The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize Californians who are implementing effective solutions to significant state issues. The awards are designed to:
Advance innovative, proven, and replicable solutions to critical issues facing California.
Contribute to better public policies and practices in the field
The Foundation provides each award recipient with $200,000 to support his or her work benefiting the people of California. The Foundation also assists recipients in sharing their promising approaches with policymakers and practitioners in their fields.