Last week, The James Irvine Foundation announced an evolving focus based on the twin goals of expanding economic and political opportunity for California families and young adults who are working but struggling with poverty. In a related email, I introduced aspects of our evolving Arts program. Today, I would like to provide additional context on our Arts strategy and future directions.
We have been examining how to sharpen our focus to make the best use of our foundation’s experience, skills, connections, and grantmaking resources. Our goal was not to go find something new – it was to build on what’s working and find ways to do it even better.