Africa@Work: Stories that Provide Insight into Progress & Impact

Commemorate “Africa Day”, the day the continent celebrates unity and progress, with the Gates Foundation Discovery Center! Listen to stories of change and progress in Africa from our community and Gates Foundation staff. Taste foods from across the continent from local African chefs. Dance to Afro-beat music. This event is free and open to the […]
May 16, 2019

Giving Marketplace

Find unique gifts for family and friends this holiday season at the Giving Marketplace at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. Featuring over 30 vendors and organizations that support causes such as empowering women and girls, protecting the environment, and responding to the refugee crisis, this year’s program will have a special section […]
Dec 1, 2018

Giving Marketplace

Find unique gifts for family and friends this holiday season at the Giving Marketplace at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. Featuring over 30 vendors and organizations that support causes such as empowering women and girls, protecting the environment, and responding to the refugee crisis, this year’s program will have a special section […]
Nov 30, 2018

Boats bring school to Bangladesh families hit by regular flooding

Many families in Bangladesh lose access to school due to flooding by annual monsoons. So Abul Hasanat Mohammed Rezwan designed boats to bring schools to children stranded at home.
Nov 28, 2018
The world's eight richest people: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Amancio Ortega, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, Carlos Slim and Michael Bloomberg. (Photo from Reuters)

Is Seattle the capital of global income inequality?

A new report from Oxfam found that eight men own the same wealth as the poorest 50 percent of humanity. Two of them live right here in Seattle.
Jan 19, 2017

New fellowship aims to diversify a very white global philanthropy field

There’s no denying the power of purse strings. Those who control money control much of the world. And that’s as true for charity work as it is for politics or business. Here in Seattle, home to powerhouses like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we understand the global influence of foundation giving. But despite its […]
Jun 10, 2016
Alec Connon (right) helps tow an extra kayak for Bill and Melinda. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Gates Foundation divests from BP

News reports say the Gates Foundation Trust's holdings in oil, coal and gas stocks have dropped 85 percent since 2014.
May 17, 2016

Why it’s important to honor home languages in schools

A new "Speak Your Language" campaign is encouraging schools and parents to preserve home language.
Feb 16, 2016

Seattle leaders urge Gates Foundation to divest from fossil fuels

Bill Gates announced a multi-billion dollar initiative on clean energy, but Seattle leaders say his foundation needs to divest fully from fossil fuels.
Dec 1, 2015

Kayactivists want Bill Gates to publicly divest from fossil fuels

They even brought a two-seater kayak along for Bill and Melinda.
Oct 28, 2015

Saudi prince pledges $32B to charity, citing inspiration from Gates Foundation

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced that he will pledge $32 billion to charity, including women's causes, citing the Gates Foundation as inspiration.
Jul 1, 2015

Rainier Valley Corps fellowships aim to foster nonprofit leaders of color

Rainier Valley Corps localizes an AmeriCorps-like service model, adds more salary and a culturally relevant curriculum.
Jun 4, 2015