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Omidyar Network Fund, Inc.

Profile

Last profile update: 04/12/2017
Last grant data update: 02/27/2016

At A Glance

Omidyar Network Fund, Inc.

1991 Broadway St., Ste. 200

Redwood City, CA United States 94063-1958

Telephone: 6504822500

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

EIN

201173866

BRIDGE Number

3628884062

Background

Established in 2004 in CA from the transfer of funds from the Omidyar Foundation - Founded by Pierre Omidyar, a businessman and philanthropist who founded the auction web site eBay in 1995. Pierre and Pam Omidyar have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy

Purpose and Activities

The fund makes both investments and grants, identifying likeminded organizations to support, help scale, and collaborate with to help realize their full potential. The fund's efforts are organized around two investment initiatives: 1) Access to Capital - The fund works to create economic opportunity for people in emerging markets. The focus of this initiative is on microfinance, small/medium enterprises, emerging market ventures, and property rights; 2) Media, Markets and Transparency- The fund emphasizes technology that promotes transparency, accountability, and trust across media, markets, and government. The focus of this initiative is on social media, marketplaces, government transparency, and trust/reputation and identity.