Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Who We Are

We seek to unlock the possibility inside every individual.

We see equal value in all lives. And so we are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world. From the education of students in Chicago, to the health of a young mother in Nigeria, we are catalysts of human promise everywhere.

We are focused on the areas of greatest need, on the ways in which we can do the most good.

From poverty to health, to education, our areas of focus offer the opportunity to dramatically improve the quality of life for billions of people. So we build partnerships that bring together resources, expertise, and vision—working with the best organizations around the globe to identify issues, find answers, and drive change.

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Impatient Optimist

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation unveiled an outdoor aerial sculpture on its Seattle campus by the American artist Janet Echelman titled “Impatient Optimist.” 

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