|Best overview URL||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation|
|Page on philosophy informing donations||https://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do|
|Grant application process page||https://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grantseeker-FAQ|
|Regularity with which donor updates donations data||continuous updates|
|Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)||irregular|
|Lag with which donor updates donations data||months|
|Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)||years|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||SQL 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
Full donor page for donor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
|Donation case page||https://www.givedirectly.org/research-at-give-directly|
|Key people||Paul Niehaus|Rohit Wanchoo|Michael Faye|Jeremy Shapiro|
Full donee page for donee GiveDirectly
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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.
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Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.
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