QUOTE(gomi @ Mon 11th February 2008, 4:15pm)
Does the Gates Foundation even accept small, unsolicited donations? If GBG wants the donation made there, please supply instructions.
You mean I won? I based my estimate on what I thought was a ridiculous period of time to complete the audit.
I looked over the BMGF website and they don't seem to solicit donations directly. They do however provide links to web sites of groups they fund, and encourage. I would suggest giving the donation to Orphan Support Africa, which is largely funded by BMGF, although it itself is modest in size. This link
goes directly the donation page.
And that is already more than Wikipedia will ever do for for that "Child in Africa
I can’t speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself. I’m doing this for the child in Africa who is going to use free textbooks and reference works produced by our community and find a solution to the crushing poverty that surrounds him. But for this child, a website on the Internet is not enough; we need to find ways to get our work to people in a form they can actually use.
---Jimmy Wales, Sole Flounder
I never heard Mr. Gates say all children in Africa need are Hotmail accounts. BMGF and WMF make quite a stark contrast.