Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been a vital CARE partner since 2001, supporting programs in food security, health equity, water and sanitation, reproductive and maternal health, emergency response, women’s empowerment, advocacy and livelihood development. The Gates Foundation supports Pathways, CARE’s initiative to help women farmers in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Malawi, Mali and Tanzania improve livelihoods and food security for themselves and their families. CARE is the lead partner in the Integrated Family Health Initiative, also known as Ananya, which is a five-year effort of the Indian state of Bihar that aims to transform public health and nutrition services. The foundation has also supported emergency response efforts in Bangladesh, Bolivia, the Horn of Africa, Indonesia and Niger, as well as contributed to the Learning Tours Program, through which CARE raises awareness about the positive reach and scope of U.S. development assistance.