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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Overview

  • Founded Date January 1, 2000
  • Sectors NGO, NPO & Charity
  • Posted Jobs 1
  • Viewed 65
  • Founded Since 2000

Company Description

We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership, in an environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things.

In order to create the impact we want to see in the world, our work is anchored by our values: Optimism, Collaboration, Rigor, Innovation and Inclusion.

We set shared expectations as employees, managers and leaders.  We hold ourselves and each other accountable, and to learn and grow from our experiences.

Guided by our values, our benefits program is designed to promote wellness in all aspects of our employees’ lives, so that they and their loved ones are empowered to be healthier, happier, and more financially secure.

We offer comprehensive healthcare benefits, as well as unlimited time off for all full-time employees.

For full-time employees with families, we offer 26-weeks of paid parental leave, for both mothers and fathers, during a child’s first year for birth and adoptions.

Where does our foundation fit among the other institutions trying to improve the world?

We typically hear about two sectors, the public and the private. The private sector – business – is good at developing products and services, while the public sector – government – is good at delivering solutions to all the people who need them.

In many cases, the private and public sectors, acting either separately or together, meet people’s needs. But there are gaps, spaces where some people don’t get what they need to live healthy, productive lives.

Here’s an example: A generation ago, the market for vaccines worked well in wealthy countries – if you wanted to be immunized against a whole range of diseases, you could – but the system did not work for other parts of the world. Certain vaccines just weren’t available for most people. The private sector didn’t sell them in low-income countries because it wasn’t clear there would be buyers. Governments tried to step in, but they weren’t in a position to bring all the pieces — the funding, the partnerships, the logistics – together to make it work. Tragically, millions of children were dying of preventable diseases each year.

This is the kind of problem that philanthropies can help solve, and it’s how we define our foundation’s role.

To bring about the kinds of changes that will help people live healthier and more productive lives, we seek to understand the world’s inequities. Whether the challenge is low-yield crops in Africa or low graduation rates in Los Angeles, we listen and learn so we can identify pressing problems that get too little attention. Then we consider whether we can make a meaningful difference with our influence and our investments, whether it is a grant or a contract.

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