Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

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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 DanforthCenter
Websitehttp://www.danforthcenter.org
Twitter usernameDanforthCenter
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Danforth_Plant_Science_Center
Instagram usernamedanforthcenter

Full donee page for donee Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 14 3,097,411 3,112,031 -13,139 79,150 100,000 459,428 459,428 3,097,411 3,243,104 5,160,149 5,548,750 6,139,512 10,455,636
Global health 2 -13,139 43,431 -13,139 -13,139 -13,139 -13,139 -13,139 -13,139 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Agriculture 9 5,160,149 4,075,736 79,150 79,150 250,000 459,428 3,243,104 5,160,149 5,345,895 5,548,750 6,139,512 10,455,636 10,455,636
Nutrition 3 3,097,411 2,266,648 459,428 459,428 459,428 459,428 3,097,411 3,097,411 3,097,411 3,243,104 3,243,104 3,243,104 3,243,104

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 2016 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Agriculture (filter this donor) 9 36,681,623.84 16,595,148.00 329,150.00 5,548,750.00 5,160,149.00 459,427.84 8,588,999.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 3 6,799,942.59 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,097,410.75 459,427.84 3,243,104.00
Global health (filter this donor) 2 86,861.09 0.00 0.00 -13,138.91 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Total 14 43,568,427.53 16,595,148.00 329,150.00 5,535,611.09 8,257,559.75 1,018,855.69 11,832,103.00

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 (14 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
10,455,636.0012016-09-29Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the work of a consortium of American, Nigerian, Ugandan, and Kenyan institutions to develop disease-resistant and nutritionally enhanced cassava varieties to improve the livelihoods and health status of African farm families; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda.
6,139,512.0022016-09-16Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand and accelerate the development and deployment of advanced sorghum phenotyping and breeding technologies in support of improved varieties for smallholder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
79,150.00132012-04-14Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a conference that is part of a triennial series of global meetings on cassava coordinated by the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
250,000.00112012-01-24Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a conference that is part of a triennial series of global meetings on cassava coordinated by the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-13,138.91142011-11-22Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to eradicate malarial mosquito larvae in breeding ponds using microalgae to deliver catalytic RNAi that kill mosquitos; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
5,548,750.0032011-04-07Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support work on Mosaic and Brown Streak resistant cassava, Africa's most devastating cassava diseases.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Kenya.
3,097,410.7582010-11-18Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of high iron, protein, and proVitamin A cassava for Nigeria and Kenya; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Kenya|Nigeria.
5,160,149.0052010-11-18Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of high iron, protein, and proVitamin A cassava for Nigeria and Kenya; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Kenya|Nigeria.
459,427.8492009-10-05Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop cassava germplasm enriched with bioavailable nutrients. Improving Cassava for Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Development. Investment start date: 9/1/2008 to end date: 8/31/2013. Grantee name: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
459,427.8492009-10-05Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop cassava germplasm enriched with bioavailable nutrients. Improving Cassava for Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Development. Investment start date: 9/1/2008 to end date: 8/31/2013. Grantee name: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
100,000.00122009-10-01Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to eradicate malarial mosquito larvae in breeding ponds using microalgae to deliver catalytic RNAi that kill mosquitos; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
3,243,104.0062008-11-05Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop cassava germplasm enriched with bioavailable nutrients. Improving Cassava for Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Development. Investment start date: 9/1/2008 to end date: 8/31/2013. Grantee name: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
3,243,104.0062008-11-05Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop cassava germplasm enriched with bioavailable nutrients. Improving Cassava for Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Development. Investment start date: 9/1/2008 to end date: 8/31/2013. Grantee name: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
5,345,895.0042008-10-31Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the creation of a biosafety resource support network for the Grand Challenge #9 projects.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.