Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Dimagi

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
Facebook page dimagi.inc
Websitehttp://www.dimagi.com
Twitter usernamedimagi
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimagi

Full donee page for donee Dimagi

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
Information and communication technology (ICT) (filter this donor) 3 19,614,711.00 0.00 7,537,407.00 0.00 12,077,304.00
Global health (filter this donor) 5 4,777,774.00 2,653,106.00 0.00 2,124,668.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 3 3,140,988.50 0.00 1,577,431.00 1,563,557.50 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 301,915.50 0.00 0.00 301,915.50 0.00
Total 12 27,835,389.00 2,653,106.00 9,114,838.00 3,990,141.00 12,077,304.00

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 (12 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
2,553,106.002017-11-07Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an open-source information and communication technology (ICT) ecosystem for improved tuberculosis care and program management services, tailored for India but adaptable, covering services delivered by public and private providers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
100,000.002017-04-11Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better inform malaria control efforts by developing an open platform that combines real-time data on health and the environment, and near real-time satellite data to extract population density, in order to detect high-risk areas; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
7,537,407.002016-12-20Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish MOTECH Suite as a sustainable technology platform that improves the impact of frontline programs by serving as a foundation for digital services at scale; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,577,431.002016-06-10Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the maternal and child nutritional outcomes of millions of women and children living in extreme poverty in India, by providing mobile technology that enables AWWs to deliver high value services and increase their impact; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,520,837.002015-11-17Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an open-source information and communication technology (ICT) ecosystem for improved tuberculosis care and program management services, tailored for India but adaptable, covering services delivered by public and private providers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,261,642.002015-09-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the maternal and child nutritional outcomes of millions of women and children living in extreme poverty in India, by providing mobile technology that enables AWWs to deliver high value services and increase their impact; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
301,915.502015-08-28Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services to mobilize large-scale changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
301,915.502015-08-28Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services to mobilize large-scale changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
301,915.502015-08-28Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services to mobilize large-scale changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
301,915.502015-08-28Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage high mobile phone penetration in India to provide a national platform for mobile health services to mobilize large-scale changes in knowledge, attitudes and behavior on key reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
3,079,135.002014-11-12Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the lives of millions of people living in extreme poverty by providing mServices technology that can transform frontline programs’ ability to deliver high-value services and increase their impact; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
8,998,169.002014-02-12Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the lives of millions of people living in extreme poverty by providing mServices technology that can transform frontline programs’ ability to deliver high-value services and increase their impact; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.