Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Disaster prevention and preparedness)

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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

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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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Disaster prevention and preparedness (filter this donor) 29 14 29,352,833.80 2,150,110.59 6,694,861.00 9,397,239.82 1,171,124.01 2,027,637.00 743,536.00 1,553,069.50 2,786,512.00 2,499,000.00 329,743.88
Total 29 14 29,352,833.80 2,150,110.59 6,694,861.00 9,397,239.82 1,171,124.01 2,027,637.00 743,536.00 1,553,069.50 2,786,512.00 2,499,000.00 329,743.88

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Disaster prevention and preparedness 29 14 29,352,833.79 2,150,110.59 6,694,861.00 9,397,239.82 1,171,124.01 2,027,637.00 743,536.00 1,553,069.50 2,786,512.00 2,499,000.00 329,743.88
Classified total 29 14 29,352,833.79 2,150,110.59 6,694,861.00 9,397,239.82 1,171,124.01 2,027,637.00 743,536.00 1,553,069.50 2,786,512.00 2,499,000.00 329,743.88
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 29 14 29,352,833.79 2,150,110.59 6,694,861.00 9,397,239.82 1,171,124.01 2,027,637.00 743,536.00 1,553,069.50 2,786,512.00 2,499,000.00 329,743.88

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (filter this donor) Tw Site 6,349,300.00 0.00 5,195,420.00 1,153,880.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
BRAC USA (filter this donor) WP Site 4,693,906.00 1,500,440.00 0.00 0.00 656,954.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,536,512.00 0.00 0.00
PRO-VIDA (filter this donor) WP 4,514,524.82 0.00 0.00 2,494,174.82 393,760.00 1,626,590.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The George Washington University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
CARE (filter this donor) Tw WP Site 2,661,921.32 0.00 0.00 0.00 134,496.19 0.00 0.00 28,425.13 0.00 2,499,000.00 0.00
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (filter this donor) Site 1,499,441.00 0.00 1,499,441.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene (filter this donor) WP 1,499,185.00 0.00 0.00 1,499,185.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
World Vision (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,106,723.88 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -73,020.00 600,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 329,743.88
Save the Children Federation (filter this donor) 1,050,000.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oxfam America (filter this donor) FB Tw Site 901,047.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 401,047.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Innovations for Poverty Action (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 816,556.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 816,556.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
IRIN Association (filter this donor) 412,138.00 412,138.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Association of Francophone Mayors (filter this donor) 237,532.59 237,532.59 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund (filter this donor) 110,558.19 0.00 0.00 0.00 -14,086.18 0.00 0.00 124,644.37 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 29,352,833.80 2,150,110.59 6,694,861.00 9,397,239.82 1,171,124.01 2,027,637.00 743,536.00 1,553,069.50 2,786,512.00 2,499,000.00 329,743.88

