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October 4, 2012


Grants Approved by The James Irvine Foundation
Board of Directors

Arts

News Arts Strategy: Exploring Engagement Fund for Large Organizations

Charles W. Bowers Museum Corporation
$520,000
For the Treasures project, engaging low-income Latino and Vietnamese seniors in enriching participatory art experiences, payable over 24months.

Los Angeles Opera Company
$600,000
To establish community opera choirs in East Los Angeles in partnership with community-based organizations, and to present opera in neighborhood venues, payable over 24 months.

Museum Associates, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
$600,000
For Cinema on the Move, a traveling cinema and film workshop program designed to increase arts participation by Asian, Latino and African Americans throughout Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire, payable over 24 months.

Oakland Museum of California Foundation
$600,000
To engage neighborhood communities through participatory art projects both onsite and outside the museum walls, payable over 24 months.

San Diego Museum of Art
$527,000
To engage ethnically diverse, low-income residents in four communities with artists to create public art pieces for their neighborhoods, payable over 24 months.

San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association
$580,000
For Your Song, Your Story, a project engaging residents of traditionally underserved San Diego neighborhoods in art making that contributes to the creation of a commissioned multimedia work, payable over 24 months.

South Coast Repertory
$600,000
For Dialogue/Dialogos SCR, engaging Santa Ana's Latino community in a collaborative theatre experiment that tells their stories, payable over 24 months.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
$600,000
To create YBCA:Away and convene artists, community partners and underserved communities to collaboratively design off-site, participatory arts experiences, payable over 24 months.

Former Arts Strategy: Cultural Participation

Armory Center for the Arts
$225,000
For the Community Pathways initiative, providing free year-round arts instruction in accessible neighborhood venues for underserved children, teens and their families, payable over 36 months.

Humboldt Area Foundation
$270,000
To provide technical assistance, convening and regranting support for California Native American artists as part of the Native Cultures Fund, and to support cultural traditions among different generations, payable over 36 months.


California Democracy

Civic Engagement

East L.A. Community Corporation
$200,000
To engage Boyle Heights residents in public decision-making processes regarding economic development, payable over 18 months.

Liberty Hill Foundation
$900,000
To support convening, leadership training and public education activities, plus related regranting, payable over 36 months.

KQED
$600,000
To support statewide radio news coverage of significant governance and policy issues, payable over 24 months.

White Ash Broadcasting d/b/a Valley Public Radio
$225,000
To support news coverage of state and local governance and policy issues, payable over 24 months.

Special Projects

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz and Associates
$246,500
To conduct and disseminate research on how California voters access state and local governance and policy news, payable over 6 months.


Youth

Linked Learning Policy

SRI International
$2,000,000
To continue a multiyear evaluation of the California Linked Learning District Initiative, payable over 24 months.

Linked Learning Practice: Opportunity Links for Youth Initiative

First Place for Youth
$150,000
For the ongoing development and implementation of a program that advances college and career outcomes for out-of-school youth in health industry pathways, payable over 12 months.

Jobs for the Future
$500,000
To deliver technical assistance to community-based organizations and community colleges in California that advance postsecondary and career attainment for out-of-school youth, payable over 24 months.

South Bay Center for Counseling & Human Development
$200,000
For the ongoing development and implementation of a program that advances college and career outcomes for out-of-school youth in digital media, arts and design pathways, payable over 12 months.

Taller San Jose
$150,000
For the ongoing development and implementation of a program that advances college and career outcomes for out-of-school youth in health industry pathways, payable over 12 months.

Year Up
$450,000
For Year Up Bay Area to expand in Silicon Valley and provide out-of-school youth with college and career opportunities in the information technology industry, payable over 24 months.

Youth Radio
$150,000
For the ongoing development and implementation of a program that advances college and career outcomes for out-of-school youth in digital media, arts and design pathways, payable over 12 months.

Youth Uprising
$150,000
For the ongoing development and implementation of a program that advances college and career outcomes for out-of-school youth in digital media, arts and design pathways, payable over 12 months.

Linked Learning Practice

Los Angeles Small Schools Center
$675,000
To expand Los Angeles Small School Center's development as a regional hub for Linked Learning, supporting emerging Asian and Pacific Islander playwrights, payable over 12 months.

National Academy Foundation
$1,500,000
To support systemic, high quality implementation of Linked Learning pathways in California, payable over 12 months.

Regents of the University of California
$600,000
For targeted technical assistance to accelerate the development of certified Linked Learning pathways in California, over 12 months.

Public Will for Linked Learning

GMMB
$850,000
To coordinate and build communications capacity for the Linked Learning field in California, payable over 12 months.

Linked Learning Policy and Public Will for Linked Learning

Policy Impact
$1,300,000
To support and expand its Linked Learning Alliance project, payable over 24 months.

Linked Learning Policy, Practice and Public Will for Linked Learning

UNITE-LA
$450,000
To advance the Linked Learning field through deeper engagement of the business community and key civic leaders in Los Angeles and throughout the State, payable over 12 months.


Special Initiatives

Leadership Awards Impact Fund

Fresh Lifelines for Youth
$200,000
To support program expansion and evaluation as part of the Leadership Awards Impact Fund, payable over 24 months.


Special Opportunities

California Historical Society
$300,000
For core operating support, payable over 36 months.

Total Board Grants Approved: $16,918,500

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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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