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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF or the Gates Foundation) is the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It is "driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family". The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, is controlled by its three trustees: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Other principal officers include Co-Chair William H. Gates, Sr. and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Raikes.


It had an endowment of US$36.2 billion as of 30 September 2012. The scale of the foundation and the way it seeks to apply business techniques to giving makes it one of the leaders in the philanthrocapitalism revolution in global philanthropy, though the foundation itself notes that the philanthropic role has limitations. In 2007, its founders were ranked as the second most generous philanthropists in America. In 2010, its founders had started The Commission on Education of Health Professionals for the 21st Century titled as "Transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world".

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"No society can achieve its potential with half of its population marginalized and disempowered," Melinda Gates writes. "We have not always been as intentional in this area as we might have been or as we intend to be in the future. As a result, we have lost opportunities to maximize our impact across all of the areas in ... women

Patrick Methvin has been promoted to director of the Bill & Melinda Gates program that oversees grants to improve student learning. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Patrick Methvin, deputy director of the foundation's postsecondary success strategy, has been promoted to director of the ...
Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be the spring commencement speaker at Ohio State University's spring graduation. The philanthropic foundation is the largest in the nation, according to Ohio State. University President Michael Drake said ...
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is visiting Nigeria to see first-hand the progress the country is making on primary healthcare provision, polio eradication, nutrition and financial inclusion. He will be asking partners to prioritize supporting Nigeria's poorest people to ensure a sustainable ...
Anyway, the Gates Foundation's press line went to voicemail. The pre-recorded message said, "Please note that his number is only for journalists and bloggers," so I'm pretty sure I had the right number. Sure, they're worried about malaria and other more important things than musicals at the ... Bill Gates

Melinda Gates is the co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the United States. With more than $40 billion in assets, the Gates Foundation works on a dizzying array of issues, from eradicating polio to feeding the world to treating HIV to stopping ... Bill Gates
Todd Owens, one of the region's best known recruitment specialists and cofounder of Pittsburgh-based Nonprofit Talent, is joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, effective April 16. He and his family are relocating to Seattle this spring. He will serve as an internal executive recruiter, supporting the ... Bill Gates
'We're aiming to invest this $170 million over four years to support four critical and integrated pillars on women's economic empowerment,' said Sarah Hendriks, director of gender equality at the Gates Foundation, who outlined the new strategy, which aims to transform how women participate in economies ... Bill Gates
The Gates have pulled off a kind of optical illusion by using equity to advance social equity (fairness) in a way that is, by their own admission, not “fair.” Bill and Melinda Gates have either discovered or simply admitted that they have an unfair advantage over ordinary people (i.e. non-billionaires). A reader ... Bill Gates
Over the next four years the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will steer $170 million to increase women's economic might across the world, delivering on Melinda Gates's longstanding goal to place a greater emphasis on women's equality. Under its new gender-equality strategy, Gates will primarily support ... Bill Gates
LONDON — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will invest $3 million in a grant initiative focused on financially empowering vulnerable groups in Jordan, namely Syrian refugees and low-income citizens. The platform, called Mobile Money for Resilience, was launched at a ceremony in the Jordanian ... Bill Gates
Mr Morton drew to the attention of the Gates Foundation to a “how-to-vote scorecard” that endorsed supported political parties with “smiley faces” and non-preferred parties with “sad faces”. He also included photos of supporters “distributing printed material at polling booths” and “doorknocking in marginal ... Bill Gates
In the span of just a few months, two high-level officials at the higher-education arm of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have left or announced plans to depart. This being Gates, the largest philanthropic player in postsecondary education, the departures of Daniel Greenstein and Heather Hiles have ... Bill Gates
Somali vaccination workers give an anti polio drop to a child, in Mogadishu, Somalia. Dr. Christopher Elias of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation explained to a group of South Carolina students Monday how close global partners are to eradicating polio on the African continent. File/Farah Abdi ...
The leader of the country's largest philanthropic foundation will speak to Ohio State University graduates this spring, the school announced Wednesday. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will deliver the commencement address at Ohio State's ...
Patrick Methvin, who has spent five years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focused on trying to spread higher education innovation, has been promoted to lead the foundation's work in postsecondary success. Methvin has been promoted from within to replace Daniel Greenstein, who stepped ... Gates Foundation

