Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

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
Websitehttp://www.eawag.ch/
Twitter usernameEawagResearch
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Federal_Institute_of_Aquatic_Science_and_Technology

Full donee page for donee Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

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
Sanitation (filter this donor) 14 13,386,870.00 3,402,653.00 0.00 988,262.00 3,638,556.00 798,050.00 1,159,530.00 399,899.00 2,999,920.00
Global health (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 15 13,486,870.00 3,402,653.00 100,000.00 988,262.00 3,638,556.00 798,050.00 1,159,530.00 399,899.00 2,999,920.00

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 (15 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
2,986,777.002017-10-11Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a low power toilet system that is affordable, recycles water for flushing and handwashing, and allows collection of the nutrients in the waste stream for further use. The "Reinvented Toilet" system is for people in the developing world who do n; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
250,000.002017-07-20Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct a detailed analysis of the technical, financial and management performance of existing small-scale sanitation systems in South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|Nepal|India.
165,876.002017-04-20Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To fund research to determine which components of CLTS lead to better outcomes and advocate improvements in the approach globally.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Ghana|Ethiopia.
100,000.002016-04-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to lower the cost of monitoring the spread of antibiotic resistance, which is a major public health concern, by first enriching samples for 30 antibiotic-resistance genes using oligo-coated magnetic beads to increase sequencing efficiency; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
937,865.002015-09-01Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct a detailed analysis of the technical, financial and management performance of existing small-scale sanitation systems in South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|Nepal|India.
50,397.002015-08-17Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research and test the relevance and economic viability of urine nutrient recovery tools and technologies in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
2,826,507.002014-11-19Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop onsite treatment technologies that can be used in "Reinvented Toilets" for people in the developing world who do not have access to adequate sanitation that will allow for the processing of a family’s waste into a safe-to-handle material, while; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
170,240.002014-11-07Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research and test the relevance and economic viability of urine nutrient recovery tools and technologies in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
641,809.002014-10-09Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To fund research to determine which components of CLTS lead to better outcomes and advocate improvements in the approach globally.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Ghana|Ethiopia.
675,000.002013-11-14Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an attractive grid-free dry diversion toilet appropriate for poor populations in the developing world, which provides water for flushing, comfortable personal hygiene and for hand washing; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
123,050.002013-05-15Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop sanitation business models that serve the poorest and improve how waste is handled in densely populated, urban settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
1,119,530.002012-10-29Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an attractive grid-free dry diversion toilet appropriate for poor populations in the developing world, which provides water for flushing, comfortable personal hygiene and for hand washing; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
40,000.002012-07-13Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help solve a pressing problems of sanitation in the developing world: the lack of suitable on-site toilets using a strategy based on source separation and on-site water recovery, with a conceptual investigation of transport and treatment; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
399,899.002011-07-07Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help solve a pressing problems of sanitation in the developing world: the lack of suitable on-site toilets using a strategy based on source separation and on-site water recovery, with a conceptual investigation of transport and treatment; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,999,920.002010-09-14Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research and test the relevance and economic viability of urine nutrient recovery tools and technologies in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.