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This organization is not eligible to be rated by Charity Navigator because it is a Private Foundation.
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|Name in IRS Master File||BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION|
|Street Address||500 5TH AVE N|
|City, State, Zip||SEATTLE, WA 98109-4636|
|NTEE Classification||Private Independent Foundations|
|NTEE Type||Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations|
|Subsection||501(c)(3) (View the list of codes)|
|Foundation Status||Private non-operating foundation|
|Deductibility||Contributions are deductible|
|Affiliation||Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).|
|Group Name||[Not Applicable]|
|Form 990 Revenue Amount||$0|
|Latest Form 990 Return||December, 2015|
|Filing Requirement||Required to file form 990-PF|
|Fiscal Year End||December|
The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).