Luminate is a global philanthropic organization focused on empowering people and institutions to build just and open societies. It was founded in 2018 by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay until 2018 was represented in Ukraine as Omidyar Network. Luminate collaborates with investors and partners to enable everyone to participate in shaping and solving issues that influence their societies. Activities are also aimed at increasing the responsibility and accountability of the government, corporations, the media, as well as those who are in managerial positions. Luminate solves these issues by financing and supporting innovative organizations and entrepreneurs around the world, and advocating policies and actions that will help change the four spheres of influence: empowerment of citizens, data and digital rights, financial transparency, and independent media.


The Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Kyiv project is intended to initiate a debate on the digital rights of people in Ukraine and develop practical examples of transparent, accountable and equitable use of artificial intelligence / automated decision making by Kyiv City State Administration services. The NGO “SMART CITY HUB” aims to develop and find the best possible solutions for improving the quality of life in the city, based on the principles of open data, as well as the intellectual and transparent transformation of city management using modern technologies and innovations.