At Omidyar Network, we believe market forces can be a potent driver for positive social change. That’s why we invest in both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations, whose complementary roles can advance entire sectors.  Our efforts are focused in five key areas that strengthen prosperous, stable, and open societies: Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.

Digital Identity enables the Internet of Me, where the individual is at the centre of their digital life, owning and controlling their own data.

Identification for Development (ID4D)

To enable access to services and rights for all, the World Bank Group launched the Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative to support progress towards inclusive and responsible identification systems.

Indian School of Business

The Indian School of Business is a pioneering academic institution that has set up the Digital Identity Research Initiative to study the impact of India’s national ID program.


African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy is developing the next generation of ethical leaders and entrepreneurs who will shape Africa’s future.

African Leadership University (ALU)

African Leadership University (ALU) is a world-class tertiary education institution developing Africa’s future leaders by leveraging peer-to-peer learning, technology, active employer engagement, project-based learning, and a focus on skills development.

Akshara Foundation

Akshara Foundation aims to ensure that children across Karnataka are in school, engaged, and learning well by creating comprehensive, scalable, replicable, and cost-effective education solutions.


AltSchool is a collaborative community of micro-schools that uses outstanding teachers, deep research and innovative tools to offer a personalized, whole child learning experience for the next generation.


Andela blends the best of outsourcing and in-house hiring by training and integrating remote software developers to Fortune 500 and top employers around the world. Andela aims to bridge the global skills gaps by identifying the best, brightest, and hardworking people and transforming them into world-class programmers.

Anudip Foundation

Anudip Foundation creates new-economy livelihood opportunities for impoverished youth, women, and minorities in rural and semi-urban areas of India by providing IT-based job skills training, job placement, and entrepreneur development services.


Artemisia’s mission is to inspire, train, and empower talent and entrepreneurs to create a new generation of social impact businesses in Brazil.

Aspiring Minds

Aspiring Minds fosters labor inclusion through proven employability assessment solutions.

Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is the world's largest education innovation company serving the 700 million children whose families live on less than $2 USD per day.® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. is an online marketplace that connects teachers in high-need communities with donors who want to help.


EdSurge helps schools find, select and use the right technology to support all learners.


Ellevation’s software transforms school districts to better serve English Language Learners by supporting personalized instruction, student data analysis, reporting, and collaboration.


EnglishHelper provides innovative technology solutions that enable students, aspiring professionals, and corporate employees to learn English.


The FunDza Literacy Trust is dedicated to improving literacy among teens and young adults in South Africa.


Geekie is an adaptive learning company committed to revolutionizing the quality of education in Brazil for middle and high school students. The company uses technology to customize each learner’s experience and boost their academic performance.

Guten News

Guten News is an early stage company that works at the intersection between content, technology and pedagogy. It is an interactive digital journal that encourages reading activities taking into account the intellectual development of its readers.


IkamvaYouth provides after-school tutoring and mentoring to disadvantaged youth, ending the cycle of poverty through higher educational achievement, increased access to tertiary education and subsequent employment opportunities.


The Mexican Institute for Competitiveness produces research and public policy analysis to improve Mexico’s standing in the global economy.

Innovation Edge

Innovation Edge inspires, supports, and shares quality innovations in early learning across South Africa.

Innovations for Poverty Action

IPA is a leading design and evaluation organization for rigorous analyses of innovative solutions in development.


Kalibrr expands access to job opportunities through an innovative online recruitment and talent management platform.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy’s mission is to provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere.


LearnZillion’s digital platform is home to high-quality, standards-aligned instructional material built by top teachers from across the country.

Lemann Foundation

Lemann Foundation develops and supports innovative educational projects, conducts public policy studies, and offers leadership training to education professionals in Brazil.

Lively Minds

Lively Minds aims to improve education opportunities for young children in communities in rural Ghana and Uganda by developing effective play-based early learning programs.


MissionU is an intensive one-year program that gives students the skills and experience needed to launch a successful career in high-growth industries.


Numeric is an organization that has developed a high-impact, low-cost, last-mile coaching model that uses open education resources to work with 6th-8th grade students to drive large, statistically significant gains in mathematics.

ParentPowered (Ready4K)

ParentPowered creates simple, accessible tools to support effective parenting.


Platzi is an online community and educational platform focusing on tech-related skills that are in high demand by employers, including programming, design, marketing, and business development.

Reach Capital

Reach Capital is an education technology fund that invests in companies creating access and opportunity for K-12 students.


Reconstructed Living Labs seeks to empower individuals and reconstruct communities through community-driven innovation.


Siyavula's mission is to make high-quality education accessible to every student and teacher, in South Africa and globally. They aim to achieve this at scale by focusing on providing a low-cost techology solution for adaptive-learning.


