Grantee Profile

Chicago Public Media

Grants to Chicago Public Media

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant will support the purchase of the license of WRTE Radio Arte (90.5 FM) by Chicago Public Media. Radio Arte was established in 1997 to provide non-commercial news and music for the growing Latino population of Chicago. It was developed and has been operated since that time by the National Museum of Mexican Art. Radio Arte will be incorporated into Chicago Public Media and renamed Vocalo 90.5 FM. Chicago Public Media will preserve the community and youth-focused programming that has become Radio Arte's signature, and ensure that the station remains a non-commercial, participatory media resource for Chicago's Latino community.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 5 years)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support Vocalo, a new radio station and web project (over three years).

  • $345,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $120,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Public Media $2,265,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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