Wisconsin Watch is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization that is primarily funded through grants from foundations and donations from individuals and corporations. Please visit our main funding page to learn more, and to see funding from other years.

As a matter of policy, funders exercise no control over Wisconsin Watch’s editorial decisions, and all funders are publicly identified.

To support our work with a gift, please visit our donate page.

Foundations and institutions

Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation: $50,000
General support

Evjue Foundation & The Capital Times: $30,000
General support

Joyce Foundation: $100,000 (Year 1 of 2)
General support

Reva & David Logan Foundation: $125,000
General support

NewsMatch: $27,000 (matching fund)
General support

Peters Family Foundation: $10,000
General support 

Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, through the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism and Mass Communication): $40,000 (Year 2 of 3)
Produce investigative reports by students published on the Center’s website and distributed to media partners statewide and nationwide

Individual donors

Leadership Circle ($5000+)

Hagge, Robert and Elke
Hands, Phil and Tricia
Johnson, Barbara
Meissner, David and Marion

Watchdog Club ($1000+)

Ansfield, Dr. Thomas and Lynn
Balin, Adam and Mahony, Karin
Bickford, Paul
Cohen, Dr. Marcus and Sheila
Custer, Betty and Corkey
Davis, Brian and Umstead, Deborah
Dukehart, Thomas and Andy
Eversden, Mark and Sara
Fearnside, Wendy and Meier, Bruce
Fribance, Caroline
Glass, Stephen
Glueck, Christopher and Erin
Hall, Andrew and Hall, Dee J.
Hands, John Lawrence and Kendrick-Hands, Karen
Hasler, Dr. Philip and Janet
Jenkins, Vincel and Moritz, Stefanie
Jones, Margaret and Linton, David
Kaiser, William and Claudia
Kern, Gerould
LaConte, Cynthia
Lee, Dr’s Douglas and Martha
Lewein, Donna and Scott
Long, Willis
McKim, Karen and Nelson, Keith
Michel, Roberto and Lincoln Michel, Karen
O’Leary, Carol
Record, Dick
Reeder, Don and Carol
Ryan, Finn and Brynn
Schapiro, Irene and Norman Fost
Soltvedt, Brook and Nelson, David
Stark, Sharon
Swanberg, Wendy
Toussaint, Carol and John
Weber, Ralph and Patricia

Members (less than $1000)

