In the United States, there are many groups that advocate for civil, migrants and human rights, and they are some of the biggest protectors of oppressed communities in the nation.
However, because of their non-profitable nature and because of how expensive it can be to maintain these organizations and institutions, some of these groups that advocate to protect these communities end up losing or dismantling without having a proper monetary support.
This has changed after 2007, one of the most important years in the lives of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, two entrepreneurs, journalists and advocates, who founded the two media companies Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin got arrested on October 18, 2007, without prior warning, by the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, someone who was being investigated by the two journalists.
Because of their nature and their attention and devotion to journalism, the duo posed a threat to the sheriff of the Maricopa County and they saw themselves being victims of legal oppression and abuse of power from Joe Arpaio and his followers.
It wouldn’t take too long though to rise again. The two journalists would eventually be released from prison, and their view of the world would be changed forever.
These events marked the rise and creation of the Frontera Fund, one of the most important and most prominent funding institutions in the United States in terms of groups that advocate for civil and human rights. The Frontera Fund was created with a settlement money of $3.75 million.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin became very famous because of their work and their support for these groups. They have been responsible for the rise and sustain of many new advocacy groups that support weak communities, and the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund became the main supporter of these groups. Because of the new institution, it’s been years of funding and support, and the organizations that help civil and human rights have never stayed so long in the business.
The settlement money has decreased a little over time, but the support is stronger now than it has always been. There are dozens of groups that are using the Frontera Fund financial support and Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two of the most important entrepreneurs in the field because of their assistance in so many businesses.
The Frontera Fund was created and founded in Texas, and the headquarters are located in PO Box 20213, Phoenix, AZ 85036. USA.
The Frontera Fund, apart from financing and supporting these groups, also has a hard stance in their support of freedom of speech and expression and they incentivize civil participation in all types of matter, good and bad, that are teeming the news of the U.S. media.
The two journalists believe that the American population is getting more aware of their influence and they are voicing their worries and concerns more often. It is a good sign for the future of the United States.