Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation



The foundation was founded on December 1994 and was first named as the William H. Gates Foundation. The main focus of the foundation were global health and community needs in the Pacific North west.


In October 2006, the foundation created two trust structure called Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which distributes grant money, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust which manages endowment assets.


The foundation believes that every life has an equal value. They work to help all people lead a healthy life. In developing countries, they focus on the improvement of people's health and lifting them out of hunger and poverty. In the United States, they seek to ensure that people have access to opportunities that would lead them to succeed in school and in life.

Foundation Grants and Resources





    

Recent News from Gates Foundation


Retired Umass Prof Picked for Melinda French Gates' $240M Women Empowerment Project
Foundation: Gates Foundation

"For too long, a lack of money has forced organizations fighting for women's rights into a defensive posture while the enemies of progress play offense," Melinda French Gates says in a...more

Women'S Health Innovation: What Are We Waiting For?
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Women make up 51% of the US population and control up to 80% of health decisions in their families, but researchers still have a long way to go. "We posit that the major problem is powerpower in...more

Melinda French Gates wants to move the needle for women and girls - Deseret News
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Women make up 51% of the US population and control up to 80% of health decisions in their families, but researchers still have a long way to go. "We posit that the major problem is powerpower in...more

Women Change the Game, Kirk Humanitarian and Partners Kick Off Contributions Leading ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

"We are at an inflection point in global efforts to reach as many women as possible with high-quality prenatal vitamins," says Spencer Kirk, founder and managing director of Kirk Humanitarian, a...more

Melinda French Gates' Billion Sparks Debate: Is Philanthropy Enough to Secure Women'S Rights?
Foundation: Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Gates Foundation

"For too long, a lack of money has forced organizations fighting for women's rights into a defensive posture while the enemies of progress play offense," writes Melinda French Gates in a New York...more

Institute of Philanthropy Participates at 77Th World Health Assembly in Geneva The Following ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has donated nearly $10 million to the World Health Organization to help people affected by climate change, the South China Morning Post reports. According to the...more

Translating Strategy into Scientific Action
Foundation: Gates Foundation

In the 1960s, conventional science and engineering got us to the moon, but "when we have high uncertainty and high-value conflicts, we need to have all stakeholders at the table," Sieglinde Snapp,...more

Space data fuels India's farming innovation drive - Taipei Times
Foundation: Gates Foundation

In the 1960s, conventional science and engineering got us to the moon, but "when we have high uncertainty and high-value conflicts, we need to have all stakeholders at the table," Sieglinde Snapp,...more

As Melinda French Gates leaves the Gates Foundation, many hope she ... - Mid Florida Newspapers
Foundation: Gates Foundation

In the 1960s, conventional science and engineering got us to the moon, but "when we have high uncertainty and high-value conflicts, we need to have all stakeholders at the table," Sieglinde Snapp,...more

Illustrative Grants from Gates Foundation



United Way of King County-$1,500,000

University of California Berkeley Foundation-$250,000

Education Writers Association-$960,962

Business-Higher Education Forum-$910,000

Higher Education Policy Institute-$5,384,226

Center For Law And Social Policy-$400,000

Building Changes-$750,000

Building Changes-$5,383,920

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance-$335,508

MDRC-$13,000,000



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