Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page africangreenrevolution
Websitehttps://agra.org/
Twitter usernameAGRAAlliance
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliance_for_a_Green_Revolution_in_Africa

Full donee page for donee Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 33 3,316,474 18,823,926 -8,420,966 -3,089,638 372,313 747,469 813,769 3,316,474 4,000,662 10,982,157 15,000,000 56,001,492 164,580,000
Agriculture 33 3,316,474 18,823,926 -8,420,966 -3,089,638 372,313 747,469 813,769 3,316,474 4,000,662 10,982,157 15,000,000 56,001,492 164,580,000

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 2009 2008 2007 2006
Agriculture (filter this donor) 33 621,189,559.19 200,289,891.19 -5,031,379.00 10,000,000.00 6,001,555.00 27,295,838.00 -2,647,838.00 56,001,492.00 34,700,000.00 15,000,000.00 15,000,000.00 164,580,000.00 100,000,000.00
Total 33 621,189,559.19 200,289,891.19 -5,031,379.00 10,000,000.00 6,001,555.00 27,295,838.00 -2,647,838.00 56,001,492.00 34,700,000.00 15,000,000.00 15,000,000.00 164,580,000.00 100,000,000.00

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 (33 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 33)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
375,000.00262017-09-01Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) as a premier platform for African and global leaders to accelerate sustainable agricultural transformation in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
56,000,000.0052017-03-03Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to undertake agricultural interventions to increase the productivity and incomes of at least 30 million smallholder farming households, and use data, evidence and technical capacity to support African countries to trigger and sustain inclusive agriculture; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Nigeria|Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Mozambique|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Malawi.
144,000,000.0022017-03-03Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to undertake agricultural interventions to increase the productivity and incomes of at least 30 million smallholder farming households, and use data, evidence and technical capacity to support African countries to trigger and sustain inclusive agriculture; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Nigeria|Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Mozambique|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Malawi.
-85,108.81282017-01-30Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a strong agricultural policy support system in Africa that will raise incomes and assure household and national food security; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Ethiopia|Ghana|Mali|Mozambique|Kenya.
-4,530,246.00312016-12-13Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the availability and accessibility of more resilient and higher yielding seed varieties of important food crops in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Malawi|Mozambique|Niger (the)|Nigeria|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia.
-501,133.00292016-09-04Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve smallholder farmer productivity and income by training plant breeders to better serve seed companies and public institutions by designing and operating state of the art breeding pipelines, increasing genetic gains and accelerating adoption of i; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Uganda|Ethiopia|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Malawi|Mozambique|Niger (the)|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of|Zambia|Rwanda.
10,000,000.00112015-11-02Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the food security and well-being of smallholder farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa by supporting the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa as a leading institution in African agricultural development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
813,769.00202014-10-31Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund the collection of outcome panel data in areas with high development agency investments in Tanzania; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
3,316,474.00172014-07-28Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise the incomes and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in African countries through meaningful improvements to their farm business operations and the market infrastructure of core food staples; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
749,499.50212014-07-24Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa by strengthening member-based farmer organizations to deliver demand-driven, income-enhancing services to their members; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mozambique|Ethiopia|Mali|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
749,499.50212014-07-24Agriculture/agricultural co-operativeshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa by strengthening member-based farmer organizations to deliver demand-driven, income-enhancing services to their members; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mozambique|Ethiopia|Mali|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
372,313.00272014-04-11Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a strong agricultural policy support system in Africa that will raise incomes and assure household and national food security; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Ethiopia|Ghana|Mali|Mozambique|Kenya.
12,313,019.0092013-10-18Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve smallholder farmer productivity and income by training plant breeders to better serve seed companies and public institutions by designing and operating state of the art breeding pipelines, increasing genetic gains and accelerating adoption of i; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Uganda|Ethiopia|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Malawi|Mozambique|Niger (the)|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of|Zambia|Rwanda.
4,000,662.00142013-09-30Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build core advocacy capacity of AGRA, with modules linked to Policy Hubs and AGRA Comms; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Kenya.
