Your questions for CEO Mark Suzman, answered (2024 edition)

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Mark Suzman, the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Foundation, with Talash Hujibers, the founder and CEO of InsectiPro, during their visit to the insect breeding facility in Limuru, Kenya, on April 27, 2023. InsectiPro breeds black soldier flies and crickets and aims to secure Africa's future by providing sustainable protein sources. The black soldier flies are used to produce animal feed and fertilizer, while the crickets are processed into high-protein food snacks for human consumption.

2024 Gates Foundation Annual Letter

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to spending $8.6 billion in 2024 to help meet mounting needs and fund innovative ways to save and improve lives. Many philanthropists are stepping up, but this extraordinary moment requires more: more urgency, more resources, and more bold, new ideas from around the world.
By Mark Suzman CEO, Board Member, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
United Way of King County staff and volunteers work in a distribution center in South Seattle, WA on July 30, 2020. Through the PowerOf partners and DonorsChoose, community members can help Seattle school teachers and the communities they serve through volunteer opportunities and donations. PowerOf is centered around facilitating community involvement and specifically helping areas impacted by COVID-19.

Nine ways to celebrate #GivingTuesday in your community

The global day of giving now stretches across nearly 100 countries. Here’s how you can get involved.
By Sophie Snowden Program Officer, Philanthropic Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Kedest Tesfagiorgis Deputy Director, Global Partnerships & Grand Challenges, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation delivers opening remarks at Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2019 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 28, 2019.

How to solve tough global health problems? Build community.

The leader of Grand Challenges shares how the initiative funds 4,000 research teams to advance some of the coolest science happening today.
By Kedest Tesfagiorgis Deputy Director, Global Partnerships and Grand Challenges, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation