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Dec. 19, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Knight Foundation is matching up to $1.5 million in donations to more than 50 nonprofit news organizations, the foundation said Monday.

Participating organizations are eligible for up to $25,000 in matching grants. (Full disclosure: The Nieman Foundation, which is home to us here at Nieman Lab, is participating in the matching program; you can donate to Nieman here. Knight also supports the Lab.)

There are 57 nonprofit outlets participating in the program. Donors can contribute directly to the organization they want to support. Knight will be matching donations through Jan. 19, 2017 — the day before Donald Trump is inaugurated as president.

In the weeks since Trump was elected, donations to nonprofit outlets and subscriptions to for-profit outlets have increased. Earlier this month, ProPublica said that it had taken in $750,000 in small-dollar donations since the election. The New York Times said it added about 132,000 subscribers in the weeks after Trump’s win. And just this week, Vanity Fair said it added 13,000 subscriptions in one day after Trump insulted the magazine on Twitter after it ran a negative review of a restaurant in Trump Tower.

Here, along with Nieman, is the full list of news organizations participating in Knight’s matching program:

Bridge Magazine, Michigan; CALmatters; Center for Collaborative Journalism; The Center for Investigative Reporting; The Center for Public Integrity; Chalkbeat; Charlottesville Tomorrow; City Limits, New York; Connecticut Health Investigative Team; Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network; The Connecticut Mirror; Florida Center for Investigative Reporting; Florida Center for Investigative Reporting; Georgia Public Broadcasting, Macon; The Hechinger Report; inewsource; Inside Climate News; The Institute for Journalism in New Media; Institute for Nonprofit News; InvestigateWest; Investigative Post; IowaWatch; KQED | Public Media for Northern California; The Lens; The Marshall Project; MarylandReporter.com; Michigan Radio; The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting; Minnesota Public Radio; MinnPost.com; Mississippi Today; National Geographic Society; New England Center for Investigative Reporting; New Haven Independent; NJ Spotlight; Oklahoma Watch; The Open Mind; PBS NewsHour; WHYY | Philadelphia Public Radio; Philadelphia Public School Notebook; ProPublica; PublicSource; The Rapidian; Rocky Mountain PBS; Science News; St. Louis Public Radio; The Texas Tribune; Voice of OC | Investigative News Agency; Voice of San Diego; VTDigger; WDET, Detroit; WFAE 90.7, Charlotte, North Carolina; Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism; WLRN Public Radio and Television; WKSU 89.7 | Public Radio for Northeast Ohio; WTVS Detroit Public Television; WyoFile.

More information is available here.

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