Connie Archbold Malloy serves as Portfolio Director at The James Irvine Foundation, where she developed the Fair Work initiative to ensure that fairness and opportunity are afforded to all of California’s workers. She also leads grantmaking in the areas of immigration, voter and civic engagement, elections policies and practices, and Pay for Success.
Connie is currently appointed to the first-ever California Citizens Redistricting Commission for a 10-year term: 2010-2020. As Rotating Commission Chair, Connie has overseen the creation and implementation of fair political districts for the first time in the nation’s history, redesigning California’s citizen representation across the Assembly, Senate, Congressional, and Board of Equalization maps.
Connie’s impact in urban planning and policy innovation, community economic development, and strategic leadership development spans across the United States and Latin America. Connie is national co-chair of the Funders Committee for Civic Participation and a member of Southern California Grantmakers’ Public Policy Advisory Committee.
In 2018, she was appointed to the Southern California Grantmakers' board of directors.
Connie earned her master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from La Sierra University in Riverside, California. Connie’s roots are in San Andres Island, Colombia, and she was a founding member of AFAAD: Adopted & Fostered Adults of the African Diaspora.
Three years ago, we launched the California Pay for Success Initiative as an experiment. With this time-limited project, we sought creative approaches to funding high-quality social services for society’s most vulnerable individuals, and to discover ways to bring resources to proven programs.Read the Story
We believe that expanding economic and political opportunity — the goals we have set for our work — are all the more critical for California’s future success. That’s why we’ve been working hard to turn our evolving focus into grantmaking strategies.Read the Story
A recent report released by the Public Policy Institute of California, “California’s Exclusive Electorate: Who Votes and Why it Matters,” shares lessons learned from California funders on growing civic engagement in communities of color.Read the Story
The James Irvine Foundation has a deep commitment to ensuring that all Californians have the opportunity to fully participate in the political process, that their voices can be heard, and that their perspectives shape our future. Photo from SCOPE.Read the Story