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

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. empowers South African citizens to initiate online campaigns and offline advocacy to protest for a more just society and take coordinated, strategic action.

American Immigration Council

The American Immigration Council is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor the proud history of the United States as a nation of immigrants.

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.

California Immigrant Policy Center

The California Immigrant Policy Center is managing a research project to gain a much deeper and broader understanding of how Americans think about immigrants.

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.

Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law Center

The Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law Center is a think tank focused on privacy and surveillance law and policy—and the communities they affect.

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.

Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte

Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (GFF) initiates strategic litigation in the area of human and civil rights in Germany and Europe.

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.

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 with governments, businesses, and civil society 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 works with companies and governments to build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem, where people can make better decisions using data and manage its harmful impacts.

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.


openDemocracy is a media platform that aims to hold power to account through its high quality investigative journalism.


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 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 Correspondent

The Correspondent is the international expansion of the Dutch membership-based journalism model, De Correspondent.

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 Ferret

The Ferret is an award-winning investigative journalism platform for Scotland and beyond.

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.

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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 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 Integrity

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


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.


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 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 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.


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.


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.