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

Miami Dade College to Receive Grant Extension from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Frontier ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Miami, Oct. 14, 2019- Miami Dade College (MDC) has received an extension from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to renew and extend...more

Microsoft founder Bill Gates: 5 facts to know about the billionaire tech giant
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... that range from his business savvy to his generous philanthropy. ... Gates has built up philanthropic initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates...more

The Week in impact investing: Expanding the mission
Foundation: Gates Foundation, REDF

Go inside the Catholic institutional shift to impact investing, “Catholic ... School's George Serafeim, the Global Steering Group for Impact...more

Bill Gates and EIB President Hoyer Agree to Accelerate Support for Climate Action
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Bill Gates and EIB President Hoyer Agree to Accelerate Support for Climate ... on new joint initiatives to improve health and support energy innovation. ... to increasing our partnership supporting...more

Why Melinda Gates's $1 billion pledge for women's equality disrupts trends in charitable giving
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... attention to gender inequities, noted co-author Debra Mesch, professor of philanthropic studies at the Lilly Family School of...more

RSF Launches New Pipeline Grants Competition with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation

RSF has launched a new Pipeline Grants Competition for early- and ... Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates...more

Bill Gates Makes Hopeful Predictions for Global Health
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According to Gates, with more innovation and research, scientists will be able to solve malnutrition in 20 years by creating “next-generation...more

The Brief: Catholic ministries of impact, Better Ventures' impact tech, Kiva's loans to women top $1 ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Members of the Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative are issuing a global call to other ... Harvard Business School's George Serafeim, along with the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and...more

Climate Change Lags Behind Other Issues On Charitable Giving Despite Large Donations
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Here's NPR's Nathan Rott on the role of philanthropy in climate finance. ... amount of that that went specifically to climate research or energy innovation. ... says, still see climate change as a...more

Denver Public Schools receives $10 million from Gates Foundation to get more students on track to ...
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Denver Public Schools will receive $10 million from the Bill & Melinda ... High School, Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy and South High...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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