Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to The Task Force for Global Health

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
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Task_Force_for_Global_Health

Full donee page for donee The Task Force for Global Health

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 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 22 124,073,204.00 9,381,815.00 770,429.00 10,783,262.00 3,251,118.00 13,806,703.00 46,403,459.00 587,641.00 9,970,327.00 6,793,782.00 499,819.00 21,824,849.00
Total 22 124,073,204.00 9,381,815.00 770,429.00 10,783,262.00 3,251,118.00 13,806,703.00 46,403,459.00 587,641.00 9,970,327.00 6,793,782.00 499,819.00 21,824,849.00

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 (22 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
9,381,815.002018-11-22Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create to safe and effective antiviral drugs to treat the last individuals excreting poliovirus; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
770,429.002017-05-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish secretariat and Consortium of Global funders on Universal influenza vaccine development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-300,606.002016-11-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to play a supporting role in the development of a cohesive plan for the introduction of IPV and withdrawal of tOPV and help coordinate and drive the implementation of the plan with all key stakeholders within IMG and the six working groups; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
11,083,868.002016-06-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create to safe and effective antiviral drugs to treat the last individuals excreting poliovirus; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,251,118.002015-07-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to play a supporting role in the development of a cohesive plan for the introduction of IPV and withdrawal of tOPV and help coordinate and drive the implementation of the plan with all key stakeholders within IMG and the six working groups; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
8,444,534.002014-10-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the access of endemic populations to interventions targeting neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and to ensure the effectiveness and impact of these interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Europe|North & Central America|South America|Asia; affected countries: United states of america (the).
-130,124.002014-06-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate development of a comprehensive global strategy to prevent and control cholera, building on recent developments in thinking about the appropriate use of oral cholera vaccines in preventing and controlling epidemic and endemic cholera; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,950,671.002014-05-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Polio Antivirals Initiative. Polio Antivirals Initiative – Proof of Concept. Investment start date: 3/3/2010 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: The Task Force for Global Health, Inc.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
541,622.002014-01-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen and expand the Coalition for Cholera Prevention and Control (CCPC, the Coalition); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
14,871,699.002013-10-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the access of endemic populations to interventions targeting neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and to ensure the effectiveness and impact of these interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Europe|North & Central America|South America|Asia; affected countries: United states of america (the).
1,562,392.002013-09-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to play a supporting role in the development of a cohesive plan for the introduction of IPV and withdrawal of tOPV and help coordinate and drive the implementation of the plan with all key stakeholders within IMG and the six working groups; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
622,196.002013-08-22Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund a partnership for influenza vaccine introduction in low and lower middle-income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
600,000.002013-08-06Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Polio Antivirals Initiative. Polio Antivirals Initiative – Proof of Concept. Investment start date: 3/3/2010 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: The Task Force for Global Health, Inc.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
28,747,172.002013-01-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the access of endemic populations to interventions targeting neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and to ensure the effectiveness and impact of these interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Europe|North & Central America|South America|Asia; affected countries: United states of america (the).
587,641.002012-10-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve prevention and control of cholera by helping WHO to revitalize the Global Task Force on Cholera Control as a means for harnessing and coordinating the expertise, resources, and advocacy of the entire range of stakeholders; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
9,177,281.002011-10-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Polio Antivirals Initiative. Polio Antivirals Initiative – Proof of Concept. Investment start date: 3/3/2010 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: The Task Force for Global Health, Inc.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
577,988.002011-10-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate development of a comprehensive global strategy to prevent and control cholera, building on recent developments in thinking about the appropriate use of oral cholera vaccines in preventing and controlling epidemic and endemic cholera; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
215,058.002011-04-25Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project to prevent a resurgence of measles deaths in Africa and to lead Africa's decision and action on a regional goal to eliminate measles; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
6,793,782.002010-03-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Polio Antivirals Initiative. Polio Antivirals Initiative – Proof of Concept. Investment start date: 3/3/2010 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: The Task Force for Global Health, Inc.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
499,819.002009-11-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project to prevent a resurgence of measles deaths in Africa and to lead Africa's decision and action on a regional goal to eliminate measles; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
11,712,363.002006-10-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to resolve the critical challenges now facing the global program to eliminate lymphatic filariasis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
10,112,486.002006-09-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the impact of integrated trachoma and lymphatic filariasis control programs on infection prevalence and health infrastructures in Mali and develop a model for integration that will inform future integration efforts for other countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.