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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.

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.

Exciting Leadership Awards updates

We are excited to announce a few updates about The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards, our annual program to recognize leaders whose...

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