Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Date Founded



500 Fifth Avenue North, Seattle, Washington, 98109, United States

Charitable Causes

Private Grantmaking Foundations
Private Independent Foundations

Company Description

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. The Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. The approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Officer & Office of the Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer, Operations

Chief Human Resources Officer, Special Projects & Operations

Chief Business Operations Officer, Operations

President, Global Policy & Advocacy

President, US Program

President, Global Policy & Advocacy

President, Global Development

Chief Financial Officer, Operations

Board of Trustees

Co-Founder at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Founder at Technology Alliance

President & Chief Executive Officer at Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Co-Founder at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Legal Advisor

Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP


Visiting Managing Director at Markle Foundation


Co-Founder at ForwardMajority Action

Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received