Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Institute for Financial Management and Research

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 IFMRSricity
Websitehttp://www.ifmr.ac.in
Twitter usernameifmrsricity
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_for_Financial_Management_and_Research

Full donee page for donee Institute for Financial Management and Research

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 18 190,016 1,868,561 -400,000 -44,994 12,310 100,000 121,556 190,016 250,001 1,179,717 4,799,919 5,000,000 12,000,000
Sanitation 5 240,792 1,095,150 -400,000 -400,000 -400,000 38,088 38,088 240,792 240,792 626,234 626,234 4,970,636 4,970,636
Financing 6 100,000 2,222,454 -44,994 -44,994 0 0 100,000 100,000 100,000 1,179,717 1,179,717 12,000,000 12,000,000
Water 1 12,310 12,310 12,310 12,310 12,310 12,310 12,310 12,310 12,310 12,310 12,310 12,310 12,310
Financial policy and administrative management 3 250,001 1,790,519 121,556 121,556 121,556 121,556 250,001 250,001 250,001 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000
Global health 2 190,016 2,319,921 190,016 190,016 190,016 190,016 190,016 190,016 4,449,826 4,449,826 4,449,826 4,449,826 4,449,826
Women's equality organisations and institutions 1 4,799,919 4,799,919 4,799,919 4,799,919 4,799,919 4,799,919 4,799,919 4,799,919 4,799,919 4,799,919 4,799,919 4,799,919 4,799,919

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
Financing (filter this donor) 6 13,334,723.00 0.00 -44,994.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 12,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,179,717.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 5 5,475,750.00 -400,000.00 0.00 0.00 626,234.00 0.00 38,088.00 240,792.00 4,970,636.00 0.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 3 5,371,557.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,121,556.00 0.00 0.00 250,001.00 0.00 0.00
Women's equality organisations and institutions (filter this donor) 1 4,799,919.00 0.00 4,799,919.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 2 4,639,842.00 0.00 0.00 4,449,826.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 190,016.00 0.00
Water (filter this donor) 1 12,310.00 0.00 12,310.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 33,634,101.00 -400,000.00 4,767,235.00 4,549,826.00 5,847,790.00 12,000,000.00 38,088.00 490,793.00 5,160,652.00 1,179,717.00

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 (18 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 18)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-400,000.00182018-12-09Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an innovative, sustainable, scalable urban community sanitation model. Communal Sanitation Solutions for Urban Slums. Investment start date: 11/15/2011 to end date: 11/30/2019. Grantee name: Institute for Financial Management and Research; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
4,799,919.0042017-11-21Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create an evidence hub in India to undertake research and synthesis evidence on programs and policies related to women's economic empowerment that can shift the meter on gender equality in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
12,310.00152017-11-07Water/Education and training in water supply and sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build capacity among decision makers in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in identifying different types of evidence and subsequently using quality evidence to design effective, relevant WASH programming; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
-44,994.00172017-09-01Financing/Informal/semi-formal financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct research to identify ways to increase the availability of safe savings services for the poor through improving regulated chit funds; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
--2017-09-01Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to launch a Delhi-based Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI) which will increase the poor’s access to savings, insurance, credit and payment services through mobile phones and other digital interfaces; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
4,449,826.0052016-11-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to explore platforms by which to maximize the impact of child health investments in India through financial services approaches targeting the ultra-poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
100,000.00122016-04-26Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand access to microloans for the poor in Bangladesh by piloting a simple credit-scoring test for rating individuals using mobile data, such as top-up frequency, psychological testing, and social surveys to analyze local financial needs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
626,234.0072015-11-19Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an innovative, sustainable, scalable urban community sanitation model. Communal Sanitation Solutions for Urban Slums. Investment start date: 11/15/2011 to end date: 11/30/2019. Grantee name: Institute for Financial Management and Research; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
5,000,000.0022015-11-09Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the delivery of India’s anti-poverty programs by generating rigorous data on the impact of the government’s direct benefit transfer (DBT) efforts; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
100,000.00122015-10-14Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide India’s rural poor a transparent, verifiable, and easy way to access information about bank account balances and receive government benefits by using an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system to generate automated voice calls; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
121,556.00112015-03-31Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a randomized field trial testing the welfare benefits to poor households who access IFMR's KGFS (Vellaru Kshetriya Gramin Financial Services) banking model which involves placing branches in rural villages in India that then offer a full range ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
12,000,000.0012014-09-17Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to launch a Delhi-based Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI) which will increase the poor’s access to savings, insurance, credit and payment services through mobile phones and other digital interfaces; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
38,088.00142013-11-28Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a white paper that describes the theoretical and practical advantages to applying performance-based payment structures for sanitation service delivery; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
240,792.0092012-10-31Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an innovative, sustainable, scalable urban community sanitation model. Communal Sanitation Solutions for Urban Slums. Investment start date: 11/15/2011 to end date: 11/30/2019. Grantee name: Institute for Financial Management and Research; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
250,001.0082012-08-16Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a randomized field trial testing the welfare benefits to poor households who access IFMR's KGFS (Vellaru Kshetriya Gramin Financial Services) banking model which involves placing branches in rural villages in India that then offer a full range ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
4,970,636.0032011-11-15Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an innovative, sustainable, scalable urban community sanitation model. Communal Sanitation Solutions for Urban Slums. Investment start date: 11/15/2011 to end date: 11/30/2019. Grantee name: Institute for Financial Management and Research; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
190,016.00102011-05-27Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to ensure the timely detection and efficient treatment of tuberculosis in urban slums; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,179,717.0062010-04-20Financing/Informal/semi-formal financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct research to identify ways to increase the availability of safe savings services for the poor through improving regulated chit funds; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.