Our Funders and Donors

The Badger Project is a nonprofit funded exclusively through contributions, grants and sales of stories.

In March 2020, we received a matching grant of $7,712.87 from NewsMatch 2019 in coordination with our end-of-the-year fundraising drive.

In March 2021, we received a matching grant of $12,500 from NewsMatch 2020 and $2,500 from the Google News Initiative in coordination with our end-of-the-year fundraising drive.

In March 2022, we received a matching grant of $14,000 from NewsMatch 2021 in coordination with our end-of-the-year fundraising drive.

In March 2022, we received a matching grant of $22,390.37 from the Loud Hound Foundation in San Francisco in coordination with NewsMatch.

In April 2020, the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation awarded The Badger Project a $600 grant from the Wirtanen Family Fund.

In November 2021, we received a $5,000 grant from the Evjue Foundation in Madison.

In February 2022, we received a $5,000 grant from the La Crosse Community Foundation.

The Badger Project also discloses the names and amounts of donors who give more than $1,000.

Chris Hong, of Jacksonville, FL, has donated $8,025.32.

The Candace Koehn Watt Trust, of Murphysboro, IL, has donated $2,500.

Nicholas Watt of Madison, WI, has donated $2,000.

Alice Beneker, of Madison, WI, has donated $1,750.

James Lodas, of Chicago, IL, has donated $1,700.

Below is a list of all the donors who have ever contributed to The Badger Project.

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