Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to New York Academy of Sciences

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 2020. 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 nyasciences
Websitehttp://www.nyas.org/
Twitter usernamenyasciences
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Academy_of_Sciences

Full donee page for donee New York Academy of Sciences

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 8 241,743 531,446 50,000 50,000 100,861 238,957 241,743 241,743 365,757 497,938 956,747 1,799,561 1,799,561
Global health 2 50,000 75,431 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 100,861 100,861 100,861 100,861 100,861
Nutrition 6 365,757 683,451 238,957 238,957 241,743 241,743 365,757 365,757 497,938 956,747 956,747 1,799,561 1,799,561

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 2011 2007
Nutrition (filter this donor) 6 4,100,703.00 497,938.00 2,998,051.00 365,757.00 238,957.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 2 150,861.00 0.00 100,861.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00
Total 8 4,251,564.00 497,938.00 3,098,912.00 365,757.00 238,957.00 50,000.00

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 (8 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
497,938.0032018-09-27Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help guide the use of maternal multiple micronutrient supplements during pregnancy in Low and Middle Income Countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,799,561.0012017-10-20Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to carry out a broad range of activities aimed at improving the ability to assess population thiamine status, determining the extent of thiamine deficiency in selected countries in Asia and Africa, and developing intervention strategies and national plans; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
956,747.0022017-10-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the formation of a Nutrition Modelers’ Consortium that will ultimately help low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) allocate their nutrition resources more efficiently through the use of nutrition modeling tools.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,861.0072017-06-01Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and present a scientific conference on the development of long acting HIV prevention methods; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
241,743.0052017-04-17Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help guide the use of maternal multiple micronutrient supplements during pregnancy in Low and Middle Income Countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
365,757.0042016-09-16Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to review evidence on populations most at risk of vitamin D and thiamin deficiencies, determine the public health importance of such deficiencies, and decide whether and what programmatic interventions should be promoted to address them; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
238,957.0062011-11-04Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to connect animal science and human nutrition expertise and leverage crowdsourcing to bring new insights, identify high-impact areas of research, and accelerate progress and innovation in priority areas of maternal and child nutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.0082007-05-09Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a conference entitled "Severe Malaria: Pathogenesis and Intervention Strategies"; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.