Grantee Profile

Define American

Grants to Define American

  • $300,000

    2017 (Duration 2 years)

    Journalism & Media

    LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in America. Founded in 2011, Define American has played a critical role in shaping the national discourse on immigration and its connections to race, gender orientation, religion, and socioeconomic status in a rapidly diversifying America. It does this by engaging communities through social media campaigns and local and regional events, raising awareness and empathy through entertainment media, and increasing the amount of accurate information shared through the news media.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Define American $300,000 between 1978 and 2017.