Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of Maryland, Baltimore

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 universityofmarylandbaltimore
Websitehttp://www.umaryland.edu
Twitter usernameumbaltimore
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Maryland,_Baltimore
Instagram usernameumbaltimore

Full donee page for donee University of Maryland, Baltimore

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 2009 2008 2007 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 37 166,741,232.06 791,976.06 42,333,987.00 2,473,837.00 29,713,876.00 3,008,242.00 5,485,363.00 36,826,251.00 300,000.00 10,549,702.00 666,606.00 15,000,000.00 19,591,392.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 4 10,398,687.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,998,377.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,400,310.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 42 177,239,919.06 791,976.06 42,333,987.00 2,473,837.00 29,813,876.00 3,008,242.00 5,485,363.00 38,824,628.00 300,000.00 10,549,702.00 666,606.00 15,000,000.00 27,991,702.00

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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 (42 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
99,999.002017-11-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to plan for biannual azithromycin distribution in Mali.. Mali Planning Grant for National Implementation of Biannual Azithromycin Administration. Investment start date: 11/30/2017 to end date: 1/1/2019. Grantee name: University of Maryland, Baltimore; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
796,439.062017-07-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate introduction of typhoid conjugate vaccine into Gavi-eligible countries and reduce the global burden of typhoid fever; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-104,462.002017-02-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prepare the GEMS-1 and GEMS-1A repositories and generate a GEMS-1 nucleic acids archive for access by the wider scientific community; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,499,799.002016-12-05Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand what drives sustained low-level typhoid transmission in Santiago, Chile, where typhoid was once highly endemic, and to use these lessons to assess the feasibility of typhoid elimination; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
512,227.002016-11-02Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness and support in Myanmar for scaling Targeted Parasite Elimination (TPE) via diplomatic effort in the civilian and military sectors and pilot scale evidence development required by local stakeholders to eventually go to scale; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Myanmar.
36,934,064.002016-10-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate introduction of typhoid conjugate vaccine into Gavi-eligible countries and reduce the global burden of typhoid fever; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,237,897.002016-06-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand the impact of rotavirus vaccine introduction on rotavirus gastroenteritis and other key diarrheal disease pathogens in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
150,000.002016-04-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the 10th iteration of a biannual symposium for dissemination of information on rotavirus disease and epidemiology, clinical developments and rotavirus vaccine introduction in Africa, continuing to enable rotavirus scientists, clinicians, policy; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
2,473,837.002015-11-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop human experimental challenge models in which adult volunteers will be given the protozoan pathogen Cryptosporidium hominis in order to lay a rational foundation for vaccine development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,800,000.002014-11-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a clinical study of the impact of rotavirus vaccine introduction on moderate to severe diarrhea among children ages 0–59 months in Gambia, Kenya, and Mali; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
18,377,832.002014-11-04Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand the impact of rotavirus vaccine introduction on rotavirus gastroenteritis and other key diarrheal disease pathogens in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,626,240.002014-10-29Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to raise awareness and support in Myanmar for scaling Targeted Parasite Elimination (TPE) via diplomatic effort in the civilian and military sectors and pilot scale evidence development required by local stakeholders to eventually go to scale; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Myanmar.
100,000.002014-10-08Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to find new treatments to repair the damage caused by repeat intestinal infections in young children from developing countries by generating an in vitro model of the gut using stem cells and immune cells; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,341,337.002014-09-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to estimate incidence of influenza-like illness and lab confirmed influenza in pregnant and post-partum women and their infants and conduct controlled trials to determine safety and effectiveness of maternal flu vaccine for women and their infants; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali.
568,467.002014-08-11Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop broadly effective vaccines and interventions against enteric infections by conducting multi-country case-control studies using standardized methods to measure the etiology and burden of diarrhea among children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh|India|Mali|Mozambique|Gambia (the).
1,409,338.002013-10-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to prepare the GEMS-1 and GEMS-1A repositories and generate a GEMS-1 nucleic acids archive for access by the wider scientific community; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,062,438.002013-08-08Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop broadly effective vaccines and interventions against enteric infections by conducting multi-country case-control studies using standardized methods to measure the etiology and burden of diarrhea among children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh|India|Mali|Mozambique|Gambia (the).
