Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

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 United States
Facebook page FNIHorg
Websitehttps://fnih.org/
Donate pagehttps://www.fnih.org/donate/general_donation
Twitter usernameFNIH_Org
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_for_the_National_Institutes_of_Health

Full donee page for donee Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

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 2007 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 41 197,178,168.37 -634,002.00 44,596,854.00 4,442,777.00 3,415,984.00 32,950,144.00 5,270,817.37 40,384,282.00 9,381,984.00 24,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 33,269,328.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 5 45,975,784.63 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,283,003.00 0.00 14,258,841.63 440,100.00 0.00 0.00 29,993,840.00 0.00 0.00
Communications policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 3 928,440.00 579,796.00 0.00 199,528.00 0.00 149,116.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 49 244,082,393.00 -54,206.00 44,596,854.00 4,642,305.00 4,698,987.00 33,099,260.00 19,529,659.00 40,824,382.00 9,381,984.00 24,000,000.00 29,993,840.00 100,000.00 33,269,328.00

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 (49 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
98,272.002017-12-22Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify new leads and drug candidates to shorten the duration of TB drug therapy for all TB patients; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-98,272.002017-12-22Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-quality chemical hit series with defined, tractable targets as drug leads for tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
579,796.002017-11-13Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support NIH scientists to participate in technical, strategic and advisory meetings as requested; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
602,859.002017-04-11Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to synthesize novel HIV-1 immunogens from the Chinese specific strains. Structure-based vaccine design against HIV-1. Investment start date: 4/11/2017 to end date: 3/31/2021. Grantee name: Foundation for the National Institutes of Health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-1,236,861.002017-03-27Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate HIV vaccine discovery and eventual licensure through provision of standardized and qualified assays to assess T cell immunogenicity in NHP and clinical trials sponsored by the CAVD; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
9,493,337.002016-11-28Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the planning and preparation for the application of gene drive technology to the control of malaria transmission in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
12,932,525.002016-11-03Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use biomarkers to predict successfully which patients will benefit from a shortened duration of TB therapy and to validate urine and blood biomarkers that simplify the identification of these patients; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
7,575,351.002016-11-03Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify new leads and drug candidates to shorten the duration of TB drug therapy for all TB patients; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
25,020.002016-08-18Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify and fill the knowledge gap in genetics and genomics by training healthcare professionals from under resourced countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
11,483,027.002016-06-21Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate the discovery and development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine to reduce HIV acquisition through detailed monitoring of vaccine-induced immune responses and exploring their relevance to protection from HIV infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,543,797.002016-05-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new biologic strategies to control transmission of the mosquito-borne diseases malaria and dengue; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,543,797.002016-05-16Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new biologic strategies to control transmission of the mosquito-borne diseases malaria and dengue; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
115,000.002015-09-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support essential community engagement activities that will encourage local participation in the Ebola Natural History Study; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
215,728.002015-09-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide an understanding of the current landscape of Ebola-focused clinical studies including prevention and treatment trials that will be useful for strategy planning purposes in an effort to accelerate the development of effective interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
1,662,262.002015-07-20Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to initiate a more comprehensive follow-up grant program to discover novel vector-based approaches to prevent disease transmission and encourage their translation through initial proof of principle; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
153,981.002015-07-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide an understanding of the current landscape of Ebola-focused clinical studies including prevention and treatment trials that will be useful for strategy planning purposes in an effort to accelerate the development of effective interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
199,528.002015-05-21Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support NIH scientists to participate in technical, strategic and advisory meetings as requested; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,147,903.002015-03-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new biologic strategies to control transmission of the mosquito-borne diseases malaria and dengue; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,147,903.002015-03-13Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new biologic strategies to control transmission of the mosquito-borne diseases malaria and dengue; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,283,003.002014-12-01Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the impact of enteric infections/diarrhea that alter gut function and impair children's nutrition, growth and development in order to develop new intervention strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Peru|Bangladesh|Nepal|Pakistan|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|India|Brazil.
3,415,984.002014-11-07Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-quality chemical hit series with defined, tractable targets as drug leads for tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,819,330.002013-10-28Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to initiate a more comprehensive follow-up grant program to discover novel vector-based approaches to prevent disease transmission and encourage their translation through initial proof of principle; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,889,993.002013-10-23Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-quality chemical hit series with defined, tractable targets as drug leads for tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
