Washington state

SEATTLE: Gates Foundation gets $10.4M in donations

The world’s richest foundation has just given other charities one more reason to be jealous. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual report says it brought in $10.4 million in individual donations in 2008, without making any effort at fundraising.

That dollar amount does not include new money from Bill or Melinda Gates or their friend Warren Buffet, who gave the foundation’s trust about $1.8 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway stock last year.

The Associated Press