Irving Harris Foundation
The Irving Harris Foundation (Foundation) enhances the quality of life for children, families and communities by advancing human potential, social justice and equity, and creative experience and expression. The Foundation distributes approximately $15 million annually and is a strategic, proactive grantmaker in early childhood and reproductive health and justice; the arts, humanities and culture; and, Jewish values in the U.S. and Israel. The Foundation also makes Board initiated discretionary grants and has recently developed a Legacy giving program that focuses on violence prevention and environmental justice. The Foundation’s grants aim to address root causes; leverage public and private resources; provide technical assistance; and, collaborate through public-private and funder partnerships.