Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Emory University

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 EmoryUniversity
Websitehttp://www.emory.edu
Twitter usernameemoryuniversity
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emory_University
Instagram usernameemoryuniversity

Full donee page for donee Emory University

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 2008 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 41 162,631,052.88 8,595,345.73 4,330,767.96 77,204,742.50 7,161,515.00 1,893,318.69 6,122,300.00 12,080,895.00 0.00 11,340,903.00 13,956,993.00 19,944,272.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 10 6,958,840.23 0.00 236,570.23 2,756,025.00 1,221,394.00 244,961.00 0.00 0.00 2,499,890.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 4 973,084.50 0.00 299,947.00 199,986.50 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 373,151.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 56 170,662,977.61 8,595,345.73 4,967,285.19 80,160,754.00 8,382,909.00 2,138,279.69 6,222,300.00 12,080,895.00 2,873,041.00 11,340,903.00 13,956,993.00 19,944,272.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (56 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
428,400.002017-11-27Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to analyze and disseminate strategies for best in class community and stakeholder engagement in global health and global development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,970,121.002017-07-10Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a long-term network of high-quality sites for the collection of primary data to track the preventable causes of childhood death globally; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
450,000.002017-05-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a test to evaluate all pneumococcal serotypes causing meningitis. Validation of a TaqMan Array Card for Serotyping of Streptococcus Pneumoniae and its Use in Cerebrospinal Fluid from Patients with Meningitis. Investment start date: 5/12/2017 to; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,725,687.002017-03-30Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical information to further understanding of the contributions of early-life circumstances and child cognitive potential to the development of adult social and human capital; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-258,214.272017-03-29Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to perform an independent immunization and challenge experiment in a cohort of nonhuman primates in an effort to repeat the results of recently performed study.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-720,648.002017-03-21Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct a feasibility assessment study of respiratory syncytial virus "RSV" attributable community mortality tracking in Pakistan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan.
85,330.002016-12-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to collect and analyze existing data from multiple data streams from Asian and African sites to characterize early burden of rotavirus disease, which is less-well characterized than age distribution of disease in later infancy. These data will be helpful ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
348,900.002016-11-29Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the ability of nanoparticle based vaccines to induce Env-specific protective antibody responses against HIV infection in non human primates; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
500,000.002016-11-28Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a vaccine strategy that can induce strong broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) against HIV, which remains the greatest challenge for AIDS vaccine development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
74,999.002016-11-15Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide rigorous evidence of the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and mechanism of action of the Gram Vikas sanitation program to end open defecation and yield positive health outcomes in rural India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
3,298,528.002016-11-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine critical environmental transmission pathways of typhoid in low-income urban areas and design environmental surveillance strategies to monitor typhoid in the environment; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002016-10-26Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prevent unwanted pregnancies in Rwanda by developing a multi-level strategy incorporating the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of couples and health workers on the use of intrauterine contraceptive devices shortly after birth to promote use; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Rwanda.
100,000.002016-10-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop better treatments for children with cryptosporidiosis by using a mouse model colonized with human fecal transplants to study the effect of the infection and of treatment on the bacterial populations (microbiome) in the human gut; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
299,947.002016-09-20Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce more accurate estimates of global micronutrient status. BRINDA project, phase 2 -- Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia. Investment start date: 9/20/2016 to end date: 7/31/2018. Grantee name: Emory Universit; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
75,341.002016-09-09Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to review and synthesize existing scientific literature to assess the risk to human health posed by exposure to poorly managed animal feces; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
45,000.002016-09-09Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide rigorous evidence of the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and mechanism of action of the Gram Vikas sanitation program to end open defecation and yield positive health outcomes in rural India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
-1,990.042016-07-19Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate and leverage the uptake of scalable models of delivery and newborn care in communities in rural Ethiopia to improve maternal and newborn survival and well-being; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
42,966.002016-05-24Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance sector knowledge to reduce equality gaps in urban WASH services by capturing current knowledge and state of global best practices in providing WASH services to the urban poor areas, and to identify future learning needs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-1,735.772016-03-22Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to efforts to advance health and reduce poverty in low-income settings by helping ensure that low-cost sanitation is delivered to target households in a manner that ensures uptake and use; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
2,531,025.002015-12-02Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand knowledge about the dangers of fecal contamination and develop exposure assessment methods for low-income urban environments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ghana.
1,539,052.002015-11-05Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the ability of nanoparticle based vaccines to induce Env-specific protective antibody responses against HIV infection in non human primates; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
998,300.002015-09-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an evidence base for the determinants of maternal vaccine acceptance to inform future maternal vaccination demand creation strategies in low- and middle-income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South America|South of Sahara.
199,986.502015-07-24Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate analyses of pooled data to address critical question regarding the long-term consequences for human health of variations in circumstances at birth, specifically term/preterm status, birth weight, postnatal growth patterns, and morbidity; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
199,986.502015-07-24Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate analyses of pooled data to address critical question regarding the long-term consequences for human health of variations in circumstances at birth, specifically term/preterm status, birth weight, postnatal growth patterns, and morbidity; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
