Foundation founded 1994
PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
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, the foundation focuses on improving health and giving people a chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, the foundation seeks to ensure that all people, especially those with the fewest resources, have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and in life.
Areas of Service
Chronic Disease, Clean Water & Sanitation Access, Food, Water Borne, & Diarrheal Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Health Care & Drug Access, Malaria, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Nutrition, Other Infectious Diseases, Reproductive Health/Family Planning, Tuberculosis, Upper & Lower Respiratory Infection, Vaccine – Preventable Diseases
Example Project in South Asia
The foundation funds a number of ongoing projects in South Asia: CARE Bangladesh’s effort to improve dairy farming in Bangladesh; Drive-Up Prevention programs located along major truck routes in India that are helping to reduce the rates of HIV and sexually transmitted infections; the Karnataka-based Ashodaya Samithi organization that teaches sex workers in India how to prevent HIV infection, etc.