Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Oxfam America

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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 oxfamamerica
Websitehttp://www.oxfamamerica.org/
Twitter usernameoxfamamerica
Instagram usernameoxfamamerica

Full donee page for donee Oxfam America

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 2009 2008
Global development (filter this donor) 9 33,006,224.20 597,742.20 0.00 13,658,423.00 500,003.00 750,000.00 2,250,000.00 13,500,076.00 0.00 750,000.00 999,980.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 2 14,755,058.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,985,129.00 0.00 0.00 11,769,929.00
Material relief assistance and services (filter this donor) 17 11,350,843.00 1,300,000.00 2,531,603.00 700,000.00 1,450,000.00 815,000.00 2,999,145.00 1,555,095.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 8 4,942,615.93 66,415.80 0.00 1,517,602.63 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 542,166.50 2,616,431.00 0.00 0.00
Food crop production (filter this donor) 3 3,038,589.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 889,714.00 2,148,875.00 0.00 0.00
Food aid (filter this donor) 6 2,181,412.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 165,000.00 0.00 559,182.50 225,000.00 1,232,230.00 0.00
Reconstruction relief and rehabilitation (filter this donor) 3 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Disaster prevention and preparedness (filter this donor) 2 901,047.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 401,047.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 2 900,741.00 0.00 0.00 150,741.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 1 387,054.00 0.00 387,054.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Water (filter this donor) 1 275,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 275,000.00 0.00 0.00
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (filter this donor) 1 170,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 170,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 55 73,108,584.63 1,964,158.00 2,918,657.00 16,026,766.63 2,700,003.00 2,300,000.00 6,650,192.00 20,031,363.00 5,765,306.00 1,982,230.00 12,769,909.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (55 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
300,000.002017-10-06Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to populations affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected countries: Puerto rico.
500,000.002017-07-18Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency support to populations affected by severe flooding in Northeast India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
500,000.002017-06-27Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical support to populations most affected by flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sri lanka.
16,415.802017-06-21Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support Oxfam’s work to achieve robust and good quality Official Development Assistance in key donor markets, including for health and agriculture; and to champion investments in small holder farmers in targeted countries in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Burkina faso|Brazil|Ethiopia|Ghana|India|Nigeria|South africa|Mexico.
147,742.202017-06-21Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support Oxfam’s work to achieve robust and good quality Official Development Assistance in key donor markets, including for health and agriculture; and to champion investments in small holder farmers in targeted countries in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Burkina faso|Brazil|Ethiopia|Ghana|India|Nigeria|South africa|Mexico.
50,000.002017-03-31Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support Oxfam’s work to achieve robust and good quality Official Development Assistance in key donor markets, including for health and agriculture; and to champion investments in small holder farmers in targeted countries in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Burkina faso|Brazil|Ethiopia|Ghana|India|Nigeria|South africa|Mexico.
450,000.002017-03-31Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support Oxfam’s work to achieve robust and good quality Official Development Assistance in key donor markets, including for health and agriculture; and to champion investments in small holder farmers in targeted countries in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Burkina faso|Brazil|Ethiopia|Ghana|India|Nigeria|South africa|Mexico.
387,054.002016-11-07Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the field testing of Microbial Fuel Cell toilets in order to demonstrate their potential for wider deployment and application in humanitarian contexts; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,531,603.002016-10-21Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve sanitation conditions for vulnerable people living in flooded and flood prone zones and assist the government of Senegal in providing sustainable sanitation solutions for the urban poor through a market-based approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal.
500,000.002016-05-24Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical support to populations most affected by flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sri lanka.
500,000.002016-04-21Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical humanitarian support to communities most affected by the earthquake in Ecuador; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ecuador.
150,741.002015-11-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical emergency support to populations affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guinea-bissau.
700,000.002015-04-28Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief to populations affected the devastating earthquake in Nepal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nepal.
1,517,602.622015-03-26Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support Oxfam’s work to achieve robust and good quality Official Development Assistance in key donor markets, including for health and agriculture; and to champion investments in small holder farmers in targeted countries in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Burkina faso|Brazil|Ethiopia|Ghana|India|Nigeria|South africa|Mexico.
13,658,423.002015-03-26Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support Oxfam’s work to achieve robust and good quality Official Development Assistance in key donor markets, including for health and agriculture; and to champion investments in small holder farmers in targeted countries in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Burkina faso|Brazil|Ethiopia|Ghana|India|Nigeria|South africa|Mexico.
750,000.002014-12-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical emergency support to populations affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guinea-bissau.
450,000.002014-09-05Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief to refugee populations in Gambella, Ethiopia. Emergency response to the refugee crisis in Gambella, Ethiopia. Investment start date: 9/5/2014 to end date: 9/2/2015. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
500,000.002014-04-04Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief for displaced communities affected by conflict in Darfur, Sudan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sudan (the).
500,003.002014-03-26Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support elevation of, and engagement with, priority development issues in new and evolving global decision-making; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
500,000.002014-01-16Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief for conflict-affected communities in South Sudan. Emergency Response to Conflict and Displacement in South Sudan. Investment start date: 1/16/2014 to end date: 1/31/2015. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South sudan.
750,000.002013-10-16Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support elevation of, and engagement with, priority development issues in new and evolving global decision-making; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002013-10-02Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote the widespread adoption of labor-saving weeder machines tailored for smallholder women farmers in Cambodia by launching a marketing strategy to stimulate demand, and working with local fabrication businesses to promote supply.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cambodia.
450,000.002013-09-24Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address the most pressing needs resulting from the floods in Dakar. Emergency Response to Floods in Dakar, Senegal. Investment start date: 9/24/2013 to end date: 9/23/2014. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal.
200,000.002013-08-12Reconstruction relief and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide an emergency response to communities affected by flash floods in Sudan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sudan (the)|South sudan.
