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We will make every effort to respond to media inquiries in advance of deadlines. Journalists with inquiries may contact the following staff:

Daniel Olias Silverman, Director of Communications
Phone: 415.356.9934
Mobile: 415.378.4001
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Brian Eule, Senior Communications Officer
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About the Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation, with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Foundation was established in 1937 by James Irvine, a native Californian who devoted most of his life to business interests in San Francisco and the development of his 110,000-acre ranch in Southern California, which was among the largest privately owned land holdings in the state. Since 1937, the Foundation has provided over $1.3 billion in grants to more than 3,500 nonprofit organizations throughout California. With about $1.8 billion in assets, the Foundation made grants of $69 million in 2013 for the people of California.

The Irvine Foundation is dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California to participate in a vibrant, successful and inclusive society. We focus our grantmaking program on three areas:

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To view 990-PF filings, financial statements, asset size and allocation, and total grantmaking figures, click here.

Annual Report: 2013 | 2012 | 2011

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