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

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 UCDenver
Websitehttp://www.ucdenver.edu/
Twitter usernamecudenver
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Colorado_Denver
Instagram usernamecudenver

Full donee page for donee University of Colorado Denver

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 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011
Global health (filter this donor) 9 20,237,555.00 3,022,447.00 4,008,491.00 1,995,030.00 11,211,587.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 2 950,000.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 100,000.00 0.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 2 105,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 100,000.00
Total 13 21,292,555.00 3,022,447.00 4,008,491.00 2,845,030.00 11,316,587.00 100,000.00

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 (13 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,002,035.002016-11-28Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to normalize early growth of offspring of mothers in poor communities with high rates of early growth faltering by evaluating a new paradigm based on optimizing maternal nutrition starting before the critical periconception/first trimester period; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guatemala|India|Pakistan|Zambia.
100,000.002016-10-07Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to predict malaria outbreaks and identify effective intervention strategies by developing a model using supervised machine learning on available data including weather, demographics, and malaria incidence; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,920,412.002016-04-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess effect of Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) immunization on school performance, hearing, and economic outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the).
3,011,161.002015-11-18Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to normalize early growth of offspring of mothers in poor communities with high rates of early growth faltering by evaluating a new paradigm based on optimizing maternal nutrition starting before the critical periconception/first trimester period; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guatemala|India|Pakistan|Zambia.
997,330.002015-11-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to examine the feasibility of obtaining population-based estimates of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) attributable community mortality in children under two years of age from a site in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,995,030.002014-11-05Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to examine early pre and post-natal development and associated changes in energy metabolism, body composition, nutrition, microbioata and genetics, to help clarify the early developmental influences that best predict cognitive outcomes, and lay the founda; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
850,000.002014-11-04Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the effects of a commonly occurring intestinal disorder (environmental enteric dysfunction) on the absorption and retention of minerals and vitamins by young children to determine whether this conditional modifies their nutrient requirements; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
11,011,587.002012-11-07Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to normalize early growth of offspring of mothers in poor communities with high rates of early growth faltering by evaluating a new paradigm based on optimizing maternal nutrition starting before the critical periconception/first trimester period; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guatemala|India|Pakistan|Zambia.
100,000.002012-10-09Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To develop vaccine supply chain optimization software to help public health programs in low- to middle-income countries design localized immunization supply systems with low environmental and health impacts.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,000.002012-06-25Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a low-cost and easy-to-operate bioelectric system that uses microbes to break down waste and convert it to usable electricity.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-04-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test a mobile phone short message service (SMS) system that provides texts to parents to improve timely immunizations, increase vaccine acceptance, and report of side effects.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-04-09Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better understand the mechanisms underlying intrauterine growth restriction in an effort to lead to better outcomes for infants in low-resource areas.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-09-30Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a low-cost and easy-to-operate bioelectric system that uses microbes to break down waste and convert it to usable electricity.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.