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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Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, visits the H3D Lab with Dr. Kelly Chibale in Cape Town, South Africa

2022 Gates Foundation Annual Letter

In his inaugural foundation Annual Letter, CEO Mark Suzman announces a significant step forward in the foundation’s evolution – a new board of trustees to ensure independent, diverse perspectives as we carry out our mission in a rapidly transforming world.
By Mark Suzman CEO, Board Member, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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
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

By Bill Gates Co-chair, 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.