The Seattle Times

Gates Charity Funds Go Out as Loans, Too
September 21, 2009

September 20, 2009, The Seattle Times — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives away $3.5 billion a year in grants, but to stretch its dollars further, the nonprofit has begun making loans, equity investments and loan guarantees.

Jeff Raikes Talks About First Year as Gates Foundation CEO
August 21, 2009

August 20, 2009, The Seattle Times — Jeff Raikes has kept a pretty low profile in his first year as chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The man who built Microsoft Office now runs the largest private foundation in the world, which gives out more than $3 billion a year from an endowment of $30 billion.

Mobile Giving Is Catching On
July 28, 2009

July 27, 2009, The Seattle Times — For most nonprofits, raising money means asking donors to write a check.

As Global Health Funding Surges, Balance of Power Shifts
June 19, 2009

June 18, 2009, The Seattle Times — Global health funding has quadrupled in less than two decades to almost $22 billion, boosted by U.S. public funding, corporate donations and giving from private foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.