Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Yale 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 YaleUniversity
Websitehttp://www.yale.edu
Twitter usernameyale
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_University
Instagram usernameyale
Tumblr subdomainyaleuniversity
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Yale+University

Full donee page for donee Yale 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 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 40 38,181,872.21 6,797,856.00 2,235,100.68 10,453,719.80 7,246,044.00 2,598,758.00 3,163,955.00 200,000.00 3,182,714.73 2,003,724.00 300,000.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 1 7,299,052.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,299,052.00 0.00 0.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 2 1,308,438.33 0.00 -22,556.67 0.00 0.00 1,330,995.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Animal agriculture (filter this donor) 3 930,000.00 0.00 880,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 46 47,719,362.54 6,797,856.00 3,092,544.01 10,453,719.80 7,246,044.00 3,979,753.00 3,163,955.00 200,000.00 10,481,766.73 2,003,724.00 300,000.00

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 (46 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
3,775,431.002017-11-01Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the performance management capacity of leadership and create a culture of accountability within the PHCU, at the woreda, primary hospital and health center levels in Ethiopia; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ethiopia.
599,681.002017-07-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a model for use of administrative data to assess PCV (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) impact in low and middle-income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,352,648.002017-04-21Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand the role of face-to-face social networks in the uptake of and attitudes towards neonatal and infant health interventions in rural Honduras; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Honduras.
70,096.002017-03-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to compare the virulence of wild type S. Typhi with that of a toxin-defective mutant in a human volunteer model of S. Typhi infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
37,950.002016-07-12Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a novel modeling framework that will inform the development of new TB drug dosing and scheduling guidelines designed to improve patient outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,197,153.002016-05-24Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop humanized mouse models for testing anti-malarial intervention strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-22,556.672016-04-12Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a robust, efficient genetic system for production of hybrid seed of important cereal crops that can be used by small seed companies and smallholder seed producers in Africa and South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-2.322016-03-02Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To identify antimalarial compounds that specifically target membrane biogenesis in the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, which transmits the disease, as potential inhibitors of both infection and transmission by employing optogenetics technology.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
880,000.002016-02-15Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop novel vaccines for African trypanosomiasis, a neglected disease of animals and humans in sub-Saharan Africa that is transmitted by an infected tsetse fly bite; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
157,474.002015-11-23Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct an assessment of management capacity in the primary care system in the UP and Bihar states of India, developing strategies to improve the existing management systems to enhance performance of the healthcare delivery system; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
7,501,334.002015-09-30Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the performance management capacity of leadership and create a culture of accountability within the PHCU, at the woreda, primary hospital and health center levels in Ethiopia; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ethiopia.
253,546.002015-07-08Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a novel modeling framework that will inform the development of new TB drug dosing and scheduling guidelines designed to improve patient outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,542,251.002015-05-20Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to compare the virulence of wild type S. Typhi with that of a toxin-defective mutant in a human volunteer model of S. Typhi infection; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
47,390.002015-03-19Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand the role of face-to-face social networks in the uptake of and attitudes towards neonatal and infant health interventions in rural Honduras; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Honduras.
-47,390.002015-03-19Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand the role of face-to-face social networks in the uptake of, and attitudes towards, a skin-care intervention to reduce neonatal mortality in a resource-poor setting in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
-885.202015-01-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to engineer a highly immunogenic virus to express replication-restricted poliovirus proteins for use in a new nasal spray polio vaccine.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
609,150.002014-11-18Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of typhoid conjugate vaccine cost-effectiveness models to inform optimal delivery strategy; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
593,493.002014-10-28Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the generation of a neutralizing human monoclonal antibody (mAb) to the typhoid toxin for proof of concept (PoC) experimental medicine testing of a toxoid vaccine against typhoid and paratyphoid; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-10-07Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote the healthy development of premature infants by identifying the functional neural connectivity defects related to language in preterm infants, and uncovering the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms involved; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,499,205.002014-09-11Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess PCV impact among lower- and higher-income populations in three middle-income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Chile|Brazil|Mexico.