On Tuesday, the Gates Foundation released its 10th annual letter, and this year, Bill and Melinda Gates used it to answer "The 10 Toughest Questions We Get." Question No. 2 is a doozy. They've spent billions of dollars on U.S. education (including supporting NPR's coverage). What do they have to show ... Gates Foundation
They've yet to announce any new major initiatives but they're now studying other layers of U.S. poverty that their Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hasn't been deeply involved with: employment, race, housing, mental health, incarceration and substance abuse. The switch comes as the foundation's focus ... Gates Foundation
In this rare Connecticut appearance of Tommy James & The Shondells, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has agreed to a 200% ticket match (yes, two for one) to support Polio Plus. The End Polio Now concert will take place on Friday night, April 13 beginning at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm). Gates Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced that it will invest $40 million into a nonprofit that researches livestock vaccinations and genetics. One goal is to breed higher-yielding dairy cows. Nearly half of all crop yields are lost to climate change-related weather patterns, pests, and diseases ... Gates Foundation
BRUSSELS (25 January 2018) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced their commitment to contribute to the EU's External Investment Plan. The Gates Foundation will contribute $50 million (€40.9 million) in financing, as well as an additional $12.5 million (€10.2 million) in technical ... Gates Foundation
Bill Gates, whose Gates Foundation has heavily funded this work, did some math on the avoided fallout, which he posted to his personal blog in January. Over the last several decades, about 2.5 million kids have been vaccinated, resulting in at least 16 million people without paralysis. One of the biggest ... Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has "agreed to repay the loan after Nigeria met the condition of achieving more than 80% vaccination coverage in at least one round each year in very high risk areas across 80% of the country's local government areas," according to Quartz. No new cases of polio were ... Gates Foundation
NSIs are, according to the foundation's glossary for the project, groups of schools serving students in grades 6-12 that work on their own and together with an intermediary to implement a continuous improvement process that aims to improve outcomes for black, Latino and low-income students. Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to pay off the $76 million debt that Nigeria owes Japan for resources used to eradicate polio. It marks yet another investment by the Gates Foundation in the fight against the ancient disease. In 2017, the Gates Foundation reported it had so far spent a total of $3 ... Gates Foundation
NSIs are, according to the foundation's glossary for the project, groups of schools serving students in grades 6-12 that work on their own and together with an intermediary to implement a continuous improvement process that aims to improve outcomes for black, Latino and low-income students. Gates Foundation
According to Quartz Africa, the Gates Foundation agreed to pay the loan on Nigeria's behalf after the country “achiev[ed] more than 80% vaccination coverage in at least one round each year in very high risk areas across 80% of the country's local government areas.” Nigeria had completed a full year in ... Gates Foundation
The foundation will pay off a $76 million loan taken from Japan to aid the fight against polio. The loan was taken in 2014 and repayments were due to begin this year. A Gates Foundation spokesperson confirmed the loan repayment in an email to Quartz. Gates Foundation says it agreed to repay the loan ... Gates Foundation
... a public-private partnership led by national governments with five core partners – the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its goal is to ... Gates Foundation
So the FBI is again investigating the “Bill, Hillary & Clinton Foundation.” That should make Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett, and other affluent Americans who have given to the Clinton Foundation wish they had asked more questions before writing those checks. Here's why: “Due diligence” doesn't ... Gates Foundation
In 2000, the same year he stepped down as CEO of Microsoft, Gates co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation alongside his wife with the mission of improving the quality of life of people around the world. The couple pivoted to focus on philanthropy full time and have since donated $2.9 billion in ... Gates Foundation
The Ohio State University Global One Health initiative (GOHi) and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's (OARDC) Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP) will collaborate on a research project and build capacity as part of an $8.7 million grant awarded to the University of ... Gates Foundation
The Federal Government on Tuesday said it had authorised the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to start the repayment of $76m polio eradication facility to Japan. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said this when she received a delegation of Japanese parliamentarians in Abuja. Gates Foundation