Socratic is an online community that takes commonly asked student questions and creates the best possible answers on the Internet through crowd sourcing.

SPARK Schools

SPARK Schools is a network of innovative primary schools dedicated to making quality learning accessible to many more learners in South Africa.

Teach for All

Teach for All aims to expand educational opportunity around the world by increasing and accelerating the impact of national organizations that are cultivating the leadership necessary for change.

Teach For India

Teach For India aims to help all children in India receive a high-quality education by engaging a talented group of young leaders to work in the country’s education sector.

The Education Alliance

The Education Alliance is a nonprofit organization working toward facilitating Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in education with a view to improve education quality and widen the set of choices available to underserved and economically disadvantaged learners in India.


Tinkergarten offers outdoor, play-based, enrichment classes and activities for children ages 1 - 8 years old.


Varthana provides loans to private schools in India, helping them improve education quality, upgrade facilities, and expand access.

Wildflower Schools

Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents.

Emerging Tech


1MG is India’s leading online pharmacy and integrated health application, offering Indian consumers a trusted database that promotes open knowledge and transparency around medicine information, doctors, clinics, diagnostic centers, and local pharmacies to enable a one-stop medical search and transaction experience.

Alliance for Affordable Internet

The Alliance for Affordable Internet promotes policy and regulatory reform aimed at bridging the global digital divide.


Anchor makes it easy for anyone to hear, share, and create interactive streams of audio called stations. It gives everyone the ability to broadcast from anywhere, and instantly reach listeners everywhere audio is heard.


Bunker is a contract-related insurance marketplace, providing liability insurance compliance and management for enterprises, and easing the insurance purchase process for small businesses and contingent workers.


Couchsurfing is an international social network that connects travelers with locals around the world.


Crew is a free service for team communications that allows leaders and co-workers to instantly send messages and stay up-to-date, manage schedules and give recognition all in one centralized place, directly from any device.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 support for people in crisis via text.

Fast Forward

Fast Forward is an accelerator for technology-led nonprofits that is building an ecosystem around capital, community, and connections to help them reach scale.


Giraffe is an online marketplace that uses mobile technology to connect medium-skilled workers to job opportunities and helps businesses to reduce recruitment costs and to find suitable candidates quicker.


Goodera is a global platform helping companies to manage their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.

HealthKart is India's largest online nutrition and fitness destination. is the largest online hotel booking platform in Nigeria, connecting consumers to more than 7,000 small and medium hotels, most with no prior digital presence.


Hustle is a peer-to-peer text messaging platform allowing organizers to start targeted, personalized conversations with large numbers of supporters.


Hypothesis aims to bring new context to the world’s knowledge by enabling users to discuss, collaborate, organize research, or take personal notes on Internet content.

i2e1 (Information to Everyone)

i2e1’s vision is to deliver low-cost and ubiquitous internet access for the Indian masses through a dense network of aggregated WiFi hotspots.

Indus OS

Indus OS targets millions of early smartphone users in India and other emerging markets to unlock the power of smartphones and discover the Internet by meeting their local language and other personalised needs.


Jopwell is a tech-enabled platform that connects hiring companies to qualified candidates from historically underrepresented minority groups at scale, helping to create more diverse workplaces across the United States.


Koko is a peer-to-peer network that democratizes access to emotional support.

Linden Lab

Linden Lab enables people with shared interests to connect through Second Life, a vast 3-D virtual world.


Meetup taps the power of the Internet to energize local community groups.


NowFloats is an easy platform that helps small and medium business in India to establish a presence online in order to discover and connect with new clients.


Overcart is India's first online marketplace for overstock, unboxed, refurbished, and preowned products.


Pratilipi is India's largest self-publishing platform for readers and writers of Indian languages.


Quikr allows consumers across India to connect and transact efficiently via a popular online marketplace focused on blue-collar jobs, automobiles, home services, real estate, education, and physical commerce. is a one-stop online destination for railway passengers in India, providing them with real-time travel-related information.


RevUp designs tools to help nonprofits, academic institutions, and political organizations leverage data analytics and social media to meet and exceed their fundraising goals.


SafeTraces provides the first natural, edible, odorless, tasteless, on-food traceability solution.


Skillshare is a global learning community where anyone can take or teach an online class.

U2opia Mobile

U2opia Mobile is a global provider of mobile applications that enables universal and customized access to a variety of social and utilitarian applications across a large handset spectrum – from basic feature phones to smartphones.


Versé (Dailyhunt) is India’s #1 news and local language content application.


Wikia provides community resources for building and organizing free content.


Zimmber is a one-stop shop for handyman services in India, connecting consumers with a myriad of trusted, curated providers, from home cleaning to plumbers, painters, carpenters, and electricians, among others.

