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

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 2010
Radio (filter this donor) 30 25 14,832,576.95 150,399.00 4,090,849.00 3,337,996.00 2,616,448.00 2,818,463.57 1,818,421.38
Total 30 25 14,832,576.95 150,399.00 4,090,849.00 3,337,996.00 2,616,448.00 2,818,463.57 1,818,421.38

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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 2010
Radio/television/print media 30 25 14,832,576.95 150,399.00 4,090,849.00 3,337,996.00 2,616,448.00 2,818,463.57 1,818,421.38
Classified total 30 25 14,832,576.95 150,399.00 4,090,849.00 3,337,996.00 2,616,448.00 2,818,463.57 1,818,421.38
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 30 25 14,832,576.95 150,399.00 4,090,849.00 3,337,996.00 2,616,448.00 2,818,463.57 1,818,421.38

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2010
Panos Institute West Africa (filter this donor) FB Tw Site 1,809,849.95 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -8,571.43 1,818,421.38
Graves Ventures, LLC (filter this donor) 1,534,668.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,534,668.00 0.00 0.00
Public Radio International (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,484,552.00 0.00 1,484,552.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
KCETLink (filter this donor) 1,434,258.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,434,258.00 0.00
University of Southern California (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,112,597.00 112,597.00 200,000.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,099,999.00 0.00 0.00 1,099,999.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GOOD Worldwide LLC (filter this donor) 992,777.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 992,777.00 0.00
International Center for Journalists (filter this donor) WP 856,888.00 0.00 856,888.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Solutions Journalism Network (filter this donor) WP 850,000.00 0.00 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Editorial Projects in Education (filter this donor) FB Tw Site 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00
British Broadcasting Corporation (filter this donor) WP Site 432,492.00 -67,508.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies (filter this donor) 382,997.00 0.00 0.00 382,997.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutopia Limited (filter this donor) 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
World University Service of Canada (filter this donor) FB Tw Site 331,780.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 331,780.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Investigative Reporting (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 300,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stichting European Journalism Centre (filter this donor) 249,409.00 0.00 249,409.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bay Area Video Coalition (filter this donor) WP 190,000.00 0.00 0.00 190,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Caixin Media Company Limited (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
ProSocial, LLC (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Boston University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Habitat Seven (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
GALEWiLL Design LLC (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
The Seattle Globalist (filter this donor) 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Moth (filter this donor) WP Site 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
KUOW - Puget Sound Public Radio (filter this donor) 5,310.00 5,310.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 14,832,576.95 150,399.00 4,090,849.00 3,337,996.00 2,616,448.00 2,818,463.57 1,818,421.38

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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 2014 2012
United states of america (the) 8 7 2,907,575.00 217,907.00 200,000.00 205,000.00 2,284,668.00 0.00
India 2 2 2,291,146.00 0.00 856,888.00 0.00 0.00 1,434,258.00
Tanzania, united republic of 1 1 331,780.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 331,780.00 0.00
Nigeria|India 1 1 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00
China 1 1 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 13 11 5,980,501.00 217,907.00 1,206,888.00 505,000.00 2,616,448.00 1,434,258.00
Unclassified total 17 15 8,852,075.95 -67,508.00 2,883,961.00 2,832,996.00 0.00 1,384,205.57
Total 30 25 14,832,576.95 150,399.00 4,090,849.00 3,337,996.00 2,616,448.00 2,818,463.57

