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October 6, 2011


Grants Approved by The James Irvine Foundation
Board of Directors

Arts

Arts Regional Initiative

Burnon d/b/a Rubicon Theatre
$350,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
$275,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
$300,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.

Monterey Jazz Festival
$300,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.

Monterey Museum Of Art
$300,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.

Museum of Ventura County
$300,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.

National Steinbeck Center
$300,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.

Ojai Festivals Limited
$325,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.

San Luis Obispo Art Center
$225,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
$250,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.

Santa Barbara Opera Association
$225,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.

Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association
$275,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.

State Street Ballet
$300,000
To increase organizational financial sustainability and cultural participation, payable over 36 months.


California Democracy

Civic Engagement

Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy
$600,000
For core support, payable over 36 months.

Community Water Center
$375,000
For core support, payable over 36 months.

Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education
$275,000
To support civic engagement and public policy development among low-income and ethnic communities in Los Angeles and to strengthen organizational leadership capacity, payable over 24 months.

Governance Reform

Southern California Public Radio
$600,000
To support broadcast and web-based news coverage of California governance issues, payable over 36 months.


Youth

Linked Learning Practice

California State University Foundation
$600,000
To prepare new teachers for Linked Learning through scalable models of clinical teacher education and induction, payable over 24 months.

California State University Foundation
$500,000
To increase postsecondary attainment in California through the development of a new general education transfer curriculum, payable over 24 months.

California STEM Learning Network
$350,000
To support the California STEM Learning Network's effort to catalyze innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching and learning in the state, payable over 9 months.

Envision Schools
$500,000
To build the capacity of California school districts to implement a performance assessment system that drives college and career readiness, payable over 24 months.

Riverside Community College District Foundation
$350,000
To support the Riverside Learning Partnership, which is focused on making college and career readiness and postsecondary completion the standard for youth in Riverside County, payable over 36 months.


Special Initiatives

California State University, Fresno Foundation
$400,000
To support the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, payable over 24 months.

Kern Community Foundation
$500,000
To increase the philanthropic and leadership capacity of the Kern Community Foundation, payable over 36 months.

Total Board Grants Approved: $8,775,000

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About The James Irvine Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California to participate in a vibrant, successful and inclusive society. The Foundation’s grantmaking focuses on three program areas: Arts, California Democracy and Youth. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided over $1 billion in grants to more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations throughout California. With $1.6 billion in assets, the Foundation made grants of $65 million in 2010 for the people of California.

For more information about the Irvine Foundation, please visit our Web site at www.irvine.org or call 415.777.2244.

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