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 primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington.
Projects vary from care for AIDS patients in Botswana and vaccination projects for children in India and Africa. Furthermore the foundation is engaged in projects for vaccines against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as well as providing vaccines against polio, diphtheria, pertussis, measles and yellow fever.