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.
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

Malaria affects hundreds of millions of people each year. To accelerate elimination of this deadly but preventable disease, the world must develop a range of new and more effective solutions.
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
A woman works with her husband on her smallholder farm in Wote, Kenya.

Gates Foundation aims to increase payout by 50% to help meet urgent global needs

By Mark Suzman CEO, Board Member, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Foundation facts

For the Year ended December 31, 2021. Amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars.