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


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

As Melinda French Gates Leaves the Gates Foundation, Many Hope She'Ll ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Melinda French Gates is stepping down as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which she founded with her ex-husband Bill Gates more than 20 years ago. As part of an agreement made...more

Three years after divorce from Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates ... - Hot Springs Sentinel Record
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Melinda French Gates is stepping down as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which she founded with her ex-husband Bill Gates more than 20 years ago. As part of an agreement made...more

How Bill Gates Spends His $153 Billion Fortune - Business Insider
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Melinda French Gates is stepping down as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which she founded with her ex-husband Bill Gates more than 20 years ago. As part of an agreement made...more

Bill Gates Visits Newark Public Schools: Commends Innovative Use of Technology
Foundation: Gates Foundation

"By embracing innovation, the school leadership team from the North, principal and school administrators, teachers and staff are preparing our students to be the digital citizens the world needs,"...more

Community Foundation Welcomes New Staff
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Packard Foundation

The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole in Wyoming has been named one of the nation's top 100 not-for-profit organizations by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Jackson Hole News & Guide...more

Embracing Cross-Border Philanthropy: A Global Responsibility for Collective Prosperity
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When it comes to giving, Bill and Melinda Gates are no longer the world's most famous philanthropists. Instead, they're among the world's most giving people, according to a ranking of the world's...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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