The James Irvine Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2015 Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals who are advancing innovative, effective solutions to significant issues in California. Nominees for the award can be working in any field in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors.
The foundation provides each award recipient with $125,000 to support his or her work benefiting the people of California. Recipients also receive assistance in sharing their promising approaches with policy makers and practitioners in their respective fields.
Eligible nominees include individuals and teams of two people working in any sector (nonprofit, public, or private) and in any field. Nominees must be residents of California.
Nominations are encouraged from people who are well acquainted with the nominated leader or team and can attest to their qualifications. The nominator must be someone other than the nominee or a family member. The foundation discourages nominations from persons employed by the nominee. Nominators do not need to collaborate with a nominee in preparing the nomination package, nor do they need to keep the submission confidential.
Complete program guidelines, including an FAQ, nomination instructions, and information on past recipients, are available at the Irvine Foundation's Web site.