Financial Inclusion

Alliance for Financial Inclusion

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion works to increase access to financial services for the poor in developing countries.

Better Than Cash Alliance

The Better Than Cash Alliance focuses on shifting from cash to electronic payments in order to improve lives in low-income areas.


BRAC empowers the world’s poor through a comprehensive set of development initiatives.

Center for Financial Services Innovation

CFSI leads a network of committed financial services innovators to build better consumer products and practices.

Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion

The Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI) is an early-stage Indian organization creating evidence-based commercialization pathways for innovations in the digital financial inclusion space.


Chime is a mobile-only bank account that helps consumers in the US lead healthier financial lives.


Cignifi is revolutionizing the way financial service providers qualify millions of underserved consumers who lack traditional credit histories.

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) is an independent policy and research center that helps the microfinance industry better serve the poor.

Core Innovation Capital

Core Innovation Capital is a mission-driven venture capital fund that invests in innovative companies serving underbanked consumers in the United States.

Digital Frontiers Institute

The Digital Frontiers Institute is focused on equipping a new generation of digital finance professionals with the information, vision, and skills they need to help institutions and nations on the journey to drive financial inclusion.

eCurrency Mint

eCurrency Mint (eCM) is pioneering a new technology that enables central banks to issue digital fiat currency, called eCurrency.

Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL)

EFL creates and analyzes nontraditional data to assess credit worthiness of “thin file” or “no file” consumers and entrepreneurs, unlocking individual potential through capital and expanding access to finance.


Flutterwave provides underlying payment processing technology and infrastructure that makes it easier for merchants, payments service providers, international money transfer operators, and financial institutions to accept and disburse payments across Africa.

GSMA Mobile for Development

GSMA’s Mobile for Development program advances financial inclusion by supporting the development of mobile money services at scale.


GuiaBolso is a top-ranked personal finance app that helps Brazilian consumers to improve their financial wellbeing.

Indifi Technologies

Indifi Technologies seeks to improve access to MSME financing in India by providing small businesses with access to multiple lenders.


IntelleGrow provides customized loans to small and growing businesses in India that lack access to responsive debt financing.


Juntos’s mobile conversation platform empowers newly banked consumers to save and build confidence in their financial lives.


Kin draws on expertise from insurance, finance, and technology to make homeowners insurance simpler and more accessible to Americans.

LeapFrog Investments

LeapFrog—the world’s first microinsurance fund—invests to provide life-changing financial services to financially excluded clients.


Lendable is the first marketplace lending platform connecting alternative lenders in East Africa with impact and institutional debt investors.


Lenddo uses social media data to enable the new middle class in emerging markets to access affordable financial services.

MFX Solutions

MFX Solutions helps microfinance institutions analyze, manage, and mitigate currency risks in emerging markets.


MicroEnsure is a recognized leader in the provision of insurance for the mass market in Africa and Asia.


Mimoni provides online microloans quickly and easily, offering the unbanked in Mexico greater access to financial products and services.


NeoGrowth is a hassle-free, short-term loan platform that helps small- and micro-sized retailers in India, who do not have access to traditional bank credit, to address everyday business cash-flow challenges.


Off.Grid:Electric provides affordable solar electricity to off-the-grid customers around the world.


Paga uses mobile technology and an agent network to simplify payments and increase access to financial services in Nigeria.


Propel is a tech company building software to make safety-net solutions friendlier to low-income Americans.


Prosper is a peer-to-peer lending marketplace that connects investors with borrowers to activate short-term consumer loans.

RegTech for Regulators Accelerator (R2A)

The RegTech for Regulators Accelerator (R2A) partners with financial authorities and innovators to pioneer the next generation of tools and approaches for market oversight, data analysis, and policy development, helping financial regulators to improve efficiency levels and modernize their operations.


Rêv is a global payment processor that helps underbanked consumers and micro-merchants gain access to financial services.

Revolution Credit

RevolutionCredit provides lenders with data and tools to help identify customers who will perform better than their credit score.


RippleWorks operates a short-term, high-impact volunteer program that pairs world-class experts in technology and business with social ventures.


Ruma leverages the trust and convenience of the neighborhood shop to deliver financial services to low-income communities in Indonesia.


Scripbox is a free investment service focused on helping first-time investors in India to save and invest to achieve their long-term financial goals.


Segovia is building modern SaaS technology to manage the delivery of essential resources to those that need it most.

Tandem Bank

Tandem is a full-service digital retail bank in the UK that leverages cutting-edge technology and human-centered design concepts to offer better banking services to consumers at a far lower cost.

United Income

United Income is a financial technology company focused on simplifying retirement planning, long-term asset management, and everyday financial services for aging households in the U.S.


Varthana provides loans to private schools in India, helping them improve education quality, upgrade facilities, and expand access.

