What do donations to GPP support?
All donations to GPP go directly to the Gates Foundation's trusted grantee partners—the thinkers, doers, advocates, and champions doing the hard work on the ground. Projects focus on the core themes of the foundation's work, such as eliminating and eradicating diseases, cutting childhood deaths in half, accelerating progress for women and girls, and furthering innovation in U.S. education.

How do I make a donation?
Contributions to GPP can be made online, or via check, cash, money order, or wire transfer.

Contributions can be sent to:

Gates Philanthropy Partners
Attn: Global Finance and Accounting Services
PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102

For wire instructions, please contact us at info@gatesphilanthropypartners.org.

What types of contributions can GPP accept?
GPP can accept contributions made online, or via check, cash, money order. Donations must be sent by mail, using the address above.

We also accept a wide range of illiquid assets, including publicly traded securities, privately-held stock, and cryptocurrency—as well as transfers from private foundations.

We can also work with you if you're interested in making a planned gift or bequest.

Please contact us at info@gatesphilanthropypartners.org to discuss your giving options.

There are some limitations in regard to the types of gifts GPP accepts:

  • GPP is unable to directly accept gifts of securities, real estate, personal property, or intellectual property, however we have a partner who can assist donors with these types of donations
  • Contributions to GPP cannot be earmarked for specific purposes or include conditions or contingencies, and we are unable to provide attribution for individual contributions
  • GPP cannot accept contributions made by for-profit companies (with the exception of employee matching gifts) or government entities

Contributions that do not meet these guidelines will be returned to the donor.

Can I make a gift to GPP in my will?
GPP can accept gifts made in a will, a revocable trust agreement, an irrevocable trust agreement, or any other manner of non-probate disposition if they meet the contribution guidelines described above.

For questions related to making a contribution or planned gift to GPP, please contact: info@gatesphilanthropypartners.org.

Will my donation be tax-deductible?
Donations to GPP are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations. GPP will acknowledge contributions by letter, which also serves as an acknowledgement of the contribution for tax purposes.

Can I give directly to grantees of the Gates Foundation instead of giving to GPP?
Yes. In fact, the Gates Foundation prefers that donors give directly to grantees as they are at the core of its mission and work. Donors can find information about the foundation's grantees on our Grants Database.

What is the relationship between GPP and the Gates Foundation?
Bill and Melinda Gates created GPP in response to the over $32 million in unsolicited donations received by the Gates Foundation since 2000. A 501(c)(3) public charity, GPP allows everyone to engage on issues of inequity by taking advantage of the deep knowledge of the Gates Foundation.

All of GPP's grant decisions are made in consultation with Gates Foundation leadership. This ensures that donors' gifts are aligned with the charitable purposes of the foundation and guided by foundation program strategies for greater collective impact. All donations support existing, trusted Gates Foundation grantees and are directed to projects where additional funding can be absorbed quickly and accelerate the work that's already being done.

How is my personal information protected?
GPP does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to other individuals or organizations. GPP uses standard security measures to protect against misuse and alteration of the information under its control. All information is stored in a secure database.

Can I apply for funding from GPP?
GPP does not respond to requests for funding and does not accept grant proposals.


To learn more about making a major gift or bequest, contact us at
(206) 726-7277