philanthropic foundations use grant money to advance these ... Those were the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, run by Bill Gates and...more

Showcasing Bridge Liberia's Education Transformation Successes at Innovation Africa 2022
Foundation: Gates Foundation

According to an ONCHA Report, over 15,000 Liberia children were in the streets performing different forms of child labor, from street hawking...more

Foundations call for cooperation, some new pledges at COP27 - Star Tribune
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

... as never before, philanthropic foundations pooled their resources to donate more than $2 billion to support climate adaptation...more

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

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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Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!


Resource Generation, a group of young people who grew up wealthy, wish to give something back. They published a letter this week that implies advocacy and participation in structural change that will ultimately improve the resourcing of schools in Pennsylvania.




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