Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Michigan State University

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 spartans.msu
Websitehttp://www.msu.edu/
Twitter usernamemichiganstateu
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_State_University
Instagram usernamemichiganstateu

Full donee page for donee Michigan State University

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 2009 2008
Agriculture (filter this donor) 16 45,721,849.87 -4,618.13 0.00 358,696.00 13,678,775.00 1,497,449.00 9,180,361.00 3,619,685.00 11,391,018.00 6,000,484.00
Animal agriculture (filter this donor) 3 4,102,487.00 1,974,346.00 2,128,141.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 749,985.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 749,985.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 2 200,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 22 50,774,321.87 1,969,727.87 2,228,141.00 358,696.00 13,678,775.00 1,497,449.00 10,030,346.00 3,619,685.00 11,391,018.00 6,000,484.00

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 (22 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,974,346.002017-11-21Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct feeding trials in cattle and buffalos to demonstrate the utility and impact of AFEX feed on cow productivity, milk composition, and quality in India to reduce the seasonality in access to quality feed helping small-holder farmers realize the fu; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
-4,618.132017-01-09Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the potential of perennial grain crops for African smallholder farmer systems; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
698,833.002016-09-09Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct feeding trials in cattle and buffalos to demonstrate the utility and impact of AFEX feed on cow productivity, milk composition, and quality in India to reduce the seasonality in access to quality feed helping small-holder farmers realize the fu; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,429,308.002016-06-13Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct feeding trials in cattle and buffalos to demonstrate the utility and impact of AFEX feed on cow productivity, milk composition, and quality in India to reduce the seasonality in access to quality feed helping small-holder farmers realize the fu; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
100,000.002016-04-26Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to rapidly and safely detect malaria by developing a low-cost skin patch that uses microneedles to painlessly collect interstitial fluid from beneath the skin surface that are then tested for parasite proteins; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
49,995.002015-10-16Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the gathering of legume researchers from Africa and internationally to share research findings, discuss agriculture sector development challenges, consider solutions and opportunities for collaboration in pulse/grain legume research for a bette; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
308,701.002015-07-20Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide evidence and integrated analysis that can guide the development of programs and policies to improve the welfare of African smallholder farmers and consumers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
12,224,712.002014-08-29Agriculture/agricultural education/traininghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help African governments build functional regulatory systems for biotech crops, helping them to make science-based decisions that enhance agricultural productivity while protecting human health and the environment; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,454,063.002014-07-17Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a prototype precision Integrated Pest Management (IPM) platform for the control of major cowpea pests in West Africa that will lay the foundation for the doubling of cowpea yields by smallholder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,497,449.002013-10-23Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the potential of perennial grain crops for African smallholder farmer systems; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
7,815,486.002012-11-01Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project identifying strategic opportunities for promoting incomes and food security; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Kenya|Mali|Malawi|Nigeria|Zambia|Tanzania, united republic of.
749,985.002012-10-30Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve scientific and public health understanding of how dietary mycotoxin exposure, in conjunction with other risk factors for diarrheal diseases, affects child growth development in low-income nations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,364,875.002012-07-23Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a center in Africa that provides training, education, and technical support for African regulators to make informed decisions on how to use biotechnology while protecting farmers, consumers, and the environment; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Senegal|Burkina faso|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Nigeria|Togo|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Mozambique.
100,000.002012-04-02Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use a synthetic biosensor strain and high-throughput screening to discover compounds that inhibit tuberculosis persistence.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,190,588.002011-11-04Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the research-based communication, outreach, and issue advocacy activities of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa to accelerate African and agriculture-led, sustained, broad-based economic growth on the continent; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
450,000.002011-08-11Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project identifying strategic opportunities for promoting incomes and food security; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Zambia|Kenya|Mali|Mozambique|Malawi.
1,489,098.002011-08-04Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a center in Africa that provides training, education, and technical support for African regulators to make informed decisions on how to use biotechnology while protecting farmers, consumers, and the environment; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Senegal|Burkina faso|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Nigeria|Togo|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Mozambique.
489,999.002011-05-10Agriculture/agricultural education/traininghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop open education resources to improve curricula at the MSc level in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia|Kenya|Uganda.
950,579.002009-10-16Agriculture/agricultural education/traininghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop open education resources to improve curricula at the MSc level in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia|Kenya|Uganda.
10,440,439.002009-07-06Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a center in Africa that provides training, education, and technical support for African regulators to make informed decisions on how to use biotechnology while protecting farmers, consumers, and the environment; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Senegal|Burkina faso|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Nigeria|Togo|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Mozambique.
4,000,484.002008-09-17Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project identifying strategic opportunities for promoting incomes and food security; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Zambia|Kenya|Mali|Mozambique|Malawi.
2,000,000.002008-03-26Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the research-based communication, outreach, and issue advocacy activities of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa to accelerate African and agriculture-led, sustained, broad-based economic growth on the continent; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.