Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Milken Institute

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 March 2022. 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 milkeninstitute
Websitehttp://www.milkeninstitute.org
Twitter usernameCVP1960
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milken_Institute

Full donee page for donee Milken Institute

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 10 150,016 394,563 -22,476 -22,476 25,000 150,000 150,000 150,016 435,950 472,476 590,000 599,768 1,394,893
Global health 6 435,950 505,105 -22,476 -22,476 150,016 150,016 435,950 435,950 472,476 599,768 599,768 1,394,893 1,394,893
Agriculture 2 25,000 307,500 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 590,000 590,000 590,000 590,000 590,000
Multisector aid 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Scientific research 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

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 2016 2014 2013 2011 2010 2008 2007
Global health (filter this donor) 6 3,030,627.00 0.00 0.00 150,016.00 450,000.00 599,768.00 435,950.00 0.00 1,394,893.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 2 615,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 590,000.00 0.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 1 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scientific research (filter this donor) 1 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 10 3,945,627.00 150,000.00 150,000.00 150,016.00 450,000.00 599,768.00 460,950.00 590,000.00 1,394,893.00

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 (10 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
150,000.0072017-09-06Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Milken Institute Global Conference and the Milken Institute London Summit; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Far East Asia|South of Sahara.
150,000.0072016-03-24Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Milken Institute Global Conference and the Milken Institute London Summit; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
150,016.0062014-08-25Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene global leaders to identify and implement actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues, and to provide a platform for advocating for increased funding to support global health R&D, with a specific focus on malaria and tuberculosis, i; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-22,476.00102013-10-01Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for conference support. Milken Global Conference. Investment start date: 5/2/2011 to end date: 12/31/2012. Grantee name: Milken Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
472,476.0042013-10-01Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support two years of the "Milken Institute Global Conference" and three years of the "Milken Institute London Summit"; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
599,768.0022011-05-02Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for conference support. Milken Global Conference. Investment start date: 5/2/2011 to end date: 12/31/2012. Grantee name: Milken Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
25,000.0092010-09-20Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the exploration of catalytic capital market solutions to leverage aid and stimulate investment in developing countries; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
435,950.0052010-04-21Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together leaders in health and medical research to identify innovative approaches for accelerating progress to finding cures for neglected diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
590,000.0032008-11-07Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the exploration of catalytic capital market solutions to leverage aid and stimulate investment in developing countries; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,394,893.0012007-03-13Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a Medical Research Investment Analysis service (MeRIA) to identify and characterize opportunities to support nonprofit medical research and to provide that data to foundations, philanthropists, and their financial advisors; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.