Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo

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Basic donor information

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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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Full donee page for donee Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo

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 2007
Agriculture (filter this donor) 27 241,711,328.00 20,000,000.00 38,762,127.00 23,530,045.00 23,950,481.00 5,159,550.00 26,135,356.00 33,100,000.00 8,468,135.00 29,303,882.00 33,301,752.00
Food crop production (filter this donor) 1 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 28 245,211,328.00 20,000,000.00 38,762,127.00 27,030,045.00 23,950,481.00 5,159,550.00 26,135,356.00 33,100,000.00 8,468,135.00 29,303,882.00 33,301,752.00

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 (28 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
20,000,000.002017-11-01Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the rate of genetic gain delivered directly by CGIAR breeding programs and improve their ability to support the modernization of national systems; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,399,927.002016-09-13Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the livelihoods of maize farming households through Ms44 SPT by delivering reduced seed production costs, improved seed quality and certified hybrid seed that utilizes inputs more efficiently to produce higher grain yield for resource-constrain; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,181,999.002016-06-17Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to effectively curb the spread and impact of the maize lethal necrosis (MLN) epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa which is threatening the food security and livelihoods of smallholder farmers and the economic viability of the maize-based seed industry; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,181,999.002016-06-17Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to effectively curb the spread and impact of the maize lethal necrosis (MLN) epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa which is threatening the food security and livelihoods of smallholder farmers and the economic viability of the maize-based seed industry; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
18,088,916.002016-03-09Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve productivity and increase food and income security of resource-poor farm families in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) through development and dissemination of improved multiple stress tolerant and well-adapted maize varieties and hybrids; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Benin|Ethiopia|Ghana|Kenya|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|South africa|Zambia|Zimbabwe|Mali.
11,909,286.002016-03-09Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve productivity and increase food and income security of resource-poor farm families in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) through development and dissemination of improved multiple stress tolerant and well-adapted maize varieties and hybrids; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Benin|Ethiopia|Ghana|Kenya|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|South africa|Zambia|Zimbabwe|Mali.
1,099,669.002015-11-10Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to examine the interactions between gender norms, agency and innovation in agriculture and natural resource management in rural communities, drawing on the voices and perspectives of women and men of different ages and socio-economic groups; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
18,000,388.002015-11-09Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to sustainably catalyze change through public and private sector intermediaries so that farmers have better knowledge of, and access to, science-informed best management practices that reduce risk, increase food security, and boost incomes derived from ce; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|India.
3,500,000.002015-11-09Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide more accurate estimates and a better understanding of adoption and turnover of improved seed by wheat and maize smallholder farmers in Ethiopia using DNA fingerprinting technology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
-45,113.002015-09-03Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to the development of improved legume varieties in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by advancing molecular breeding for traits of importance in both regions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Senegal|Cameroon|Ethiopia|India|Kenya|Malawi|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of|Zimbabwe|Niger (the).
74,859.002015-08-21Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct the formative research necessary for rigorous evaluation of the nutritional and health impact of agronomic biofortification with zinc in Ethiopia and promote nutrition-sensitive policy formulation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
696,486.002015-03-10Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and disseminate drought-tolerant maize varieties for small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Zambia|Tanzania, united republic of|Nigeria|Mozambique|Malawi|Mali|Kenya|Ghana|Ethiopia|Benin|Angola|Zimbabwe.
3,703,756.002015-02-10Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop improved varieties of maize for higher yields on the low-nitrogen soils prevalent in Africa..; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|Zimbabwe|Uganda.
11,950,481.002014-11-04Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support international agricultural research institutions and national agricultural research and extensions programs, non-governmental organizations, and businesses working with smallholder maize-based farmers in Ethiopia, Nigerian and Tanzania with spi; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Nigeria|Ethiopia|Tanzania, united republic of.
12,000,000.002014-10-02Agriculture/agricultural education/traininghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of plant breeding programs serving smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by providing them with state-of-the-art data management and decision support tools; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: India.
49,910.002013-08-19Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a conference on maintaining cereal productivity under climate change through international collaboration; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia.
1,484,640.002013-08-07Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to effectively manage the maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease through accelerated development of elite germplasm with MLN resistance, thereby contributing to enhanced maize production, livelihoods, and food security of eastern African smallholder farmers ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
3,625,000.002013-04-10Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to coordinate The Generation Challenge Program, a global effort to develop tools, databases and precision phenotyping facilities that will accelerate breeding gains for rice, maize, wheat, sorghum and cowpea via molecular marker integration; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Bangladesh|Bhutan|India|Sri lanka|Nepal|Pakistan.
18,600,314.002012-09-27Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support outputs from interdisciplinary research on rice, wheat and maize cropping systems, which will be delivered through public-private partnerships using a hub model to reach 2,000,000 farmers and increase farm family incomes by $350/year; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|India|Nepal|Pakistan.
50,000.002012-06-27Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for conference support. Conference Support: Wheat for Food Security in Africa Conference. Investment start date: 6/27/2012 to end date: 10/31/2012. Grantee name: Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
5,987,053.002012-05-09Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to decrease hunger and poverty by enhancing the capabilities of African breeding programs that deliver products to smallholders by establishing a nonprofit, African based, service provider that generates fixed lines for maize breeders (private and public); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
500,000.002012-02-03Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to the development of improved legume varieties in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by advancing molecular breeding for traits of importance in both regions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Senegal|Cameroon|Ethiopia|India|Kenya|Malawi|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of|Zimbabwe|Niger (the).
997,989.002012-01-17Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop improved varieties of maize for higher yields on the low-nitrogen soils prevalent in Africa..; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|Zimbabwe|Uganda.
33,100,000.002011-10-27Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and disseminate drought-tolerant maize varieties for small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Zambia|Tanzania, united republic of|Nigeria|Mozambique|Malawi|Mali|Kenya|Ghana|Ethiopia|Benin|Angola|Zimbabwe.
8,468,135.002010-04-30Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to the development of improved legume varieties in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by advancing molecular breeding for traits of importance in both regions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Senegal|Cameroon|Ethiopia|India|Kenya|Malawi|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of|Zimbabwe|Niger (the).
17,309,632.002009-09-28Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop improved varieties of maize for higher yields on the low-nitrogen soils prevalent in Africa..; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|Zimbabwe|Uganda.
11,994,250.002009-07-07Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to coordinate The Generation Challenge Program, a global effort to develop tools, databases and precision phenotyping facilities that will accelerate breeding gains for rice, maize, wheat, sorghum and cowpea via molecular marker integration; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Bangladesh|Bhutan|India|Sri lanka|Nepal|Pakistan.
33,301,752.002007-10-26Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to decrease hunger and increase food and income security of resource-poor farm families in sub-Saharan Africa through development and dissemination of drought-tolerant maize varieties; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Angola|Benin|Ethiopia|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Malawi|Nigeria|Uganda|Zimbabwe|Mozambique|Zambia|Tanzania, united republic of.