Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Grameen Foundation USA

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

Full donee page for donee Grameen Foundation USA

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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Financing (filter this donor) 4 13,558,065.90 -106,277.10 0.00 -321,503.00 0.00 4,197,609.00 0.00 9,788,237.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 10 7,721,592.50 343,837.50 329,995.00 2,585,601.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 4,362,159.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 4 6,095,161.50 0.00 2,249,952.50 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,345,209.00 0.00
Food crop production (filter this donor) 4 6,095,161.50 0.00 2,249,952.50 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,345,209.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 2 203,635.75 203,635.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 2 203,635.75 203,635.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 26 33,877,252.90 644,831.90 4,829,900.00 2,264,098.00 3,000,000.00 4,197,609.00 100,000.00 14,478,655.00 4,362,159.00

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 (26 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-106,277.102015-10-22Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to encourage partnerships between financial service providers and mobile money providers to deliver financial services more efficiently and conveniently, and create new, client-centric products to increase financial inclusion; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda.
-63,434.002015-05-08Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enable improved tracking of pregnancies and their outcomes at the state and national level to reduce maternal mortality and provide data for informed health health system decisions in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
53,358.502015-05-08Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve performance of frontline workers to drive coverage, uptake, and behavior change and deliver health information and reminders to pregnant women and their families including family planning, nutrition, maternal and child health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
53,358.502015-05-08Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve performance of frontline workers to drive coverage, uptake, and behavior change and deliver health information and reminders to pregnant women and their families including family planning, nutrition, maternal and child health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
53,358.502015-05-08Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve performance of frontline workers to drive coverage, uptake, and behavior change and deliver health information and reminders to pregnant women and their families including family planning, nutrition, maternal and child health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
53,358.502015-05-08Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve performance of frontline workers to drive coverage, uptake, and behavior change and deliver health information and reminders to pregnant women and their families including family planning, nutrition, maternal and child health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
150,277.252015-02-02Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve performance of frontline workers to drive coverage, uptake, and behavior change and deliver health information and reminders to pregnant women and their families including family planning, nutrition, maternal and child health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
150,277.252015-02-02Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve performance of frontline workers to drive coverage, uptake, and behavior change and deliver health information and reminders to pregnant women and their families including family planning, nutrition, maternal and child health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
150,277.252015-02-02Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve performance of frontline workers to drive coverage, uptake, and behavior change and deliver health information and reminders to pregnant women and their families including family planning, nutrition, maternal and child health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
150,277.252015-02-02Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve performance of frontline workers to drive coverage, uptake, and behavior change and deliver health information and reminders to pregnant women and their families including family planning, nutrition, maternal and child health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,500,000.002014-10-10Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a network of community knowledge workers in Uganda using mobile devices to increase the reach and relevance of agricultural information, leading to improved productivity and livelihoods for small-holder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda.
1,500,000.002014-10-10Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a network of community knowledge workers in Uganda using mobile devices to increase the reach and relevance of agricultural information, leading to improved productivity and livelihoods for small-holder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda.
329,995.002014-07-03Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enable improved tracking of pregnancies and their outcomes at the state and national level to reduce maternal mortality and provide data for informed health health system decisions in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
749,952.502014-04-29Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a network of community knowledge workers in Uganda using mobile devices to increase the reach and relevance of agricultural information, leading to improved productivity and livelihoods for small-holder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda.
749,952.502014-04-29Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a network of community knowledge workers in Uganda using mobile devices to increase the reach and relevance of agricultural information, leading to improved productivity and livelihoods for small-holder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda.
-321,503.002013-11-05Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to encourage partnerships between financial service providers and mobile money providers to deliver financial services more efficiently and conveniently, and create new, client-centric products to increase financial inclusion; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda.
1,405,045.002013-10-01Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand the MOTECH service to additional geographic areas in rural Ghana and evaluate the impact of the MOTECH mobile health program on key maternal, newborn, and child health interventions in rural Ghana; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana.
1,180,556.002013-09-04Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and deploy enhancements to the MOTECH-based ICT services in Bihar (the “Ananya” Project) and simultaneously improve the capabilities of the MOTECH mobile health platform; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,500,000.002012-11-12Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a network of community knowledge workers in Uganda using mobile devices to increase the reach and relevance of agricultural information, leading to improved productivity and livelihoods for small-holder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda.
1,500,000.002012-11-12Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a network of community knowledge workers in Uganda using mobile devices to increase the reach and relevance of agricultural information, leading to improved productivity and livelihoods for small-holder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda.
4,197,609.002011-11-21Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to encourage partnerships between financial service providers and mobile money providers to deliver financial services more efficiently and conveniently, and create new, client-centric products to increase financial inclusion; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda.
100,000.002010-10-07Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a prototype of content authoring and management software for the delivery of health information and tools to low-end mobile phones that can often only display 160-character SMS messages on small screens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
9,788,237.002009-10-28Financing/Informal/semi-formal financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand safe access to formal savings accounts for poor people in Ethiopia, India, and the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India|Ethiopia|Philippines (the).
2,345,209.002009-09-28Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a network of community knowledge workers in Uganda using mobile devices to increase the reach and relevance of agricultural information, leading to improved productivity and livelihoods for small-holder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda.
2,345,209.002009-09-28Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a network of community knowledge workers in Uganda using mobile devices to increase the reach and relevance of agricultural information, leading to improved productivity and livelihoods for small-holder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda.
4,362,159.002008-11-18Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve outcomes for children age 0-28 days by researching, identifying, and piloting mobile phone based health applications in the Dangbe West district of Ghana; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana.