Discover what our foundation does with its influence

Discover what our foundation does with its influence

Mark Suzman sees a medical app demonstration at the Veerangana Awanti Bai Women Hospital in India.
For over 20 years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been committed to tackling the greatest inequities in our world.
Learn more about our story
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.
Learn more about our role
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.
See the breakdown of our COVID-19 commitments
Since January 2020, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed more than US$2 billion to the global COVID-19 response.

Ideas

Read the latest stories, research, and news from across the foundation.
Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is shown around the Veerangana Awanti Bai Women Hospital  in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on June 9, 2022.

Your questions for CEO Mark Suzman, answered.

Following the release of his 2023 annual letter, Mark Suzman participated in a live conversation with subscribers to the foundation’s email newsletter, The Optimist.
By Mark Suzman CEO, Board Member, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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

By Kirsten Vogelsong Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deworm3 field workers travel on foot to collect soil and stool samples, and distribute deworming medication to villagers as a part of Dr. Ajjampur’s study in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India on November 29, 2022.

“Uninformative research” is the global health crisis you’ve never heard of

Foundation facts

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