71,884,808.002015-06-17Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a long-term network of high-quality sites for the collection of primary data to track the preventable causes of childhood death globally; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
969,374.002015-06-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a study that will further understanding of the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine through the sequencing and comparison of whole genome sequences of a species before and after vaccination; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
225,000.002015-04-27Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide rigorous evidence of the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and mechanism of action of the Gram Vikas sanitation program to end open defecation and yield positive health outcomes in rural India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,211,534.002015-04-20Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a global data resource that will provide timely and accurate tracking of infectious and preventable causes of death for children under five; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
351,713.002015-03-04Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a global data resource that will provide timely and accurate tracking of infectious and preventable causes of death for children under five; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
49,975.002015-01-06Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a global data resource that will provide timely and accurate tracking of infectious and preventable causes of death for children under five; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,186,911.002014-11-19Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study the nonhuman primate model of HIV infection to identify novel biomarkers of latently infected cells (the persistent HIV reservoir) that in turn could facilitate the development of novel approaches to achieving HIV remission; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,534,263.002014-11-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a forum for aligning the data collection, which will be critical for determining methods and reporting for the collection of typhoid and paratyphoid data from high burden areas; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,221,394.002014-10-08Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand knowledge about the dangers of fecal contamination and develop exposure assessment methods for low-income urban environments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ghana.
807,988.002014-05-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop better quantitative measures of the severity of RSV disease, an important cause of serious lung infections and death in young children globally; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,632,353.002014-02-06Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct a feasibility assessment study of respiratory syncytial virus "RSV" attributable community mortality tracking in Pakistan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan.
-167,987.312013-11-15Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate and leverage the uptake of scalable models of delivery and newborn care in communities in rural Ethiopia to improve maternal and newborn survival and well-being; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
244,961.002013-11-13Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to efforts to advance health and reduce poverty in low-income settings by helping ensure that low-cost sanitation is delivered to target households in a manner that ensures uptake and use; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
2,061,306.002013-11-06Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to perform an independent immunization and challenge experiment in a cohort of nonhuman primates in an effort to repeat the results of recently performed study.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-10-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the hypothesis that immunizing newborns with soluble rather than particulate antigens will overcome maternal-mediated suppression of infant immune responses to vaccines.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,922,300.002012-08-09Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the ability of nanoparticle based vaccines to induce Env-specific protective antibody responses against HIV infection in non human primates; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-04-16Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the use of feeding bowls with illustrations of appropriate feeding practices, along with sieved spoons that can be used to test the appropriate thickness of infant meals, to improve infant nutrition and growth.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-04-16Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use synthetic DNA techniques to transform Wolbachia, a bacterial parasite that infects most insect species, in an effort to engineer mosquitoes to be immune to malaria parasites.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,000,000.002011-11-14Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve health outcomes in low-resource countries through the strengthening of National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,985,537.002011-10-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a study that will further understanding of the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine through the sequencing and comparison of whole genome sequences of a species before and after vaccination; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,095,358.002011-09-16Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund the William H. Foege Global Health Fellowship Program, enabling Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health to increase the cohort of Foege Fellows and partially support the program; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,499,890.002010-11-09Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand knowledge about the dangers of fecal contamination and develop exposure assessment methods for low-income urban environments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ghana.
373,151.002010-07-22Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct analyses of the COHORTS database to inform policy surrounding early child development, complementary feeding, nutritional rehabilitation, and supplemental food assistance programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: South africa|Philippines (the)|India|Guatemala|Brazil.
8,163,298.002009-10-29Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate and leverage the uptake of scalable models of delivery and newborn care in communities in rural Ethiopia to improve maternal and newborn survival and well-being; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
2,005,747.002009-10-14Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop priorities for a maternal and fetal nutrition research and implementation agenda; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|India|Ethiopia.
133,293.232009-10-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to investigate the relationship between Schistosoma haematobium and HIV-1 for the prevention of female genital schistosomiasis and its association with HIV; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
138,733.772009-10-14Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to investigate the relationship between Schistosoma haematobium and HIV-1 for the prevention of female genital schistosomiasis and its association with HIV; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
100,000.002009-10-07Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine whether RANKL induction of M cells induces more robust mucosal immunit; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002009-02-26Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop high-throughput glycan microarrays to identify glycan antigens, determine their chemical structure, and design glycan-peptide vaccines for future testing.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
699,831.002009-02-04Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a survey to measure knowledge, attitudes, and practices of vaccine providers in India to identify the most significant barriers to achieving high immunization rates in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
13,956,993.002008-10-28Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support 17 cities in China, through the Global Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (GTTAC), to implement tobacco control policies; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: China.
19,944,272.002006-11-20Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) in improving health in low-resource countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.