Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Global Health Strategies

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 globalhealthstrategies
Websitehttp://www.globalhealthstrategies.com/
Twitter usernameGHS

Full donee page for donee Global Health Strategies

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
Global health (filter this donor) 13 14,878,909.00 6,218,859.00 1,912,233.00 4,851,730.00 1,896,087.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 1,754,312.00 0.00 1,754,312.00 0.00 0.00
Total 14 16,633,221.00 6,218,859.00 3,666,545.00 4,851,730.00 1,896,087.00

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 (14 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
251,212.002017-10-23Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the Grand Challenges network and foster innovative and productive partnerships aimed at providing solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges in health and development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
964,040.002017-09-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prioritize elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis, a neglected tropical disease in India, through targeted stakeholder engagement and utilization of newer technologies/drugs with sustained availability of resources; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,251,498.002017-06-13Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the Indian Council of Medical Research's communications capacity and enhance its position as a premier biomedical research institute in India and globally; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
3,752,109.002017-04-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to drive strategic communications for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Global Polio Eradication Initiative Communications Support. Investment start date: 4/26/2017 to end date: 3/31/2020. Grantee name: Global Health Strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
230,392.002016-11-28Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to foster innovative and productive partnerships of the Grand Challenges program, aimed at providing solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges in health and development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
198,096.002016-11-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the consolidation of existing literature and publication of credible evidence related to cholera, in a reputed journal like 'Vaccine', with a special focus on Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia.
483,972.002016-11-01Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build engagement with senior members of the media to sensitize and inform them through data and evidence on issues of health and development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
999,773.002016-08-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build the communications and advocacy capacity within the Neglected Tropical Diseases sector; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
1,754,312.002016-06-24Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To create a conducive environment for improved access to informed and expanded contraceptive choices in India, aimed at improving health indicators among women and children through the voices of credible, informed champions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,232,261.002015-11-22Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the political and public prioritization of reproductive, maternal and child health issues in Uttar Pradesh, leading to an improved environment for policy and programming in the state; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
300,323.002015-11-10Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to foster innovative and productive partnerships of the Grand Challenges program, aimed at providing solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges in health and development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
752,203.002015-05-15Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help ensure appropriate resources and effective policies for TB in India and utilize the political leverage of emerging economies to influence the global TB community to adopt the principles of modernized TB control; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: India.
2,566,943.002015-04-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to drive strategic communications for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Global Polio Eradication Initiative Communications Support. Investment start date: 4/9/2015 to end date: 3/31/2017. Grantee name: Global Health Strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,896,087.002014-10-03Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the political and public prioritization of reproductive, maternal and child health issues in Uttar Pradesh, leading to an improved environment for policy and programming in the state; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.