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December 10, 2012


Grants Approved by The James Irvine Foundation
Board of Directors

Arts

New Arts Strategy: Exploring Engagement Fund

24th Street Theatre Company
$110,000
For the Teatro del Pueblo project, involving low-income Los Angeles residents in the development and presentation of plays and other art-making activities in traditional and non-traditional venues, payable over 24 months.

Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts & Culture
$70,000
For SAYSAY: Voices of Home Stories, a multimedia project by and for Filipino Americans involving digital storytelling and the creation of a public art piece by professional artists in collaboration with the community, payable over 24 months.

California Indian Basketweavers Association
$40,000
For the Native Voices Outreach Program, presenting traditional basketry and cultural workshops in four underserved California Native American communities, payable over 24 months.

Cantare Con Vivo
$115,000
For a collaboration with local choirs and organizations serving Latinos in the San Joaquin Valley, culminating in choral concerts that include participation by singers and musicians from the community, payable over 24 months.

Community Partners
$100,000
For story-sharing gatherings and participatory art-making workshops for low-income adults in parks, community centers and other nontraditional venues throughout Los Angeles County, payable over 24 months.

Counterpulse
$155,000
For performing, visual and media arts workshops and performances facilitated by professional artists for affordable housing residents in San Francisco and Salinas, payable over 24 months.

Dance Camera West
$15,000
For dance film screenings and live site-specific dance performances at public parks and fountains throughout Los Angeles, with opportunities for audiences to create and share their own dance videos via on-site and online technology, payable over 12 months.

Eastside Arts Alliance
$90,000
For the development of a mural park providing opportunities for low-income, Latino youth from East Oakland to create graffiti art murals, payable over 24 months.

Healdsburg Jazz Festival
$65,000
To establish a community choir to perform with composer Marcus Shelby in a concert series engaging diverse communities in Sonoma County, payable over 21 months.

Highways
$80,000
For Dia de los Muertos events in Santa Monica providing opportunities for low-income Latinos to participate in Mexican mask and craft-making and a community-based music theatre presentation, payable over 24 months.

Idris Ackamoor And Cultural Odyssey
$80,000
For music workshops designed for low-income, African American, nonprofessional musicians culminating in concert presentations in nontraditional arts venues in San Francisco, payable over 24 months.

Instituto Mazatlan Bellas Artes De Sacramento
$35,000
For a partnership with a Sacramento indoor soccer venue to foster engagement of low-income, Latino audiences in Mexican folk art and dance, payable over 24 months.

Keshet Chaim Dancers
$60,000
For the creation and performance of public dance events and free dance instruction for low-income and other individuals in nontraditional venues in Los Angeles, payable over 24 months.

La Raza/Galeria Posada
$45,000
For El Arte del Pueblo project, producing programming reflecting popular Mexican cultural traditions in nontraditional venues in Sacramento's low-income Latino community, payable over 24 months.

The New Childrens Museum
$175,000
For the Mass Creativity Event series, art-making workshops in several low-income, ethnically diverse San Diego communities culminating in an annual celebration and exhibition, payable over 24 months.

Other Minds
$65,000
For rehearsals and a performance of a new music composition by nonprofessional and professional musicians from low-income and ethnically diverse communities in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, payable over 12 months.

Playhouse Arts
$15,000
For Living Together, a series of participatory art-making workshops culminating in installations and a street performance designed to bring together disparate Humboldt County communities, payable over 12 months.

Ryman Carroll Foundation
$185,000
For The Big Draw LA, a series of participatory public drawing events at traditional and nontraditional venues and to develop a mobile device application to engage younger audiences in creating and sharing their drawings, payable over 24 months.

Street Poets
$100,000
For the creation of the Poetry in Motion Van, a mobile performance venue providing poetry writing workshops and performances serving low-income youth and adults outside community centers, parks and street fairs in Los Angeles, payable over 24 months.

New Arts Strategy: Exploring Engagement Fund for Priority Regions

Arts Visalia
$20,000
To integrate visual art-making workshops for low-income and ethnically diverse participants in an annual street festival in Tulare County, culminating in a community-based gallery exhibit. payable over 24 months.

Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueno
$145,000
For dance, poetry and music workshops and performances celebrating indigenous Mexican arts and culture at local community venues for low-income Latino families in Fresno and Madera, payable over 24 months.

Coachella Valley Symphony
$30,000
To establish a local advisory panel to develop an annual concert with music making opportunities for low-income Latino residents in the City of Indio, payable over 24 months.

Palm Springs International Film Festival
$220,000
For a program of multicultural short films and facilitated discussions designed to engage young, diverse populations in nontraditional venues, payable over 24 months.

Valley Public Television
$250,000
For the creation of digital content by low-income and other underserved individuals in the San Joaquin Valley through a recently launched online collection and sharing site, 'ValleyPBS by You,' payable over 24 months.

