• Active Citizenship at Tufts

    In 2005, the Omidyars gave a $100 million gift to Tufts University to establish a fund that invests in global microfinance initiatives, enabling economic self-empowerment among the world’s poor.

    AI Collaborative

    The Al Collaborative was created to help regulate artificial intelligence based on democratic values and principles and ensure the public has a voice in Al regulation.

    Hawaii Community Foundation

    The Omidyar Ohana Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation fuels investments and charitable grants that aim to improve the lives of Hawaii residents.

    Hawaii Leadership Forum

    The Hawaii Leadership Forum is a societal change organization dedicated to advancing leadership in and for Hawaii. The cornerstone program of the Hawaii Leadership Forum—Omidyar Fellows—is designed to enhance the capabilities of mid-career leaders and change-makers who can mobilize other individuals and organizations to create positive and lasting change.

    Honolulu Civil Beat

    Honolulu Civil Beat is a news organization dedicated to cultivating an informed body of citizens, all striving to make Hawaii a better place to live. Civil Beat achieves this through investigative and watchdog journalism, in-depth enterprise reporting, analysis and commentary that gives readers a broad view on issues of importance to the community.

    Omidyar Fellows

    The Omidyar Fellows program, part of the Hawaii Leadership Forum, aims to cultivate a community of emerging leaders to collectively transform Hawaii’s future.

    Public First Law Center

    Public First Law Center works to develop solutions that promote open, transparent, and responsive government in Hawaii. The Center has led a number of efforts in support of its mission including advocating for open meetings and greater public records access and lobbying the Hawaii State Legislature.

    The Omidyar Fellowship at Santa Fe Institute

    Aimed at creating “new leadership for new science,” this fellowship offers early-career scholars a residence of up to three years in a collaborative research community that provides cross-disciplinary opportunities to study complex problems that advance scientific frontiers.

  • The Giving Pledge Pam Pierre

    The Omidyars’ joined the The Giving Pledge in 2010. Read their commitment letter here. The Giving Pledge is an effort to help address society’s most pressing problems by inviting the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit to giving more than half of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes either during their lifetime or in their will.

    Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Pam

    Pam’s love and appreciation of the ocean drives her support of The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at University of Hawaii, dedicated to the advancement of understanding and conservation of tropical marine ecosystems.

    Polynesian Voyaging Society Pam

    Pam has been a dedicated friend of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and believes in the organization’s commitment to perpetuate Polynesian voyaging traditions to inspire all people to preserve their culture and natural environments.

    Nicolas Berggruen Institute Pierre

    Pierre serves on the 21st Century Council at The Berggruen Institute - a forum for dialogue on global governance. Members include former heads of state, global entrepreneurs, and political thinkers.

    Punahou School Pierre

    Pierre is an alumnus and trustee emeritus at Punahou School, the largest independent school in the U.S. Punahou School aims to develop the full potential of students to become engaged global citizens who can strengthen their communities.

    Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute Pierre

    Named after the Persian word meaning “enlightened, bright and clear,” the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute is a nonprofit organization supporting the preservation, transmission, and instruction of the Persian language and culture. Pierre serves on its board of directors.

    Spero Ventures Pierre

    Spero Ventures is a venture capital firm partnering with founders who are building the things that make life worth living. Investing in three core areas—wellbeing; sustainability; and learning, work, and play—Spero Ventures engages deeply with its portfolio of founders, providing calm and steady support, resources and education, and relationship-building opportunities throughout all stages of company development.