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We are a nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world.

For over 20 years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been committed to tackling the greatest inequities in our world.
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Since January 2020, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed more than US$2 billion to the global COVID-19 response.
Our funding commitments to fight COVID-19 surpassed US $2 billion in January 2022.
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Since January 2020, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed more than US$2 billion to the global COVID-19 response.

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Parents at a kindergarten school learn how to access information about contraception on their smartphones using an app, Skata, during a session on family planning in Makassar, Indonesia.

Better contraceptives are coming

Modern contraceptives are highly effective at preventing pregnancy. These new technologies put women’s needs first.
By Kirsten Vogelsong Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A medical worker collects a swab sample from a mother for COVID-19 tests at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Aug.16, 2020.

COVID-19 prompts surge in generosity for Gates Philanthropy Partners

By Jennifer Alcorn Deputy Director, Philanthropic Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A 7-month-old suffering from pneumonia is taken care of by his mother in the pediatric ward at King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India, September 19, 2018.

Explainer: Four things to know about RSV

By Keith Klugman Director, Pneumonia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Foundation facts

For the year ended December 31, 2021. Amount in U.S. dollars.