Grantmaking to Diverse Communities Print E-mail

Central to all our activities at Irvine is a value and commitment to serving disadvantaged communities in California.

As a complement to our evaluation efforts, we collect information about the economic status and race/ethnicity of the populations that are being served by our grants. Information about diversity and the distribution of our grants, over time, helps us understand the reach of our grantmaking and provides us with one way to consider how well we are focusing our resources on underserved and disadvantaged communities. We began to collect and share this data in 2009.

These data tell an important part of the story of our grantmaking at Irvine and provide an objective way for us to consider how well we are reaching our aspiration to expand opportunity for Californians, particularly low-income communities and people of color. The following reports examine our grantmaking to diverse communities from 2009 to 2011: