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 we're unabashedly optimistic.
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 what inspired some of them to join the foundation and see what inspired them to join and discover how their previous experience translates to working in philanthropy.
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We have offices worldwide to tackle critical problems
We have learned the value of having foundation representatives based in key regions—to help us build relationships with partner organizations and governments, better understand the policy environment, and remain culturally sensitive.
Our staff in the United States works with governments, nongovernmental organizations, universities, industry, and the philanthropic sector to advance the foundation’s goals. In the United States and Canada, we build relationships with community leaders, policymakers, and innovators who are working to create opportunity around the world and transform schools in the United States.
Our London & Berlin staff work with grantees and partners across Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia to build and sustain donor government support and foster commitment to advancing global health and development goals. These offices are also home to a number of staff who work on specific foundation initiatives in global health, development, and education.
Our India-based staff work in collaboration with the Indian government and other partners on various issues, from health care and sanitation to gender equality, agricultural development, and financial empowerment of the most vulnerable populations.
With the goal of improving the lives of millions of Indian people, we collaborate with community groups, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, the private sector, and development organizations.
Our employees based in Africa work alongside national governments, local organizations, and other African partners and we contribute funding and scientific expertise in support of their goals for change. We support a range of programs that work to improve health and nutrition, gender equality, disease prevention & treatment, sanitation, agriculture, and financial empowerment.
Our China-based staff lead our efforts to provide financial and technical support to our Chinese partners, build bridges to international cooperation to help them accelerate product, technology, and systems innovation in health, agricultural development, and poverty reduction.
More about the foundation
Learn about the origins of the foundation and the values that drive our work
Learn how our foundation fits among the many institutions working to improve the world.
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.