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.
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

The Bangladeshi government’s quick action to pay garment workers digitally during the pandemic led to enormous dividends for women workers—and demonstrated the power of financial inclusion to improve women’s lives.
By Snigdha Ali Program Officer, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Daniel Boakye

Ending neglect, ending disease: River blindness in West Africa

By Daniel Boakye Senior Technical Advisor, END Fund
Warren Buffett

Thank you, Warren, for your generosity

By Mark Suzman CEO, Board Member, 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.