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.


Web Address

www.gatesfoundation.org

Social Media Links

Facebook - www.facebook.com/billmelindagatesfoundation

Twitter - @gatesfoundation

YouTube - www.youtube.com/gatesfoundation

Flickr - www.flickr.com/photos/gatesfoundation

Foundation RSS Feeds

News - www.gatesfoundation.org/FileReturn.aspx?returntype=rss&feed=all

Assets

$34,640,123,000 - 2011-12-31
$38,921,022,000 - 2007-12-31


Giving

$4,963,286,000 - 2011-12-31
$2,011,675,000 - 2007-12-31


Foundation Grants and Resources


  

Recent News from Gates Foundation


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Foundation: Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Gates Foundation, Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Smaller players like the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation are using donor advised funds as a tool to spur local lending. Returnable grants...more

Goldman Sachs commits $500 million to women-led businesses
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Philanthropic roots… Goldman's philanthropic arm has backed the 10,000 Women program to train women entrepreneurs. With the...more

Jessie Ball duPont Fund makes $3 million affordable housing loan to LISC
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Jessie Ball duPont Fund

(Jessie Ball duPont was herself a school teacher.) The foundation engages in philanthropic activities nationally. Philanthropic investment...more

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Foundation: Gates Foundation

(Note: The Gates Foundation paid ImpactAlpha to produce the report, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review to publish it. The project included...more

Gates Foundation Research Invests in Health, Not Profit
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Dr. Penny Heaton, the Institute's CEO, emphasized the power of the Foundation's backing and strategy in an interview with STAT. “We don't have...more

Embracing innovation could accelerate progress in philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation

My "innovation beef" is primarily with my own philanthropic tribe. They include those committed to less poverty, better education, stronger...more

Embracing innovation could accelerate progress in philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

My "innovation beef" is primarily with my own philanthropic tribe. They include those committed to less poverty, better education, stronger...more

Could Embracing Innovation Accelerate Progress in Philanthropy?
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Despite $60 billion dollars going toward philanthropic causes each year, no philanthropist can identify a problem they have actually solved. While hungry people may be fed, and homeless people may be...more

Cattle may spread leptospirosis in Africa, study suggests
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Shama Cash-Goldwasser and Matthew P. Rubach received support from National Institutes of Health Research Training Grants (grant numbers...more

Brazil's Vox Capital scores 26% return in TEM exit
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Baltimore Community Foundation

ImpactAlpha, June 6 – Vox Capital, a São Paulo-based impact investment firm, has sold its stake in affordable healthcare network TEM, marking...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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