Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of Southampton

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 March 2022. 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 unisouthampton
Websitehttp://www.southampton.ac.uk/
Twitter usernameunisouthampton
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Southampton
Instagram usernameuni_southampton

Full donee page for donee University of Southampton

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 16 160,168 408,448 -5,509 -2,781 40,680 100,000 104,156 160,168 341,309 477,626 548,443 1,097,470 2,321,020
Global health 13 104,156 218,966 -5,509 -2,781 -1,834 40,680 100,000 104,156 160,168 397,838 477,626 548,443 586,460
Population 3 1,097,470 1,229,539 270,126 270,126 270,126 270,126 1,097,470 1,097,470 1,097,470 2,321,020 2,321,020 2,321,020 2,321,020

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 2009
Population (filter this donor) 3 3,688,616.00 1,097,470.00 0.00 270,126.00 2,321,020.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 13 2,846,556.00 -1,834.00 94,491.00 579,001.00 1,144,466.00 930,432.00 100,000.00
Total 16 6,535,172.00 1,095,636.00 94,491.00 849,127.00 3,465,486.00 930,432.00 100,000.00

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 (16 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 16)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,097,470.0022018-11-15Population/Population policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct consistent and comparable global maps of population distributions and demographics for the 1990-2020 period that will be made freely available to the global community; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-1,834.00142018-11-12Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the design of strategies for global malaria eradication. Updated malaria elimination feasibility ranking and regional elimination block analysis. Investment start date: 9/28/2016 to end date: 3/31/2018. Grantee name: University of Southampton; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-5,509.00162017-10-31Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To determine the representativeness of surveillance site location for a network to maximize situational awareness of global childhood disease and pathogen specific incidence.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00112017-04-25Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better prioritize areas for malaria elimination efforts by developing a user-friendly web-based application to integrate currently disparate data on disease risk, seasonal population dynamics, and past intervention efforts; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
270,126.0082016-10-12Population/Population policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct consistent and comparable global maps of population distributions and demographics for the 1990-2020 period that will be made freely available to the global community; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
104,156.00102016-09-28Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the design of strategies for global malaria eradication. Updated malaria elimination feasibility ranking and regional elimination block analysis. Investment start date: 9/28/2016 to end date: 3/31/2018. Grantee name: University of Southampton; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
477,626.0052016-04-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct high resolution spatial estimates of demographic characteristics and mobility patterns of populations in resource poor settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-2,781.00152016-03-10Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide data on malaria connectivity and mobility patterns at the national and sub-national levels in order to inform targeting of malaria elimination efforts by national malaria programs, global donors, and implementing partners; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,321,020.0012015-11-19Population/Population policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct consistent and comparable global maps of population distributions and demographics for the 1990-2020 period that will be made freely available to the global community; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
160,168.0092015-11-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct high resolution spatial estimates of demographic characteristics and mobility patterns of populations in resource poor settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
586,460.0032015-06-05Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to map the pneumonia-related research investments made to institutions in the G20 countries, with the aim of presenting the direction of the research spend in pneumonia and making recommendations on research gaps, priorities and relevant areas of policy; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
397,838.0062015-04-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct high resolution spatial estimates of demographic characteristics and mobility patterns of populations in resource poor settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
40,680.00132014-10-14Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide data on malaria connectivity and mobility patterns at the national and sub-national levels in order to inform targeting of malaria elimination efforts by national malaria programs, global donors, and implementing partners; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
341,309.0072014-09-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To determine the representativeness of surveillance site location for a network to maximize situational awareness of global childhood disease and pathogen specific incidence.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
548,443.0042014-04-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct high resolution spatial estimates of demographic characteristics and mobility patterns of populations in resource poor settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00112009-09-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to discover new mucosal immunity targets for the design of cheap vaccines effective against all serotypes of pneumococci; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.