Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Rural Development Institute

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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
Websitehttp://rdi.cass.cn/english/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_Development_Institute

Full donee page for donee Rural Development Institute

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 2008
Agriculture (filter this donor) 10 12,926,834.50 0.00 3,750,000.00 1,497,009.00 0.00 951,020.00 6,728,805.50
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 1 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00
Social services (filter this donor) 2 410,000.00 410,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gender equality (filter this donor) 1 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sectors not specified (filter this donor) 1 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 15 14,106,834.50 410,000.00 3,750,000.00 1,507,009.00 10,000.00 1,701,020.00 6,728,805.50

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 (15 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
400,000.002017-04-18Social services/Social services (incl youth development and women+ children)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. Annual Gift 2017-2021. Investment start date: 4/18/2017 to end date: 4/30/2021. Grantee name: Rural Development Institute; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
10,000.002017-01-11Social services/welfare serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2017 Seed the Change Gala. Investment start date: 1/11/2017 to end date: 2/8/2017. Grantee name: Rural Development Institute; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
937,500.002016-05-05Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to ensure more secure land rights and improved livelihoods for poor women farmers and agricultural laborers in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,875,000.002016-05-05Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to ensure more secure land rights and improved livelihoods for poor women farmers and agricultural laborers in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
937,500.002016-05-05Agriculture/agrarian reformhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to ensure more secure land rights and improved livelihoods for poor women farmers and agricultural laborers in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
10,000.002015-09-23Gender equality/Women’s equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To provide for general operating support. 2016 Seed the Change Luncheon. Investment start date: 9/23/2015 to end date: 10/23/2015. Grantee name: Rural Development Institute; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
743,504.502015-04-06Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help landless women agricultural laborers and their families in rural India to increase food security and income through secure land access and community gardens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
743,504.502015-04-06Agriculture/agrarian reformhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help landless women agricultural laborers and their families in rural India to increase food security and income through secure land access and community gardens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
10,000.002015-01-28Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. 2015 Seed the Change Luncheon. Investment start date: 1/28/2015 to end date: 2/19/2015. Grantee name: Rural Development Institute; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
10,000.002014-02-20Sectors not specifiedhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. 2014 Seed the Change Luncheon. Investment start date: 2/13/2014 to end date: 3/7/2014. Grantee name: Rural Development Institute; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
750,000.002013-08-14Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a capital campaign. Landesa - The Prosterman Campaign. Investment start date: 8/14/2013 to end date: 4/30/2017. Grantee name: Rural Development Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
475,510.002013-04-08Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help landless women agricultural laborers and their families in rural India to increase food security and income through secure land access and community gardens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
475,510.002013-04-08Agriculture/agrarian reformhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help landless women agricultural laborers and their families in rural India to increase food security and income through secure land access and community gardens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
3,364,402.752008-09-16Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help landless women agricultural laborers and their families in rural India to increase food security and income through secure land access and community gardens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
3,364,402.752008-09-16Agriculture/agrarian reformhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help landless women agricultural laborers and their families in rural India to increase food security and income through secure land access and community gardens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.