Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Basic donor information

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in our system.

Full donee page for donee Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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 2013 2012 2011 2010
Global health (filter this donor) 51 78,213,024.50 1,550,003.00 23,282,647.50 11,854,084.00 9,024,853.00 7,009,791.00 1,578,381.00 9,489,791.00 12,923,474.00 1,500,000.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 4,999,999.00 0.00 4,999,999.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 52 83,213,023.50 1,550,003.00 28,282,646.50 11,854,084.00 9,024,853.00 7,009,791.00 1,578,381.00 9,489,791.00 12,923,474.00 1,500,000.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (52 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
500,000.002018-11-09Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To develop, validate, and integrate genomic tools and data into actionable information for malaria control and elimination decision-making in priority regions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
502,159.002018-10-17Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund a Lancet Global Health Commission to provide the evidence for effective, scalable healthcare quality measurement and improvement in low- and middle-income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
321,726.002018-09-20Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to aid in the discovery of new drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB) through targeting protein turnover; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
226,118.002018-09-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to gather information on the cost and financing of national immunization programs, ensuring they are adequately funded and efficiently operated, optimizing the potential to save children’s lives in low- and middle-income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ethiopia|India|Zambia.
17,145.002018-06-15Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support Finance Ministers’ leadership for more effective financing in social sectors and promote collaboration with sectoral ministries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
-17,145.002018-06-15Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a dialogue among Ministers of Finance on the importance of investing in health and opportunities to enhance efficiency in the sector.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South America|Africa|South & Central Asia.
800,000.002017-11-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to undertake critical evaluation of the impact of vaccines on broad economic benefits, and to bring results of Value of Vaccination research to the attention of ministers of finance and health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,481,850.002017-11-16Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote the use of evidence in public health policy, practice and media coverage of public health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
204,977.002017-11-07Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide ongoing data analysis support for pregnancy risk stratification. Referral and Risk Stratification in the BetterBirth Trial. Investment start date: 11/7/2017 to end date: 1/31/2019. Grantee name: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
142,855.002017-10-30Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to aid in the discovery of new drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB) through targeting protein turnover; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,500,000.002017-10-27Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support Finance Ministers’ leadership for more effective financing in social sectors and promote collaboration with sectoral ministries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
3,390,911.002017-10-27Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a modified TB bacterium that can be given to humans, following vaccination, to determine whether immunity induced by the vaccine can control growth of the bacterium; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
947,757.002017-10-25Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide analytic skills and instruction on foundational malaria topics and to improve the application of evidence-based intervention strategies across malaria settings around the world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,250,000.002017-10-18Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the impact of a program of primary health care interventions in rural China, on reducing health related poverty, which will form the evidence base for policy recommendations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.
3,903,743.002017-10-18Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support capacity building of a new cadre of Indian researchers/analysts in health systems design and to conduct relevant health systems research to contribute to improving people’s health, well-being and financial protection in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
4,999,999.002017-10-15Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand barriers to adherence to high dose calcium supplementation in pregnancy and to test the non-inferiority of a low dose calcium regimen in reducing the risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth in Africa and South Asia.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South & Central Asia.
4,381,900.002017-09-07Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prioritize, validate, test, and provide focused country- and regional-level support for adoption of core indicators for Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,999,041.502017-09-07Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support health system and policy analyses in Odisha and train Indian researchers/analysts in health system and policy research that contributes to innovative health system reform; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
50,000.002017-08-09Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify gaps in researches and services in global health to assist the health policy decision making in China and Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: China.
79,619.002017-06-29Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of guidance for conducting high quality, comparable cost-benefit analyses; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
149,994.002017-02-23Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design and deliver a course for strengthening capacities of bureaucrats and local institutions in India for health systems and sustainable health financing.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
4,000,001.002016-11-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to undertake critical evaluation of the impact of vaccines on broad economic benefits, and to bring results of Value of Vaccination research to the attention of ministers of finance and health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,759,994.002016-11-17Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund a Lancet Global Health Commission to provide the evidence for effective, scalable healthcare quality measurement and improvement in low- and middle-income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,429,778.002016-11-01Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To develop, validate, and integrate genomic tools and data into actionable information for malaria control and elimination decision-making in priority regions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,249,273.002016-10-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to gather information on the cost and financing of national immunization programs, ensuring they are adequately funded and efficiently operated, optimizing the potential to save children’s lives in low- and middle-income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ethiopia|India|Zambia.
