Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Washington State 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 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 WSUPullman
Websitehttp://wsu.edu/
Twitter usernamewsupullman
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_State_University

Full donee page for donee Washington State University

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 19 33,000 93,701 -127 -67 -33 16,500 33,000 33,000 34,000 100,000 284,279 348,801 356,367
Global health 12 33,000 97,879 -127 -67 -33 16,500 33,000 33,000 34,000 100,000 284,279 291,190 348,801
Animal agriculture 4 -33 12,351 -65 -65 -65 -33 -33 -33 16,500 16,500 33,000 33,000 33,000
Nutrition 2 100,000 228,184 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 356,367 356,367 356,367 356,367 356,367
Family planning 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000

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 2010
Global health (filter this donor) 12 1,174,542.98 348,673.66 -99.68 384,279.00 291,190.00 50,500.00 0.00 100,000.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 2 456,367.00 356,367.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00
Animal agriculture (filter this donor) 4 49,402.29 0.00 -97.71 0.00 0.00 49,500.00 0.00 0.00
Total 19 1,780,312.27 705,040.66 -197.39 384,279.00 291,190.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 200,000.00

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 (19 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 19)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
348,801.0022017-11-16Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test a new potential drug regimen for cryptosporidiosis, and validate a translational model for assessing new anti-cryptosporidial therapies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-127.34192017-08-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to decrease soil transmitted helminth (worm) infections and rabies in Tanzania by integrating a mass drug administration campaign with a mass dog vaccination campaign to extend coverage and reduce costs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
356,367.0012017-05-23Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better understand how human milk helps fight off pathogens in the breastfed infant; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-32.57152016-05-02Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the incidence and severity of malaria and East Coast Fever (ECF) in humans and cattle respectively, by testing the effect of treating co-occurring helminth parasitic infections that may exacerbate them via modulating the immune system.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-67.11182016-05-02Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the incidence and severity of malaria and East Coast Fever (ECF) in humans and cattle respectively, by testing the effect of treating co-occurring helminth parasitic infections that may exacerbate them via modulating the immune system.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-32.57152016-05-02Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the incidence and severity of malaria and East Coast Fever (ECF) in humans and cattle respectively, by testing the effect of treating co-occurring helminth parasitic infections that may exacerbate them via modulating the immune system.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-65.14172016-05-02Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the incidence and severity of malaria and East Coast Fever (ECF) in humans and cattle respectively, by testing the effect of treating co-occurring helminth parasitic infections that may exacerbate them via modulating the immune system.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
284,279.0042015-10-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test a new potential drug regimen for cryptosporidiosis, and validate a translational model for assessing new anti-cryptosporidial therapies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.0052015-04-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to decrease soil transmitted helminth (worm) infections and rabies in Tanzania by integrating a mass drug administration campaign with a mass dog vaccination campaign to extend coverage and reduce costs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
291,190.0032014-10-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test a new potential drug regimen for cryptosporidiosis, and validate a translational model for assessing new anti-cryptosporidial therapies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
16,500.00132013-10-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the incidence and severity of malaria and East Coast Fever (ECF) in humans and cattle respectively, by testing the effect of treating co-occurring helminth parasitic infections that may exacerbate them via modulating the immune system.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
34,000.0082013-10-17Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the incidence and severity of malaria and East Coast Fever (ECF) in humans and cattle respectively, by testing the effect of treating co-occurring helminth parasitic infections that may exacerbate them via modulating the immune system.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
16,500.00132013-10-17Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the incidence and severity of malaria and East Coast Fever (ECF) in humans and cattle respectively, by testing the effect of treating co-occurring helminth parasitic infections that may exacerbate them via modulating the immune system.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
33,000.00102013-10-17Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce the incidence and severity of malaria and East Coast Fever (ECF) in humans and cattle respectively, by testing the effect of treating co-occurring helminth parasitic infections that may exacerbate them via modulating the immune system.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.0052012-10-12Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce the fatty acid DHA and the carotenoid lutein for use as a nutritional supplement by pregnant and nursing mothers to enhance early stage child development and prevent disease.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
33,000.00102010-10-05Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study whether commensal bacteria in human milk is related to maternal consumption of probiotic foods, and whether these microorganisms in breast milk can help prevent infectious diarrhea in infants; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
34,000.0082010-10-05Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study whether commensal bacteria in human milk is related to maternal consumption of probiotic foods, and whether these microorganisms in breast milk can help prevent infectious diarrhea in infants; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
33,000.00102010-10-05Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study whether commensal bacteria in human milk is related to maternal consumption of probiotic foods, and whether these microorganisms in breast milk can help prevent infectious diarrhea in infants; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.0052010-04-12Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to optimize and test a compound that has been shown to impair the functioning of the Sertoli cell, which enables the production and maturation of sperm; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.