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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.

Nominations are now open!

We are accepting nominations for the 2024 Leadership Awards through April 27, 2023.

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.

2024 Leadership Awards Informational Webinar for Nominators

On March 8, representatives of The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards hosted an informational webinar to provide nominators with an overview...

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