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What’s Cooler Than a Million Dollars? Changing a Million Lives

May 8, 2011

Henry Ford once said that a business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Impact investing takes that idea to a new level. Impact investors look for businesses that have a positive social or environmental impact as well as the potential for financial return.

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Omidyar Network Broadens Government Transparency Initiative to Include Support of Investigative and Citizen Journalism in the Developing World

May 3, 2011

May 3, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.  – Omidyar Network announced today the expansion of its Government Transparency initiative to include support of journalism in the developing world. 

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The International Land Coalition Launches www.landportal.info, the First Online Gateway to Information on Land

April 18, 2011

Washington D.C., 19 April 2011—The Land Portal, an online platform to find, share, and collaborate on land information, was launched today at the annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.

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How One Competition Elevated Property Rights Innovators

March 3, 2011

In August 2010, Omidyar Network partnered with Ashoka’s Changemakers to launch Property Rights: Identity, Dignity & Opportunity for All, a competition aimed at promoting innovation in property rights around the world.

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New Grants Fund 50-State Corruption Risk Index

February 22, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 17, 2011 — The Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International and Global Integrity have received $1.5 million in grants to fund an ambitious risk analysis of corruption in all 50 state governments.

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Omidyar Network Awards $5 million to Catalyze Social Impact through Property Rights

February 14, 2011

February 15, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced it has provided $4.96 million to the Institute for Liberty & Democracy (ILD) and awarded $150K in prize money to three winners of the Ashoka’s Changemakers competition for property rights.

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“Enough is Enough Nigeria” Receives Grant from Omidyar Network to Promote Transparency Around the Presidential Elections

February 14, 2011

February, 22, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Omidyar Network announced today a grant of up to $130,000 to Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE Nigeria), a coalition of individuals and youth-led organizations leading a campaign aimed at enabling citizen participation in the Nigerian gener

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Omidyar Network and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures Bring Neighborhoods and City Hall Closer Together with Investment in SeeClickFix

January 12, 2011

January 11, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Omidyar Network and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV) today announced an equity investment in SeeClickFix, the developer of technologies that enable citizens to report and monitor non-emergency issues in their local community.

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Omidyar Network Supports Innovations in Mobile Technology with Grant to Praekelt Foundation in Africa

January 12, 2011

December 7, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Omidyar Network today announced an $825,000 grant to Praekelt Foundation to support its pioneering use of mobile technology to drive positive social change.   Funded th

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Omidyar Network & Ashoka’s Changemakers Announce Semi-Finalists in Property Rights Challenge

December 9, 2010

Washington DC and Redwood City, CA, December 8, 2010—Omidyar Network and Ashoka’s Changemakers today announced the semi-finalists in the competition: Property Rights: Identity, Dignity & Opportunity for All.

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August 13, 2019

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