Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Brigham and Women's Hospital

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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Brigham and Women's Hospital in our system.

Full donee page for donee Brigham and Women's Hospital

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 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 16 13,914,362.88 1,364,597.00 4,951,893.00 54,217.00 391,333.00 3,528,150.00 720,921.88 100,000.00 10,000.00 886,278.00 1,906,973.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 3,503,156.00 3,503,156.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 17 17,417,518.88 4,867,753.00 4,951,893.00 54,217.00 391,333.00 3,528,150.00 720,921.88 100,000.00 10,000.00 886,278.00 1,906,973.00

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 (17 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
3,503,156.002017-11-28Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the impact of a combined package of maternal infection and nutrition interventions in pregnancy on infant birth size, and if proven to be successful, to provide the evidence and ANC platform for scale-up of the intervention package in Ethiopi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
189,597.002017-10-24Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together policymakers, system managers, practitioners, advocates, partners, and communities to catalyze primary health care improvement in low/middle income countries through better measurement, knowledge management, and country engagement; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,175,000.002017-02-02Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to work on early development of a long acting method to deliver tenofovir alafenamide for HIV prevention; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,020,533.002016-10-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better monitor viral infections and vaccine efficacy in populations throughout the world in order to enhance our ability to improve human health and detect emerging epidemics; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,890,245.002016-10-20Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together policymakers, system managers, practitioners, advocates, partners, and communities to catalyze primary health care improvement in low/middle income countries through better measurement, knowledge management, and country engagement; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
41,115.002016-06-10Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify a range of methods currently used to determine gestational age before and after birth, assess the validity of these methods, and identify potential new methods for application in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
54,217.002015-05-08Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify a range of methods currently used to determine gestational age before and after birth, assess the validity of these methods, and identify potential new methods for application in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
391,333.002014-11-18Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to validate transcerebellar diameter in late pregnancy as a measure of gestational age; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
3,143,588.002013-10-22Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop Mycobacteria tuberculosis glycolipid antigen formulations that activate strong and durable CD1/glycolipid-specific T cell responses; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
384,562.002013-07-30Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and characterize a naturally infected Guinea Pig model that can be used for vaccine evaluation.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-639,925.122012-12-18Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a public database archiving sequences of drug resistance genes in M. tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,360,847.002012-11-09Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and characterize a naturally infected Guinea Pig model that can be used for vaccine evaluation.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-04-21Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify new inexpensive drugs and their various combinations for the treatment of newborns with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,000.002010-06-25Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide conference support for the U.S.-Japan Tuberculosis and Leprosy Research Conference; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,000.002010-06-25Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide conference support for the U.S.-Japan Tuberculosis and Leprosy Research Conference; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
886,278.002009-09-25Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a Strategic Framework for Scaling Up the Delivery of HIV Prevention. Developing a Strategic Framework for Scaling Up the Delivery of HIV Prevention. Investment start date: 9/1/2009 to end date: 2/28/2011. Grantee name: Brigham and Women's Hospi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,906,973.002008-11-17Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a public database archiving sequences of drug resistance genes in M. tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.