New Arts Strategy: Special Projects

Nonprofit Finance Fund
$1,750,000
To support California-based projects of ArtPlace, a public/private partnership to promote the role of arts and culture in building livable, sustainable communities, payable over 24 months.

Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County
$500,000
To transform downtown Los Angeles' new Grand Park into a vital cultural district and arts corridor, payable over 36 months.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
$600,000
To support a tour of two photography exhibitions in six California museums in underserved regions of the state in order to expand residents' engagement with modern and contemporary art, payable over 36 months.

Zocalo: A Cultural Forum for the New L.A.
$250,000
To foster a dialogue on the changing state of the nonprofit arts in the San Joaquin Valley and the Inland Empire, payable over 36 months.

Former Arts Strategy: Artistic Creativity

California Shakespeare Theatre
$200,000
To support the Triangle Lab initiative, conducting collaborative experiments aimed at expanding who participates in creating theater, payable over 24 months.

Former Arts Strategy: Arts Regional Initiative

Harder+Company Community Research
$380,000
To complete an evaluation that assesses changes in financial sustainability and cultural engagement for grantees in the last two cohorts of phase two of the Arts Regional Initiative, payable over 26 months.

Former Arts Strategy: Cultural Participation

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
$225,000
To support the Young Artist Diploma Program and increase audience and donor development efforts to align with the organization's renovated facility, payable over 36 months.

Former Arts Strategy: Special Projects

Center for Cultural Innovation
$160,000
To support the Next Generation Arts Leadership Initiative in California, payable over 36 months.


California Democracy

Civic Engagement

Environmental Health Coalition
$300,000
To provide opportunities for underrepresented residents to engage in statewide environmental policymaking through the California Environmental Justice Alliance, payable over 24 months.

Institute for Local Government
$800,000
To support and promote inclusive public engagement in local and regional governance and decision making, payable over 24 months.

Governance Reform

Capitol Impact
$675,000
To support the nonpartisan California Legislative Staff Education Institute, payable over 36 months.


Youth

Linked Learning Practice

ConnectEd the California Center for College and Career
$450,000
To support planning for regional expansion of Linked Learning pathways in San Bernardino County, payable over 9 months.

Linked Learning Policy

SRI International
$400,000
To evaluate the implementation of the California Community College Linked Learning Initiative, payable over 24 months.

Public Will for Linked Learning

Oakland Community Organizations
$300,000
To engage parents and students around Linked Learning implementation, policy development and communications activities in the East Bay and statewide, payable over 12 months.

United Way
$375,000
To engage parents and students around Linked Learning implementation, policy development and communications activities in Los Angeles and statewide, payable over 12 months.


Special Initiatives

Context
$920,000
To implement a leadership development program creating a vibrant network of leaders in the San Joaquin Valley, payable over 24 months.

Community Leadership Project

Alliance for California Traditional Arts
$1,000,000
To increase the sustainability of small, community-based organizations serving low income people and communities of color in the San Joaquin Valley, as part of the Community Leadership Project, payable over 36 months.

Nonprofit Finance Fund
$600,000
To increase the financial sustainability of small, community-based organizations in California serving low-income people and communities of color, payable over 36 months.

Rockwood Leadership Institute
$300,000
To enhance the effectiveness and leadership abilities of community-based organizations serving low-income people and communities of color, payable over 36 months.

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
$1,000,000
To increase the sustainability of small, community-based organizations serving low-income people and communities of color in underserved parts of the Bay Area, payable over 36 months.

Tides Center
$150,000
To support the LeaderSpring project to advance the leadership abilities of executive directors of community-based organizations serving low-income people and communities of color, payable over 36 months.

Fund for Leadership Advancement

Arts for LA
$60,000
To develop a model of shared leadership among the executive director, staff, and boar, payable over 24 months.

New Conservatory
$65,000
To support an effective transition to a dual leadership model, payable over 24 months.

Families in Schools
$70,000
To develop the leadership abilities of the executive director and board to advance the organization's strategic plan, payable over 24 months.

The Greenlining Institute
$60,000
To enhance the leadership capacity and clarity of roles of the organization’s leadership team, payable over 24 months.

Los Angeles Small Schools Center
$75,000
To strengthen the organization's leadership team to effectively grow, manage and sustain the organization, payable over 24 months.

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
$75,000
To align and strengthen the organization's leadership system, payable over 24 months.

EdSource
$65,000
To enhance the executive director’s capacity to lead the renewal and sustainability of the organization, payable over 24 months.


Special Opportunities

The Commonwealth Club of California
$500,000
For renovation of a new facility in San Francisco, payable over 12 months.

Total Board Grants Approved: $14,570,000

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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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