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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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We asked some of the boldest thinkers what the world will be like in 50 years. Here’s what their answers tell us about the future.

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Craigslist founder donates to group fighting fake newsNew Blog Post

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First Draft launches nationwide project to help prepare US newsrooms for online threats ahead of 2020 election

Craig Newmark Philanthropies joins Google News Initiative in supporting organization’s mission to reach every journalist in every stateOctober 24, 2019 – As part of its global CrossCheck initiative, journalism non-profit First Draft announces a year-long, nationwide strategy for supporting the verification and reporting of online information relating to the 2020 US presidential election.
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This man is disrupting the cult of the billionaire

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In His Expanding Giving to Help Veterans, a Big Tech Donor Keeps His Eyes Trained on the Grassroots

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Newspapers back on a roll

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Bob Woodruff Foundation and National Veterans Intermediary Announce Groundbreaking Data Tool to Improve Veteran Support Nationwide

Made possible by a nearly $5M gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Local Partner Self-Assessment Tool is part of an initiative to use community-based solutions to address veteran challengesInnovative assessment model has potential to be adapted for other sectors of philanthropyNEW YORK, Oct.
In The News, Craigslist Founder Encourage Marginalized Youth To Augment U.S. Election Turnout

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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.