Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Monash 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 59024478936
Websitehttp://www.monash.edu/
Twitter usernameMonashUni
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monash_University
Instagram usernamemonash_uni
Tumblr subdomainmonashuni

Full donee page for donee Monash 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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Global health (filter this donor) 11 23,595,833.00 897,848.00 20,769,228.00 528,770.00 999,987.00 100,000.00 200,000.00 100,000.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 12 23,695,833.00 997,848.00 20,769,228.00 528,770.00 999,987.00 100,000.00 200,000.00 100,000.00

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 (12 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
897,848.002017-08-16Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify and develop 2 or 3 novel cross-cutting platform technologies which will significant impact pediatric product development in global health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002017-04-10Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help develop new contraceptives with fewer side effects by developing a new model, the spiny mouse, which is the only rodent that naturally menstruates and mimics several features of the human menstrual cycle including premenstrual tension.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
8,290,508.002016-11-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the release of Wolbachia introgressed mosquitos to combat the spread of dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya in regions of the Americas that are battling these diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Brazil|Colombia.
340,037.002016-10-11Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify and develop 2 or 3 novel cross-cutting platform technologies which will significant impact pediatric product development in global health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
12,138,683.002016-08-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute a sustainable and cost-effective new tool for preventing transmission of dengue virus, which is estimated to threaten the health of almost 4 billion people living in tropical and subtropical regions of the world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002013-04-17Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the antioxidant melatonin as a simple and inexpensive intervention to reduce birth-related brain injury; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
428,770.002013-03-06Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To produce new and more potent vaccines with increased stability by testing a vaccine platform based on protein crystals (MicroCubes) produced by insect viruses for developing a candidate vaccine against HIV.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
999,987.002012-07-09Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the stability of an oxytocin inhalant powder and further characterize the effectiveness of oxytocin delivered to the lungs for possible use as a treatment for post-partum bleeding.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-04-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a pipeline of high-throughput production and antigenicity testing of MicroCubes to demonstrate the potential of this breakthrough technology and apply it to fight off parasitic diseases and HIV; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-09-30Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test the stability and efficacy of a needle-free, non refridgerated option dry powder formulation of the drug oxytocin, which is used to treat post-partum bleeding; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-04-12Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to engineer a live virus with a self-destruct sequence for use in a vaccine. Viral self-destruct sequences: a novel vaccine technology. Investment start date: 4/12/2010 to end date: 4/30/2011. Grantee name: Monash University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002009-02-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design a novel vaccine platform based on protein microcrystals produced by insect viruses, to induce a vigorous immune response without the need for refrigerated vaccine storage.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.