The three main program areas of the Foundation are ‘Global Development,’ ‘Global Health’ and the ‘United States Program.’ The Global Development Program works to alleviate poverty while the Global Health focuses upon improving the health of the poor and the needy and last program is geographically focused in the US only. The Foundation provides funding support to NGOs around the world. It has made substantial grants to a number of organizations in South and East Asia, China, Africa, Latin America in addition to the US and Europe.
The Foundation does not have an open call for proposals throughout the year. Different programs have different periods during which the proposals are requested from potential grantees. The Foundation solicits proposals only after reviewing letters of inquiry. NGOs are required to submit these letters only when the Foundation announces that one of its programs is accepting inquiries. The Foundation also provides many scholarships and awards to NGOs.
The mailing address of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
United States of America