Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Save the Children Federation

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 March 2022. 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

Full donee page for donee Save the Children Federation

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 53 500,000 1,818,961 -1,244,001 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 690,000 858,297 1,952,160 2,999,661 39,997,984
Global health 23 1,244,001 3,452,355 -1,244,001 74,721 163,394 413,663 858,297 1,244,001 1,952,160 2,123,396 2,999,661 7,478,197 39,997,984
Emergency food assistance 8 150,000 261,875 60,000 60,000 100,000 125,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 400,000 500,000 560,000 560,000
Material relief assistance and services 15 500,000 484,333 150,000 240,000 300,000 375,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 600,000 700,000 750,000 800,000
Water 2 240,000 620,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Disaster prevention and preparedness 2 300,000 525,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitation 2 350,000 425,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Family planning 1 4,500,786 4,500,786 4,500,786 4,500,786 4,500,786 4,500,786 4,500,786 4,500,786 4,500,786 4,500,786 4,500,786 4,500,786 4,500,786

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 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 23 79,404,162.00 2,690,000.00 4,175,733.00 6,351,504.00 1,096,412.00 5,323,057.00 0.00 39,997,984.00 11,031,844.00 7,478,197.00 0.00 1,259,431.00 0.00 0.00
Material relief assistance and services (filter this donor) 15 7,265,000.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 700,000.00 700,000.00 400,000.00 300,000.00 1,040,000.00 600,000.00 400,000.00 500,000.00 1,375,000.00 500,000.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 4,500,786.00 0.00 4,500,786.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Emergency food assistance (filter this donor) 8 2,095,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 820,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 500,000.00 275,000.00 0.00
Water (filter this donor) 2 1,240,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 240,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Disaster prevention and preparedness (filter this donor) 2 1,050,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitation (filter this donor) 2 850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00
Total 53 96,404,948.00 2,690,000.00 9,426,519.00 6,351,504.00 2,546,412.00 6,023,057.00 800,000.00 40,797,984.00 13,131,844.00 8,378,197.00 500,000.00 2,259,431.00 2,000,000.00 1,500,000.00

