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.
The Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest advocates for transparency in government and advancing public access to information with free legal advice.
This initiative is designed to support leaders in Hawaii who want to take a collaborative, cross-sector approach to solving complex problems. It leverages the wisdom and problem-solving practices of diverse practitioners with Hawaii ties in an effort to foster positive social change throughout the community.
The Omidyar Ohana Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation fuels investments and charitable grants that aim to improve the lives of Hawaii residents.
The Hawaii Leadership Forum serves as a catalyst and convener, aiming to advance all levels of leadership in Hawaii.
Created in 2010 by Pierre Omidyar, Honolulu Civil Beat informs and engages community members through public affairs and investigative reporting on topics of critical importance to Hawaii.
The Omidyar Fellows program, part of the Hawaii Leadership Forum, aims to cultivate a community of emerging leaders to collectively transform Hawaii’s future.
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.