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

Full donee page for donee BRAC USA

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
Sanitation (filter this donor) 2 16,449,420.00 0.00 -758,800.00 0.00 0.00 17,208,220.00 0.00
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
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 1 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Material relief assistance and services (filter this donor) 4 2,100,000.00 1,700,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gender equality (filter this donor) 1 999,865.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 999,865.00
Total 11 28,243,191.00 3,200,440.00 -358,800.00 656,954.00 4,000,000.00 17,208,220.00 3,536,377.00

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 (11 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.002017-12-20Material 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.
1,500,440.002017-11-11Disaster 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.
750,000.002017-09-23Material 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.
700,000.002017-06-05Material 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.
-758,800.002016-12-21Sanitation/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.
400,000.002016-05-25Material 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.
656,954.002013-05-28Disaster 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: Afghanistan|Bangladesh|Liberia|South sudan|Uganda|Sierra leone|Pakistan|Tanzania, united republic of.
4,000,000.002012-08-01Multisector 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.
17,208,220.002011-10-26Sanitation/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.
999,865.002009-10-09Gender equality/Women’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.
2,536,512.002009-08-11Disaster 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.