Ranked #1 in Barron’s top-25 list of most effective philanthropists, Pierre and Pam Omidyar have been recognized as the leaders of “high-impact giving.” In collaboration with consulting firm Global Philanthropy Group, the publication rated winners based on “innovation, quality of alliances withREAD ON
November 5, 2009, SEATTLE and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The Rural Development Institute (RDI) announced today it received a three-year commitment of up to US$9 million from Omidyar Network to help millions of people secure land rights, enabling them to emerge from poverty.READ ON
November 3, 2009, WASHINGTON, DC — Global Integrity, a leader in the movement to bring greater transparency to government activities worldwide, announced today it has received a financial commitment of up to US$2.4 million from philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network.READ ON
October 14, 2009, Redwood City, Calif., and Mumbai, India — Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, announced today it has established a new entity in India to expand the firm’s level of investment in the rapidly growing economy.READ ON
September 22, 2009, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a three-year, $30 million commitment to support global entrepreneurship, especially in India and Sub-Saharan Africa.READ ON
August 25, 2009, SAN FRANCISCO and REDWOOD CITY Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a grant of up to $2 million over two years to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, one of the worlREAD ON
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.READ ON
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.READ ON
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.READ ON
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