Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to BRAC USA

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 March 2022. 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
Websitehttps://www.bracusa.org/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAC_USA

Full donee page for donee BRAC USA

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 16 656,954 2,027,858 -758,800 69,400 300,000 400,000 467,100 656,954 750,000 1,500,440 2,536,512 4,000,000 17,208,220
Sanitation 2 -758,800 8,224,710 -758,800 -758,800 -758,800 -758,800 -758,800 -758,800 17,208,220 17,208,220 17,208,220 17,208,220 17,208,220
Global health 1 69,400 69,400 69,400 69,400 69,400 69,400 69,400 69,400 69,400 69,400 69,400 69,400 69,400
Material relief assistance and services 6 400,000 477,850 250,000 250,000 300,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 467,100 700,000 700,000 750,000 750,000
Agriculture 1 432,900 432,900 432,900 432,900 432,900 432,900 432,900 432,900 432,900 432,900 432,900 432,900 432,900
Disaster prevention and preparedness 3 1,500,440 1,564,635 656,954 656,954 656,954 656,954 1,500,440 1,500,440 1,500,440 2,536,512 2,536,512 2,536,512 2,536,512
Women's equality organisations and institutions 1 999,865 999,865 999,865 999,865 999,865 999,865 999,865 999,865 999,865 999,865 999,865 999,865 999,865
Multisector aid 2 2,933,139 3,466,570 2,933,139 2,933,139 2,933,139 2,933,139 2,933,139 2,933,139 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000

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 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007
Sanitation (filter this donor) 2 16,449,420.00 0.00 -758,800.00 0.00 0.00 17,208,220.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 2 6,933,139.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,933,139.00
Disaster prevention and preparedness (filter this donor) 3 4,693,906.00 1,500,440.00 0.00 656,954.00 0.00 0.00 2,536,512.00 0.00 0.00
Material relief assistance and services (filter this donor) 6 2,867,100.00 1,700,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 467,100.00
Women's equality organisations and institutions (filter this donor) 1 999,865.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 999,865.00 0.00 0.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 1 432,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 432,900.00
Global health (filter this donor) 1 69,400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 69,400.00 0.00
Total 16 32,445,730.00 3,200,440.00 -358,800.00 656,954.00 4,000,000.00 17,208,220.00 3,836,377.00 69,400.00 3,833,139.00

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 (16 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 16)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.00142017-12-20Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide urgent and immediate relief to those affected by the Rohingya humanitarian crisis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
1,500,440.0052017-11-11Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build disaster preparedness model and emergency response capacity building of local actors and country programs prone to disasters; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
750,000.0072017-09-23Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide urgent and immediate relief to those affected by the Rohingya humanitarian crisis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
700,000.0082017-06-05Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to effects of Haor flooding and Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh. Emergency Response to Floods and Cyclone in Bangladesh. Investment start date: 6/5/2017 to end date: 11/30/2018. Grantee name: BRAC USA; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
-758,800.00162016-12-21Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop sustainable sanitation delivery models to improve the living conditions of people living in rural areas of Bangladesh; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
400,000.00122016-05-25Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical support to communities most affected by Tropical Storm Roanu in Bangladesh; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
656,954.0092013-05-28Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop BRAC's International Emergency Preparedness Program. International Emergency Preparedness Program. Investment start date: 5/28/2013 to end date: 6/30/2017. Grantee name: BRAC USA; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sierra leone|Afghanistan|Bangladesh|Uganda|Pakistan|South sudan|Tanzania, united republic of|Liberia.
4,000,000.0022012-08-01Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 8/1/2012 to end date: 9/30/2014. Grantee name: BRAC USA; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
17,208,220.0012011-10-26Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop sustainable sanitation delivery models to improve the living conditions of people living in rural areas of Bangladesh; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
999,865.0062009-10-09Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of an innovative fair-trade social enterprise for underprivileged women in Bangladesh; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
2,536,512.0042009-08-11Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a program for capacity building for disaster management and response. Developing BRAC’s Emergency Response Capacity in Bangladesh. Investment start date: 8/18/2009 to end date: 3/1/2013. Grantee name: BRAC USA; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
300,000.00132009-06-08Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to cyclone Aila in Bangladesh. Bangladesh cyclone AILA response. Investment start date: 6/3/2009 to end date: 6/2/2010. Grantee name: BRAC USA; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
69,400.00152008-08-19Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to scale up an essential strategy to attaining good health for all. To convene an international conference on the scaling up of health programs in the developing world by improving the effectiveness of the delivery of interventions, and expanding effectiv; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
467,100.00102007-12-19Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reach affected victims in Bangladesh. Emergency Relief for Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. Investment start date: 12/11/2007 to end date: 6/11/2008. Grantee name: BRAC USA; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
432,900.00112007-12-19Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reach affected victims in Bangladesh. Emergency Relief for Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. Investment start date: 12/11/2007 to end date: 6/11/2008. Grantee name: BRAC USA; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
2,933,139.0032007-08-28Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 8/15/2007 to end date: 11/30/2009. Grantee name: BRAC USA; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: South & Central Asia.