We are so pleased today to announce an investment of $2 million from Omidyar Network in the Sunlight Foundation. The investment will enable us to increase the number of "transparency grants" we make and provide general support, particuarly for expanding the capacity of the work of our Sunlight Labs.
Sunlight and the Omidyar Network share a fundamental belief in the value of transparency, the potential for new technologies to connect individuals to both information and others who share their interests, and the ability for citizens to influence the issues that impact their lives. We really couldn't have found a better partner. This thrlling investment will enable us and our partners to make giant steps this year (just our second year of operation) to bring Congress into the 21st century, and make it more transparent.
The Omidyar Network is a mission-based organization established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam.