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 programs - the Foundation works with grantees and partner organizations to address critical health and development priorities - from infectious disease to agricultural development and financial services - to benefit the world's poorest people. The Foundation invests in advances in research and development as well as innovative approaches to delivering interventions to solve some of the challenges that prevent people in the poorest countries from thriving.
Us programs - in the united states, the primary focus is on ensuring that all students - especially black, latino, and low-income students - have an opportunity to earn a degree or credential that prepares them for a successful career and life. The program seeks to increase access to better information and tools needed to tackle barriers to opportunity and to develop economic mobility strategies at the community, state and national levels, particularly in Washington state, where the Gates family has lived for generations and where the Foundation is based.
Other charitable programs - the Foundation's other charitable activities include an array of initiatives such as its support of local community organizations and its maintenance of an interactive discovery center that connects visitors to the work of the Foundation.

Grants made by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Gavi the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI)Vaccine Delivery$340,000,000
Bill and Melinda Gates Medical Research InstituteDiscovery and Translational Sciences; Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases; Malaria; MNCH Discovery and Tools; Pneumonia; Research and Learning Opportunities; Tuberculosis$129,230,069
American Mock World Health OrganizationPolio$105,000,000
...and 548 more grants made totalling $2,773,865,818

Who funds Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Tides CenterHealthy Individuals and Communities$1,168,428
Johnson Charitable Gift FundGeneral Fund$5,250

Personnel at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Mark SuzmanChief Executive Officer / Chief Strategy Officer and Gpa President / Chief Strategy Officer and President / President , Global Policy and Advocacy$1,554,342
Connie CollingsworthChief Operating Officer and Secretary / Chief Business Operations Officer / General Counsel and Secretary / Secretary and General Counsel$953,595
Carolyn AinslieChief Financial Officer$825,164
Susan ByrnesChief Communication Officer / Former Interim Chief Comm Officer / Interim Chief Communications Officer$569,842
Lisa Alvarez-CalderonChief Human Resource Officer / Chief Human Resources Officer$502,775
...and 24 more key personnel

Financials for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,840,102,370
Investment income and dividends$411,621
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$135,923,194
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$11,585,586
Total revenues$6,988,022,771

Form 990s for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-13990PFView PDF
2021-122022-11-11990PFView PDF
2020-122021-11-11990PFView PDF
2019-122021-06-14990PFView PDF
2018-122020-01-23990PFView PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 21, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2022
January 21, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
December 31, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
December 28, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,168,428 from Tides Center
July 15, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsPrivate foundationsPrivate non-operating foundationsInternational-focused organizationsCharities
HungerForeign affairsInternational development
Provides grantsPartially liquidatedNational 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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