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.
Newswise — The California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office has secured more than $3 million in philanthropic support for Graduation Initiative 2025. The CSU actively sought grants from...more
The James Irvine Foundation has announced eleven grants totaling more than $14.2 million to organizations working to expand opportunity for all Californians. The foundation's March grants include...more
Cal State San Bernardino wants more students to receive bachelor's degrees, and the College Futures Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation have provided $1.1 million to help make that happen. The...more
Nearly 150 state and local leaders attended the center's launch event, including James Irvine Foundation President and CEO Don Howard, Weingart Foundation President and CEO Fred Ali, Central Valley...more
Three institutions provided a total of $1.9 million in grants: The James Irvine Foundation, Weingart Foundation and Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, ... “The Inland area has experienced significant...more