Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to North Carolina State 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 ncstate
Websitehttp://www.ncsu.edu
Twitter usernamencstate
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina_State_University
Instagram usernamencstate

Full donee page for donee North Carolina State 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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Agriculture (filter this donor) 4 15,657,776.00 0.00 2,149,624.00 0.00 13,408,152.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 3 1,306,772.66 878,032.00 0.00 241,990.66 0.00 186,750.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 9 1,178,633.93 297,378.97 537,679.00 80,406.25 0.00 63,169.71 100,000.00 100,000.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 2 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00
Waste management (filter this donor) 3 119,996.95 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -3.05 20,000.00 100,000.00
Total 21 18,463,179.54 1,175,410.97 2,687,303.00 422,396.91 13,408,152.00 249,916.66 220,000.00 300,000.00

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 (21 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
297,378.972017-09-15Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve and develop a low-cost, portable auger-based technology that can reliably and hygienically empty a wide variety of pit latrines and septic tanks (pits) containing wastes with a range of moisture contents; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
878,032.002017-09-15Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve and develop a low-cost, portable auger-based technology that can reliably and hygienically empty a wide variety of pit latrines and septic tanks (pits) containing wastes with a range of moisture contents; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002016-10-25Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to optimize resource allocation for malaria control efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo by developing a simple software model that measures the risk of localized malaria outbreaks in real-time; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
2,149,624.002016-08-23Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to characterize novel DNA sequences that enhance or confer resistance to Cassava Mosaic Disease, identify new sources of resistance, and provide training for Tanzanian pre-doctoral and postdoctoral scientists; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
437,679.002016-02-19Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help the foundation develop data-driven strategies for delivering the right intervention(s) to the right child, at the right time, and at the right price; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
81,959.352015-11-19Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve and develop a low-cost, portable auger-based technology that can reliably and hygienically empty a wide variety of pit latrines and septic tanks (pits) containing wastes with a range of moisture contents; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
241,990.662015-11-19Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve and develop a low-cost, portable auger-based technology that can reliably and hygienically empty a wide variety of pit latrines and septic tanks (pits) containing wastes with a range of moisture contents; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002015-10-23Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to exploit non-lytic bacteriophage for treating enteric infections in low resource settings by engineering them to encode a CRISPR-Cas9 defense system targeted to pathogenic bacteria such as Shigella.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-1,553.102015-06-29Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to analyze how dietary supplementation of certain nutrients in pregnant mothers could alleviate the effects of malnutrition on infants; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
998,763.002014-11-19Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a sustainable, affordable, paper-like seed treatment for crop protection from soil borne pathogens and pests for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the)|Ghana|Tanzania, united republic of|Nigeria|Kenya.
12,409,389.002014-08-29Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop modern genomic, genetic, and bioinformatics tools to facilitate crop improvement and improve genetic gains in sweet potato, an important food security and cash crop with highly recognized potential to alleviate hunger, vitamin A deficiency, and; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-3.052013-11-15Waste management / disposalhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an inexpensive method for emptying cesspits and latrines using readily available augers that are modified to operate as a progressive cavity pump for filling drums or other easily transported containers.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
63,250.002013-10-09Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve and develop a low-cost, portable auger-based technology that can reliably and hygienically empty a wide variety of pit latrines and septic tanks (pits) containing wastes with a range of moisture contents; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
186,750.002013-10-09Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve and develop a low-cost, portable auger-based technology that can reliably and hygienically empty a wide variety of pit latrines and septic tanks (pits) containing wastes with a range of moisture contents; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-80.292013-04-30Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to discover small molecule inhibitors of short ribonucleic acids (microRNAs) that cause HIV latency in resting T-lymphocytes in an effort to reverse latency, purge HIV reservoirs, and ultimately eradicate HIV infection.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
20,000.002012-06-05Waste management / disposalhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an inexpensive method for emptying cesspits and latrines using readily available augers that are modified to operate as a progressive cavity pump for filling drums or other easily transported containers.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-04-09Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a biodegradable cellulose matrix platform comprising active ingredients that can be used for seed treatment.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-04-06Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to analyze how dietary supplementation of certain nutrients in pregnant mothers could alleviate the effects of malnutrition on infants; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-10-10Waste management / disposalhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an inexpensive method for emptying cesspits and latrines using readily available augers that are modified to operate as a progressive cavity pump for filling drums or other easily transported containers.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-10-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test a new technology that concentrates phytonutrients from locally grown fruits and vegetables into a protein-rich food matrix.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-04-06Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to discover small molecule inhibitors of short ribonucleic acids (microRNAs) that cause HIV latency in resting T-lymphocytes in an effort to reverse latency, purge HIV reservoirs, and ultimately eradicate HIV infection.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.