Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of California, Berkeley

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 United States
Facebook page UCBerkeley
Websitehttps://www.berkeley.edu/
Donate pagehttps://give.berkeley.edu/?sc=111443
Twitter usernameUCBerkeley
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Berkeley
Instagram usernameucberkeleyofficial
Medium usernameUCBerkeley
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+California%2C+Berkeley

Full donee page for donee University of California, Berkeley

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 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Water (filter this donor) 7 18,530,888.74 0.00 0.00 1,387,892.88 0.00 5,605,027.36 4,974,123.00 53,133.50 6,510,712.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 22 9,355,392.02 0.00 1,109,655.00 483,686.89 111,440.00 1,646,617.90 2,694,698.70 214,688.90 2,994,604.63 100,000.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 8 8,339,810.47 0.00 870,188.00 559,446.23 0.00 2,259,332.40 2,005,021.00 21,417.60 2,624,405.25 0.00
Financing (filter this donor) 3 4,359,017.00 0.00 4,259,017.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 3,398,780.00 0.00 3,398,780.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 1 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 2 130,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 1 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 45 44,288,888.23 25,000.00 9,787,640.00 2,531,026.00 111,440.00 9,540,977.66 9,773,842.70 289,240.00 12,129,721.88 100,000.00

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 (45 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
25,000.002017-04-26Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to further disseminate and amplify the Othering & Belonging framework. Conference Support for Othering & Belonging. Investment start date: 4/26/2017 to end date: 10/31/2017. Grantee name: University of California - Berkeley; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected countries: United states of america (the).
870,188.002016-11-29Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To develop analytics infrastructure to support precision public health and HBGDki (Healthy Birth, Growth and Development knowledge integration) efforts; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
649,898.002016-11-21Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to validate a novel, non-invasive, and accurate measurement of skeletal muscle mass in infants and children and to measure change with growth; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,059,017.002016-11-04Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create an applied research network that will develop the evidence base on the delivery, impact and regulation of digital credit products in emerging markets; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
3,398,780.002016-11-04Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand the body of knowledge about the sexual and reproductive health needs of early adolescents in Tanzania; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
200,000.002016-04-28Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build the evidence base on impact of connection to an e-commerce terminal on economic, digital and financial lives of households in rural China; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: China.
150,000.002016-04-04Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to rigorously evaluate the social and economic impacts of the introduction of mobile phone technology in previously isolated villages, and to create a test bed for the development and deployment of new digital financial services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
459,757.002016-03-22Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop data-driven strategies for delivering the right intervention(s) to the right child, at the right time, and at the right price; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
510,500.622015-11-17Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
350,118.382015-11-17Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
1,266,467.002015-11-17Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
100,000.002015-10-14Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to map access to and use of digital financial services in Ghana by combining data on mobile phone calls and mobile money use with photographs taken of local infrastructures and applying machine learning methods; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
48,945.602015-08-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
33,568.522015-08-03Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
121,425.882015-08-03Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
100,000.002015-04-08Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to simultaneously treat pneumonia and boost nutrition in children from developing countries by combining peanut butter with the antibiotic amoxicillin to produce an inexpensive, stable, and ready-to-use medicine; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-10-22Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote adherence to HIV treatment in Tanzania by using behavioral priming methods such as associational cues and social influence that indirectly or subconsciously influence behavior; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
11,440.002014-06-16Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a public meeting to discuss regulatory pathways for HIV cure research. Forum HIV Cure Project: Focus on Regulatory Issues. Investment start date: 6/16/2014 to end date: 6/30/2014. Grantee name: University of California - Berkeley; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
65,120.402012-10-29Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
44,661.742012-10-29Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
161,552.862012-10-29Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
30,000.002012-06-18Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to disinfect excreta in latrines by converting the ammonia naturally found in urine and feces into a powerful disinfectant by adding an alkalinizing agent to raise the pH level; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,194,212.002012-04-23Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
1,504,863.752012-04-23Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
5,443,474.502012-04-23Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
100,000.002012-03-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to harness the inherent properties of a recently discovered class of bacterial enzymes that bind and cleave specific short RNA sequences for detection of non-invasive detection of infectious pathogens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-2,907.592012-01-03Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify chemical compounds in the female reproductive system that guide sperm cells to the egg to then produce synthetic versions to disrupt this navigation system and inhibit fertilization; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-40.992011-12-08Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the ability of newly discovered RNA restriction enzymes to bind to specific RNA sequences inherent in a wide range of pathogens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,005,021.002011-11-08Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
1,375,110.252011-11-08Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
4,974,123.002011-11-08Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
-145,580.562011-08-31Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the outcome of antiretroviral use for treatment and prevention of HIV in developing countries by promoting the availability of biomedical prevention interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,465,210.002011-06-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a Universal Sample Preparation and Pre-concentration module that is relevant for parallel diagnostics of infectious diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-04-05Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to disinfect excreta in latrines by converting the ammonia naturally found in urine and feces into a powerful disinfectant by adding an alkalinizing agent to raise the pH level; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
21,417.602010-05-06Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
14,688.902010-05-06Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
53,133.502010-05-06Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
100,000.002010-04-22Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the ability of newly discovered RNA restriction enzymes to bind to specific RNA sequences inherent in a wide range of pathogens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-04-22Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify chemical compounds in the female reproductive system that guide sperm cells to the egg to then produce synthetic versions to disrupt this navigation system and inhibit fertilization; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002009-10-08Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to transform a cell phone camera into a high-quality diagnostic microscope for remote diagnosis and surveillance; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,094,700.002009-10-06Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the outcome of antiretroviral use for treatment and prevention of HIV in developing countries by promoting the availability of biomedical prevention interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,624,405.252009-09-17Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
1,799,904.622009-09-17Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
6,510,712.002009-09-17Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the effectiveness of individual or combined water, sanitation and hygiene on realizing health, social and/or economic impacts, and to provide data that will influence water, sanitation and hygiene policy and practice; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh.
100,000.002008-10-09Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to attempt to decipher the molecular mechanisms that maintain broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity of the healthy eye, which could lead to innovative strategies to combat infectious disease in general.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.