Mother Jones Receives $1 Million From Craigslist Founder

Mother Jones Receives $1 Million From Craigslist Founder

Progressive news magazine Mother Jones has announced a $1 million grant from Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and Craig Newmark Philanthropies in support of its investigative journalism efforts.

The gift will support the Moment for Mother Jones campaign, a special fundraising initiative designed to strengthen the nonprofit organization's reporting capacity and long-term sustainability. Launched in early 2016, the campaign has raised nearly $20 million to date in gifts and pledges.

"We're honored by this gift from Craig," said Mother Jones CEO Monika Bauerlein. "This is an investment in the toughest — and most rewarding — kind of journalism, the deep investigative work that is now under attack from all sides. With our growing community of supporters, we can build a newsroom that continues this work for a long time to come."

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