Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of Cape Town

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 uct.ac.za
Websitehttp://www.uct.ac.za/
Twitter usernameUCT_news
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Cape_Town

Full donee page for donee University of Cape Town

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 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 39 55,218,177.00 2,986,638.00 9,097,955.00 4,578,249.00 7,665,448.00 12,821,374.00 5,025,314.00 7,567,388.00 5,375,811.00 100,000.00
Family planning (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
Total 40 55,318,177.00 2,986,638.00 9,197,955.00 4,578,249.00 7,665,448.00 12,821,374.00 5,025,314.00 7,567,388.00 5,375,811.00 100,000.00

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 (40 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
413,638.002017-11-24Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand the biological mechanisms of successful or failed control of Mtb infection and generate testable hypotheses to lead to new interventions against tuberculosis, such as novel TB vaccines and/or other new preventive strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,265,000.002017-11-09Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a PET/CT imaging facility at the University of Cape Town to monitor treatment response and predict relapse of tuberculosis patients; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected countries: South Africa.
308,000.002017-05-21Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a longitudinal cohort study of children evaluating the number, severity, and etiology of respiratory disease, and evaluate the potential effect modifiers that may influence the incidence and severity of acute lower respiratory infections; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,236,893.502016-11-17Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an integrated health information system that improves health system performance and clinical care for patients with tuberculosis and / or human immunodeficiency virus infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
4,236,893.502016-11-17Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an integrated health information system that improves health system performance and clinical care for patients with tuberculosis and / or human immunodeficiency virus infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
549,794.002016-11-01Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify prospective immune correlates of risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease following natural infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002016-10-11Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the use of contraceptives, particularly over the long term, across South Africa by using a multisensory approach to explore how different contraceptives are perceived and identify barriers against uptake; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
24,543.422016-03-14Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the third H3D Symposium in South Africa in 2016. Third H3D Symposium 2016. Investment start date: 3/14/2016 to end date: 1/31/2017. Grantee name: University of Cape Town; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
24,543.422016-03-14Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the third H3D Symposium in South Africa in 2016. Third H3D Symposium 2016. Investment start date: 3/14/2016 to end date: 1/31/2017. Grantee name: University of Cape Town; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
25,287.162016-03-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the third H3D Symposium in South Africa in 2016. Third H3D Symposium 2016. Investment start date: 3/14/2016 to end date: 1/31/2017. Grantee name: University of Cape Town; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
249,889.002015-11-03Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to investigate the genotypic characteristics of aerosolized MTB bacilli in order to better understand and ultimately to design interventions to prevent aerosolized transmission; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
817,384.002015-10-20Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine signatures of risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease, to ultimately be used for targeted therapy of persons subclinically infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), and for enrollment of participants into trials of new TB vaccines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,510,976.002015-10-02Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop methodologies that ultimately will allow the identification of better and shorter treatment regimens for tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-1,964,052.002014-11-13Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design, construct and establish a functional facility for the exposure of guinea pigs to airborne Mycobacteria tuberculosis generated by patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
564,018.002014-10-31Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify prospective immune correlates of risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease following natural infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,999,951.002014-10-27Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assemble a multidisciplinary team to address systematically the bacterial, host and environmental factors, which contribute to tuberculosis (TB) transmission in high-burden regions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: South Africa.
223,577.002014-10-21Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to control of the global Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by designing a clinical trial to test a Correlates of Risk-targeted screen-and-treat strategy, which will identify people at highest risk of developing TB disease and treat them, before the; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: South Africa.
340,419.002014-07-31Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund an interim fellow at the University of Cape Town. Support of SATVI Clinical Immunology Capacity. Investment start date: 7/31/2014 to end date: 7/31/2018. Grantee name: University of Cape Town; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
6,501,535.002014-05-19Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a longitudinal cohort study of children evaluating the number, severity, and etiology of respiratory disease, and evaluate the potential effect modifiers that may influence the incidence and severity of acute lower respiratory infections; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,481,898.002013-10-29Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop optimized drug leads for Malaria and Tuberculosis infections for use in high disease burden countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,481,898.002013-10-29Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop optimized drug leads for Malaria and Tuberculosis infections for use in high disease burden countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
74,959.002013-10-29Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an international symposium on innovative approaches to tuberculosis (TB) drug discovery that embrace translational medicine i.e. from the laboratory to the clinic and from the clinic to the laboratory; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
508,471.002013-10-29Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to describe treatment delays between identification of RR by Xpert and start of MDR-TB treatment and determine the critical points along this pathway at which delay occurs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
2,464,052.002013-10-29Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design, construct and establish a functional facility for the exposure of guinea pigs to airborne Mycobacteria tuberculosis generated by patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
1,074,924.002013-10-01Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify predictive gene expression signatures of risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease, following natural infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb); these signatures will facilitate rapid screening of new, better TB vaccine candidates; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,735,172.002013-02-22Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify prospective immune correlates of risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease following natural infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,772,781.002012-11-09Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine signatures of risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease, to ultimately be used for targeted therapy of persons subclinically infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), and for enrollment of participants into trials of new TB vaccines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-10-23Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to investigate how different progestins currently used in contraceptives might affect susceptibility to and transmission of HIV-1.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
7,971.812012-09-12Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an international conference to foster communication and training among African immunologists. Specific focus areas will include HIV, TB, and malaria, vaccinology, and non-communicable and veterinary diseases.; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
7,971.812012-09-12Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an international conference to foster communication and training among African immunologists. Specific focus areas will include HIV, TB, and malaria, vaccinology, and non-communicable and veterinary diseases.; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
8,213.382012-09-12Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an international conference to foster communication and training among African immunologists. Specific focus areas will include HIV, TB, and malaria, vaccinology, and non-communicable and veterinary diseases.; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
25,000.002012-07-17Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an international conference on global progress regarding the development of new TB vaccines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
26,550.502012-06-07Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an international symposium in South Africa on new paradigms in drug discovery relating to two Foundation priority diseases prevalent in Africa and in developing countries, malaria and tuberculosis.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
26,550.502012-06-07Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convene an international symposium in South Africa on new paradigms in drug discovery relating to two Foundation priority diseases prevalent in Africa and in developing countries, malaria and tuberculosis.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,275.002012-03-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support African delegates to the International African Vaccinology Conference. International African Vaccinology Conference. Investment start date: 3/27/2012 to end date: 12/31/2012. Grantee name: University of Cape Town; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
-37.002011-10-26Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for conference support. Conference Grant. Investment start date: 11/17/2010 to end date: 3/31/2011. Grantee name: University of Cape Town; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
7,567,425.002011-03-17Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a longitudinal cohort study of children evaluating the number, severity, and etiology of respiratory disease, and evaluate the potential effect modifiers that may influence the incidence and severity of acute lower respiratory infections; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,352,811.002010-11-17Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify predictive gene expression signatures of risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease, following natural infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb); these signatures will facilitate rapid screening of new, better TB vaccine candidates; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
23,000.002010-11-17Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for conference support. Conference Grant. Investment start date: 11/17/2010 to end date: 3/31/2011. Grantee name: University of Cape Town; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
100,000.002008-09-16Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to attempt to disrupt the biosynthetic pathway of mycothiol, which is produced by tuberculosis as a protective chemical. Targeting this metabolic pathway specific to mycobacteria, might eliminate latent tuberculosis or make it more vulnerable.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.