The James Irvine Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation was established in 1937 by James Irvine himself as a primary stockholder of The Irvine Company.

The guiding principle of the foundation is the idea of expanding opportunity.

The goals of the foundation is to advance the educational and economic prospects of low-income Californians to share in and create California's prosperity; to engage a broad cross section of Californians in the civic and cultural life of their communities and the state; to enhance mutual understanding and communication among diverse, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups; and enrich the state's intellectual and creative environment.

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from Irvine Foundation

The Gift
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Ford Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

When Detroit's historic North End was being ravaged by blight, Patrick Bouchain and Jean Louis Farges decided to turn a abandoned warehouse into a community library. But instead of accepting a...more

(Bprw) The Ie Black Equity Fund Raises an Historic $6 Million to Build and Sustain the ...
Foundation: Inland Empire Community Foundation, California Endowment, James Irvine Foundation, Weingart Foundation, Irvine Foundation

"We must remain vigilant on our journey towards progress." So said Dr. Bob Ross, president and CEO of the California Endowment, as he announced a $1 million donation to the Inland Empire...more

Roberts &Amp; Ryan Partners with Allspring Global Investments to Launch a New Money Market ...
Foundation: Irvine Foundation

Roberts & Ryan, America's first service-disabled veteran-owned broker-dealer, has announced a partnership with Allspring Global Investments, launching Roberts & Ryan share classes in all three of...more

New $22M Philanthropic Initiative Launches to Propel the Community Ownership ...
Foundation: California Endowment, James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Weingart Foundation, Irvine Foundation

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is putting his money where his mouth is, with a $22 million initiative to support community ownership of real estate. The Community Ownership for Community Power...more

Groundbreaking California Leaders Lauded by The James Irvine Foundation for Bold ...
Foundation: James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation

"The California Way means finding new solutions to big problems, and that's exactly what these leaders have demonstrated through their innovative work to tackle homelessness, climate change, and...more

James Irvine Foundation Awards $35 Million to Support Workers in California
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust, James Irvine Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Irvine Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation's grant will support workers in California, including $2 million to the Foundation for California Community...more

UC Santa Cruz scholars aim to address climate change through new Sierra Health Foundation grant
Foundation: Sierra Health Foundation, California Endowment, James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Central Valley Community Foundation

"We should always be talking about 'our' economy rather than 'the' economy, to remind us that economic activity is organized by people, not created by nature, and thus reflects values, power, and...more

Philanthropy Pours More Money Into Advancing Latino Wealth
Foundation:, James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Latino Community Foundation

In the wake of the death of Eric Garner, one of the most high-profile cases of racial inequality in American history, many foundations and other groups are stepping up their efforts to help Latino...more

Philanthropy Pours More Money Into Latino Wealth Creation
Foundation:, James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Latino Community Foundation

The US Hispanic unemployment rate was more than three percentage points higher than the white unemployment rate in December, and the Hispanic or Latino unemployment rate was more than four percentage...more

Illustrative Grants from Irvine Foundation

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music-$225,000

Kuumbwa Jazz Center-$250,000

Lobero Theatre Foundation-$325,000

Monterey Museum Of Art-$300,000

Monterey Symphony-$275,000

Museum of Ventura County-$275,000

National Steinbeck Center-$275,000

Ojai Festivals Limited-$250,000

Rubicon Theatre Company-$325,000

San Luis Obispo Art Center-$225,000

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

Philanthropy: Fortifying American Democracy

Robert Gallucci, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, writes that philanthropy should at least bolster America’s democracy.

Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

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