Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to CSIRO

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
Websitehttp://www.csiro.au/
Twitter usernameCSIROnews
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSIRO
Instagram usernamecsirogram

Full donee page for donee CSIRO

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 2011
Agriculture (filter this donor) 4 16,575,637.00 0.00 100,000.00 1,300,038.00 15,175,599.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 5 974,516.00 -230,484.00 1,105,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00
Animal agriculture (filter this donor) 2 45,000.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11 17,595,153.00 -230,484.00 1,250,000.00 1,300,038.00 15,175,599.00 100,000.00

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
-230,484.002017-08-18Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new faster, cheaper, and more sensitive ways of diagnosing malaria to enable better management and control of the disease, leading to reduced numbers of infections and deaths; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
15,000.002016-09-12Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide bursary support for developing country attendees to the 2016 One Health EcoHealth Congress in Melbourne, Australia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
35,000.002016-09-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide bursary support for developing country attendees to the 2016 One Health EcoHealth Congress in Melbourne, Australia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002016-08-19Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve our common understanding of productivity yield gaps for smallholder livestock farmers in Africa and Asia, in order to improve the targeting of donor and national livestock investments for increasing incomes and food security in developing count; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|South & Central Asia.
30,000.002016-06-20Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide bursary support for developing country attendees to the 2016 One Health EcoHealth Congress in Melbourne, Australia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
70,000.002016-06-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide bursary support for developing country attendees to the 2016 One Health EcoHealth Congress in Melbourne, Australia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,000,000.002016-02-10Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new faster, cheaper, and more sensitive ways of diagnosing malaria to enable better management and control of the disease, leading to reduced numbers of infections and deaths; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,300,038.002015-11-18Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enable crop breeders to improve productivity of rice and sorghum in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by developing disease resistance qualities that reduce losses caused by a range of pathogens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
14,509,907.002014-09-02Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop high yielding sorghum and cowpea hybrids from which seeds can be saved and grown by smallholder farmers without loss of yield or quality; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
665,692.002014-06-02Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve our common understanding of productivity yield gaps for smallholder livestock farmers in Africa and Asia, in order to improve the targeting of donor and national livestock investments for increasing incomes and food security in developing count; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|South & Central Asia.
100,000.002011-10-20Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide proof of concept that a readily available leafy green vegetable in Africa can be engineered to produce long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA for use in diets to improve infant cognitive development.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.