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.

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Recent News from Gates Foundation


3 Innovations Are Closing the Gender Health Gap Across the World
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Women around the world spend more of their lives in poor health than men, and a new report from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Co. says that could have a huge economic impact. The...more

A 1997 incident influenced the post-retirement philanthropic side of Bill Gates - BizzBuzz
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Women around the world spend more of their lives in poor health than men, and a new report from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Co. says that could have a huge economic impact. The...more

Innovation and Discovery Intern (May 2024
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is looking for a summer intern in Washington, DC, and it's looking for someone with "an in-depth understanding of the intersection of technology and...more

Combining Personal and Business Purpose with Hamzah Sarwar
Foundation: Gates Foundation

"One person can make a difference." That's what Hamzah Sarwar, global social impact director at Reckitt Benckiser, had to say in an interview with Drumand it's something he's been working on...more

Gates Foundation Ceo Urges Billionaires to Increase Philanthropic Contributions in Annual Letter
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting its money where its mouth is. In a letter published Thursday, CEO Mark Suzman announced that the foundation will devote $8.6 billion to global...more

India Has Become Incredibly Dynamic Philanthropic Market: Gates Foundation CEO - NDTV
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting its money where its mouth is. In a letter published Thursday, CEO Mark Suzman announced that the foundation will devote $8.6 billion to global...more

Key Moments in Duke Global Health History
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When it comes to the world's health care system, there's plenty of room for improvementbut there's also plenty of room for innovation. That's why the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) at the...more

Gates Foundation Calls For Increased Philanthropy To Fight Poverty
Foundation: Gates Foundation

"We have the opportunity to realize the full potential of philanthropy at the moment when the world needs it most," Mark Suzman, CEO of the Gates Foundation, writes in the foundation's annual...more

Philanthropy Funds Market Quantitative &Amp; Qualitative Analysis |Smithsonian Institution ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

This report researches the worldwide Philanthropy Funds market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (China, Japan) and other...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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