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The James Irvine Foundation 2022 Leadership Awards.

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Application Deadline: MAY 7, 2021

The James Irvine Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Leadership Awards.

The Leadership Awards recognize individuals advancing breakthrough solutions to critical issues facing California. Each Award recipient’s organization receives $250,000 and help sharing their solutions with policymakers and other leaders in their communities.


We welcome nominations from people who are well acquainted with the nominee and can describe their alignment with the award criteria. Some nominators are familiar with the nominee’s policy field and can describe how their approach is different from their peers or ripe for expansion; others can describe how they or their peers have been affected by the nominee’s work. The nominator must be someone other than the nominee or a family member and, preferably, not employed by the nominee.

Types of innovation

We consider many forms of innovation, including work that:

  • Represents an entirely new approach or a creative leap from standard practices
  • Is not widely known or practiced in California
  • Applies a proven approach in a new way or within a new context

Timeline for the 2022 Leadership Awards

March 8, 2021

Nomination period opens for the 2022 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards.

May 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm PDT

The nominations period closes.

Late July 2021

The Selection Committee meets to discuss nominations and selects 10-12 finalists. Finalists are notified.

August – October 2021

Leadership Awards staff, consultants, and an expert in each finalist’s field of work meet with finalists individually to further understand their work and its impact on California. All nominators are notified about the status of their nomination.

Late October 2021

The Selection Committee meets to review reports of the site visits and to select four to six award recipients. Recipients and other finalists are notified.

February 2022

Award recipients are announced.

Official Website: James Irvine Foundation 2022 Leadership Awards.

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