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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Read the latest stories, research, and news from across the foundation.
A nurse distributes vials of the polio vaccine from a cold box to vaccinators during a polio vaccination campaign in the village of Nakera on the Niger/Nigeria border, Niger.

Getting medical supplies where they’re needed most

Thanks to a new monetary guarantee, UNICEF can help lower-income countries more easily access urgently needed health care supplies. With a form of revolving credit plan, countries need no longer be hampered by typical months-long funding streams.
By Yusuf Yusufari and Julie Frye
A farmer sifts through corn harvested from hybrid drought-resistant maize seed on her smallholder farm in Kenya.

Smallholder farming is a proven path out of poverty, but climate change is changing the rules

Urgent action is needed to help smallholder farmers in places like sub-Saharan Africa adapt to climate change, which is already creating crisis conditions that threaten the livelihoods of millions of people.
By Enock Chikava Interim Director, Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Female scientists using a machine to test samples in a laboratory.

Supporting locally led innovation in global health and development

During the pandemic, our foundation has intensified its commitment to investing in researchers and innovation ecosystems in low- and middle-income countries. This includes the next generation of Grand Challenges grants: The Global Call to Action.
By Kedest Tesfagiorgis Deputy Director, Global Partnerships and Grand Challenges, 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.