Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of Michigan

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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 universityofmichigan
Websitehttp://www.umich.edu
Twitter usernameumich
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Michigan
Instagram usernameuofmichigan
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Michigan

Full donee page for donee University of Michigan

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 37 100,000 226,617 -54,794 -11,362 -212 50,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 165,956 417,666 2,520,905
Global health 27 100,000 289,165 -54,794 -11,362 -9 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 114,851 199,999 1,483,861 2,520,905
Financial policy and administrative management 2 -52,687 23,657 -52,687 -52,687 -52,687 -52,687 -52,687 -52,687 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Agriculture 4 -208 57,782 -17,051 -17,051 -17,051 -208 -208 -208 101,840 101,840 146,547 146,547 146,547
Multisector aid 2 -1,058 49,471 -1,058 -1,058 -1,058 -1,058 -1,058 -1,058 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Family planning 2 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000

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 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 27 7,807,443.95 0.00 715,539.52 0.00 100,000.00 114,851.00 165,956.00 145,206.13 177,276.50 99,990.80 599,997.00 5,688,627.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 4 231,128.21 -17,050.56 0.00 101,840.00 0.00 -208.23 0.00 0.00 146,547.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 2 200,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 2 98,941.81 0.00 0.00 -1,058.19 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 2 47,313.35 0.00 0.00 -52,686.65 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 37 8,384,827.32 -17,050.56 815,539.52 148,095.16 100,000.00 214,642.77 265,956.00 145,206.13 323,823.50 99,990.80 599,997.00 5,688,627.00

