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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.

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Recent News from Irvine Foundation


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

Philanthropic money pours in for Latinos - Fortune
Foundation: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Google.org, James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Latino Community Foundation

In July 2020, Hispanics in Philanthropy, an organization that works to attract charitable funds to serve Hispanics, launched the PowerUp Fund...more

Philanthropy pours more money into advancing Latino wealth | The Independent
Foundation: James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Latino Community Foundation

Juan Hernandez III leads Creser Capital Fund, which lends to people traditional banks often are reluctant to...more

Philanthropy pours more money into advancing Latino wealth | U.S. | gjsentinel.com
Foundation: Google.org, James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Latino Community Foundation

By KAY DERVISHI of The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Chronicle of ... Google.org, the tech giant's philanthropic arm, gave $3 million toward...more

Grant funding will support university-community partnership on inclusive economic ... - UCSC News
Foundation: James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation

The foundation's grants in these communities are aimed at increasing economic advancement opportunities for workers through creation of...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

Co-founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation presented with leadership award, grant - The ...
Foundation: James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation

The award comes with a $250,000 grant to each organization. Camila Chavez Dolores Huerta Foundation. “It's a big...more

Inland Empire Black Equity Fund aims to advance advocacy, promote change - The Press-Enterprise
Foundation: California Endowment, James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation

Grants will be awarded to nonprofits focused on systems change and power building work in civic engagement, criminal justice transformation, housing...more

We're Hiring: Development Director
Foundation: California Endowment, James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Irvine Foundation

The San Francisco Public Press, a 12-year-old independent nonprofit news ... on the design and execution of a growing, diversified fundraising strategy. ... work with the Public Press's management...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



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Roshan, the first telecommunications company that transformed the “luxury” of a phone call in Afghanistan into an everyday convenience,  became the first-ever, certified Benefit Corporation in the Middle East.




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