Throughout California, innovative leaders in the public, private and nonprofit spheres are successfully tackling tough problems in new ways. They may be partnering across sectors to develop original solutions. Some are applying existing resources differently for better outcomes. Others may be adapting models proven elsewhere to fit California's unique population. These leaders are breaking through old barriers to create new solutions for California's future.
We encourage you to tell us about someone who is improving California and nominate him or her for a 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award.
The Foundation provides each award recipient with $125,000 to support his or her work benefiting the people of California. At least $100,000 is designated for core support of the leader’s project or organization, and up to $25,000 may be used for professional or organizational development activities. The Foundation also assists recipients in sharing their promising approaches with policymakers and practitioners in their fields.
Additionally, recipients may apply to a special fund for an added grant of up to $200,000 to
extend the impact of their project through expansion, replication and/or policymaker education.
Please take a moment to tell us about a leader with a breakthrough solution for California.
To nominate someone for a James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award by the April 4, 2014,
11:59 pm PST deadline, please review the following
How to Nominate
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
Frequently Asked Questions
Please Submit Your Nomination by April 4, 2014.
In April, we will identify a set of nominees who will advance to the next round of the selection process. All nominators will be notified, and those whose nominees have advanced will be invited to provide additional information about their nominees by May 30, 2014.
An independent Selection Committee will identify four to six award recipients who will be announced in February 2015. Learn more about the Selection Process.