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Major Support Provided By

2021
Simone and Tench Coxe — $59,395.05
Inasmuch Foundation — $50,000
Local Media Association — $50,000
Wilburforce Foundation — $50,000
Montana Healthcare Foundation — $39,870.45
Anne and Greg Avis — $35,000 (FC)
Cloud Mountain Foundation — $25,000
Arthur M Blank Foundation COVID Response Fund — $20,000
Greater Montana Foundation — $20,000
Mark Huber — $16,000 (FC)
Fund for Nonprofit News at Miami Foundation — $15,000
Philip I. Kent Foundation — $15,000
S. Mainwaring — $10,000 (FC)
Rick and Jane Hays — $8,150 (FC)
Lisa and Tom Cordingley — $7,860 (FC)
Sarah Lane — $7,500 (FC)
Karen Davidson — $6,000 (FC)
Tresa Smith — $6,000 (FC)
Burt Williams and Joan Brownell — $5,350
Solutions Journalism Network — $5,000
Alan Kreczko and Becky Latimer — $5,000
Thomas Reeves and Kay Yanacheck — $5,000
*(FC) indicates a commitment to the Founder’s Circle

2020
American Journalism Project — $875,000
Arnold Ventures — $200,000
Inasmuch Foundation — $50,000
Lee and Donna Metcalf Charitable Trust — $50,000
Wilburforce Foundation — $50,000
Miami Foundation — $41,000
MT DPHHS Social Services Nonprofit Grant — $39,187
John Tichenor — $25,000
Philip I. Kent Foundation — $25,000
Cloud Mountain Foundation — $20,000
Greater Montana Foundation — $20,000
Groundtruth Project, Inc — $20,000
High Stakes Foundation — $20,000
Montana Healthcare Foundation — $20,000
Solutions Journalism Network — $17,000
Montana Newspaper Association — $12,000
Anne and Greg Avis — $10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News — $8,000
Deirdre Black — $5,245
Google News Initiative Journalism — $5,000
Lenfest Institute for Journalism — $5,000
Stanley Sandrowicz — $5,000
Simone and Tench Coxe — $5,000

2019
Daylight Foundation — $100,000
Philip I. Kent Foundation — $25,000
Greater Montana Foundation — $20,000
Cloud Mountain Foundation — $10,000
David and Linda Cornfield — $15,000
High Stakes Foundation — $25,000
Wilburforce Foundation — $40,000
Buchanan Capital, Inc — $5,000

2018
Daylight Foundation — $65,000
Philip I Kent Foundation — $10,000
Greater Montana Foundation — $10,000
Montana Healthcare Foundation — $10,000
Cloud Montana Foundation — $5,000
David and Linda Cornfield — $20,000
Nancy Blachman — $10,000
High Stakes Foundation — $30,000


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