Luminate was established by philanthropists Pam and Pierre Omidyar and was founded by The Omidyar Group.
Structured for impact
We are a global foundation working to ensure that everyone – especially those who are underrepresented - has the information, rights, and power to influence the decisions that shape society. The foundation is focused on enabling people to fully participate in civic and political life, to safely challenge power, and to access accurate, trustworthy information.
Governed by experience
Luminate’s Board consists of Pat Christen (Chair), Jeff Alvord, and Stephen King (Ex officio). The Board reviews budget, strategy, and progress against our mission and targets, while helping to ensure that our actions remain true to our values. The Board also provides counsel and support to our teams as requested.
Diversity of thought
Alongside counsel from our Board, we also draw on independent expertise to help guide and inform our work. Our Advisory Group is comprised of experts from a range of backgrounds and geographies. This group advises us on strategy, provides counsel and advice to our partners, and offers an independent view on our programmes and their impact.
Luminate is committed to fair and equitable treatment for all of our staff, vendors, and other colleagues and contractors, regardless of race, creed, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or any other classification.
We are committed to providing a respectful and dignified working environment. Our anti-harassment policy covers bullying in and out of the workplace – including business trips and social events. The policy applies to full-time, part-time, contractors, and temporary staff, as well as vendors, suppliers, or visitors to our workplace.
We recognise your right to privacy. Therefore, we limit the collection of personal data and strive to work only with organisations that do the same. We will never use your data for any other reason than the one you provided it for – and we will never pass it on without your permission.
We are committed to the highest standards of ethical behaviour and accountability. If a member of our team discovers something that they believe indicates serious wrongdoing within the organisation, there is a confidential mechanism in place for them to disclose this information internally, without fear of reprisal.
Conflict of Interest
To help us act ethically in all our dealings, we have designed a Conflict of Interest (CoI) policy that allows the timely disclosure of all potential and actual conflicts of interest. The CoI policy lays out procedures for resolving any conflicts fairly and transparently.