Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to New Venture Fund

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

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Country

Full donee page for donee New Venture Fund

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 2010 2008
Global development (filter this donor) 20 56,485,903.00 6,350,000.00 13,000,000.00 12,461,613.00 7,542,000.00 11,468,619.00 4,334,000.00 1,329,671.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 31 29,186,278.38 4,870,302.00 237,799.00 1,965,978.00 5,000,000.00 195,344.38 5,566,000.00 4,185,976.00 5,164,879.00 2,000,000.00
Education (filter this donor) 1 7,900,010.00 0.00 7,900,010.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 5 3,842,966.00 2,242,966.00 1,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 3 2,931,000.00 1,431,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Communications policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 3 1,811,148.88 -839,426.00 0.00 1,150,574.88 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 63 102,157,306.25 14,054,842.00 22,737,809.00 17,078,165.88 14,042,000.00 11,663,963.38 9,900,000.00 5,515,647.00 5,164,879.00 2,000,000.00

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 (63 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
6,350,000.002017-12-15Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: United states of america (the).
1,386,000.002017-10-23Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To provide global civil society coordination on advocacy for Global Fund resource mobilization; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,428,000.002017-10-23Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To provide global civil society coordination on advocacy for Global Fund resource mobilization; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,386,000.002017-10-23Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To provide global civil society coordination on advocacy for Global Fund resource mobilization; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
201,302.002017-09-26Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the affordability of medicines in low- middle-income countries. Access and Affordability Initiative. Investment start date: 9/21/2012 to end date: 9/30/2018. Grantee name: New Venture Fund; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,200,000.002017-07-26Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support civil society organizations in their efforts to advocate for increased support for nutrition efforts in high-burden countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
238,000.002017-06-22Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen evidence-based communications for advocacy to advance agenda-setting, policy, and financing priorities related to RMNCAH+N continuum of care issues, including integrated delivery channels in developing countries, and to test novel communica; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
231,000.002017-06-22Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen evidence-based communications for advocacy to advance agenda-setting, policy, and financing priorities related to RMNCAH+N continuum of care issues, including integrated delivery channels in developing countries, and to test novel communica; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
231,000.002017-06-22Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen evidence-based communications for advocacy to advance agenda-setting, policy, and financing priorities related to RMNCAH+N continuum of care issues, including integrated delivery channels in developing countries, and to test novel communica; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,200,000.002017-05-08Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support media and communications efforts to advance the work of the global development, health and United States education communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
839,426.002017-04-20Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support media and communications efforts to advance the work of the global development, health and United States education communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-839,426.002017-04-20Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support media and communications efforts to advance the work of the global development, health and United States education communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
203,540.002017-03-28Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support field testing of donor segmentation defined by Money for Good 2015 research; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
9,500,000.002016-11-10Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: United states of america (the).
1,000,000.002016-09-09Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support media and communications efforts to advance the work of the global development, health and United States education communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
237,799.002016-08-29Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to manage a product development website and user network serving the broad global health community to speed up progress toward implementing new solutions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
7,900,010.002016-08-23Education/Education policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support national communications work around Common Core, high-quality and aligned assessments, and ESSA implementation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
600,000.002016-06-15Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support field testing of donor segmentation defined by Money for Good 2015 research; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
3,500,000.002016-05-27Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of the importance and value of smart foreign aid from France and to help encourage stakeholders to champion increased aid; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
11,904,000.002015-11-09Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: United states of america (the).
724,483.502015-10-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the TB Drug Accelerator program and the Macrofilaricide Drug Accelerator program by ensuring that these two efforts have appropriate project and portfolio management capabilities in place; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
241,494.502015-10-26Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the TB Drug Accelerator program and the Macrofilaricide Drug Accelerator program by ensuring that these two efforts have appropriate project and portfolio management capabilities in place; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,500,000.002015-09-25Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support civil society organizations in their efforts to advocate for increased support for nutrition efforts in high-burden countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
557,613.002015-07-24Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to inform a strategy about how to leverage support in France to help prioritize development issues amongst new and existing stakeholders and create greater engagement of the public and other decision-makers on international development issues; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-4,113,457.002015-07-06Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,113,457.002015-07-06Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: United states of america (the).
1,150,574.882015-07-01Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support media and communications efforts to advance the work of the global development, health and United States education communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,000,000.002015-06-05Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the level of attention and investment in global health issues by the research-based biopharmaceutical industry, and coordinate activities to achieve greater impact and efficiency with respect to neglected tropical and other diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,500,000.002014-10-28Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support media and communications efforts to advance the work of the global development, health and United States education communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