4,223,430.002014-07-11Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand the role of face-to-face social networks in the uptake of and attitudes towards neonatal and infant health interventions in rural Honduras; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Honduras.
120,766.002014-06-19Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a novel modeling framework that will inform the development of new TB drug dosing and scheduling guidelines designed to improve patient outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-02-07Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand the role of face-to-face social networks in the uptake of, and attitudes towards, a skin-care intervention to reduce neonatal mortality in a resource-poor setting in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,330,995.002013-10-25Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a robust, efficient genetic system for production of hybrid seed of important cereal crops that can be used by small seed companies and smallholder seed producers in Africa and South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,448,758.002013-10-24Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop humanized mouse models for testing anti-malarial intervention strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
50,000.002013-10-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote new discoveries for treating disease by developing a search and document clustering software environment so that researchers can better utilize the vast and currently divergent literature on human and veterinary medicine.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
25,000.002013-10-14Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote new discoveries for treating disease by developing a search and document clustering software environment so that researchers can better utilize the vast and currently divergent literature on human and veterinary medicine.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
25,000.002013-10-14Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote new discoveries for treating disease by developing a search and document clustering software environment so that researchers can better utilize the vast and currently divergent literature on human and veterinary medicine.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002013-04-17Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To identify antimalarial compounds that specifically target membrane biogenesis in the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, which transmits the disease, as potential inhibitors of both infection and transmission by employing optogenetics technology.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002012-10-17Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide proof-of-principle that a new technology for down-regulating the expression of genes in the malaria-causing parasite P. falciparum can be used to identify specific drug targets.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
2,728,558.002012-10-02Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop humanized mouse models for testing anti-malarial intervention strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
367,665.002012-07-24Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand the role of face-to-face social networks in the uptake of, and attitudes towards, a skin-care intervention to reduce neonatal mortality in a resource-poor setting in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
-32,268.002012-03-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to perform the background work, planning and development of a program grant that will aim to enhance the use of oral rehydration solution (ORS) in the treatment of acute diarrhea in young children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South America|Asia.
100,000.002011-10-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to engineer a highly immunogenic virus to express replication-restricted poliovirus proteins for use in a new nasal spray polio vaccine.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002011-10-11Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to attempt to identify latent HIV cells and enable the design of new therapies that selectively target and purge these latent reservoirs.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-450.272010-12-10Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test whether changes in the bacteria that naturally reside in human bowels affect vaccine responsiveness.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
7,299,052.002010-10-22Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand the developing country research network and conduct more than 20 studies to identify the best financial products for the poor and their economic benefits; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,983,165.002010-10-21Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop humanized mouse models for testing anti-malarial intervention strategies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
100,000.002010-09-27Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to lower rates of maternal deaths by creating a diagnostic urine test using the synthetic dye “Congo Red” to stain misfolded proteins that have been recently found to be excreted in the urine of women suffering from or at risk for preeclampsia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002010-04-16Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a microchip to assess the functioning of single T cells to evaluate HIV-specific T cell response in future HIV vaccine trials; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,803,724.002009-08-01Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to perform the background work, planning and development of a program grant that will aim to enhance the use of oral rehydration solution (ORS) in the treatment of acute diarrhea in young children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South America|Asia.
100,000.002009-02-26Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to exploit these proteases by designing a drug will cleave only to HIV protease and release a cytotoxin that results in programmed cell death.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002009-02-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to pursue an antibiotic strategy called “biosynthetic immunotargeting, ” leading to a unique, resistance-free approach to pneumococcal disease.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002008-10-07Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an antigen delivery machine based on the type III protein delivery system that will not require the use of live-attenuated bacteria, offering a safer vaccine platform.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002008-09-19Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to work on “stealth” compounds that have a unique anchor specifi c for HIV. These compounds encourage the virus to make mutations until the virus is annihilated.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002008-09-10Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test whether changes in the bacteria that naturally reside in human bowels affect vaccine responsiveness.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.