Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Stockholm Environment Institute

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
Websitehttp://www.sei-international.org/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_Environment_Institute

Full donee page for donee Stockholm Environment Institute

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 8 100,000 374,328 -1,226,221 -1,226,221 -1,993 55,205 100,000 100,000 233,345 249,953 849,468 2,734,865 2,734,865
Water 2 -1,226,221 754,322 -1,226,221 -1,226,221 -1,226,221 -1,226,221 -1,226,221 -1,226,221 2,734,865 2,734,865 2,734,865 2,734,865 2,734,865
Global health 3 100,000 315,825 -1,993 -1,993 -1,993 -1,993 100,000 100,000 100,000 849,468 849,468 849,468 849,468
Sanitation 3 233,345 179,501 55,205 55,205 55,205 55,205 233,345 233,345 233,345 249,953 249,953 249,953 249,953

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 2016 2015 2014 2012
Water (filter this donor) 2 1,508,644.00 -1,226,221.00 2,734,865.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 3 947,475.00 0.00 -1,993.00 849,468.00 100,000.00 0.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 3 538,503.00 0.00 55,205.00 0.00 249,953.00 233,345.00
Total 8 2,994,622.00 -1,226,221.00 2,788,077.00 849,468.00 349,953.00 233,345.00

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 (8 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-1,226,221.0082018-05-08Water/Education and training in water supply and sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the effectiveness of the SuSanA platform as a knowledge management resource that promotes increased collaboration and information-sharing within the WASH sector and to support the long-term sustainability of the platform; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-1,993.0072016-10-10Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in developing countries by testing a financial incentives approach to stimulate women to regularly visit health clinics during pregnancy and after birth.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,734,865.0012016-10-03Water/Education and training in water supply and sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the effectiveness of the SuSanA platform as a knowledge management resource that promotes increased collaboration and information-sharing within the WASH sector and to support the long-term sustainability of the platform; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
55,205.0062016-01-25Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To increase the level of awareness, knowledge dissemination and sharing of research and implementation results in the areas of sanitation innovation and its promotion; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South & Central Asia.
849,468.0022015-11-16Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project designed to provide financial incentive for the women who honor all their clinic appointments while pregnant, deliver under skilled attendants and take their children for all health appointments in their first year of life; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
249,953.0032014-07-03Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To increase the level of awareness, knowledge dissemination and sharing of research and implementation results in the areas of sanitation innovation and its promotion; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South & Central Asia.
100,000.0052014-04-11Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in developing countries by testing a financial incentives approach to stimulate women to regularly visit health clinics during pregnancy and after birth.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
233,345.0042012-10-26Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce poor-sanitation-related morbidity and mortality in developing countries and countries in transition due to sanitation-related diseases via reaching higher access to sustainable sanitation services resulting from a higher level of awareness; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.