Irvine Announces $19 Million in New Grants
Dec 13, 2011
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San Francisco — The Board of Directors of The James Irvine Foundation has approved 45 grants totaling just over $19 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 Regranting to California Arts Organizations
Grants approved as part of the Arts program include a $1.125 million grant to Center for Cultural Innovation to support regranting to California artists, organizational strategic planning and new project incubation. Irvine’s Arts program seeks to promote engagement in the arts for all Californians.
Improving State and Local Governance
Grants approved as part of the California Democracy program include two grants totaling more than $3 million to Public Policy Institute of California for its public survey series and related policymaker education activities and to PICO California to support and coordinate the local affiliates’ work on state-level issues and provide capacity-building assistance. These grants are part of the program’s Governance Reform and Civic Engagement priorities, respectively. Irvine’s California Democracy program seeks to advance effective public policy decision making that is reflective of and responsive to all Californians.
Leveraging Linked Learning Principles
Grants approved as part of Irvine's Youth program include seven grants totaling $825,000 aimed at helping community-based organizations leverage Linked Learning principles to serve out-of-school youth. 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