Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

Grantmaking Areas

• Global Development Program

• Global Health Program

• Global Policy and Advocacy

• United States Program


• Current number of foundation employees: 1,227

• Asset Trust Endowment: $42.3 billion

• Total grant payments since inception: $31.6 billion

• Total 2013 grant payments: $3.6 billion

• Total 2012 grant payments: $3.4 billion

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