Vistaar Finance

Vistaar Finance provides affordable loans to underserved small businesses in India, helping them scale up and join the financial mainstream.


ZestMoney is a digital lending platform in India that provides consumers with direct access to loans through a fast, convenient, and transparent experience.


Zoona leverages mobile technology and an agent network to enable financial transactions for underserved customers in Africa.

Governance & Citizen Engagement

Africa Check

Africa Check is the leading independent fact-checking organization in Africa, reducing the spread of mis/disinformation with the ultimate goal of strengthening democracy and improving life outcomes.

Anti-Defamation League

Anti-Defamation League is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice, and bigotry.

Association for Democratic Reforms

The Association for Democratic Reforms is dedicated to improving governance and strengthening democracy in India.


Budeshi is an initiative within Nigeria’s Public and Private Development Centre that aims to make government contracting information more transparent.


BudgIT provides Nigerian citizens with access to and understanding of public budgets, promoting civic participation and fiscal transparency.

Campaign Bootcamp

Campaign Bootcamp is an initiative to empower early-stage campaigners by supporting them to develop the skills, confidence, and resilience to run effective campaigns that challenge injustice.

Center for Global Development - Europe

CGD-Europe conducts empirical research and analysis on a range of development issues related to reducing global poverty and inequality.

Center for Research and Teaching in Economics

The nonprofit Center for Research and Teaching in Economics is using data-driven journalism to inform public policy debate in Mexico.

Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law

Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law bridges the worlds of scholarship, policy, and practice to promote democracy and sustainable economic development.

Centre UA

Centre UA is an advocacy center that promotes European reforms, advocates for government transparency and accountability, contributes to enhancing the quality of politics and policies, and fights for freedom of speech. is the world's largest online social action platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see.


Chequeado is a non-partisan independent media organization and Latin America’s first fact-checking site.


Citymart is a technology and service firm that transforms the way cities solve urban problems through citizen engagement and procurement reform.

Civic Hall

Civic Hall is a one-of-a-kind collaborative work and event space for civic innovators located in New York City.

Civic Hall Labs

Civic Hall Labs is a research and design organization that brings together sector experts, the public, funders, data scientists, researchers, designers, technologists, media makers, community groups, and entrepreneurs to explore how the use of design, data, and technology can create scalable, sustainable solutions for the public good.

Code for America

Code for America connects city governments with top Web 2.0 talent to create projects that bolster transparency and accountability. is a Brazil-based civic tech platform that aims to enhance governments' ability to engage with and respond to citizens.

Connected Development Initiative (CODE)

Connected Development Initiative supports rural communities in Africa with advocacy and access to information on government expenditures.

Data & Society

Data & Society is a research institute focused on social, cultural, and ethical issues arising from data-centric technological development.


DataKind harnesses the power of data science in the service of humanity.

Development Initiatives

Development Initiatives works to end extreme poverty by making data and information on poverty and resources transparent, accessible and useable.

Digital Freedom Fund

The Digital Freedom Fund supports partners in Europe to advance digital rights through strategic litigation. harnesses the creative, active, wired energy of teens and unleashes it on causes they care about.

eGovernments Foundation

eGovernments Foundation transforms urban governance with the use of scalable and replicable technology solutions that enable efficient and effective municipal operations, better decision making, and contact-less urban service delivery.


Elucd enables cities to measure how residents feel and prioritize fixing what isn't working.

ePaństwo Foundation

ePaństwo Foundation aims to increase transparency and accountability by giving citizens easy access to information that can help them make informed decisions and hold elected officials to account.

Financial Transparency Coalition

The Financial Transparency Coalition is a global network of civil society, governments, and experts that works to curtail illicit financial flows through the promotion of a transparent, accountable, and sustainable financial system that works for everyone.

Full Fact

Full Fact is the UK’s independent factchecking organization which checks claims made by politicians and media, and provides free tools, advice, and information.

Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente

Fundacion Ciudadano Inteligente uses information technology to encourage citizen participation and promote transparency in Latin America.

FUSE Corps

FUSE Corps helps urban communities by partnering with civic leaders to identify pressing strategic challenges and then recruit executive-level fellows to help design innovative solutions.

Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency

The Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency works to advance fiscal transparency, participation, and accountability in countries around the world.

Global Voices

Global Voices serves as an online newsroom for citizen voices from around the world.

Global Witness

Global Witness investigates and campaigns to change the system by exposing the natural resource-related economic networks behind corruption, conflict and environmental destruction. They find the facts, they uncover the story and they change the system.

Governance Data Alliance

The Governance Data Alliance represents over 40 organizations dedicated to improving the availability, quality, and usage of governance data.


Grassroot's set of mobile tools enables communities and individuals to act together by organizing groups, meetings, and events in South Africa using both smart and feature phones.


