Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, and his wife, Pam, established Omidyar Network based on the belief that every person has the potential to make a difference. Since 2004, they have worked with their partners to create opportunities for people to tap that potential, enabling them to improve their lives and make powerful contributions to their communities. They support, scale, and champion the work of their partners in order to maximize social impact. As a philanthropic investment firm, they make both investments and grants, identifying like-minded organizations that they support, help scale, and collaborate with to help realize their full potential. Their efforts are organized around two investment initiatives Access to Capital, and Media, Markets and Transparency.
Omidyar Network's core mission is centered around driving social impact and empowering individuals through the fusion of technology and philanthropy. Their primary objective is to invest in innovative organizations and entrepreneurs that foster positive change and address pressing global challenges. By leveraging their resources and expertise, Omidyar Network aims to create a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world, ultimately transforming the lives of millions of people across the globe.
- Stipend of $8,000 per month
- $2,000 travel budget
- Opportunity to engage in deep, nuanced reporting
- Regular check-ins with Omidyar Network team
- In-person gathering at Omidyar Network's office in Washington, DC (or virtual participation if unable to travel)
- Empowerment: Omidyar Network believes in empowering individuals and communities to create positive change, providing resources and support to help them achieve their goals.
- Impact: Making a positive impact is at the heart of Omidyar Network's mission, with a focus on investing in innovative solutions that address pressing social and economic issues.
- Integrity: Omidyar Network operates with the highest level of integrity, prioritizing transparency, honesty, and ethical behavior in all of its interactions.
- Collaboration: Collaboration is key to Omidyar Network's success, with a commitment to working with partners, grantees, and other stakeholders to achieve shared goals.
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