2020 Annual Report
It is an understatement to say 2020 was a year unlike any other. The COVID-19 pandemic and the racial justice movement shaped so much of what we all experienced. Like many other organizations, Gates Family Foundation had to pivot quickly to respond to the public health challenge and the widespread economic impacts caused by the shutdown of so much activity. We did so by shifting a significant amount of our previously allocated grant dollars to help meet the most pressing priorities in our community. We also doubled down on our commitments to educational equity, natural resources, and vibrant communities — deploying a total of $44 million toward charitable and mission-aligned purposes in 2020.
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