HiviSasa is an online Kenyan news outlet that provides local, county-level news tailored for the mobile Web.


Hromadske is a multimedia and online television platform in Ukraine that provides unbiased, censor-free information on political, economic, cultural, and social events.


The Mexican Institute for Competitiveness produces research and public policy analysis to improve Mexico’s standing in the global economy.

International Budget Partnership

The International Budget Partnership collaborates with civil society to analyze and influence public budgets in order to reduce poverty and improve the quality of public services.


Janaagraha engages citizens and advances government transparency in India.

Latin American Alliance for Civic Technology (ALTEC)

ALTEC aims to promote the development of civic technology initiatives that improve the quality of life for Latin Americans.

Livity Africa

Livity Africa is transforming the next generation of South Africans through youth-created media platforms and social campaigns that engage and empower young people to act.

Magamba Network

Magamba is Zimbabwe's leading creative organization working on the cutting edge of culture, new media, activism, and innovation.

Media Development Investment Fund

Media Development Investment Fund invests in independent media around the world providing the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies.

Meu Rio

Meu Rio is an innovative digital platform that enables civic engagement and citizen-led political action in Rio de Janiero.


mySociety runs many of the best-known democracy and transparency websites in the UK.


NationBuilder is a software platform that helps leaders grow and organize their communities.

Natural Resource Governance Institute

The Natural Resource Governance Institute empowers citizens to realize the benefits of their countries’ natural resources.

New Media Ventures Innovation Fund

New Media Ventures is a seed fund and national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change.

News Deeply

News Deeply is an online platform that delivers simplified, high-quality coverage of complex global issues.


Newslaundry is an independent digital media platform focused on promoting high standards of ethics, quality, and transparency.

Open Contracting Partnership

The Open Contracting Partnership works to bring transparency and accountability to government contracting.

Open Data Charter

The Open Data Charter is a set of common principles in support of open data that will help governments foster more just and prosperous societies.

Open Data Institute

The Open Data Institute catalyzes the evolution of open data to create economic, environmental, and social value.

Open Data Manchester

Open Data Manchester promotes the development of intelligent data practice in Greater Manchester and beyond.

Open Government Partnership

Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that empowers citizens and encourages governments to be open and responsive.

Open Knowledge

Open Knowledge builds tools and communities to create, use, and share open knowledge and information.

Open Myanmar Initiative (OMI)

Open Myanmar Initiative promotes open data and citizen engagement through the use of technology and advocacy.


OpenOil aims to create an open data framework for managing natural resources at a supranational level.


OpenUp promotes informed decisionmaking in the public interest by helping government, civic society, and media understand and use open data.


Phandeeyar is a technology hub created to be a center for civic tech and social innovation in Myanmar.

Pop Culture Collaborative

The Pop Culture Collaborative is a hub for high impact partnerships and grants designed to help organizations and individuals leverage the reach and power of pop culture for social justice goals.

Privacy International

Privacy International is committed to fighting for the right to privacy around the world.

Project Isizwe

Project Isizwe works to extend free Wi-Fi across low-income communities in South Africa and runs the Tobetsa portal.

Proximity Designs

Proximity Designs is a social enterprise that designs products and services to help rural families in Myanmar achieve their goals.

Publish What You Fund

Publish What You Fund is a not-for-profit organization that campaigns for aid transparency through more and better information about aid.

Publish What You Pay

Publish What You Pay is a global network of civil society organizations working to increase transparency and accountability in the extractive and government sectors.

Pyoe Pin Programme

The Pyoe Pin programme promotes inclusive, accountable, and fair governance in Myanmar to underpin a more open, prosperous, and peaceful country.


Rappler is an independent, digital-only social news network that leverages community and digital engagement to drive social change.

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders is an international organization that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press.

Responsible Mining Foundation

The Responsible Mining Foundation is creating a Responsible Mining Index, to assess the economic, environmental, social, and governance performance of 30 of the world’s largest mining companies

Sahara Reporters

Sahara Reporters encourages citizen journalists to publish evidence of corruption and human rights abuses in Nigeria. is an independent news, information, and entertainment company in India that provides real-time reporting and analysis.


SeeClickFix provides web and mobile solutions for individuals to report and monitor non-emergency issues in their communities.


SocialBoost is a Ukrainian tech NGO focused on impact projects in the field of open data, civic participation and e-governance.

Stiftung Neue Verantwortung

The Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV) is a non-profit think tank based in Berlin working on policy proposals for open data and other governance issues.

Tactical Tech

Tactical Tech is a nonprofit organization working to advance the use of information and digital technologies by advocates and activists worldwide.

Tax Justice Network Africa

Tax Justice Network Africa is a pan-African initiative promoting socially just, democratic, and progressive taxation systems in Africa.

