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VHPI Receives a $50,000 Grant from Philanthropist

and Founder of Craigslist


March 6, 2020

Craig Newmark Philanthropies awards VHPI a grant that will help ensure evidence-based practices, policies, and reporting drives health care for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces


Oakland, California (March 6, 2020) – The Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute has been awarded a $50,000 grant by Craig Newmark Philanthropies to continue its work to improve the quality of veterans’ health care reporting and analyze the real-world effects that policy has on the health and well-being of veterans and military families. 

“Craig Newmark Philanthropies has a long commitment to ensuring that veterans receive the health care they need as a result of their military service,” said VHPI President Paul Cox. “This generous grant demonstrates Mr. Newmark’s commitment to improving veterans’ lives as well as ensuring veterans’ health care reporting is accurate, fair, and comprehensive to the veterans’ experience.”

VHPI is a non-partisan think tank founded in 2016 by veterans and their caregivers, healthcare providers and policy experts, and healthcare journalists and researchers. Through interviews with veterans and analysis from a team of health care experts, VHPI looks at veterans’ needs through a scientific, cultural, and evidence-based lens. Its work is relied upon by leaders at national veteran service organizations, decisionmakers in the government and health care fields, and as an on-the-record source for numerous media organizations. 

Craig Newmark Philanthropies has a legacy of contributing to organizations that promote journalistic excellence and causes that improve the lives of veterans. Mr. Newmark holds memberships and advisory board memberships with many well-respected advocates for veterans, including Blue Star Families, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Swords to Plowshares, and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Craig Newmark Philanthropies also has strong relationships with the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, Sunlight Foundation, Center for Public Integrity, Columbia Journalism Review, and

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