Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of Copenhagen

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 universitet
Websitehttp://www.ku.dk
Twitter usernamekoebenhavns_uni
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Copenhagen
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Copenhagen

Full donee page for donee University of Copenhagen

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 6 406,525 832,766 100,000 100,000 406,525 406,525 406,525 406,525 486,599 599,161 599,161 2,997,785 2,997,785
Global health 5 406,525 879,487 100,000 100,000 100,000 406,525 406,525 406,525 406,525 486,599 486,599 2,997,785 2,997,785
Multisector aid 1 599,161 599,161 599,161 599,161 599,161 599,161 599,161 599,161 599,161 599,161 599,161 599,161 599,161

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 2015 2012 2009 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 5 4,397,434.00 0.00 486,599.00 813,050.00 2,997,785.00 100,000.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 1 599,161.00 599,161.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 4,996,595.00 599,161.00 486,599.00 813,050.00 2,997,785.00 100,000.00

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 (6 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
599,161.0022017-09-28Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a public good which will be utilized within the foundation and partners in the conduct of investment valuations and prioritization; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
486,599.0032015-09-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to inform the global schistosomiasis control strategy by establishing an approach to reduce the global burden of female genital schistosomiasis through improved diagnosis and knowledge; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
406,525.0042012-10-10Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to further optimize the immune response to a combined placental malaria and cervical cancer vaccine and investigate the scalability and efficient production of such a vaccine for the developing world.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
406,525.0042012-10-10Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to further optimize the immune response to a combined placental malaria and cervical cancer vaccine and investigate the scalability and efficient production of such a vaccine for the developing world.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
2,997,785.0012009-11-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to inform the global schistosomiasis control strategy by establishing an approach to reduce the global burden of female genital schistosomiasis through improved diagnosis and knowledge; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.0062008-10-14Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a simple new technique to reduce malaria transmission.. A Grand Challenges Explorations grant to strips of mosquito netting around houses to turn the homes into mosquito traps, a simple new technique to reduce malaria transmission.. Investment ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.