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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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
India|Mali|Somalia 1 1 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ethiopia 2 2 3,494,710.00 0.00 3,494,710.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ethiopia|Bolivia (plurinational state of)|Indonesia|Niger (the)|Bangladesh 3 1 2,661,921.32 0.00 0.00 0.00 134,496.19 0.00 0.00 28,425.13 0.00 2,499,000.00
Bangladesh 1 1 2,536,512.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,536,512.00 0.00
El salvador|Nicaragua|Honduras|Guatemala 1 1 2,499,999.00 0.00 0.00 2,499,999.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
El salvador|Nicaragua|Guatemala|Honduras 3 1 2,014,525.82 0.00 0.00 -5,824.18 393,760.00 1,626,590.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mali 1 1 1,499,185.00 0.00 0.00 1,499,185.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
India 1 1 1,153,880.00 0.00 0.00 1,153,880.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Haiti 1 1 816,556.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 816,556.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Philippines (the) 3 1 776,980.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -73,020.00 600,000.00 250,000.00 0.00
Afghanistan|Bangladesh|Liberia|South sudan|Uganda|Sierra leone|Pakistan|Tanzania, united republic of 1 1 656,954.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 656,954.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ghana|Senegal 1 1 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Syrian arab republic 1 1 412,138.00 412,138.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nicaragua|Guatemala|Honduras|El salvador 1 1 401,047.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 401,047.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Guatemala 1 1 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 22 12 23,224,408.14 412,138.00 3,494,710.00 8,647,239.82 1,185,210.19 2,027,637.00 743,536.00 1,428,425.13 2,786,512.00 2,499,000.00
Unclassified total 7 6 6,128,425.66 1,737,972.59 3,200,151.00 750,000.00 -14,086.18 0.00 0.00 124,644.37 0.00 0.00
Total 29 14 29,352,833.79 2,150,110.59 6,694,861.00 9,397,239.82 1,171,124.01 2,027,637.00 743,536.00 1,553,069.50 2,786,512.00 2,499,000.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (29 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
IRIN Association412,138.002017-11-23Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build an evidence base around local capacity building that will draw from successful humanitarian practices and approaches; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Syrian arab republic.
BRAC USA1,500,440.002017-11-11Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build disaster preparedness model and emergency response capacity building of local actors and country programs prone to disasters; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
The Association of Francophone Mayors237,532.592017-03-24Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund pilot projects in member municipalities and empower francophone cities in the fields of sanitation, family planning and emergency response; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center1,995,269.002016-11-03Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the institutional capacity and preparedness to respond and recover from disasters in Ethiopia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center3,200,151.002016-08-01Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the emergency preparedness, response and recovery from disasters in Asia by strengthening humanitarian leadership and technical capacity of local humanitarian nongovernmental organizations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Asia.
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency1,499,441.002016-03-04Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency drought relief support by establishing a back-up seed supply; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene1,499,185.002015-11-25Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help Mali strengthen the response coordination and its overall preparedness required to address emergencies and risks posed by the Ebola Virus Disease; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali.
Save the Children Federation750,000.002015-11-25Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve preparedness and response operations at the local level by building capacity of emerging humanitarian leaders; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center1,153,880.002015-11-13Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the vulnerabilities of at risk communities of Bihar State of India by strengthening the institutional leadership for disaster preparedness to respond to and recover from disasters; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
PRO-VIDA-5,824.182015-10-13Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to reducing human suffering and material losses of communities living in conditions of poverty and vulnerability which are affected by disasters in four countries in Central America; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: El salvador|Nicaragua|Guatemala|Honduras.
The George Washington University3,500,000.002015-09-30Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen existing and future leadership capacity in the humanitarian and disaster risk management sectors by developing and offering contextually relevant training and education; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara|North & Central America|Africa; affected countries: India|Mali|Somalia.
PRO-VIDA2,499,999.002015-07-15Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support timely and efficient disaster response in four targeted disaster prone countries of Central America; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: North & Central America; affected countries: El salvador|Nicaragua|Honduras|Guatemala.
PRO-VIDA393,760.002013-10-23Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to reducing human suffering and material losses of communities living in conditions of poverty and vulnerability which are affected by disasters in four countries in Central America; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: El salvador|Nicaragua|Guatemala|Honduras.
CARE134,496.192013-10-08Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement a joint emergency capacity building initiative with the world's leading humanitarian aid organizations to improve their speed, quality & effectiveness in saving lives and improving the welfare of people affected by emergencies; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ethiopia|Bolivia (plurinational state of)|Indonesia|Niger (the)|Bangladesh.
BRAC USA656,954.002013-05-28Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop BRAC's International Emergency Preparedness Program. International Emergency Preparedness Program. Investment start date: 5/28/2013 to end date: 6/30/2017. Grantee name: BRAC USA; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Afghanistan|Bangladesh|Liberia|South sudan|Uganda|Sierra leone|Pakistan|Tanzania, united republic of.
Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund-14,086.182013-02-15Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a strategy to build a global disaster resilience network through partnerships with local universities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
PRO-VIDA1,626,590.002012-03-29Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to reducing human suffering and material losses of communities living in conditions of poverty and vulnerability which are affected by disasters in four countries in Central America; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: El salvador|Nicaragua|Guatemala|Honduras.
Oxfam America401,047.002012-03-02Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to reducing human suffering and material losses in poor and vulnerable communities in the face of natural disasters in Central America; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nicaragua|Guatemala|Honduras|El salvador.
Innovations for Poverty Action816,556.002011-10-31Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce diarrheal disease incidence using point-of-source chlorine dispensers in populations affected by emergencies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti.
World Vision-73,020.002011-03-11Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To support emergency relief in response to Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines. Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines. Investment start date: 10/6/2009 to end date: 10/4/2010. Grantee name: World Vision; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
World Vision600,000.002010-11-12Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency relief response to Typhoon Megi in the Philippines. Typhoon Megi Response in the Philippines. Investment start date: 10/29/2010 to end date: 11/1/2011. Grantee name: World Vision; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
Oxfam America500,000.002010-10-22Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to flash floods in Senegal and Gambia. Flash Flood Response in Senegal and Gambia. Investment start date: 10/22/2010 to end date: 12/31/2011. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Senegal.
Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund124,644.372010-10-01Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a strategy to build a global disaster resilience network through partnerships with local universities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Save the Children Federation300,000.002010-06-21Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief to communities in Guatemala affected by tropical storm Agatha; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guatemala.
CARE28,425.132010-03-08Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement a joint emergency capacity building initiative with the world's leading humanitarian aid organizations to improve their speed, quality & effectiveness in saving lives and improving the welfare of people affected by emergencies; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ethiopia|Bolivia (plurinational state of)|Indonesia|Niger (the)|Bangladesh.
World Vision250,000.002009-10-06Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To support emergency relief in response to Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines. Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines. Investment start date: 10/6/2009 to end date: 10/4/2010. Grantee name: World Vision; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
BRAC USA2,536,512.002009-08-11Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a program for capacity building for disaster management and response. Developing BRAC’s Emergency Response Capacity in Bangladesh. Investment start date: 8/18/2009 to end date: 3/1/2013. Grantee name: BRAC USA; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
CARE2,499,000.002008-08-25Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement a joint emergency capacity building initiative with the world's leading humanitarian aid organizations to improve their speed, quality & effectiveness in saving lives and improving the welfare of people affected by emergencies; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ethiopia|Bolivia (plurinational state of)|Indonesia|Niger (the)|Bangladesh.
World Vision329,743.882007-09-04Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the individual and combined impact of the largest US international humanitarian organizations by promoting candid exchange, mutual trust, and cooperation among chief executives and by testing new ideas that require collaboration; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.

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