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New Partnership Jumpstarts Development in Sierra Leone and Liberia

July 21, 2009

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.

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MFX Solutions Launches Service to Reduce Microfinance Currency Risk

July 6, 2009

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.

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LeapFrog Raises $44 Million for World’s First Microinsurance Fund

June 16, 2009

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.

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Sunlight Foundation Announces $4 Million Investment From Omidyar Network

March 18, 2009

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 gre

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Omidyar Network Unveils New Brand Identity

March 3, 2009

March 4, 2009, Redwood City, Calif. — Omidyar Network debuted a new brand identity today, highlighting the organization’s innovative approach to philanthropy and broadening the visibility of its investees.

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Omidyar Network Grants $4.5 Million to Opportunity International to Scale Technology-based Microfinance Services in Africa

February 23, 2009

February 24, 2009, Oak Brook, Ill. — Opportunity International today announced it has received a $4.5 million grant from Omidyar Network.

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Network Philanthropy

January 28, 2009

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.

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The Business of Giving

January 23, 2009

February 23, 2006 - GIVING away money has never been so fashionable among the rich and famous.

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Dinner with the FT: Auction man

January 23, 2009

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.

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What’s Wrong With Profit?

January 23, 2009

November 13, 2006 - THIS year, as never before, the line between philanthropy and business is blurring.

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Our Commitment to Transparency and Democracy

March 30, 2020

In our effort to maintain transparency and true democracy, we have disclosed our investments over the past year.

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Omidyar Network Communications Fellows Program Aims to Create a Just Economic System that Works for Everyone

March 25, 2020

The newly announced Omidyar Network Communications Fellows Program is putting skilled communicators at the front lines of campaigns to drive critical change on Election Day and beyond. Learn more.

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Playing with Fire: Using Location Data to Track the Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

Government and big tech are discussing whether to share people's locations to combat the spread of COVID-19; we believe four safeguards must be in place first.

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