Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Tufts 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 tuftsu
Websitehttp://www.tufts.edu
Twitter usernameTuftsUniversity
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tufts_University
Instagram usernametuftsuniversity

Full donee page for donee Tufts 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 2015 2014 2013 2012
Nutrition (filter this donor) 5 11,716,281.00 3,104,164.00 0.00 4,999,911.00 2,848,341.00 763,865.00
Global health (filter this donor) 6 2,367,540.00 730,225.00 1,637,315.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (filter this donor) 1 291,678.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 291,678.00 0.00
Total 12 14,375,499.00 3,834,389.00 1,637,315.00 4,999,911.00 3,140,019.00 763,865.00

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 (12 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
119,999.002017-11-20Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate more accurate estimates of key intervention project characteristics to better support the advancement and development of interventions that will help eliminate diseases that affect the world’s poorest populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
239,837.002017-11-08Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to analyze changes in the cost and affordability of nutritious diets in Africa and South Asia, using new price indexes to measure how rural market infrastructure and farming systems alter food access in Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India and oth; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|Africa.
100,000.002017-10-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve collection and diagnostic analysis of blood samples from low-resource settings by developing paper-based cards that stabilize samples, control sample volume, and enable purification and pretreatments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,864,327.002017-08-28Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address significant evidence gaps on people’s diets worldwide, create and disseminate a platform of the most comprehensive available estimates and uncertainty of global dietary intakes, and investigate how metrics of maternal and child diet diversity/q; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
510,226.002017-03-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new therapies to prevent and treat infant diarrheal diseases. Camelid VHH single domain antibodies that prevent and treat infant diarrheal diseases. Investment start date: 3/27/2017 to end date: 6/30/2019. Grantee name: Tufts University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
825,000.002015-10-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to systematically assess state-of-the-art cryopreservation methods for their ability to allow long-term storage of viable, infectious, and phenotypically stable Cryptosporidium parasites, to provide a valuable resource for development of new interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
712,315.002015-09-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study the reproducibility of the piglet diarrhea model for Cryptosporidium hominis as a potential model for development of treatments for cryptosporidiosis in children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002015-04-21Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support mass rearing of mosquitoes for disease control efforts by developing a blood-based meal that is dried and vacuum-packed for long term storage; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,999,911.002014-11-20Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address and help to rectify the critical issues of food consumption data scarcity, high cost, inaccessibility, low quality, and under-use that are current barriers to effective food, nutrition and agricultural policy and programming; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,848,341.002013-11-07Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to characterize dietary intakes of women and children globally and to assess the health impact of various dietary risk factors throughout the lifespan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
291,678.002013-06-28Relief co-ordination; protection and support serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to learn lessons from the 2011-2012 Horn of Africa Crisis. Lessons Learned from the 2011-2012 Horn of Africa Crisis. Investment start date: 6/28/2013 to end date: 4/30/2016. Grantee name: Tufts University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Somalia.
763,865.002012-09-28Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a study of global dietary habits among woman, price and income elasticities, and validity of food balance sheets; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.