Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Our belief that every life has equal value is at the core of our work at the foundation. We follow 15 guiding principles, which help define our approach to our philanthropic work, and employ an outstanding leadership team to direct our strategies and grantmaking.
Read a letter from Bill and Melinda Gates, where our co-chairs share the vision behind their philanthropy. (About the Foundation).

Programs, Partnership; What we are learning; Topics; Regions; Grants; Jobs; News Campus;
Addresses (1 of 4): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Main Office, PO Box 23350, Seattle, WA 98102, USA;

Fact Sheet: 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, we focus on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, we seek to ensure that all people – especially those with the fewest resources – have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

Grantmaking Areas:

  • Global Development Program
  • Global Health Program
  • United States Program

We also have a small Charitable Sector Support initiative.


  • Headquarters – Seattle, Wash.
  • East Coast Office – Washington, D.C.
  • Avahan Initiative – Delhi, India
  • China Office – Beijing, China
  • Europe Office – London, United Kingdom

Leadership: … (full long text Fact Sheet).

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