Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Purdue 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 PurdueUniversity
Websitehttp://www.purdue.edu
Twitter usernamelifeatpurdue
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purdue_University
Instagram usernamelifeatpurdue

Full donee page for donee Purdue 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 2010 2007
Agriculture (filter this donor) 20 35,221,460.89 4,914,722.60 0.00 -405,246.46 11,291,997.00 293,003.00 1,277,832.00 6,434,736.00 0.00 11,414,416.75
Global health (filter this donor) 7 1,073,833.86 200,000.00 773,871.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -37.14 100,000.00 0.00
Gender equality (filter this donor) 1 449,005.00 449,005.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 29 36,844,299.75 5,563,727.60 773,871.00 -405,246.46 11,291,997.00 293,003.00 1,277,832.00 6,534,698.86 100,000.00 11,414,416.75

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 (29 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
100,000.002017-10-24Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prevent preeclampsia in pregnant women in remote, low-resource settings by developing a wearable sensor that automatically measures blood pressure and body position, and transmits the results to a medical unit to determine disease risk; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.002017-10-23Global health/Medical serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve maternal health in Uganda by developing a cloud-based digital tracking tool to record health and stock data at local health clinics, as well as diagnostic laboratory data, to optimize ordering of medical supplies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.002017-10-23Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve maternal health in Uganda by developing a cloud-based digital tracking tool to record health and stock data at local health clinics, as well as diagnostic laboratory data, to optimize ordering of medical supplies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,984,153.002017-10-19Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the hybrid sorghum research and seed program in Ethiopia for capability to develop and commercialize drought and Striga tolerant sorghum hybrids by public, parastatal, and private agencies, towards raising income, food security, and liveliho; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
449,005.002017-09-11Gender equality/Women’s equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to update and expand a feminist movements database and analyze movements’ impact on economic empowerment, policies, and rights—ultimately in service of informing tradeoffs and policymaker decisions regarding funding and support for local women’s organizat; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
20,000.002017-07-19Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an effective bird deterrent that relies on a naturally occurring metabolite, methyl anthranilate (MA), produced by the sorghum plant and proven to repel bird pests such as the red-billed quelea; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-89,430.402017-01-09Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the productivity and incomes of poor farmers by facilitating the growth of the input and output markets associated with sorghum and millet in the Sahel; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the)|Mali|Burkina faso.
673,871.002016-09-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a cost effective manufacturing process for poorly water soluble drugs used to treat diseases afflicting developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002016-04-13Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a low-cost, paper-based, diagnostic test using wax for controlling fluid flow that can detect HIV from a pinprick of blood for use in low-resource settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-388,424.002015-11-17Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the productivity and incomes of poor farmers by facilitating the growth of the input and output markets associated with sorghum and millet in the Sahel; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the)|Mali|Burkina faso.
-1,548.862015-08-04Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to validate scientifically the applicability of this hermetic storage technology to agricultural commodities other than cowpea; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-3,819.932015-07-10Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase regional trade and raise farm income with non-chemical, hermetic storage for cowpea grain; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal|Burkina faso|Benin|Cameroon|Ghana|Mali|Nigeria|Chad|Togo|Niger (the).
-11,453.672015-07-10Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase regional trade and raise farm income with non-chemical, hermetic storage for cowpea grain; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal|Burkina faso|Benin|Cameroon|Ghana|Mali|Nigeria|Chad|Togo|Niger (the).
298,216.002014-11-06Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an effective bird deterrent that relies on a naturally occurring metabolite, methyl anthranilate (MA), produced by the sorghum plant and proven to repel bird pests such as the red-billed quelea; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
921,701.002014-08-26Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the productivity and incomes of poor farmers by facilitating the growth of the input and output markets associated with sorghum and millet in the Sahel; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the)|Mali|Burkina faso.
10,072,080.002014-04-30Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the use of hermetic storage technologies by 20% of grain stored on-farm in target countries, thereby reducing cereal and legume grain post-harvest losses and so increasing incomes and improving food security of smallholder farmers in Sub-Sahar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
293,003.002013-09-19Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to validate scientifically the applicability of this hermetic storage technology to agricultural commodities other than cowpea; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,000,000.002012-10-25Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a genetic and genomic resource that enables a better understanding of the phenotypic variation that will assist sorghum researchers to translate such knowledge into practical applications in sorghum improvement; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Burkina faso|Ghana.
69,485.782012-07-10Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase regional trade and raise farm income with non-chemical, hermetic storage for cowpea grain; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal|Burkina faso|Benin|Cameroon|Ghana|Mali|Nigeria|Chad|Togo|Niger (the).
208,346.222012-07-10Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase regional trade and raise farm income with non-chemical, hermetic storage for cowpea grain; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal|Burkina faso|Benin|Cameroon|Ghana|Mali|Nigeria|Chad|Togo|Niger (the).
-37.142011-12-08Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop novel dimeric drugs designed to block a key protein in the malaria parasite that limits the accumulation of anti-malarials in the parasite’s digestive system; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
4,992,837.002011-11-08Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the livelihoods of sorghum farmers in Ethiopia and Tanzania through increased crop yields by developing, promoting, and deploying Striga control in a participatory and value chain approach in partnerships with key stakeholders; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Ethiopia.
100,000.002011-10-12Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use a breath test to assess moderately malnourished children for pancreatic enzyme deficiencies that inhibit starch digestion, and test local foods for their ability to deliver glucose to these children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,099,709.002011-04-12Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to validate scientifically the applicability of this hermetic storage technology to agricultural commodities other than cowpea; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
85,581.722011-03-25Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase regional trade and raise farm income with non-chemical, hermetic storage for cowpea grain; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal|Burkina faso|Benin|Cameroon|Ghana|Mali|Nigeria|Chad|Togo|Niger (the).
256,608.282011-03-25Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase regional trade and raise farm income with non-chemical, hermetic storage for cowpea grain; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal|Burkina faso|Benin|Cameroon|Ghana|Mali|Nigeria|Chad|Togo|Niger (the).
100,000.002010-04-12Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop novel dimeric drugs designed to block a key protein in the malaria parasite that limits the accumulation of anti-malarials in the parasite’s digestive system; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
2,854,745.752007-05-21Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase regional trade and raise farm income with non-chemical, hermetic storage for cowpea grain; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal|Burkina faso|Benin|Cameroon|Ghana|Mali|Nigeria|Chad|Togo|Niger (the).
8,559,671.002007-05-21Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase regional trade and raise farm income with non-chemical, hermetic storage for cowpea grain; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal|Burkina faso|Benin|Cameroon|Ghana|Mali|Nigeria|Chad|Togo|Niger (the).