Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Population Council

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 popcouncil
Websitehttp://www.popcouncil.org/
Twitter usernamepop_council
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_Council

Full donee page for donee Population Council

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 2009 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 18 27,978,718.97 4,000,000.00 644,704.00 7,498,078.00 1,474,991.00 511,260.00 0.00 -35,477.84 4,600,000.00 9,285,163.81
Family planning (filter this donor) 8 21,443,103.50 0.00 596,580.00 2,538,420.50 3,302,763.00 1,500,000.00 9,932,655.00 3,572,685.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 5 2,804,303.21 523,151.69 0.00 1,571,391.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 -17,474.16 0.00 727,234.19
Total 31 52,226,125.69 4,523,151.69 1,241,284.00 11,607,890.00 4,777,754.00 2,011,260.00 9,932,655.00 3,519,733.00 4,600,000.00 10,012,398.00

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 (31 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
4,000,000.002017-11-08Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund the oversight of technical measurement, learning and evaluation (MLE) of frontline health workers (FLWs) and assist organizations’ cross-country design, standards setting, and capture of performance metrics for FLW performance measures; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|Congo (the)|Haiti|Kenya|Mali|Uganda|Liberia.
523,151.692017-09-14Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide rigorous evidence of the impact of using mobile phones for reaching the most marginalized women with messages on reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health, and nutrition outcomes, in rural Bihar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
596,580.002016-09-20Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test the acceptability of a vaginal ring technology aimed at expanding contraceptive choice, improving maternal and newborn health, and building relationships with private and public sector stakeholders; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
644,704.002016-04-01Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 4/1/2016 to end date: 12/31/2018. Grantee name: Population Council; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
4,184,551.002015-12-15Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct and support implementation science research within the PEPFAR DREAMS initiative; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,125,005.502015-12-02Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence on the effectiveness and sustainability of large scale community mobilization through state and non-governmental programs on maternal, newborn, and child health, and nutrition (maternal and child) outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,125,005.502015-12-02Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence on the effectiveness and sustainability of large scale community mobilization through state and non-governmental programs on maternal, newborn, and child health, and nutrition (maternal and child) outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,125,005.502015-12-02Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence on the effectiveness and sustainability of large scale community mobilization through state and non-governmental programs on maternal, newborn, and child health, and nutrition (maternal and child) outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,125,005.502015-12-02Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence on the effectiveness and sustainability of large scale community mobilization through state and non-governmental programs on maternal, newborn, and child health, and nutrition (maternal and child) outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
967,029.002015-11-13Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide evidence to inform the scale-up of family planning strategies in India so that government programs and the private sector can reach rural and urban poor women with quality services more effectively, efficiently and equitably; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
446,386.002015-11-13Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support for the organization. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 11/13/2015 to end date: 11/30/2020. Grantee name: Population Council; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: India.
446,386.002015-11-13Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support for the organization. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 11/13/2015 to end date: 11/30/2020. Grantee name: Population Council; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: India.
446,386.002015-11-13Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support for the organization. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 11/13/2015 to end date: 11/30/2020. Grantee name: Population Council; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: India.
446,386.002015-11-13Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support for the organization. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 11/13/2015 to end date: 11/30/2020. Grantee name: Population Council; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: India.
127,265.002015-05-19Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an implementation science strategy for the DREAMS Initiative of U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to provide evidence to improve the lives of adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
43,479.002015-01-21Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an implementation science strategy for the DREAMS Initiative of U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to provide evidence to improve the lives of adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
25,000.002014-12-05Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Peter J. Donaldson Fund to support research to address critical health and development issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,302,763.002014-11-21Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct a study in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh that will establish the levels, patterns and trends in the situation of younger and older adolescents, including the extent to which these adolescents are endowed with a set of assets (or disadvantages) that c; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,449,991.002014-08-08Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate whether, and to what extent, structural barriers can be reduced through community organizations and an integrated set of interventions combining crisis response, financial inclusion, ensuring social entitlements, and sustained community organi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,500,000.002013-10-11Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the uptake and application of evidence supporting Family Planning/HIV integration into policy and practice in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Eswatini.
511,260.002013-04-16Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a comprehensive evaluation of the Output Based AID approach to increasing access to reproductive health services in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
9,932,655.002012-11-02Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test the acceptability of a vaginal ring technology aimed at expanding contraceptive choice, improving maternal and newborn health, and building relationships with private and public sector stakeholders; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-17,474.162011-12-01Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote evidence-based decision-making for implementing maternal, neonatal and child health programs for poor populations in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
-17,474.162011-12-01Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote evidence-based decision-making for implementing maternal, neonatal and child health programs for poor populations in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
-18,003.682011-12-01Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote evidence-based decision-making for implementing maternal, neonatal and child health programs for poor populations in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
3,572,685.002011-10-17Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test the acceptability of a vaginal ring technology aimed at expanding contraceptive choice, improving maternal and newborn health, and building relationships with private and public sector stakeholders; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,600,000.002009-11-13Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Knowledge Network of research and documentation of best practices through formal evaluation, knowledge building, and documentation / dissemination from the Avahan live laboratory; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
7,808,658.002008-11-19Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a comprehensive evaluation of the Output Based AID approach to increasing access to reproductive health services in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
727,234.192008-11-18Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote evidence-based decision-making for implementing maternal, neonatal and child health programs for poor populations in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
727,234.192008-11-18Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote evidence-based decision-making for implementing maternal, neonatal and child health programs for poor populations in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
749,271.622008-11-18Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote evidence-based decision-making for implementing maternal, neonatal and child health programs for poor populations in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.