Irvine Announces $11.5 Million in New Grants
Dec 10, 2010
Ray Delgado was with The James Irvine Foundation from 2006 to 2013, last serving
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San Francisco — The Board of Directors of The James Irvine Foundation has approved 26 grants totaling more than $11.5 million in support of the Foundation's mission of expanding opportunity for the people of California to participate in a vibrant, successful and inclusive society. (For a list of approved grants, click here.)
Supporting Active Arts Engagement
Grants approved as part of the Arts program include a $500,000 grant to Los Angeles Philharmonic Association for support of the YOLA Neighborhood Project, which would provide high-quality music and music making opportunities for families and community members in underserved Los Angeles neighborhoods. This grant is aligned with the goal of Irvine’s Arts program, which seeks to promote a vibrant and inclusive artistic and cultural environment in California.
Expanding Opportunities for Voter Participation in Redistricting
Grants approved as part of the California Democracy program include a $600,000 grant to Common Cause to expand voter participation in elections and public participation in redistricting through policy development, public education and coalition based projects. This grant is aligned with Irvine’s California Democracy program, which seeks to advance effective public policy decision making that is reflective of and responsive to all Californians.
Advancing Linked Learning Practice
Grants approved as part of Irvine’s Youth program include a $1 million grant to the Institute for Evidence-Based Change for the Strategic Linking of Academic and Technical Education (SLATE) initiative to align and integrate high school, community college and university curricula with career and technical education coursework. This grant is part of the Youth program’s efforts to expand Linked Learning Practice through curriculum development, leadership and teacher development, and work-based learning programs. Grants made as part of Irvine’s Youth program seek to increase the number of low-income youth in California who complete high school on time and attain a postsecondary credential by the age of 25.
Contact: Ray Delgado, Communications Manager