Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Vanderbilt University

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 vanderbilt
Websitehttp://www.vanderbilt.edu
Twitter usernamevanderbiltu
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanderbilt_University
Instagram usernameexplore
Tumblr subdomainvanderbiltu

Full donee page for donee Vanderbilt University

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 2009
Global health (filter this donor) 20 9,500,624.92 49,999.00 -126,594.08 833,306.00 683,668.00 3,294,731.00 2,099,664.00 1,002,922.00 1,462,929.00 200,000.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 2 79,441.54 0.00 0.00 -20,558.46 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 23 9,880,066.46 49,999.00 -126,594.08 812,747.54 683,668.00 3,594,731.00 2,199,664.00 1,002,922.00 1,462,929.00 200,000.00

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 (23 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
49,999.002017-03-31Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to validate novel, low cost sample preparation technologies for use in low resource settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002016-10-10Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a new malaria diagnostic that combines sample concentration and multiplex detection into one rapid test that can detect the low levels of the malaria parasite in asymptomatic patients; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-222,125.222016-08-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research the acute and long term consequences of RSV infection in children. Acute and long term consequences of RSV infection in children. Investment start date: 8/23/2013 to end date: 8/31/2016. Grantee name: Vanderbilt University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Argentina.
-2,234.432016-08-23Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a respiratory syncytial virus burden of disease study. RSV burden of disease study. Investment start date: 11/17/2010 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: Vanderbilt University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-2,234.432016-08-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a respiratory syncytial virus burden of disease study. RSV burden of disease study. Investment start date: 11/17/2010 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: Vanderbilt University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
307,296.002015-04-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to document the role that maternal immunization will have in providing protective antibody levels to tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) antigens to their infants and to assess the mechanism of local and systemic reactions to Tdap if they would occu; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002015-04-06Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce malaria transmission by producing a wearable self-powered device that slowly releases the compound VUAA known to repel the malaria vector mosquito; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
426,010.002015-01-28Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an enhanced rapid diagnostic test for malaria to further the "accelerate to Zero" malaria eradication strategy; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-20,558.462015-01-12Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop bioelectrical impedance analysis instruments on a smart phone platform to assess nutritional status in mothers, infants, and children.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
67,183.002014-10-21Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a respiratory syncytial virus burden of disease study. RSV burden of disease study. Investment start date: 11/17/2010 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: Vanderbilt University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
67,183.002014-10-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a respiratory syncytial virus burden of disease study. RSV burden of disease study. Investment start date: 11/17/2010 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: Vanderbilt University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
549,302.002014-07-03Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project for sample collection, concentration, and preparation component for integration with downstream detection components to form a general diagnostic platform suitable for low resource environments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,798,195.002013-10-22Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project for sample collection, concentration, and preparation component for integration with downstream detection components to form a general diagnostic platform suitable for low resource environments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
300,000.002013-10-09Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help health care workers and the lay public explain the benefits and risks inherent in family planning, drawing on the information in the evidence map developed in this proposal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,496,536.002013-08-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research the acute and long term consequences of RSV infection in children. Acute and long term consequences of RSV infection in children. Investment start date: 8/23/2013 to end date: 8/31/2016. Grantee name: Vanderbilt University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Argentina.
1,999,664.002012-11-12Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project for sample collection, concentration, and preparation component for integration with downstream detection components to form a general diagnostic platform suitable for low resource environments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-10-12Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop bioelectrical impedance analysis instruments on a smart phone platform to assess nutritional status in mothers, infants, and children.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-04-12Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test a mobile phone platform that can perform measurements of bilirubin to accurately identify jaundiced newborns.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,002,922.002011-06-16Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a project for sample collection, concentration, and preparation component for integration with downstream detection components to form a general diagnostic platform suitable for low resource environments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
731,464.502010-11-17Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a respiratory syncytial virus burden of disease study. RSV burden of disease study. Investment start date: 11/17/2010 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: Vanderbilt University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
731,464.502010-11-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a respiratory syncytial virus burden of disease study. RSV burden of disease study. Investment start date: 11/17/2010 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: Vanderbilt University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002009-09-24Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a low-cost malaria diagnostic tool using infected blood on a slide prepared with a solution that will interact with a protein of the malaria parasite to visualize this “coffee ring stain,” allowing for easy interpretation and diagnosis; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002009-03-16Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use proteins as molecular targets to develop insect repellents and masking agents that block or hyper-stimulate these receptors and reduce the ability of the vectors to find hosts and spread disease.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.