Omidyar Network Fund, Inc.

Redwood City, CA   |  https://omidyar.com/

Mission

Omidyar Network is a social change venture that reimagines critical systems, and the ideas that govern them, to build more inclusive and equitable societies—for the benefit of the many, not just the few—across the globe. We come from business and technology. We know the good both can do. But we also know they must change if our society is to become more inclusive and equitable. We partner with funders, advocates, innovators, businesses, scholars, and others who are already tackling the critical challenges of today—and tomorrow. We invest in new models, tools, ideas and policies that build power for everyday people, strengthen communities, and promote a society in which we can all thrive as equals.

Ruling year info

2005

Principal Officer

Mr. Mike Kubzansky

Main address

1991 Broadway Street 200

Redwood City, CA 94063 USA

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EIN

20-1173866

NTEE code info

Private Grantmaking Foundations (T20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Reimagining Capitalism

We believe capitalism can still be a powerful force for good. But while free markets have led to prosperity for some, they have also generated increasingly harmful and untenable inequities across economic, racial, and geographic lines. We are capitalists who know that the current form of capitalism is fundamentally broken. That’s why Omidyar Network is working to address the structural challenges at the heart of our economic system, and to shape a new, inclusive economy where markets serve the interests of all people and society. We do so by supporting a range of organizations—nonprofits, advocacy organizations, worker groups, think tanks, journalists, and entrepreneurs—with grants, investments, and the power of our network.

Population(s) Served

We believe digital technology can and should have a positive impact on society. This belief comes from our Silicon Valley DNA. We aspire to build a global technological ecosystem that reaches and works for everyone: One that balances innovation with responsibility, regardless of whether technology is deployed by individuals, companies, or governments.

That’s why Omidyar Network makes strategic investments and promotes ideas, technologies, and policies that help ensure a digital world that is safe, fair, and compassionate. We support organizations committed to making positive changes— and apply pressure to those that may be more resistant. In doing so, we can ensure that future technological innovation promotes well-being and individual liberty, while building in safeguards to manage its risks and unintended consequences.

Population(s) Served

We believe that building cultures of belonging is a prerequisite for any meaningful social change. But as the world experiences upheaval and uncertainty on a massive scale, forces like authoritarianism and nationalism threaten to infringe on rights and roll back progress all around the globe. We believe we can find common ground as a global community.

That’s why Omidyar Network is working to create the conditions and civic space where individuals can begin to flourish. That means reimagining a more open society that empowers people and communities with diverse perspectives, developing new forms of understanding, and creating a dialogue that is grounded in respect for humanity. Our goal is a world where all— regardless of where they come from—can meet as equals.

As this is our newest area of focus, we continue to conduct research and make experimental investments to help refine our approach in this realm.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    As a funder, we assign the highest value to feedback from our grantees, which include a wide array of nonprofits with a focus on policy and advocacy in the areas of digital rights, economic fairness, and racial equity.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Omidyar Network Fund, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Pierre Omidyar

Mike Kubzansky

Pierre Omidyar

Pam Omidyar

Pat Christen

Jeff Alvord

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/19/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/19/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.