19 Facts About Gates Foundation


Gates Foundation explained the nature and philosophy of his philanthropic endeavours.

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In February 2014 Hillary Clinton launched a partnership between the foundation and the Clinton Gates Foundation to gather and study data on the progress of women and girls around the world since the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.

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In May 2022, The Gates Foundation announced the commitment of $125 million to aid in ending the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and to aid in preparing for future pandemics.

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In total since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the Gates Foundation has committed more than $2billion to COVID-19 response efforts.

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Plan to close the Gates Foundation Trust is in contrast to most large charitable foundations that have no set closure date.

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Gates Foundation could resign from the organization as well as receiving personal resources from her ex-husband for her own charity work.

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In November 2014, the Gates Foundation announced that they were adopting an open access policy for publications and data, "to enable the unrestricted access and reuse of all peer-reviewed published research funded by the foundation, including any underlying data sets".

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Gates Foundation supported Our World in Data, one of the world's largest open-access publications.

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In October 2000, William Gates established the Gates Cambridge Scholarships which allow students and scholars from the U S and around the world to study at Cambridge University, one of the top universities in the world.

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In 2000, the Gates Foundation endowed the scholarship trust with $210 million to help outstanding graduate students outside of the United Kingdom study at the University of Cambridge.

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The Gates Foundation has continued to contribute funds to expand the scholarship, making it one of the largest and best-endowed scholarships in the world.

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Gates Foundation is working with Mastercard, GAVI and TrustStamp to create the Mastercard Well Pass.

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Gates Foundation has donated billions of dollars to help sufferers of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, protecting millions of children from death at the hands of preventable diseases.

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In 2014, Melinda Gates has stated that the foundation "has decided not to fund abortion", focusing instead on family planning and contraception in order to avoid conflation of abortion and family planning.

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Union activists in Chicago have accused Gates Foundation grantee Teach Plus, which was founded by new teachers and advocates against seniority-based layoffs, of "astroturfing".

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Critics believe that the Gates Foundation exerts too much influence over public education policy without being accountable to voters or taxpayers.

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Third, "Gates Foundation-funded vaccination programs have instructed caregivers to ignore – even discourage patients from discussing – ailments that the vaccinations cannot prevent".

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Gates Foundation trust invests undistributed assets, with the exclusive goal of maximizing the return on investment.

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Critics have called on the Gates Foundation to divest from the GEO Group, the second-largest private prison corporation in the United States.

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