Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Texas A&M Research Foundation

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

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Country

Full donee page for donee Texas A&M Research Foundation

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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007
Global health (filter this donor) 12 11,285,551.00 1,799,506.00 1,998,310.00 50,417.00 675,529.00 100,000.00 2,239,767.00 1,225,242.00 1,059,547.00 2,137,233.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 1 353,283.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 353,283.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 13 11,638,834.00 1,799,506.00 1,998,310.00 50,417.00 675,529.00 100,000.00 2,593,050.00 1,225,242.00 1,059,547.00 2,137,233.00

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 (13 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,799,506.002017-10-16Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify new protein targets that will lead to the discovery of new drugs that can dramatically shorten chemotherapy for treatment of tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,998,310.002015-11-12Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify new protein targets that will lead to the discovery of new drugs that can dramatically shorten chemotherapy for treatment of tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,417.002014-05-22Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate tuberculosis (TB) drug discovery and improve approaches for TB worldwide by developing new tools and methods for in vivo imaging of TB; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
675,529.002013-09-27Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify new protein targets that will lead to the discovery of new drugs that can dramatically shorten chemotherapy for treatment of tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-04-05Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a system whereby drugs for defeating new antibiotic-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis can be developed in the laboratory before these strains emerge in human populations.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
353,283.002011-11-14Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve public health in India by contributing to a better understanding of the process of latrine adoption by rural populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
199,881.002011-11-02Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify new protein targets that will lead to the discovery of new drugs that can dramatically shorten chemotherapy for treatment of tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,839,886.002011-05-13Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate tuberculosis (TB) drug discovery and improve approaches for TB worldwide by developing new tools and methods for in vivo imaging of TB; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-04-18Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study initial evidence that elevated levels of the steroid hormone marinobufagenin (MBG) in urine is a very early indicator of preeclampsia in pregnant women.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-04-13Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a database of epigenetic signatures, changes in DNA and proteins caused by non-genetic factors such as poor nutrition, smoking and environmental contaminants, that could be used as predictors of pre-eclampsia.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,225,242.002010-10-28Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify new protein targets that will lead to the discovery of new drugs that can dramatically shorten chemotherapy for treatment of tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,059,547.002009-10-26Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate tuberculosis (TB) drug discovery and improve approaches for TB worldwide by developing new tools and methods for in vivo imaging of TB; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,137,233.002007-11-16Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate tuberculosis (TB) drug discovery and improve approaches for TB worldwide by developing new tools and methods for in vivo imaging of TB; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.