Omidyar-Tufts Active Citizenship Trust (OT-ACT)

Established in 2005 by a generous gift from Pierre (A88) and Pam (J89) Omidyar, OT-ACT seeks to generate financial returns that support Tufts while affecting positive change in society. 

Previously known as the Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance Fund (OTMF), the trust was renamed to OT-ACT in 2020. This change reflects a broadening of our mission from promoting financial inclusion in emerging markets to empowering and expanding opportunity for underserved populations globally.

Our Mission

The mission of the trust is to construct and manage a portfolio of profitable investments that have an impact on a range of societal challenges by empowering people to accelerate positive change. The trust’s objective is to play a pioneering role in building a more just and equitable world. Generating societal good and financial returns are co-equal objectives of the trust.

Investment Program

The target opportunity set of the trust includes a wide range of sectors and sub-sectors where institutional investors can produce societal good. Cutting across all the trust’s investments is the intent to empower people to act on their inherent capabilities and ensure that lack of opportunity is not a barrier to engagement. Target sectors include financial and economic inclusion, health and wellness, affordable housing, education and workforce development, and access to clean energy and water.

Omidyar-Tufts Active Citizenship Trust Board of Trustees

Robinson Jacobs

Jeffrey M. Moslow - Chair

Pierre Omidyar

Thomas L. Pappas