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Foundations and institutions

Challenge Fund for Journalism VI (a joint effort between Ford Foundation, McCormick Foundation and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation): $37,500 (Year 1 of 2)
Matching grant – general support

Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation: $100,000
General support

Foundation to Promote Open Society, in cooperation with the Open Society Foundations: $50,000 (Year 1 of 2)
General support

Peters Family Foundation: $3,000
General support

Evjue Foundation: $ 2,500
General support

Individual donors

Watchdog Club ($1000+)

Andrew and Dee J. Hall

Members (Less than $1,000)

Houston, Brant
Lewis, Charles and Pam Gilbert
Record, Dick
Mitchell, Jack and Bonnie
Massey, Jim
James, Kathleen Lapp
Pitsch, Mark and Mary Kemp
Cochrane, Ned and Bonnie Cox
Dreps, Robert and Elizabeth Koehl
Michel, Roberto and Karen Lincoln
Haumersen, Scott
Pabellon, Tara and Carlos