The Isla Vista Youth Projects launched an ambitious campaign to raise $300,000 to qualify for a $300,000 match to purchase their building in Isla Vista thus closing Phase I of their capital campaign. The Isla Vista Youth Projects serves over 2000 children and families annually providing high quality childcare, education and activities for children 0 – 5 years old. See their fundraising commercial here playing across the south coast: Click here!
“IVYP is not just a program in the community, for many of us it is family. IVYP has been a part of my life since I was a teenager in the early 1980s, and my children grew up there. It is written in the pages of our history” said Gina Stabile, former IVYP Teen Program participant; former Isla Vista Children’s Center Program Director and mother of 4 proud IVYP alumni kids
With just over two months until the end of the year, the IV Youth Projects team is racing to meet this matching fund offer. To date, IVYP has already raised over $1 million for this capital campaign and a successful $300k for $300k match campaign will close out Phase I of their capital campaign.
IVYP Executive Director LuAnn Miller said, “For over 30 years, the Isla Vista Youth Projects has offered the children of Goleta and Isla Vista a safe, healthy and vibrant place to spend their days while their parents were hard at work. This campaign ensures that we can continue to offer this service to thousands of children in the future without the threat of losing our treasured home.”
IVYP Campaign Committee member Yonie Harris said, “The cost of real estate and skyrocketing rents are direct threats to community serving organizations across the County of Santa Barbara and IV Youth Projects is no different. We have a rare opportunity to match every dollar raised and secure our home forever.”
IVYP’s capital campaign has already secured support from the likes of the Santa Barbara Foundation, Hutton Parker Foundation, Towbes Group, DiPaola Family Foundation, Kennedy Family, Orfalea Foundation, Mosher Foundation, Santa Barbara Women’s Fund, Wolfe Family, Casey Family, Cox Communications and more.
For more information on the campaign or how to donate,
please, go to www.ivyp.org.
About the Isla Vista Youth Projects: The Isla Vista Youth Projects was founded in 1971 in response to community need for programs to serve community children and families. The Isla Vista Youth Projects celebrates the diversity of the ethnic and racial backgrounds represented in our community, and we do not discriminate against any child because of race, ethnic origin, religious affiliation or economic status.
The Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc. strengthens our community through diverse educational, recreational and social programs for children and families regardless of income.
We envision a community where children are loved, valued, and respected and families are empowered to reach their highest potential.