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (30 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
The Seattle Globalist100,000.002017-08-22Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. The Seattle Globalist. Investment start date: 8/22/2017 to end date: 9/20/2019. Grantee name: The Seattle Globalist; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
University of Southern California112,597.002017-08-03Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to collect, develop and share approaches for measuring the impact of media by supporting applied research, thought leadership, and the Media Impact Project Data Repository; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
KUOW - Puget Sound Public Radio5,310.002017-06-05Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. Visitor Center Community Grant. Investment start date: 6/5/2017 to end date: 6/30/2017. Grantee name: KUOW - Puget Sound Public Radio; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
British Broadcasting Corporation-67,508.002017-03-31Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness regarding gender inequality of women in Africa and methods to empower women and girls in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
University of Southern California200,000.002016-11-18Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to collect, develop and share approaches for measuring the impact of media by supporting applied research, thought leadership, and the Media Impact Project Data Repository; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
International Center for Journalists856,888.002016-11-11Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to offer expertise and technical assistance to leading newsrooms to cover health and development issues; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: India.
Caixin Media Company Limited150,000.002016-11-08Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to close the information gap on global health and development in China with reporting that covers key health and agriculture topics, such as malaria and agricultural development for poverty alleviation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.
Stichting European Journalism Centre249,409.002016-09-21Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate a public debate about the role of journalism in society in Germany, France, and the UK, as well as how philanthropy can best support this public service; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Center for Investigative Reporting300,000.002016-08-25Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build competencies of media partners focused on global health and development issues and/or education issues to address the gap in coverage of these issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Solutions Journalism Network850,000.002016-07-08Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the continued development of two new publications: Bright and Development Set and the expansion of solutions journalism projects in more newsrooms; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Public Radio International1,484,552.002016-06-20Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce powerful news coverage and social engagement around gender equity and its impact on health and development around the world, targeted at ethnically-diverse American Millennials; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology1,099,999.002015-11-20Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research the influence of media narratives on informing and addressing discriminatory social norms against girls and women; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
University of Southern California500,000.002015-11-18Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help improve the media and communication field's impact through the Media Impact Project; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Nutopia Limited350,000.002015-11-18Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a worldwide conversation about innovation, how it happens and how to have more of it – on broadcast, online and print media across the world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies382,997.002015-11-06Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the accuracy in worldwide media of claims related to global health and development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
The Moth15,000.002015-10-28Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2015 General Operating Support. Investment start date: 10/28/2015 to end date: 11/26/2015. Grantee name: The Moth; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Bay Area Video Coalition190,000.002015-10-15Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create content and a community to examine ways to measure impact for social good in the digital age, linking together documentaries, investigative journalism, film and entertainment with digital tools, social media and research; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
British Broadcasting Corporation500,000.002015-10-09Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness regarding gender inequality of women in Africa and methods to empower women and girls in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
University of Southern California300,000.002015-09-23Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance learning and advocacy for health entertainment education in India and Nigeria in order to improve health issue awareness and behavior among target audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|India.
Graves Ventures, LLC1,534,668.002014-11-07Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to inform and educate African American influencers and key stakeholders about their important role in improving education systems and to foster impactful collaboration between the business, public, and education sectors; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Editorial Projects in Education750,000.002014-07-23Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support coverage on implementation of Common Core State Standards. Education Week. Investment start date: 7/23/2014 to end date: 7/31/2015. Grantee name: Editorial Projects in Education, Inc.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
World University Service of Canada331,780.002014-05-08Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research, design and test new models for using Radio 2.0 to create a Listening Post (LP) Service that will meet the listening needs of a wide variety of stakeholders, from grantmakers to extension services, farmers’ organizations to research institutio; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
GOOD Worldwide LLC992,777.002012-11-26Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a multi-functional online global citizenship hub to promote engagement on health, development, and related issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
KCETLink1,434,258.002012-10-25Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support Stand-Up Planet, a TV series to test the effectiveness of an entertainment format for improving awareness on global health and development issues among targeted audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
Boston University100,000.002012-10-17Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create and pilot a newsroom staffed by students from the U.S. and Kenya who will create news stories focusing on successful aid projects for placement in mainstream media outlets.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
GALEWiLL Design LLC100,000.002012-10-15Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create new, simpler messages about the impact of aid and disseminate them to aid workers via a digital tool to help them better communicate their work to the general public.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
ProSocial, LLC100,000.002012-10-10Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a network television series that tells the story of aid workers around the world, for use as an anchor for a public education campaign focusing on the relevance of international aid.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Habitat Seven100,000.002012-10-03Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create an interactive children’s e-book series for tablet devices that tells personal stories of children whose lives have been touched by aid efforts; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Panos Institute West Africa-8,571.432012-02-14Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the quality and quantity of key development coverage in beneficiary markets through the creation of radio content and resource-sharing networks in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Panos Institute West Africa1,818,421.382010-11-17Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the quality and quantity of key development coverage in beneficiary markets through the creation of radio content and resource-sharing networks in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.

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