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

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
Recreation and sport (filter this donor) 16 11 547,500.00 385,000.00 162,500.00
Total 16 11 547,500.00 385,000.00 162,500.00

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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
Recreation and sport 16 11 547,500.00 385,000.00 162,500.00
Classified total 16 11 547,500.00 385,000.00 162,500.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 16 11 547,500.00 385,000.00 162,500.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016
2018 Special Olympics USA Games (filter this donor) 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00
Northwest African American Museum (filter this donor) Tw WP Site 105,000.00 100,000.00 5,000.00
Forterra NW (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00
Pacific Science Center Foundation (filter this donor) 20,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00
SIFF (filter this donor) WP Site 20,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00
Seattle Parks Foundation (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 15,000.00
Latin American Youth Center (filter this donor) 10,000.00 10,000.00 0.00
Richard Hugo House (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 10,000.00
Youth In Focus (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 10,000.00
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation (filter this donor) 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00
Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation (filter this donor) Site 2,500.00 0.00 2,500.00
Total -- -- 547,500.00 385,000.00 162,500.00

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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
United states of america (the) 16 11 547,500.00 385,000.00 162,500.00
Classified total 16 11 547,500.00 385,000.00 162,500.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 16 11 547,500.00 385,000.00 162,500.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (16 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
SIFF10,000.002017-10-17Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. 2017 General Operating Support. Investment start date: 10/17/2017 to end date: 11/30/2017. Grantee name: SIFF; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Northwest African American Museum95,000.002017-04-27Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 4/27/2017 to end date: 4/30/2021. Grantee name: Northwest African American Museum; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation5,000.002017-03-10Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2017 Bold, Loud and Brave Dinner Gala and Auction. Investment start date: 3/10/2017 to end date: 4/7/2017. Grantee name: Wing Luke Memorial Foundation; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Pacific Science Center Foundation10,000.002017-03-03Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2017 Annual Foundations of Science Breakfast. Investment start date: 3/3/2017 to end date: 3/31/2017. Grantee name: Pacific Science Center Foundation; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
2018 Special Olympics USA Games250,000.002017-02-23Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 2/23/2017 to end date: 12/31/2018. Grantee name: 2018 Special Olympics USA Games; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Northwest African American Museum5,000.002017-02-01Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2017 Luncheon Event Sponsorship. Investment start date: 2/1/2017 to end date: 3/3/2017. Grantee name: Northwest African American Museum; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Latin American Youth Center10,000.002017-01-31Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2017 Community Grant Making Program. Investment start date: 1/31/2017 to end date: 3/3/2017. Grantee name: Latin American Youth Center, Inc.; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Richard Hugo House10,000.002016-11-01Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2016 General Operating Support. Investment start date: 11/1/2016 to end date: 11/25/2016. Grantee name: Richard Hugo House; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Youth In Focus10,000.002016-10-28Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2016 General Operating Support. Investment start date: 10/28/2016 to end date: 11/25/2016. Grantee name: Youth In Focus; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Seattle Parks Foundation15,000.002016-10-26Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2016 General Operating Support. Investment start date: 10/26/2016 to end date: 11/18/2016. Grantee name: Seattle Parks Foundation; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
SIFF10,000.002016-10-26Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2016 General Operating Support. Investment start date: 10/26/2016 to end date: 11/25/2016. Grantee name: SIFF; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Pacific Science Center Foundation5,000.002016-06-16Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2016 Festival of the Fountains. Investment start date: 6/16/2016 to end date: 7/15/2016. Grantee name: Pacific Science Center Foundation; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Forterra NW100,000.002016-06-09Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help protect the 3,000-acre Port Gamble Forest. Port Gamble Forest - Kitsap Forest and Bay Campaign of Forterra. Investment start date: 6/9/2016 to end date: 12/31/2017. Grantee name: Forterra NW; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Pacific Science Center Foundation5,000.002016-04-14Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2016 13th Annual Foundations of Science Breakfast. Investment start date: 4/14/2016 to end date: 5/13/2016. Grantee name: Pacific Science Center Foundation; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation2,500.002016-03-31Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2016 Bike Everywhere Breakfast. Investment start date: 3/31/2016 to end date: 5/6/2016. Grantee name: Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Northwest African American Museum5,000.002016-03-17Recreation and sporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2016 "A Night at the Museum" Annual Gala. Investment start date: 3/17/2016 to end date: 4/15/2016. Grantee name: Northwest African American Museum; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).

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