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-founder Bill Gates speaks speaks at Goalkeepers 2017, at Jazz at Lincoln Center on September 20, 2017 in New York City. Goalkeepers is organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to highlight progress against global poverty ... Gates Foundation
Nigeria has authorised Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to start the repayment of $76 million polio eradication facility to Japan. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, made this known in Abuja on Tuesday when she received a delegation of Japanese House of Councillors Parliamentarians. She said ... Gates Foundation
In this 2016 file photo, Bill and Melinda Gates speak to reporters in New York. Their foundation has given the University of Florida a grant of $8.7 million to help improve the food supply in Africa. (AP File photo/Seth Wenig). The Associated Press. Privacy Policy. The University of Florida has received an $8.7 million grant ... Gates Foundation
The “Me-Too” movement that forced the U.S. to confront sexual harassment and gender equality in an unprecedented way this year hasn't yet taken hold in many of the world's poorest countries — but the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation believes that's about to change. 2018 will be a year when ... Gates Foundation
Bill Gates remains far too optimistic that new technology will save us, especially when it comes to climate change. Don't get me wrong, it's good to see the Gates Foundation give big to climate change, a relative rarity for the world's largest philanthropic institution. And the foundation's new $300 million ... Gates Foundation
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Here's what you need to know: Budget and political statement. • President Trump has proposed steep cuts to domestic programs and large increases in military spending as part of a $4.4 trillion budget proposal that he sent to Congress ... Gates Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is studying these topics with no plans yet for any particular initiatives, though it has done related work at home in Washington state on a much smaller scale. Last year, it funded a grant for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities to look into state and federal policies ... Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has teamed up with big pharma Novartis and its experimental drug for certain diarrheal diseases. The Gates Foundation will inject $6.5 million into KDU731, a Cryptosporidium lipid kinase PI(4)K (phosphatidylinositol-4-OH kinase) inhibitor for the treatment of ... Gates Foundation
At the Gates Foundation, Melinda and Bill Gates command a $40 billion endowment aimed at improving health, and eradicating hunger and poverty in developing counties. To a lesser degree, the foundation also works to improve the U.S. educational system. On average, the organization doles out more ... Gates Foundation
At last month's World Economic Forum meetings, Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates spoke with Devex about the announcement, which until then had only been made to partners, grantees, and other key contacts. The appointment reflects the interest the foundation has in leveraging simulations to ... Gates Foundation
By the time Princeton professor Robert Prud'homme visited the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle two years ago, his technology for encasing medicine in ultra-small particles had already led to new drug delivery approaches for high-value medical applications, including oncology. But Gates ... Gates Foundation
Allen Lane is publishing a book on "global nationalism" by Hassan Damluji, who leads the Middle East team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The book, which will be Damluji's debut, is entitled Future Nation and will explore "the possibility of a truly global nation", looking at how the current political ... Gates Foundation
Bill Gates remains far too optimistic that new technology will save us, especially when it comes to climate change. Don't get me wrong, it's good to see the Gates Foundation give big to climate change, a relative rarity for the world's largest philanthropic institution. And the foundation's new $300 million ... Gates Foundation
It would be easy for Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to look back on 2017 as a year to forget. This year has brought a new presidential administration threatening cuts in U.S. foreign aid and global health funding, a major change in leadership at the U.S. Department of ... Gates Foundation
The University of Washington's new computer science building is now fully funded thanks to a $15 million gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The UW announced Wednesday that fundraising for the new building, which will help double the size of its nationally-recognized computer science ... Gates Foundation
Among her many achievements, philanthropist Melinda Gates was the first woman to have given away more than $40 billion. As co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — alongside her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill — Gates has been part of a movement that has supported work in more ... Gates Foundation


 

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