Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of Colorado Boulder

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 cuboulder
Websitehttp://www.colorado.edu
Twitter usernamecuboulder
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Colorado_Boulder
Instagram usernamecuboulder
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Colorado+Boulder

Full donee page for donee University of Colorado Boulder

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 16 144,696 501,855 -100,000 -4,459 100,000 100,000 141,330 144,696 486,480 777,709 828,817 1,184,628 2,032,852
Sanitation 5 385,000 349,084 -100,000 -100,000 -100,000 65,071 65,071 385,000 385,000 617,642 617,642 777,709 777,709
Global health 11 144,696 571,297 -4,459 100,000 100,000 100,557 141,330 144,696 486,480 828,817 1,169,363 1,184,628 2,032,852

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) 11 6,284,264.35 -4,458.65 1,169,363.00 100,557.00 1,329,324.00 141,330.00 2,132,852.00 486,480.00 828,817.00 100,000.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 5 1,745,422.00 0.00 -100,000.00 0.00 65,071.00 1,002,642.00 777,709.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 16 8,029,686.35 -4,458.65 1,069,363.00 100,557.00 1,394,395.00 1,143,972.00 2,910,561.00 486,480.00 828,817.00 100,000.00

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 (16 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 16)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-4,458.65152017-03-27Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new modified DNA aptamer affinity reagents for validating M. tuberculosis biomarkers in urine; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-100,000.00162016-12-01Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for more than two billion people on earth who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,169,363.0032016-10-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop “single-shot” ultra-stable vaccine formulations that reduce costs for vaccinations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,557.00112015-10-12Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new modified DNA aptamer affinity reagents for validating M. tuberculosis biomarkers in urine; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
65,071.00142014-09-22Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for more than two billion people on earth who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
144,696.0092014-08-08Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to elucidate the key hormonal and epigenetic correlates of positive and negative growth deviance in rural African children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,184,628.0022014-05-12Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new modified DNA aptamer affinity reagents for validating M. tuberculosis biomarkers in urine; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
141,330.00102013-11-05Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new modified DNA aptamer affinity reagents for validating M. tuberculosis biomarkers in urine; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
385,000.0082013-11-04Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for more than two billion people on earth who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
617,642.0062013-09-30Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for more than two billion people on earth who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,032,852.0012012-10-29Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to elucidate the key hormonal and epigenetic correlates of positive and negative growth deviance in rural African children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
777,709.0052012-08-03Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for more than two billion people on earth who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00122012-04-06Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an interactive digital pen that works in conjunction with the partograph, a widely adopted labor monitoring graph, to validate data entered on the graph and provide alerts to health care workers.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
486,480.0072011-11-03Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new modified DNA aptamer affinity reagents for validating M. tuberculosis biomarkers in urine; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
828,817.0042010-07-21Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study the use of nanocrystal therapeutics for the treatment of multi-drug resistant pathogens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00122008-10-02Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test if gold nanocrystals coated with drug compounds can inhibit protein-protein interactions that often drive disease pathogenesis, will be less susceptible to mechanisms that lead to resistance and offer better drug delivery characteristics.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.