Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Center for Strategic & International Studies

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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 Center for Strategic & International Studies in our system.

Full donee page for donee Center for Strategic & International Studies

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 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 6 27,694,471.00 5,651,800.00 312,000.00 7,127,001.00 0.00 0.00 940,635.00 7,205,042.00 6,457,993.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 3 4,520,379.88 2,422,200.00 88,000.00 2,010,179.88 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global development (filter this donor) 2 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11 33,214,850.88 8,074,000.00 400,000.00 9,137,180.88 300,000.00 700,000.00 940,635.00 7,205,042.00 6,457,993.00

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
5,651,800.002017-08-22Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support and to support U.S. leadership in global health and global food security, essential to improving the lives of the world’s vulnerable populations; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,422,200.002017-08-22Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support and to support U.S. leadership in global health and global food security, essential to improving the lives of the world’s vulnerable populations; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
88,000.002016-04-06Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise profile and support for key global health and development issues and policies among government officials, policymakers and political influencers, develop new champions, meet health-related security challenges and build global expert networks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
312,000.002016-04-06Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise profile and support for key global health and development issues and policies among government officials, policymakers and political influencers, develop new champions, meet health-related security challenges and build global expert networks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,010,179.882015-02-11Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise profile and support for key global health and development issues and policies among government officials, policymakers and political influencers, develop new champions, meet health-related security challenges and build global expert networks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
7,127,001.002015-02-11Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise profile and support for key global health and development issues and policies among government officials, policymakers and political influencers, develop new champions, meet health-related security challenges and build global expert networks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
300,000.002014-11-14Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support efforts to advocate for and increase support for global health and development policies and investments by supporting stakeholder engagement in the Asia-Pacific region; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
700,000.002013-09-26Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support efforts to advocate for and increase support for global health and development policies and investments by supporting stakeholder engagement in the Asia-Pacific region; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
940,635.002012-09-07Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise profile and support for key global health issues and policies among government officials, policymakers and political influencers, develop new champions, meet health-related security challenges and build global expert networks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
7,205,042.002011-10-24Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise profile and support for key global health issues and policies among government officials, policymakers and political influencers, develop new champions, meet health-related security challenges and build global expert networks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,457,993.002008-07-30Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance a strategic U.S. approach to global health; an integrated HIV/AIDS, TB, & Malaria approach; develop new health champions; meet health-related security challenges; and build a global expert network; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.