The San Francisco-based has announced the recipients of its 2014 awards, which honor Californians who are developing practical solutions to some of the state's most critical challenges.
Each leader or leadership team will receive $125,000 in support of their work to benefit the people of California. This year’s recipients are working to address a variety of issues, including early childhood trauma, medical care for the homeless, literacy among immigrant populations, support for formerly incarcerated women, and helping at-risk youth achieve in school and beyond.
The awardees include of in Los Angeles, of the in San Francisco, of in Los Angeles, of the and the , of , and of the .
"These leaders have found effective solutions to some of California's most difficult problems," said Don Howard, interim president and CEO of the Irvine Foundation. "They do this by listening to the people they serve, working with the community, maximizing every dollar they use, and then sharing what they learn."
For more information about the , visit the Irvine Foundation Web site.