The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a private foundation established by Microsoft co-founder Bill gates and his wife Melinda Gates. Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the foundation seeks to help all people lead healthy and productive lives. The foundation works with organizations and diverse stakeholders around the world and focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to exit poverty. In the United States, it seeks to expand educational opportunities and provides support to vulnerable children and families.