Alcorn, Jason
Alexander, Julie Horn
Anderson, Noel
Andre, Elizabeth
Anglim, Mary
Arnold, Joan
Arnold, Michael
Arriaga, Alexandra
Artus, Alicia
Azar, Lauren and Ryan, Rebecca
Backes, Elizabeth
Balthazor, Ellen
Baumgartner, Keith and Juli
Beamish, Eileen
Beatty, Steven
Beck, Joseph and Josefina
Behr, Madeleine
Behrmann, Ann
Bennett, Daniel
Berry, Stephen
Bier, Thomas and Katherine
Bissen, Kathy and Bissen, Peter
Bogdanich, Walt and Saul, Stephanie
Booth, Eric
Brett, Malcolm and Penny
Broman, Aimee and Karl
Brooks, Sandra Kay and James
Brooks, Suzanne and Brooks, Daniel
Brouillette, Sue
Brown, Joanne and Olneck, Michael
Buhler, Roland
Bush, Helen
Calhan, Linda and Edward
Cameron, Peter
Cameron, Tom and Patti
Cannon, Marsha and Peter
Cohn, Scott
Cole, Rebecca
Companik, Sara
Conley, Daniel and Paige
Cox, Marcy
Crane, Mike
Crawford, David
Crego, Julie
Cross, Sue
Culver, Kathleen
Dahlke, Debra
Danky, James and Schelshorn, Christine
Dean, Jason
Dempsey, Pam
Deutsch, Glenn
Dibble, Mary
Donnelly, Linda
Draine, Betsy
Drechsel, Robert and Lynn
Dreps, Robert and Koehl, Elizabeth
Dukehart, Coburn
Eclavea, Karen and Anthony
Elkin, Loren
Englund, Eric
Esqueda, Kathleen
Fansler, Kristeen and Todd
Flood-Smith, Dorothy Ann
Freise, Kathy
Friedland, Lewis and Oliker, Stacey
Fuhrmann, Lauren and Eric
Gaskill, Sharon and Warren
Gebeloff, Robert
Gee, Janet and Derrick
Gengler, Cynthia
Gilsdorf, Rebecca
Gleason, Neil and Cindy
Goldberg, Richard and Mundro, Lisa
Goldeen, Marian
Golush, Dorothy
Goodman, Dr. Lawrence and Hannah
Govin-Matzat, Stephanie
Grasse, Kevin
Grenier, Peter and Barbara
Hahn, Paula
Hall, Dave
Hanson, Gerald
Harbort, Colette
Hart, Kathie and Laird
Hearn, Lorie
Heim, Carol
Hesselberg, George
Hester, Karen
Hetzel, David
Higgins, Kristin
Hinderholtz, Richard
Hoffman, Susan and Leslie
Holcomb, Jesse
Hollingsworth, David
Holman, John
Houston, Brant
Huff, Robert
Ingebritson, Frances
Ivey, Mike and Vicki Elkin
Jezior, Mara
Johnson, Gerald
Johnson, Roberta
Jolin, Judy and Gary
Jonaitis, Erin
Jovaag, Seth
Kammer, Jerry
Keller, Katherine
Kirkby, Sean
Kobs, Ellen
Kohl, Gail
Kosbie, Jeffrey
Kramer, James and Miyagi, Shoko
Kuczenski, Tracy
Kursel, Todd and Eileen
LaBarre, Eileen
Lacy, Ann
Landgraf, Austin
Lange, Jeffrey
Laube, Janet and Laube, Douglas
Lea-Kruger, Barbara
Lepage, Sheryl and Roger
Lepkowski, Cynthia
Lethem, Troy and Matthias, Mary
Lewis, Charles and Gilbert, Pam
Lincoln, Charles
Lincoln, Louisa
Linnane, Rory
Linsenmeyer, Chuck and Jen
Lombardo, Cara
Looze, Claudia
Loper, Tristan
Lyke, Mary and Timothy
Maki, Mary Lee
Maraniss, Linda and Maraniss, David
Markham, Lynn
Marohn, Robin
Marrari, James and Carstens, Barbara
Marshall, John
Martell, Stuart and Carol
Massoth, Kathleen and Edmonson, Marshall Bruce
Matthews-Risley, Kathi
Mattox, Shirley Brabender
Mawer, Jane
McClure, Robert
McMullin-Lawton, Bonnie
McNabb, Brent and Macleod, David
Mertz, Janet and Kane, Jonathan
Mitchell, Dale
Mitchell, Jack and Bonnie
Moe, Doug and Yasiri, Jeanan
Morgan, Jane
Morgan, William
Morrell, Alex
Muller, Lyle and Vicki
Mykleby, Kathleen
Nagel, Debra
Nehls-Lowe, Henry and Nehls-Lowe, Barbara
Nelson, Herb
Nelson, Paul
Norsetter, Jan
O’Connor, Kara and Ryan
O’Hern, Vincent and Baldwin, Linda
O’Leary, Kristine
Odell, Katharine
Oliver, Richard and Carol
Otto, David
Pabellon, Tara and Carlos
Pearce, Mark and Catherine
Peltekos, Patricia
Penn, George
Phoenix, Nancy
Pierick, Ethan
Plotkin, Sheila
Plunkett, Maureen
Poore, Carol
Preizler, Lynn and Preizler, Martin
Preusser, Charley
Pyle, Amy
Ralston, Richard and Krista
Ricca, Joanne and August
Rindfleisch, Terry and Linda
Riordan, Robert
Robbins, Louise
Robinson, Susan
Rohan, Michele and James
Romenesko, James
Row, George
Sanford, Barbara and Donald
Sanner, Jennifer and Louis
Sanyer, Leyla
Schachter, Kate
Schiltz, Lisa
Scholl, Eric
Schroeder, Jack
Segall, Robert and Sara
Shaffer, Vicki
Shah, Hemant and Elizabeth
Shakhashiri, Bassam
Shank, Michael and Carol
Shea, Gail and Dan
Shropshire, Mark
Sikes, Toni
Simpson, Erin
Sperling, Nancy
Spoon, Marianne and Brandon
Stampen, Jacob
Stentz, Molly
Stoeffler, David
Swan, Peg
Talbert, Charles and Victoria
Thompson, Lea and Durke
Thoresen, Thomas
Timm, Michael
Turnbull, Brenda
Turville-Heitz, Meg
Tymorek, Jan
Umhoefer, David and Gretchen
Urban, Ryan
Van Ruyven, Dee
Varenik, Tina Rosenberg
Wagner, George and Rasman, Barb
Wagner, Michael
Wahlberg, David
Wang, Helu and Guan, Xiaofei
Warren, Thomas and Benander-Warren, Anna Marie
Webb, Daphne
Weier, Anita
Welch, Lynn
Wells, Thelma
Wendland, Tegan
Wessel, Steve
Westerberg, Christa
White, Ginny
Williams, Roger and Kristi
Wirth, Lori
Witter, Dean and Nettie
Wright, Kimberlee
Yahr, Pauline
Yomantas, Cynthia and Bauman, Steven
Zerwick, James and Zerwick, Susan