Interactive: 25 years of Gates Foundation funding

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Photo by: Jules Antonio / CC BY

CANBERRA — More than $3 billion was distributed in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2018. This year, 112 grants have already been awarded, totaling $316 million.

The analysis of grant data, available through the Gates Foundation’s grantmaking database and available as a new Tableau interactive, provides insight into $58 billion in grants awarded to almost 6,000 recipients covering more than 19,000 initiatives since 1995. This includes grants from the William H. Gates Foundation and the Gates Learning Foundation which were combined to create the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.