Why work at the Gates Foundation?
We tackle some of the world's toughest problems. Our employees are an incredible group of compassionate, committed individuals, drawn by the opportunity to make a difference. They come from academic, scientific, private, government and nonprofit backgrounds and you’ll work alongside top thinkers, problem solvers and doers.
Put your talents to use in a fast-paced, stimulating organization where you can make an outsized impact. Year over year, our employees report they are proud to work here and are willing to go above and beyond in service of our mission to reduce inequities.
At the Gates Foundation, we have bold aspirations and five core values that guide our actions.
We succeed when our employees thrive. We offer an exceptional benefit package and work environment to support you.
We want to inspire people to take action to change the world—and that includes our employees. Our employee programs enable you to get connected and get involved, both in and out of the office.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
To have the greatest possible impact, we must make diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a priority, starting with the people we hire and how we work to retain them. As our workforce grows, so does our opportunity to evolve into an organization that is more reflective of our partners and the communities we serve.
Meet our people
Our employees come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and from all corners of the globe. Learn about what inspired them to join the foundation and discover how their previous experience translates to working in philanthropy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Learn about where we work around the globe and the programs we’ve created to address urgent issues in global health, global development, and education.