Dear Bill & Melinda Gates:

Please find it in your heart to support the “Dream Act” and reach out to support the Latino/Hispanic community that is deeply rooted in our United States Mexican American Heritage.

Please let us know that you care, I will await a response.

Eddie Martinez


Dear Mr. Martinez,

Thank you for contacting the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Your letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gates has been forwarded to the foundation's Grants Inquiry team for reply.

While we appreciate how important your request is, unfortunately, it falls outside the foundation's current giving priorities. We set clear priorities because we can have the greatest impact by staying focused and working on long-term solutions for people with the most urgent needs.

As you may already know, the foundation's work stems from our belief that all lives have equal value. We think all people deserve the chance to live healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, we focus on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, we seek to ensure that all people-especially those with the fewest resources-have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.

For more information about the foundation and our funding priorities, please visit

We appreciate your commitment to this work and wish you great success with your endeavors.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Grants Inquiry