Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation General Information
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is an independent foundation based in Seattle, Washington. Established in 1994, the foundation works to help people lead healthy and productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people especially those with the fewest resources have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.