Since 1937, The James Irvine Foundation has provided more than $1.5 billion in grants to over 3,600 nonprofit organizations across California. The guiding principle in all our grantmaking is to expand opportunity, and in 2016 we announced a specific focus of expanding economic and political opportunity for California families and young adults that are working but struggling with poverty. Read more about that grantmaking.
We also plan to fulfill our commitments to current initiatives, which are culminating over the next 1-3 years and are focused on the following goals:
Economic opportunity so more California families and young adults are self sufficient
Political opportunity so more low-income Californians are engaged and have influence
We hope that our 2015 Year in Review provides insights into some of our work, the talented leaders and organizations that we are privileged to support, as well as changes we are making to expand opportunity for more Californians.
The Year in Review is based on the Annual Performance Report that we develop each year for Irvine’s Board of Directors to measure our impact and hold ourselves accountable. It examines the progress we’re seeing in our grantmaking as well as other areas that we believe contribute to our impact as an institution.
Our goal is to provide more transparency about who we are, what we fund, what we’re learning, and where we’re headed.
Glass Pockets is an initiative of the Foundation Center designed to promote online transparency and accountability among large private foundations. Irvine is committed to transparency, and we invite you to take a look at our Glass Pockets profile.