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.
Media & Information
Early Learning (U.S.)
Advocacy & Public Policy
Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health
Family Homelessness (U.S.)
Financial Services for the Poor
College-Ready Education (U.S.)
Research & Development
Pneumonia & Flu
Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene
Health Science & Technology
Pacific Northwest Community
Charitable Sector Support
"I am convinced that through the telling of stories, we discover what connects us." —Melinda Gates
"Our young people are the future. We must provide for them. We must give them the positive leadership they are asking for." —Grace Murray Hopper
"The number of people dying from AIDS has gone down by more than 20% in the last five years, to fewer than 2 million annually. Given the lives that at stake, I'm impatient enough that I'm willing to be viewed as a troublemaker by those happy with the status
quo." —Bill Gates
"I have an optimistic view of human nature. For the most part, I believe people are good, that we want to help our neighbors. I believe people want to be good citizens. When they see a problem, they want to fix it." —William H. Gates, Sr.
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
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