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March 8, 2012


Grants Approved by The James Irvine Foundation
Board of Directors

Arts

Arts Leadership

TCC Group
$800,000
To continue technical assistance for the Arts Regional Initiative, payable over 18 months.

Cultural Participation

Cornerstone Theater Company
$425,000
For the Cornerstone Institute, to train and support community-engaged artists and develop new works of community-based theater, payable over 36 months.

Dell'Arte
$225,000
To support the expansion of the rural residency program and arts participation opportunities for communities throughout the North Coast region of California, payable over 36 months.

ODC
$225,000
To support new presentation and audience-engagement opportunities for ODC Theater, payable over 36 months.


California Democracy

Civic Engagement

Latino Center for Prevention & Action in Health & Welfare
$450,000
To provide opportunities for low-income Santa Ana residents to participate in local public decision making on issues related to land use and public safety, payable over 36 months.

Public Agenda Foundation
$320,000
To field, analyze and disseminate a statewide survey of California public officials and a statewide survey of California civic leaders regarding the status of community involvement in local public decision making, payable over 9 months.

Governance Reform

California Institute of Technology
$200,000
To research the effects of California's top-two primary system on voter and legislator behavior and examine voter perceptions of this new electoral system, payable over 20 months.

Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education
$800,000
To support public education and outreach regarding state budget and fiscal issues in partnership with other California Calls organizations and through regranting to California Calls member organizations, payable over 24 months.


Youth

Linked Learning Policy

California School Boards Foundation
$400,000
To raise awareness of Linked Learning among California school board members and district leadership teams and provide direct support to facilitate the implementation and expansion of Linked Learning in districts throughout the state, payable over 24 months.

Education Trust
$400,000
To assure rigor and equity in the scaling up of the Linked Learning approach in California, payable over 24 months.

Total Board Grants Approved: $4,245,000

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About The James Irvine Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California to participate in a vibrant, successful and inclusive society. The Foundation’s grantmaking focuses on three program areas: Arts, California Democracy and Youth. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided over $1 billion in grants to more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations throughout California. With $1.6 billion in assets, the Foundation made grants of $65 million in 2010 for the people of California.

For more information about the Irvine Foundation, please visit our Web site at www.irvine.org or call 415.777.2244.

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