In our Youth program, that means increasing the number of low-income young people who complete high school on time and earn a postsecondary credential by age 25. In the Arts program, it means promoting engagement in the arts for all Californians — the kind that embraces and advances the diverse ways that we experience the arts, and that strengthens our ability to thrive together in a dynamic and complex social environment. And through our California Democracy program, it means advancing effective public policy decision making that is reflective of and responsive to all Californians.
Advance the educational and economic prospects of low-income Californians to share in and create California’s prosperity
Engage a broad cross section of Californians in the civic and cultural life of their communities and the state
Enhance mutual understanding and communication among diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups
Enrich the state’s intellectual and creative environment
We hope that this 2013 Year in Review will give you a glimpse of some of the moments and progress from the work of last year — both the work of The James Irvine Foundation, and most important, that of the talented leaders and organizations that we are privileged to support.
This is based on the Annual Performance Report that we make each year to Irvine’s Board of Directors as a way to measure our impact and hold ourselves accountable. It examines the progress we’re seeing in our core grantmaking programs, as well as other areas that we believe contribute to our impact as an institution.
At the heart of the report is the Program Impact section, which offers 2013 highlights for each of our three grantmaking programs and Special Initiatives. In the Leadership section, we describe ways we have used Irvine’s voice to enhance the work we’re supporting through grants. And finally, we look at Irvine’s financial and organizational health using a variety of quantitative measures.
Glass Pockets is an initiative of the Foundation Center designed to promote online transparency and accountability among large private foundations.