Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Global development division

is an American private foundation founded by Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates.

Based in Seattle, Washington, it was launched in 2000 and is reported as of 2020 to be the second largest charitable foundation in the world

Holding $49.8 billion in assets. On his 43rd birthday, Bill Gates gave the foundation $1 billion.

The BMGF had an endowment of approximately $50 billion as of December 31, 2020

In March 2006, the foundation announced a $5 million grant for the International Justice Mission (IJM)

In October 2000, William Gates established the Gates Cambridge Scholarships which allow students and scholars from the U.S. and around the world to study at Cambridge University,

International Rice Research Institute: Between November 2007 and October 2010, the Gates Foundation offered $19.9 million to the International Rice Research Institute.

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was launched in mid-2005