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Relentless pursuit of an equitable world

The Optimist

108 Years to close the global gender gap if current trends persist.

40% Percentage of women and girls who live in countries that get a “failing grade” in advancing progress on gender equality.

42% Percentage of people across 34 African countries who believe men should be favored over women for paying jobs.

108 Years to close the global gender gap if current trends persist

40% of the world's women and girls live in countries that get a “failing grade” in advancing progress on gender equality

42% of people across 34 African countries believe men should be favored over women for paying jobs, but more people than ever support women’s right to run for political office (71%) and to own and inherit land (72%)

milestone global health financing
milestone women's empowerment
milestone agriculture
milestone usp

Numbers:
Total Grant Payments Since Inception: $50.1B*
Foundation Trust Endowment: $46.8B
Total Annual Direct Grantee Support: $5.0B*

Headquarters:
Seattle, Washington

Washington, D.C. Office:
Washington, D.C.

China Office:
Beijing, China