Supporting health and education around the world.
Prior to Warren Buffett's 2006 donation of $37bn, the fund stood at $29.1bn and had made $10.5bn in grants since 1994. 70% of that sum was spent outside the US, and the largest single grant was $1bn to the United Negro College Fund.
Commenting on Buffett’s donation to the fund, Bill Gates said, “It is a big challenge to make sure this money gets used in the right way, but it is one we are thrilled about.”
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