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Omidyar Network Commits $2.1M to the Foundation for Ecological Security to Secure Rights to Common Land for India’s Poor

July 14, 2010

July 15, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and MUMBAI — Omidyar Network announced today a grant of $2.1 million over two years to the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) to extend property rights to common land to India’s poorest communities.

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Omidyar Network Commits $2.275M to Help Catalyze Government Transparency

June 30, 2010

July 1, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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Prestigious US$350,000 Africa Entrepreneurship Prize Launched

June 28, 2010

June 29th, 2010, DUBAI — Legatum, a privately owned international investment group, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced the launch of the 2010 Legatum Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship, one of the continent’s most prestigious business awards.

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D.light Design Closes $5.5 Million Series B Financing

June 23, 2010

June 24, 2010, HONG KONG and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — D.light Design, a global company that designs and manufactures solar powered consumer products for families without access to reliable electricity, today announced that it has secured USD5.5 million in Series B financing.

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Omidyar Network Grant Helps Code for America Connect City Governments to Web 2.0 Talent

June 4, 2010

June 4, 2010, REDWOOD CITY and OAKLAND, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a $250,000 grant to Code for America to jumpstart the process of placing 23 top web professionals in five U.S. cities to help make government information more accessible and transparent.

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Omidyar Network Pledges $10 Million to White House Social Innovation Fund

May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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FrontlineSMS Scales Service with Omidyar Network Grant

May 10, 2010

May 11, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, England — Omidyar Network today announced a $350,000 grant to FrontlineSMS, a U.K.

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Omidyar Network Awards Grant to NewsTrust

March 1, 2010

March 2, 2010, REDWOOD CITY and MILL VALLEY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a grant of $100,000 over six months to NewsTrust, an online social news network.

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Bridge International Academies Launches Affordable Schools in Kenya

December 7, 2009

December 8, 2009, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and NAIROBI—­ Bridge International Academies announced today it received a $1.8 million investment from Omidyar Network to scale a network of primary schools that will educate more than one million impoverished children in Africa.

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