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


Family Offices Investing in Impact
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When Bill and Melinda Gates recently announced their philanthropy to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, they didn't just say they'd donate $1 billion to charity over the next three...more

Steve Ballmer is richer than Bill Gates, a first for Microsoft billionaires - The Economic Times
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When Bill and Melinda Gates recently announced their philanthropy to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, they didn't just say they'd donate $1 billion to charity over the next three...more

Warren Buffett Withdraws Support for the Gates Foundation
Foundation: Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Gates Foundation

Warren Buffett says he'll stop donating to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation when he diesand he'll give the bulk of his $130 billion estate to his three children's charities. "I have immense...more

Warren Buffett alters will, redirecting fortune away from Gates Foundation - WION
Foundation: Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Gates Foundation

Warren Buffett says he'll stop donating to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation when he diesand he'll give the bulk of his $130 billion estate to his three children's charities. "I have immense...more

Warren Buffett changes will, reveals what happens to his money after death - Times of India
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Warren Buffett says he'll stop donating to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation when he diesand he'll give the bulk of his $130 billion estate to his three children's charities. "I have immense...more

Warren Buffett Reveals Posthumous Wealth Distribution Plans - RetailWire
Foundation: Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Gates Foundation

Warren Buffett says he'll stop donating to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation when he diesand he'll give the bulk of his $130 billion estate to his three children's charities. "I have immense...more

Warren Buffett donates $5.3 Berkshire shares to Gates Foundation - Times of India
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Warren Buffett says he'll stop donating to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation when he diesand he'll give the bulk of his $130 billion estate to his three children's charities. "I have immense...more

'Gates Foundation will get no money...': Warren Buffett reveals what will happen to his ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Warren Buffett says he'll stop donating to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation when he diesand he'll give the bulk of his $130 billion estate to his three children's charities. "I have immense...more

How This 100-Year-Old Foundation Helped Save Detroit
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Detroit's Kresge Foundation turned 100 this month, and while the foundation's $4.3 billion endowment is sizable, it's less than a tenth of the size of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, per...more

Understanding Philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When it comes to giving, Bill Gates is by far the most well-known. But if you don't have millions to your name, there may be other ways to make a difference. In an interview with the Financial...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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