Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to RTI 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 rti.international
Websitehttp://www.rti.org/
Twitter usernameRTI_Intl
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTI_International
Instagram usernamethe_rti_difference_

Full donee page for donee RTI 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 2012 2011 2009 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 20 30,027,634.21 10,588,169.00 4,535,719.65 2,470,821.00 841,405.56 0.00 5,013,121.00 2,967,060.00 2,990,338.00 621,000.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 19 12,590,915.00 140,000.00 1,605,416.00 778,144.00 7,329,306.00 1,087,423.00 1,550,626.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 2 620,458.66 0.00 58,884.35 0.00 561,574.31 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 42 43,339,007.88 10,728,169.00 6,200,020.00 3,248,965.00 8,832,285.88 1,087,423.00 6,563,747.00 3,067,060.00 2,990,338.00 621,000.00

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 (42 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
6,088,169.002017-11-03Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the cause of death among preterm infants in Asia. Study of Cause of Death among Preterm Births: Asia. Investment start date: 11/3/2017 to end date: 10/31/2020. Grantee name: Research Triangle Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,500,000.002017-10-20Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide definitive primary data on causes of child mortality. MITS Surveillance Alliance. Investment start date: 10/20/2017 to end date: 10/31/2020. Grantee name: Research Triangle Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
140,000.002017-09-18Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To develop and test process modules for lowering the energy usage of meeting liquid discharge standards in electrochemical-based human waste treatment systems that can be deployed in developing countries to serve vulnerable populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
730,000.002016-11-17Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To develop and test process modules for lowering the energy usage of meeting liquid discharge standards in electrochemical-based human waste treatment systems that can be deployed in developing countries to serve vulnerable populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
500,000.002016-11-11Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To design and test a thermal-to-electrical energy conversion subsystem that can be implemented in Reinvented Toilets for use in developing countries so that Reinvented Toilet systems can operate without grid-based electrical power; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,495,056.002016-09-30Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a method for six months or longer delivery of Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) for HIV prevention; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
375,416.002016-08-24Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to deliver a better sanitation solution to people who lack sufficient access to safe and effective sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
2,931,307.002016-06-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish an external data management and routine monitoring system to ensure high quality and adherence to protocol across all 7 sites of the Antibiotics for Children with Severe Diarrhea (ABCD) trial; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
109,356.652016-04-18Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess different potential delivery forms for prevention of HIV and unintended pregnancy by eliciting the attitudes, preferences, and experiences of female end-users, their male partners, and healthcare providers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
58,884.352016-04-18Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess different potential delivery forms for prevention of HIV and unintended pregnancy by eliciting the attitudes, preferences, and experiences of female end-users, their male partners, and healthcare providers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,234,619.002015-11-25Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to optimize the Enhanced Children’s MicroPEMs (ECMs) within existing field trials and to perform a scaled build of the ECMs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
287,033.002015-11-25Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support to RTI's work to optimize the Enhanced Children’s MicroPEMs (ECMs) within existing field trials and to perform a scaled build of the ECMs; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
257,895.002015-11-17Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate the ability to convert fecal sludge to biofuel in order to enhance the sanitation value chain and help to lower the quantity of fecal sludge that ends up in the drinking water supply; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
137,150.002015-11-17Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 11/17/2015 to end date: 2/28/2017. Grantee name: Research Triangle Institute; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
343,590.002015-09-17Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the impact of ultrasound introduced in low-resource settings to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality and fetal and neonatal mortality through a multi-country cluster randomized trial in high burden countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Guatemala|India|Kenya|Zambia|Pakistan.
-29,242.002015-09-10Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an optimized RTI MicroPEM for young children in IAP settings. #AG Pilot# An Optimized RTI MicroPEM for Young Children in IAP Settings. Investment start date: 10/4/2012 to end date: 10/31/2015. Grantee name: Research Triangle Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
29,242.002015-09-10Global health/Medical education/traininghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a planning grant for optimizing the Enhanced Children's Monitors (ECMs) within existing field trials and performing a scaled build of the ECMs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
383,099.002015-08-10Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to deliver a better sanitation solution to people who lack sufficient access to safe and effective sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
605,579.002015-07-27Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a novel, highly automated method of gestational age estimation at delivery appropriate for use in low income countries, by developing a predictive algorithm based on images of neonatal lens vascularity and simple biophysical measures; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,042,923.692014-11-06Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess different potential delivery forms for prevention of HIV and unintended pregnancy by eliciting the attitudes, preferences, and experiences of female end-users, their male partners, and healthcare providers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
561,574.312014-11-06Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess different potential delivery forms for prevention of HIV and unintended pregnancy by eliciting the attitudes, preferences, and experiences of female end-users, their male partners, and healthcare providers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002014-10-10Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to monitor the neural development of preterm newborns particularly in low-middle income settings by producing an algorithm and image analysis software to predict gestational age from an image of the retina taken by mobile phone; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
95,469.002014-10-09Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 8/9/2012 to end date: 3/31/2017. Grantee name: Research Triangle Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
154,358.002014-10-09Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate the feasibility of critical technologies that could accelerate development of high value products complimenting the sanitation value chain, and other "Reinvented Toilet" systems, resulting in a more efficient and affordable sanitation appro; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-669,587.122014-09-04Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a framework and assess potential new techologies for maternal and neonatal health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,995,375.002014-03-25Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 8/9/2012 to end date: 3/31/2017. Grantee name: Research Triangle Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,084,104.002014-03-25Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to deliver a better sanitation solution to people who lack sufficient access to safe and effective sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
468,069.002014-03-21Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the impact of ultrasound introduced in low-resource settings to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality and fetal and neonatal mortality through a multi-country cluster randomized trial in high burden countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Guatemala|India|Kenya|Zambia|Pakistan.
28,559.002013-10-09Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 8/9/2012 to end date: 3/31/2017. Grantee name: Research Triangle Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
543,692.002013-10-09Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a toilet technology prototype that deals effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for those who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
115,484.002013-08-12Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 8/9/2012 to end date: 3/31/2017. Grantee name: Research Triangle Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
320,683.002013-08-12Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for those who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
79,005.002013-02-25Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for those who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,523,402.002012-10-04Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an optimized RTI MicroPEM for young children in IAP settings. #AG Pilot# An Optimized RTI MicroPEM for Young Children in IAP Settings. Investment start date: 10/4/2012 to end date: 10/31/2015. Grantee name: Research Triangle Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
489,725.002012-10-04Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support to RTI, an independent, nonprofit institution that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide.; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,999,994.002012-10-02Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the impact of ultrasound introduced in low-resource settings to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality and fetal and neonatal mortality through a multi-country cluster randomized trial in high burden countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Guatemala|India|Kenya|Zambia|Pakistan.
250,062.002012-08-09Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 8/9/2012 to end date: 3/31/2017. Grantee name: Research Triangle Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,300,564.002012-08-02Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for those who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,967,060.002011-11-07Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a framework and assess potential new techologies for maternal and neonatal health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-03-30Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test a septic tank biofilter made from cocopeat for its ability to decompose human waste and produce effluent that can be used for crop fertilization and irrigation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,990,338.002009-11-05Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a framework and assess potential new techologies for maternal and neonatal health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
621,000.002008-10-30Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research protection of the cervix as a method of HIV prevention. Preventing HIV by protecting the cervix. Investment start date: 2/28/2008 to end date: 6/30/2009. Grantee name: Research Triangle Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Zimbabwe|South africa.