Irvine Announces $17.6 Million in New Grants
Jun 17, 2011
As Communications Officer, Ray Delgado oversees various communications initiativ
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San Francisco — The Board of Directors of The James Irvine Foundation has approved 15 grants totaling more than $17.6 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.)
Advancing Innovative Ideas and Initiatives
Grants approved as part of the Arts program were made as part of the Arts Innovation Fund, which supports the state’s larger, established arts institutions, and included the Berkeley Repertory Theatre ($1 million), the Pacific Symphony ($850,000), and the San Francisco Ballet Association ($900,000). Irvine’s Arts program seeks to promote a vibrant and inclusive artistic and cultural environment in California.
Fostering Informed Public Involvement and Decision Making
Grants approved as part of the California Democracy program align with its Civic Engagement priority, including a grant to TransForm CA ($550,000) to engage diverse communities in the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California in major land use decisions. Irvine’s California Democracy program seeks to advance effective public policy decision making that is reflective of and responsive to all Californians.
Expanding Linked Learning in California
Grants approved as part of Irvine’s Youth program include an $8.85 million grant to ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career to renew support for the California Linked Learning District Initiative. This grant is part of the Youth program’s efforts to expand Linked Learning, an approach to high school education that combines strong academics and real-world experience. 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 Officer