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.

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.


Meridia is an end-to-end solution for land and property documentation for individuals and communities in emerging markets, where accurate maps and effective land administration systems do not often exist.


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.

Alumni Investees

Climate Policy Initiative

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

International Land Coalition

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


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


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

Red Tierras

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

Rights and Resources Initiative

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

SEEP Network

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