Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Overview

  • Seattle, WA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 2000
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Grantmaking & Charitable Foundations
  • Less than $1 million (USD)

We want you to have a peak career experience. We know that by creating an environment for our employees to personally and professionally thrive and contribute at their highest potential, we will have maximum impact towards our missions.
Mission: Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and ...

Company Updates

June 7, 2022
2021 DEI Progress Report We have been working to advance DEI in many ways for years. But in 2019, we began to pursue a more intentional approach and a more ambitious agenda. We made DEI a top foundation priority and hired Leslie Mays, who now sits on the Executive Leadership Team as our chief DEI officer. Our inaugural progress report—which incorporates data and insights from our employees and partners—documents how we’re doing so far and serves as the first step toward holding ourselves accountable for achieving the measurable results we have committed to.
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September 15, 2020
It is with deep sadness that our ‘north star,’ Bill Gates Sr., passed away on Monday, September 14 at home surrounded by family. It is no overstatement to say that without Bill Sr. there would be no Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as we know it today. His belief that all lives have equal value inspired our mission, and will remain at the heart of everything we do to the last. His legacy is profound. Bill Sr. was an extraordinary leader in the global fight against inequity, and a tireless advocate for the foundation and our issues. His impact was also felt across Seattle and the Pacific Northwest through his involvement in so many notable organizations. By every measure, Bill Sr. embodied what it means to show up for life. His generosity, humility, intelligence, and humor were just a few qualities of a great man. He was also a great friend, colleague, and mentor to many. Even as our organization grew, Bill Sr.’s values and pragmatism were a reminder that this is very much a family foundation. Our ‘north star’ will be dearly missed. - Shared by Mark Suzman, our CEO
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"Great mission, improving culture"

May 17, 2022 - Senior Program Officer in Seattle, WA
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Opportunity to work with amazing people on some complex and important global and domestic challenges.
Increasingly intentional focus on inclusive culture and equitable partnerships.


Hectic and political work environment, and priorities are still set from the top so a lot of time spent managing up.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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By building a global and cultural workplace that supports greater diversity, equity, and inclusion — of voices, ideas, and approaches — together with our employees and partners, we can help all people improve their lives from poverty and health to education. As an organization we offer hybrid work arrangements, generous PTO, 15% contribution to your retirement fund, a diverse and inclusive workplace backed by 11 Employee Resource Groups and embed DEI in everything we do!   View our diversity, equity and inclusion company page.
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    Archaic. There was more concern with interviewers sharing their sets of experiences and ivy-league education than with clearly communicating or leading effective conversations. Some interviewers communicated clear disdain for internal processes

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