For-profit

Omidyar Network

Website:

www.omidyar.com

Location:

Redwood City, CA

Type:

LLC Grantmaking Organization

Primary Philanthropist:

Pierre Omidyar

The Omidyar Network is a grantmaking organization funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, established as a limited liability company (LLC) alongside the Omidyar Network Fund, a tax-exempt private foundation.

Funding of Activists

Limiting Corporate Influence

In October 2019, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes‘s Economic Security Project announced a new “Anti-Monopoly Fund” to support economic research and advocacy campaigns that focus on limiting corporate power. Donors to the $10 million dollar fund include the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Knight Foundation, George Soros‘s Open Society Foundations, and the Omidyar Network. [1]

In addition to funding the Economic Security Project, the Omidyar Network has contributed to the Roosevelt Institute and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth as a part of its wider campaign to “reimagine capitalism” and reconsider how economic gains are measured. [2]

References

  1. Alex Daniels. “Grant Makers Face Uphill Battle as They Push for a Kinder Form of Capitalism.” The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 4, 2019. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Makers-Face-Uphill/247651. ^
  2. Alex Daniels. “Grant Makers Face Uphill Battle as They Push for a Kinder Form of Capitalism.” The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 4, 2019. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Makers-Face-Uphill/247651. ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Pierre Omidyar
    Philanthropist

Associated Organizations

  1. Omidyar Network Fund (Non-profit)
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Omidyar Network


Redwood City, CA