Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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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 MITnews
Websitehttp://mit.edu
Twitter usernamemit
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology

Full donee page for donee Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 36 38,382,214.52 2,680,913.00 15,556,417.00 6,808,928.59 1,239,068.76 7,473,571.00 500,000.00 590,904.00 -2,466,756.83 0.00 3,460,764.00 2,538,405.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 5 6,270,578.59 0.00 0.00 1,307,500.00 0.00 104,301.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,858,777.47 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 6 6,224,621.81 1,451,911.81 2,452,274.00 100,000.00 650,556.00 1,569,880.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Urban development and management (filter this donor) 1 2,437,228.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,437,228.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Water (filter this donor) 1 2,437,228.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,437,228.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Radio (filter this donor) 1 1,099,999.00 0.00 0.00 1,099,999.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal agriculture (filter this donor) 1 970,344.00 0.00 0.00 970,344.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Financing (filter this donor) 1 86,401.00 0.00 0.00 86,401.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scientific research (filter this donor) 2 71,716.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 -8,633.94 0.00 80,350.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 54 57,980,331.98 4,132,824.81 18,008,691.00 10,373,172.59 1,880,990.82 9,147,752.12 580,350.00 5,465,361.00 -2,466,756.83 4,858,777.47 3,460,764.00 2,538,405.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (54 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
50,221.002017-11-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new oral drug delivery devices and technologies for the extended-release of therapeutics to maximize patient adherence to medication regimens, in order to provide robust pharmacokinetics for cure, and to minimize development of drug resistance ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
817,426.002017-11-29Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a delivery platform for essential micronutrients that will extend the benefit of fortification of foods to the malnourished population of the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
634,485.812017-11-08Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a delivery platform for essential micronutrients that will extend the benefit of fortification of foods to the malnourished population of the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002017-10-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to quickly and efficiently transport clinical samples from health centers to diagnostic laboratories in low-resource settings by developing an algorithm that uses the locations of samples to design optimal courier routes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,250,000.002017-10-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a team of scientists to develop novel dosage forms compatible with pediatric administration; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,250,000.002017-10-24Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a team of scientists to develop novel dosage forms compatible with pediatric administration; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
30,692.002017-05-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- This grant will enable vaccine experts from developing countries to participate in the Vaccine Bioprocess and Commercialization three-day workshop in June 2017. The skills learned will improve technology transfer and improve local vaccine development and ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,828,630.002016-12-01Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement scalable genetic technologies to enhance antimalarial drug target identification and vaccine development efforts; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,252,985.002016-11-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop novel pulsed antigen-releasing single-injection vaccine delivery systems to facilitate pediatric immunizations in developing world circumstances in which repeated patient access may be problematic; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan|India|Afghanistan|Nigeria.
1,336,642.002016-11-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the concept that targeted release of all trans retinoic acid (ATRA) within a lymph node will imprint memory cells with gut-homing capacity, while avoiding toxicity associated with systemic ATRA exposure; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,500,000.002016-11-15Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support innovators in addressing key solution and knowledge gaps aligned to Global Health strategies and platform needs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
263,350.002016-11-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a charitable gift supporting the sustainability of the Varanasi Research Group laboratory, in the area of developing innovative technologies for Global Health.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,736,650.002016-11-04Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of engineered interfaces to enable delivery of high viscosity vaccine/drug formulations for the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,452,274.002016-11-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a delivery platform for essential micronutrients that will extend the benefit of fortification of foods to the malnourished population of the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,000,000.002016-08-24Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop innovative new technologies to address global health needs. Global Health Technology Innovation Fund. Investment start date: 8/24/2016 to end date: 7/31/2021. Grantee name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
677,129.002016-08-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a high-quality marking for young children that provides their immunization history and status.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-38,969.002016-01-22Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a thermostable dosage form of the oral polyomielitis vaccine that could efficiently circumvent the cold chain storage requirements and provide a vehicle for high potency global OPV vaccination; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,036,826.002015-11-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new oral drug delivery devices and technologies for the extended-release of therapeutics to maximize patient adherence to medication regimens, in order to provide robust pharmacokinetics for cure, and to minimize development of drug resistance ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,159,626.002015-11-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new oral drug delivery devices and technologies for the extended-release of therapeutics to maximize patient adherence to medication regimens, in order to provide robust pharmacokinetics for cure, and to minimize development of drug resistance ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,099,999.002015-11-20Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research the influence of media narratives on informing and addressing discriminatory social norms against girls and women; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
86,401.002015-11-20Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design and test various strategies to reach attract lowest income groups to the opportunities offered by digital financial services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mexico.
