Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of Greenwich

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 uniofgreenwich
Websitehttp://www.gre.ac.uk/
Twitter usernameUniofGreenwich
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Greenwich
Instagram usernameuniofgreenwich

Full donee page for donee University of Greenwich

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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008
Agriculture (filter this donor) 17 55,042,917.30 3,940,407.16 5,791,373.94 32,195,053.00 2,378,724.00 3,705,746.25 247,510.45 -440,000.00 7,224,102.50
Food crop production (filter this donor) 5 7,378,990.77 -113,844.15 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,739,696.88 202,508.55 -360,000.00 5,910,629.50
Total 22 62,421,908.07 3,826,563.01 5,791,373.94 32,195,053.00 2,378,724.00 5,445,443.13 450,019.00 -800,000.00 13,134,732.00

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 (22 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
2,399,998.002016-09-26Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce root and tuber crop yield losses due to viruses in sub-Saharan Africa, by carrying out research and developing diagnostic tools that enable East and West African cassava and yam breeders and virologists to understand the epidemiology of importan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South & Central Asia.
252,987.002016-06-10Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help 200,000 smallholder farmers sell 2 million tons of cassava roots to make processed products such as high quality cassava flour, chips for animal feed and cassava starch across Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Ghana|Malawi|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of.
-113,844.152016-06-10Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sustainable and equitable improvements to cassava value chains and markets in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
-139,142.842016-06-10Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sustainable and equitable improvements to cassava value chains and markets in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
1,426,565.002016-04-25Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help 200,000 smallholder farmers sell 2 million tons of cassava roots to make processed products such as high quality cassava flour, chips for animal feed and cassava starch across Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Ghana|Malawi|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of.
3,660,257.002015-11-17Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve postharvest loss estimates in Sub-Saharan Africa, contribute to the Community of Practice on Food Loss Reduction and strengthen the livelihoods and food security of smallholder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
694,694.942015-10-02Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help 200,000 smallholder farmers sell 2 million tons of cassava roots to make processed products such as high quality cassava flour, chips for animal feed and cassava starch across Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Ghana|Malawi|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of.
1,436,422.002015-07-16Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase food security in Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi by reducing the spread of whitefly-borne cassava-virus pandemics, carrying out research to understand factors that drive populations of the vector of these diseases, African cassava whitefly, to bec; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Malawi|Uganda.
15,752,753.002014-10-22Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase food security in Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi by reducing the spread of whitefly-borne cassava-virus pandemics, carrying out research to understand factors that drive populations of the vector of these diseases, African cassava whitefly, to bec; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Malawi|Uganda.
16,442,300.002014-02-27Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help 200,000 smallholder farmers sell 2 million tons of cassava roots to make processed products such as high quality cassava flour, chips for animal feed and cassava starch across Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Ghana|Malawi|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of.
1,495,148.002013-02-06Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to commercialize clean sweetpotato seed production in areas with a long dry season; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|United kingdom of great britain and northern ireland (the)|Uganda.
883,576.002013-01-25Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop whitefly diagnostics, infectious clones of Cassava Brown Streak Virus and standard operating procedures for virologists and breeders that will improve cassava productivity; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,739,696.882012-11-08Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sustainable and equitable improvements to cassava value chains and markets in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
2,126,296.252012-11-08Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sustainable and equitable improvements to cassava value chains and markets in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
1,479,450.002012-10-03Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop low cost yam virus diagnostics for quick and reliable field testing of planting material distributed to small holder farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
100,000.002012-04-13Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test a virulent strain of the endosymbiotic bacteria, Wolbachia, as a biocontrol agent for controlling the whitefly and reducing whitefly-transmitted plant viruses.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
202,508.552011-11-07Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sustainable and equitable improvements to cassava value chains and markets in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
247,510.452011-11-07Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sustainable and equitable improvements to cassava value chains and markets in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
-360,000.002010-11-29Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sustainable and equitable improvements to cassava value chains and markets in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
-440,000.002010-11-29Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sustainable and equitable improvements to cassava value chains and markets in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
5,910,629.502008-04-14Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sustainable and equitable improvements to cassava value chains and markets in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
7,224,102.502008-04-14Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support sustainable and equitable improvements to cassava value chains and markets in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Malawi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Uganda|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.