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Nishant Lalwani

Nishant leads our global strategy for investing in independent media. This includes our work in investigative journalism, press freedom, combatting misinformation, and innovative financial models for editorial independence.…

Barb Mickits

Barb is a Senior Manager at Luminate and develops engaging content across all our impact areas. She also leads our web and social media strategies. Prior to joining Luminate, Barb was Assistant to the Secretary and an…

Sophie Exton

As Executive Assistant, Sophie supports our London office and assists leaders from the marketing and communications and investment teams.Sophie brings expertise in public relations, event management, and journalism to her…

Caitlin House

Caitlin is an Analyst on Luminate’s Investment Management team. Here, she helps to evaluate new investment opportunities and to guide portfolio management processes.Prior to joining the organisation, Caitlin was the Operations…

News & insights

Our news stories cover: tackling corruption, holding governments to account in addition to investigative journalism, data and digital rights.


Read about the people who run Luminate, a philanthropic organisation including the Luminate Board of Pierre Omidyar, Pat Christen and Jeff Alvord.


Luminate was founded by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, and is part of The Omidyar Group.

Civic Empowerment

Civic empowerment - enabling people to shape the decisions that affect their lives, hold those in power to account, and access the services they need.

Financial Transparency

Financial transparency underpins strong and healthy societies, increasing accountability, tackling corruption, and ensuring public funds are spent delivering the services the public really needs.

Privacy – The Open Government Party Crasher

The NSA leaks crashed the global open government party. Don’t get me wrong – I do not think this undermines the “whole idea of open government” as someone recently claimed to me. But the open government community…
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