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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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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Read the latest stories, research, and news from across the foundation.
Scientists work on COVID-19 tests in the Diatropix Lab at Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal.

Collaborating against COVID

The pandemic upended the world and challenged us all. We share the story of how the Gates Foundation responded, and how investments in global health can pay off in crisis.
A man studies mosquito samples collected from window traps in the Malaria Control Pilot Project are studied in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Continuous innovation needed to eliminate malaria

By Zhi-Jie Zheng Director, China Office
Sweety, an assistant quality checker at a garment factory, learned how to use an ATM and track income and expenses with HERproject.

Global Findex 2021: How digital wages empower Bangladeshi women

By Snigdha Ali Program Officer, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Foundation facts

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