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 (53 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 53)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,244,001.00132018-11-06Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support global and country-based metrics capabilities and use data to support institutionalization of SNL 3's work on coverage of high-impact interventions through knowledge management, sharing of lessons learned and strength of implementation, and mem; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Bangladesh|Ethiopia|Nepal|Malawi.
-1,244,001.00532018-11-06Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify, refine, and support the adoption of affordable and effective ways to increase the coverage and use of essential intervention packages to improve newborn health and survival in low-resource settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Nepal|Bangladesh|Ethiopia|India|Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi.
2,000,000.00102018-10-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide response for vaccine-preventable epidemic threats and improvement of routine immunization; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
690,000.00222018-05-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build evidence regarding the ideal duration of treatment with amoxicillin dispersible tablets (DT) for fast-breathing and chest-indrawing childhood pneumonia in malaria-endemic settings in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,500,786.0042017-11-27Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand access to quality family planning information and services to nomadic and semi-nomadic pastoralists in Northern Kenya and elsewhere; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Kenya.
4,175,733.0052017-11-10Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support global and country-based metrics capabilities and use data to support institutionalization of SNL 3's work on coverage of high-impact interventions through knowledge management, sharing of lessons learned and strength of implementation, and mem; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Bangladesh|Ethiopia|Nepal|Malawi.
750,000.00182017-08-10Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response for populations affected by violence in the Kasai region of DRC; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
413,663.00312016-10-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide response for vaccine-preventable epidemic threats and improvement of routine immunization; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,000,000.00142016-08-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate the impact of lung ultrasound on the management of childhood pneumonia in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Mozambique|Pakistan.
2,985,681.0072016-05-02Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build evidence regarding the ideal duration of treatment with amoxicillin dispersible tablets (DT) for fast-breathing and chest-indrawing childhood pneumonia in malaria-endemic settings in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,952,160.00112016-04-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide response for vaccine-preventable epidemic threats and improvement of routine immunization; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
750,000.00182015-11-25Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve preparedness and response operations at the local level by building capacity of emerging humanitarian leaders; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
700,000.00202015-07-31Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to respond to the emergency needs of refugees from Burundi in Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Rwanda|Congo (the democratic republic of the).
858,297.00162015-07-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide response for vaccine-preventable epidemic threats and improvement of routine immunization; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
74,721.00502015-05-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide response for vaccine-preventable epidemic threats and improvement of routine immunization; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
163,394.00442015-04-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance in Central African Republic; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Central african republic (the).
511,152.00252015-02-12Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify, refine, and support the adoption of affordable and effective ways to increase the coverage and use of essential intervention packages to improve newborn health and survival in low-resource settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Nepal|Bangladesh|Ethiopia|India|Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi.
-511,152.00522015-02-12Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test and evaluate a critical set of newborn health care tools and technologies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South America|Asia.
200,000.00422014-11-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide response for vaccine-preventable epidemic threats and improvement of routine immunization; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
700,000.00202014-09-11Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to the severe flooding in Jammu and Kashmir State in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
2,999,661.0062014-04-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build evidence regarding the ideal duration of treatment with amoxicillin dispersible tablets (DT) for fast-breathing and chest-indrawing childhood pneumonia in malaria-endemic settings in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,123,396.0082014-03-05Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide response for vaccine-preventable epidemic threats and improvement of routine immunization; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
400,000.00322013-11-13Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support to the emergency response effort to meet the urgent needs of populations and specifically children affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) in the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
400,000.00322013-11-13Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support to the emergency response effort to meet the urgent needs of populations and specifically children affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) in the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
500,000.00262012-12-07Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support an emergency response to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Myanmar.
39,997,984.0012012-11-12Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify, refine, and support the adoption of affordable and effective ways to increase the coverage and use of essential intervention packages to improve newborn health and survival in low-resource settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Nepal|Bangladesh|Ethiopia|India|Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi.
300,000.00382012-02-10Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the tropical storm-affected populations of Mozambique; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mozambique.
240,000.00402011-10-31Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the Philippines for damage caused by Typhoons Nesat and Nalgae; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
60,000.00512011-10-31Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the Philippines for damage caused by Typhoons Nesat and Nalgae; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
2,082,765.0092011-10-21Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support rapid development of a simplified antibiotic regimen for newborn infection management in first-level facility and community settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
200,000.00422011-09-23Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the flooding in Pakistan. Pakistan Flood Response 2011. Investment start date: 9/21/2011 to end date: 9/30/2012. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan.
800,000.00172011-09-23Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the flooding in Pakistan. Pakistan Flood Response 2011. Investment start date: 9/21/2011 to end date: 9/30/2012. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan.
8,865,862.0022011-09-01Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test and evaluate a critical set of newborn health care tools and technologies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South America|Asia.
560,000.00242011-07-11Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the influx of Somali refugees in Ethiopia. Somali Refugee Crisis in Ethiopia. Investment start date: 7/8/2011 to end date: 7/8/2012. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
240,000.00402011-07-11Water/basic drinking water supplyhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to the influx of Somali refugees in Ethiopia. Somali Refugee Crisis in Ethiopia. Investment start date: 7/8/2011 to end date: 7/8/2012. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
83,217.00492011-05-25Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for conference support. Bellagio Meeting on The Household to Hospital Continuum of Care Model. Investment start date: 5/25/2011 to end date: 2/28/2012. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
7,478,197.0032010-11-10Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test and evaluate a critical set of newborn health care tools and technologies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South America|Asia.
600,000.00232010-11-08Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency response to Cyclone Giri in Myanmar. Cyclone Giri Response in Myanmar. Investment start date: 11/5/2010 to end date: 10/31/2011. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Myanmar.
300,000.00382010-06-21Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief to communities in Guatemala affected by tropical storm Agatha; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guatemala.
400,000.00322009-01-16Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assist with the emergency response to a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. to assist with the emergency response to a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Investment start date: 1/16/2009 to end date: 1/15/2010. Grantee name: Save the Children Fe; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Palestine, state of.
100,000.00482009-01-16Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assist with the emergency response to a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. to assist with the emergency response to a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Investment start date: 1/16/2009 to end date: 1/15/2010. Grantee name: Save the Children Fe; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Palestine, state of.
1,259,431.00122008-11-20Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support rapid development of a simplified antibiotic regimen for newborn infection management in first-level facility and community settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
500,000.00262008-05-09Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief for Myanmar cyclone Nargis. SAVE: emergency relief for Myanmar cyclone Nargis. Investment start date: 5/8/2008 to end date: 5/8/2009. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Myanmar.
500,000.00262008-05-09Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support emergency relief for Myanmar cyclone Nargis. SAVE: emergency relief for Myanmar cyclone Nargis. Investment start date: 5/8/2008 to end date: 5/8/2009. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Myanmar.
350,000.00362007-11-19Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief for Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. Emergency Relief for Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. Investment start date: 11/16/2007 to end date: 11/16/2008. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
150,000.00452007-11-19Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief for Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. Emergency Relief for Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. Investment start date: 11/16/2007 to end date: 11/16/2008. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
350,000.00362007-08-15Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address the most critical public health needs that have arisen as a result of the flooding in Bangladesh and Nepal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|Nepal.
150,000.00452007-08-15Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address the most critical public health needs that have arisen as a result of the flooding in Bangladesh and Nepal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|Nepal.
500,000.00262007-03-07Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assist flood and drought affected populations in Kenya. Emergency assistance for flood and drought affected populations in Northeastern Kenya. Investment start date: 3/6/2007 to end date: 10/31/2007. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
375,000.00352007-02-12Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide immediate relief to flood-affected victims in Jakarta, Indonesia. to provide immediate relief to flood-affected victims in Jakarta, Indonesia. Investment start date: 2/9/2007 to end date: 3/31/2008. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.
125,000.00472007-02-12Emergency food assistancehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide immediate relief to flood-affected victims in Jakarta, Indonesia. to provide immediate relief to flood-affected victims in Jakarta, Indonesia. Investment start date: 2/9/2007 to end date: 3/31/2008. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.
1,000,000.00142006-11-30Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency water and sanitation interventions in the West Darfur region of Sudan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sudan (the).
500,000.00262006-06-07Material relief assistance and serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide emergency relief in response to the earthquake in Indonesia. Save the Children's Indonesian Earthquake Response. Investment start date: 6/5/2006 to end date: 6/5/2007. Grantee name: Save the Children Federation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Indonesia.