10,982,157.00102013-09-12Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support African Governments’ efforts to put in place policies and regulations that attract and facilitate increased private sector investment in local agribusinesses that deliver improved input technologies to poor smallholder farmers, and/or buy farm ; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Tanzania, united republic of|Ethiopia|Ghana|Nigeria.
-3,089,638.00302012-09-21Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase access of smallholder farmers to improved crop varieties using a variety of production and distribution strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Zambia|Kenya|Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Ghana|Mali|Malawi|Mozambique|Niger (the)|Nigeria|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|Uganda.
441,800.00252012-08-03Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support for the African Green Revolution Forum in September 2012. African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2012. Investment start date: 8/3/2012 to end date: 12/30/2012. Grantee name: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa; affected countries: Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Mozambique|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of.
3,007,219.00182012-03-27Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support bilingual graduate training in Agricultural Economics in Francophone Africa; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Burkina faso|Senegal|Benin|Côte d'ivoire|Ghana|Guinea|Mali|Togo|Niger (the).
747,469.00232012-03-27Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa by strengthening member-based farmer organizations to deliver demand-driven, income-enhancing services to their members; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mozambique|Ethiopia|Mali|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
747,469.00232012-03-27Agriculture/agricultural co-operativeshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa by strengthening member-based farmer organizations to deliver demand-driven, income-enhancing services to their members; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mozambique|Ethiopia|Mali|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
5,000,000.00122012-03-27Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. General operating support grant. Investment start date: 3/27/2012 to end date: 1/31/2015. Grantee name: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Africa.
5,000,000.00122012-03-27Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. General operating support grant. Investment start date: 3/27/2012 to end date: 1/31/2015. Grantee name: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Africa.
1,941,962.00192012-03-27Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise the incomes and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in African countries through meaningful improvements to their farm business operations and the market infrastructure of core food staples; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-8,023,153.00322012-03-07Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase smallholder access to locally appropriate fertilizer, extend integrated soil fertility management practices including efficient fertilizer and organic matter use, and improve fertilizer and soil extension policies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana|Kenya|Nigeria.
-8,420,966.00332012-01-23Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase smallholder access to locally appropriate fertilizer, extend integrated soil fertility management practices including efficient fertilizer and organic matter use, and improve fertilizer and soil extension policies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana|Kenya|Nigeria.
56,001,492.0042011-11-15Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the availability and accessibility of more resilient and higher yielding seed varieties of important food crops in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Malawi|Mozambique|Niger (the)|Nigeria|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia.
28,000,000.0062010-09-27Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise the incomes and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in African countries through meaningful improvements to their farm business operations and the market infrastructure of core food staples; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
3,350,000.00152010-05-10Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa by strengthening member-based farmer organizations to deliver demand-driven, income-enhancing services to their members; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mozambique|Ethiopia|Mali|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
3,350,000.00152010-05-10Agriculture/agricultural co-operativeshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa by strengthening member-based farmer organizations to deliver demand-driven, income-enhancing services to their members; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mozambique|Ethiopia|Mali|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
15,000,000.0072009-09-28Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a strong agricultural policy support system in Africa that will raise incomes and assure household and national food security; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Ethiopia|Ghana|Mali|Mozambique|Kenya.
15,000,000.0072008-11-13Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to launch a markets program at AGRA focusing on local and regional markets. Markets Program. Investment start date: 11/1/2008 to end date: 12/15/2010. Grantee name: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Malawi.
164,580,000.0012007-11-23Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase smallholder access to locally appropriate fertilizer, extend integrated soil fertility management practices including efficient fertilizer and organic matter use, and improve fertilizer and soil extension policies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana|Kenya|Nigeria.
100,000,000.0032006-12-01Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase access of smallholder farmers to improved crop varieties using a variety of production and distribution strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Zambia|Kenya|Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Ghana|Mali|Malawi|Mozambique|Niger (the)|Nigeria|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|Uganda.