Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Avenir Health

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
Websitehttp://www.avenirhealth.org/
Twitter usernameAvenirHealth

Full donee page for donee Avenir Health

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 2015 2014 2013 2009
Family planning (filter this donor) 8 20,424,649.00 375,849.00 2,622,699.00 1,476,416.00 13,012,364.00 2,937,321.00
Global health (filter this donor) 5 8,002,932.00 380,275.00 3,268,383.00 606,757.00 1,139,647.00 2,607,870.00
Total 13 28,427,581.00 756,124.00 5,891,082.00 2,083,173.00 14,152,011.00 5,545,191.00

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 (13 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
380,275.002017-10-31Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the use of accurate and sustainable data on the costs of HIV/AIDS interventions in three African countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of.
226,889.002017-10-13Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide the first opportunity to measure change and to determine if the increased focus on family planning under FP2020 has led to identifiable changes in country family planning programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
148,960.002017-09-23Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build essential capacity to enable global and country-level annual reporting of contraceptive use and related estimates in a standard and systematic manner, building accountability platforms, and tracking FP2020 resources and commitments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Lao people's democratic republic (the)|Mozambique|Malawi|Mauritania|Mongolia|Zimbabwe|Myanmar|Mali|Madagascar|Lesotho|Zambia|Sri lanka|Nicaragua|Korea (the democratic people's republic of)|Comoros (the)|Cambodia|Kyrgyzstan|Kenya|Iraq|India|Indonesia|Haiti|Honduras|Guinea-bissau|Liberia|South sudan|Gambia (the)|South africa|Yemen|Viet nam|Uzbekistan|Uganda|Tanzania, united republic of|Timor-leste|Tajikistan|Togo|Niger (the)|Sao tome and principe|Nigeria|Somalia|Senegal|Sierra leone|Sudan (the)|Solomon islands|Rwanda|Palestine, state of|Pakistan|Philippines (the)|Papua new guinea|Nepal|Chad|Ghana|Côte d'ivoire|Ethiopia|Eritrea|Western sahara|Egypt|Cameroon|Congo (the)|Central african republic (the)|Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Bhutan|Bolivia (plurinational state of)|Djibouti|Benin|Afghanistan|Bangladesh|Burkina faso|Burundi.
2,680,461.002015-09-18Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build essential capacity to enable global and country-level annual reporting of contraceptive use and related estimates in a standard and systematic manner, building accountability platforms, and tracking FP2020 resources and commitments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Lao people's democratic republic (the)|Mozambique|Malawi|Mauritania|Mongolia|Zimbabwe|Myanmar|Mali|Madagascar|Lesotho|Zambia|Sri lanka|Nicaragua|Korea (the democratic people's republic of)|Comoros (the)|Cambodia|Kyrgyzstan|Kenya|Iraq|India|Indonesia|Haiti|Honduras|Guinea-bissau|Liberia|South sudan|Gambia (the)|South africa|Yemen|Viet nam|Uzbekistan|Uganda|Tanzania, united republic of|Timor-leste|Tajikistan|Togo|Niger (the)|Sao tome and principe|Nigeria|Somalia|Senegal|Sierra leone|Sudan (the)|Solomon islands|Rwanda|Palestine, state of|Pakistan|Philippines (the)|Papua new guinea|Nepal|Chad|Ghana|Côte d'ivoire|Ethiopia|Eritrea|Western sahara|Egypt|Cameroon|Congo (the)|Central african republic (the)|Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Bhutan|Bolivia (plurinational state of)|Djibouti|Benin|Afghanistan|Bangladesh|Burkina faso|Burundi.
-57,762.002015-03-23Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test a proof of concept to use the RAPID tool at the municipal level to build commitment and support for improving quality family planning services for the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,268,383.002015-03-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop rigorous, objective assessments of National Strategic Plans (NSPs) for HIV; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
606,757.002014-11-10Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to further incentivize the local scale up of voluntary male medical circumcision and provide lessons and advocacy tools to apply elsewhere by evaluating the impact on the organization and delivery of voluntary male medical circumcision services and their ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,276,416.002014-10-31Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the achievement of Indonesia national family planning goals to expand access to voluntary and high quality family planning through testing and scaling up proven interventions in selected provinces and districts; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Indonesia.
200,000.002014-07-09Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement the next round of the Family Planning Effort Scores that measures the public sector effort towards providing family planning services. This is an ongoing index that has been applied for the last three decades in over 80 countries. This round ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,139,647.002013-11-07Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate an in-country network of health economists. Strengthening national economic analysis of HIV programs and policies. Investment start date: 11/7/2013 to end date: 9/30/2018. Grantee name: Avenir Health, Inc.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|South africa|Zambia.
13,012,364.002013-04-10Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build essential capacity to enable global and country-level annual reporting of contraceptive use and related estimates in a standard and systematic manner, building accountability platforms, and tracking FP2020 resources and commitments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Lao people's democratic republic (the)|Mozambique|Malawi|Mauritania|Mongolia|Zimbabwe|Myanmar|Mali|Madagascar|Lesotho|Zambia|Sri lanka|Nicaragua|Korea (the democratic people's republic of)|Comoros (the)|Cambodia|Kyrgyzstan|Kenya|Iraq|India|Indonesia|Haiti|Honduras|Guinea-bissau|Liberia|South sudan|Gambia (the)|South africa|Yemen|Viet nam|Uzbekistan|Uganda|Tanzania, united republic of|Timor-leste|Tajikistan|Togo|Niger (the)|Sao tome and principe|Nigeria|Somalia|Senegal|Sierra leone|Sudan (the)|Solomon islands|Rwanda|Palestine, state of|Pakistan|Philippines (the)|Papua new guinea|Nepal|Chad|Ghana|Côte d'ivoire|Ethiopia|Eritrea|Western sahara|Egypt|Cameroon|Congo (the)|Central african republic (the)|Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Bhutan|Bolivia (plurinational state of)|Djibouti|Benin|Afghanistan|Bangladesh|Burkina faso|Burundi.
2,937,321.002009-10-13Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test a proof of concept to use the RAPID tool at the municipal level to build commitment and support for improving quality family planning services for the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,607,870.002009-08-24Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use analytic models to inform resource needs and potential impact of prevention interventions (PrEP, Vaccines, microbicides, male circumcision) and answer critical operational research questions to improve delivery of prevention interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.