CPB Announces Funding Increases for National Multicultural Alliance Organizations
Each to receive an additional $500,000 annually
February 22, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 22, 2021) – The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) announced that each of the five public media organizations forming the National Multicultural Alliance (NMCA) will receive a $500,000 funding increase starting this fiscal year. CPB support helps these organizations provide much-needed content about diverse communities, created by diverse filmmakers, to the public television system and viewers across the country.
The organizations — Black Public Media (BPM), the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) and Vision Maker Media (VMM) — are nonprofit organizations that fund, produce, distribute and exhibit works in media to convey the depth and breadth of their communities to the broadest audience possible. The funding, which brings CPB annual total support to more than $9 million, represents a 37 percent increase.
“CPB’s commitment and funding for diverse filmmakers and storytellers spans decades and has resulted in content that educates, informs and inspires mutual understanding and respect,” said Pat Harrison, CPB president and CEO. “Our increased support for the National Multicultural Alliance will build on that foundation and ensure that public media’s content reflects the broadest range of cultural and social perspectives. The NMCA comprises individual organizations that encourage and fund diverse storytellers whose voices and experiences might never be heard without their support.”
Since its founding more than 50 years ago, CPB’s mission has been to provide universal access to high-quality programming, especially for the unserved and underserved. CPB uses a strategic framework called the “Three Ds” — Diversity, Dialogue, and Digital — to reflect its commitment to innovation, inclusion and community engagement.
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