The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, the state’s first nonprofit and bilingual investigative journalism organization, has received two project grants and a fellowship for one of its journalists.

The project grants are:

In addition, the Institute for Justice and Journalism awarded blogger/reporter Ralph De La Cruz one of 15 fellowships designed to train journalists to cover the complexities of immigration. The program, Immigration in the Heartland, will also support De La Cruz’s future reporting about efforts to implement Arizona-style immigration enforcement in Florida.

FCIR, which relies on support from foundations and donations from readers, complies with a strict fundraising policy that requires full financial transparency and prevents improper donor influence.

For more information about FCIR’s fundraising efforts, contact Associate Directors Trevor Aaronson and Mc Nelly Torres.