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

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 uclabruins
Websitehttp://www.ucla.edu/
Twitter usernameucla
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Los_Angeles
Instagram usernameucla

Full donee page for donee University of California, Los Angeles

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
Global health (filter this donor) 21 7,310,578.29 1,028,620.00 1,843,870.29 1,515,180.00 1,065,241.00 1,157,667.00 100,000.00 200,000.00 400,000.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 1 4,875,010.00 0.00 0.00 4,875,010.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global development (filter this donor) 1 678,652.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 678,652.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gender equality (filter this donor) 1 604,786.00 0.00 0.00 604,786.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 24 13,469,026.29 1,028,620.00 1,843,870.29 6,994,976.00 1,743,893.00 1,157,667.00 100,000.00 200,000.00 400,000.00

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 (24 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
796,509.002017-11-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct accurate and timely assessments of population immunity to poliovirus in the DRC; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
232,111.002017-09-08Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the goals of HAT elimination through the development of a demographic model for the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
1,446,823.002016-11-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the goals of HAT elimination through the development of a demographic model for the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
299,251.002016-11-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct accurate and timely assessments of population immunity to poliovirus in the DRC; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
100,000.002016-04-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a simple low-cost paper-based test to detect cervical cancer from self-collected vaginal swabs that can be used by women in regions with limited health care where there are no effective screening programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-2,203.712016-04-15Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify molecular markers of malaria present in saliva to develop a chewing gum diagnostic tool called “MALiVA.” The gum will react with these malaria proteins, and then be detected and characterized when the device is scanned with a magnet.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
597,076.002015-11-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct accurate and timely assessments of population immunity to poliovirus in the DRC; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
203,375.002015-09-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the digitization of data and strengthening of a functional and scalable health information system for the National Trypansomiasis Control Program (PNTHLA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
604,786.002015-08-28Gender equality/Women’s equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct an in-depth analysis on laws and policies that are most effective at improving equitable health and development outcomes for women and girls; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: India.
4,875,010.002015-07-13Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create new varieties of cassava that are resistant to two of the major diseases currently constraining smallholder cassava production across Sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Kenya|Nigeria|Uganda.
714,729.002015-06-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct accurate and timely assessments of population immunity to poliovirus in the DRC; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
425,081.002014-10-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the digitization of data and strengthening of a functional and scalable health information system for the National Trypansomiasis Control Program (PNTHLA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
640,160.002014-03-25Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct accurate and timely assessments of population immunity to poliovirus in the DRC; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
678,652.002014-03-10Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the quantity and quality of comparative policy data available as part of the No Ceilings Initiative to government leaders, citizens, civil society, and researchers around the world on how laws and policies affecting the status of girls and wome; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected countries: China.
60,464.002012-11-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct accurate and timely assessments of population immunity to poliovirus in the DRC; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
997,203.002012-10-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct accurate and timely assessments of population immunity to poliovirus in the DRC; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the).
100,000.002012-04-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop compostable vaccine packaging to diminish the environmental impact of mass vaccination campaigns in developing countries lacking adequate disposal infrastructure.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-04-06Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test nanoparticles for their ability to specifically activate HIV from latently infected cells; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-10-05Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a disposable malaria biosensor based on a SIM card platform, which will allow malaria detection to be performed using a cell phone, making diagnostic testing more widely available; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002010-04-20Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the feasibility of a lens-free cell phone microscope for rapid, automated and accurate diagnosis of malaria in field settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002009-10-08Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify molecular markers of malaria present in saliva to develop a chewing gum diagnostic tool called “MALiVA.” The gum will react with these malaria proteins, and then be detected and characterized when the device is scanned with a magnet.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002009-02-26Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate a constant, self-renewing source of antigen-specific B-cells, which target conserved HIV epitopes to eliminate HIV-infected cells.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002009-02-26Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design and test a small peptide that can effectively block formation of fibrils on this protein. If successful, the therapy could be administered via spray orliquid drops to inhibit transmission of HIV.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002009-02-26Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to discover if a drug delivery system in which nanoparticles loaded with anti-TB drugs selectively target macrophages, and release the drugs intracellularly via a pH-dependent gate, allowing high concentrations of antibiotics into the host cells; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.