EIN 56-2618866

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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We work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. Our Global Development Division works to help the world's poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.
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Program areas at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Global development - in-country polio eradication programs; convene grantees to promote collaboration, improve programs & strengthen the grantee network; supply chain improvement studies in multiple countries; assist organizations in developing innovative financing mechanisms & pricing strategies to improve global access to vaccines, essential medicines and diagnositcs and family health products; support grantees in creating plans for introducing health care & vaccination programs & for responding to widespread health crises & pandemics; assist in strenthening primary healthcare systems; improve nutrutional foods and interventions; polio gps tracking and analysis; strategic project management; strategy support; evaluation, communication and advocacy support.
Global health - discovery, development, and delivery of high impact global health interventions. Engage with non-profit, public, and commercial partners to identify novel platforms, processes, and techniques that accelerate the timeline, reduce cost, and reduce risk for introduction of new and affordable vaccines, medicines, diagnostics, and devices for diseases of high burden in the developing world. Advise global health grantees in developing impactful advocacy and communications strategies. Convene global health grantees to share research findings, innovations, and best practices in numerous areas of global health and medicine.
Global growth & opportunity - develop and implement new technologies that will increase the efficiency, efficacy, & affordability of emptying pit latrines & septic tanks; convene grantees to promote collaboration, improve programs & strengthen the grantee network; support discovery studies and development plans on agricultural value chains for livestock & crops; understanding and improving financial markets and digital services in multiple countries; understanding and development of pathways to accelerate progress for women and girls; strategic project management; strategy support; evaluation, communication and advocacy support.

Grants made by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Gavi the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI)Vaccine Delivery$315,000,000
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary InternationalPolio$100,000,000
University of Washington FoundationFamily Interest Grantmaking$75,000,000
...and 561 more grants made totalling $2,377,923,321

Personnel at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Mark SuzmanChief Executive Officer$908,009
Connie CollingsworthChief Operating Officer$736,788
Carolyn AinslieChief Financial Officer and Interim Director , Strategic Investments Fund$735,526
Susan ByrnesChief Communications Officer / Former Interim Chief Comm Officer$326,071
Lisa Alvarez-CalderonChief Human Resources Officer
...and 19 more key personnel

Financials for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,861,673,446
Investment income and dividends$379,571
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-7,500,060
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$5,546,080
Total revenues$5,860,099,037

Form 990s for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-06-14990PFView PDF
2018-122020-01-23990PFView PDF
2017-122019-09-14990PFView PDF
2017-122018-12-22990PFView PDF
2016-122018-01-18990PFView PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

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Data update history
October 6, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2019
September 27, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
September 25, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
June 20, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
November 27, 2020
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsPrivate non-operating foundationInternational-focused organizationsCharities
EducationHungerForeign affairsInternational development
Provides grantsNational levelTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
King County, WA
Website URL
(206) 709-3100
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IRS details
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Form 990-PF
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q30: International Development, Relief Services
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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