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 (37 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 37)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-17,050.56352018-04-06Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support formative research that has high potential to contribute to the reduction of anemia and associated morbidity and mortality among adolescent girls and women of reproductive age in Ghana; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana.
198,297.0072017-11-09Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the design and implementation of multi-sectoral value chain interventions with high potential to contribute to the reduction of anemia among adolescent girls and women of reproductive age in Ghana; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana.
100,000.00122017-10-16Global health/Medical serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to transport patient samples quickly and at low-cost to laboratories for diagnostic testing in Ghana by developing a smartphone application that can be used by health centers to hire independent drivers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
417,666.0042017-06-29Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to examine the effectiveness, sustainability, and scalability of Maternity Waiting Homes (MWH) over and extended period of time with results contributing to the growing body of global evidence on MWHs as an intervention to improve both maternal and neonat; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Liberia.
-211.74302017-06-05Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design an evidence-based roadmap for academic-government collaborative interventions that will strengthen the training and deployment of human resources for health; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ghana.
-211.74302017-06-05Global health/Medical education/traininghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design an evidence-based roadmap for academic-government collaborative interventions that will strengthen the training and deployment of human resources for health; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ghana.
100,000.00122017-04-10Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help develop new contraceptives for women in Ghana by conducting longitudinal surveys to identify factors associated with satisfaction and particularly with discontinuation of use, which is common in Ghana.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00122016-10-21Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to encourage family planning in Niger, which has the highest fertility rate in the world, by learning how the husbands of young women view contraception, and how their choices are influenced by other men in their social networks; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the).
101,840.00112016-09-13Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support formative research that has high potential to contribute to the reduction of anemia and associated morbidity and mortality among adolescent girls and women of reproductive age in Ghana; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana.
-52,686.65362016-08-05Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to motivate healthier behavior by enhancing the mental resources of low-income Mexican women using an automatic savings plan to reduce financial insecurity and chronic stress; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-1,058.19322016-05-12Multisector aid/Multisector aid for basic social serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the value of datasets on topics including education and health, which are often reported with different geographic units, by developing general techniques to realign them to a common unit so they can be directly compared.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00122015-10-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify children with co-existing pneumonia and malnutrition, which can be lethal, by developing a simple, low-cost ultrasound device that measures ventilation and subcutaneous fat levels and reports the results on a cell phone display; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00122014-10-09Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to motivate healthier behavior by enhancing the mental resources of low-income Mexican women using an automatic savings plan to reduce financial insecurity and chronic stress; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
114,851.00102014-07-15Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the 1000+ OBGYN, Expanding Obstetric Capacity in sub-Saharan Africa Conference; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-208.23292014-03-13Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify the key coping mechanisms that poor and marginal households use to cope with agricultural risks, the role of institutions and collective action in coping with risks, and the effectiveness of individual vs. collective coping mechanisms; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00122013-10-15Multisector aid/Multisector aid for basic social serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the value of datasets on topics including education and health, which are often reported with different geographic units, by developing general techniques to realign them to a common unit so they can be directly compared.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
165,956.0082013-10-09Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the 1000+ OBGYN, Expanding Obstetric Capacity in sub-Saharan Africa Conference; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.00122012-10-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to investigate whether inhibiting intimin, a virulence factor protein of E. coli, can help clear the bacteria from infected patients.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00122012-04-13Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design and produce a large library of antimicrobial peptides that might be used to treat tuberculosis.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-54,793.87372012-04-05Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct a clinical trial of two antibiotic regimens for Helicobacter pylori (bacteria responsible for many cases of stomach inflammation) eradication among seven clinical centers in Latin America; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South America.
100,000.00122011-10-07Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study how maternal diets and environmental factors affect embryonic growth when organ tissues are being developed.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-11,361.75332011-07-13Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design an evidence-based roadmap for academic-government collaborative interventions that will strengthen the training and deployment of human resources for health; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ghana.
-11,361.75332011-07-13Global health/Medical education/traininghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design an evidence-based roadmap for academic-government collaborative interventions that will strengthen the training and deployment of human resources for health; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ghana.
146,547.0092011-06-07Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify the key coping mechanisms that poor and marginal households use to cope with agricultural risks, the role of institutions and collective action in coping with risks, and the effectiveness of individual vs. collective coping mechanisms; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00122011-04-18Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to engineer HIV proteins that can target and destroy HIV in latently infected cells.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-9.20282010-08-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a program to link new vaccine discoveries with vaccine manufacturers in developing countries while simultaneously evaluating ways to help these manufacturers purchase rights to these innovative candidates.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.00262010-04-08Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate the functionality, cultural suitability, and potential for low-cost production of a circumcision tool for use in traditional ceremonies in Africa to increase the circumcision rates leading to lower rates of HIV transmission; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.00262010-04-08Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate the functionality, cultural suitability, and potential for low-cost production of a circumcision tool for use in traditional ceremonies in Africa to increase the circumcision rates leading to lower rates of HIV transmission; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00122009-10-01Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a non-invasive tool to scan capillaries near the body surface and diagnose malaria, based on the theory that red blood cells infected with malaria have different characteristics when subjected to light in ultra-far infrared spectrum; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
199,998.5052009-09-15Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create an action plan for scaling up education systems to train health care workers in Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Kenya to address Maternal and Child Health and Millenium Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Rwanda|Kenya|Ethiopia.
199,998.5052009-09-15Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create an action plan for scaling up education systems to train health care workers in Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Kenya to address Maternal and Child Health and Millenium Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Rwanda|Kenya|Ethiopia.
100,000.00122009-02-26Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to define and characterize HIV interactions with host RNA. The team will attempt to determine whether disrupting or mimicking essential interactions with host RNAs may lead to antiviral strategies to which HIV cannot readily develop resistance.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,483,861.0022008-11-03Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design an evidence-based roadmap for academic-government collaborative interventions that will strengthen the training and deployment of human resources for health; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ghana.
1,483,861.0022008-11-03Global health/Medical education/traininghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design an evidence-based roadmap for academic-government collaborative interventions that will strengthen the training and deployment of human resources for health; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ghana.
100,000.00122008-09-16Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a mutable vaccine in which the gene coding for the antigen mutates a million times more frequently than a typical gene to trigger immune response; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00122008-09-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a program to link new vaccine discoveries with vaccine manufacturers in developing countries while simultaneously evaluating ways to help these manufacturers purchase rights to these innovative candidates.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,520,905.0012008-08-25Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct a clinical trial of two antibiotic regimens for Helicobacter pylori (bacteria responsible for many cases of stomach inflammation) eradication among seven clinical centers in Latin America; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South America.