The Ultra-patriot and the Press: Newmark Says He’ll Spend like a Drunk Philanthropic Sailor

| March 3, 2017

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The Craig Newmark Foundation just made a grant of $1 million to the nonprofit investigative journalism site ProPublica. This isn’t just any grant, either; according to the grantee, it “allow(s) ProPublica to deploy resources and address opportunities, including adding staff, where they are most needed over a wide range of issues in the public interest.” In short, the gift will act as flexible working capital in a very successful and important venture that is not only still finding its way forward but is part of an industry under some attack from the presidency.

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Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it's dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. We also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion, such as our campaign to end commercial whaling and seal hunts.

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Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it's dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. We also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion, such as our campaign to end commercial whaling and seal hunts.

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