Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

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
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_Philanthropy_Advisors

Full donee page for donee Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

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 2009
Financing (filter this donor) 5 26,172,739.00 0.00 13,404,000.00 2,815,883.00 0.00 0.00 435,275.00 9,517,581.00
Gender equality (filter this donor) 1 15,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 8 5,054,591.84 498,248.00 1,200,000.00 1,751,368.84 0.00 1,604,975.00 0.00 0.00
Global development (filter this donor) 3 899,985.00 0.00 449,985.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 1 750,000.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sectors not specified (filter this donor) 1 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 19 47,912,315.84 498,248.00 15,803,985.00 19,567,251.84 35,000.00 1,604,975.00 435,275.00 9,967,581.00

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 (19 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
398,248.002017-11-07Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a facility to shape, manage and disseminate short, time-limited data analysis and research projects to build the evidence base on digital financial services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002017-06-28Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop the capacity of all involved in designing, building or developing the national payments systems so that these systems can contribute towards equitable economic growth and financial inclusion; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
199,985.002016-10-24Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to update existing and develop new resources for donors as part of Rockefeller's Philanthropy Roadmap series to educate about and encourage thoughtful, effective philanthropy; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
1,100,000.002016-10-17Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build the financial technology capacity of financial regulators and supervisors to employ regulatory technology to oversee and support the provision of digital financial services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the)|Mexico|Ghana.
12,204,000.002016-10-14Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the digitization of social benefit payments to the poor, and of a loan scheme targeted at traditionally marginalized micro-entrepreneurs in Nigeria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
750,000.002016-10-13Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve philanthropy as a collaborative effort among funders. Fund for Shared Insight. Investment start date: 10/13/2016 to end date: 6/30/2023. Grantee name: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
100,000.002016-10-13Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop the capacity of all involved in designing, building or developing the national payments systems so that these systems can contribute towards equitable economic growth and financial inclusion; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,200,000.002016-09-29Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a consumer segmentation framework as a public good in order to help Digital Financial Service practitioners accelerate the design and delivery of digital financial products for low-income consumers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
250,000.002016-08-10Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help organizations achieve transformative impact, while developing a model to be replicated; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
2,815,883.002015-11-20Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide funding and mentorship to pre-investable digital financial inclusion start-ups to allow them to test and refine their digital products, resulting in innovative products that demonstrate new ways of serving poor households; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara|North & Central America.
1,000,000.002015-11-18Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop the capacity of all involved in designing, building or developing the national payments systems so that these systems can contribute towards equitable economic growth and financial inclusion; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,145,000.002015-11-02Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a facility to shape, manage and disseminate short, time-limited data analysis and research projects to build the evidence base on digital financial services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
15,000,000.002015-10-05Gender equality/Women’s equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the launch of, The Girl Effect, a project to drive innovative, high-impact interventions to secure assets that adolescent girls need to overcome poverty and achieve their potential; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-393,631.162015-03-23Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to apply market and behavioral economics principles to the development and delivery of digital financial products that are targeted for poor and low-income clients, and designed to achieve scale; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
35,000.002014-02-24Sectors not specifiedhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support research that will create modern-day guidance for private foundation’s to make appropriate operating-model choices; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
1,604,975.002013-10-16Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to apply market and behavioral economics principles to the development and delivery of digital financial products that are targeted for poor and low-income clients, and designed to achieve scale; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
435,275.002012-11-08Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to encourage use of savings accounts by identifying opportunities for banks to link their savings accounts to poor peoples’ remittances, government payments and other basic transactional accounts; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South America|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Colombia|India|Kenya|South africa|Mexico.
450,000.002009-10-29Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the amount of private investment into projects that improve the livelihoods of the poor with an emphasis on agriculture, financial services, global health, water and sanitation; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
9,517,581.002009-10-27Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to encourage use of savings accounts by identifying opportunities for banks to link their savings accounts to poor peoples’ remittances, government payments and other basic transactional accounts; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South America|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Colombia|India|Kenya|South africa|Mexico.