Omidyar Network Invests Additional $4 Million in Civic Hall

Omidyar Network has announced investments totaling $4 million in Civic Hall, a New York City-based collaborative dedicated to strengthening civic technology, and Civic Hall Labs, its new research and development arm.

Awarded through ON's Governance and Citizen Engagement Initiative and building on an ON grant of $500,000 to Civic Hall in 2014, the funding includes a $2 million investment in Civic Hall and a three-year $2 million grant to Civic Hall Labs to expand their network of multidisciplinary problem solvers within New York City and beyond and better define the value and impact of the whole civic tech field.

"Now more than ever, we need places like Civic Hall where innovators across society can come together to build a new civic fabric for the twenty-first century," said Civic Hall founder Andrew Rasiej. "Even before our inception, Omidyar Network has been our primary partner, and we are thrilled to be working side-by-side with them to keep growing the field."