A World of Positive Returns

Insights

Learning from Parents and Students to Improve Education In Brazil

Research Report March 28, 2017

Omidyar Network, in partnership with Plano CDE and with support from Lemann Foundation, commissioned an in-depth study exploring improved educational outcomes for Brazil’s low-to-middle-income families.

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Newsroom

RegTech for Regulators Accelerator Announces Central Banks Partnerships

Announcement April 20, 2017

Our investee RegTech for Regulators Accelerator (R2A), a global RegTech prototyping lab, announces partnerships with central banks in Ghana, Mexico, and the Philippines.

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From the Blog

Why We Invested: Propel

April 26, 2017

Sarah Morgenstern shares why we invested in Propel, a tech company building software to make safety-net solutions friendlier to low-income Americans.

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A WORLD OF POSITIVE RETURNS

We invest in entrepreneurs and their visionary ideas that create opportunities for people to improve their lives, their communities, and the world around them.

WHO WE ARE
 

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

ALIGNMENT
Does the investee align with our core mission and values?
IMPACT
Is the investee likely to achieve traction in its field?
POTENTIAL FOR SCALE
Is the idea big enough to grow beyond its current size?
LEADERSHIP
Is there a strong vision for where to go next?
INNOVATION
Is this something we haven’t seen before?

INVESTMENT APPROACH

We

We are structured to support the notion that philanthropy is more than a type of funding. In its truest sense, philanthropy is about improving the lives of others, independent of the mechanism. Consequently, we work across the social and business sectors, operating both a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a 501(c)(3) foundation.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

COMMITMENTS

Total amount committed since inception:
$1
billion+
For-profit investments since inception:
$515
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$568
million