Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Bloomberg School of Public 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

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Country

Full donee page for donee Bloomberg School of Public 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 2016 2015 2014 2013
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 42,000,000.00 0.00 42,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 33 28,110,456.86 3,066,585.41 221,057.57 15,489,589.88 4,426,815.00 4,906,409.00
Total 34 70,110,456.86 3,066,585.41 42,221,057.57 15,489,589.88 4,426,815.00 4,906,409.00

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 (34 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,198,239.882017-11-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund the design and implementation of a vaccine demand generation system in northern Nigeria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
25,000.002017-11-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together pandemic preparedness stakeholders to strengthen vital partnerships among academic institutions and their students, government, industry, and the non-profit sector, and to galvanize action to prepare for the next pandemic.; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
713,689.002017-06-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the impact of RSV prevention in infancy on prevalence of asthma in 9 - 12 year-old American Indian children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
894,949.002017-06-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to further characterize the global epidemiology and burden of cholera using novel methods to integrate data from multiple spatial and temporal scales and inform optimal strategies for the rational use of oral cholera vaccine.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-2,954.472017-03-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support for symposium organisers, speakers and key opinion leaders to attend the symposium: Strategies to control Hepatitis E virus, an emerging global pathogen, held at the annual meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, i; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
237,662.002017-02-23Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a data collection toolkit for 11-13 year olds (and associated field guides) to explore gender norms, attitudes and beliefs as well as the emergence of healthy sexuality in francophone West Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Congo (the democratic republic of the).
-84,719.002016-10-31Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to hold a convening about post marketing surveillance needs for rotavirus vaccines focused on intussusception; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-148,642.002016-10-31Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the global burden of rotavirus by providing policymakers with the latest data for decision making around the use of rotavirus vaccines in the context of a comprehensive approach to diarrheal disease control; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
233,361.002016-10-31Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the introduction of rotavirus vaccines through the use of evidence and strategic communications targeting key audiences in low and middle income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
21,464.002016-10-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support for symposium organisers, speakers and key opinion leaders to attend the symposium: Strategies to control Hepatitis E virus, an emerging global pathogen, held at the annual meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, i; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.002016-09-02Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the analysis of historic reductions in childhood diarrheal disease mortality to improve our understanding of programmatic impact and to inform future control efforts; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-471.432016-08-11Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. IVAC General Operating Support. Investment start date: 6/16/2014 to end date: 8/31/2015. Grantee name: Bloomberg School of Public Health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
42,000,000.002016-07-01Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a technical assistance and matching-fund mechanism to rapidly scale up Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI) in new geographies, while laying the foundation for long-term Family Planning provision; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Kenya|India|Nigeria|Senegal.
150,065.002016-02-25Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a data collection toolkit for 11-13 year olds (and associated field guides) to explore gender norms, attitudes and beliefs as well as the emergence of healthy sexuality in francophone West Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Congo (the democratic republic of the).
620,565.002015-11-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the quality of immunization service delivery in Nigeria's resource-constrained environment, which will contribute to saving the lives of children in Nigeria from vaccine preventable diseases; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
620,565.002015-11-11Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the quality of immunization service delivery in Nigeria's resource-constrained environment, which will contribute to saving the lives of children in Nigeria from vaccine preventable diseases; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
8,447,741.002015-11-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address critical research and operational questions regarding the use of serological surveillance for vaccine-preventable diseases in low income countries and to assess the feasibility of its use in such settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-1,438.122015-10-26Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. IVAC General Operating Support. Investment start date: 6/16/2014 to end date: 8/31/2015. Grantee name: Bloomberg School of Public Health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,153,568.002015-10-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to catalyze strategic advocacy that enables timely, evidence-based policies and decisions to bridge the funding gap for immunization in Nigeria; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Nigeria.
355,504.502015-10-20Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to sustain and increase public and political awareness and understanding about the inordinate health burden of pneumonia and other preventable childhood diseases and underscore the importance of protecting from and treating childhood pneumonia and severe ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: India|Nigeria|Pakistan.
355,504.502015-10-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to sustain and increase public and political awareness and understanding about the inordinate health burden of pneumonia and other preventable childhood diseases and underscore the importance of protecting from and treating childhood pneumonia and severe ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: India|Nigeria|Pakistan.
2,214,585.002015-10-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the introduction of rotavirus vaccines through the use of evidence and strategic communications targeting key audiences in low and middle income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
810,124.002015-09-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prevent deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) by developing an accurate and field-friendly method to assess effective vaccination coverage in young children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
662,094.002015-05-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce cholera burden globally and make the case for rational use of oral cholera vaccines by evaluating strategies to most effectively deploy Oral Cholera Vaccines across multiple settings; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
250,777.002015-03-11Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a data collection toolkit for 11-13 year olds (and associated field guides) to explore gender norms, attitudes and beliefs as well as the emergence of healthy sexuality in francophone West Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Congo (the democratic republic of the).
680,741.002014-11-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build partner capacity by providing highly trained and qualified students to work on projects related to vaccines and Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 (reduction in childhood mortality), with the training and mentoring provided to students helping t; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
432,348.002014-10-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide estimates of vaccine impact across relevant countries and under various scenarios; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,043,788.002014-10-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to the reduction of pneumonia and child mortality by supporting the optimum use and implementation of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
163,161.002014-06-16Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. IVAC General Operating Support. Investment start date: 6/16/2014 to end date: 8/31/2015. Grantee name: Bloomberg School of Public Health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
183,921.002014-05-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to hold a convening about post marketing surveillance needs for rotavirus vaccines focused on intussusception; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
922,856.002014-04-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prevent deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) by developing an accurate and field-friendly method to assess effective vaccination coverage in young children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,000,000.002013-08-28Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the frequency and quality of data on intervention coverage for MNCH interventions that are available to governments and their development partners for use in guiding their investments and programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
471,557.002013-06-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support cholera modeling activities using data from endemic and epidemic settings, in order to better understand how to target vaccine use for highest impact; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,434,852.002013-04-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the global burden of rotavirus by providing policymakers with the latest data for decision making around the use of rotavirus vaccines in the context of a comprehensive approach to diarrheal disease control; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.