Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of Georgia Research Foundation

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

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Country

Full donee page for donee University of Georgia Research Foundation

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 29,712,865.15 0.00 114,975.00 1,839,641.00 1,063,797.15 6,361,273.00 0.00 222,442.00 1,387,061.00 18,723,676.00
Animal agriculture (filter this donor) 4 1,644,105.33 -5,705.67 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 1,399,811.00 150,000.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 235,450.00 235,450.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 17 31,692,420.48 229,744.33 114,975.00 1,839,641.00 1,063,797.15 6,461,273.00 100,000.00 1,622,253.00 1,537,061.00 18,723,676.00

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 (17 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
235,450.002017-11-06Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to model food demand systems in Africa and explore the implications for achieving nutritional outcomes through agricultural policies and investments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-5,705.672017-08-24Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support research that will reduce the spread of diseases common in African poultry; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
114,975.002016-05-05Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to systematically compare and analyze a broad range of genomic and transcriptomic datasets to establish up-to-date reference genome sequences and functional annotation for human-infecting Cryptosporidium species; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,839,641.002015-11-05Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a platform to accelerate drug discovery by developing a new malaria liver stage model; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
353,562.002014-11-06Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a platform to accelerate drug discovery by developing a new malaria liver stage model; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
710,266.002014-10-22Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce morbidity due to schistosomiasis in low- and middle-income countries by developing and evaluating research-based approaches and tools for use by programs to control schistosomiasis and, where feasible, to eliminate it; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-30.852014-03-25Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce more poliovirus vaccine supply while reducing production costs by silencing non-essential virus resistance genes to develop enhanced vaccine cell lines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,327,570.002013-10-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use RNAi technologies to identify gene knockdown events that increase RV replication; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,555,328.002013-10-09Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a platform to accelerate drug discovery by developing a new malaria liver stage model; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002013-10-02Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote widespread adoption of a milk churner used to prolong the life of milk harvested in the evening by consulting women in Uganda to help make it more ergonomic and culturally appropriate for women users.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
3,478,375.002013-05-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce morbidity due to schistosomiasis in low- and middle-income countries by developing and evaluating research-based approaches and tools for use by programs to control schistosomiasis and, where feasible, to eliminate it; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-05-31Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support research that will reduce the spread of diseases common in African poultry; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
222,442.002011-10-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce more poliovirus vaccine supply while reducing production costs by silencing non-essential virus resistance genes to develop enhanced vaccine cell lines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,399,811.002011-03-28Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support research that will reduce the spread of diseases common in African poultry; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,387,061.002010-11-10Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a platform to accelerate drug discovery by developing a new malaria liver stage model; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
150,000.002010-08-16Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support research that will reduce the spread of disease in poultry. Reducing Disease in Livestock. Investment start date: 8/16/2010 to end date: 9/30/2011. Grantee name: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
18,723,676.002008-11-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce morbidity due to schistosomiasis in low- and middle-income countries by developing and evaluating research-based approaches and tools for use by programs to control schistosomiasis and, where feasible, to eliminate it; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.