Tekkatho Foundation

Tekkatho Foundation aims to advance education in Myanmar by providing digital libraries and other education infrastructure in areas with limited internet connectivity and promoting exchanges, teaching placements, and research partnerships between educational institutions and international partners.

The B Team

The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of business leaders to catalyze a better way of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet.

The Bristol Cable

The Bristol Cable is a media cooperative created and owned by people in Bristol, England.

The Federation, in partnership with the Co-op Foundation

The Federation is an open community and hub for digital and social innovators in Manchester.

The GovLab

The GovLab aims to strengthen the ability of institutions -- including but not limited to governments -- and people to work more openly, collaboratively, effectively, and legitimately to make better decisions and solve public problems.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

ICIJ is a network of investigative journalists who collaborate to report global issues including cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power.

The Poynter Institute

Poynter is a global leader in journalism that seeks to advance the growing movement of fact-checking around the world through education, dialogue and digital storytelling.

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Program (SERAP)

SERAP uses human rights law to encourage the government and others in Nigeria to address developmental and human rights challenges such as corruption, poverty, inequality and discrimination.

Transparency & Accountability Initiative

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative supports efforts to scale the impact of transparency and accountability interventions worldwide.

Transparency International EU

Transparency International-EU aims to prevent corruption and promote integrity, transparency, and accountability in EU institutions, policies, and legislation.

Transparency International UK

Transparency International UK is committed to increasing the integrity of national institutions, minimizing the effect of British corruption abroad, and combating corruption within the UK.

Transparency International Ukraine

Transparency International Ukraine is committed to fighting corruption in Ukraine by promoting transparency, accountability, and integrity in public authorities and civil society.

Unite Us

Unite Us designs, builds, and delivers best-in-class collaboration and coordination software that streamlines access to local resources, service, and care for Veterans, military families, and other constituents in need of assistance.

Urban Innovation Fund

The Urban Innovation Fund provides seed capital and regulatory support to startups creating scalable solutions to challenges facing urban dwellers.


Viamo uses simple, low-cost technology for data collection and for the provision of public service information via mobile.

Well Told Story

Well Told Story is an innovative, socially-oriented media research and production company based in Kenya and focused on the positive transformation of young people in Africa.


WhereIsMyTransport aims to improve and integrate mobility in emerging markets to create connected citizens and smarter cities.

World Wide Web Foundation

The World Wide Web Foundation was established by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to advance the open Web as a public good and a basic right.

Yangon Journalism School

Yangon Journalism School trains journalists to improve the quality and scope of reportage in Myanmar.


Zenysis builds the powerful, collaborative software that governments and international organizations need to confront some of the greatest challenges facing humanity.

Property Rights

Amazon Conservation Team

The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) is dedicated to preserving South American rainforests by working with local communities to map and secure rights to their indigenous lands.


BRAC empowers the world’s poor through a comprehensive set of development initiatives.


The Cadasta Foundation aims to simplify, modernize, and expedite the documentation of property rights where it does not exist today through technology and community partnerships.

Foundation for Ecological Security

The Foundation for Ecological Security extends land rights to India’s rural poor.

Indian Institute for Human Settlements

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is an educational and research institution committed to the equitable, sustainable, and efficient transformation of Indian settlements.

Indufor North America

Indufor North America is a forest asset valuation firm that is working with partners to develop a tool to help communities and governments ascertain the economic value of their land.

Institute for Liberty and Democracy

The Institute for Liberty and Democracy works with governments to empower the poor through property and business rights.

Land Alliance

Land Alliance is a think-and-do tank that tests new approaches to defining and managing rights, shares expertise and best practices globally, and supports groups working to scale the solution of land issues.

Land Portal

Land Portal is the leading online resource for information, data, and knowledge exchange on land and property rights.


Landesa is transforming 400 million lives worldwide through land rights.


Landmapp uses geospatial technology to provide smallholder farmer families with documentation of their land.


MicroBuild Fund is the first microfinance investment fund for housing. The Fund provides capital and technical assistance to spark innovation and nurture the expansion of affordable housing and shelter solutions.


N/Core is an incubation program for nonprofit startups in India.

Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an award-winning organization dedicated to supporting independent journalism on under-reported topics.


Radiant provides a geospatial technology platform and supports knowledge transfer to positively impact the developing world’s greatest social, economic, and environmental challenges.


Spruce is a title insurance, escrow, and closing company using technology to enable fast, frictionless, and secure real estate transactions.


Suyo helps families secure their property rights by offering the most affordable and reliable property formalization services in Latin America.

Swarna Pragati

Swarna Pragati is India’s first affordable rural housing microfinance company and aspires to build a society where everyone has a house in which to live with dignity.

