Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Global Poverty Project

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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/Global_Poverty_Project

Full donee page for donee Global Poverty Project

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
Global development (filter this donor) 12 22,629,220.88 3,748,021.38 7,101,000.00 9,897,193.00 100,603.00 149,999.00 1,632,404.50
Global health (filter this donor) 9 5,505,778.91 1,461,609.66 611,000.00 1,550,162.75 100,603.00 149,999.00 1,632,404.50
Sanitation (filter this donor) 3 595,470.58 595,470.58 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 6 386,620.28 54,133.69 94,000.00 238,486.59 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 6 386,620.28 54,133.69 94,000.00 238,486.59 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sectors not specified (filter this donor) 1 1,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,600.00 0.00
Total 37 29,505,310.91 5,913,368.99 7,900,000.00 11,924,328.92 201,206.00 301,598.00 3,264,809.00

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 (37 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
500,000.002017-09-29Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 8/19/2016 to end date: 12/31/2017. Grantee name: Global Poverty Project, Inc.; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
33,000.002017-08-24Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
81,000.002017-08-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,000.002017-08-24Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
180,000.002017-08-24Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,000.002017-08-24Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
165,305.362017-04-20Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
405,749.532017-04-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
15,027.762017-04-20Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
901,665.622017-04-20Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
15,027.762017-04-20Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
397,165.222017-02-01Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
974,860.122017-02-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
36,105.932017-02-01Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,166,355.752017-02-01Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
36,105.932017-02-01Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to cultivate political will and citizen engagement to drive public policy and build the political, parliamentary and congressional champions needed to achieve global health and development priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,500,000.002016-08-19Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 8/19/2016 to end date: 12/31/2017. Grantee name: Global Poverty Project, Inc.; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
700,000.002016-08-10Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 8/10/2016 to end date: 1/14/2017. Grantee name: Global Poverty Project, Inc.; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
94,000.002016-04-04Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support building a critical mass of global citizens who will campaign for and increase political support for the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
611,000.002016-04-04Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support building a critical mass of global citizens who will campaign for and increase political support for the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,901,000.002016-04-04Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support building a critical mass of global citizens who will campaign for and increase political support for the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
94,000.002016-04-04Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support building a critical mass of global citizens who will campaign for and increase political support for the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
108,650.022015-09-16Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support building a critical mass of global citizens who will campaign for and increase political support for the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
706,225.122015-09-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support building a critical mass of global citizens who will campaign for and increase political support for the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,508,976.002015-09-16Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support building a critical mass of global citizens who will campaign for and increase political support for the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
108,650.022015-09-16Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support building a critical mass of global citizens who will campaign for and increase political support for the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,388,217.002015-02-24Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support building a critical mass of global citizens who will campaign for and increase political support for the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
129,836.562015-02-24Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support building a critical mass of global citizens who will campaign for and increase political support for the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
129,836.562015-02-24Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support building a critical mass of global citizens who will campaign for and increase political support for the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
843,937.622015-02-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support building a critical mass of global citizens who will campaign for and increase political support for the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,603.002014-10-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase support, action, and funding for ending polio in key donor countries. Building Support for Polio & Other Global Health Initiatives. Investment start date: 10/25/2012 to end date: 10/31/2015. Grantee name: Global Poverty Project, Inc.; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,603.002014-10-14Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase support, action, and funding for ending polio in key donor countries. Building Support for Polio & Other Global Health Initiatives. Investment start date: 10/25/2012 to end date: 10/31/2015. Grantee name: Global Poverty Project, Inc.; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,600.002013-08-29Sectors not specifiedhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. Bike to Work Month - In support of Global Poverty Project. Investment start date: 8/29/2013 to end date: 10/1/2013. Grantee name: Global Poverty Project, Inc.; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
149,999.002013-08-05Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase support, action, and funding for ending polio in key donor countries. Building Support for Polio & Other Global Health Initiatives. Investment start date: 10/25/2012 to end date: 10/31/2015. Grantee name: Global Poverty Project, Inc.; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
149,999.002013-08-05Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase support, action, and funding for ending polio in key donor countries. Building Support for Polio & Other Global Health Initiatives. Investment start date: 10/25/2012 to end date: 10/31/2015. Grantee name: Global Poverty Project, Inc.; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,632,404.502012-10-25Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase support, action, and funding for ending polio in key donor countries. Building Support for Polio & Other Global Health Initiatives. Investment start date: 10/25/2012 to end date: 10/31/2015. Grantee name: Global Poverty Project, Inc.; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,632,404.502012-10-25Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase support, action, and funding for ending polio in key donor countries. Building Support for Polio & Other Global Health Initiatives. Investment start date: 10/25/2012 to end date: 10/31/2015. Grantee name: Global Poverty Project, Inc.; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.