Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Rockefeller University

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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 rockefelleruniversity
Websitehttp://www.rockefeller.edu
Twitter usernamerockefelleruniv
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_University
Instagram usernamerockefelleruniv

Full donee page for donee Rockefeller 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 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 20 64,277,964.50 19,186,983.00 314,114.00 19,677,960.00 8,513,321.00 9,527,620.00 1,638,748.00 4,908,617.00 100,000.00 410,601.50
Total 20 64,277,964.50 19,186,983.00 314,114.00 19,677,960.00 8,513,321.00 9,527,620.00 1,638,748.00 4,908,617.00 100,000.00 410,601.50

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 (20 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
2,612,565.002017-11-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to clarify molecular mechanisms of IgG transport form mother to child to enhance passive immunization against infections and viruses in the world's most affected populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,684,055.002017-10-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve natural product-based lead structure discovery against global health pathogens and to revitalize clinically used natural product based antibiotics for global health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
13,193,085.002017-10-05Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to clinically develop broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies for the prevention of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,697,278.002017-07-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to further understanding of metagenomics of the microbiome. Identify Bioactive Metabolites Produced by the Juvenile Human Microbiota. Investment start date: 7/21/2017 to end date: 7/15/2020. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
314,114.002016-10-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide basic information on the ability of adjuvants to increase the diversity of antibodies generated by vaccination; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,594,658.002015-10-12Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and antiretroviral effects of two human anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies, alone and in combination in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected individuals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,654.002015-09-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve natural product-based lead structure discovery against global health pathogens and to revitalize clinically used natural product based antibiotics for global health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
12,982,648.002015-06-25Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and evaluate novel antibody based molecules with enhanced in vivo activity for use in prevention of HIV-1 infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,684,042.002014-11-06Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve natural product-based lead structure discovery against global health pathogens and to revitalize clinically used natural product based antibiotics for global health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
89,768.002014-10-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide technical support to identify what is required to scale up ZMapp production in CHO cells as a potential Ebola therapy..; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,639,511.002014-10-08Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and antiretroviral effects of two human anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies, alone and in combination in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected individuals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-04-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve treatment of African trypanosomiasis in humans and cattle by testing the ability of a drug that was originally developed for treating cancer and heart disease to cure trypanosome infections, and evaluating its mechanism of action.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,906,943.002013-10-22Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and antiretroviral effects of two human anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies, alone and in combination in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected individuals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,620,677.002013-07-18Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Investment start date: 9/8/2011 to end date: 5/31/2017. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,638,748.002012-06-01Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Investment start date: 9/8/2011 to end date: 5/31/2017. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-10-04Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build and test a library of yeast cells that express olfactory receptors encoded with a reporter gene that can react to various metabolic and infectious diseases.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,808,617.002011-09-08Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Isolation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies for HIV Prevention. Investment start date: 9/8/2011 to end date: 5/31/2017. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-04-09Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify single gene mutations that are critical to immunity against bacterial infections to provide insight into a genetic basis for the susceptibility of some children to Tuberculosis and inform a recombinant IFN-y drug therapy; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
710,101.002006-05-23Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to elucidate the mechanisms of drug tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Drug tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Investment start date: 6/1/2006 to end date: 6/1/2007. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-299,499.502006-05-02Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to elucidate the mechanisms of drug tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Drug tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Investment start date: 6/1/2006 to end date: 6/1/2007. Grantee name: Rockefeller University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.