Bill Gates Philanthropy: Bill Gates Donations
Bill Gates Philanthropy? Bill Gates is not only among the world’s wealthiest – he is also among the most generous. In recognition of their efforts, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Bono were named the TIMES 2005 Persons of the Year – for being the global samaritans that they are.
Bill Gates Charity: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has an endowment of almost 27 billion dollars, and is dedicated to many global causes: access to technology, health, fight against AIDs, education. In the words of Bill Gates, “We must marshal the will and resources necessary to develop and distribute an Aids vaccine”. With 7.1 billion in grants since 1994 and an average grant of $900,000, many organizations around the world have benefited from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its single largest grant to date (1 billion dollars) went to the United Negro College Fund.
More impactful and significant global initiatives include the Global Health Program, the Global Development Program and the United States Program.
Bill Gates Charity: Bill and Melinda Gates Children’s Vaccine Program
A large allied organization is the Bill and Melinda Gates Children’s Vaccine Program, which has spearheaded many health initiatives around the world.
Bill Gates Sharing His Fortune Full-Time
Bill Gates has even announced plans to dedicate more of his time to philanthropy, and will gradually relegate his duties at Microsoft with effect from May 2008.