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

Newspapers chase philanthropic grants to fill coverage gaps
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Wyss Foundation

A few months earlier, The New York Times announced it had named former Seattle Times executive Sharon Chan to be its vp of philanthropy, a...more

Gates Foundation's new nonprofit venture will boost innovations for farmers facing climate change
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Gates Ag One will focus on accelerating agricultural innovation for smallholder farmers, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia....more

WFP Tanzania Country Brief, November 2019
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Smallholder Farmers: Under the Climate Smart Agriculture Project (CSAP) in Dodoma Region, WFP trained 14,877 ... Innovation: In November, the WFP Tanzania Innovation Hub partnered with WFP Innovation...more

Former White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly to headline NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Community Foundation of Collier County

A portion of each registration fee is tax-deductible and benefits the Community Foundation of Collier County and Naples Children &...more

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson shares video of launching XBox in 2001 with his 'bud and twin' Bill ...

... says in his Instagram post. “With all of his admirable self-made success, he's also dedicated his life to philanthropy in education, health and...more

Gates Foundation Launches Major Student Success Initiative
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Today, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced the launch of Intermediaries For Scale, a $20 million grant program that will fund 12...more

Gates Foundation's New Grants for 'Intermediaries'
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday announced a new $20 million grant program for 12 organizations that will act as...more

Who's Moving? New Head of Philanthropy for Breast Cancer Haven, & other appointments
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Kicking off the new year, here is the latest round of appointments, including new CEOs for Alzheimer's Society, the University of Limerick...more

Top 10 Posts of 2019 on Philanthropy Women
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Women's Foundation of California

The Top 10 Posts of 2019 covered a wide range of topics including domestic violence, giving circles, women in finance, and...more

'The rich should pay more' — Bill Gates calls for higher taxes on the wealthy in New Year's Eve ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation

... for loopholes to be closed and large fortunes to be taxed, and tackled topics such as voluntary taxes, philanthropy, and the impact on...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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Social Entrepreneurship

Pencils of Promise Picks up Entrepreneurial Momentum

Pencils of Promise Picks up Entrepreneurial Momentum

Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, is giving nonprofits a no-nonsense way to bring entrepreneurship to the next level. Pencils of Promise is a philanthropic organization that focuses on forming sustainable educational programs, and forging long-lasting, partnerships with communities. The organization aims to increase access to quality education and impact students and their families in high-need communities throughout Laos, Ghana and Guatemala.

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