Values & Policies

Omidyar Network board and staff operate with five key values.

Respect - respect individuals as inherently good and inherently capable. Consistently demonstrate respect for colleagues, partners, the entrepreneurs we serve, and those whom the entrepreneurs serve

Impact - ensure that our work is focused on having a massive positive impact on the world and on the lives of those we serve

Collaboration - work constructively with others – across organizations, sectors, geographies, and cultures – to ensure the best possible outcomes

In Service - act in service to the entrepreneurs we support and to the individuals who ultimately benefit from their work

Humility - recognize the virtues and talents of others; honor their inherent value


Omidyar Network board and staff adhere to the following policies:

Transparency: Omidyar Network is committed to supporting a collaborative, open, and effective funding community. In addition to our investee profiles and our financial statements, we believe we can contribute to this by publishing our grant information in line with the IATI Standard, a global common open data standard developed by the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). It links together financial and non-financial information about development assistance projects (or “activities”) and investments using international classifications to enable aggregation, comparison, and development of analytical and visualization tools.

We detail our approach to publishing and governing data in the IATI format in our IATI Policy.  Please consult this document when using our data.

Our IATI data is available in the XML format prescribed by the standard, which can be downloaded. We also list our data on the IATI Registry, alongside all other organizations publishing with the standard and have made the data available as a spreadsheet, in the CSV format.
For any queries, please contact [email protected].
All our data is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence
Privacy Policy: In light of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, we have updated our privacy policy which can be found here.
For any queries, please contact [email protected]

Whistleblower Policy (Summary): Omidyar Network is committed to enhancing the integrity of the people, processes, and other resources deployed through our firm. We believe that our communications, internal controls, and processes must constantly adapt to the changing environments in which we operate.

We operate an ethics hotline to enable our employees to easily and confidentially report any issues or instances of misconduct, violation, abuse, or misdeed. Any information provided is sent to us by the ethics hotline on a totally confidential and anonymous basis. The employee is protected and has the ability to follow up to ensure their report is addressed.

Information about this hotline is distributed to all Omidyar Network employees and board members on a regular basis.

Conflict of Interest Policy (Summary): The purpose of Omidyar Network's Conflict of Interest Policy is to promote honest and ethical behavior at Omidyar Network through full disclosure of actual and potential conflicts of interest and the establishment of procedures to resolve such conflicts fairly and transparently. The Conflict of Interest Policy applies to trustees, managers, officers, employees, and, to the extent determined by the Business Ethics Officer, consultants and agents (each, a “Covered Individual”) of Omidyar Network.

Read the full policy here.

Executive Compensation Policy: Omidyar Network does not use tax-preferred foundation dollars to pay for any operating expenses, including the salaries of any of our employees. We use market-based comparisons to set salaries for Omidyar Network employees.

Memberships: Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm that makes investments in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.  Our business relationships are managed by our investment professionals, and we do not accept unsolicited business plans, funding proposals, or personal funding requests.  Omidyar Network does not offer memberships, and any invitation to apply to become a paid ‘member’ of Omidyar Network is fraudulent.