200,000.002013-08-12Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide an emergency response to communities affected by flash floods in Sudan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sudan (the)|South sudan.
100,000.002013-04-09Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To promote widespread adoption of cheap and labor-saving groundnut shellers for Ethiopian women farmers by incorporating also the private sector and the Ethiopian Agricultural Extension System in the design and development process.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
170,000.002013-02-14Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to increased violence and displacement in Sudan. Response to Violence Outbreak in Darfur, Sudan. Investment start date: 2/14/2013 to end date: 2/13/2014. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sudan (the).
165,000.002013-02-14Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to increased violence and displacement in Sudan. Response to Violence Outbreak in Darfur, Sudan. Investment start date: 2/14/2013 to end date: 2/13/2014. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sudan (the).
165,000.002013-02-14Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to increased violence and displacement in Sudan. Response to Violence Outbreak in Darfur, Sudan. Investment start date: 2/14/2013 to end date: 2/13/2014. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sudan (the).
500,000.002012-11-19Reconstruction relief and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to the earthquake in Guatemala. Emergency Response to Earthquake in Guatemala. Investment start date: 11/19/2012 to end date: 11/18/2013. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guatemala.
2,499,145.002012-11-01Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the risk of outbreaks, mortality and morbidity due to fecal oral contamination in the most vulnerable households in the flood prone areas of Pikine and Guédiawaye, two neighborhoods of Dakar, Senegal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal.
2,250,000.002012-11-01Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support elevation of, and engagement with, priority development issues in new and evolving global decision-making; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
500,000.002012-09-18Reconstruction relief and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response for flooding in Senegal. Emergency Response to Flooding in Senegal. Investment start date: 9/18/2012 to end date: 9/16/2013. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal.
401,047.002012-03-02Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to reducing human suffering and material losses in poor and vulnerable communities in the face of natural disasters in Central America; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nicaragua|Guatemala|Honduras|El salvador.
500,000.002012-01-20Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency response to conflict and displacement in the states of South Kordofan, Abyei and Blue Nile in Sudan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sudan (the).
860,000.002011-10-25Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua for communities affected by floods and mudslides; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guatemala|Honduras|El salvador|Nicaragua.
140,000.002011-10-25Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua for communities affected by floods and mudslides; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guatemala|Honduras|El salvador|Nicaragua.
542,166.502011-10-07Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement a series of innovations in Ethiopia’s extension system, one of the largest in the world, to improve the system’s overall performance at a national-scale and generate productivity improvements for smallholders; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
542,166.502011-10-07Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement a series of innovations in Ethiopia’s extension system, one of the largest in the world, to improve the system’s overall performance at a national-scale and generate productivity improvements for smallholders; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
347,547.502011-08-03Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide immediate relief to vulnerable communities affected by drought in Ethiopia while also building their resilience so that they can cope more effectively with the effects of future crisis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
695,095.002011-08-03Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide immediate relief to vulnerable communities affected by drought in Ethiopia while also building their resilience so that they can cope more effectively with the effects of future crisis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
347,547.502011-08-03Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide immediate relief to vulnerable communities affected by drought in Ethiopia while also building their resilience so that they can cope more effectively with the effects of future crisis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
2,985,129.002011-06-16Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Expanding Saving for Change Project: a collaboration between Oxfam American and Freedom from Hunger; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: Mali|Cambodia.
13,500,076.002011-05-19Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support elevation of, and engagement with, priority development issues in new and evolving global decision-making; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
71,635.002011-05-12Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute toward the alleviation of hunger, malnutrition, and the deterioration of water availability through relief interventions and the building and preservation of assets for communities affected by the food crisis and drought in Ethiopia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
467,556.002010-11-18Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance understanding of the relationship between community-based coping mechanisms, external interventions, and the pressures of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali|Ethiopia.
500,000.002010-10-22Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to flash floods in Senegal and Gambia. Flash Flood Response in Senegal and Gambia. Investment start date: 10/22/2010 to end date: 12/31/2011. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Senegal.
225,000.002010-09-17Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the flooding and mudslides in Guatemala. Emergency Response to Floods and Mudslides in Guatemala. Investment start date: 9/15/2010 to end date: 11/15/2011. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guatemala.
275,000.002010-09-17Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the flooding and mudslides in Guatemala. Emergency Response to Floods and Mudslides in Guatemala. Investment start date: 9/15/2010 to end date: 11/15/2011. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guatemala.
2,148,875.002010-09-15Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement a series of innovations in Ethiopia’s extension system, one of the largest in the world, to improve the system’s overall performance at a national-scale and generate productivity improvements for smallholders; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
2,148,875.002010-09-15Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement a series of innovations in Ethiopia’s extension system, one of the largest in the world, to improve the system’s overall performance at a national-scale and generate productivity improvements for smallholders; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
1,232,230.002009-11-09Food aid/Emergency food aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute toward the alleviation of hunger, malnutrition, and the deterioration of water availability through relief interventions and the building and preservation of assets for communities affected by the food crisis and drought in Ethiopia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
750,000.002009-10-20Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. Oxfam general operating support. Investment start date: 10/20/2009 to end date: 4/30/2011. Grantee name: Oxfam-America Inc; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
999,980.002008-11-10Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the impact of US foreign assistance by demonstrating the benefits of development strategies led by developing country states through country driven development; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
11,769,929.002008-07-03Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Expanding Saving for Change Project: a collaboration between Oxfam American and Freedom from Hunger; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: Mali|Cambodia.