Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of Queensland

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 uniofqld
Websitehttp://www.uq.edu.au/
Twitter usernameuq_news
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Queensland
Instagram usernameuniofqld

Full donee page for donee University of Queensland

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 14 100,000 1,099,899 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 2,705,931 3,990,198 5,701,703
Global health 10 100,000 290,076 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 2,000,760
Agriculture 4 2,705,931 3,124,458 100,000 100,000 100,000 2,705,931 2,705,931 2,705,931 3,990,198 3,990,198 5,701,703 5,701,703 5,701,703

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 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008
Agriculture (filter this donor) 4 12,497,832.00 0.00 8,407,634.00 0.00 4,090,198.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 10 2,900,760.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 300,000.00 2,100,760.00
Total 14 15,398,592.00 100,000.00 8,507,634.00 100,000.00 4,190,198.00 100,000.00 300,000.00 2,100,760.00

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 (14 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 14)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
100,000.0052016-04-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a low-cost diagnostic that uses well-established glucose biosensors to rapidly detect the DNA of infectious pathogens in bodily fluids such as serum and saliva; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,705,931.0032015-11-12Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to our long term goal of increasing genetic gains in the public breeding programs we support by funding the creation of an institutional home for our Breeding Program Assessment Tool and for assessments of key breeding programs that in turn ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India|Bangladesh|Burkina faso|Ghana|Mali|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Ethiopia.
5,701,703.0012015-11-05Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop management strategies to enable continued banana-plantain production in areas of Sub-Saharan Africa severely affected by banana bunchy top disease, restrict further spread of the disease, and to search in Southeast Asia for banana germplasm res; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
100,000.0052015-10-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better monitor mosquito populations in the field using ultra bright nanoparticles coated with selected monoclonal antibodies to detect associated microbes such as Wolbachia, coupled with a low-cost readout device.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.0052013-10-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better achieve consensus from the disparate agricultural, animal husbandry and human health sectors on activities such as disease control by developing a combined metric using Multi Criteria Decision Analysis.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,990,198.0022012-11-06Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate step change in the capacity and productivity of sorghum breeding programs in sub-Saharan Africa and to provide a strategic platform to underpin genetic gain for productivity in environments that are water limited; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|South & Central Asia; affected countries: Ethiopia|Mali.
100,000.0052012-04-17Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a ‘BioClay’ technology to deliver biological agents that kill crop pathogens and pests.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.0052012-04-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a new vaccine for rotavirus that uses low-technology engineering methods suitable for the developing world.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.0052010-04-14Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a new diagnostic test which utilizes nanoparticles which bind to specific biomarkers in saliva that are present during infection.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.0052009-10-05Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use low-cost devices such as mobile phones and mp3 players to record cough and sleeping sounds to be be analyzed using new algorithms in human speech analysis to identify sounds that characterize the presence of pneumonia.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.0052009-09-30Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the efficacy of using low-cost nuclear magnetic resonance technologies to detect malaria parasites. The team will examine blood samples to detect hemozoin, a waste product of malarial parasites, to determine the presence of infection.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.0052009-02-26Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a novel vaccine approach that is based on blocking mosquito transmission of these disease agents rather than inducing pathogen-specific immunity.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,000,760.0042008-11-25Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve visibility, resource allocation and funding commitment for maternal, neonatal and child health in the Asia-Pacific region with a view of supporting the achievement of equitable progress towards Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Asia.
100,000.0052008-10-07Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research use of a nanopatch delivery of DNA-based malaria vaccines to skin. A Grand Challenges Explorations grant to research use of a nanopatch delivery of DNA-based malaria vaccines to skin.. Investment start date: 10/1/2008 to end date: 11/1/2010. G; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.