Established in 2018, Luminate builds on a portfolio from over a decade as the Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative at Omidyar Network.


Accountability Initiative

Accountability Initiative seeks to improve the quality of India’s public services by promoting informed and accountable governance.

African Media Initiative

The African Media Initiative strengthens Africa’s media sector through advocacy, investments, technology, and training.

African Technology and Transparency Initiative

Arab Techies


Aventura Capital Partners

Bridgespan Group


California Immigrant Policy Center

The California Immigrant Policy Center is managing a research project to gain a much deeper and broader understanding of how Americans think about immigrants.

Center for Economic Investigation and Teaching (CIDE)

The non-profit Center for Research and Teaching in Economics is using data-driven journalism to inform public policy debate in Mexico. 

Center for Global Development

The Center for Global Development is a global think tank that leverages independent research and analysis to convert ideas into policies and programmes.

Center for Media Justice

Center for Public Integrity

The award-winning Center for Public Integrity is one of the oldest and largest non-profit news organisations in the United States.

Cidade Democratica

Co-Creation Hub

Code for Africa

Code for Africa is a people-driven movement that aims to empower active society and strengthen civic watchdogs to help government shape and improve its services to people.

Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists promotes press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report news without fear.

Dalberg Consulting


DataKind harnesses the power of data science in the service of humanity.

Development Initiatives

Development Initiatives works to end extreme poverty by making data and information on poverty and resources transparent, accessible, and useable.

Digital Security Exchange

Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough Nigeria

Enough is Enough Nigeria uses technology to promote transparency and public accountability in Nigeria.

Equality Labs


FrontlineSMS revolutionises two-way group communication with free software.


Fundar is a civil society organisation that uses research and analysis to develop creative solutions to public problems for a just and participatory society.

Global Forum for Media Development

Global Integrity

Global Integrity arms advocates, journalists, and society with information to drive governance reforms.

Global Investigative Journalism Conference

Global Voices

Global Voices serves as an online newsroom for voices from around the world.

Governance Data Alliance

The Governance Data Alliance represents over 40 organisations dedicated to improving the availability, quality, and usage of governance data.


Grassroot has developed a set of mobile tools to enable communities to organise groups, meetings, and events - using both smart and feature phones - which eliminate the transaction costs of collective action.

Guardian Activate


Herdict is an online platform that crowdsources internet users’ reports of website inaccessibility and outages.



The Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO) produces research and public policy analysis to improve Mexico’s standing in the global economy.


Infonet develops technology platforms that enable information-sharing and promote government transparency in Kenya.

Insight TWI: The World Investigates

Insight TWI connects local investigative journalists with technology, training and global audiences to expose crime and corruption around the world.

Instituto Cidade Democrática

Cidade Democrática facilitates crowdsourcing of innovative solutions to public sector problems, promoting civic participation in Brazil.

Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro (ITS)

The Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro (ITS) is a non-profit that uses technology opportunities to drive positive social change.

International Crisis Group


Involve helps civic organisations, politicians, and public officials to transform the way they engage with people.

Laboratorio para la Ciudad

Lateral Economics

Leadership Academy for Development

Livity Africa

Livity Africa is transforming the next generation of South Africans through youth-created media platforms and social campaigns that engage and empower young people to act.

Making All Voices Count

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mideast Youth

Mideast Youth uses digital media to amplify voices in the Middle East and North Africa.

Migratory Notes

Myitmakha News Agency

Myitmakha News Agency is an independent news agency that provides daily news and insights to TV and radio channels and local journals across Myanmar.


mySociety runs many of the best-known democracy and transparency websites in the UK.


Neo Philanthropy


NewsTrust enabled citizens to find and share trustworthy journalism online, promoting greater transparency in news reporting.

ONE Campaign

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organisation of nearly four million people, taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF)

The Open Knowledge Foundation is a UK-based non-profit whose mission is to develop and promote open knowledge (information that can freely be used, reused and redistributed) to foster better governance through transparency, provide greater access to culture, and to spur research and innovation.

Open Myanmar Initiative (OMI)

The Open Myanmar Initiative promotes open data and society engagement through the use of technology and advocacy.

