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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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10 Women-led Startups, $400K in Prizes, and One More Glass Ceiling Shattered Tonight

Folks, I've spoken out a lot about the importance and urgency of men championing women in tech. It's one of the reasons I'm supporting the Women Startup Challenge. Tonight in San Francisco, 10 women-led startups will pitch their startups at LinkedIn to a panel of investors and a sold-out audience.
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Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, gives $1M to Wikipedia’s future

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Why Wikipedia Could Become the People’s Newspaper of Record

Folks, Wikipedia is a record of what happened and what is happening in the world, and we need that historical record to make good decisions. To help out, I just donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment, a collective action fund set up this year by the Wikimedia Foundation at the Tides Foundation.
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A 6-Year Journey – Overcoming Barriers to Tech and Community Radio in Western Kenya

Six years ago, Richard Magerenge, Director of the Ekialo Kiona ICT Center on Mfangano Island, Kenya, began the journey to provide an open source platform for community engagement, discussion and freedom of expression using information community technology (ICT) and community radio.
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10 Feathered Coworkers Who Inspire craigslist Customer Service

Folks, I get lots of feathered and furried visitors to my home office, pretty much year-round. The missus and I have taken up photographing them, as you may have noticed.
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How You Can Support America's Heroes This Month

Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans and milfams, and the orgs that help 'em out. One way that the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund supports them each year is through the Veterans Charity Challenge.
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New Study Reveals If Social Media Is Empowering or Silencing Political Expression

Hey, lots of folks seemed to have noticed that people have been pretty aggressive toward each other online during this presidential campaign. I figure this is probably an important thing to pay attention to, and I'm contributing to specific efforts to help deal with the problem of online harassment.
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10 Women Tech Leaders Vie for $50K and Funding at Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn

Folks, many of you know that I support women in tech as an initiative, but more specifically, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge. The Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund partnered with them to award $50K to the winner of the Challenge.
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Here's How to Give Back to America by Giving Local

Hey, giving back to local businesses is a really good way to support local economies, and help out to causes that're important. Give Local America is a 24-hour crowdfunding event, beginning on May 3, 2016 and running from 12:00am – 11:59pm EST.
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3 Suggestions From a News Consumer To Improve Today's News

I’ve been quietly chatting with editors, publishers, and journalists for over a decade, hearing the same concerns (and not generally not for attribution). Me, I’m only a news consumer, I just want news I can trust.