The Democracy Fund aspires to the highest ideals of the American republic — government of, by, and for the people. We invest in organizations working to ensure that our political system is responsive to the priorities of the American public and has the capacity to meet the greatest challenges facing our country. At the heart of our vision for the future are three core commitments: strengthening our media, improving our election and campaign finance systems, and fostering more effective governance in the United States.
HopeLab is a non-profit research and product development organization harnessing the power and appeal of technology to improve human health and well-being. HopeLab involves consumers in the development of fun, technology-based experiences that promote positive health behaviors, and conducts rigorous scientific research to establish evidence of impact. HopeLab products include Re-Mission, Zamzee, and most recently Re-Mission 2. HopeLab’s newest initiative focuses on promoting psychological and biological resilience through social tech innovation. HopeLab was founded in 2001 by Pam, who serves as board chair, and is supported by Pierre and Pam.
Pierre and Pam created Humanity United in 2005 out of a fundamental belief in the importance of human dignity and an optimism that solutions to some of the world’s most pressing human rights challenges may finally be at hand. Dedicated to building peace and advancing human freedom, Humanity United leads and supports efforts to lift up the voices and will of people, ensure good governance and the rule of law, engage markets and business as a force for change, and encourage the exploration of promising ideas and innovations to end mass violence and modern-day slavery.
Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm founded on Pierre and Pam’s deeply held belief that markets can create opportunities for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004, the organization invests in and helps scale innovative for-profit companies and non-profit organizations across multiple initiative areas including financial inclusion, education, entrepreneurship, property rights, consumer internet and mobile, and government transparency.
Rooted in the wisdom that a healthy environment and a healthy economy go hand in hand, Ulupono Initiative is a Hawaii-based social investment firm that strives to improve the quality of life for the people of Hawaii by working toward large-scale solutions that create more locally grown food, increase renewable energy, and reduce waste. Ulupono Initiative was launched by the Omidyars in 2009.