Community Needs : Early Childhood Development, Education, Family Support Services, Youth Engagement K-12
Grant Description: Isla Vista Youth Projects (IVYP) operates nationally-recognized child care programs at their Children’s Center serving Isla Vista and Goleta. IVYP has been renting a building owned by the Orfalea Foundation. That building is for sale and IVYP has the opportunity to buy it for a below-appraisal price of $1.2 million. IVYP has already raised $670,000 and has additional pledges of $250,000 leaving a balance of $180,000. Buying the building will save the agency $54,000 a year that they can use for programs. This grant helps complete the purchase of the Children’s Center, ensuring that 160 low-income child care spaces remain available.