At Omidyar Network, we start from a fundamental belief: People are inherently capable, but they often lack opportunity. We believe if we invest in people, through opportunity, they will create positive returns for themselves, their families, and the world at large. We also believe that businesses can be a powerful force for good. Pierre Omidyar experienced this firsthand as the founder of eBay. Just as eBay created the opportunity for millions of people to start their own businesses, we believe market forces can be a potent driver for positive social change. That’s why we invest in both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations, whose complementary roles can advance entire sectors.
Grant expenses in 2016
Total amount committed since inception:
1.13 billion USD
For-profit investments since inception
535 million USD
Nonprofit grants since inception
600 million USD
Since 2009, Omidyar Network has made education investments in more than 45 partners.