Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to International Potato Center

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Basic donor information

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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 International-Potato-Center-114295425254770
Websitehttp://cipotato.org/
Twitter usernameCipotato
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Potato_Center

Full donee page for donee International Potato Center

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 25 990,234 3,051,701 -63,584 60,026 100,000 195,000 535,860 990,234 1,895,692 2,385,906 4,224,994 9,289,594 19,748,016
Agriculture 20 990,234 3,629,283 -63,584 60,026 100,000 488,522 600,000 990,234 2,322,399 4,000,000 5,000,000 9,289,594 19,748,016
Nutrition 5 105,000 741,371 25,726 25,726 25,726 75,010 75,010 105,000 105,000 1,226,125 1,226,125 2,274,997 2,274,997

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 2009 2008
Agriculture (filter this donor) 20 72,585,663.90 -63,584.00 2,385,906.00 19,251,232.90 23,748,016.00 990,234.00 1,424,990.00 4,224,994.00 20,023,875.00 600,000.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 5 3,706,857.35 0.00 0.00 130,725.60 0.00 0.00 75,010.00 2,274,996.75 1,226,125.00 0.00
Total 25 76,292,521.25 -63,584.00 2,385,906.00 19,381,958.50 23,748,016.00 990,234.00 1,500,000.00 6,499,990.75 21,250,000.00 600,000.00

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 (25 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 25)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-63,584.00252017-08-31Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build sustainable seed systems and increase nutritional and economic value capture for orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) farmers, particularly women, in the West African countries of Ghana, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso. It will test and evaluate differen; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
2,385,906.0082016-09-29Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase availability of disease-free sweetpotato, yam, and cassava germplasm for breeding and seed systems through faster elimination of viruses and subsequent determination of their infection status, increasing productivity gains, food security, and ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
488,522.00172015-11-06Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide local institutions and development practitioners with a low-cost and effective Agricultural Remote Sensing Information System (ARSIS) for gathering data on cropping areas and other data services related to smallholder agriculture; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Tanzania, united republic of|Peru.
5,000,000.0052015-11-06Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help reduce under-nutrition amongst populations vulnerable to micronutrient deficiency by providing new knowledge and capacities for increasing their access to biofortified crops; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Nigeria.
2,322,398.5092015-11-05Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a cassava seed system in Nigeria that can sustainably supply high quality planting materials to small-holder farmers who rely on this root crop for food security and income; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
9,289,594.0032015-11-05Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a cassava seed system in Nigeria that can sustainably supply high quality planting materials to small-holder farmers who rely on this root crop for food security and income; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
25,725.60242015-10-05Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify opportunities for diversifying cereal-based crop systems with potato and sweet potato to improve the nutritional quality of diets and increase agricultural income of poor rural farming families in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
60,026.40232015-10-05Agriculture/agrarian reformhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify opportunities for diversifying cereal-based crop systems with potato and sweet potato to improve the nutritional quality of diets and increase agricultural income of poor rural farming families in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,895,692.00112015-09-17Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-yielding and disease-resistant varieties of sweet potato as well as tools for improved seed systems for farming families in Sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
105,000.00192015-04-09Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advocate for the increased production and utilization of orange-fleshed sweet potato to combat Vitamin A deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Mozambique|Tanzania, united republic of|Nigeria.
195,000.00182015-04-09Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advocate for the increased production and utilization of orange-fleshed sweet potato to combat Vitamin A deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Mozambique|Tanzania, united republic of|Nigeria.
19,748,016.0012014-06-30Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-yielding and disease-resistant varieties of sweet potato as well as tools for improved seed systems for farming families in Sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
4,000,000.0072014-04-07Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build sustainable seed systems and increase nutritional and economic value capture for orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) farmers, particularly women, in the West African countries of Ghana, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso. It will test and evaluate differen; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
990,234.00132013-06-28Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide local institutions and development practitioners with a low-cost and effective Agricultural Remote Sensing Information System (ARSIS) for gathering data on cropping areas and other data services related to smallholder agriculture; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Tanzania, united republic of|Peru.
100,000.00202012-10-16Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify key genes in African sweetpotato weevils that can be used as targets for RNA interference strategies.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
75,010.00222012-05-29Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-yielding, stress-tolerant varieties of sweet potato to help farming families in Sub-Saharan Africa improve their productivity, incomes, and nutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya|Mozambique|Rwanda|Uganda|Nigeria|Ghana.
535,860.00162012-05-29Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-yielding, stress-tolerant varieties of sweet potato to help farming families in Sub-Saharan Africa improve their productivity, incomes, and nutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya|Mozambique|Rwanda|Uganda|Nigeria|Ghana.
689,130.00142012-05-29Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-yielding, stress-tolerant varieties of sweet potato to help farming families in Sub-Saharan Africa improve their productivity, incomes, and nutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya|Mozambique|Rwanda|Uganda|Nigeria|Ghana.
100,000.00202012-04-12Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to introduce compounds into in-vitro growth media used to propagate cloned food crops in an effort to eliminate plan viruses.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,274,996.75102011-05-20Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advocate for the increased production and utilization of orange-fleshed sweet potato to combat Vitamin A deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Mozambique|Tanzania, united republic of|Nigeria.
4,224,994.0062011-05-20Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advocate for the increased production and utilization of orange-fleshed sweet potato to combat Vitamin A deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Mozambique|Tanzania, united republic of|Nigeria.
1,226,125.00122009-08-04Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-yielding, stress-tolerant varieties of sweet potato to help farming families in Sub-Saharan Africa improve their productivity, incomes, and nutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya|Mozambique|Rwanda|Uganda|Nigeria|Ghana.
8,759,250.0042009-08-04Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-yielding, stress-tolerant varieties of sweet potato to help farming families in Sub-Saharan Africa improve their productivity, incomes, and nutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya|Mozambique|Rwanda|Uganda|Nigeria|Ghana.
11,264,625.0022009-08-04Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce high-yielding, stress-tolerant varieties of sweet potato to help farming families in Sub-Saharan Africa improve their productivity, incomes, and nutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya|Mozambique|Rwanda|Uganda|Nigeria|Ghana.
600,000.00152008-05-27Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sweetpotato improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sweetpotato Planning Grant. Investment start date: 6/1/2008 to end date: 2/28/2009. Grantee name: International Potato Center; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|South africa|Uganda|Tanzania, united republic of|Rwanda|Mozambique|Madagascar|Ghana|Ethiopia|Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Burkina faso|Angola|Malawi.