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Meet the 2024 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 $350,000 and additional resources.

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2024 Award Recipients

The 2024 Award recipients are working to advance: teacher preparation, youth justice, college access and completion, and ensuring the health and safety of Asian American and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, and refugee and immigrant populations.

Nominations for the 2025 Leadership Awards are now closed

Nominations for the 2025 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards are now closed Thank you to all who nominated an inspirational California leader!...

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