The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation promotes socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. The Foundation runs programs that inform, connect, and ultimately empower people around the world.

Transerve Technologies

Transerve Technologies works with cities to provide affordable tech solutions to infrastructure management issues such as property tax collection.

Impact Investing

Bridges Fund Management

Bridges Fund Management is a specialist private equity fund manager focused exclusively on sustainable and impact investment.

Elevar Equity

Elevar Equity provides equity capital to high-growth microfinance institutions and social entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

European Venture Philanthropy Association

The European Venture Philanthropy Association is a leading network of impact-minded, cross-sector investors, philanthropists, and foundations.

Global Impact Investing Network

The Global Impact Investing Network is dedicated to accelerating change by increasing the scale and effectiveness of the impact investing industry.


Nesta is a leading impact investor in the UK that has built a portfolio of funds, incubators, and advisory firms to help bring innovative ideas to life.


Pymwymic is the largest, most active, and longest-standing organization of impact investors in Europe.

Social Finance UK

Social Finance UK partners with government, the social sector, and finance to mobilize private capital and help solve social challenges around the world.

Social Finance US

Social Finance US designs public-private partnerships to address social challenges and support an ecosystem for Pay for Success programs across the country.

The ImPact

The ImPact supports a global network of philanthropic families with the resources they need to make more impact investments, track outcomes, and share knowledge.

Toniic LLC

Toniic is an action-oriented community of impact investors that aims to increase the velocity of money and services into investments that address global challenges.

Market Building


Artemisia’s mission is to inspire, train, and empower talent and entrepreneurs to create a new generation of social impact businesses in Brazil.

Co-Creation Hub

Co-Creation Hub is a multi-functional, multi-purpose space in Nigeria that is dedicated to catalyzing creative social tech ventures.


Dasra is India's leading strategic philanthropy foundation working with philanthropists and social entrepreneurs to create large scale social change.


Endeavor supports high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets, helping to create jobs, generate wealth, and champion the next generation of business leaders.


IGNIA is a venture capital investment firm that supports promising, scalable enterprises serving the needs of low-income populations in Latin America.

The Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group aims to strengthen nonprofit leadership by providing an information marketplace that connects nonprofits to senior-management talent.

Early Innovation

d.light design

d.light design develops high-quality, affordable, and innovative solar-powered consumer products for families without access to reliable electricity.

dr. consulta

dr. consulta is a network of low-cost, high-quality outpatient medical clinics in Brazil.


iMerit addresses the global demand for high-quality, entry-level IT work by leveraging lower-cost rural staff who are trained by Anudip Foundation.

SONG Investment Company

SONG Investment Company is an investment fund that backs high-quality, scalable small and medium-sized businesses in India.

Alumni Investees

Accountability Initiative

Accountability Initiative seeks to improve the quality of India’s public services by promoting informed and accountable governance.

African Media Initiative

The African Media Initiative strengthens Africa’s media sector through advocacy, investments, technology, and training.

Ananda Ventures

Ananda Ventures is the first pan-European social venture fund providing financial capital and advisory expertise to social enterprises.


Ashoka promotes social change by connecting a global network of entrepreneurs.

Balkan Financial Sector Equity Fund

Balkan Financial Sector Equity Fund invests in financial institutions that drive economic development in the Balkans.


BlueOrchard promotes economic development through private investments in microfinance.

Boulder Institute of Microfinance

Boulder Institute of Microfinance promotes critical thinking and professional development to advance microfinance.


Being Bozza is about being unique, doing your own thing and expressing yourself as an artist.

Catalyst Microfinance Investors

CMI enables the growth of microfinance institutions throughout Asia and Africa.

Center for Global Development

Center for Global Development is a global think tank that leverages independent research and analysis to convert ideas into policies and programs.

Center for Public Integrity

The award-winning Center for Public Integrity is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit news organizations in the United States.

Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability

Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability is a policy research and advocacy organization that analyzes public policies and government finances in India and advocates for greater transparency, accountability, and public participation in budget processes.

Climate Policy Initiative

Climate Policy Initiative works to improve energy and land use policies around the world, with a particular emphasis on finance.

Code for Africa

Code for Africa is a people-driven movement that aims to empower active citizenry and strengthen civic watchdogs to help government shape and improve its services to citizens.

Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists promotes press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report news without fear.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media keeps parents and educators media-savvy in the Internet age.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons breaks down barriers to sharing creative content.


What people "digg" drives the news online.

Enough is Enough Nigeria

Enough is Enough Nigeria uses technology to promote transparency and public accountability in Nigeria.

Ethos Water

Ethos Water helps children around the world gain access to clean water.


FrontlineSMS revolutionizes two-way group communication with free software.


Fundar is a civil society organization that uses research and analysis to develop creative solutions to public problems for a just and participatory society.

