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About Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer and philanthropist, best known for creating the online classified ads service craigslist. Craig’s full-time philanthropic work focuses on organizations on the frontlines of protecting America’s security and democracy. He has given more than $300 million in support of veterans and military families, trustworthy journalism and civic engagement campaigns, cyber security education programs, hunger relief, and pigeon rescue. Craig was influenced by his Sunday School teachers who escaped the Holocaust, set his moral compass, and taught him to treat people like you want to be treated – and how to know when enough is enough. He stepped away from the day-to-running of craigslist almost two decades ago, but he still occasionally volunteers as a customer service representative.

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Can Philanthropy Save Democracy?

Press Release Announces 'Get Out the Vote' Initiative to Register Young Americans for 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

A $500,000 gift from foundation of craigslist founder will allow organization to scale national voter registration efforts, with a focus on supporting underserved voters and young People of ColorSeptember 24, 2019 – DoSomething.
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The Wikimedia Foundation taps $2.5M from Craig Newmark to beef up its security

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Craigslist founder Craig Newmark on his unlikely career as a media mogul and how he's actively giving away his fortune

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Borealis Philanthropy Launches Fund to Bolster Journalism Inclusivity

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Girls Who Code Announces First-Ever Global March For Sisterhood for Day of the Girl

All-Digital #MarchForSisterhood aims to unite women, girls, and allies worldwide to create the biggest online march in historyLed by “Team Sisterhood” of 100+ young changemakers, March will celebrate, inspire, and activate girls and women building transformative social movementsSeptember 16, 2019 — Today, Girls Who Code announced the launch of the first-ever all-digital global march for...
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New Fund at Borealis Philanthropy Raises $3.6 Million to Advance Racial Equity in Journalism

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Wikimedia Foundation announces $2.5 million in support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies for security of Wikipedia and organization’s other free knowledge projects

Philanthropic funding from craigslist founder’s foundation will help the organization protect its sites and volunteers globally from cyber threatsSeptember 10, 2019 – The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to announce $2.
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Reporters Without Borders Announces $1.5M Gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to Support Transparency and Ethics in News and Media

Gift from craigslist founder’s foundation to facilitate implementation of Journalism Trust InitiativePARIS, September 5, 2019 – Reporters Without Borders, also known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF), is pleased to announce a $1. 5 million gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies. The philanthropic funding will help RSF to implement its Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI).
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Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donates $250,000 for election security