EFF has received a $250,000 grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to support its programs to teach and protect journalists, advocate against abusive “stalkerware” technology, and maintain its cybersecurity Threat Lab.

This generous support will help EFF educate journalists about, and protect them from, digital and legal threats. It also will help us do public education, build coalitions, and conduct research into the disciplinary technologies that corporations, schools, and individuals use to violate people’s autonomy and privacy. 

This grant, for work to be conducted through April 2023, is the latest in a series of grants made to EFF by the Craig Newmark Philanthropies, created by the founder of Craigslist to support causes including building networks to help protect the country in the cybersecurity world, defending against disinformation warfare, and fighting online harassment as well as support for ethical and trustworthy journalism, particularly in underserved communities. 

EFF, founded in 1990, is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world, championing user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. Newmark is a member of EFF’s advisory board. 

“Craig Newmark Philanthropies has been a tremendous, unwavering supporter of EFF’s work to protect journalists and people everywhere, and we are extremely grateful,” said EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn. “This grant advances EFF's mission to ensure that technology supports freedom, justice, and innovation for all people of the world.”