Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Catholic Relief Services

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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
Facebook page CatholicReliefServices
Websitehttp://www.crs.org/
Twitter usernamecatholicrelief
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Relief_Services
Instagram usernamecatholicreliefservices

Full donee page for donee Catholic Relief Services

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 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Agriculture (filter this donor) 12 31,628,232.15 0.00 -39,390.33 -11,352.52 436,084.00 100,000.00 0.00 2,999,575.00 6,267,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21,876,316.00 0.00
Education (filter this donor) 2 9,701,139.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,688,507.00 0.00 0.00 8,012,632.00 0.00 0.00
Emergency food assistance (filter this donor) 10 3,952,326.35 0.00 0.00 -4,941.53 464,289.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 105,260.88 80,000.00 24,000.00 3,283,718.00 0.00 0.00
Material relief assistance and services (filter this donor) 13 3,746,211.99 150,000.00 400,000.00 -9,177.13 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 227,739.12 320,000.00 826,000.00 815,000.00 166,650.00 500,000.00
Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitation (filter this donor) 4 1,841,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 491,700.00 0.00
Relief co-ordination and support services (filter this donor) 2 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Conflict resolution (filter this donor) 1 800,155.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,155.00
Disaster prevention and preparedness (filter this donor) 2 341,650.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 341,650.00 0.00
Water (filter this donor) 1 167,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 167,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 47 53,578,414.49 150,000.00 360,609.67 -25,471.18 900,373.00 900,000.00 700,000.00 3,599,575.00 8,455,507.00 1,400,000.00 850,000.00 12,111,350.00 22,876,316.00 1,300,155.00

