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The James Irvine Foundation announces $22.8 Million in grants

The James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors approved seven grants totaling $22.8 million last week. That includes five grants for Irvine’s Housing Affordability project, which supports statewide and community solutions to protect low-income renters, preserve existing affordable units, and produce new and permanently affordable homes.

The Foundation also approved $16.5 million in grants this quarter that did not require board approval. Grants primarily support the Foundation’s four initiatives focused on working Californians: Better CareersFair Work, Just Prosperity, and Priority Communities. More information about all grants can be found in the Foundation’s database here.

The board-approved grants include:

Fair Work

Los Angeles Black Worker Center

A three-year grant of $2.4 million for general operating support.

National Day Laborer Organizing Network

A three-year grant of $2.1 million to support low-wage day laborers through research, leadership and organizational development, and strategic advocacy.

Housing Affordability

California Community Foundation

A two-year grant of $2.6 million to build the capacity of housing justice organizations in Los Angeles to advocate for equity-centered inclusive development and land use policies.

Liberty Hill Foundation

A three-year grant of $3.1 million to build capacity of the Foundation’s housing justice program to support and expand local tenant organizing throughout Los Angeles County.

San Francisco Foundation

A two-year grant of $7.5 million to expand the capacity of statewide housing advocacy organizations and develop a coordinated statewide housing advocacy infrastructure.

United Way, Inc.

A three-year grant of $3.3 million to strengthen the efforts of the Our Future Los Angeles Coalition and launch a Homelessness and Housing Communications Collaborative.

University of California Berkeley Foundation

A two-year grant of $1.8 million to build the capacity of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Othering and Belonging Institute, and California Policy Lab to produce and collaborate on housing research that reflects the input and priorities of low-income and BIPOC communities and informs critical regional- and state-level policy conversations.