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


From Equitable Access to Equitable Innovation: Rethinking Bioengineering for Global Health
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The concept of "global health equity"the notion that people in developing countries have access to affordable health careis a great one, but it's "often interpreted as global 'access' to...more

Icfj Fellows to Receive Funding, Support to Cover Health Innovations
Foundation: Gates Foundation

"The rapid pace of innovation in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and more is opening new doors for progress in global health." That's the takeaway from the International Center for...more

The Bill Gates and Big Philanthropy Problems—And Ours
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, United Nations Foundation

Bill Gates may be the world's richest man, but that doesn't mean he's aphilosopher in the traditional sense. In a new book, conservative journalist Tim Schwab calls out the Microsoft co-founder...more

Digital Payments Revolutionize Health Worker Compensation in Africa
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The World Health Organization has taken a big step toward eliminating cash payments for its health workers in Africa. In a press release, the WHO says it has digitized payments for more than 2...more

Who will get Buffet's billions? | Tes Magazine
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The World Health Organization has taken a big step toward eliminating cash payments for its health workers in Africa. In a press release, the WHO says it has digitized payments for more than 2...more

Catalytic Climate Finance Facility Opens Call for Applications of Market-Ready Blended ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other major donors are putting their money where their mouth is in an effort to help the world's poorest countries meet climate change goals. The Climate...more

Shobhit Mathur Vc of Rishihood University on Social Impact Investment at Iit2024 Conference
Foundation: Gates Foundation

India's Indian Institute of Technology, or IIT, is known for its cutting-edge research and for producing some of the world's top engineers. It's also known for producing some of the world's worst...more

Cityline: The Making of Origin
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When filmmaker Ava Duvernay first read a book about Trayvon Martin, "I thought there's a movie in there," she tells ABC News. "But when I read it the second time, I started to hear her...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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Philanthropy: Fortifying American Democracy


Robert Gallucci, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, writes that philanthropy should at least bolster America’s democracy.




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