Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Lutheran World Relief

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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 LuthWorldRelief
Websitehttp://lwr.org/
Twitter usernameLuthWorldRelief
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutheran_World_Relief
Medium usernamelwr-newswire

Full donee page for donee Lutheran World Relief

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

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 28 300,000 434,386 50,000 125,000 264,000 291,925 296,723 300,000 400,000 474,980 750,000 881,621 1,285,602
Emergency food assistance 8 291,925 391,781 50,000 50,000 125,000 264,000 291,925 291,925 296,723 474,980 750,000 881,621 881,621
Food crop production 3 125,000 492,981 68,342 68,342 68,342 68,342 125,000 125,000 125,000 1,285,602 1,285,602 1,285,602 1,285,602
Material relief assistance and services 13 400,000 410,070 250,000 264,000 291,925 300,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 450,000 474,980 500,000 850,000
Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitation 3 296,723 439,574 272,000 272,000 272,000 272,000 296,723 296,723 296,723 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
Relief co-ordination and support services 1 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000

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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Material relief assistance and services (filter this donor) 13 5,330,904.00 900,000.00 600,000.00 850,000.00 264,000.00 0.00 1,391,924.50 474,979.50 850,000.00 0.00
Emergency food assistance (filter this donor) 8 3,134,247.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 560,722.50 750,000.00 416,924.50 474,979.50 931,621.00 0.00
Food crop production (filter this donor) 3 1,478,944.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 68,342.00 0.00 1,285,602.00
Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitation (filter this donor) 3 1,318,722.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 568,722.50 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Relief co-ordination and support services (filter this donor) 1 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 28 12,162,818.00 900,000.00 600,000.00 850,000.00 1,393,445.00 2,400,000.00 1,933,849.00 1,018,301.00 1,781,621.00 1,285,602.00

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 (28 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 28)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
400,000.00122017-06-27Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical emergency support to populations affected by conflict and displacement in and around Marawi, Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
500,000.0072017-04-05Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response for populations affected by floods in Peru. Emergency response to floods in Peru. Investment start date: 4/4/2017 to end date: 5/3/2018. Grantee name: Lutheran World Relief; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Peru.
300,000.00152015-04-29Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief to populations affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nepal.
300,000.00152015-03-13Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical emergency support to populations affected by conflict and displacement in the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
450,000.00102014-12-27Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical support to populations affected by Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
400,000.00122014-09-05Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief to populations affected by severe flooding and landslides in Nepal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nepal.
272,000.00212013-11-12Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support to the emergency response effort to meet the urgent needs of populations affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) in the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
264,000.00222013-11-12Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support to the emergency response effort to meet the urgent needs of populations affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) in the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
264,000.00222013-11-12Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support to the emergency response effort to meet the urgent needs of populations affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) in the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
296,722.50172013-04-05Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to meet the immediate food and non-food needs of more than 134,000 people in Burkino Faso, Mali and Niger through a cash-for-work and asset-building approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali|Niger (the)|Burkina faso.
296,722.50172013-04-05Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to meet the immediate food and non-food needs of more than 134,000 people in Burkino Faso, Mali and Niger through a cash-for-work and asset-building approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali|Niger (the)|Burkina faso.
900,000.0022012-12-10Relief co-ordination and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to the Typhoon Bopha affected population in the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
750,000.0052012-04-06Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to meet the immediate food and non-food needs of more than 134,000 people in Burkino Faso, Mali and Niger through a cash-for-work and asset-building approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali|Niger (the)|Burkina faso.
750,000.0052012-04-06Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to meet the immediate food and non-food needs of more than 134,000 people in Burkino Faso, Mali and Niger through a cash-for-work and asset-building approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali|Niger (the)|Burkina faso.
850,000.0042011-12-21Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief in response to floods in the Philippines using cash grants, non-food items distribution, water and sanitation, and livelihood rehabilitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
291,924.50192011-07-18Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency assistance to protect and increase food and animal production in Adouna, Niger; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the).
291,924.50192011-07-18Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency assistance to protect and increase food and animal production in Adouna, Niger; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the).
125,000.00252011-06-24Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help flood affected families in Maguindanao and Cotabato provinces meet their immediate food and water, shelter and non-food needs while implementing a livelihood rehabilitation effort; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
250,000.00242011-06-24Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help flood affected families in Maguindanao and Cotabato provinces meet their immediate food and water, shelter and non-food needs while implementing a livelihood rehabilitation effort; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
125,000.00252011-06-24Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help flood affected families in Maguindanao and Cotabato provinces meet their immediate food and water, shelter and non-food needs while implementing a livelihood rehabilitation effort; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
474,979.5082010-06-04Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency assistance to protect and increase food and animal production in Adouna, Niger; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the).
474,979.5082010-06-04Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency assistance to protect and increase food and animal production in Adouna, Niger; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the).
68,342.00272010-04-14Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to mitigate the impact of rising food prices on rural communities through optimum rice and wheat production in Mali and Niger; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali|Niger (the).
881,621.0032009-11-25Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide immediate access to food and water to avoid further expansion of the existing crisis by increasing resiliency and effective agricultural production in drought-affected areas of eastern Kenya; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
400,000.00122009-11-13Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to Typhoon Mirinae in the Philippines. Typhoon Mirinae in the Philippines. Investment start date: 11/6/2009 to end date: 1/31/2011. Grantee name: Lutheran World Relief; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
450,000.00102009-06-02Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka. Emergency Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Sri Lanka. Investment start date: 5/29/2009 to end date: 5/28/2010. Grantee name: Lutheran World Relief; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sri lanka.
50,000.00282009-06-02Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka. Emergency Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Sri Lanka. Investment start date: 5/29/2009 to end date: 5/28/2010. Grantee name: Lutheran World Relief; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sri lanka.
1,285,602.0012008-10-29Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to mitigate the impact of rising food prices on rural communities through optimum rice and wheat production in Mali and Niger; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali|Niger (the).