Our work

We support organisations and entrepreneurs working to enable people to participate in and shape the issues impacting society, and to hold those in power to account.

Our impact areas

We work with our investees and partners to deliver impact in four areas that underpin strong societies: Civic Empowerment, Data & Digital Rights, Financial Transparency, and Independent Media. Our work in all these areas is focused on creating long-term change while remaining agile enough to respond to political and social shifts as they emerge.

The countries we work in

We focus our efforts on organisations working in countries where the need is most acute, where impacts can be shared across countries, where there are significant time-bound opportunities, and where the greatest impacts can be made. However, we do support organisations outside of our priority countries and regularly review emerging issues and opportunities that may require us to work in new areas.  We currently work in:

Argentina · Brazil · Colombia · France · Georgia · Germany · India · Kenya · Mexico · Myanmar · Nigeria · Philippines · Poland · South Africa · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Zimbabwe

In India, Luminate will partner directly with Omidyar Network to provide counsel on all investments and partnerships relating to our four Impact Areas. Elsewhere, we will continue to collaborate closely with Omidyar Network, and other organisations from across The Omidyar Group, on issues of shared interest.

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