Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to United Nations World Food Programme

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 WorldFoodProgramme
Websitehttp://wfp.org
Twitter usernameWFP
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Food_Programme
Instagram usernameworldfoodprogramme_official

Full donee page for donee United Nations World Food Programme

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 2009 2008 2007
Agriculture (filter this donor) 10 59,062,963.50 4,562,022.00 8,317,821.00 0.00 4,449,995.00 326,139.00 550,682.50 33,065,600.00 7,790,704.00
Food aid (filter this donor) 5 38,851,913.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,950,000.00 1,285,631.00 550,682.50 33,065,600.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 18,175,810.00 18,175,810.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 2 1,222,921.00 522,921.00 0.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 117,313,608.00 23,260,753.00 8,317,821.00 700,000.00 8,399,995.00 1,611,770.00 1,101,365.00 66,131,200.00 7,790,704.00

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 (18 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
522,921.002017-11-21Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement a certification mark for nutritious foods that will help low-income and nutritionally vulnerable consumers make healthier food purchasing decisions for themselves and their children in Zambia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Zambia.
18,175,810.002017-09-10Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate supply chain maturity that impacts performance to enable sustained health commodity availability; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Ethiopia|India|Kenya|Nigeria|Pakistan|Senegal|Tanzania, united republic of.
4,562,022.002017-09-10Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address systemic issues in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector and reach smallholder farmers with crops and livestock technologies and solutions that will improve productivity and incomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
5,819,892.002016-07-12Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address systemic issues in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector and reach smallholder farmers with crops and livestock technologies and solutions that will improve productivity and incomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
2,497,929.002016-03-17Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to connect smallholder farmers to the grains and legumes markets. P4P Responsible Handover and Transition. Investment start date: 3/17/2016 to end date: 4/30/2017. Grantee name: United Nations World Food Programme; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Burkina faso|Ethiopia.
700,000.002015-06-30Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build Brazilian leadership in nutrition and expand access to its knowledge and lessons learned around nutrition strategies among African countries through South-South cooperation; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: Africa.
3,950,000.002014-07-29Food aid/Food security programmeshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve market opportunities for smallholder farmers through the expansion of food purchasing mechanisms; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Mali|Kenya|Malawi|Mozambique|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia|Ethiopia|Burkina faso.
3,950,000.002014-07-29Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve market opportunities for smallholder farmers through the expansion of food purchasing mechanisms; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Mali|Kenya|Malawi|Mozambique|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia|Ethiopia|Burkina faso.
499,995.002014-02-14Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide an analysis and dissemination of Brazilian institutional food procurement experiences and food-based safety net programs that source food from smallholder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Brazil.
1,000,000.002013-11-15Food aid/Food security programmeshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate food purchase from smallholder farmers in Kenya to supply the Kakuma Refugee camp school feeding programme, support refugees and the local community to generate income through value addition on grains, and implement school health and nutrit; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
285,631.002013-06-10Food aid/Food security programmeshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve market opportunities for smallholder farmers through the expansion of food purchasing mechanisms; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Mali|Kenya|Malawi|Mozambique|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia|Ethiopia|Burkina faso.
285,631.002013-06-10Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve market opportunities for smallholder farmers through the expansion of food purchasing mechanisms; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Mali|Kenya|Malawi|Mozambique|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia|Ethiopia|Burkina faso.
40,508.002013-05-20Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide space and use of facilities for developement organizations in Tanzania; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
550,682.502009-11-10Food aid/Food security programmeshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide funding to the REACH partnership for exploring linkages between local agricultural development and health-focused nutrition programming; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: South of Sahara.
550,682.502009-11-10Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide funding to the REACH partnership for exploring linkages between local agricultural development and health-focused nutrition programming; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: South of Sahara.
33,065,600.002008-08-08Food aid/Food security programmeshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve market opportunities for smallholder farmers through the expansion of food purchasing mechanisms; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Mali|Kenya|Malawi|Mozambique|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia|Ethiopia|Burkina faso.
33,065,600.002008-08-08Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve market opportunities for smallholder farmers through the expansion of food purchasing mechanisms; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Mali|Kenya|Malawi|Mozambique|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia|Ethiopia|Burkina faso.
7,790,704.002007-11-12Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide decisionmakers with reliable and comprehensive multi-sectoral information to design and implement development and emergency programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Kenya|Uganda|Burkina faso|Benin|Cameroon|Ethiopia|Ghana|Madagascar|Mali|Malawi|Mozambique|Nigeria|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Zambia|Senegal.