970,344.002015-11-19Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a single-injection delayed-release T-solium (swine tapeworm) vaccine that would require a one-time access to facilitate control programs in the Developing World; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002015-10-28Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide lasting protection from infections that cause childhood diarrhea and stunting by using CRISPR technology to make protective healthy bacteria resistant to phage for reconstituting the gut so they can outcompete pathogens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,272,780.002015-10-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new oral drug delivery devices and technologies for the extended-release of therapeutics to maximize patient adherence to medication regimens, in order to provide robust pharmacokinetics for cure, and to minimize development of drug resistance ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,307,500.002015-10-15Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and rigorously test programs that improve adoption and profitable use of agricultural technology by small-scale farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Nepal|Bangladesh|Bhutan|Sri lanka|Pakistan|India.
157,907.502015-07-09Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a simple, effective and inexpensive LS delivery platform that avoids these limitations and can be made readily available in developing regions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
157,907.502015-07-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a simple, effective and inexpensive LS delivery platform that avoids these limitations and can be made readily available in developing regions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-6,118.412015-06-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that can be deployed via cell phones to transport vaccines to rural locations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
30,000.002015-02-25Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enable participation by vaccine experts from developing countries in a workshop to be held on the MIT campus to improve technology transfer and improve local vaccine development and manufacturing so that vaccines can be provided at an affordable price,; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
650,556.002014-11-24Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a delivery platform for essential micronutrients that will extend the benefit of fortification of foods to the malnourished population of the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,300,000.002014-06-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a thermostable dosage form of the oral polyomielitis vaccine that could efficiently circumvent the cold chain storage requirements and provide a vehicle for high potency global OPV vaccination; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-8,633.942014-06-23Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide the first systematic empirical evidence for the potential of the “lean peer review” funding approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-60,931.242014-06-23Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create an antimicrobial “sense-and-destroy” system by engineering sentinel/killer cells that detect the presence of a wide range of pathogenic bacteria and secrete bacteriocins/lysins that kill the pathogen with high specificity and efficiency; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-6.882013-08-28Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the chemistry of nitrogen catalysts. Catalytic Reduction of DiNitrogen 1.0FP. Investment start date: 9/14/2009 to end date: 5/11/2013. Grantee name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
4,307,547.002013-08-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop novel pulsed antigen-releasing single-injection vaccine delivery systems to facilitate pediatric immunizations in developing world circumstances in which repeated patient access may be problematic; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan|India|Afghanistan|Nigeria.
1,569,880.002013-08-27Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a delivery platform for essential micronutrients that will extend the benefit of fortification of foods to the malnourished population of the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,166,024.002013-08-22Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new oral drug delivery devices and technologies for the extended-release of therapeutics to maximize patient adherence to medication regimens, in order to provide robust pharmacokinetics for cure, and to minimize development of drug resistance ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
104,308.002013-05-06Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide conference support for the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative Conference Series; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-10-22Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop strains of the malaria-causing parasite P. falciparum in which individual gene expression can be regulated for use in testing anti-malarial compounds.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
80,350.002012-09-20Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide the first systematic empirical evidence for the potential of the “lean peer review” funding approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
300,000.002012-06-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop novel pulsed antigen-releasing single-injection vaccine delivery systems to facilitate pediatric immunizations in Developing World circumstances where repeated patient access can be problematic.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-04-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that can be deployed via cell phones to transport vaccines to rural locations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,437,228.502011-11-04Urban development and managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Urban Services Initiative. Urban Services Initiative. Investment start date: 11/4/2011 to end date: 10/31/2019. Grantee name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Asia|Africa.
2,437,228.502011-11-04Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Urban Services Initiative. Urban Services Initiative. Investment start date: 11/4/2011 to end date: 10/31/2019. Grantee name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Asia|Africa.
100,000.002011-10-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to engineer a strain of a common bacterial inhabitant of the human gut to contain genetic sensors that can report biomarkers for intestinal disorders in a stool sample.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
490,904.002011-04-21Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create an antimicrobial “sense-and-destroy” system by engineering sentinel/killer cells that detect the presence of a wide range of pathogenic bacteria and secrete bacteriocins/lysins that kill the pathogen with high specificity and efficiency; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-81.582010-08-11Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct applied research on human disease using modern technological tools that can be disseminated to the malaria research community; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-2,466,675.252010-04-12Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and deploy genetic tests useful for monitoring drug resistance, vaccine responses, and disease severity; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
393,706.472009-09-14Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the chemistry of nitrogen catalysts. Catalytic Reduction of DiNitrogen 1.0FP. Investment start date: 9/14/2009 to end date: 5/11/2013. Grantee name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
4,465,071.002009-06-05Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and rigorously test programs that improve adoption and profitable use of agricultural technology by small-scale farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Nepal|Bangladesh|Bhutan|Sri lanka|Pakistan|India.
3,070,321.002008-11-17Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and deploy genetic tests useful for monitoring drug resistance, vaccine responses, and disease severity; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
97,633.002008-10-23Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct applied research on human disease using modern technological tools that can be disseminated to the malaria research community; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
292,810.002008-08-20Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project to develop a public haplotype resource for monitoring drug resistance, vaccine responses, and markers of disease severity in malaria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
2,538,405.002006-05-02Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project to develop a public haplotype resource for monitoring drug resistance, vaccine responses, and markers of disease severity in malaria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.