Global Innovation Fund

The Global Innovation Fund invests in evidence-based innovations generating large-scale social impact around the world.

Global Integrity

Global Integrity arms advocates, journalists, and citizens with information to drive governance reforms.


GlobalGiving leverages technology to connect donors to innovative grassroots projects in the developing world.

GSMA Mobile for Development Intelligence

GSMA’s Mobile for Development Intelligence provides data, research, and insights for those who wish to harness the power of mobile for good.


Guidestar brings rigor to philanthropy with data and transparency.


Herdict is an online platform that crowdsources Internet users’ reports of website inaccessibility and outages.


Infonet develops technology platforms that enable information-sharing and promote government transparency in Kenya.

Insight TWI: The World Investigates

Insight TWI connects local investigative journalists with technology, training, and global audiences to expose crime and corruption around the world.

Instituto Cidade Democrática

Cidade Democrática facilitates crowdsourcing of innovative solutions to public sector problems, promoting civic participation in Brazil.

International Land Coalition

The International Land Coalition promotes secure and equitable access to land for the rural poor.


Involve helps civic organizations, politicians, and public officials to transform the way they engage with citizens.


JoziHub is Johannesburg’s first technology incubator dedicated to developing sustainable social change through collaboration and innovation.


Jumo fosters ongoing relationships between individuals and cause-based organizations through a web-based platform.


KaBOOM! mobilizes and engages communities to provide playspaces for their children.


Kiva connects online lenders and entrepreneurs to bring microfinance to both established and underserved markets around the world.

Living Goods

Living Goods operates a network of community health entrepreneurs who sell effective, essential health products to the poor at affordable prices.

Microfinance Centre

MFC promotes and catalyzes the microfinance industry in Central and Eastern Europe.

Microfinance Information Exchange

MIX provides comprehensive business information and data services for the microfinance sector.


MicroSave works to increase access to client-focused financial services in Asia and Africa.


MicroVest invests in microfinance institutions so that they can better serve the poor.

Mideast Youth

Mideast Youth uses digital media to amplify citizen voices in the Middle East and North Africa.

Myitmakha News Agency

Myitmakha News Agency is an independent news agency that provides daily news and insights to TV channels, radio channels, and local journals across Myanmar.


Namati is building a global movement of grassroots legal advocates who work with communities to advance justice.

National Foundation for India

National Foundation for India seeks to create a just and equitable society by enabling marginalized communities to improve the quality of their own lives.


National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) is India’s oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, economic policy research institute.


NewsTrust enables citizens to find and share trustworthy journalism online, promoting greater transparency in news reporting.

ONE Campaign

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly four million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Opportunity International

Opportunity International banks on technology to bring financial services to the poor.


PeerToPatent revolutionizes the patent system by opening the process to public participation.

Praekelt Foundation

Praekelt Foundation develops innovative mobile solutions to improve the lives of people living in poverty.

Project On Government Oversight

POGO champions government transparency and accountability in the United States.


Publica is Brazil’s first investigative reporting nonprofit dedicated to exposing human rights violations and promoting open democracy.

Red Tierras

Red Tierras and Fundacion Tierra use innovative technology to improve the land titling process for marginalized communities in Bolivia.

Refugees United

Refugees United uses technology to enable refugees to reunite with family.

Rights and Resources Initiative

Rights and Resources Initiative is a nonprofit seeking to increase forest ownership for local communities and indigenous peoples worldwide.


Sa-Dhan enables hundreds of microfinance institutions in India to better serve the poor.


SeaChange encourages effectiveness in philanthropy by connecting high-quality nonprofits and funders.

SEEP Network

SEEP Network builds a global learning community for microfinance networks and associations.


Socialtext leverages technology to promote collaboration and insight within organizations.

SOLIDUS Investment Fund

SOLIDUS is an investment fund that provides long-term financing to rapidly growing microfinance institutions in Latin America.

Sunlight Foundation

Sunlight Foundation sheds light on government activities with data and technology.

Transparency International

Transparency International aims to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability, and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society.


An urban impact accelerator, Tumml supports early stage companies that are developing innovative products and services to improve urban living.


Ushahidi bolsters transparency by enabling citizen-generated information reporting and sharing.


ViKi breaks down the language barriers that stand between great entertainment and its fans, wherever they are.

Virgin Money

Virgin Money enables lending between friends, relatives, and other private parties.


VoteRunLead is a national, nonpartisan organization that increases the number of women in political leadership through training, technology, and community.

Wikimedia Foundation

Wikimedia operates Wikipedia, enabling hundreds of millions of people to develop and share content online.


WITNESS leverages the power of technology to combat human rights abuses worldwide.

World Federation of United Nations Associations

The World Federation of United Nations Associations is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations and their thousands of constituents.