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Major supporters

  • $240,000 Microsoft
  • $238,225 American Journalism Project
  • $225,000 Emerson Collective
  • $185,000 Arnold Ventures
  • $170,000 El Paso Community Foundation
  • $100,000 Facebook Journalism Project
  • $69,544 Miami Foundation
  • $60,000 Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation; Open Campus Media
  • $25,000 Rapaport Foundation
  • $30,000 El Paso Electric Co.
  • $20,000 Martha Hood and Will Jewell
  • $16,875 Report for America
  • $15,000 WestStar Bank
  • $8,500 Walton Family Foundation
  • $5,975 Walmart Foundation
  • $5,000 E.C. “Ted” Houghton; Joint grant from Facebook Journalism Project; Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Local Media Association: Google Journalism Emergency Relief Fund, Jack and Carroll Maxon, Raymond Telles
  • $4,500 Deborah Kastrin, Kelly Tomblin
  • $3,500 Tracy and Steve Yellen
  • $3,300 Laura Rodriguez
  • $3,000 Ann and Charles Horak
  • $2,700 Laurie Paternoster
  • $2,500 Rosalinda Natividad, Jason Kosena, Steve Ortega