Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs

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

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Country

Full donee page for donee Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs

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 2011
Family planning (filter this donor) 7 15,869,613.02 8,291,772.00 265,408.00 -766.98 6,527,570.00 785,630.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 7 7,617,466.53 0.00 1,499,999.00 461,333.19 2,376,065.34 0.00 3,280,069.00
Total 14 23,487,079.55 8,291,772.00 1,765,407.00 460,566.21 8,903,635.34 785,630.00 3,280,069.00

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 (14 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
200,000.002017-09-13Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate adoption of evidence-based interventions for youth with the development of a youth module toolkit.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,106,033.002017-08-16Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to the Government of Indonesia’s 2020 family planning goal by addressing barriers to supply and demand in select districts that align with government priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.
1,985,739.002017-05-03Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the voluntary use of modern family planning methods among post pregnancy women from the lowest quintiles in public and private facilities in Lagos; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
1,499,999.002016-11-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen skills related to economics and financing of national immunization programs to improve the sustainability of vaccine delivery in low and middle income countries; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
265,408.002016-09-22Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund a landscaping report on adolescent family planning in Indonesia and provide support to a national youth summit, including development of a draft action plan and implementation plan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.
105,000.002015-09-15Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to publish a review of the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving maternal, newborn and child health in low-resource settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-766.982015-08-10Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reinvigorate Family Planning in Indonesia through supporting the development of an operational plan to implement a catalytic supply demand- approach aimed at repositioning, expanding and promoting access to long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.
356,333.192015-06-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a platform to characterize the serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae causing invasive disease among children in India, provide evidence for the selection of optimal pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs), and provide baseline data t; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
-100,147.662014-11-05Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to sustain and expand the commitment of the private sector and policy-makers in Africa to malaria control, contributing to continued decreases in malaria mortality and morbidity; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
2,476,213.002014-10-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a platform to characterize the serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae causing invasive disease among children in India, provide evidence for the selection of optimal pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs), and provide baseline data t; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
6,527,570.002014-10-15Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to the Government of Indonesia’s 2020 family planning goal by addressing barriers to supply and demand in select districts that align with government priorities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.
785,630.002013-10-24Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reinvigorate Family Planning in Indonesia through supporting the development of an operational plan to implement a catalytic supply demand- approach aimed at repositioning, expanding and promoting access to long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.
3,060,069.002011-10-13Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to sustain and expand the commitment of the private sector and policy-makers in Africa to malaria control, contributing to continued decreases in malaria mortality and morbidity; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
220,000.002011-05-04Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support and learn about advances in the entertainment education approaches to behavior change; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.