Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Hospital for Sick Children

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
Websitehttp://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hospital_for_Sick_Children

Full donee page for donee Hospital for Sick Children

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 2015 2014 2013 2012
Global health (filter this donor) 8 6,283,999.50 3,901,114.50 2,382,885.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 6 6,083,040.50 641,515.50 1,507,795.00 1,590,843.00 342,894.00 1,999,993.00
Total 14 12,367,040.00 4,542,630.00 3,890,680.00 1,590,843.00 342,894.00 1,999,993.00

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
2,074,529.002017-11-17Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a novel circumsporozoite protein (CSP) immunogen that selectively elicits durable antibodies against protective CSP target epitopes thereby blocking CSP function, Pf infection, and malaria disease; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
338,101.002017-11-16Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the effects of nicotinamide supplementation on hepatic metabolic, intestinal and immune, in particular neutrophil, function in in vivo and in vitro models of severe malnutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
99,983.002017-11-13Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to focus on trial rationale, protocol development, and trial implementation planning for synbiotics in the prevention of neonatal sepsis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
816,359.002017-08-24Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new maternal and fetal biomarkers of preterm birth and fetal/infant growth impairment, and to specifically assess the potential role of selenium in preterm birth; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
606,829.002017-07-05Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve service delivery and programming for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition in humanitarian crisis settings by reviewing existing evidence and guidelines and recommending new research priorities and guidance for such setti; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
303,414.502017-07-05Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve service delivery and programming for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition in humanitarian crisis settings by reviewing existing evidence and guidelines and recommending new research priorities and guidance for such setti; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
303,414.502017-07-05Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve service delivery and programming for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition in humanitarian crisis settings by reviewing existing evidence and guidelines and recommending new research priorities and guidance for such setti; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,507,795.002015-11-02Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to synthesize evidence on nutritional risks associated with adolescence and assess the impact of nutritional interventions for adolescents living in low and middle income settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,422,367.002015-11-02Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to re-evaluate the evidence on the health, nutritional, cognitive and educational benefits of deworming, and investigate how benefits are modified by individual and external factors; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
149,600.002015-06-08Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a holistic, multidisciplinary, integrated approach to establish and deliver effective intervention that is tailored to local life cycle and pathology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
810,918.002015-04-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the factors which have led to the reduction in the incidence of typhoid over time through a review of case studies in select countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,590,843.002014-10-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute new knowledge regarding causes of fetal and early infant under nutrition in resource-poor settings and to identify novel targets of intervention to improve child growth before age two; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
342,894.002013-06-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute new knowledge regarding causes of fetal and early infant under nutrition in resource-poor settings and to identify novel targets of intervention to improve child growth before age two; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,999,993.002012-11-15Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute new knowledge regarding causes of fetal and early infant under nutrition in resource-poor settings and to identify novel targets of intervention to improve child growth before age two; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.