Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Medical Research Council

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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page MRCComms
Websitehttp://www.mrc.ac.uk/
Twitter usernameThe_MRC
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_Research_Council

Full donee page for donee Medical Research Council

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
Global health (filter this donor) 10 17,141,872.00 4,335,126.00 499,555.00 390,076.00 1,794,342.00 3,236,933.00 6,885,840.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 3 2,261,947.00 0.00 330,321.00 0.00 0.00 1,931,626.00 0.00
Total 13 19,403,819.00 4,335,126.00 829,876.00 390,076.00 1,794,342.00 5,168,559.00 6,885,840.00

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 (13 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
3,800,169.002017-09-25Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate whether a two-dose schedule of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is as effective as a three-dose schedule, thereby enhancing the prevention of pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases in low- and middle-income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-488.002017-04-25Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate clinical trials data required to facilitate a transition to IPV as a 9 month booster immunization within the EPI schedule; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
535,445.002017-01-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine used in a 3+0 schedule. A study to determine the impact of PCV13 on pneumococcal carriage and to prepare for a trial of alternative PCV scheduling in The Gambia. Investment start date: 1/9/2017 to end; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Gambia (the).
330,321.002016-11-01Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess markers of iron metabolism among term, pre-term and small-for-gestational-age infants during the early post-partum period, and to evaluate possible relationships between iron metabolism and the risk of newborn infections; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
499,555.002016-05-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate the use of pneumococcal vaccines in low-income countries and so reduce child mortality due to pneumococcal disease; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Gambia (the).
340,076.002015-10-07Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate understanding of how epigenetic processes in the very early embryo can lead to adverse fetal outcomes if a mother lacks appropriate nutrients; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.002015-07-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a global meeting on neonatal and maternal immunization, to be held in the Gambia in March 2015; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,794,342.002014-12-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate the use of pneumococcal vaccines in low-income countries and so reduce child mortality due to pneumococcal disease; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Gambia (the).
118,171.002013-10-23Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop pathophysiologically-based systems models to provide a quantitative framework for characterizing the complex causal link between nutrition intake, physical and cognitive growth and development, and health as a function of time; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
138,347.002013-08-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate clinical trials data required to facilitate a transition to IPV as a 9 month booster immunization within the EPI schedule; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,813,455.002013-07-11Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve iron status and vaccine responses of children in the developing world through new strategies of iron supplementation guided by measurement of the iron regulatory hormone, hepcidin.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,098,586.002013-01-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate clinical trials data required to facilitate a transition to IPV as a 9 month booster immunization within the EPI schedule; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,885,840.002011-05-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate the use of pneumococcal vaccines in low-income countries and so reduce child mortality due to pneumococcal disease; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Gambia (the).