Irvine Forward Foundation
The Irvine Forward Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in 2019 by the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce. The foundation's main goal is to support and promote education in the city of Irvine, California, through a variety of scholarships for Irvine students. Overall, the Irvine Forward Foundation is committed to ensuring that the Irvine community remains a vibrant and prosperous place to live, work, and do business.
The Irvine Forward Foundation is committed to advancing the economic and social prosperity of the city by serving as a catalyst for education achievement, career readiness, and community engagement. The foundation strives to enhance the quality of life in Irvine by supporting initiatives that enable individuals to become better prepared for the workforce and more connected with their community. Through its efforts, the Irvine Forward Foundation seeks to create a more vibrant and thriving city, where all residents have the opportunity to succeed and thrive.
& Education Funds
Irvine Forward Foundation offers scholarships and education funds to support the educational pursuits and career readiness of students in Irvine.
Irvine Forward Foundation Community Scholarship
Established in 2022, this scholarship recognizes students that exemplify a strong balance between academic performance, leadership experience, and community involvement.
John Colvin Memorial Scholarship
Established after the untimely passing of active Greater Irvine Chamber member John Colvin in 2014. For students enrolled in a four-year degree program at an accredited university or college in Southern California with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher, with a commitment to a fitness lifestyle and contributing to the health and economic vitality of Irvine and California.
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas U. Wall Memorial Scholarship
Established Thomas U. Wall trust in 1992. For students who are a U.S. military veteran (or child or grandchild of a U.S. Military veteran) pursuing science, business or law enforcement at Irvine Valley College, have financial need, and a high school or college 2.5 or higher G.P.A.
The Irvine Forward Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of a group of ten individuals who are committed to the mission and goals of the organization. The board of directors plays a critical role in the success of the Irvine Forward Foundation, as they provide strategic guidance and support to ensure the organization achieves its goals and fulfills its mission to promote economic growth and development in the Irvine community.
Supporting the Irvine Forward Foundation with your donations can make a meaningful difference in the lives of brilliant students in Irvine. Your contribution can help provide opportunities to deserving individuals who may not have the financial means to pursue their dreams of higher education and career advancement. By investing in the education and development of these students, you can help them reach their full potential and contribute to the economic and social vitality of the city. Your support can also help the foundation continue its mission of promoting community engagement and enhancing the quality of life in Irvine. Together, we can create a brighter future for the next generation and beyond.