Univision Communications Inc. is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its Univision Network is the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country and one of the largest networks in the US, regardless of language. Additional Spanish-language networks from Univision Communications include the broadcast television network UniMás and the sports cable network UDN (Univision Deportes Network).
In 2017, Univision launched the Univision Foundation, with a “mission of promoting the well-being of the Hispanic and multicultural communities” served by Univision networks and partners. The foundation will build on previous Univision partnerships with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The California Endowment, Ford Foundation, and others, while also expanding its own initiatives in education and civic engagement, funding for innovative media projects with social impact goals, and natural disaster response.
Univision has long focused on advancing Hispanic education through its partnership with HSF—since 1997, Univision has provided support for HSF programs and scholarships.
In recent years, Univision has teamed with HSF at both the STEM Summit and the Media and Entertainment Summit. The HSF STEM Summit is an annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math conference that gives the best and brightest HSF Scholars with an interest in one or more STEM fields, an inside track to career success, through a combination of mentoring, professional insights, and career guidance. Similarly, HSF’s Media and Entertainment Summit is an annual conference that exposes HSF Scholars interested in the field, to specialized industry knowledge and career opportunities.
Univision was named the 2018 Corporate Partner of the Year, at HSF’s annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala.
The company’s commitment to education is also visible in its Pequeños y Valiosos (“Young and Valuable”) campaign–a partnership with Too Small to Fail, a joint initiative of The Opportunity Institute and the Clinton Foundation. Originally launched in 2014, the campaign encourages Hispanic parents and caregivers to read, talk, and sing with their young children every day to boost early cognitive and social-emotional development.