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.
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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
A woman works with her husband on her smallholder farm in Wote, Kenya.

Gates Foundation aims to increase payout by 50% to help meet urgent global needs

The foundation is announcing the intent to increase our payout from nearly $6 billion to $9 billion annually by 2026. Together, we can accelerate progress and create a more equitable world for all.
By Mark Suzman CEO, Board Member, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A medical worker collects a swab sample from a mother for COVID-19 tests at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Aug.16, 2020.

COVID-19 prompts surge in generosity for Gates Philanthropy Partners

Generous donors to Gates Philanthropy Partners are making a huge impact on pandemic response, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and other low-resource regions that have been hard-hit by COVID-19.
By Jennifer Alcorn Deputy Director, Philanthropic Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation