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Gates Foundation Grants for Land Reform

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Gates Foundation Grants for Land Reform are grants given by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support advocacy for land reform around the world. Specifically, much of the advocacy funded was in India, where Gates money set up an office to work toward land reform. These are mostly grants given by the Gates Foundation prior to 2005, when the foundation became heavily involved in agriculture. Altogether, $24,225,000 - or 99.6% of grants for land reform - was given between 1997 and 2004.

Annual donations toward land reform efforts are as follows:

  • 1997: 450,000
  • 1999: $5,825,000
  • 2001: $1,450,000
  • 2003: $5,500,000
  • 2004: $11,000,000
  • 2008: $9,500
  • 2009: $29,000
  • 2010: $50,000
  • 2011: $10,000
  • Total: $24,323,500

Grants and Grantees

Landesa:

  • May 1999: $2,000,000 "to support property rights and land reform activities for the world's farming families."[1]
  • July 2001: $725,000 "to support the creation of an office in India for the promotion of land reform."[2]
  • April 2004: $5,500,000 "for general operating support."[3]
  • February 2008: $4,750 "for general operating support."[4]
  • February 2009: $14,500 "for general operating support."[5]
  • January 2010: $15,000 "for general operating support."[6]
  • December 2010: $10,000 "for general operating support."[7]
  • Total: $8,269,250

Rural Development Institute:

  • April 1997: $450,000 "to support property rights and land reform activities for the world's farming families."[8]
  • May 1999: $1,825,000 "to support property rights and land reform activities for the world's farming families."[9]
  • May 1999: $2,000,000 "to support property rights and land reform activities for the world's farming families."[10]
  • June 2001: $725,000 "to support the creation of an office in India for the promotion of land reform."[11]
  • March 2003: $5,500,000 "to support property rights and land reform activities for the world's rural poor."[12]
  • April 2004: $5,500,000 "for general operating support."[13]
  • February 2008: $4,750 "for general operating support."[14]
  • February 2009: $14,500 "for general operating support."[15]
  • January 2010: $15,000 "for general operating support."[16]
  • December 2010: $10,000 "for general operating support."[17]
  • October 2011: $10,000 "for general operating support."[18]
  • Total: $16,054,250

Resources and articles

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References

  1. Grant OPP234_01, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  2. Grant OPP11088, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  3. Grant OPP52485, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  4. Grant OPP50397, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  5. Grant OPP53253, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  6. Grant OPP1015826, Accessed March 12, 2012.
  7. Grant OPP1031237, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  8. Grant OPP272, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  9. Grant OPP234, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  10. Grant OPP234_01, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  11. Grant OPP11088, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  12. Grant OPP27263, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  13. Grant OPP27263, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  14. Grant OPP50397, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  15. Grant OPP53253, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  16. Grant OPP1015826, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  17. Grant OPP1031237, Accessed March 22, 2012.
  18. Grant OPP1048977, Accessed March 22, 2012.

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