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

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 March 2022. 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 UCDavis
Websitehttp://www.ucdavis.edu/
Twitter usernameucdavis
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Davis
Instagram usernameucdavis

Full donee page for donee University of California, Davis

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 36 102,056 482,528 -12,439 -673 79,195 100,000 100,000 102,056 164,045 695,977 928,023 1,333,116 2,999,944
Global health 17 100,000 314,848 -12,439 -2,334 -539 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 102,056 164,045 999,866 2,999,944
Nutrition 12 695,977 783,127 -12,439 -37 57,865 102,056 310,085 695,977 992,318 1,134,712 1,333,116 1,642,738 2,362,062
Financing 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Agriculture 4 161,949 384,059 100,000 100,000 100,000 161,949 161,949 161,949 346,263 346,263 928,023 928,023 928,023
Family planning 1 118,234 118,234 118,234 118,234 118,234 118,234 118,234 118,234 118,234 118,234 118,234 118,234 118,234
Food crop production 1 866,587 866,587 866,587 866,587 866,587 866,587 866,587 866,587 866,587 866,587 866,587 866,587 866,587

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 2008
Nutrition (filter this donor) 12 9,397,522.87 6,116,986.00 695,939.84 2,172,455.69 0.00 412,141.34 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 17 5,352,413.39 275,655.00 164,045.00 66,755.69 144,764.84 101,382.86 200,000.00 1,199,866.00 100,000.00 2,999,944.00 100,000.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 4 1,536,235.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 161,949.00 1,028,023.00 0.00 0.00 346,263.00 0.00
Food crop production (filter this donor) 1 866,587.00 866,587.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 118,234.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 118,234.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Financing (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 36 17,370,992.27 7,259,228.00 959,984.84 2,239,211.38 262,998.84 675,473.21 1,228,023.00 1,199,866.00 100,000.00 3,346,207.00 100,000.00

