Craigslist Foundation is Winding Down Operations

Posted by | January 11, 2012 | Blog | 2 Comments |

Dear Colleagues and Friends of Craigslist Foundation,

After a decade of innovation in support of stronger nonprofits and communities in the Bay Area and nationwide, Craigslist Foundation will wind down operations, celebrate its successes, and transition its programs to new homes. This decision was made by our board and staff, in consultation with craigslist, Inc, whose philanthropy is now focused on supporting numerous worthy charities via its Charitable Fund. We owe a special thanks to craigslist for ten years of generous financial support and partnership, and for lending its name to our efforts.

In the coming weeks, our staff will work diligently to distill the lessons learned over ten years, and to find appropriate homes for our three key programs: Nonprofit Boot Camp (ready for its 9th Annual event), LikeMinded (ready for its next iteration after 9 months of user experience), and Alliance Building (building a network of community builders).

Thank you for your engagement with us over the years as we strived to augment the effectiveness of emerging nonprofits and strengthen the fabric of local communities and neighborhoods. The entire Craigslist Foundation team looks forward to making continued progress in other ways and at other organizations as we all move forward.

Sincerely yours,

Lynn Luckow
President & CEO
Craigslist Foundation

We have gathered answers to questions you might have about our wind down on this FAQ. During the wind down, you can reach us at or via Twitter or Facebook.


  1. Peggy, January 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you for the amazing leadership over the last 10 years and for creating such an important impact. I have pretty much met everyone in the organization and hold every staff member with high respect.
    You will be terribly missed however I trust your decision.
    Can’t wait to hear about the process and learnings.

  2. Joleen Chambers January 12, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I am an indirect recipient of the generosity and focus of Craigslist Foundation. I cannot express how grateful I am to the Foundation for its’ vision and positive impact. Best wishes on your new endeavors!