Grantee Profile

Voto Latino

Grants to Voto Latino

  • $600,000

    2017 (Duration 2 years)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voto Latino is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that works to educate and empower Latino Millennials to be agents of cultural and political change. It uses social media campaigns, popular culture, grassroots organizing, and leadership development to encourage young Latinos to participate in civic engagement activities. Voto Latino is using grant funds for three broad areas of work: 1) to enhance a social media command center designed to engage new audiences through online campaigns and cultural events; 2) to establish chapters of Voto Latino on college campuses that enable local organizing in states with large Latino populations; and 3) to design and host a leadership development Power Summit and internship program to build a new generation of Latino leaders skilled in the use of new technologies and media for social change.

  • $300,000

    2016 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voto Latino seeks to build a stronger, more inclusive American democracy by engaging, educating and empowering Latinos to be agents of change. Since its founding in 2004, Voto Latino has reached an estimated 55 million Latino households nationwide, primarily through social media campaigns designed to engage young people on issues such as education, immigration, criminal justice, and voter rights. As Voto Latino enters its tenth year, this grant is enabling the organization to carry out strategic planning to refine its mission and increase its capacity to create more opportunities for its network of Latino millennials to voice their opinions and advocate for change on issues of concern to Latino communities. It includes support for leadership development activities, a national summit, and the creation of a rapid response team and set of tools that enable Voto Latino and its network of young people to quickly respond to relevant issues that arise in the news or through popular culture events. 

  • $500,000

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Founded in 2004, Voto Latino is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower American Latinos to improve their lives through civic engagement. Its civic engagement campaigns have reached an estimated 55 million Latino households nationwide. The Digital Media and Learning initiative has had success in reaching both dominant and nonndominant youth populations, with the exception of Latino youth. This award provides continued support to Voto Latino-in collaboration with existing Foundation-supported projects-to design, develop, and implement Connected Learning curricula, assessments, and mobile applications in the areas of leadership, civic engagement, and digital literacy for Latino youth.

  • $500,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Founded in 2004, Voto Latino is a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to empower American Latinos to improve their lives through civic engagement. Its civic engagement campaigns have reached an estimated 55 million Latino households nationwide. Voto Latino--in collaboration with existing Foundation-supported projects—will use this grant to design, develop and implement Connected Learning curricula, assessments, and mobile applications for Latino youth in the areas of leadership, civic engagement, and digital literacy.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Voto Latino $1,900,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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