Omidyar Network is a mission-based organization established by eBay founder, Pierre Omidyar. Since 2004, they support institutions and structures that foster conditions for individuals to improve the quality of their lives. These conditions include equal access to information, resources and tools, the ability to connect to others with shared interests, and a sense of ownership over outcomes. They are currently expanding beyond investments and grants to include public policy and other areas.
To date, Omidyar Network has created a diverse portfolio that fosters empowerment across the economic, political and social realms, with investments in areas such as microfinance, participatory media, philanthropic markets, and transparency in government.
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