Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to International Medical Corps

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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
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Medical_Corps

Full donee page for donee International Medical Corps

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 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Material relief assistance and services (filter this donor) 12 7,611,285.31 -693,114.69 3,100,000.00 2,200,000.00 1,170,000.00 800,000.00 500,000.00 534,400.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 15 6,988,848.00 1,304,798.00 385,567.00 1,473,483.00 2,475,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 400,000.00 350,000.00
Food aid (filter this donor) 2 1,782,800.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 532,800.00 0.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 2 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 350,000.00
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (filter this donor) 2 605,000.00 0.00 275,000.00 0.00 330,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 532,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 532,800.00 0.00
Total 34 18,270,733.31 1,861,683.31 3,760,567.00 3,673,483.00 3,975,000.00 800,000.00 1,100,000.00 2,400,000.00 700,000.00

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 (34 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
800,000.002017-12-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide urgent and immediate relief to those affected by the humanitarian crisis in Yemen combining violence, lack of access, cholera and Diphtheria outbreak and famine; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Yemen.
14,798.002017-09-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance in Cameroon. Strengthening Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance in Cameroon. Investment start date: 4/16/2015 to end date: 12/31/2018. Grantee name: International Medical Corps; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-693,114.692017-08-31Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response for populations affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti.
190,000.002017-06-02Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance in Mali and Democratic Republic of the Congo; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Mali.
300,000.002017-04-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance in Cameroon. Strengthening Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance in Cameroon. Investment start date: 4/16/2015 to end date: 12/31/2018. Grantee name: International Medical Corps; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,250,000.002017-03-22Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to populations affected by drought and food insecurity in Somalia and South Sudan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South sudan|Somalia.
2,400,000.002016-10-13Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response for populations affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti.
425,000.002016-08-01Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to populations affected by the complex crisis in Yemen; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Yemen.
275,000.002016-07-14Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical support to populations most affected by conflict in South Sudan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South sudan.
275,000.002016-07-14Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical support to populations most affected by conflict in South Sudan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South sudan.
231,000.002016-06-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance in Mali and Democratic Republic of the Congo; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Mali.
154,567.002016-03-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance in Cameroon. Strengthening Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance in Cameroon. Investment start date: 4/16/2015 to end date: 12/31/2018. Grantee name: International Medical Corps; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,200,000.002015-11-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement programs that will help the region get to and stay at zero Ebola cases, and support Ebola survivors as they seek follow on medical care and reintegrate into their communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sierra leone|Guinea.
600,000.002015-10-28Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief to communities affected by the Badakhshan earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Afghanistan|Pakistan.
800,000.002015-08-21Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the emergency needs of those affected by escalating conflict and displacement in South Sudan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South sudan.
171,138.002015-05-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance in Mali and Democratic Republic of the Congo; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Mali.
800,000.002015-04-18Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to emergency needs of populations in Yemen affected by escalating conflict and displacement; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Yemen.
102,345.002015-04-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance in Cameroon. Strengthening Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance in Cameroon. Investment start date: 4/16/2015 to end date: 12/31/2018. Grantee name: International Medical Corps; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
670,000.002014-12-10Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the emergency humanitarian needs of the population affected by violence and displacement in Libya; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Libya.
330,000.002014-12-10Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the emergency humanitarian needs of the population affected by violence and displacement in Libya; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Libya.
1,000,000.002014-10-31Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical emergency support to populations affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Liberia.
900,000.002014-08-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the cholera outbreak in the Far North region in Cameroon and to address the humanitarian needs of CAR refugees in the East and Adamawa regions of Cameroon; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cameroon.
500,000.002014-07-16Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To provide emergency relief and vital support for displaced populations affected by the humanitarian crisis resulting from the military operations in North Waziristan Agency, Pakistan.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan.
575,000.002014-03-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response for vaccine preventable disease outbreaks. Emergency Response to support vaccine preventable disease outbreaks. Investment start date: 3/21/2014 to end date: 3/31/2015. Grantee name: International Medical Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Syrian arab republic.
800,000.002013-10-28Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to rapidly meet the critical health needs of the internally displaced person in Central African Republic; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Central african republic (the).
500,000.002012-09-14Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response for flooding in Cameroon. Emergency Response for Flooding in Cameroon. Investment start date: 9/14/2012 to end date: 9/13/2013. Grantee name: International Medical Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cameroon.
600,000.002012-04-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the availability of polio vaccines for the vulnerable populations in Chad through various activities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Chad.
400,000.002011-10-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the cholera outbreak in Cameroon. Cameroon cholera outbreak response. Investment start date: 10/14/2010 to end date: 12/15/2012. Grantee name: International Medical Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cameroon.
400,000.002011-10-10Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the cholera outbreak in Cameroon. Cameroon cholera outbreak response. Investment start date: 10/14/2010 to end date: 12/15/2012. Grantee name: International Medical Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cameroon.
532,800.002011-09-14Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency health and nutrition activities for host populations in Somalia and Ethiopia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia|Somalia.
534,400.002011-09-14Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency health and nutrition activities for host populations in Somalia and Ethiopia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia|Somalia.
532,800.002011-09-14Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency health and nutrition activities for host populations in Somalia and Ethiopia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia|Somalia.
350,000.002010-10-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the cholera outbreak in Cameroon. Cameroon cholera outbreak response. Investment start date: 10/14/2010 to end date: 12/15/2012. Grantee name: International Medical Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cameroon.
350,000.002010-10-20Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the cholera outbreak in Cameroon. Cameroon cholera outbreak response. Investment start date: 10/14/2010 to end date: 12/15/2012. Grantee name: International Medical Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cameroon.