Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund

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

Full donor page for donor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Basic donee information

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Country

Full donee page for donee Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund

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 Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 9 16,295,562.26 399,956.00 3,187,482.26 0.00 6,530,048.00 880,160.00 335,376.00 403,213.00 0.00 4,559,327.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 6 8,571,738.00 2,072,738.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 1,499,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (filter this donor) 2 5,010,532.62 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,692.62 0.00 4,979,840.00 0.00 0.00
Reconstruction relief and rehabilitation (filter this donor) 2 745,591.56 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -16,606.44 0.00 0.00 762,198.00 0.00
Disaster prevention and preparedness (filter this donor) 2 110,558.19 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -14,086.18 0.00 0.00 124,644.37 0.00
Total 21 30,733,982.63 2,472,694.00 3,187,482.26 5,000,000.00 8,029,048.00 880,160.00 335,376.00 5,383,053.00 886,842.37 4,559,327.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (21 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
2,000,000.002017-11-10Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the implementation of the Multisectoral National Strategic Plan for Family Planning in the DRC; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
399,956.002017-08-22Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the design and implementation of social marketing programs aimed at improving resilience among adolescents to resist social pressures to smoke; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
72,738.002017-05-19Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide evidence on how joint analysis of geo-referenced data and satellite imagery can be used to improve measures of coverage of family planning services to strengthen the targeting of FP programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
-2,095.742016-12-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sublingual IPV continuation. #AG Pilot# Sublingual IPV continuation. Investment start date: 10/14/2013 to end date: 12/31/2015. Grantee name: Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,189,596.002016-11-17Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the design and implementation of social marketing programs aimed at improving resilience among adolescents to resist social pressures to smoke; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
250,912.002016-06-30Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the implementation of the Multisectoral National Strategic Plan for Family Planning in the DRC; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
-250,912.002016-06-30Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the implementation of the Multisectoral National Strategic Plan for Family Planning in the Democratic Republic of Congo: 2014 – 2020, as well as ongoing efforts to increase modern contraceptive use in the capital city of Kinshasa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
1,999,982.002016-05-17Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build imaging capacity (PET-CT scanning) of the Tulane National Primate Research Center for TB vaccine studies as a part of a service component of the Collaboration for TB Vaccine Discovery (CTVD); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,000,000.002015-09-25Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the implementation of the Multisectoral National Strategic Plan for Family Planning in the DRC; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
6,530,048.002014-10-10Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prevent congenital syphilis by improving effectiveness of routine screen-and-treat of pregnant women in antenatal care; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Zambia.
1,499,000.002014-10-09Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the implementation of the Multisectoral National Strategic Plan for Family Planning in the Democratic Republic of Congo: 2014 – 2020, as well as ongoing efforts to increase modern contraceptive use in the capital city of Kinshasa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
880,160.002013-10-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sublingual IPV continuation. #AG Pilot# Sublingual IPV continuation. Investment start date: 10/14/2013 to end date: 12/31/2015. Grantee name: Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-16,606.442013-02-15Reconstruction relief and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate and assess the humanitarian responses to the earthquake in Haiti. External Evaluation of Haiti Earthquake Emergency Response. Investment start date: 8/30/2010 to end date: 5/31/2012. Grantee name: Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti.
-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.
30,692.622013-02-15Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build human capacity in disaster vulnerable communities by strengthening existing capacity, supporting the development of future leaders, and working towards sustainability through a global network of academic, public and private stakeholders; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
335,376.002012-08-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve delivery and efficacy of vaccines for children in less developed countries..; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,979,840.002011-11-17Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build human capacity in disaster vulnerable communities by strengthening existing capacity, supporting the development of future leaders, and working towards sustainability through a global network of academic, public and private stakeholders; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
403,213.002011-06-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve delivery and efficacy of vaccines for children in less developed countries..; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
124,644.372010-10-01Disaster 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.
762,198.002010-08-30Reconstruction relief and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate and assess the humanitarian responses to the earthquake in Haiti. External Evaluation of Haiti Earthquake Emergency Response. Investment start date: 8/30/2010 to end date: 5/31/2012. Grantee name: Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti.
4,559,327.002008-11-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate a reduction in mosquitoes and in new human dengue infections through use of a novel lethal ovitrap in Peru, Trinidad and Sri Lanka; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Trinidad and tobago|Peru|Thailand.