Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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
Websitehttp://www.unc.edu
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_North_Carolina_at_Chapel_Hill

Full donee page for donee University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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 2010 2009 2008 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 19 43,029,717.59 1,715,219.00 2,005,638.00 697,500.00 100,000.00 4,203,362.80 -69,892.21 -7,267,113.00 1,798,331.00 0.00 39,846,672.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 9 40,660,651.25 4,000,000.00 1,754,176.00 4,732,498.00 4,725,000.00 1,998,617.25 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 22,850,360.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 3 2,296,121.30 0.00 0.00 0.00 -53.70 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 2,196,175.00 0.00 0.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 1 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 32 86,006,490.14 5,715,219.00 3,759,814.00 5,429,998.00 4,824,946.30 6,221,980.05 30,107.79 -6,667,113.00 3,994,506.00 22,850,360.00 39,846,672.00

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 (32 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
4,000,000.002017-11-13Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance and use available evidence to inform programs and policies to expand family planning method choice among youth; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South & Central Asia|Developing countries, unspecified.
1,643,000.002017-11-09Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study a preterm birth intervention that is widely used in the developed world, but that has not been well studied in high-risk women living in low and middle-income countries.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Zambia.
72,219.002017-05-05Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the study on how receipt of cash transfers to young girls and women influence their sexual behavior and financial decisions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
1,754,176.002016-11-10Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to inform future family planning investments that are intended to lead to long-term increases in urban women’s, couples’, and adolescents’ modern family planning adoption and use; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
1,498,188.002016-10-19Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the study on how receipt of cash transfers to young girls and women influence their sexual behavior and financial decisions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
507,450.002016-08-01Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better target and tailor HIV prevention programs through research on the risk profile of male partners of young women at high risk of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
4,499,998.002015-11-18Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to further knowledge around improving access, quality, and utilization of family planning services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Congo (the democratic republic of the).
697,500.002015-11-01Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Malawi by strengthening the Presidential Initiative on Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Malawi.
232,500.002015-11-01Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Malawi by strengthening the Presidential Initiative on Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Malawi.
-53.702014-09-24Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide the evidence base for improving the nutritional status of lactating women and their infants in resource-poor settings with high HIV prevalence by using lipid-based micronutrient-rich supplements (LNS); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Malawi.
4,725,000.002014-07-23Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support measurement, learning & evaluation for the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|South & Central Asia.
100,000.002014-04-11Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the incidence of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa by stimulating individuals to use self-testing HIV kits to screen their current and future sexual partners for HIV status in order to inform sexual decision making.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-1,790,915.752013-12-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct Phase III trials and obtain regulatory approval for an oral drug for early stage African sleeping sickness; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
5,995,852.002013-05-24Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Malawi by strengthening the Presidential Initiative on Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Malawi.
1,998,617.252013-05-24Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Malawi by strengthening the Presidential Initiative on Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Malawi.
20,000.002013-03-01Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide insight into decision-making for WASH investments within Finance Ministries in developing countries to support the Sanitation and Water for All partnership; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-1,573.452013-01-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a bio-compatible, biodegradable polymer device that can be placed under the skin to introduce vaccines and antigens to the immune system; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-40,415.232012-11-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess potential etiologies for the delayed hepatic and renal toxicity of pafuramidine maleate; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-144.982012-09-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test whether antibodies within mucus interact with viruses to create an adhesive traps that prevents them from reaching target cells; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-29,332.002012-07-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop highly effective, inexpensive new drugs to treat late stages of trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-04-12Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and validate a methodology to measure infant memory and cognition for use in a larger study on the effects of dietary choline on infant development in The Gambia.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-7,567,113.002010-12-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop highly effective, inexpensive new drugs to treat late stages of trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-10-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test whether antibodies within mucus interact with viruses to create an adhesive traps that prevents them from reaching target cells; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-09-27Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a bio-compatible, biodegradable polymer device that can be placed under the skin to introduce vaccines and antigens to the immune system; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
500,000.002010-09-23Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a special issue of Lancet on population and family planning in relation to achieving Millennium Development Goals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-04-20Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study the ability of therapeutic ultrasound to deplete testicular sperm counts; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-04-05Global health/Medical researchhttps://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.
1,798,331.002009-11-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess potential etiologies for the delayed hepatic and renal toxicity of pafuramidine maleate; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
2,196,175.002009-08-28Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide the evidence base for improving the nutritional status of lactating women and their infants in resource-poor settings with high HIV prevalence by using lipid-based micronutrient-rich supplements (LNS); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Malawi.
22,850,360.002008-11-24Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support measurement, learning & evaluation for the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|South & Central Asia.
21,268,784.002006-08-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop highly effective, inexpensive new drugs to treat late stages of trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
18,577,888.002006-04-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct Phase III trials and obtain regulatory approval for an oral drug for early stage African sleeping sickness; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.