Investees

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 six key areas that strengthen prosperous, stable, and open societies: Digital Identity, Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.

Governance & Citizen Engagement

Association for Democratic Reforms

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

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.

Janaagraha

Janaagraha engages citizens and advances government transparency in India.

Newslaundry

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

Scroll.in

Scroll.in is an independent news, information, and entertainment company in India that provides real-time reporting and analysis.

The Ken

The Ken is a subscription-driven online media platform that focuses on investigative business journalism in India.

Vayam

Vayam is a nonprofit startup being incubated at Ashoka in Bangalore with the goal of enabling innovators and citizens to actively participate in making India’s justice delivery system more accessible and effective.

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.

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.

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.

Enough is Enough Nigeria

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

FrontlineSMS

FrontlineSMS revolutionizes two-way group communication with free software.

Fundar

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 Integrity

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

Global Voices

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

Herdict

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

Infonet

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.

Involve

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

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.

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.

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.

NewsTrust

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.

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

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

Refugees United

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

Sahara Reporters

Sahara Reporters encourages citizen journalists to publish evidence of corruption and human rights abuses in Nigeria.

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.

Tumml

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

Ushahidi

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

VoteRunLead

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

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.