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 (36 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 36)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,333,116.0042017-11-22Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a case definition of thiamine responsive disorder (TRD) based on clinical signs and illness recovery in response to an intramuscular thiamine injection and to evaluate biochemical indicators associated with increased risk of TRD.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Lao people's democratic republic (the).
275,655.00142017-11-03Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify and test SIgA and probiotic combinations that act synergistically to prevent environmental enteropathy in at risk infants.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
779,070.00102017-11-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to investigate whole eggs as a nutritional supplement for children 6 months of age in Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
866,587.0092017-08-01Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to collect and analyze data on household income, consumption, and welfare following activities by Agha Kahn Foundation to increase pulse production in rural Bihar; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
2,362,062.0022017-05-25Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to investigate whole eggs as a nutritional supplement for children 6 months of age in Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,642,738.0032017-05-22Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce micronutrient deficiencies by providing a rigorous, evidence-based analysis to optimize the combination and geographic scope of micronutrient interventions that will cost-effectively move vulnerable populations to a state of micronutrient adequa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
695,977.00112016-11-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an objective biomarker of adherence to prescribed nutrient supplements, so as to facilitate the interpretation of results of nutrition intervention trials and nutrition programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
164,045.00152016-09-27Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create and develop functional data analysis techniques for novel analytics methodology and big data visualizations which allow us to understand the role of phenotypical characteristics in early childhood development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-37.16312016-06-08Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to synthesize available information on the adequacy of protein intakes by pregnant women and young children in low-income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00212016-04-15Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve mobile money services for the poor in Haiti by developing algorithms that track changes in living standards simply by using mobile phone records and use it to evaluate new mobile money saving products; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
992,318.0072015-09-11Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide scientific evidence to national and subnational programs on how best to prevent zinc deficiency and to safely administer micronutrient powders; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia.
79,195.00292015-09-11Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop novel targeted interventions to achieve better return on investment in child nutrition programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-12,439.31352015-06-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate that existing Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) data can be used to create detailed spatial information about patterns in childhood growth, nutrition, disease and related service delivery; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-12,439.31352015-06-29Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate that existing Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) data can be used to create detailed spatial information about patterns in childhood growth, nutrition, disease and related service delivery; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
57,865.00302015-04-14Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to synthesize available information on the adequacy of protein intakes by pregnant women and young children in low-income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,134,712.0052015-02-17Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to further develop a suite of tools to identify more cost-effective strategies for reducing micronutrient deficiencies, and pilot approaches to integrate these tools and analytics into policy and program decision-making processes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
147,638.00172014-10-23Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create and develop functional data analysis techniques for novel analytics methodology and big data visualizations which allow us to understand the role of phenotypical characteristics in early childhood development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-2,333.77342014-09-29Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to search for artificial transcription factors (ATF) that are candidates to treat P. falciparum infections.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-539.39322014-08-04Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support oral drug treatment for enhanced immune control over HIV replication. GCE Phase II: Oral drug treatment for enhanced immune control over HIV replication. Investment start date: 3/30/2011 to end date: 3/31/2014. Grantee name: University of Calif; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
118,234.00182014-07-15Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support modeling efforts to understand within- and between-child variability in growth outcomes and to quantify and rank potential risk factors; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
102,056.34192013-10-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate that existing Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) data can be used to create detailed spatial information about patterns in childhood growth, nutrition, disease and related service delivery; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
102,056.34192013-10-24Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate that existing Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) data can be used to create detailed spatial information about patterns in childhood growth, nutrition, disease and related service delivery; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
310,085.00132013-10-20Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to optimize nutrition systems in Cameroon. Systems Optimization Model to Improve Coverage and Cost-Effectiveness of Micronutrient Intervention Programs in Cameroon. Investment start date: 10/20/2013 to end date: 12/31/2014. Grantee name: University of Cal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cameroon.
161,949.00162013-02-25Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide public researchers working to improve the wheat crop with access to the most efficient and effective technologies for modifying the crop; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-673.48332013-01-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test whether oligosaccharides found in cow’s milk can be used to enrich nutritional strategies of children who have been weaned; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00212012-10-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the theory that lysozyme, an antimicrobial component of human milk, can mitigate the detrimental effects of malnutrition by inducing resistance to diarrheal disease.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00212012-10-23Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop targeted nucleases that can be used to engineer cassava-infecting geminivirus resistance into staple African cassava varieties.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
928,023.0082012-05-28Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide long-term strategies for protecting wheat against rust fungi which threaten the food supply in multiple developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
100,000.00212012-04-11Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to search for artificial transcription factors (ATF) that are candidates to treat P. falciparum infections.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00212011-10-18Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test a simple, safe, and cost-effective immune-enhancing nutritional supplement that could reverse and prevent intestinal damage thought to be cause by malarial infection.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.00212011-10-17Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to track the biodistribution of sialic acid as a first step in understanding the long-term cognitive advantages of breastfeeding and potentially developing a sialic acid supplement for infants to promote cognitive development.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
999,866.0062011-03-30Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support oral drug treatment for enhanced immune control over HIV replication. GCE Phase II: Oral drug treatment for enhanced immune control over HIV replication. Investment start date: 3/30/2011 to end date: 3/31/2014. Grantee name: University of Calif; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00212010-04-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test whether oligosaccharides found in cow’s milk can be used to enrich nutritional strategies of children who have been weaned; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
346,263.00122009-11-20Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance wheat resistance to multiple rust diseases. RNAi Wheat Rust Resistance. Investment start date: 11/20/2009 to end date: 3/31/2012. Grantee name: University of California, Davis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,999,944.0012009-11-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a conceptual framework for an evidenced-based, adaptive dengue surveillance, and disease management system that is effective across a range of transmission intensities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00212008-10-01Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prevent active tuberculosis by infection with Helicobacter pylori. A Grand Challenges Explorations grant to prevent active tuberculosis by infection with Helicobacter pylori.. Investment start date: 10/1/2008 to end date: 9/30/2009. Grantee name: Unive; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.