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

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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We can’t achieve our goals on our own. We work together with businesses, government, and nonprofits, and each partner plays a specific role in accelerating progress.
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A lab technician prepares vials of COVID-19 vaccines at the Institute of Technology in Immunobiology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This organization is working to create a world without pandemics

As COVID-19 variants continue to surge around the world, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces a new $150 million commitment to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and make the case for faster, more equitable vaccine access.
By Bill Gates Co-chair and Trustee
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
Inside Cape Town International Airport in South Africa soon after the discovery of the Omicron variant of COVID and the imposition of many bans on travel from southern Africa.

Southern Africa: Last in line for vaccines, first in line for travel bans

By Cheikh Oumar Seydi Director, Africa, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Foundation facts

For the Year ended December 31, 2020. Amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars. Value of Grants total represents grants only.