Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

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 GAINalliance
Websitehttp://www.gainhealth.org/
Twitter usernameGAINalliance
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Alliance_for_Improved_Nutrition

Full donee page for donee Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

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 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Nutrition (filter this donor) 21 198,695,661.00 -3,800,000.00 1,991,472.00 12,888,682.00 3,102,185.00 -1,631,658.00 1,075,000.00 395,134.00 4,451,180.00 985,866.00 120,485,736.00 19,999,120.00 38,752,944.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 3 1,292,784.00 0.00 747,284.00 0.00 445,500.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 24 199,988,445.00 -3,800,000.00 2,738,756.00 12,888,682.00 3,547,685.00 -1,531,658.00 1,075,000.00 395,134.00 4,451,180.00 985,866.00 120,485,736.00 19,999,120.00 38,752,944.00

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 (24 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-1,000,000.002018-08-04Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to improved nutrition by increasing access to and utilization of fortified foods; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-2,800,000.002018-02-13Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to improved nutrition by increasing access to and utilization of fortified foods; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
491,472.002017-10-23Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a new global coalition and strategy which aims to advocate for new and accelerated commitments for food fortification which will in turn build, improve, and sustain programs at national levels; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,500,000.002017-10-16Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support.. GAIN transition support IV. Investment start date: 10/16/2017 to end date: 11/1/2018. Grantee name: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
747,284.002017-09-20Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support for implementing Nigeria’s Food Security and Nutrition Strategy including promoting nutrition-sensitive agriculture through data-driven programs and initiatives; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: Nigeria.
10,388,682.002016-10-27Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the quality of fortified foods in low-resource settings. Advancing the quality agenda for large-scale food fortification. Investment start date: 10/27/2016 to end date: 10/31/2019. Grantee name: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: India.
1,500,000.002016-10-17Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. GAIN transition support III. Investment start date: 10/17/2016 to end date: 10/31/2017. Grantee name: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,456,528.002016-04-11Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. GAIN Transition Support Grant. Investment start date: 4/11/2016 to end date: 12/31/2016. Grantee name: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-456,528.002016-04-06Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to improved nutrition by increasing access to and utilization of fortified foods; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,602,123.002015-11-12Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the need for double-fortified salt (containing iodine and iron) in Uttar Pradesh, and the feasibility of distributing this salt through the existing Public Distribution System; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: India.
445,500.002015-08-31Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support for implementing Nigeria’s Food Security and Nutrition Strategy including promoting nutrition-sensitive agriculture through data-driven programs and initiatives; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: Nigeria.
1,500,062.002015-06-29Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sustainability planning and implementation of new financial and management systems; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Nigeria|India.
-1,631,658.002014-12-19Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to improved nutrition by increasing access to and utilization of fortified foods; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-11-13Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a comprehensive plan to catalyze investment and drive implementation of Nigeria's Transformative Partnership on High Energy Nutritious Foods in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
1,075,000.002012-04-18Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to social and economic development among populations in developing countries through universal salt iodization; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
590,295.002011-10-24Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to map the food/beverage industry and to create a ranking of global and regional companies active in both developed and developing countries, that positively impacts access to nutrition for improved health, through reducing malnutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-895,000.002011-03-14Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to social and economic development among populations in developing countries through universal salt iodization; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
699,839.002011-03-10Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to map the food/beverage industry and to create a ranking of global and regional companies active in both developed and developing countries, that positively impacts access to nutrition for improved health, through reducing malnutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,251,905.002010-11-11Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce malnutrition by supporting food fortification and sustainable nutrition strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,199,275.002010-07-28Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to improved nutrition by increasing access to and utilization of fortified foods; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
985,866.002009-07-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to map the food/beverage industry and to create a ranking of global and regional companies active in both developed and developing countries, that positively impacts access to nutrition for improved health, through reducing malnutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
120,485,736.002008-11-23Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to improved nutrition by increasing access to and utilization of fortified foods; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
19,999,120.002007-11-11Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to social and economic development among populations in developing countries through universal salt iodization; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
38,752,944.002006-10-02Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce undernutrition among children 6-24 months through the identification of sustainable, market-driven models that will increase access to fortified complementary foods (and food supplements) among low-income populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.