7,542,000.002014-10-28Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: United states of america (the).
1,650,000.002014-09-15Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide global civil society coordination on advocacy for Global Fund resource mobilization through the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN), including developing joint advocacy campaigns that can be used at the national level by country-level advocate; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,700,000.002014-09-15Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide global civil society coordination on advocacy for Global Fund resource mobilization through the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN), including developing joint advocacy campaigns that can be used at the national level by country-level advocate; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,650,000.002014-09-15Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide global civil society coordination on advocacy for Global Fund resource mobilization through the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN), including developing joint advocacy campaigns that can be used at the national level by country-level advocate; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
250,000.002013-11-04Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test solutions-oriented education journalism that leads to problem-solving and positive outcomes with the Seattle Times; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,010,000.002013-10-09Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
385,900.002013-09-27Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the affordability of medicines in low- middle-income countries. Access and Affordability Initiative. Investment start date: 9/21/2012 to end date: 9/30/2018. Grantee name: New Venture Fund; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,000,000.002013-09-23Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-1,931,936.622013-07-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to encourage scientists worldwide to expand the pipeline of ideas to fight our greatest health challenges, including downstream innovations addressing the needs of in-country immunization systems; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
450,000.002013-07-08Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test solutions-oriented education journalism that leads to problem-solving and positive outcomes with the Seattle Times; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
8,619.002013-06-16Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-8,619.002013-06-16Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide small and timely grants to domestic and international projects that are focused on global health issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,750,000.002013-05-22Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to foster change in communications and media through strategic philanthropy and innovative projects; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,750,000.002013-05-22Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to foster change in communications and media through strategic philanthropy and innovative projects; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,000,000.002012-11-05Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to encourage scientists worldwide to expand the pipeline of ideas to fight our greatest health challenges, including downstream innovations addressing the needs of in-country immunization systems; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
234,000.002012-10-24Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-234,000.002012-10-24Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide small and timely grants to domestic and international projects that are focused on global health issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
300,000.002012-09-21Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the affordability of medicines in low- middle-income countries. Access and Affordability Initiative. Investment start date: 9/21/2012 to end date: 9/30/2018. Grantee name: New Venture Fund; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,000,000.002012-09-19Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to foster change in communications and media through strategic philanthropy and innovative projects; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,000,000.002012-09-19Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to foster change in communications and media through strategic philanthropy and innovative projects; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,500,000.002012-08-21Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the level of attention and investment in global health issues by the research-based biopharmaceutical industry, and coordinate activities to achieve greater impact and efficiency with respect to neglected tropical and other diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,600,000.002012-07-25Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
500,000.002012-04-23Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to foster change in communications and media through strategic philanthropy and innovative projects; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
500,000.002012-04-23Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to foster change in communications and media through strategic philanthropy and innovative projects; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
500,000.002012-03-21Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide small and timely grants to domestic and international projects that are focused on global health issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,185,976.002011-11-15Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the level of attention and investment in global health issues by the research-based biopharmaceutical industry, and coordinate activities to achieve greater impact and efficiency with respect to neglected tropical and other diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
329,671.002011-11-02Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
750,000.002011-10-11Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide small and timely grants to domestic and international projects that are focused on global health issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,250,000.002011-06-30Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide small and timely grants to domestic and international projects that are focused on global health issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,000,000.002011-06-20Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the work of the global development community by providing targeted funding to support global development policy, communications, and advocacy efforts; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,165,909.002010-10-21Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the level of attention and investment in global health issues by the research-based biopharmaceutical industry, and coordinate activities to achieve greater impact and efficiency with respect to neglected tropical and other diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
998,970.002010-04-19Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the level of attention and investment in global health issues by the research-based biopharmaceutical industry, and coordinate activities to achieve greater impact and efficiency with respect to neglected tropical and other diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,000,000.002010-01-28Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide small and timely grants to domestic and international projects that are focused on global health issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,000,000.002008-08-15Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide small and timely grants to domestic and international projects that are focused on global health issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.