Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Business support services and institutions)

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2019. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Best overview URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Facebook username gatesfoundation
LinkedIn username bill-&-melinda-gates-foundation
Websitehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database
Twitter usernamegatesfoundation
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do
Grant application process pagehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grantseeker-FAQ
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)irregular
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)years
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/gates-foundation-iati-processing

Brief history: The Gates Foundation launched in 2000, with precursors starting in the 1990s, financed by the personal wealth of co-founder Bill Gates from Microsoft. Starting 2005, it scaled up its giving significantly after a large funding commitment from Warren Buffett

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: See https://www.gatesfoundation.org/Who-We-Are/General-Information/Foundation-Factsheet for the grantmaking areas. The four grantmaking areas are the Global Development Program, Global Health Program, Global Policy and Advocacy, and United States Program. Within the United States Program the focus is on K-12 education, the Internet, and emergency relief

Notes on grant publication logistics: Although the Gates Foundation has a grants database on its website, as well as individual grant pages for every grant, we use the IATI data instead, because it can be processed programmatically (the data on the site does not allow for full data download or easy programmatic processing). This leads to a few problems: first, IATI data does not include grants made in the United States, since it focuses on development assistance (DA) spending. Second, IATI data is updated more infrequently. Third, it may sometimes omit some information that is present in the grants database

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012
Business support services and institutions (filter this donor) 10 7 11,124,337.00 725,657.00 1,397,500.00 4,501,180.00 1,500,000.00 3,000,000.00
Total 10 7 11,124,337.00 725,657.00 1,397,500.00 4,501,180.00 1,500,000.00 3,000,000.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012
Business support services and institutions 10 7 11,124,337.00 725,657.00 1,397,500.00 4,501,180.00 1,500,000.00 3,000,000.00
Classified total 10 7 11,124,337.00 725,657.00 1,397,500.00 4,501,180.00 1,500,000.00 3,000,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 10 7 11,124,337.00 725,657.00 1,397,500.00 4,501,180.00 1,500,000.00 3,000,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (filter this donor) 4,101,837.00 400,657.00 0.00 3,701,180.00 0.00 0.00
United Nations Capital Development Fund (filter this donor) WP 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00
International Telecommunication Union (filter this donor) WP Site 2,150,000.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00
China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines & Health Products (filter this donor) 630,000.00 0.00 480,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Endeavor Global (filter this donor) 587,610.00 0.00 587,610.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Village Capital (filter this donor) 329,890.00 0.00 329,890.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Initiative for Global Development (filter this donor) 325,000.00 325,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 11,124,337.00 725,657.00 1,397,500.00 4,501,180.00 1,500,000.00 3,000,000.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

If you hover over a cell for a given country and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015
United states of america (the) 2 1 4,101,837.00 400,657.00 0.00 3,701,180.00
China 2 1 630,000.00 0.00 480,000.00 150,000.00
India 1 1 329,890.00 0.00 329,890.00 0.00
Classified total 5 3 5,061,727.00 400,657.00 809,890.00 3,851,180.00
Unclassified total 5 4 6,062,610.00 325,000.00 587,610.00 650,000.00
Total 10 7 11,124,337.00 725,657.00 1,397,500.00 4,501,180.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (10 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Initiative for Global Development325,000.002017-04-18Business support services and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. Annual Gift 2017-2021. Investment start date: 4/18/2017 to end date: 4/30/2021. Grantee name: Initiative for Global Development; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Africa.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation400,657.002017-02-28Business support services and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support Common Core implementation. Leveraging State and Local Chambers of Commerce in Support of the Common Core. Investment start date: 3/6/2015 to end date: 6/30/2017. Grantee name: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines & Health Products480,000.002016-11-14Business support services and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote increased commodities exchange, investments and technology transfer which improves the accessibility, affordability and quality of healthcare products in Africa and eventually benefit Africa’s population; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa; affected countries: China.
Endeavor Global587,610.002016-08-11Business support services and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop insights for catalyzing entrepreneurship ecosystems that support companies within the FinTech and IT sectors, which will benefit members of impoverished communities and increase access to finance and digital inclusion as companies grow; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|South & Central Asia.
Village Capital329,890.002016-08-09Business support services and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a clear set of strategies enabling stakeholders in the Indian and Sub-Saharan African communities to effectively leverage their resources to catalyze growth for financial inclusion innovations that will help the unserved and underserved popul; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: India.
International Telecommunication Union650,000.002015-11-24Business support services and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop standards that can be implemented to foster the digital financial services ecosystem and allow market participants to provide affordable and innovative financial products and services to the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines & Health Products150,000.002015-11-09Business support services and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote increased commodities exchange, investments and technology transfer which improves the accessibility, affordability and quality of healthcare products in Africa and eventually benefit Africa’s population; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa; affected countries: China.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation3,701,180.002015-03-06Business support services and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support Common Core implementation. Leveraging State and Local Chambers of Commerce in Support of the Common Core. Investment start date: 3/6/2015 to end date: 6/30/2017. Grantee name: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
International Telecommunication Union1,500,000.002014-11-05Business support services and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop standards that can be implemented to foster the digital financial services ecosystem and allow market participants to provide affordable and innovative financial products and services to the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
United Nations Capital Development Fund3,000,000.002012-09-13Business support services and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness and advocate for governments, international organizations and private sector businesses who make large cash payments to move to digital payments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.

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