Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Tsinghua 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 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.tsinghua.edu.cn
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsinghua_University

Full donee page for donee Tsinghua University

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 14 400,000 592,806 -835,431 -10,609 50,000 143,994 150,628 400,000 600,000 715,000 1,150,000 1,500,000 2,911,073
Global health 9 715,000 772,740 -835,431 -835,431 -10,609 100,000 575,000 715,000 849,629 1,150,000 1,500,000 2,911,073 2,911,073
Global development 3 143,994 197,998 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 143,994 143,994 143,994 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
Multisector aid 2 150,628 375,314 150,628 150,628 150,628 150,628 150,628 150,628 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000

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 2012 2011 2010 2009
Global health (filter this donor) 9 6,954,662.00 0.00 715,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 1,414,020.00 -835,431.00 1,150,000.00 100,000.00 2,911,073.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 2 750,628.00 0.00 0.00 150,628.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global development (filter this donor) 3 593,994.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 143,994.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 14 8,299,284.00 50,000.00 715,000.00 150,628.00 2,500,000.00 1,558,014.00 -835,431.00 1,150,000.00 100,000.00 2,911,073.00

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 (14 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
50,000.00122018-10-26Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to foster a community of more informed, motivated and better-trained journalists, editors, senior media executives and other influencers to help better communicate priority issues in a China-Africa partnership in the broad health and development areas; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Africa.
715,000.0052017-09-11Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund mechanistic investigation of humoral immunity that should lead to new basic and practical principles for improved antibody vaccines and therapies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
150,628.0092016-11-14Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to inform the charitable sector to promote more generous, informed giving in China; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.
400,000.0082015-11-17Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to foster a community of more informed, motivated and better-trained journalists, editors, senior media executives and other influencers to help better communicate priority issues in a China-Africa partnership in the broad health and development areas; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Africa.
600,000.0062015-11-12Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of a strong philanthropic sector policy platform and inter-ministerial dialogue, particularly with regards to sector tax policy, as well as a landscaping study and pilots for talent development programs for more professionals t; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.
1,500,000.0022015-11-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a world-class institute where basic and translational research into the most pressing problems of infectious diseases affecting global health is performed; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-10,609.00132014-09-24Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assist the China-Gates Foundation HIV Prevention Cooperation Program in achieving the goal of creating a large-scale model of HIV prevention and control and in catalyzing the adoption of effective HIV prevention strategies elsewhere in China; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.
143,994.00102014-09-10Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation to advance China's role in promoting Africa's development in health sector and to help China become a more effective development partner to improve health and development outco; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Africa.
575,000.0072014-08-28Global health/Medical serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support innovative research in global health to foster Grand Challenge Exploration program in China, enhancing development of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention against major infectious diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.
849,629.0042014-07-15Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify compounds that will speed up treatment for tuberculosis.. GCE Phase II: Targeting Mycobacterial Mistranslation to Shorten TB Therapy Duration. Investment start date: 7/15/2014 to end date: 6/30/2017. Grantee name: Tsinghua University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-835,431.00142012-05-18Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assist the China-Gates Foundation HIV Prevention Cooperation Program in achieving the goal of creating a large-scale model of HIV prevention and control and in catalyzing the adoption of effective HIV prevention strategies elsewhere in China; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.
1,150,000.0032011-03-30Global health/Medical serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support innovative research in global health to foster Grand Challenge Exploration program in China, enhancing development of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention against major infectious diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.
100,000.00112010-09-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design and test a portable, non-invasive device for its ability to kill the worm larvae that causes the chronic parasitic disease Schistosomiasis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,911,073.0012009-10-28Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assist the China-Gates Foundation HIV Prevention Cooperation Program in achieving the goal of creating a large-scale model of HIV prevention and control and in catalyzing the adoption of effective HIV prevention strategies elsewhere in China; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: China.