September 27, 2007, New York – Omidyar Network, a mission-based organization established by Pierre and Pam Omidyar, today announced at the Clinton Global Initiative that it is expanding its efforts to include support of small to medium enterprise (SME).READ ON
November 15, 2007, New York – Actors Claire Danes and Zac Efron and former Senator Bill Bradley announced today that DonorsChoose.org, the award-winning nonprofit website where teachers and donors connect to help students in need, is opening to every public schooREAD ON
November 27, 2006 - An idea, not a person, was the most powerful force in philanthropy in 2006. President Bill Clinton devoted a big chunk of his annual Clinton Global Initiative to exploring it. The mighty Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation endorsed it.READ ON
February 19, 2008, New York – The Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), Omidyar Network, and Google.org announced today a new US$17 million Small to Medium Enterprise Investment Company for India to create job opportunities and spur greater economic participation for a larger sREAD ON
April 23, 2008, San Francisco and Seattle – Omidyar Network and Unitus are pleased to announce plans to dramatically expand the worldwide availability of financial services to the poor.READ ON
May 12, 2008, Seattle – The Rural Development Institute (RDI) today announced it has received one of the largest grants in its history – US$4.3 million from Omidyar Network – to help secure land rights for the rural poor in the India state of Andhra Pradesh.READ ON
May 13, 2008, Dubai, New York, Redwood City, Calif. – Legatum and Omidyar Network announced today a US $40 million co-investment in Unitus Equity Fund II (UEF II).READ ON
May 28, 2008, San Francisco - Creative Commons announced that it has received US $500,000 as the first installment of a gift of US $2.5 million over five years from Omidyar Network.READ ON
June 10, 2008, Garza Garcia, Nuevo Léon, México – IGNIA Fund I, Latin America’s first social venture fund dedicated to investing in commercial enterprises serving the base of the pyramid, announced today the first close of US $20.6 million of capital commitments.READ ON
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