Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to FIND

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
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Find

Full donee page for donee FIND

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 2007 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 33 144,711,688.00 9,167,146.00 9,705,066.00 722,467.00 20,673,955.00 2,237,500.00 19,135,212.00 6,719,297.00 66,546,545.00 9,804,500.00
Total 33 144,711,688.00 9,167,146.00 9,705,066.00 722,467.00 20,673,955.00 2,237,500.00 19,135,212.00 6,719,297.00 66,546,545.00 9,804,500.00

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 (33 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
521,015.002017-10-25Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the effectiveness of public TB diagnostic services through the development and application of a methodology to map disease burden against diagnostic networks for TB; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia|Kenya.
-54,065.002017-10-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide product development expertise to a consortium of academic investigators to evaluate the performance of HIV incidence assays (CEPHIA-I), removing most of the management, coordination, and decision making activities off of their shoulders so that; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
232,282.002017-10-04Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the performance of the High Sensitive Rapid Diagnostic Test (HS-RDT) as compared to a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) reference test in pregnant women attending antenatal care visits in malaria-endemic settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
798,399.002017-07-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase Human African Trypanosomiasis screening and treatment coverage in central Africa trans boundary areas; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Chad|Guinea|Côte d'ivoire.
-37,468.002017-07-18Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the baseline limit of detection of Plasmodium Lactate Dehydrogenase-based Rapid Diagnostic Tests to guide the development of improved diagnostics to support malaria elimination in low-resource settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
37,468.002017-07-18Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the collection, characterization and access to well characterized parasite specimens that are needed to support the development of new highly sensitive Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,955,526.002017-06-14Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enable accelerated research and development of ground-breaking TB diagnostic tools that are suitable for use at lower levels of care in resource-limited countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,499,347.002017-06-14Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of diagnostic tests able to detect all malaria infections that cannot be detected today due to lack of sensitive tests; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
488,234.002017-03-02Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the performance of the High Sensitive Rapid Diagnostic Test (HS-RDT) as compared to a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) reference test in pregnant women attending antenatal care visits in malaria-endemic settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
726,408.002017-01-04Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase Human African Trypanosomiasis screening and treatment coverage in central Africa trans boundary areas; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Chad|Guinea|Côte d'ivoire.
7,731,048.002016-09-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase Human African Trypanosomiasis screening and treatment coverage in central Africa trans boundary areas; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Chad|Guinea|Côte d'ivoire.
324,931.002016-08-30Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To enable accelerated research and development for new diagnostic tools that are suitable for use at the point-of-care (POC) in resource-limited endemic countries and can serve to diagnose patients who are currently difficult to diagnose (i.e. patients wh; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,210,744.002016-03-24Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to lead efforts to drive successful uptake of diagnostic solutions suitable for different settings found in endemic countries, to address more effectively TB and other infectious diseases of poverty; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
438,343.002016-03-15Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the baseline limit of detection of Plasmodium Lactate Dehydrogenase-based Rapid Diagnostic Tests to guide the development of improved diagnostics to support malaria elimination in low-resource settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
669,170.002015-11-12Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a comprehensive harmonized database validating genetic variations predictive of resistance to current and future Tuberculosis drug regimens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-669,170.002015-11-12Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the late stage development of diagnostic tests for neglected infectious diseases such as tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
722,467.002015-11-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to complete the demonstration and introduction of a new point-of-care, lateral flow, antibody detection diagnostic to be used to screen communities in the field for Human African Trypanosomiasis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
3,533,447.002014-11-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide product development expertise to a consortium of academic investigators to evaluate the performance of HIV incidence assays (CEPHIA-I), removing most of the management, coordination, and decision making activities off of their shoulders so that; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,237,831.002014-11-05Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a comprehensive harmonized database validating genetic variations predictive of resistance to current and future Tuberculosis drug regimens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,086,078.002014-11-03Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the collection, characterization and access to well characterized parasite specimens that are needed to support the development of new highly sensitive Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,884,567.002014-10-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to complete the demonstration and introduction of a new point-of-care, lateral flow, antibody detection diagnostic to be used to screen communities in the field for Human African Trypanosomiasis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
8,932,032.002014-08-13Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To enable accelerated research and development for new diagnostic tools that are suitable for use at the point-of-care (POC) in resource-limited endemic countries and can serve to diagnose patients who are currently difficult to diagnose (i.e. patients wh; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
287,500.002013-12-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to complete the demonstration and introduction of a new point-of-care, lateral flow, antibody detection diagnostic to be used to screen communities in the field for Human African Trypanosomiasis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
1,950,000.002013-11-05Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operations support to FIND. FIND General Operating Support Grant. Investment start date: 11/5/2013 to end date: 4/30/2014. Grantee name: FIND; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
11,799,022.002012-10-03Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the late stage development of diagnostic tests for neglected infectious diseases such as tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,000,000.002012-08-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operations support to FIND. FIND general operations support grant. Investment start date: 8/28/2012 to end date: 8/31/2013. Grantee name: FIND; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,601,630.002012-06-27Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project to improve malaria patient care and disease control through the use of improved diagnostics; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-265,440.002012-01-05Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the late stage development of diagnostic tests for neglected infectious diseases such as tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,389,435.002011-11-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to complete the demonstration and introduction of a new point-of-care, lateral flow, antibody detection diagnostic to be used to screen communities in the field for Human African Trypanosomiasis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
4,329,862.002011-11-10Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the late stage development of diagnostic tests for neglected infectious diseases such as tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,915,645.002007-10-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support mapping the distribution of Human African Trypanosomiasis. Mapping the Distribution of Human African Trypanosomiasis. Investment start date: 10/20/2007 to end date: 11/30/2011. Grantee name: FIND; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
62,630,900.002007-08-23Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the late stage development of diagnostic tests for neglected infectious diseases such as tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
9,804,500.002006-11-15Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project to improve malaria patient care and disease control through the use of improved diagnostics; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.