Pam Omidyar is the founder and chair of the board of Humanity United, which she established in 2005. Humanity United is a philanthropic organization committed to building peace and advancing human freedom by leading, supporting and collaborating with organizations that also envision a world free of conflict and injustice. As the foundation’s guiding visionary, Omidyar was integral in developing Humanity United’s mission and values and is actively engaged in steering its course as board chair.
Omidyar and her husband Pierre are active philanthropists who believe that every person has the power to make a difference. Working across many sectors and geographies, the Omidyars have contributed more than one billion dollars to causes ranging from economic advancement for the underserved and human rights to technology for improving kids’ health and sustainability initiatives.
To fulfill their mission, the Omidyars are deeply engaged in the organizations they founded, including HopeLab, Humanity United, Omidyar Network and Ulupono Initiative and Omidyar Fellows in their home state of Hawaii. While each organization across The Omidyar Group has a specific focus, they are united in that they all aim to create opportunities for people to improve their quality of life and that of their communities.