Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Helen Keller International

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 HelenKellerInternational
Websitehttp://www.hki.org
Twitter usernameHelenKellerIntl
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller_International
Instagram usernamehelenkellerintl

Full donee page for donee Helen Keller International

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 12 439,031 1,243,515 5,000 120,440 244,529 325,085 439,031 439,031 505,639 583,980 2,280,702 4,759,842 4,766,571
Global health 1 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Women's equality organisations and institutions 2 120,440 279,736 120,440 120,440 120,440 120,440 120,440 120,440 439,031 439,031 439,031 439,031 439,031
Nutrition 7 505,639 1,660,668 244,529 244,529 325,085 439,031 439,031 505,639 583,980 583,980 4,759,842 4,766,571 4,766,571
Agriculture 2 452,335 1,366,519 452,335 452,335 452,335 452,335 452,335 452,335 2,280,702 2,280,702 2,280,702 2,280,702 2,280,702

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 2012
Nutrition (filter this donor) 7 11,624,677.58 505,639.00 828,509.23 5,198,873.34 5,091,656.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 2 2,733,037.31 0.00 0.00 452,335.31 2,280,702.00
Women's equality organisations and institutions (filter this donor) 2 559,471.12 0.00 120,439.77 439,031.34 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 1 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00
Total 12 14,922,186.01 505,639.00 948,949.01 6,095,240.00 7,372,358.00

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 (12 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 12)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
505,639.0052017-09-15Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct and communicate research related to promotion of foods that are consumed by children under age two with the goal of helping policymakers craft and enforce policies to safeguard infant and child health; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
583,980.0042016-11-16Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess food fortification vehicles and technologies in Senegal in order to determine appropriate strategies for addressing micronutrient nutrition in Senegal and West Africa, including through the use of bouillon cubes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal.
244,529.23102016-01-05Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support for Country Offices, Phase 2. Investment start date: 1/5/2016 to end date: 4/30/2018. Grantee name: Helen Keller International, Inc.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
120,439.77112016-01-05Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support for Country Offices, Phase 2. Investment start date: 1/5/2016 to end date: 4/30/2018. Grantee name: Helen Keller International, Inc.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
452,335.3162015-12-22Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test an integrated and innovative women-centered homestead food production model as a means to improve food security, nutrition and women’s empowerment in Cambodia for future scale up; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cambodia.
439,031.3472015-12-22Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test an integrated and innovative women-centered homestead food production model as a means to improve food security, nutrition and women’s empowerment in Cambodia for future scale up; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cambodia.
439,031.3472015-12-22Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test an integrated and innovative women-centered homestead food production model as a means to improve food security, nutrition and women’s empowerment in Cambodia for future scale up; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cambodia.
4,759,842.0022015-10-21Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct and communicate research related to promotion of foods that are consumed by children under age two with the goal of helping policymakers craft and enforce policies to safeguard infant and child health; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,000.00122015-03-11Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. 2015 Spirit of Helen Keller Gala. Investment start date: 3/11/2015 to end date: 3/27/2015. Grantee name: Helen Keller International, Inc.; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,280,702.0032012-10-26Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess whether the consumption of beta-carotene-enhanced rice can contribute to the control of vitamin A deficiency in poor, rural populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the)|Bangladesh.
4,766,571.0012012-10-11Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build empirical evidence around promotion of fortified complementary foods, home fortification products and encourage use to inform national, regional and global decision making to scale up nutrition interventions of infants and young children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
325,085.0092012-10-11Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to Provide General Operating Support for HKI. General Operating Support for Country Offices. Investment start date: 10/11/2012 to end date: 7/31/2016. Grantee name: Helen Keller International, Inc.; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.