Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to International Center for Research on Women

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 March 2022. 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 icrwdc
Websitehttp://www.icrw.org
Twitter usernameicrw
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Center_for_Research_on_Women

Full donee page for donee International Center for Research on Women

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 16 200,000 908,573 -67,229 -1,745 40,226 40,226 75,000 200,000 750,000 997,123 1,690,309 2,719,270 4,000,000
Global health 5 40,226 215,515 -67,229 -67,229 -67,229 40,226 40,226 40,226 40,226 67,229 67,229 997,123 997,123
Scientific research 4 200,000 830,093 -1,745 -1,745 -1,745 200,000 200,000 200,000 402,846 402,846 2,719,270 2,719,270 2,719,270
Women's equality organisations and institutions 5 750,000 889,783 6,000 6,000 6,000 75,000 75,000 750,000 750,000 917,923 917,923 2,699,994 2,699,994
Family planning 1 1,690,309 1,690,309 1,690,309 1,690,309 1,690,309 1,690,309 1,690,309 1,690,309 1,690,309 1,690,309 1,690,309 1,690,309 1,690,309
Agriculture 1 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000

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 2013 2008 2007
Women's equality organisations and institutions (filter this donor) 5 4,448,917.00 75,000.00 750,000.00 2,699,994.00 923,923.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 1 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 0.00
Scientific research (filter this donor) 4 3,320,371.14 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,719,270.00 -1,744.86 402,846.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 1,690,309.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,690,309.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 5 1,077,575.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 997,123.00 80,452.00
Total 16 14,537,172.14 75,000.00 950,000.00 2,699,994.00 2,614,232.00 2,719,270.00 -1,744.86 5,399,969.00 80,452.00

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 (16 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 16)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
75,000.00102018-05-22Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop evidence-based policy proposals to advance women’s economic empowerment; conduct advocacy to promote those proposals across multiple geographies; continue building on initial successes in the leadership of an advocacy campaign for a more femini; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
750,000.0072017-08-31Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop evidence-based policy proposals to advance women’s economic empowerment; conduct advocacy to promote those proposals across multiple geographies; continue building on initial successes in the leadership of an advocacy campaign for a more femini; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
200,000.0092017-08-14Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to undertake an economic modeling study that would determine the economic costs of child marriage; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
2,699,994.0032016-07-12Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test a comprehensive program to boost empowerment and employability for vulnerable adolescent girls through a personal advancement curriculum and multi-level interventions with male peers, schools, businesses and communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
917,923.0062015-12-02Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand the drivers of intimate partner violence in India, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, and review successful approaches to dealing with violence that use platforms of local governance, health workers, and self-help groups; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,690,309.0042015-11-12Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support ongoing family planning program navigation and learning from evidence to strengthen results, and to evaluate the performance and outcomes related to program investments in both public and private sectors; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
6,000.00142015-03-04Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. 2015 Champions for Change Awards Dinner. Investment start date: 3/4/2015 to end date: 3/27/2015. Grantee name: International Center for Research on Women; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,719,270.0022014-07-02Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to undertake an economic modeling study that would determine the economic costs of child marriage; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
-1,744.86152013-08-07Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce young women's vulnerability to the causes and consequences of trafficking for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation by using participatory approaches to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate community-led interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
-67,229.00162010-09-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide technical assistance to leaders dedicated to improving African women's access to health care with regard to HIV/AIDS; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
67,229.00112010-09-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to apply research methodologies and participatory approaches to implement a national assessment focused on understanding the current situation of the HIV and AIDS response with respect to gender in Cambodia and Rwanda; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cambodia|Uganda.
402,846.0082008-10-20Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce young women's vulnerability to the causes and consequences of trafficking for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation by using participatory approaches to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate community-led interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
997,123.0052008-10-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to apply research methodologies and participatory approaches to implement a national assessment focused on understanding the current situation of the HIV and AIDS response with respect to gender in Cambodia and Rwanda; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cambodia|Uganda.
4,000,000.0012008-08-04Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. For general operating support. Investment start date: 8/1/2008 to end date: 8/31/2012. Grantee name: International Center for Research on Women; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
40,226.00122007-04-06Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene a conference to discuss programs and policies that engage men in promoting gender equity to improve health and wellbeing for all; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
40,226.00122007-04-06Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene a conference to discuss programs and policies that engage men in promoting gender equity to improve health and wellbeing for all; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.