Since 1937, The James Irvine Foundation has provided more than $1.5 billion in grants to over 3,600 nonprofit organizations across the state. The guiding principle in all our grantmaking is to expand opportunity.
In our Youth program, that means increasing the number of low-income young people who complete high school on time and earn a postsecondary credential by age 25. In the Arts program, it means promoting engagement in the arts for all Californians — the kind that embraces and advances the diverse ways that we experience the arts, and that strengthens our ability to thrive together in a dynamic and complex social environment. And through our California Democracy program, it means advancing effective public policy decision making that is reflective of and responsive to all Californians.