Open Society Foundation

The Ukrainian think-tank Open Society Foundation (OSF) was founded in March 2001 to promote open society values and principles in the Ukrainian public agenda as well as to enhance the effectiveness and accountability of public policy and finance. The organisation's Open Access project aims to develop innovative IT tools to increase transparency around the management of natural resources in Ukraine.

Open the Government


OpenOil aims to create an open data framework for managing natural resources at a supranational level.

Orange Door Research


Personal Democracy Forum

Praekelt Foundation

The Praekelt Foundation develops innovative mobile solutions to improve the lives of people living in poverty.

Project Isizwe

Project Isizwe works to extend free wifi across low-income communities in South Africa and runs the Tobetsa content portal.

Project On Government Oversight (POGO)

POGO champions government transparency and accountability in the United States.

Proximity Designs

Proximity Designs is a social enterprise that designs products and services to help rural families in Myanmar achieve their goals.


Publica is Brazil’s first investigative reporting non-profit dedicated to exposing human rights violations and promoting open democracy.

Publish What You Fund

Publish What You Fund is a non-profit organisation that campaigns for aid transparency through more and better information about aid.

Pyoe Pin Programme


Rappler is an independent, digital-only social news network that leverages community and digital engagement to drive social change.

Refugees United

Refugees United uses technology to enable refugees to reunite with family.

Responsible Mining Foundation

The Responsible Mining Foundation is creating a Responsible Mining Index to assess the economic, environmental, social, and governance performance of 30 of the world’s largest mining companies.

Results for Development Institute

Rhodes University

Sahara Reporters

Sahara Reporters encourages journalists to publish evidence of corruption and human rights abuses in Nigeria.


Shwe Myitmakha Media Group

Skylight Pictures

Social Impact Fund


SocialBoost is a Ukrainian tech NGO focused on impact projects in the field of open data, civic participation, and e-governance.

Sunlight Foundation

Sunlight Foundation sheds light on government activities with data and technology.

Tax Justice Network Africa

The Tax Justice Network Africa is a pan-African initiative promoting socially just, democratic, and progressive taxation systems in Africa.

Tekkatho Foundation

The Tekkatho Foundation aims to advance education in Myanmar by providing digital libraries and other education infrastructure in areas with limited internet connectivity, and promoting exchanges, teaching placements, and research partnerships between educational institutions and international partners.

The B Team

The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of business leaders to catalyse a better way of doing business, for the well-being of people and the planet.

The Open Trust

UK registered charity (#10864094) which receives funds restricted to the openDemocracy programme.

The University of Texas at Austin

The World Investigates (TWI)

Transparency International

Transparency International aims to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability, and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society.

Transparency International Ukraine

Transparency International Ukraine is committed to fighting corruption in Ukraine by promoting transparency, accountability and integrity in public authorities and civil society.

TrustAfrica (ZimbabweAlliance)

The ZimbabweAlliance is a donor collaborative formed to seize the opportunity created by the constitutional reform process and general elections to strengthen the role of civil society in influencing Zimbabwe's transition to democracy and building a constituency for change.


An urban impact accelerator, Tumml supports early-stage companies that are developing innovative products and services to improve urban living.

UK Field Study


Ushahidi bolsters transparency by enabling people-generated information reporting and sharing.


Veritas works to advance open government, democracy, constitutionalism, rule of law, justice, and human rights in Zimbabwe.



Viamo uses simple, low-cost technology for data collection and for the provision of public service information via mobile.


VoteRunLead is a national, non-partisan organisation that increases the number of women in political leadership in the United States through training, technology, and community.

Well Told Story

Well Told Story is an innovative, socially oriented media research and production company based in Kenya and focused on the positive transformation of young people in Africa.

World Federation of United Nations Associations

The World Federation of United Nations Associations is a global non-profit organisation representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations and their thousands of constituents.

World Press Freedom Day

XYZ Show

Yangon Journalism School

Yangon Journalism School trains journalists to improve the quality and scope of reportage in Myanmar.


Yo Propongo