Our Biggest Grant yet!

The James Irvine Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant to ICA Fund Good Jobs

The James Irvine Foundation has been researching and engaging with California nonprofits to identify organizations that embody its new focus on increasing political and economic opportunity for California families and young adults who are working but struggling with poverty.

ICA Fund Good Jobs was selected as one of four nonprofits to support in the Foundation’s initial round of grantmaking and the Foundation awarded a two-year grant of $1 Million to ICA Fund Good Jobs.

This is the largest foundation grant that we have received in our 20-year history and it marks a new era of growth for our organization. 

read the Press Release


Get Early Bird Tickets to 20/20 and celebrate our 20th! 

On November 17th we will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary by hosting over a thousand community members, entrepreneurs, leaders, artists, and friends at the Historic 16th Street Station in West Oakland – and we want you to be there! 

For a limited time and while supplies last, you can join the party for the special early bird price of just $35

At the event you'll network, eat delicious food prepared by ICA Fund Good Jobs companies, sip great drinks, and enjoy the beautiful architecture of the Historic 16th Street Station, all as you celebrate 20 years of good job creation. And most importantly, you'll know that your support goes directly to building a more equitable community. Sound good? Join us


Business Startup Strategies with Michael C. Bush is taking applications! 

This Fall, in partnership with Impact Hub Oakland & 8 Factors, we are proud to announce the return of Business StartUp Strategies with Michael C. Bush.

Start Up Strategies is a three-week intensive series designed to help entrepreneurs improve their products and services and strengthen their ability to lead. The class is led by Michael C. Bush and is a great fit for early stage companies. You can apply here


Join Sean at SOCAP 16!

Next week marks the kick off of SOCAP16 – the place to be to discuss impact investing, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and small business growth.

On September 14th, our CEO, Sean Daniel Murphy is joining a panel of social investing experts to discuss "The Best Kept Secret in Impact Investing: CDFIs and Quality Job Creation." Sean will be joined by colleagues from CEI Maine, Craft3, and Growth Opportunity Partners and the discussion will be moderated by Tom Woelfel of Pacific Community Ventures and Donna Fabiani from The Opportunity Finance Network.

Register + see the entire SOCAP 16 schedule here.