Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to BBC Media Action

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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 bbcmediaaction
Websitehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/
Twitter usernamebbcmediaaction
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Media_Action

Full donee page for donee BBC Media Action

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 2011 2010 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 13 27,699,619.39 0.00 350,027.00 3,249,815.75 -1,810,277.98 6,500,718.13 1,517,478.50 11,499,076.00 6,392,782.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 6 14,936,028.25 1,282,977.00 1,396,647.00 2,635,472.75 0.00 0.00 1,121,614.50 8,499,317.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 2 362,422.25 0.00 175,013.50 187,408.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 2 362,422.25 0.00 175,013.50 187,408.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 23 43,360,492.14 1,282,977.00 2,096,701.00 6,260,106.00 -1,810,277.98 6,500,718.13 2,639,093.00 19,998,393.00 6,392,782.00

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 (23 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,282,977.002017-11-01Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the training and refresh knowledge of 200,000 rural sanitation facilitators across eight states in India using an on-demand IVR driven curriculum; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: India.
1,396,647.002016-10-06Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Government of India in design, development, implementation and evaluation of strategic and effective sanitation communications focusing on behaviour change, reducing open defecation and management of faecal sludge; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
175,013.502016-07-13Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services to mobilize changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key maternal, newborn and child health and family planning issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
175,013.502016-07-13Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services to mobilize changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key maternal, newborn and child health and family planning issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
175,013.502016-07-13Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services to mobilize changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key maternal, newborn and child health and family planning issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
175,013.502016-07-13Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services to mobilize changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key maternal, newborn and child health and family planning issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
2,124,998.752015-11-26Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to shape demand and social norms and improve family health practices in Bihar, through an integrated and sustainable communication strategy, empowering those who currently lack the information to make informed decisions about their health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
2,874,998.252015-11-26Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to shape demand and social norms and improve family health practices in Bihar, through an integrated and sustainable communication strategy, empowering those who currently lack the information to make informed decisions about their health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
510,474.002015-11-10Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to document case stories of communities which have successfully eradicated or reduced open defecation in India so that stakeholders can better learn about what works and why, with the aim of replicating these successes elsewhere; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
187,408.752015-01-21Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services to mobilize changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key maternal, newborn and child health and family planning issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
187,408.752015-01-21Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services to mobilize changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key maternal, newborn and child health and family planning issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
187,408.752015-01-21Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services to mobilize changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key maternal, newborn and child health and family planning issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
187,408.752015-01-21Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services to mobilize changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key maternal, newborn and child health and family planning issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
-2,110,994.502014-12-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement an effective, integrated, and sustainable multi-channel communication strategy to increase early care-seeking for childhood pneumonia and diarrhea in two Northern Nigerian states; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
-210,565.482014-12-15Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement an effective, integrated, and sustainable multi-channel communication strategy to increase early care-seeking for childhood pneumonia and diarrhea in two Northern Nigerian states; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
511,282.002014-11-20Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high and growing mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services capable of mobilizing large-scale changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key maternal, newborn and child health and family pl; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: India.
5,911,103.002013-11-04Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement an effective, integrated, and sustainable multi-channel communication strategy to increase early care-seeking for childhood pneumonia and diarrhea in two Northern Nigerian states; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
589,615.122013-11-04Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement an effective, integrated, and sustainable multi-channel communication strategy to increase early care-seeking for childhood pneumonia and diarrhea in two Northern Nigerian states; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
1,121,614.502011-07-25Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to shape demand and social norms and improve family health practices in Bihar, through an integrated and sustainable communication strategy, empowering those who currently lack the information to make informed decisions about their health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,517,478.502011-07-25Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to shape demand and social norms and improve family health practices in Bihar, through an integrated and sustainable communication strategy, empowering those who currently lack the information to make informed decisions about their health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
8,499,317.002010-12-22Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to shape demand and social norms and improve family health practices in Bihar, through an integrated and sustainable communication strategy, empowering those who currently lack the information to make informed decisions about their health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
11,499,076.002010-12-22Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to shape demand and social norms and improve family health practices in Bihar, through an integrated and sustainable communication strategy, empowering those who currently lack the information to make informed decisions about their health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
6,392,782.002006-09-22Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission in high prevalence districts of four Indian states by using mass media to promote condom use; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.