Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
Founded in 1955, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities. The major strategy for carrying out this mission is to support early career scientists and researchers working in areas of science that are undervalued or underfunded. The Fund is based in Research Triangle Park, NC. Follow on Twitter for updates and grant deadlines @bwfund.