Friday, November 2, 2018
Gates Foundation Ends $5m Pledge Partnership With Saudi Crown Prince's Charity Over Khashoggi Killing
The Gates’ organization had pledged $5 million towards a new program, Misk Grand Challenges, along with the Misk Foundation, a group that promotes youth empowerment worldwide, and which is chaired by the prince. A large photo of the crown prince appears on the site’s home page.
The Gates Foundation said in a statement provided to Fortune, “Jamal Khashoggi’s abduction and murder is extremely troubling. We are observing current events with concern, and we do not plan to fund any subsequent rounds of the Misk Grand Challenges program.”