The James Irvine Foundation’s grantmaking shifted in January 2016. While we are fulfilling our commitments to current grantees and initiatives, our focus is a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. This means we have restructured our grantmaking and our organization into initiatives rather than separate program areas (as well as some smaller projects).
In December 2017, we launched our first two initiatives under our new focus (Better Careers and Fair Work). We are also continuing to learn from the field as we explore new areas of grantmaking aligned with our focus.
Meanwhile, we have developed multi-year plans that address the direction for those initiatives already in progress or that are culminating (Arts Engagement, Leadership Awards, Linked Learning, Protecting Immigrant Rights, and Voter and Civic Engagement).
While our overarching goals and grantmaking structure have changed, therefore changing the number of organizations that would likely be eligible for future grants, we anticipate continued partnerships with other organizations.