Irvine Foundation Awards $10.5 Million in October Grants

Irvine Foundation Awards $10.5 Million in October Grants

The James Irvine Foundation has announced fourteen grants totaling $10.5 million to organizations working to expand opportunity for all Californians.

The October awards include three investments in organizations working to protect immigrant rights, including a grant of $625,000 over two years to the California Immigrant Policy Center to produce a communications resource guide for the state's immigrant rights movement and bolster communications efforts by CIPC's regional coalition partners; a grant of $500,000 over two years to the National Immigration Law Center to support immigrants in California by protecting and advancing policies that promote their integration and safety through capacity building, education, and advocacy; and a grant of $650,000 over twelve months to the Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management in support of its efforts to protect immigrant rights in the Central and San Joaquin valleys.

The foundation also awarded funding as part of its Postsecondary Success program, including a two-year, $500,000 grant to the Get Schooled Foundation in support of a partnership with the California Student Aid Commission and the University of Southern California to expand direct-to-student communication tools around financial aid; and a two-year, $500,000 grant to the Hartnell College Foundation in support of its efforts to strengthen partnerships between high schools in the Salinas Valley, Hartnell College, and CSU Monterey Bay and ensure a smooth transition to postsecondary institutions for high school graduates.

The foundation also awarded grants in the areas of Linked Learning, Priority Regions, Civic Participation, and Research and Development.

"Irvine Board of Directors Approves $10.5 Million in Grants." James Irvine Foundation Press Release 10/10/2017.