536,466.002013-07-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the feasibility of a rapid and senstitive diagnostic assay that can ultimately be developed into a hand-held point-of-care device that detects Salmonella in blood; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,496,224.002012-11-08Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to estimate incidence of influenza-like illness and lab confirmed influenza in pregnant and post-partum women and their infants and conduct controlled trials to determine safety and effectiveness of maternal flu vaccine for women and their infants; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali.
3,889,139.002012-11-01Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop broadly effective vaccines and interventions against enteric infections by conducting multi-country case-control studies using standardized methods to measure the etiology and burden of diarrhea among children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh|India|Mali|Mozambique|Gambia (the).
100,000.002012-04-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an inexpensive, safe, and effective oral vaccine against invasive Salmonella disease using gas-filled bacterial vesicles.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
884,835.002011-11-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the feasibility of a rapid and senstitive diagnostic assay that can ultimately be developed into a hand-held point-of-care device that detects Salmonella in blood; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,965,308.002011-09-29Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to define the relationship between anti-HIV-1 Env antibody specificity and Fc-mediated effector function to guide HIV-1 vaccine development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
10,347,537.002011-07-20Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop broadly effective vaccines and interventions against enteric infections by conducting multi-country case-control studies using standardized methods to measure the etiology and burden of diarrhea among children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Kenya|Bangladesh|India|Mali|Mozambique|Gambia (the).
95,086.002011-07-20Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the GEMS International Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting. GEMS ISAC for 2011. Investment start date: 7/20/2011 to end date: 11/25/2011. Grantee name: University of Maryland, Baltimore; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
16,804,024.002011-04-26Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the clinical development of a novel HIV protein construct that presents CD4 induced epitopes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-04-07Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify surface biomarkers of HIV latently infected cells by comparing membrane proteomes of latently infected and uninfected cells.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,299,704.002011-02-18Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an understanding of menstrual management practices, needs, and product demand to inform sanitation planning in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,629,461.002011-02-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to guide development of broadly effective vaccines against enteric infections by measuring etiology and burden of severe diarrhea among young children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa|Asia.
698,673.002011-02-07Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to guide development of broadly effective vaccines against enteric infections by measuring etiology and burden of severe diarrhea among young children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa|Asia.
100,000.002010-09-28Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to integrate characteristics of heat shock proteins from thermophilic organisms, which live at relatively high temperatures, into attenuated bacterial vaccines to enhance viability and immunogenicity these vaccines during the freeze-drying process; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-04-12Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the ability of a novel synthetic peptide, AT1002, to induce the pathways within the mucosa to increase the delivery of antigens; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-04-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a diagnostic platform based on seed germination by integrating DNA amplification with the expression of reporter proteins in plant seeds to aid in the detection of infectious diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
10,499,702.002009-11-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to estimate incidence of influenza-like illness and lab confirmed influenza in pregnant and post-partum women and their infants and conduct controlled trials to determine safety and effectiveness of maternal flu vaccine for women and their infants; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali.
50,000.002009-03-09Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the 12th Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology: Celebrating 25 Years after Discovering HIV as the Cause of AIDS; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
622,606.002008-10-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to introduce and monitor the effects of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine in high-risk infant populations in Mali, West Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali.
44,000.002008-09-11Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the 11th Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
15,000,000.002007-11-14Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a vaccine in both developing and developed nations that prevents the transmission of HIV; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
839,880.002006-05-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to guide development of broadly effective vaccines against enteric infections by measuring etiology and burden of severe diarrhea among young children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa|Asia.
360,120.002006-05-24Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to guide development of broadly effective vaccines against enteric infections by measuring etiology and burden of severe diarrhea among young children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa|Asia.
18,751,512.002006-05-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to guide development of broadly effective vaccines against enteric infections by measuring etiology and burden of severe diarrhea among young children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa|Asia.
8,040,190.002006-05-17Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to guide development of broadly effective vaccines against enteric infections by measuring etiology and burden of severe diarrhea among young children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa|Asia.