Grantee Profile

Chicago Public Media

Grants to Chicago Public Media

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    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.

  • $500,000

    2011 (Duration 5 years)

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

  • $1,000,000

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Technology

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

  • $300,000Active 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).

  • $500,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support capital expenditures, including facility and technology improvements (over two years).

  • $125,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — For "This American Life," a national radio program (over two years).

  • $140,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $150,000

    1995 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the production of a new weekly radio program that combines high-quality radio journalism with the performing arts.

  • $6,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support three pilot episodes of a series of radio programs featuring Chicago and national artists documenting people's lives through stories.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Public Media $3,141,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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