The issues we work on.
Whether you’re interested in hearing from our grantees, our partners, or from voices from within the foundation itself, browse by topic to dive deep into the areas in which we work.
Advocacy & Public Policy
Charitable Sector Support
College-Ready Education (U.S.)
Early Learning (U.S.)
Family Homelessness (U.S.)
Financial Services for the Poor
Health Science & Technology
Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health
Media & Information
Pacific Northwest Community
Pneumonia & Flu
Research & Development
Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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