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 (47 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
150,000.002018-02-15Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the emergency needs of those affected by Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Madagascar.
-39,390.332017-07-31Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop, test, document and promote commercially-sustainable supply chains for affordable quality assured cassava seed, serving small farmers in Nigeria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
400,000.002017-04-02Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the emergency needs of those affected by Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Madagascar.
-4,941.532016-06-01Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief activities in response to Typhoon Fengshen in the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
-9,177.132016-06-01Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief activities in response to Typhoon Fengshen in the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
-11,352.522016-01-25Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to optimize business-focused agricultural services that use technology, such as mobile-phone delivered courses on business planning, by testing different ways of obtaining feedback on their performance and value directly from farmers.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
464,289.002015-11-10Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support immediate food and nutritional needs of crisis affected families, while building resilience through improved livelihoods and recovery systems in the south of Madagascar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Madagascar.
218,042.002015-08-11Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support research and development of agronomic technologies and in turn help increase productivity and resilience needs of smallholder farmers in Bihar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
218,042.002015-08-11Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support research and development of agronomic technologies and in turn help increase productivity and resilience needs of smallholder farmers in Bihar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
800,000.002014-12-19Relief co-ordination and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines. Emergency Response to Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines. Investment start date: 12/19/2014 to end date: 12/18/2015. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
100,000.002014-04-23Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to optimize business-focused agricultural services that use technology, such as mobile-phone delivered courses on business planning, by testing different ways of obtaining feedback on their performance and value directly from farmers.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
350,000.002013-10-31Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help overcome the agricultural and livelihood losses of the affected populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
350,000.002013-10-31Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help overcome the agricultural and livelihood losses of the affected populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
600,000.002012-11-21Relief co-ordination and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response in Haiti for Hurricane Sandy. Emergency Response to Hurricane Sandy in Southern Haiti. Investment start date: 11/21/2012 to end date: 12/31/2013. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti.
2,999,575.002012-04-13Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop, test, document and promote commercially-sustainable supply chains for affordable quality assured cassava seed, serving small farmers in Nigeria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
2,133,500.002011-11-01Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support research and development of agronomic technologies and in turn help increase productivity and resilience needs of smallholder farmers in Bihar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
2,133,500.002011-11-01Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support research and development of agronomic technologies and in turn help increase productivity and resilience needs of smallholder farmers in Bihar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
167,000.002011-10-24Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief for flood affected communities in Orissa, India. India flood response 2011. Investment start date: 10/10/2011 to end date: 10/31/2012. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
166,500.002011-10-24Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief for flood affected communities in Orissa, India. India flood response 2011. Investment start date: 10/10/2011 to end date: 10/31/2012. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
166,500.002011-10-24Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief for flood affected communities in Orissa, India. India flood response 2011. Investment start date: 10/10/2011 to end date: 10/31/2012. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,000,000.002011-10-06Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase small farmer cassava productivity by strengthening farmer groups to more effectively manage pests and diseases, access disease resistant planting material and adopt better agronomic and integrated pest management practices; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Burundi|Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Rwanda.
1,000,000.002011-10-06Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase small farmer cassava productivity by strengthening farmer groups to more effectively manage pests and diseases, access disease resistant planting material and adopt better agronomic and integrated pest management practices; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Burundi|Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Rwanda.
1,688,507.002011-08-29Education/training in banking and financial serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to offer savings-led microfinance support services to individuals in Africa. SILC (Savings and Internal Lending Community) in Africa: Innovation towards Sustainability. Investment start date: 8/1/2008 to end date: 11/30/2012. Grantee name: Catholic Relie; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of.
-65,148.002011-05-25Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide assistance to vulnerable households in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso and Haiti in response to the global food crisis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti|Burkina faso|Afghanistan.
3,908.882011-05-25Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to the flooding in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso Flood Response. Investment start date: 9/10/2009 to end date: 2/29/2012. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso.
61,239.122011-05-25Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to the flooding in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso Flood Response. Investment start date: 9/10/2009 to end date: 2/29/2012. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso.
80,000.002010-11-18Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response following the eruption of Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.
320,000.002010-11-18Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response following the eruption of Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.
1,000,000.002010-01-14Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide an emergency response to the earthquake in Haiti. Haiti Earthquake Response/CRS. Investment start date: 1/14/2010 to end date: 1/31/2011. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti.
450,000.002009-10-22Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief in response to flooding in southern India. India Flood Response. Investment start date: 10/20/2009 to end date: 10/31/2010. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
24,000.002009-09-15Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to the flooding in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso Flood Response. Investment start date: 9/10/2009 to end date: 2/29/2012. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso.
376,000.002009-09-15Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to the flooding in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso Flood Response. Investment start date: 9/10/2009 to end date: 2/29/2012. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso.
210,000.002008-09-08Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief for those affected by hurricanes Gustav, Hanna, and Ike in the worst-affected areas of Haiti; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti.
490,000.002008-09-08Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief for those affected by hurricanes Gustav, Hanna, and Ike in the worst-affected areas of Haiti; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti.
8,012,632.002008-08-29Education/training in banking and financial serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to offer savings-led microfinance support services to individuals in Africa. SILC (Savings and Internal Lending Community) in Africa: Innovation towards Sustainability. Investment start date: 8/1/2008 to end date: 11/30/2012. Grantee name: Catholic Relie; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of.
2,898,718.002008-08-13Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide assistance to vulnerable households in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso and Haiti in response to the global food crisis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti|Burkina faso|Afghanistan.
175,000.002008-07-02Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief activities in response to Typhoon Fengshen in the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
325,000.002008-07-02Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief activities in response to Typhoon Fengshen in the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
10,938,158.002007-11-26Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase small farmer cassava productivity by strengthening farmer groups to more effectively manage pests and diseases, access disease resistant planting material and adopt better agronomic and integrated pest management practices; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Burundi|Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Rwanda.
10,938,158.002007-11-26Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase small farmer cassava productivity by strengthening farmer groups to more effectively manage pests and diseases, access disease resistant planting material and adopt better agronomic and integrated pest management practices; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Burundi|Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Rwanda.
166,700.002007-11-09Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief for Tropical Storm Noel in the Dominican Republic. Relief for Tropical Storm Noel in Dominican Republic. Investment start date: 11/9/2007 to end date: 11/9/2008. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Dominican republic (the).
166,650.002007-11-09Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief for Tropical Storm Noel in the Dominican Republic. Relief for Tropical Storm Noel in Dominican Republic. Investment start date: 11/9/2007 to end date: 11/9/2008. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Dominican republic (the).
166,650.002007-11-09Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief for Tropical Storm Noel in the Dominican Republic. Relief for Tropical Storm Noel in Dominican Republic. Investment start date: 11/9/2007 to end date: 11/9/2008. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Dominican republic (the).
175,000.002007-08-15Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address the most critical public health needs that have arisen as a result of the flooding in Bangladesh and Nepal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
325,000.002007-08-15Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address the most critical public health needs that have arisen as a result of the flooding in Bangladesh and Nepal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
500,000.002006-06-07Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief in response to the earthquake in Indonesia. Catholic Relief Services' response to the earthquake in Indonesia. Investment start date: 6/5/2006 to end date: 6/5/2007. Grantee name: Catholic Relief Services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.
800,155.002006-05-10Conflict resolution/Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolutionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support reintegration of returning refugees and internally displaced families to their communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).