Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Georgetown 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 georgetownuniv
Websitehttp://www.georgetown.edu
Twitter usernamegeorgetown
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgetown_University
Instagram usernamegeorgetownuniversity

Full donee page for donee Georgetown 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 2015 2013 2011 2009
Global health (filter this donor) 15 14,081,412.22 2,310,678.00 -183,494.27 -35,412.51 8,209,688.00 3,779,953.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 2 5,025,000.00 0.00 2,200,000.00 2,825,000.00 0.00 0.00
Financing (filter this donor) 1 3,530,748.00 0.00 3,530,748.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 22,637,160.22 2,310,678.00 5,547,253.73 2,789,587.49 8,209,688.00 3,779,953.00

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 (18 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
630,484.002017-10-12Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to deliver ideas for strategically designed information and communication campaigns that can complement the existing health policy environment to strengthen incentives and norms of public health workers in Bihar, India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,680,194.002017-09-19Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide strategic support on major replenishment campaigns, for health promotion, and raising domestic counterpart financing for HIV, TB, and Malaria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,200,000.002015-11-19Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen family planning connections: working with very young adolescents, faith-based organizations and religious leaders; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Uganda.
3,530,748.002015-11-16Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and assess the social and economic impact of innovations on a mobile money platform, with a focus on expanding access and utilization to marginalized segments of the Kenyan and Ugandan populations, including women, rural residents, and the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Uganda.
-5,693.272015-04-22Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to educate US policymakers on the benefits of increasing global health investments by developing rigorous analysis of how US funding for global health will contribute to creating US jobs and promoting global peace and security; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002015-04-08Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of disease control efforts against malaria and schistosomiasis in Yemen by evaluating different methods to integrate the two currently separate control programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Yemen.
-277,801.002015-02-26Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to educate US policymakers on the benefits of increasing global health investments by developing rigorous analysis of how US funding for global health will contribute to creating US jobs and promoting global peace and security; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,825,000.002013-11-01Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase availability of and access to appropriate family planning services and fertility awareness for women, men and adolescents in order to improve FP uptake and reduce unintended pregnancies healthy birth timing and spacing; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Uganda|Kenya|Rwanda|Philippines (the).
-35,412.512013-05-23Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the life-saving potential of existing U.S. Government investment in global HIV programs by developing strategic recommendations on increasing the value-for-money (VFM) of those investments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-612,289.002012-07-23Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prepare globally, regionally, and at country levels for the implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should the ongoing clinical trials demonstrate the effectiveness of such an approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
612,289.002012-07-23Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to drive toward the timely introduction of oral and topical antiretroviral-based prevention to maximize health impact; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,446,361.002011-10-27Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to drive toward the timely introduction of oral and topical antiretroviral-based prevention to maximize health impact; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,435,927.002011-10-19Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to educate US policymakers on the benefits of increasing global health investments by developing rigorous analysis of how US funding for global health will contribute to creating US jobs and promoting global peace and security; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
327,400.002011-07-08Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the life-saving potential of existing U.S. Government investment in global HIV programs by developing strategic recommendations on increasing the value-for-money (VFM) of those investments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-43,802.002011-01-13Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for conference support. Georgetown PrEP Meeting. Investment start date: 5/1/2009 to end date: 1/14/2011. Grantee name: Georgetown University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
43,802.002011-01-13Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prepare globally, regionally, and at country levels for the implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should the ongoing clinical trials demonstrate the effectiveness of such an approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,488,924.002009-11-06Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prepare globally, regionally, and at country levels for the implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should the ongoing clinical trials demonstrate the effectiveness of such an approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
291,029.002009-06-04Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for conference support. Georgetown PrEP Meeting. Investment start date: 5/1/2009 to end date: 1/14/2011. Grantee name: Georgetown University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.