21,031,062.002013-10-02Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a heritable, self-sustaining biocontrol method to interrupt transmission of dengue virus; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
670,404.002013-10-02Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To develop the systems and protocols necessary to determine the relative ability of human subject groups to serve as reservoirs of L. donovani infection across the visceral leishmaniasis infection spectrum; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,539,355.002013-08-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify host- and parasite-specific biomarker(s) present in human subjects with viable adult females of Onchocerca volvulus (Ov) and to develop and configure rapid point of care methods to detect (or sense) these biomarkers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: North & Central America|Africa; affected countries: Colombia|Ecuador.
149,116.002013-08-20Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support NIH scientists to participate in technical, strategic and advisory meetings as requested; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
41,844.632012-12-10Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the impact of enteric infections/diarrhea that alter gut function and impair children's nutrition, growth and development in order to develop new intervention strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Peru|Bangladesh|Nepal|Pakistan|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|India|Brazil.
-41,844.632012-12-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene a meeting of international experts to discuss the epidemiology, disease burden, diagnosis, immunology, treatment and prevention of Cryptosporidium infection in children living in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
776,937.002012-11-06Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-quality chemical hit series with defined, tractable targets as drug leads for tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,000,000.002012-10-31Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to initiate a more comprehensive follow-up grant program to discover novel vector-based approaches to prevent disease transmission and encourage their translation through initial proof of principle; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
14,216,997.002012-09-26Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the impact of enteric infections/diarrhea that alter gut function and impair children's nutrition, growth and development in order to develop new intervention strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Peru|Bangladesh|Nepal|Pakistan|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|India|Brazil.
900,000.002012-07-30Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to initiate a more comprehensive follow-up grant program to discover novel vector-based approaches to prevent disease transmission and encourage their translation through initial proof of principle; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
635,725.002012-07-16Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to initiate a more comprehensive follow-up grant program to discover novel vector-based approaches to prevent disease transmission and encourage their translation through initial proof of principle; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
21,000,000.002011-11-09Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to initiate a more comprehensive follow-up grant program to discover novel vector-based approaches to prevent disease transmission and encourage their translation through initial proof of principle; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
532,000.002011-11-01Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-quality chemical hit series with defined, tractable targets as drug leads for tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
16,881,922.002011-10-31Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate HIV vaccine discovery and eventual licensure through provision of standardized and qualified assays to assess T cell immunogenicity in NHP and clinical trials sponsored by the CAVD; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,861,176.002011-10-31Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prevent HIV infection by generating a long-acting antibody directed against HIV; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
440,100.002011-10-18Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the impact of enteric infections/diarrhea that alter gut function and impair children's nutrition, growth and development in order to develop new intervention strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Peru|Bangladesh|Nepal|Pakistan|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|India|Brazil.
109,313.002011-10-04Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene a meeting of international experts to discuss the epidemiology, disease burden, diagnosis, immunology, treatment and prevention of Cryptosporidium infection in children living in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
999,871.002011-09-22Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to initiate a more comprehensive follow-up grant program to discover novel vector-based approaches to prevent disease transmission and encourage their translation through initial proof of principle; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-1,000,000.002011-07-05Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a consortium of immune testing laboratories within the top HIV vaccine networks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,781,984.002010-11-18Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-quality chemical hit series with defined, tractable targets as drug leads for tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,756,879.002010-10-25Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to initiate a more comprehensive follow-up grant program to discover novel vector-based approaches to prevent disease transmission and encourage their translation through initial proof of principle; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
843,121.002010-10-25Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a funding mechanism that will accelerate scientific progress in addressing the diseases of the most impoverished; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
24,000,000.002009-11-06Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to initiate a more comprehensive follow-up grant program to discover novel vector-based approaches to prevent disease transmission and encourage their translation through initial proof of principle; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
29,993,840.002008-11-18Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the impact of enteric infections/diarrhea that alter gut function and impair children's nutrition, growth and development in order to develop new intervention strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Peru|Bangladesh|Nepal|Pakistan|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|India|Brazil.
100,000.002007-10-31Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene a summit of G7 and Mexico Health Ministers to strengthen health preparedness and response to threats of biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear terrorism, and outbreaks of pandemic influenza and other infectious disease; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
33,269,328.002006-06-23Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a consortium of immune testing laboratories within the top HIV vaccine networks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.