Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to University of Wisconsin

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 uwmadison
Websitehttp://www.wisc.edu
Twitter usernameuwmadison
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Wisconsin%E2%80%93Madison
Instagram usernameuwmadison

Full donee page for donee University of Wisconsin

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 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007
Global health (filter this donor) 16 14,863,348.19 -195.37 698,161.00 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 2,683,461.56 9,590,589.00 300,000.00 1,291,332.00
Animal agriculture (filter this donor) 2 2,610,892.00 85,801.00 0.00 2,525,091.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 2 554,604.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 554,604.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 20 18,028,844.19 85,605.63 698,161.00 2,625,091.00 554,604.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 2,683,461.56 9,590,589.00 300,000.00 1,291,332.00

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 (20 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
85,801.002018-08-23Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and validate a novel vaccine for Animal African Trypanosomiasis. Vaccine for Control and Cure of Animal African Trypanosomiasis #Livestock R&D. Investment start date: 8/20/2015 to end date: 7/31/2019. Grantee name: University of Wisconsin; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-195.372018-01-23Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better understand the effect of the environment on early brain development by analyzing the relationship between the numbers and types of microbes found in the gut (microbiome) with brain and cognitive development in infants; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
450,000.002016-11-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate 2-3 potential novel drug product development technologies. Chemistry, Manufacturing & Control Pilot Project to Evaulate Novel Drug Product Manufacturing Technologies. Investment start date: 11/3/2016 to end date: 9/30/2019. Grantee name: Unive; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
485,234.002016-10-27Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the accuracy of gestational age estimation, currently one of the biggest clinical barriers for successful neonatal intervention in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002016-04-08Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the safety and efficacy of phage – bacteria-infecting viruses – for treating enteric diseases in newborns by engineering synthetic phage that can be easily adapted to target specific bacteria and that can be switched off; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-337,073.002016-03-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for high-throughput analysis of avian influenza variants for pandemic potential. High-throughput analysis of avian influenza variants for pandemic potential. Investment start date: 10/30/2009 to end date: 10/31/2015. Grantee name: University of Wisconsin; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,525,091.002015-08-20Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and validate a novel vaccine for Animal African Trypanosomiasis. Vaccine for Control and Cure of Animal African Trypanosomiasis #Livestock R&D. Investment start date: 8/20/2015 to end date: 7/31/2019. Grantee name: University of Wisconsin; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002015-04-17Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better understand the effect of the environment on early brain development by analyzing the relationship between the numbers and types of microbes found in the gut (microbiome) with brain and cognitive development in infants; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
304,604.002014-10-02Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a platform for the control and eradications of diseases in plants and livestock in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
250,000.002014-01-06Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a platform for the control and eradications of diseases in plants and livestock in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002013-10-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce soil-transmitted helminth infections, which are some of the most common infections worldwide, by encouraging at-risk populations to wear flip-flop style sandals using a hologram designed to symbolize the health benefits of using them.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-10-09Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a portable diagnostic system that uses plastic assay cartridges to wick samples into chambers loaded with reagents and detect bacteria associated with neonatal sepsis.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-09-26Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to investigate the role that the gut microbiota has in iron deficiency.. GCE: The gut microbiome and iron absorption in anemic infants. Investment start date: 9/26/2011 to end date: 4/30/2013. Grantee name: University of Wisconsin; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,584,034.002011-06-27Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a decreased cost/increased performance sample preparation component functional across a range of analytes (nucleic acids, proteins, cells) that is easily integrated into a common platform for use in resource limited settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-572.442011-05-10Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop magnetite nanoparticles conjugated to antibodies that will bind to HIV-infected cells. The magnetite, once bound, is heated using an externally applied magnetic fi eld; melting holes in the membrane of the infected cell and killing it.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
9,590,589.002009-10-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for high-throughput analysis of avian influenza variants for pandemic potential. High-throughput analysis of avian influenza variants for pandemic potential. Investment start date: 10/30/2009 to end date: 10/31/2015. Grantee name: University of Wisconsin; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002008-09-23Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop magnetite nanoparticles conjugated to antibodies that will bind to HIV-infected cells. The magnetite, once bound, is heated using an externally applied magnetic fi eld; melting holes in the membrane of the infected cell and killing it.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002008-09-11Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research using ribonuclease zymogen as an HIV chemotherapeutic. A Grand Challenges Explorations grant to research using ribonuclease zymogen as an HIV chemotherapeutic.. Investment start date: 10/1/2008 to end date: 3/31/2010. Grantee name: University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002008-09-11Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to graft granulomas, nodules that form as a result of long-term infl ammation , to study the role they play in TB latency and reactivation.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,291,332.002007-11-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create high-throughput systems to generate and screen influenza viral protein libraries for biologically functional proteins; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.