Root Capital donations received

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Basic donee information

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Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_Capital

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Root Capital

Donor Total 2018 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 1970
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 15,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -2,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 14,000,000.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 15,282,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 282,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000,000.00
Mulago Foundation (filter this donee) 2,150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 1,688,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 1,288,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 125,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 34,745,000.00 125,000.00 400,000.00 5,000,000.00 -712,000.00 2,282,000.00 1,500,000.00 2,150,000.00 14,000,000.00 10,000,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (12 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
MacArthur Foundation125,000.002018FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to support a project that will explore the adaptability of Root Capital’s Efficient Impact Frontier model to a broader range of sectors and capital types as a tool for more effective impact measurement and management. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Cambridge.
Barr Foundation400,000.002015-03-02FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To strengthen and expand Root Capital's capacity to plan, implement, and measure its efforts to increase smallholder farmer resilience to climate change and related environmental shocks.
Ford Foundation5,000,000.002014-12-22FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To provide long-term financing to low-income coffee farmers in Latin America to address the financing gap for renovation and replanting following the coffee leaf rust crisis. Affected regions: 192###Central America###50@@@541###Latin America###50; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Barr Foundation1,288,000.002013-06-12FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To develop resilient and profitable coffee and cocoa supply chains in Haiti.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-2,000,000.002013-05-02Agriculture/agricultural financial serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide affordable capital and financial training to small and growing rural businesses; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Zambia|South africa|Uganda|Ghana|Tanzania, united republic of|Eswatini|Rwanda|Mozambique|Malawi.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,000,000.002012-11-07Agriculture/agricultural financial serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide loans and financial training to small and growing rural businesses in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Kenya|Malawi|Mozambique|Rwanda|Eswatini|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia|South africa.
Ford Foundation282,000.002012-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To identify, pilot and refine a cost-effective and effective way to build poverty monitoring systems into its lending processes to ensure that its lending benefits low-income smallholder farmers. Affected regions: 291###East Africa###75@@@625###Mexico###25; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,500,000.002011-04-19Agriculture/agricultural financial serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide loans and financial training to small and growing rural businesses in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Kenya|Malawi|Mozambique|Rwanda|Eswatini|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia|South africa.
Mulago Foundation2,150,000.002010--https://mulagofoundation.org/Portfolio/root-capital-- Donation date is not a single date but rather when funding began. Rainer fellow in . Mulago’s reasons for investing: “Small and medium sized agricultural businesses are the backbone of any rural economy and the key to improving the incomes of smallholder farmers. Root Capital provides the working capital and market connections that are otherwise unavailable to these businesses in Africa and Latin America. Mulago is particularly interested in Root Capital's Frontier Portfolio with its emphasis on new markets, food security and nutrition.”.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation4,000,000.002009-11-23Agriculture/agricultural financial serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide loans and financial training to small and growing rural businesses in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Kenya|Malawi|Mozambique|Rwanda|Eswatini|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia|South africa.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation10,000,000.002009-11-17Agriculture/agricultural financial serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide affordable capital and financial training to small and growing rural businesses; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Zambia|South africa|Uganda|Ghana|Tanzania, united republic of|Eswatini|Rwanda|Mozambique|Malawi.
Ford Foundation10,000,000.001970-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To finance African and Latin American small and growing businesses that incorporate poor smallholder farmers in value chains that build sustainable livelihoods. Affected regions: 9###Africa###60@@@541###Latin America###40; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.