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2013 Annual Report




I am honored to share the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2013 Annual Report with you and our valued partners around the world.

The foundation’s complete audited financial statements are available to view or download here. I invite you to learn more about the foundation, our strategies, and the specific grants we made in 2013.

This is the first Annual Report published since my arrival as CEO of the foundation. I couldn’t be more inspired by the breadth of innovative approaches our partners are taking to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges.

The work all of you are doing to improve health and reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries, or to help shape a more equitable U.S. education system, is fulfilling our shared mission: to give all people the chance to live a healthy and productive life.

It is a great privilege to work alongside our partners, and I look forward to our collaboration in the year ahead.


Sue Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2013 Funding Areas

For the Year ended December 31, 2013.  Amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars.

Total Direct Grant Support Summary by Strategy

* Amount does not include advocacy and policy spending specific to individual strategies.
 ** Numbers include grants and direct charitable expenses (DCE), but do not include PRIs.

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