Democracy Fund is an independent and nonpartisan, private foundation that confronts deep-rooted challenges in American democracy while defending against new threats. Since 2014, Democracy Fund has supported those working to strengthen our democracy through the pursuit of a vibrant and diverse public square, free and fair elections, effective and accountable government, and a just and inclusive society. In addition to grantmaking, Democracy Fund advocates for better solutions and works with partners to grow philanthropic support for our democracy.
Launched in 2013, First Look Media was founded on the belief that freedom of the press, freedom of expression, and the power of storytelling are essential to an informed society and vibrant culture. Today, First Look consists of Topic Studios, the award-winning entertainment studio that develops, produces, and finances feature films, documentaries, television, and podcasts, and the Topic streaming service, offering crime, thrillers, and mysteries from around the world. First Look’s non-profit arm, First Look Institute, recently spun-off the investigative news outlet The Intercept, and documentary film unit Field of Vision, into their own independent organizations. In addition, it transitioned its Press Freedom Defense Fund into a new press freedom initiative at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, and its Lawyers for Reporters program into a new initiative at the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.
Flourish is an evergreen fund investing in entrepreneurs whose innovations help people achieve financial health and prosperity. Established in 2019, Flourish is funded by Pierre and Pam Omidyar. Managed by a global team, Flourish makes impact-oriented investments in personal finance management tools, challenger banks, regulatory innovations, and other technologies that empower people and fosters a fair, inclusive economy.
Hopelab is a social innovation lab and a mission investor supporting the well-being of young people at the intersection of tech and mental health. Building on our 20-year commitment to co-creating with young people, especially those from historically resilient communities, we’re working to remove systemic barriers to youth mental health and emotional well-being through targeted social impact investments, hands-on design and research support for digital innovation, and translational science partnerships.
Humanity United is a philanthropic organization dedicated to cultivating the conditions for enduring peace and freedom. The organization supports and works alongside partners working to advance human dignity and change the systems that enable violent conflict and human exploitation around the world. Humanity United is focused on two specific bodies of work: peacebuilding and combating labor exploitation. In addition, it invests in a cross-cutting public engagement portfolio that includes investigative journalism, policy change, and strategic communications to shift harmful systems and practices towards a recognition of shared humanity. Humanity United believes that when humanity is united, we can act together to create a powerful force for human dignity.
Humanity United Action, a sister organization to Humanity United, pursues its mission by working directly and in partnership with others to advocate for legislative policies that advance solutions to human trafficking and violent conflict.
Imaginable Futures is a global philanthropic investment firm that believes learning is key to well-being and equitable and healthy societies. Working in collaboration with partners across public, private, and social sectors, Imaginable Futures invests in people and ideas that unlock human potential through holistic learning—co-creating more equitable and healthy systems so that all learners, families, and communities can thrive in a changing and interdependent world.
Luminate is a global foundation working to ensure that everyone – especially those who are underrepresented – has the information, rights, and power to influence the decisions that shape society. The foundation is focused on enabling people to fully participate in civic and political life, to safely challenge power, and to access accurate, trustworthy information. Luminate works globally with a regional focus on Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It was established by philanthropists Pierre and Pam Omidyar and has worked for over a decade on issues related to governance and citizen engagement.
Omidyar Network is a social change venture that reimagines critical systems, and the ideas that govern them, to build more inclusive and equitable societies in which individuals have the social, economic, and democratic power to thrive. Omidyar Network focuses on structural issues that undergird our economy, technology, and society—three areas that can fundamentally reshape our lives, our democracy, and our world. As Omidyar Network attempts to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the planet in the decades ahead, its hybrid structure combines a limited liability company with a private philanthropic foundation so it can call upon a wide variety of tools to help maximize impact.
Omidyar Network India invests in bold entrepreneurs who help create a meaningful life for every Indian, especially the hundreds of millions of Indians in low-income and lower-middle-income populations. Omidyar Network India makes equity investments in early-stage enterprises and provides grants to nonprofits in the areas of Digital Society, Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.
Ulupono Initiative is a Hawaii-focused impact investing firm that aims to improve the quality of life for Hawaii residents. Through community engagement and education, investments and grants, advocacy, and research, Ulupono Initiative advances sustainable solutions that promote locally produced food, renewable energy, clean transportation, and better management of freshwater and waste across the state.