Driven by the values of transparency and accountability, Pierre and Pam Omidyar have committed to annually disclosing their personal contributions to organizations that might influence, impact, or directly intersect with fundamental matters of democracy and public policy in the United States.
In a year that began with the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol—and continued with the widespread passing of restrictive voting laws that disproportionally impact communities of color—the need to protect and strengthen the fundamental pillars of democracy was demonstrated in shocking detail throughout the nation.
Personal 501(c)(4) contributions made by the Omidyars in 2021 largely supported organizations and initiatives working to safeguard the future and promise of an inclusive, multiracial American democracy. Through research, advocacy, and action, these respective efforts aim to ensure that people can vote safely, receive accurate information about the process, and wade through mis- and disinformation about elections, candidates, and other vital institutions.
Please see the list immediately below for the Omidyars’ 2021 501(c)(4) contributions. An archive of previous disclosures can be found here.
|America Votes||Empowering more Americans to vote, especially young people and communities of color, so the electorate is broad and reflects the diversity of the nation.||26-4568349||$1,000,000|
|American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.||Supporting the ACLU’s Systemic Equality efforts that seek to address the legacy and impact of racism and discrimination in America.||13-3871360||$750,000|
|Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest||Developing solutions that promote transparency and responsiveness in government.||46-3490671||$349,799|
|Defending Democracy Together||Dedicated to defending America’s democratic norms, values, and institutions and fighting abuses of power that threaten to undermine the integrity of U.S. elections and federal agencies.||82-3877328||$1,000,000|
|Democracy Fund Voice||Advocating for a stronger democracy that is responsive to the public and able to meet America’s greatest challenges.||46-5051755||$19,784,601|
|Humanity United Action||Advocating for legislative policies that help transform human exploitation and violent conflict to enduring freedom and peace.||26-2583379||$1,022,200|
In addition to the direct giving above, some Omidyar Group organizations supported by Pierre and Pam also give to 501(c)4s, including Omidyar Network.