Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Gender equality)

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

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 4 13,333 1,682,991 500 500 500 13,333 13,333 13,333 2,718,291 2,718,291 3,999,838 3,999,838 3,999,838
Gender equality 4 13,333 1,682,991 500 500 500 13,333 13,333 13,333 2,718,291 2,718,291 3,999,838 3,999,838 3,999,838

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
Gender equality (filter this donor) 4 4 6,731,962.33 13,833.33 6,718,129.00
Total 4 4 6,731,962.33 13,833.33 6,718,129.00

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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
Gender equality/Ending violence against women and girls 4 4 6,731,962.33 13,833.33 6,718,129.00
Classified total 4 4 6,731,962.33 13,833.33 6,718,129.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 4 4 6,731,962.33 13,833.33 6,718,129.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016
Overseas Development Institute (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 3,999,838.00 0.00 3,999,838.00
Public Health Institute (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 2,718,291.00 0.00 2,718,291.00
Real Escape from the Sex Trade (filter this donor) 13,333.33 13,333.33 0.00
The Wave Foundation (filter this donor) 500.00 500.00 0.00
Total -- -- 6,731,962.33 13,833.33 6,718,129.00

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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
Malawi 1 1 2,718,291.00 0.00 2,718,291.00
United states of america (the) 2 2 13,833.33 13,833.33 0.00
Classified total 3 3 2,732,124.33 13,833.33 2,718,291.00
Unclassified total 1 1 3,999,838.00 0.00 3,999,838.00
Total 4 4 6,731,962.33 13,833.33 6,718,129.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
The Wave Foundation500.0042017-11-14Gender equality/Ending violence against women and girlshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. Grantee Site Visit August 29, 2017. Investment start date: 11/14/2017 to end date: 12/8/2017. Grantee name: The Wave Foundation; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Real Escape from the Sex Trade13,333.3332017-08-07Gender equality/Ending violence against women and girlshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2017 Visitor Center: Half the Sky Grant. Investment start date: 8/7/2017 to end date: 9/1/2017. Grantee name: Real Escape from the Sex Trade; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Overseas Development Institute3,999,838.0012016-11-21Gender equality/Ending violence against women and girlshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To establish a global platform to build evidence and establish best practices on addressing harmful discriminatory and gendered social norms that adversely impact the wellbeing of adolescent girls and young women in the Global South; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
Public Health Institute2,718,291.0022016-10-11Gender equality/Ending violence against women and girlshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate and support an intervention in Malawi to end child marriage. ENGAGE (Enabling Girls to Advance Gender Equity). Investment start date: 10/11/2016 to end date: 9/30/2020. Grantee name: Public Health Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Malawi.

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