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Innovative Leaders.

Breakthrough Solutions.

California’s Future.

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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2020 Award Recipients

The 2020 Award recipients are working to advance: environmental justice, career readiness, financial services for young people, youth development, transformation of the parole process, and civic engagement.


The James Irvine Foundation Awards $1.5 Million to Innovative Leaders of Six California Nonprofits

2020 Awards honor leaders for effective solutions to critical challenges facing the state

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