Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to The George Washington University

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
Facebook page georgewashingtonuniversity
Websitehttp://www.gwu.edu
Twitter usernameGWtweets
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_University
Instagram usernamegwuniversity

Full donee page for donee The George Washington University

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 2011 2010 2009 2007
Nutrition (filter this donor) 2 8,999,406.00 8,999,406.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Disaster prevention and preparedness (filter this donor) 1 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 1,603,470.00 0.00 0.00 1,603,470.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 7 1,109,427.62 0.00 595,088.00 0.00 100,000.00 400,929.00 -110.38 13,521.00
Total 11 15,212,303.62 8,999,406.00 595,088.00 5,103,470.00 100,000.00 400,929.00 -110.38 13,521.00

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 (11 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
4,011,654.002017-11-10Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to learn the extent to which a social norms-based approach can reduce anemia capacity among women of reproductive age and during pregnancy and improve physical work in women in Odisha, India, by changing behaviors related to the uptake of iron and folic a; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
4,987,752.002017-09-21Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand how food intake during pregnancy can be improved in an undernourished South Asian population using a fortified balanced energy-protein food supplement to enhance birth outcomes.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Nepal.
595,088.002016-10-19Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate global public goods in the form of new knowledge and published papers about the mechanisms through which primary health care systems improve performance and attain population-level maternal and neonatal health outcomes in low- and middle-incom; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South America.
1,603,470.002015-11-02Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to measure the social structures that enhance or limit the adoption of modern contraceptives in Ethiopia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
3,500,000.002015-09-30Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen existing and future leadership capacity in the humanitarian and disaster risk management sectors by developing and offering contextually relevant training and education; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara|North & Central America|Africa; affected countries: India|Mali|Somalia.
100,000.002011-10-20Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to investigate how bioactive components in breastmilk affect the maturation of gut defense systems in infants to better understand strategies to eliminate intestinal disease and promote infant development.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Gambia (the).
400,929.002010-03-01Global health/Medical education/traininghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene a meeting to discuss findings on the status of medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa, policy development implication, and how to move forward; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-55.192009-10-22Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an open, public symposium on recent progress and challenges in HIV-TB co-infection and to convene a closed roundtable discussion to discuss progress, gaps, and ownership of the HIV-TB research agenda; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-55.192009-10-22Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an open, public symposium on recent progress and challenges in HIV-TB co-infection and to convene a closed roundtable discussion to discuss progress, gaps, and ownership of the HIV-TB research agenda; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,760.502007-07-12Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an open, public symposium on recent progress and challenges in HIV-TB co-infection and to convene a closed roundtable discussion to discuss progress, gaps, and ownership of the HIV-TB research agenda; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,760.502007-07-12Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an open, public symposium on recent progress and challenges in HIV-TB co-infection and to convene a closed roundtable discussion to discuss progress, gaps, and ownership of the HIV-TB research agenda; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.