July 22, 2009, NEW YORK — BRAC is leading a $15 million initiative to rebuild war-torn communities in West Africa, four organizations supporting the effort announced today.READ ON
July 7, 2009, WASHINGTON, DC — MFX Solutions Inc. (MFX), a new company dedicated to managing global currency risk in the microfinance industry, today announced the launch of its operations.READ ON
June 17, 2009, Luxembourg — In a breakthrough for microfinance and alternative investment, the LeapFrog Financial Inclusion Fund announced today that it has raised US$44 million. It is the world’s first investment fund focused on microinsurance.READ ON
March 18, 2009, WASHINGTON, DC — The Sunlight Foundation announced today it has received a $4 million grant from Omidyar Network to support Sunlight's efforts to improve access to existing government information, digitize new information, and create new online tools to foster greREAD ON
February 24, 2009, Oak Brook, Ill. — Opportunity International today announced it has received a $4.5 million grant from Omidyar Network.READ ON
January 21, 2007 - They seemed so young. That's what Peter Hero remembers most about the day, nine years ago, when Pierre Omidyar and Jeff Skoll walked into his office at Community Foundation Silicon Valley with an odd idea to give away a fortune.READ ON
March 25, 2006 - Pierre Omidyar, the 38-year old founder of the mammoth online auction site, eBay, doesn't do media interviews that often, let alone over dinner. But here he is in Bar Americain, a busy American-style brasserie in midtown Manhattan.READ ON
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