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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2021 Goalkeepers Report: Data reveals the impact of COVID-19 on global health, education, and economies, and what needs to be done to prepare for future crises

Last year’s report predicted an unprecedented reversal of progress in fighting poverty and disease. This year, new data shows that disparities caused by COVID-19 remain stark – but that people everywhere stepped up and prevented many of the worst-case scenarios. 
By Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates Co-chairs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Detail view of the "campus heart" courtyard on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Seattle campus in Seattle

Work in progress: An update on our DEI journey

We have much work to do to achieve true inclusion at the foundation. We aim to hold ourselves accountable for doing better.
By Mark Suzman Chief Executive Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A laboratory at Afrigen Biologics & Vaccines in Cape Town, South Africa, which is partnering with the World Health Organization and the Biovac Institute to establish an mRNA technology transfer hub in Cape Town.

Geographically distributed manufacturing capacity is needed for improved global health security

Now is the time to support developing countries in building the infrastructure, skills, and systems they need to develop safe and affordable vaccines for diseases that mostly affect poorer nations.
By Anita Zaidi President, Gender Equality and Director, Vaccine Development and Surveillance, and Director, EDD, 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.