Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

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.ifla.org
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Federation_of_Library_Associations_and_Institutions
Instagram usernameiflaglobal

Full donee page for donee International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

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 2016 2015 2014 2013 2009
Culture and recreation (filter this donor) 5 4,471,058.50 625,000.00 130,000.00 2,466,058.50 500,000.00 750,000.00
Information and communication technology (ICT) (filter this donor) 5 4,471,058.50 625,000.00 130,000.00 2,466,058.50 500,000.00 750,000.00
Total 10 8,942,117.00 1,250,000.00 260,000.00 4,932,117.00 1,000,000.00 1,500,000.00

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 (10 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
625,000.002016-07-04Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support to International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
625,000.002016-07-04Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support to International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
130,000.002015-03-26Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support to IFLA. Investment start date: 3/26/2015 to end date: 4/30/2015. Grantee name: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
130,000.002015-03-26Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support to IFLA. Investment start date: 3/26/2015 to end date: 4/30/2015. Grantee name: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,466,058.502014-07-18Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support policy change at national, regional and international levels by building capacity in library networks to advocate for policy frameworks that support public access to digital information in public libraries; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,466,058.502014-07-18Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support policy change at national, regional and international levels by building capacity in library networks to advocate for policy frameworks that support public access to digital information in public libraries; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
500,000.002013-07-29Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build the capacity of library associations to lead their communities and the profession in pursuit of equitable access to information and improved library services for all; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa|South America|Oceania|Asia|North & Central America.
500,000.002013-07-29Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build the capacity of library associations to lead their communities and the profession in pursuit of equitable access to information and improved library services for all; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa|South America|Oceania|Asia|North & Central America.
750,000.002009-08-23Culture and recreationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. IFLA Library Association General Operating Support Grant. Investment start date: 9/1/2009 to end date: 12/31/2012. Grantee name: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
750,000.002009-08-23Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. IFLA Library Association General Operating Support Grant. Investment start date: 9/1/2009 to end date: 12/31/2012. Grantee name: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.