Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to United Nations Foundation

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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 unitednationsfoundation
Websitehttp://www.unfoundation.org/
Twitter usernameunfoundation
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Foundation
Instagram usernameunfoundation

Full donee page for donee United Nations Foundation

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 2011 2010 2009 2007 2006
Global development (filter this donor) 15 70,453,758.96 188,711.96 0.00 3,270,533.00 2,348,854.00 28,744,709.00 4,782,275.00 1,118,992.00 29,999,684.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 26 59,035,991.46 1,658,918.21 23,379,555.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,999,981.00 20,000,000.00 8,997,537.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 11 31,406,519.68 15,080,108.81 1,707,079.88 0.00 2,946,323.00 9,576,904.00 -603,896.00 -3,408,739.00 0.00 6,108,739.00 0.00 0.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 1 29,911,740.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 29,911,740.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 2 19,848,967.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 19,848,967.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gender equality (filter this donor) 3 14,973,167.00 7,739,227.00 7,233,940.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sectors not specified (filter this donor) 1 10,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000,000.00 0.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 1 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 60 235,880,144.11 24,666,965.98 32,320,575.13 3,520,533.00 25,144,144.00 38,321,613.00 4,178,379.00 2,710,234.00 49,999,684.00 15,106,276.00 10,000,000.00 29,911,740.00

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 (60 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
4,150,000.002017-11-04Gender equality/Women’s equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the production and use of gender data and to guide policy, better leverage investments, and inform global development agendas; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,255,104.002017-11-02Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide short-term grants in FP2020 commitment countries that expand access to modern contraception by resolving immediate barriers, meeting training needs, or taking advantage of emerging or unanticipated opportunities; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
325,782.662017-11-02Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
698,105.692017-11-02Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
232,701.912017-11-02Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
93,080.762017-11-02Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
108,594.222017-11-02Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
93,080.762017-11-02Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
10,700,140.002017-10-31Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish the Family Planning 2020 Task Team. Support for the Family Planning 2020 Secretariat Operations. Investment start date: 11/12/2013 to end date: 12/31/2020. Grantee name: United Nations Foundation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
250,000.002017-07-28Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To provide general operating support. United Nations Foundation General Operating Support Grant (2017 - 2018). Investment start date: 7/28/2017 to end date: 7/31/2018. Grantee name: United Nations Foundation; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
12,870.492017-07-20Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
27,579.622017-07-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
9,193.212017-07-20Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,677.282017-07-20Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,290.162017-07-20Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,677.282017-07-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-61,288.042017-07-20Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Asia|Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
35,941.292017-03-08Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
77,017.052017-03-08Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
25,672.352017-03-08Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
10,268.942017-03-08Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
11,980.432017-03-08Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
10,268.942017-03-08Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,589,227.002017-02-24Gender equality/Women’s equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and commit to implementing government-led gender action plans to improve women's and girls' status in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
7,233,940.002016-11-21Gender equality/Women’s equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the production and use of gender data and to guide policy, better leverage investments, and inform global development agendas; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,121,239.502016-09-26Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
10,974,085.002016-09-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,658,028.252016-09-26Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,463,211.252016-09-26Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,707,079.882016-09-26Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,463,211.252016-09-26Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance objectives for vaccines, family planning, the Global Fund, malaria, and the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
699,780.002016-04-13Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda and team to carry out their mandate, advancing progress on implementation of and accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
250,000.002015-11-23Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support. United Nations General Operating Support Grant. Investment start date: 11/23/2015 to end date: 12/31/2016. Grantee name: United Nations Foundation; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
788,250.002015-10-08Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Asia|Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
1,544,235.002015-07-14Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Asia|Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
-61,952.002015-07-14Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa|Asia.
1,000,000.002015-04-08Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Asia|Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
2,946,323.002014-11-20Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support one-time, concrete unanticipated gaps that any Family Planning 2020 country might encounter as they work towards achieving Family Planning 2020 goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
18,500,000.002014-11-13Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a Mobile Hub which aims to unite key public and private sector stakeholders to improve the effectiveness of digital products and services that seek to improve the lives of the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,348,967.002014-11-10Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase availability and use of gender data that will guide policy, better leverage development investments, and inform global development agendas, and to build partnerships that address gaps in internationally comparable gender data, including throug; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,270,000.002014-10-30Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Asia|Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
1,078,854.002014-09-10Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Asia|Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
9,576,904.002013-11-12Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish the Family Planning 2020 Task Team. Support for the Family Planning 2020 Secretariat Operations. Investment start date: 11/12/2013 to end date: 12/31/2020. Grantee name: United Nations Foundation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,986,363.002013-10-24Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Asia|Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
25,999,396.002013-08-20Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Asia|Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
758,950.002013-08-07Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa|Asia.
1,500,000.002012-07-16Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa|Asia.
3,282,275.002012-03-13Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa|Asia.
-603,896.002012-03-01Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create and test an innovative financing mechanism that will smooth and increase the predictability of Reproductive Health commodity procurement financing; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
18,000,000.002012-02-23Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide short term working capital to recipients of donor funds to increase the predictability of financing for reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria commodities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-18,000,000.002012-01-23Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide short term working capital to recipients of donor funds to increase the predictability of financing for reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria commodities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-3,408,739.002011-08-24Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create and test an innovative financing mechanism that will smooth and increase the predictability of Reproductive Health commodity procurement financing; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,118,992.002011-08-24Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa|Asia.
4,999,981.002011-04-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the measles partnership for mass campaigns to reduce or eliminate measles; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
20,000,000.002010-11-26Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide short term working capital to recipients of donor funds to increase the predictability of financing for reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria commodities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
29,999,684.002010-11-05Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness of and mobilize resources in support of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa|Asia.
8,997,537.002009-11-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the measles partnership for mass campaigns to reduce or eliminate measles; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
6,108,739.002009-10-08Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create and test an innovative financing mechanism that will smooth and increase the predictability of Reproductive Health commodity procurement financing; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
10,000,000.002007-09-14Sectors not specifiedhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. General Operating Support to the UN Foundation. Investment start date: 8/7/2007 to end date: 7/15/2012. Grantee name: United Nations Foundation; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa.
29,911,740.002006-12-13Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to protect the genetic diversity of 21 critical crops for food security and poverty alleviation, by supporting national genebanks, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, and the Global Crop Diversity Trust; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.