In addition to evaluating our grantmaking initiatives, we regularly assess and reflect on our work and progress overall. We also conduct a periodic confidential survey of our board and staff to capture and reflect on strengths and areas for improvement.
Each year we provide a Portfolio Review to Irvine’s Board of Directors to outline the work we have supported, our approach to grantmaking, and where we allocate our resources. The Portfolio Review also includes diversity data on Irvine’s staff and board.
The Portfolio Review helps us understand and communicate how grantmaking, strategy development, talent management, and finance and investments come together to achieve our goals. It is a useful tool to inform and guide our decisions each year.
2021 Portfolio Review
2020 Portfolio Review
2019 Portfolio Review
2018 Portfolio Review
Our Year in Review is a snapshot of our work and the progress we’re seeing in our grantmaking and other areas that we believe contribute to our impact as an institution. It also includes information on the diversity of our staff and board, and our financial reports and investment policies.
Our goal is to provide more transparency about who we are, what we fund, what we’re learning, and where we’re headed.
2019 Year in Review
2018 Year in Review
2017 Year in Review
2016 Year in Review
The Grantee Perception Report (GPR) is an important tool for us to assess our performance using comparative, confidential feedback from grantees.
The reports, conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), provide data about how our grantees perceive us and comparisons to peer foundations who also participate in the survey (more than 250 foundations have commissioned the survey from CEP).
In August 2020, we commissioned CEP to conduct the fourth Grantee Perception Report survey of our grantees. We have shared the final report with grantees, our Board of Directors, and staff. We invite you to read our blog post summarizing what we learned and how we plan to address certain findings to improve grantees’ experiences. You can also download the full report below.
2020 Grantee Perception Report
2015 Grantee Perception Report
2010 Grantee Perception Report
2006 Grantee Perception Report