490,558.002016-10-27Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide quantitative evidence of which approaches to human papillomavirus vaccination adoption and delivery optimize health benefits and efficiency in the poorest countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
771,511.002016-10-17Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of guidance for conducting high quality, comparable cost-benefit analyses; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-211,220.002016-09-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use Mobile phone call data records (CDRs) to identify how seasonal and spatially heterogeneous travel contributes to the spread of polio and the emergence of wild polio virus (WPV), providing specific targets for surveillance and control; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
207,035.002016-08-08Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop accurate, effective, and field-deployable research and diagnostic tools to guide malaria elimination and eradication efforts, using genotyping and sequencing technologies and based on the population genetics of malaria parasites; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002016-04-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better monitor the evolution and spread of microbial resistance to antibiotics, which is a major public health concern, by developing a simple method to identify resistance motifs and adapting a small portable DNA sequencer; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
57,154.002016-03-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene experts to explore the availability of data and requirements for collecting new data appropriate to estimating the broader social economic and social benefits of vaccines, and to evaluate the effects of vaccination on poverty; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
478,503.002015-11-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene experts to explore the availability of data and requirements for collecting new data appropriate to estimating the broader social economic and social benefits of vaccines, and to evaluate the effects of vaccination on poverty; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
45,000.002015-11-06Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand what is known about immunization programs’ resource use and productive efficiency to ensure that these programs are adequately funded and efficiently operated; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,000,000.002015-10-27Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a modified TB bacterium that can be given to humans, following vaccination, to determine whether immunity induced by the vaccine can control growth of the bacterium; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,501,350.002015-08-27Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enable all those working in maternal health to access, debate, and contribute to the knowledge base for better policies, programs, and health care; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ethiopia|India|Nigeria.
829,969.002014-11-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand what is known about immunization programs’ resource use and productive efficiency to ensure that these programs are adequately funded and efficiently operated; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
845,503.002014-11-18Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct a comprehensive genetic screen to identify and prioritize erythrocyte determinants essential for invasion and growth of the malaria parasite which can be targeted for drug development as a host-directed strategy to slow drug-resistance; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
537,642.002014-10-20Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop accurate, effective, and field-deployable research and diagnostic tools to guide malaria elimination and eradication efforts, using genotyping and sequencing technologies and based on the population genetics of malaria parasites; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
4,044,124.002014-09-30Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a dialogue among Ministers of Finance on the importance of investing in health and opportunities to enhance efficiency in the sector.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South America|Africa|South & Central Asia.
552,553.002014-09-30Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a consortium effort in which Harvard has partnered with Barcelona Institute for Global Health and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute to convene the leadership course, Science of Eradication: Malaria; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-04-28Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve child development by providing growth charts and arranging community meetings to help parents more accurately assess their child’s development and thereby more likely to seek necessary treatment.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-04-28Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increases the safety of childbirth by motivating pregnant women to choose an appropriate health care facility for giving birth prior to the onset of labor, along with offering free transportation to that facility.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
234,782.002013-10-08Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use Mobile phone call data records (CDRs) to identify how seasonal and spatially heterogeneous travel contributes to the spread of polio and the emergence of wild polio virus (WPV), providing specific targets for surveillance and control; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
1,343,599.002013-10-07Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a robust in vitro culture system for the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium vivax, that will facilitate biological studies and support the design of health interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
7,747,590.002012-11-01Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop accurate, effective, and field-deployable research and diagnostic tools to guide malaria elimination and eradication efforts, using genotyping and sequencing technologies and based on the population genetics of malaria parasites; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002012-10-12Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to screen the antimalarial compounds to identify combination therapies where the molecular mechanism that develops to induce resistance of the parasite to one of the drugs is the target for the other drug.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
121,000.002012-09-12Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to offer a unique multidisciplinary leadership training activity for individuals with diverse backgrounds and broad experiences in malaria control and elimination to develop and direct malaria control, elimination, and eradication programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,460,603.002012-06-20Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to add new elements to the Maternal Health Task Force, including research on effective strategies to improve heath care quality provided by front line workers, and strengthening the next generation of experts and leaders in maternal health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
60,598.002012-05-24Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide essential training to malaria control leaders from endemic countries over more than 40 hours with leading researchers; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
832,738.002011-09-13Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct a comprehensive genetic screen to identify and prioritize erythrocyte determinants essential for invasion and growth of the malaria parasite which can be targeted for drug development as a host-directed strategy to slow drug-resistance; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
12,090,736.002011-07-25Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to add new elements to the Maternal Health Task Force, including research on effective strategies to improve heath care quality provided by front line workers, and strengthening the next generation of experts and leaders in maternal health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,500,000.002010-11-17Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a robust in vitro culture system for the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium vivax, that will facilitate biological studies and support the design of health interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.