Malaria prevention funding is questioned

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are questioning how millions of dollars dedicated to malaria prevention are being spent since annual deaths from the disease are increasing.
Gates Foundation expanding farm grants

Gates Foundation expanding farm grants

SEATTLE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says it is expanding its charity work in agricultural development with $306 million earmarked for six farming programs.

Gates Foundation helping poor farmers

SEATTLE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle is attempting to help poor farmers around the world by offering agricultural assistance.

Polio's eradication still uncertain

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Efforts to wipe out polio have stalled in recent years and eradication of the crippling disease remains a question mark, U.S. and world experts say.

Weill Cornell gets $2.4M for TB research

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Weill Cornell Medical College in New York has received grants totaling $2.4 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for tuberculosis research.

Gates Foundation official probed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate panel is examining claims a top official at the Gates Foundation tried to cover up a diabetes drug's potential side effects in his previous job.

Gates foundation creates health fund

SEATTLE, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, headquartered in Seattle, has started a $100 million fund for research grants related to global health.

Backing of new MTV site draws criticism

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- MTV is testing a social networking Web site called ThinkMTV.com to encourage activism among young people but its backing is upsetting some non-profit sites.

Gates Foundation goes after TB

SEATTLE, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, based in Seattle, has announced $280 million in grants to fight a growing tuberculosis problem.

Teacher inspired by Buffet gives $128M

NEWTOWN, Pa., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A retired schoolteacher inspired by billionaire Warren Buffet gave $128 million to a Quaker high school in one of the largest U.S. secondary school gifts ever.

Gates Foundation provides housing funds

SEATTLE, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a gift of $4.5 million to help the homeless in the Seattle area.

Gates Foundation honors Australian library

SEATTLE, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to the Northern Territory Library located in Darwin, Australia.

Gates contributes $5M to Iraq scholar fund

SEATTLE , Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting $5 million towards a program that grants fellowships to academics facing persecution in Iraq.

$15M allocated to AIDS vaccine research

BALTIMORE, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist who co-discovered the virus that causes AIDS will use a $15 million grant to develop a potential vaccine.

Researchers find key to malaria

DALLAS, July 6 (UPI) -- Researchers in Texas have discovered why some mosquitoes are resistant to malaria, a leading cause of death worldwide.

Charitable giving sees small hike in 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., June 25 (UPI) -- Charitable giving in the United States increased very little last year, data compiled by Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy indicated.

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Bill Gates foundation donates $100 million

SEATTLE, June 4 (UPI) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $105 million to the University of Washington for a health institute at the Seattle school.

U.S. governors gather for winter meeting

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. governors are gathering in Washington for their first meeting since Democrats won control of Congress last November. The winter meeting of the National Governor's Association, which begins Saturday, will focus a large chunk of its time on how states

Canada announces AIDS vaccine effort

OTTAWA, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Canadian government and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates are committing $118 million to develop a vaccine to fight HIV/AIDS.

Computer pioneer Ken Kennedy dies

HOUSTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Ken Kennedy, a pioneer in computer science whose work can be seen in today's supercomputers and video games, has died in Houston at 61. Kennedy taught at Rice University, where he founded the computer science department in 1984. He was known for his work

Gates announces new grants for healthcare

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Bill and Melinda Gates were in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, to help announce their latest effort aimed in improving healthcare in poor countries.

Gates Foundation to review investments

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will review its investments to determine whether they are socially responsible, the U.S. foundation said Wednesday.

Gates Foundation building plans approved

SEATTLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Seattle has approved plans for a new headquarters for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation next to the Seattle Center. The foundation's plan for the appearance of its 1-million-square-foot offices, as well as the time it will be built and plans for dealing

$30 million gift for charter schools

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is spending $30 million to build 200 new charter schools for low-income students around the United States.
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