Gates Foundation Article Contained False Information


The previously published article about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation contained false information. It was not sent by the foundation and was intended as a scam attempt (e-mail fraud). We apologise for any inconvenience and urge you to not send any e-mails to the address indicated in the previous article.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation reports that there are frequent instances of e-mail fraud in the foundation’s name. They often use its logo, photos, links and other information taken directly from its official website. However, the foundation does not use the e-mail addresses used in those announcements and it does not solicit donations or request any charges for its grant applications. If you received a request to make a payment, please disregard it.

For verified information on how to apply for a grant from the Gates Foundation, please refer to the official website of the foundation. If you have any more questions about the foundation, send e-mails to

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF or the Gates Foundation) is the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. The foundation is “driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family”. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty globally to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, is controlled by its three trustees: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Other principal officers include Co-Chair William H. Gates, Sr. and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Raikes.

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