Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of British Columbia

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 universityofbc
Websitehttps://www.ubc.ca/
Twitter usernameUBC
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_British_Columbia
Instagram usernameuniversityofbc
Medium usernameubcscience

Full donee page for donee University of British Columbia

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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Global health (filter this donor) 12 27,392,050.00 830,077.00 331,926.00 1,499,863.00 17,480,193.00 150,000.00 6,999,991.00 100,000.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 2 387,500.00 287,500.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 14 27,779,550.00 1,117,577.00 431,926.00 1,499,863.00 17,480,193.00 150,000.00 6,999,991.00 100,000.00

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
232,577.002017-08-17Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together a suite of interventions to test new strategies for monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia in various low resource settings; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa.
287,500.002017-05-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to validate the murine model of malnutrition and environmental enteric disease. A Better Understanding of Malnutrition and Environmental Enteric Disease. Investment start date: 5/3/2017 to end date: 4/30/2019. Grantee name: University of British Columbia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
287,500.002017-05-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to validate the murine model of malnutrition and environmental enteric disease. A Better Understanding of Malnutrition and Environmental Enteric Disease. Investment start date: 5/3/2017 to end date: 4/30/2019. Grantee name: University of British Columbia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
310,000.002017-04-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate therapies and technologies in models relevant to improve gut health and prevent stunting for children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002015-10-09Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better identify children at increased risk of dying from pneumonia by adapting near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) that can measure tissue oxygenation levels, which will be reduced in children with malnutrition.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
331,926.002015-01-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support assessment of research needed to address critical questions on immunology in pregnant women and neonates to understand the effect of the immune response in pregnancy and neonates on the safety and efficacy of maternal immunization; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,499,863.002013-09-10Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together a suite of interventions to test new strategies for monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia in various low resource settings; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa.
16,999,992.002012-10-19Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together a suite of interventions to test new strategies for monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia in various low resource settings; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa.
75,000.002012-02-07Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an open, abstract-driven workshop for researchers involved in HIV/AIDS in treatment as prevention to share data, protocols, and findings, and to foster an open collaborative environment regarding this important area of research; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
405,201.002012-02-01Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together a suite of interventions to test new strategies for monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia in various low resource settings; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa.
100,000.002011-10-11Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test if modifying dietary intake of pregnant mothers can lead to the establishment of healthy microflora in an offspring’s intestinal tract once they are born to help bolster the immune response and reduce susceptibility of disease in infants.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.002011-04-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support for the Treatment as Prevention International Workshop. Treatment as Prevention International Workshop. Investment start date: 4/20/2011 to end date: 10/31/2011. Grantee name: University of British Columbia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,999,991.002010-11-12Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together a suite of interventions to test new strategies for monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia in various low resource settings; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa.
100,000.002009-09-23Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an inexpensive hand-held device to separate healthy red-blood cells from malaria-parasite infected blood cells which become more rigid, and count cells in these stages to determine the state of infection and inform treatment options; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.