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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.

Nominations are now open!

We are accepting nominations for the 2025 Leadership Awards through April 26, 2024.

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.

Trailblazing California Leaders Celebrated for Innovative Leadership

2024 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards honor leaders for effective solutions to pressing, high-profile challenges facing the state SAN...

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