Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Children's Hospital Boston

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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 Children's Hospital Boston in our system.

Full donee page for donee Children's Hospital Boston

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 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 23 16,741,067.66 5,894,354.00 688,935.00 4,761,670.00 100,000.00 1,385,162.66 999,859.00 2,611,087.00 200,000.00 100,000.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 1,738,402.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,738,402.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 24 18,479,469.66 5,894,354.00 688,935.00 4,761,670.00 100,000.00 3,123,564.66 999,859.00 2,611,087.00 200,000.00 100,000.00

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 (24 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,675,692.002017-09-06Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand the epidemiology of childhood diseases in Ethiopia. Supporting childhood morbidity and mortality surveillance in Ethiopia. Investment start date: 9/6/2017 to end date: 3/31/2020. Grantee name: Children's Hospital Boston; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
2,507,138.002017-08-29Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to efforts in developing an HIV-1 vaccine, which is urgently needed to combat the AIDS pandemic; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,711,524.002017-05-15Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the effects of early biological and psychosocial adversity on neurocognitive development using a range of neuroimaging and behavioral assessment tools; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-36,000.002016-10-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a bivalent vaccine by conjugating a fusion of three novel, highly-conserved pneumococcal antigens to the already approved Vi polysaccharide vaccine used for typhoid; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
116,411.002016-06-29Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the effects of early biological and psychosocial adversity on neurocognitive development using a range of neuroimaging and behavioral assessment tools; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
608,524.002016-06-16Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To create immunogenic Multiple Antigen Presenting System complexes that generate antibody against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis surface lipids; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,062,222.002014-11-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a bivalent vaccine by conjugating a fusion of three novel, highly-conserved pneumococcal antigens to the already approved Vi polysaccharide vaccine used for typhoid; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-10-22Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify children at high risk of developing cognitive impairments also in adulthood by developing a simple scoring system from existing epidemiological data that can be used on diverse populations and in low resource settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-10-06Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enable non-invasive monitoring of prenatal brain development also in low-income countries by developing a method involving a dual array of magnetic sensors placed around the mother’s torso; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,499,448.002014-09-05Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the effects of early biological and psychosocial adversity on neurocognitive development using a range of neuroimaging and behavioral assessment tools; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002013-10-30Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test novel technologies for developing more effective neonatal vaccines to improve infant health and survival, particularly in low income countries and the world's poorest communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
400,000.002012-11-01Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To produce cheap vaginal contraceptives, which are safer and more effective, by refining and testing an engineered nanoparticle contraceptive that blocks sperm motility required for fertilization using animal models.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,738,402.002012-10-23Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test whether known biomarkers of gut dysfunction can accurately predict impaired neurodevelopment and stunting, which reflects chronic malnutrition and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in young children.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-7,413.672012-04-06Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a drug compliance platform that uses mobile phones to administer, read and submit a simple diagnostic test, resulting in economic incentives for the user, such as additional cell phone minutes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-7,413.672012-04-06Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a drug compliance platform that uses mobile phones to administer, read and submit a simple diagnostic test, resulting in economic incentives for the user, such as additional cell phone minutes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
999,990.002012-03-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a bivalent vaccine by conjugating a fusion of three novel, highly-conserved pneumococcal antigens to the already approved Vi polysaccharide vaccine used for typhoid; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
999,859.002011-09-22Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine safety and efficacy of topical candidate adjuvants, called imidazoquinolines, to enhance responses to pneumococcal vaccination; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.002010-10-05Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a drug compliance platform that uses mobile phones to administer, read and submit a simple diagnostic test, resulting in economic incentives for the user, such as additional cell phone minutes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.002010-10-05Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a drug compliance platform that uses mobile phones to administer, read and submit a simple diagnostic test, resulting in economic incentives for the user, such as additional cell phone minutes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-09-28Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test a nanoparticle contraceptive that releases sperm tail inhibitors in response to vaginal pH changes or exposure to prostatic fluid; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,411,087.002010-04-30Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test novel technologies for developing more effective neonatal vaccines to improve infant health and survival, particularly in low income countries and the world's poorest communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002009-09-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conjugate a fusion of three highly-conserved pneumococcal antigens to the already approved Vi polysaccharide vaccine used for typhus. Then test the vaccine's ability to induce strong immune responses against pneumococcus and typhoid fever.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002009-02-26Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine whether novel synthetic molecules (imidazoquinolines) are able to activate newborns white blood cells as candidate vaccine adjuvants to dramatically enhance immunization of infants.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002008-09-15Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to engineer nanoparticles that mimic host cells in an attempt to deceive viruses into releasing genetic material which is rendered useless by viral inhibitors.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.