Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of Virginia

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 UniversityofVirginia
Websitehttp://www.virginia.edu/
Twitter usernameUVA
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Virginia
Instagram usernameuva

Full donee page for donee University of Virginia

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 2011 2010 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 21 43,973,451.00 4,427,846.00 200,000.00 13,124,447.00 4,678,352.00 1,348,319.00 1,424,881.00 100,000.00 18,669,606.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 11 14,335,486.00 1,449,438.00 145,197.00 3,998,433.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 1,571,981.00 0.00 0.00 6,820,437.00
Total 32 58,308,937.00 5,877,284.00 345,197.00 17,122,880.00 4,778,352.00 1,598,319.00 2,996,862.00 100,000.00 18,669,606.00 6,820,437.00

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
552,847.002017-10-25Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support continued microbiome and metabolomic analysis of the PROVIDE cohort to inform our understanding of the key drivers of stunting; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,103,502.002017-10-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a standardized platform to allow access of TAC technology as a uniform diagnostic assay to study the etiology of diarrhea in specimens collected from new and existing projects, to help improve global estimation of disease burden, and provide be; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
276,593.002017-10-24Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create tools for developing new treatments for childhood undernutrition and enteric disease; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
276,593.002017-10-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create tools for developing new treatments for childhood undernutrition and enteric disease; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
47,751.002017-08-31Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support dissemination of MAL-ED TAC results across sites. MAL-ED TAC Final Convening Support. Investment start date: 8/31/2017 to end date: 2/10/2018. Grantee name: University of Virginia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
309,998.002017-07-21Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate therapies and technologies in models relevant to improve gut health and prevent stunting for children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
310,000.002017-07-21Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate therapies and technologies in models relevant to improve gut health and prevent stunting for children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002016-10-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the spread of drug-resistant pathogens in developing countries by quantifying the effect of factors such as antibiotic use and hospitalization, in infants on the emergence of drug-resistant E.coli; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002016-10-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop new drugs against the parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes severe childhood diarrhea in developing countries, by identifying human genes required for infection using a genetic screen with CRISPR-Cas9 gene knockout technology; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
145,197.002016-10-04Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test analytically rigorous estimates of the economic value of the cognitive improvements attributable to breastfeeding; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,274,847.002015-11-19Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify a non-invasive biomarker signature(s) of small intestine physical integrity and physiologic health to develop interventions to prevent stunted growths of children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
994,262.002015-10-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fill in existing knowledge gaps of the dynamics of Sabin virus transmission at a population level and on the impact of different vaccination schedules on such potential risk of transmission; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,733,028.002015-09-04Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to apply highly sensitive quantitative molecular diagnostics for pathogens to understand the etiology of community diarrhea and the relationship and effects of enteropathogens on healthy growth; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
240,066.002015-07-22Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide dedicated time for analysis of the quantitative molecular data generated through TaqMan Array Card re-testing of stools collected in the MAL-ED and other studies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,181,716.002015-07-09Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand how intestinal bacteria contribute to the growth and overall health of children in developing countries and to identify at least one lead product that may advance the intestinal health of children in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,475,646.002015-07-08Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to apply highly sensitive quantitative molecular diagnostics for pathogens to understand the etiology of severe diarrhea in post-rotavirus vaccine communities; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
723,586.002015-03-30Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test analytically rigorous estimates of the economic value of the cognitive improvements attributable to breastfeeding; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,499,729.002015-01-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fill in existing knowledge gaps of the dynamics of Sabin virus transmission at a population level and on the impact of different vaccination schedules on such potential risk of transmission; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,496,754.002014-12-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify why oral poliovirus and rotavirus vaccines are less effective in the developing world, in order to develop new approaches to protect children from enteric diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-10-08Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better study environmental enteropathies and identify effective treatments by generating mice with intestinal tracts primed by fecal transplantation from healthy children to mimic the human intestine and its response to enteric infections; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,679,319.002014-10-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve field sites detection of enteropathogens by facilitating high quality multiplexed molecular diagnostics through manageable protocols, specifically on direct fecal specimens instead of cumbersome culture, microscopy, and ELISA methods; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
302,279.002014-06-24Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a non-invasive device to verify tetanus vaccination in children. QUIK CHEK Rapid Immunity Assessment Test. Investment start date: 11/8/2012 to end date: 3/31/2016. Grantee name: University of Virginia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-04-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to facilitate testing of candidate therapies for secretory diarrhea by producing a mouse model infected with a bacterium genetically engineered to express a toxin from Escherichia coli, which is a common cause of moderate to severe diarrhea.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-04-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study how the human gut is affected by pathogens that cause diarrhea by developing a three dimensional cell culture model (organoid) of the human intestine, which can also be used to identify novel drug targets and evaluate candidate drugs.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,348,319.002013-10-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve field sites detection of enteropathogens by facilitating high quality multiplexed molecular diagnostics through manageable protocols, specifically on direct fecal specimens instead of cumbersome culture, microscopy, and ELISA methods; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
250,000.002013-10-24Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce a Reg1B Fecal Enzyme Immunoassay as a Potential Biomarker of Childhood Stunting; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: India.
1,424,881.002012-11-08Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a non-invasive device to verify tetanus vaccination in children. QUIK CHEK Rapid Immunity Assessment Test. Investment start date: 11/8/2012 to end date: 3/31/2016. Grantee name: University of Virginia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,571,981.002012-10-31Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and validate non-invasive metabolic biomarkers of gut health to identify children at risk of environmental enteropathy and developmental impairment, in order to assess interventions.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-04-15Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research the egg-specific membrane enzyme metalloprotease as a target for a non-hormonal female contraceptive.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,958,587.002010-11-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve field sites detection of enteropathogens by facilitating high quality multiplexed molecular diagnostics through manageable protocols, specifically on direct fecal specimens instead of cumbersome culture, microscopy, and ELISA methods; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
14,711,019.002010-11-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify why oral poliovirus and rotavirus vaccines are less effective in the developing world, in order to develop new approaches to protect children from enteric diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,820,437.002008-10-28Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the extent that malnutrition is caused by impaired utilization of the food that is ingested, due to the host’s human genotype, the gut microbiota and infections with enteropathogens that result in diarrhea and intestinal inflammation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.