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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


Philanthropy Funds Market 2022 | Outlook, Growth By Top Companies, Regions, Types ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

The new report on Global Philanthropy Funds Market offers in-depth coverage of the industry and important market trends with historical...more

Warren Buffett May Leave Billions to Abortion Rights Charity Instead of Gates Foundation ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Charities including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are said to be bracing themselves for potential changes in Warren Buffett's...more

APAC, Europe, America region to emerge as lucrative growth avenue for Philanthropy ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

The business intelligence report of Philanthropy Funds market size analyses factors spurring and hindering industry expansion between...more

How Bill Gates Makes the World Worse Off - Current Affairs
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... the realms of philanthropy and capitalism in the manner that Mr. Gates ... which was really the defining feature of philanthropic...more

Economy's Mixed Effects on Donors; a Contrary View of Crypto Giving - Chronicle of Philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation

Another worry: Some donors may divert their philanthropic dollars to political campaigns ahead of the midterm elections this fall. What's more,...more

Philanthropy network GivingPi eyes raising $1 bn a year by 2030 - The Indian Express
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Skoll Foundation

A group of leading philanthropists and Dasra, a strategic philanthropic organisation, have joined hands to launch GivingPi, India's first...more

Philanthropy Funds Market Size, Development Data, Growth Analysis & Forecast 2022 to 2028
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

The current status of the Philanthropy Funds market is also well discussed in the report along with the forecast market analysis till 2030. The...more

Bill Gates gives $20 billion to stem 'significant suffering' - Portland Press Herald
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Philanthropy-Gates-Gift. Bill Gates speaks at the ... Those resources include donations from philanthropic organizations. Gates Foundation...more

Jamsetji Tata is the Greatest Philanthropist of the Century - The CSR Journal
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... and mindsets that drive philanthropy across the world. The Report lays down a narrative, indicating the path that the philanthropic sector...more

Bill Gates gives $20 billion to his foundation to stem 'significant suffering' caused by global setbacks
Foundation: Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Gates Foundation

"Philanthropy has a unique role to play in helping people around the world ... Those resources include donations from philanthropic...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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Russell James, a famed fashion photographer, started Nomad Two Worlds (N2W), an idea that stemmed from Russell’s Australian roots where he witnessed the culture clash between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia.




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