Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Murdoch Childrens Research 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 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 MurdochChildrensResearchInstitute
Websitehttps://www.mcri.edu.au/
Twitter usernameMCRI_for_kids
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murdoch_Childrens_Research_Institute
Instagram usernamemurdoch_childrens

Full donee page for donee Murdoch Childrens Research 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 25 925,710 1,526,112 -27,443 253,700 278,947 506,656 569,491 925,710 1,324,476 1,499,099 2,994,783 4,771,414 4,992,818
Global health 25 925,710 1,526,112 -27,443 253,700 278,947 506,656 569,491 925,710 1,324,476 1,499,099 2,994,783 4,771,414 4,992,818

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 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009
Global health (filter this donor) 25 38,152,788.00 542,371.00 3,623,428.00 5,368,934.00 5,387,102.00 12,977,601.00 6,072,998.00 1,432,366.00 1,499,099.00 1,248,889.00
Total 25 38,152,788.00 542,371.00 3,623,428.00 5,368,934.00 5,387,102.00 12,977,601.00 6,072,998.00 1,432,366.00 1,499,099.00 1,248,889.00

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 (25 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 25)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-27,443.00252018-10-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To support the 11th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases, the international pneumococcal experts meeting held Melbourne, Australia in 2018.; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
569,814.00152018-06-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to overcome the many challenges of getting oxygen to seriously ill children with severe pneumonia in remote rural hospitals and health centers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Papua new guinea.
278,947.00212017-11-15Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate robust data as part of the single-dose HPV evidence generation process; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Fiji.
599,983.00142017-11-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support for a project manager to provide targeted clinical and regulatory support to BioFarma’s RV3 rotavirus vaccine development program; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.
112,973.00242017-11-03Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate robust data as part of the single-dose HPV evidence generation process.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mongolia.
496,438.00192017-11-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate nasopharyngeal carriage in children with pneumonia 4 years post introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine vaccination to determine herd impact on unimmunized; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Lao people's democratic republic (the).
1,324,476.00112017-08-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide evidence to help understand why vaccine recipients in some instances do not respond to an oral rotavirus vaccine; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
253,700.00232017-07-22Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To support the 11th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases, the international pneumococcal experts meeting held Melbourne, Australia in 2018.; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
556,911.00172017-04-04Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund a substudy of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) impact, to evaluate the impact of PCV-13 introduction on the incidence of respiratory syncytial virus and/or influenza related severe pneumonia among children under age 5; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,799,668.0072016-10-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a low cost rotavirus vaccine that could be used in a developing world setting to prevent vaccine preventable deaths in infants and children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,999,775.0052016-10-05Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce immunological and microbiological evidence of the effectiveness of alternate dosing schedules of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines using fewer doses; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Viet nam.
569,491.00162016-08-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to overcome the many challenges of getting oxygen to seriously ill children with severe pneumonia in remote rural hospitals and health centers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Papua new guinea.
265,696.00222015-07-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to examine a new mechanism that may influence rotavirus vaccine take, and improve our understanding of immunological correlates of protection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,771,414.0032015-02-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to overcome the many challenges of getting oxygen to seriously ill children with severe pneumonia in remote rural hospitals and health centers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Papua new guinea.
349,992.00202015-02-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to the understanding of whether the frequency and intensity of social contact affects pneumococcal carriage rates and density, and if so, whether pneumococcal conjugate vaccination is able to overcome the effects of social contact on the car; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,994,783.0062014-10-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate how nasopharyngeal (NP) carriage surveillance in hospitalized children with respiratory illness or pneumonia can be used to estimate the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine coverage required to show evidence of herd immunity; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Australia|Lao people's democratic republic (the)|Papua new guinea|Mongolia.
4,990,000.0022014-10-02Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a low cost rotavirus vaccine that could be used in a developing world setting to prevent vaccine preventable deaths in infants and children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,992,818.0012014-09-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce immunological and microbiological evidence of the effectiveness of alternate dosing schedules of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines using fewer doses; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Viet nam.
3,096,211.0042013-11-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to monitor pneumococcal carriage and vaccine impact. Monitoring pneumococcal carriage and vaccine impact. Investment start date: 11/14/2013 to end date: 12/31/2016. Grantee name: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,498,905.0092013-08-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an effective, low cost, oral, human neonatal rotavirus vaccine aimed at prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis from birth, for infants and children worldwide; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,477,882.00102013-06-25Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an effective, low cost, oral, human neonatal rotavirus vaccine aimed at prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis from birth, for infants and children worldwide; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
506,656.00182012-10-08Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a pathway to select methods to detect carriage of multiple serotype of Streptococcus pneumoniae that can be used in resource-poor countries to facilitate monitoring of the impact of introducing pneumococcal vaccination; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
925,710.00132012-07-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an effective, low cost, oral, human neonatal rotavirus vaccine aimed at prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis from birth, for infants and children worldwide; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,499,099.0082011-08-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a pathway to select methods to detect carriage of multiple serotype of Streptococcus pneumoniae that can be used in resource-poor countries to facilitate monitoring of the impact of introducing pneumococcal vaccination; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,248,889.00122009-09-22Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a pathway to select methods to detect carriage of multiple serotype of Streptococcus pneumoniae that can be used in resource-poor countries to facilitate monitoring of the impact of introducing pneumococcal vaccination; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.