Grantee Profile

Futuro Media Group

Grants to Futuro Media Group

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Futuro Media Group (Futuro) is a nonprofit journalism organization founded by veteran broadcast journalist Maria Hinojosa in 2010. Futuro produces "Latino USA," a weekly public radio program heard on NPR, which offers a mix of in-depth explanatory reporting, on-the-ground coverage of timely issues, and first-person commentary, with a focus on current and emerging issues that affect the United States' growing and increasingly diverse Latino communities. The documentary journalism series "America by the Numbers" will premiere in 2014 on PBS and WORLD Channel, which uses data about the changing demographics of the United States as the catalyst to explore underreported issues faced by communities of color.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Latino USA is a radio program produced by the Futuro Media Group and heard weekly on NPR stations. The program offers a mix of in-depth explanatory reporting, on-the-ground coverage of timely issues, and diverse commentary, with a focus on current and emerging issues that affect the U.S.' growing and increasingly diverse Latino communities. Each week the show explores topics related to democracy and political participation, economics, education, immigration, health, culture, and current events in Latin America. This grant will support the costs associated with the research and production of Latino USA.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Futuro Media Group $450,000 between 2003 and 2014.