Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust

Overview
Date Founded

1997

Headquarters

500 Fifth Avenue North,Seattle, WA 98109-4636

Charitable Causes

Private Grantmaking Foundations
Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations

Company Description

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was formed in 1997 as the William H. Gates Foundation. In 1999, the foundation was renamed the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust was created in January 2000 through the merger of the Gates Learning Foundation, which worked to expand access to technology through public libraries and the William H. Gates Foundation, which focused on improving global health. The foundation participates in preventive approaches and collaborative endeavors with government, philanthropic and not-for-profit partners. Priority is given to grants that leverage additional support and serve as a catalyst for long-term, systemic change. The foundation also provides funds to promote greater equity in global health, education and public libraries. Through their partnerships in communities across the US, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to raising the high school graduation rate and helping all students, regardless of race or family income. The foundation is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

President, United States Program

Chief of Staff

Director-Grantee & Partner Engagement

Director, Operations

Director

Director

Director

Country Director-India Operations

Board of Directors

Chief Strategy & Engagement Officer at 2U, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Care International UK

Head, Infrastructure Development & Concessions at Tata Sons Ltd.

Summer Associate at Deloitte LLP

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