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.
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 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 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.
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.