Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Washington University in St. Louis

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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Washington University in St. Louis in our system.

Full donee page for donee Washington University in St. Louis

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 41 305,820 1,629,643 -4,110 -31 50,000 100,000 100,000 305,820 733,989 1,149,795 1,989,301 5,477,936 12,564,590
Global health 20 749,837 2,483,914 -4,110 50,000 100,000 252,269 317,693 749,837 1,119,843 1,989,301 3,294,346 8,073,812 12,564,590
Nutrition 17 155,172 996,300 -295 -234 -31 100,000 100,000 155,172 400,000 733,989 1,500,000 4,994,166 5,477,936
Animal agriculture 2 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Family planning 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Waste management 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 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 20 49,678,281.54 252,269.00 2,574,691.67 11,282,956.00 6,942,516.00 438,280.00 5,699,646.00 824,496.00 8,299,000.00 50,000.00 13,314,426.88 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 17 16,937,092.70 -30.78 3,049,448.32 2,126,412.16 5,449,338.00 100,000.00 0.00 733,989.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,477,936.00
Waste management (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal agriculture (filter this donor) 2 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 41 66,815,374.24 252,238.22 5,624,139.99 13,409,368.16 12,391,854.00 538,280.00 5,749,646.00 1,558,485.00 8,399,000.00 100,000.00 13,314,426.88 5,477,936.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (41 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 41)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-30.78372018-12-18Nutrition/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.
252,269.00222018-08-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://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.
1,500,000.00122017-11-28Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to coordinate a multi-site international effort to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying Environmental Enteropathy and Dysfunction in children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,272,982.0082017-11-22Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test improved treatments for onchocerciasis, and lymphatic filariasis that will enhance efforts to control and eliminate these important neglected tropical diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South America|Asia.
1,149,795.00132017-11-17Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to monitor the effects of malnutrition on brain development in young children in low-resource settings by developing a portable, optical neuroimaging technology (high-density diffuse optical tomography [HD-DOT]) and movie-based protocol; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-112.87382017-11-13Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better understand and treat the inflammatory gut condition environmental enteropathy, which is highly prevalent in low resource settings and causes malnutrition, by identifying specific gut bacteriophage associated with the disease; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-233.81392017-08-14Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to quantify the effects of malnutrition on brain function in young children in Columbia by using a portable optical imaging technique to image selected functional brain networks in low resource settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
305,820.00212017-06-13Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://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.
400,000.00192017-02-27Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify microbiota-directed nutritional interventions in infants and children, based on knowledge of the functional state of maturation of a child’s microbiota, that may be applicable to children as young as 6 months of age; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-4,110.33412017-01-31Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to make new discoveries that will lead to development of diagnostic tests for use in onchocerciasis elimination programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|North & Central America|South America; affected countries: Yemen.
191,050.00232016-11-30Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide important information on the pathways responsible for stunted growth in children in developing countries by examining the metabolic profiles of children involved in a protein supplementation trial; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00252016-10-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to block the spread of antimicrobial resistance genes to pathogens, which renders antibiotics ineffective, by quantifying the effect of the routine use of antibiotics to treat non-infectious conditions such as malnutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,935,657.00112016-10-05Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to coordinate a multi-site international effort to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying Environmental Enteropathy and Dysfunction in children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,989,301.0092016-10-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to examine whether there are identifiable relationships between histologically diagnosed environmental enteric dysfunction and the configuration the proximal small intestinal and fecal microbiota; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,119,843.00142016-09-29Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop technology to identify and treat gut dysfunction in children residing in resource-poor settings throughout the world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
8,073,812.0032016-07-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test improved treatments for onchocerciasis, and lymphatic filariasis that will enhance efforts to control and eliminate these important neglected tropical diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South America|Asia.
