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


Boulder'S Big Hearts: Inside the Charitable Acts of the City'S Elite and Famous
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Move over, Warren Buffett: There's a new one on the rich and famous list, courtesy of 24/7 Wall St. The top 10 richest people in Boulder, Colo., based on net worth: Bill and Melinda Gates, $10...more

Lobby Groups Push for Empowerment, Innovation in Education
Foundation: Gates Foundation

"We must be agile and innovative, embracing not only technological advancements but also pedagogies and programs that engage and empower learners." Those are the words of John Mugo, CEO of Zizi...more

Funders' Role in Scaling Education Innovation
Foundation: Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation

When it comes to education, there's a lot we can do ourselves, but we can't do it for others. That's according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that...more

15 Biggest U.S. Mega-Donors to Charity in 2023 | ThinkAdvisor
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When it comes to education, there's a lot we can do ourselves, but we can't do it for others. That's according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that...more

Giving Gap Publishes First Report on the State of Black Nonprofits in the U.S.
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When it comes to education, there's a lot we can do ourselves, but we can't do it for others. That's according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that...more

Three Philanthropy Scholars Discuss Several Trends In Giving By The Wealthiest Americans
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When it comes to education, there's a lot we can do ourselves, but we can't do it for others. That's according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that...more

Indian innovation key to solving health, agriculture, climate issues: Bill Gates - Mid-day
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When it comes to education, there's a lot we can do ourselves, but we can't do it for others. That's according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that...more

Nonprofit Organization Market Serving Social Causes - openPR.com
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When it comes to education, there's a lot we can do ourselves, but we can't do it for others. That's according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that...more

Philanthropic Agency: The Downside of Separating Givers from Their Giving
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When it comes to education, there's a lot we can do ourselves, but we can't do it for others. That's according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that...more

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

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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