The James Irvine Foundation



The mission of The James Irvine Foundation is to expand opportunity for the people of California to participate in a vibrant, successful and inclusive society.


James Irvine, a California agricultural pioneer, established the Irvine Foundation in 1937 to benefit the people of California. Over the last 70 years, the Foundation has met the objectives of its founder by providing over $1 billion in grants to more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations.

Web Address

www.irvine.org/

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Recent News from James Irvine Foundation


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: Google.org, 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: Google.org, 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

Reinvent Stockton is awarding $115K grants to local organizations. Here's who can apply
Foundation: James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation is providing funding for at least 10 subgrants of up to $115,000 for different organizations working with...more

The James Irvine Foundation Invests $2.7 Million in the First Phase of Just San Bernardino ...
Foundation: Inland Empire Community Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation

... $2.7 million project grant from The James Irvine Foundation, and support from its community partner, the Inland Empire Community...more

We stand with 30+ CA philanthropic... - The James Irvine Foundation
Foundation: James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation

We stand with 30+ CA philanthropic organizations to address deep racial inequities and call to increase public investment in our communities....more

Call for Nominations: Invest in California’s Future
Foundation: James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation announces its open nominations for the 2021 Leadership Awards. The Awards recognize exceptional leadership, characterized by significance, innovation, effectiveness,...more

Illustrative Grants from James 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



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