Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Indiana University

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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 IndianaUniversity
Websitehttp://www.indiana.edu/
Twitter usernameIUBloomington
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_University
Instagram usernameiubloomington

Full donee page for donee Indiana University

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 13 150,000 393,388 -3,577 -355 50,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 300,000 489,506 600,000 753,476 2,100,000
Multisector aid 2 -3,577 374,949 -3,577 -3,577 -3,577 -3,577 -3,577 -3,577 753,476 753,476 753,476 753,476 753,476
Global health 5 100,000 157,830 -355 -355 -355 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 489,506 489,506
Women's equality organisations and institutions 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Global development 5 375,000 705,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 300,000 300,000 375,000 375,000 600,000 600,000 2,100,000 2,100,000

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 2011 2010 2009
Global development (filter this donor) 5 3,525,000.00 600,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 2,100,000.00 675,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 5 789,150.60 -355.40 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 489,506.00 0.00 100,000.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 2 749,898.66 0.00 0.00 0.00 -3,577.34 0.00 0.00 753,476.00 0.00
Women's equality organisations and institutions (filter this donor) 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 13 5,114,049.26 599,644.60 150,000.00 50,000.00 2,196,422.66 775,000.00 489,506.00 753,476.00 100,000.00

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 (13 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 13)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-355.40122018-10-16Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance sexual experience by developing an easy-to-use and more comfortable female condom with a more natural elliptical opening and localized texturing for internal stimulation.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
600,000.0032018-08-08Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide research on gender and philanthropy that summarizes existing studies and presents new findings on key questions; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
150,000.0072017-05-12Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support research and analysis on the enabling environment for philanthropy globally; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.00112016-07-12Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support for the 2017 Women's Philanthropy Institute Symposium. Women's Philanthropy Institute Symposium support. Investment start date: 7/12/2016 to end date: 5/31/2017. Grantee name: Indiana University; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
2,100,000.0012015-11-19Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide research on gender and philanthropy that summarizes existing studies and presents new findings on key questions; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
100,000.0082015-04-22Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the spread of malaria by identifying specific small proteins that cause death when ingested by larvae from several mosquito species to complement other control strategies such as insecticide treated nets; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-3,577.34132015-01-05Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a research project on philanthropy. Scaling Philanthropy. Investment start date: 9/9/2010 to end date: 9/30/2014. Grantee name: Indiana University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
375,000.0052014-11-18Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide research on gender and philanthropy that summarizes existing studies and presents new findings on key questions; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
300,000.0062014-08-20Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support research and analysis on the enabling environment for philanthropy globally; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.0082014-04-22Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance sexual experience by developing an easy-to-use and more comfortable female condom with a more natural elliptical opening and localized texturing for internal stimulation.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
489,506.0042011-10-05Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to investigate a novel theraputic strategy to eradicate HIV-1 infection. GCE Phase II: A Novel Therapeutic Strategy to Eradicate HIV-1 Infection. Investment start date: 10/5/2011 to end date: 9/30/2014. Grantee name: Indiana University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
753,476.0022010-09-09Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a research project on philanthropy. Scaling Philanthropy. Investment start date: 9/9/2010 to end date: 9/30/2014. Grantee name: Indiana University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
100,000.0082009-02-26Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a novel therapeutic strategy to eradicate HIV-1 infection. A novel therapeutic strategy to eradicate HIV-1 infection.. Investment start date: 5/1/2009 to end date: 4/30/2010. Grantee name: Indiana University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.