Gates Foundation To Suspend Health, Development Grant Program With Nonprofit Founded By Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed
Wall Street Journal: Gates Foundation Suspends Future Work With Saudi Crown Prince’s Charity
“The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is suspending its future work with a nonprofit chaired by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, reflecting the unease of Western entities in dealing with the kingdom as it struggles to explain the killing of a dissident journalist. … The Gates Foundation and the Misk Foundation — a media, culture, and education nonprofit aimed at helping young Saudis develop — last year launched a $10 million initiative, dubbed the Misk Grand Challenges, that gives grants to young people around the world for health and development innovations. Prince Mohammed founded Misk in 2011. … The Gates Foundation completed its first round of $1.5 million in funding and will honor its obligations to existing grantees but won’t fund subsequent rounds, the Gates Foundation spokeswoman said…” (Parasie, 11/1).