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.

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from Gates Foundation


Noshir Dadrawala: 'This is absolutely unacceptable control' - Frontline
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Gates Foundation Sues Thousands Of Charities For Infringing On Trademark Concept ... - The Onion
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... of charities for infringing on its trademark concept of philanthropy. “It has unfortunately come to our attention that there are...more

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$15B from Gates, French Gates tops 2021 biggest gift list - AOL
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MARIA DI MENTO of The Chronicle of Philanthropy ... contributions in more than a decade, according to a Chronicle of Philanthropy...more

$15 billion from Bill Gates, Melinda French tops biggest gift list in 2021 - BusinessToday
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... work of the foundation will continue to be his "top philanthropic priority" ... The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Top 10 List of Biggest...more

Bill Gates, Melinda French top 2021 biggest gift list with $15 billion donation to foundation
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Bill & Melinda Gates: From Philanthropic Work To Cocktail Parties, ... The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Top 10 List of Biggest...more

$15B from Gates, French Gates tops 2021 biggest gift list - NewsTimes
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... will continue to be his “top philanthropic priority” and that he plans to ... The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Top 10 List of Biggest...more

$15B from Gates, French Gates tops 2021 biggest gift list | News 4 Buffalo
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Gates wrote in his Giving Pledge letter that the work of the foundation will continue to be his “top philanthropic priority” and that he plans...more

$15B from Gates, French Gates tops 2021 biggest gift list | KOB 4
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By MARIA DI MENTO of The Chronicle of Philanthropy ... of the foundation will continue to be his "top philanthropic priority" and that he plans...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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