Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Tulane 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 TulaneU
Websitehttp://tulane.edu
Twitter usernameTulaneNews
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulane_University
Instagram usernametulaneu

Full donee page for donee Tulane 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 2014 2013 2012 2009 2008
Family planning (filter this donor) 2 5,999,959.00 4,800,000.00 1,199,959.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Financing (filter this donor) 2 4,956,611.81 23,410.81 0.00 4,933,201.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 8 955,495.75 0.00 0.00 659,388.00 -2,155.45 0.00 98,263.20 100,000.00 100,000.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 2 557,751.19 -23,410.81 0.00 0.00 0.00 581,162.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 14 12,469,817.75 4,800,000.00 1,199,959.00 5,592,589.00 -2,155.45 581,162.00 98,263.20 100,000.00 100,000.00

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)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-23,410.812017-04-26Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and apply a comprehensive framework to analyze the impact of taxation and public spending on inequality and poverty in low-income countries (pilot cases: Ghana and Tanzania); and, to develop indicators to assess the efficiency and effectiveness; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Tanzania, united republic of.
23,410.812017-04-26Financing/Public finance managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the equity and poverty reduction impact of fiscal policies in developing countries, in particular Africa, through the support to the Commitment to Equity Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
4,800,000.002017-03-10Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve Family Planning, Maternal, Child and Newborn Health, and Nutrition outcomes in selected health zones in the city of Kinshasa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
1,199,959.002016-11-04Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund evaluation activities that will generate an evidence base regarding the effects and causal pathways of an intensive, theory-driven family planning mass communication campaign; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
4,933,201.002015-10-29Financing/Public finance managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the equity and poverty reduction impact of fiscal policies in developing countries, in particular Africa, through the support to the Commitment to Equity Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
100,000.002015-10-08Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support laboratory breeding of mosquitoes for studying human diseases by developing an artificial meal based on algae as a simple, low-cost protein source that can be freeze dried for stable storage, and a reusable feeding system; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
559,388.002015-06-09Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand characteristics of Mtb-containing aerosols to design natural transmission models needed to study early events after infection and develop new interventions to interrupt transmission; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-2,155.452014-07-23Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a membrane that can be placed in the mother’s vagina just prior to delivery to facilitate the baby’s passage through the birth canal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
581,162.002013-11-12Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and apply a comprehensive framework to analyze the impact of taxation and public spending on inequality and poverty in low-income countries (pilot cases: Ghana and Tanzania); and, to develop indicators to assess the efficiency and effectiveness; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Tanzania, united republic of.
-1,736.802012-09-24Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test if codon harmonization can fully and correctly express a complex malaria gamete surface protein and block the transmission of malaria in insect vectors; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002012-04-03Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a membrane that can be placed in the mother’s vagina just prior to delivery to facilitate the baby’s passage through the birth canal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002009-09-24Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test if codon harmonization can fully and correctly express a complex malaria gamete surface protein and block the transmission of malaria in insect vectors; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
50,000.002008-09-19Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research the use of immune tolerance of dominant HIV epitopes prior to conventional vaccination with an HIV protein in order to stimulate a broader immune response.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.002008-09-19Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research the use of immune tolerance of dominant HIV epitopes prior to conventional vaccination with an HIV protein in order to stimulate a broader immune response.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.