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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

SEATTLE, WA

 
 

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EIN 56-2618866
Name in IRS Master File BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
Street Address 500 5TH AVE N
City, State, Zip SEATTLE, WA 98109-4636
NTEE Code T22
NTEE Classification Private Independent Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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]
Ruling Date January, 2007
Asset Amount $40,412,918,228
Income Amount $4,781,747,026
Form 990 Revenue Amount $0
Latest Form 990 Return December, 2015
Filing Requirement Required to file form 990-PF
Fiscal Year End December

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