Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to International Rescue Committee

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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 InternationalRescueCommittee
Websitehttp://www.theirc.org/index.cfm
Twitter usernametheirc
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rescue_Committee
Instagram usernametheirc
Medium usernamerescue-aid

Full donee page for donee International Rescue Committee

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 2009 2008 2007 2006
Material relief assistance and services (filter this donor) 13 6,836,098.50 600,000.00 450,000.00 1,200,000.00 5,000.00 266,640.00 1,000,000.00 900,000.00 700,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 750,000.00 714,458.50
Relief co-ordination and support services (filter this donor) 9 6,268,499.50 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 800,000.00 266,640.00 5,000.00 900,000.00 2,479,514.00 0.00 1,097,887.00 0.00 714,458.50
Global health (filter this donor) 3 825,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 375,000.00 0.00
Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitation (filter this donor) 2 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Women's equality organisations and institutions (filter this donor) 1 665,688.81 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 665,688.81
Education (filter this donor) 1 285,295.19 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 285,295.19
Emergency food assistance (filter this donor) 1 266,720.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 266,720.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Social Protection (filter this donor) 1 5,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 31 15,902,302.00 600,000.00 455,000.00 1,305,000.00 805,000.00 800,000.00 1,855,000.00 1,800,000.00 3,179,514.00 500,000.00 1,097,887.00 1,125,000.00 2,379,901.00

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 (31 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
600,000.002017-12-20Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide urgent and immediate relief to those affected by the Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Myanmar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Myanmar.
450,000.002016-12-23Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical humanitarian relief to populations most affected by conflict in Iraq and Syria; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: Iraq.
5,000.002016-09-08Social Protectionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2016 Rebuilding Lives Dinner. Investment start date: 9/8/2016 to end date: 10/14/2016. Grantee name: International Rescue Committee; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
500,000.002015-09-11Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the immediate emergency needs of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Greece.
5,000.002015-09-09Relief co-ordination and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2015 Rebuilding Lives: 7th Annual Dinner. Investment start date: 9/9/2015 to end date: 10/9/2015. Grantee name: International Rescue Committee; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
700,000.002015-08-06Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the emergency needs of those affected by floods and displacement in Myanmar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Myanmar.
100,000.002015-07-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance in Somali Region, Ethiopia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
5,000.002014-08-28Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. 2014 Rebuilding Lives: Annual Dinner. Investment start date: 8/28/2014 to end date: 9/26/2014. Grantee name: International Rescue Committee; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
800,000.002014-05-09Relief co-ordination and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief and vital support for people affected by the humanitarian crisis in northeastern Nigeria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
266,720.002013-12-26Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief for conflict-affected communities in the Central African Republic; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Central african republic (the).
266,640.002013-12-26Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief for conflict-affected communities in the Central African Republic; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Central african republic (the).
266,640.002013-12-26Relief co-ordination and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief for conflict-affected communities in the Central African Republic; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Central african republic (the).
1,000,000.002012-12-04Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to the crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
500,000.002012-11-02Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to floods in Pakistan. Emergency Response to Pakistan Floods 2012. Investment start date: 11/2/2012 to end date: 11/1/2013. Grantee name: International Rescue Committee; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan.
350,000.002012-09-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response for a cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone. Emergency Response to Cholera Outbreak in Sierra Leone. Investment start date: 9/14/2012 to end date: 9/10/2013. Grantee name: International Rescue Committee; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sierra leone.
5,000.002012-09-12Relief co-ordination and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. Annual Dinner. Investment start date: 9/20/2012 to end date: 10/4/2012. Grantee name: International Rescue Committee; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
900,000.002011-07-15Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the influx of Somali refugees in Kenya. Somali Refugee Crisis in Kenya. Investment start date: 7/14/2011 to end date: 7/31/2012. Grantee name: International Rescue Committee; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
900,000.002011-03-10Relief co-ordination and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to Cote d'Ivoire, targeting internally displaced and refugee populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Côte d'ivoire|Liberia.
2,479,514.002010-11-16Relief co-ordination and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide multidisciplinary emergency responders with training and technical support for the practical application of models that improve the safety and security of women and children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
700,000.002010-08-09Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief for flood affected communities in Pakistan. Pakistan Floods Emergency Response. Investment start date: 8/4/2010 to end date: 8/6/2011. Grantee name: International Rescue Committee; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan.
250,000.002009-06-10Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide an emergency response to the humanatarian crisis in Pakistan. Pakistan humanitarian crisis response. Investment start date: 6/2/2009 to end date: 6/1/2010. Grantee name: International Rescue Committee; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan.
250,000.002009-06-10Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide an emergency response to the humanatarian crisis in Pakistan. Pakistan humanitarian crisis response. Investment start date: 6/2/2009 to end date: 6/1/2010. Grantee name: International Rescue Committee; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan.
1,097,887.002008-11-20Relief co-ordination and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address the immediate and long-term needs of survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
750,000.002007-04-16Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce excess morbidity and mortality and mitigate the disruption of basic services to displaced and conflict-affected populations in the Northern areas of Central African Republic; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Central african republic (the).
375,000.002007-03-02Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to ensure that a set of essential reproductive health services and activities that must be followed in an emergency are systematically available in all new emergencies and as a minimum standard in ongoing emergency settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Haiti|Jordan|Kenya|Uganda.
526,958.502006-11-30Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief in the Darfur region of Sudan. Emergency Proposal for Darfur, Sudan. Investment start date: 1/1/2007 to end date: 12/31/2007. Grantee name: International Rescue Committee; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sudan (the).
526,958.502006-11-30Relief co-ordination and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief in the Darfur region of Sudan. Emergency Proposal for Darfur, Sudan. Investment start date: 1/1/2007 to end date: 12/31/2007. Grantee name: International Rescue Committee; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sudan (the).
665,688.812006-10-23Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance the well-being, security, and economic empowerment of displaced women and adolescents; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
285,295.192006-10-23Education/Multisector education/traininghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance the well-being, security, and economic empowerment of displaced women and adolescents; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
187,500.002006-08-03Relief co-ordination and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address critical humanitarian needs in Lebanon that have resulted from the conflict between the Israel Defense Forces and Hezbollah; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Lebanon.
187,500.002006-08-03Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address critical humanitarian needs in Lebanon that have resulted from the conflict between the Israel Defense Forces and Hezbollah; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Lebanon.