Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Pathfinder International

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 PathfinderInternational
Websitehttp://www.pathfinder.org/
Twitter usernamePathfinderInt
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfinder_International
Instagram usernamepathfinderint

Full donee page for donee Pathfinder International

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 2011 2009 2008
Family planning (filter this donor) 12 38,163,904.00 12,842,000.00 10,000,000.00 4,452,042.00 8,401,697.00 1,000,000.00 979,753.00 488,412.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 4 10,309,910.00 2,171,000.00 53,750.00 0.00 0.00 775,160.00 0.00 0.00 7,310,000.00
Gender equality (filter this donor) 1 8,016,000.00 8,016,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 2,171,000.00 2,171,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 58,660,814.00 25,200,000.00 10,053,750.00 4,452,042.00 8,401,697.00 1,775,160.00 979,753.00 488,412.00 7,310,000.00

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 (18 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
8,500,000.002017-11-25Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase access to high quality post-pregnancy family planning, and more specifically post-abortion family planning, with a focus on young women (age 15-24) in Sindh and Punjab Provinces in Pakistan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan.
2,171,000.002017-11-17Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to deliver a unique project that supports adolescent girls in achieving healthy transitions to an adulthood and contribute to a body of evidence on gender-transformative and scalable programming; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
8,016,000.002017-11-17Gender equality/Women’s equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to deliver a unique project that supports adolescent girls in achieving healthy transitions to an adulthood and contribute to a body of evidence on gender-transformative and scalable programming; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
4,342,000.002017-11-17Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to deliver a unique project that supports adolescent girls in achieving healthy transitions to an adulthood and contribute to a body of evidence on gender-transformative and scalable programming; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
2,171,000.002017-11-17Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to deliver a unique project that supports adolescent girls in achieving healthy transitions to an adulthood and contribute to a body of evidence on gender-transformative and scalable programming; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
2,700,000.002016-11-18Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and evaluate innovative solutions to address provider bias and to increase young people’s access to quality family planning needs, counseling and methods; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Pakistan|Burkina faso.
7,000,000.002016-11-16Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to execute a carefully designed process to identify, refine, and evaluate transformative innovations to address non use of modern family planning methods among women who do not wish to become pregnant, across diverse geographic and program service deliver; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|Ethiopia|Burkina faso.
300,000.002016-10-27Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase family planning use amongst married adolescents and youth in order to advance progress towards FP2020 goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
53,750.002016-02-03Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide Conference Support for 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Family Planning and Rights; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Asia.
3,019,930.002015-11-05Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the government of Niger’s efforts to accelerate access to family planning, with a particular focus on access to injectables and long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), among three target groups: married and unmarried youth, postabortion ca; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the).
1,156,194.002015-07-22Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the case for introduction of injectables at public health centers in India by conducting a pilot in Haryana and adding injectable contraceptives as a measure to ensure more choice is available at health care providers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
275,918.002015-01-08Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to ensure that Family Planning service delivery system are well-functioning at the community level, especially for populations with a high unmet Family Planning need, and that existing bottlenecks are addressed proactively; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan|Nigeria.
8,401,697.002014-04-09Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the government of Niger’s efforts to accelerate access to family planning, with a particular focus on access to injectables and long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), among three target groups: married and unmarried youth, postabortion ca; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the).
775,160.002013-11-05Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to consolidate HIV/AIDS prevention impact in designated districts of Maharashtra, and facilitate management of sustained HIV prevention by leaving behind viable collaborations among CBOs, NGOs and the government; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,000,000.002013-11-01Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to ensure that Family Planning service delivery system are well-functioning at the community level, especially for populations with a high unmet Family Planning need, and that existing bottlenecks are addressed proactively; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan|Nigeria.
979,753.002011-09-08Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support integration of family planning into postpartum and child health services for the urban poor by updating policymakers, public and private sector providers, professional organizations and civil society for Pakistan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan.
488,412.002009-11-02Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support integration of family planning into postpartum and child health services for the urban poor by updating policymakers, public and private sector providers, professional organizations and civil society for Pakistan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan.
7,310,000.002008-11-19Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to consolidate HIV/AIDS prevention impact in designated districts of Maharashtra, and facilitate management of sustained HIV prevention by leaving behind viable collaborations among CBOs, NGOs and the government; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.