The strategies that drive our approach:
Earn family-sustaining wages
Can afford to provide for themselves and their families
Are protected at work and paid the wages they are due
Gain the skills and support to advance in their careers
Inclusive local economies provide good jobs
Residents understand and influence the economic development priorities in their communities
Strong local organizations empower low-income residents to be leaders in the economic development of their communities’ economies
Community leaders develop economic growth strategies to benefit everyone in their communities
Public information and data builds support for the economic advancement for low-income workers
Public policies support the needs of low-income Californians
Leaders in government are representative and responsive
Institutions, policies, and practices enable economic advancement and civic participation
Every Californian deserves the opportunity to create a better life, but discrimination and exclusion have blocked opportunities millions of Californians.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our grantmaking portfolio is a collection of initiatives with specific outcome goals, timelines, and budgets that, individually and collectively, advance our goals.
Our Initiative Model
Partnership is a core Irvine value and central to achieving our goals.
How we assess progress, learn, and adjust for greater impact.
Impact Assessment and Learning
We are committed to listening and learning, and we close the loop by ensuring those we listen to know how we use what we hear.
Listening and Feedback