Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Mercy Corps

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 mercycorps
Websitehttp://www.mercycorps.org
Twitter usernamemercycorps
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercy_Corps
Instagram usernamemercycorps

Full donee page for donee Mercy Corps

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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2007
Financing (filter this donor) 1 19,417,436.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 19,417,436.00
Material relief assistance and services (filter this donor) 14 5,926,286.97 0.00 332,378.13 1,051,117.00 639,297.15 0.00 2,153,499.69 1,749,995.00 0.00
Animal agriculture (filter this donor) 5 3,035,615.28 1,400,000.00 -30,884.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,666,499.38 0.00 0.00
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (filter this donor) 8 2,669,690.76 0.00 396,243.76 0.00 673,618.00 1,599,829.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Food aid (filter this donor) 5 979,478.82 0.00 -52,175.18 0.00 201,825.00 749,829.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 33 32,028,507.82 1,400,000.00 645,562.61 1,051,117.00 1,514,740.15 2,349,658.00 3,899,999.06 1,749,995.00 19,417,436.00

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 (33 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,400,000.002017-11-09Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to revitalize the poultry livelihoods and markets in Nigeria’s Borno State through the establishment of mother units and the provision of chickens to vulnerable households; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
400,000.002016-12-20Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support populations highly affected by complex crisis in Yemen. Emergency Response to complex crisis in Yemen. Investment start date: 12/20/2016 to end date: 12/19/2017. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Yemen.
450,000.002016-11-04Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify and address the major challenges that require innovative solutions in the humanitarian Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WSH) sector in the context of the complex emergency unfolding in Syria and the surrounding region; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Jordan|Syrian arab republic|Lebanon.
-15,442.052016-05-19Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide immediate food access to drought-affected pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities and their animals in northern Kenya while rebuilding assets and livelihoods to increase resilience to future shocks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
-15,442.052016-05-19Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide immediate food access to drought-affected pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities and their animals in northern Kenya while rebuilding assets and livelihoods to increase resilience to future shocks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
-15,446.692016-05-19Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide immediate food access to drought-affected pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities and their animals in northern Kenya while rebuilding assets and livelihoods to increase resilience to future shocks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
-53,756.242016-03-30Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to rapidly meet the basic needs of this highly vulnerable IDP population. Emergency Response to Violence and Displacement in Central African Republic. Investment start date: 10/23/2013 to end date: 10/22/2014. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Central african republic (the).
-52,175.182016-03-30Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to rapidly meet the basic needs of this highly vulnerable IDP population. Emergency Response to Violence and Displacement in Central African Republic. Investment start date: 10/23/2013 to end date: 10/22/2014. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Central african republic (the).
-52,175.182016-03-30Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to rapidly meet the basic needs of this highly vulnerable IDP population. Emergency Response to Violence and Displacement in Central African Republic. Investment start date: 10/23/2013 to end date: 10/22/2014. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Central african republic (the).
451,117.002015-12-17Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support critical needs as a result of complex crisis in Yemen. Humanitarian Relief for Complex Crisis in Yemen. Investment start date: 12/17/2015 to end date: 12/31/2016. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Yemen.
600,000.002015-05-22Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to conflict and displacement in Iraq. Emergency Response to Conflict and Displacement in Iraq. Investment start date: 5/22/2015 to end date: 5/21/2016. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Iraq.
500,000.002013-12-26Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to meet immediate needs, accelerate economic recovery and build financial resilience in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
465,793.002013-10-24Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify and address the major challenges that require innovative solutions in the humanitarian Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WSH) sector in the context of the complex emergency unfolding in Syria and the surrounding region; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Jordan|Syrian arab republic|Lebanon.
204,000.002013-10-23Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to rapidly meet the basic needs of this highly vulnerable IDP population. Emergency Response to Violence and Displacement in Central African Republic. Investment start date: 10/23/2013 to end date: 10/22/2014. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Central african republic (the).
198,000.002013-10-23Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to rapidly meet the basic needs of this highly vulnerable IDP population. Emergency Response to Violence and Displacement in Central African Republic. Investment start date: 10/23/2013 to end date: 10/22/2014. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Central african republic (the).
198,000.002013-10-23Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to rapidly meet the basic needs of this highly vulnerable IDP population. Emergency Response to Violence and Displacement in Central African Republic. Investment start date: 10/23/2013 to end date: 10/22/2014. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Central african republic (the).
3,825.002013-06-03Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to protect the lives, rebuild the livelihoods and enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities in western Niger and northern Mali through a community led, livestock market-driven approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali|Niger (the).
3,825.002013-06-03Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to protect the lives, rebuild the livelihoods and enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities in western Niger and northern Mali through a community led, livestock market-driven approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali|Niger (the).
-58,702.852013-05-15Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the humanitarian crisis in Kyrgyzstan. Emergency response to refugee crisis in Kyrgyzstan. Investment start date: 6/29/2010 to end date: 6/25/2011. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kyrgyzstan.
350,000.002012-10-18Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to flooding in Assam, North-East India. Emergency Response to flooding in Assam, North-East India. Investment start date: 10/18/2012 to end date: 10/18/2013. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
749,829.002012-09-20Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to protect the lives, rebuild the livelihoods and enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities in western Niger and northern Mali through a community led, livestock market-driven approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali|Niger (the).
749,829.002012-09-20Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to protect the lives, rebuild the livelihoods and enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities in western Niger and northern Mali through a community led, livestock market-driven approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali|Niger (the).
500,000.002012-08-27Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response for internally displaced people in Assam, India. Assam, North-East India, Inter-Communal Violence Humanitarian Response. Investment start date: 8/27/2012 to end date: 8/26/2013. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
320,000.002011-12-22Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief for mudslides and flooding in Colombia. Response to Flooding and Mudslides in Colombia. Investment start date: 12/22/2011 to end date: 12/21/2012. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Colombia.
80,000.002011-12-22Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief for mudslides and flooding in Colombia. Response to Flooding and Mudslides in Colombia. Investment start date: 12/22/2011 to end date: 12/21/2012. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Colombia.
833,249.692011-09-23Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide immediate food access to drought-affected pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities and their animals in northern Kenya while rebuilding assets and livelihoods to increase resilience to future shocks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
833,249.692011-09-23Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide immediate food access to drought-affected pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities and their animals in northern Kenya while rebuilding assets and livelihoods to increase resilience to future shocks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
833,499.692011-09-23Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide immediate food access to drought-affected pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities and their animals in northern Kenya while rebuilding assets and livelihoods to increase resilience to future shocks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
1,000,000.002011-03-24Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the earthquake- and tsunami-affected communities in Japan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Japan.
400,000.002010-11-08Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Earthquake and Tsunami Response in Indonesia. Investment start date: 11/8/2010 to end date: 11/30/2011. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.
700,000.002010-06-30Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the humanitarian crisis in Kyrgyzstan. Emergency response to refugee crisis in Kyrgyzstan. Investment start date: 6/29/2010 to end date: 6/25/2011. Grantee name: Mercy Corps; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kyrgyzstan.
649,995.002010-03-24Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emotional and psychological support to children affected by the earthquake in Haiti; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti.
19,417,436.002007-11-21Financing/Informal/semi-formal financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Maximizing Financial Access Through Innovation and Services at Scale (MAXIS) program; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the)|Indonesia.