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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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Press Release Kicks Off 'Our 2020 Vision' Campaign to Register Over 250K Young Voters Ahead of 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

In partnership with Craig Newmark Philanthropies, LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman, activists Jamie Margolin and Haile Thomas, Epic Reads, and more, the largest organization for young people and social change aims to help create the most civically engaged generation to date.
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Ms. and Feminist Majority Foundation Announce $350K Gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to Enhance Coverage of Gender Gap in 2020 Elections

Women Vote2020 initiative to highlight women's voting power and impactJanuary 9, 2020 – Ahead of the 2020 U. S. elections, Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. magazine announce a $350,000 gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to launch Women Vote 2020. The initiative will enhance Ms.
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Aspen Tech Policy Hub Teams up with Cybercrime Support Network to Centralize Online Crime and Fraud Reporting

The collaboration will leverage research and a prototype form developed by members of the inaugural class of Aspen Tech Policy Hub fellowsJanuary 8, 2020 - The Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) and the Aspen Tech Policy Hub are teaming up to work towards the goal of creating a single, easy-to-use system to report online fraud and...
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PEN America Awarded $250K in Support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to Fight Disinformation and Harassment Online

Gift from organization of craigslist founder to help defend truth during 2020 U. S. presidential electionJanuary 7, 2020 – PEN America announces a $250,000 gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies for its work to combat disinformation and harassment online over the next 12 months.
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Global Cyber Alliance Launches Craig Newmark Trustworthy Internet and Democracy and Craig Newmark Scholars Programs

$750K in support from organization of craigslist founder to bolster cybersecurity efforts ahead of 2020 U. S. presidential electionDecember 18, 2019 – The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) announces the launch of the Craig Newmark Trustworthy Internet and Democracy Program. In preparation for the 2020 U. S.
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The Cybersecurity 202: Congress peels back secrecy to review Trump hacking policy

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Formalizing newsrooms’ battle against disinformation

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Craig Newmark is so worried about 2020 election security he’s funding tools to prevent disaster

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IAVA Receives $500k Matching Donation from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

December 13, 2019 – Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) announces a $500,000 matching donation from Craig Newmark Philanthropies. The philanthropic investment will multiply the impact of every additional gift that the organization receives through the month of December.
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The race to fill local newsrooms