Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of South Florida

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 USouthFlorida
Websitehttp://www.usf.edu/
Twitter usernameUSouthFlorida
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_South_Florida
Instagram usernameusouthflorida

Full donee page for donee University of South Florida

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 2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 7 12,459,393.96 874,456.00 399,749.00 0.00 4,523,420.00 -5,394.04 6,199,506.00 467,657.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 3 1,243,137.28 1,143,175.00 0.00 -37.72 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11 13,802,531.24 2,117,631.00 399,749.00 -37.72 4,523,420.00 94,605.96 6,199,506.00 467,657.00

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 (11 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,143,175.002017-09-20Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To support field testing of two anaerobic membrane bioreactor units in South Africa for complete wastewater treatment and resource recovery that can be used in developing countries without adequate sanitation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: South Africa.
874,456.002017-05-16Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide proof of concept data on the ability to create unique immature aquatic Anopheles species habitat spectral signatures; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002017-04-25Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help design new contraceptives by using a journey mapping and group discussion approach to document over time the perceptions, experiences, and behaviors of women and family planning providers in Zimbabwe regarding hormonal contraceptives; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
399,749.002015-09-09Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop best practices for near-term application of existing methods to reduce vector transmission of malaria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Far East Asia; affected countries: Haiti|Zambia.
-37.722014-07-22Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a decentralized sanitation system which uses an anaerobic digester and membrane biotechnology to treat waste water and produce methane for energy, clean water, and fertilizer for agriculture.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,523,420.002013-10-10Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide effective therapeutics to prevent and cure malaria by developing long-term continuous culture system for P. vivax.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002011-10-17Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a decentralized sanitation system which uses an anaerobic digester and membrane biotechnology to treat waste water and produce methane for energy, clean water, and fertilizer for agriculture.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-5,394.042011-08-29Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for conference support. Vivax Malaria Research III: 2009 and Beyond conference. Investment start date: 12/1/2008 to end date: 8/31/2010. Grantee name: University of South Florida; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,056,644.002010-10-26Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide effective therapeutics to prevent and cure malaria by developing long-term continuous culture system for P. vivax.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
2,142,862.002010-09-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for Onchocerciasis xenomonitoring fly trap needed to guide treatment areas and monitor for recurrence after elimination; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
467,657.002008-12-01Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for conference support. Vivax Malaria Research III: 2009 and Beyond conference. Investment start date: 12/1/2008 to end date: 8/31/2010. Grantee name: University of South Florida; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.