Mission/ Giving Statement: Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life
Grantmaking Program Areas: Global Development Program; Global Health Program; United States Program; Global Policy & Advocacy Program
Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions:
Global Development Program: Works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.
Global Health Program: Aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries.
United States Program: Works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State.
Global Policy & Advocacy Program: Seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work.
Our approach to grantmaking in all four area emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.
Application Instructions: The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for many of its program areas. Any current and open RFPs are on the "For Grant Seekers" page of the website.