3 LA organizations to share $2M in grants

Two Los Angeles arts organizations and an education program will share nearly $2,000,000 in grants today from The James Irvine Foundation.

The Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County's Music Center was awarded $900,000 for a year-round participatory arts series, and the Latino Theater Company received a $225,000 grant to develop programming and outreach to attract diverse audiences.

The Los Angeles Small Schools Center was awarded a $750,000 grant to establish a regional linked-learning center.

The organizations were among 15 statewide to share in $8.6 million in grants from the foundation for arts, education and civic involvement projects.

The nonprofit James Irvine Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco, funds arts, democracy and youth organizations throughout California.