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Meet the 2023 Award recipients

The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize leaders whose innovative solutions to critical state challenges improve people’s lives, create opportunity, and contribute to a better California.

The Foundation spotlights these leaders, helps share their approaches with policymakers and peers, and provides each of their organizations with a grant of $250,000 and additional resources.

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2023 Award Recipients

The 2023 Award recipients are working to advance: housing and homelessness, tribal sovereignty and family welfare, criminal justice reform, human rights, education, food insecurity, climate change, and economic justice.

Nominations for the 2024 Leadership Awards are now closed

Nominations for the 2024 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards are now closed Thank you to all who nominated an outstanding California leader...

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