-294.84402016-07-19Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a strategy for the non-invasive diagnosis of environmental enteropathy, which causes malnutrition and growth failure in young children in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,994,166.0062015-11-24Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop complementary food interventions to treat and prevent unhealthy infant growth by restoring a healthy gut microbiota; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00252015-10-14Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better understand and treat the inflammatory gut condition environmental enteropathy, which is highly prevalent in low resource settings and causes malnutrition, by identifying specific gut bacteriophage associated with the disease; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00252015-10-13Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine whether RNA bacteriophage can modify bacterial populations (microbiome) in the body and thereby be used to treat associated diseases such as environmental enteropathy, as well as identifying novel human resistance genes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,942,516.0042015-05-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test improved treatments for onchocerciasis, and lymphatic filariasis that will enhance efforts to control and eliminate these important neglected tropical diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South America|Asia.
155,172.00242015-04-23Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a strategy for the non-invasive diagnosis of environmental enteropathy, which causes malnutrition and growth failure in young children in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00252015-04-16Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to quantify the effects of malnutrition on brain function in young children in Columbia by using a portable optical imaging technique to image selected functional brain networks in low resource settings; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
438,280.00182014-05-13Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify and validate new pre- and probiotic interventions to improve the health and development of infants and children in the developing world, and demonstrate an effective process where future interventions can be identified and validated; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00252014-04-24Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to more accurately and rapidly assess gut permeability, which is increased in environmental enteropathy, by testing whether ingested fluorescent molecules of specified sizes can be measured non-invasively through the skin.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
317,693.00202013-10-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to leverage recent discoveries involving the immunobiology of TLR11 to develop a tractable small animal model for preclinical testing of ETEC vaccine candidates.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,294,346.0072013-10-16Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify and validate new pre- and probiotic interventions to improve the health and development of infants and children in the developing world, and demonstrate an effective process where future interventions can be identified and validated; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.00322013-10-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce an in vitro culture of the parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes severe diarrhoea in humans and animals, by differentiating epithelial cells from isolated stem cells to mimic the small intestine, for high-throughput drug screens.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
25,000.00352013-10-10Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce an in vitro culture of the parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes severe diarrhoea in humans and animals, by differentiating epithelial cells from isolated stem cells to mimic the small intestine, for high-throughput drug screens.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
25,000.00352013-10-10Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce an in vitro culture of the parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes severe diarrhoea in humans and animals, by differentiating epithelial cells from isolated stem cells to mimic the small intestine, for high-throughput drug screens.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,937,607.00102013-05-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to make new discoveries that will lead to development of diagnostic tests for use in onchocerciasis elimination programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|North & Central America|South America; affected countries: Yemen.
100,000.00252013-04-22Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To block the transmission of soil-transmitted helminth infections (intestinal worms), which occurs via parasite eggs in human feces, by engineering consumable probiotic bacteria to release toxins that kill the eggs.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
824,496.00152012-11-05Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to coordinate across a consortium of projects aimed at developing a set of biomarkers for enteric dysfunction in children.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
733,989.00172012-10-26Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a strategy for the non-invasive diagnosis of environmental enteropathy, which causes malnutrition and growth failure in young children in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
8,299,000.0022011-11-10Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify and validate new pre- and probiotic interventions to improve the health and development of infants and children in the developing world, and demonstrate an effective process where future interventions can be identified and validated; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.00252011-10-05Waste management/disposalhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a genetically engineered fungal species that can convert fecal sludge to butanol, a high-energy biofuel similar to gasoline.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.00322010-10-06Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to formulate a vaginal gel that contains nanoparticles which serve as decoys to attract both sperm and HIV; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.00322010-10-06Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to formulate a vaginal gel that contains nanoparticles which serve as decoys to attract both sperm and HIV; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
12,564,590.0012009-11-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and test improved treatments for onchocerciasis, and lymphatic filariasis that will enhance efforts to control and eliminate these important neglected tropical diseases; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South America|Asia.
749,836.88162009-10-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop multipathogen/biomarker-based tools for enterric infections, and common assay platform for measurement of micronutrient status and gut function; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,477,936.0052008-10-30Nutrition/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.