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Omidyar Network and Changemakers Launch Competition to Unleash Impact through Property Rights

August 18, 2010

August 18, 2010, WASHINGTON DC and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network and Ashoka’s Changemakers announced today they are launching an online competition to find the world’s top leaders working to increase secure access to property rights.

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Omidyar Network Awards $5 Million Grant to Kiva to Spur Growth of Microfinance in Underserved Markets

August 10, 2010

August 12, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced it has committed $5 million over three years to microlending pioneer Kiva.org.

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Omidyar Network Commits $2.1M to the Foundation for Ecological Security to Secure Rights to Common Land for India’s Poor

July 14, 2010

July 15, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and MUMBAI — Omidyar Network announced today a grant of $2.1 million over two years to the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) to extend property rights to common land to India’s poorest communities.

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Omidyar Network Commits $2.275M to Help Catalyze Government Transparency

June 30, 2010

July 1, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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Prestigious US$350,000 Africa Entrepreneurship Prize Launched

June 28, 2010

June 29th, 2010, DUBAI — Legatum, a privately owned international investment group, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced the launch of the 2010 Legatum Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship, one of the continent’s most prestigious business awards.

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D.light Design Closes $5.5 Million Series B Financing

June 23, 2010

June 24, 2010, HONG KONG and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — D.light Design, a global company that designs and manufactures solar powered consumer products for families without access to reliable electricity, today announced that it has secured USD5.5 million in Series B financing.

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Omidyar Network Grant Helps Code for America Connect City Governments to Web 2.0 Talent

June 4, 2010

June 4, 2010, REDWOOD CITY and OAKLAND, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a $250,000 grant to Code for America to jumpstart the process of placing 23 top web professionals in five U.S. cities to help make government information more accessible and transparent.

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Omidyar Network Pledges $10 Million to White House Social Innovation Fund

May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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FrontlineSMS Scales Service with Omidyar Network Grant

May 10, 2010

May 11, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, England — Omidyar Network today announced a $350,000 grant to FrontlineSMS, a U.K.

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Sustainability: The Opportunities for Civic Tech

November 14, 2017

Omidyar Network's Alissa Black reflects on the Knight Foundation's new report on how civic tech start-ups are seeking sustainability.

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Building the Foundation for a More Inclusive, Secure Digital Identity in India

November 7, 2017

We fundamentally believe that digital identity has the potential to empower people to participate fully in society and the digital economy, but only if it is available and useful to the individual, non-discriminatory, and designed for inclusion, meaningful user-control, and privacy.

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Reaching Deep in Low-Income Markets: What Have We Learned?

November 6, 2017

How much do we know about how deeply down the economic pyramid enterprises can reach – in critical sectors such as agriculture, education, energy, and financial inclusion – while still achieving financial sustainability and scale?

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