LEAP: Learn. Engage. Advocate. Partner. (formerly IVYP)

Rooting in Isla Vista, nurturing Central Coast families

aka IVYP   |   GOLETA, CA   |
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LEAP: Learn. Engage. Advocate. Partner. (formerly IVYP)

EIN: 95-3007419


LEAP mitigates the effects of poverty, racism, and trauma by providing high-quality, trauma-informed child care, comprehensive, culturally-sensitive family support, and visionary community leadership.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are deeply committed to equity and regularly evaluate our programs, policies and practices through an equity lens. This evaluation takes place on both the board and staff level.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Lori Lander Goodman

Assistant Executive Director

Juan Pimentel

Main address

P.O. Box 1332


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Formerly known as

Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc.



Subject area info

Early childhood education

Child welfare

Youth services

Population served info

Children and youth

Ethnic and racial groups

Low-income people

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Isla Vista Youth Projects seeks to mitigate the effects of poverty, racism and trauma.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

LEAP Children's Center

The LEAP Children's Center provides high-quality, trauma informed childcare to 130 children across two sites.

Population(s) Served

The LEAP Family Resource Center strengthens families by providing classes and resources for families experiencing stress. Specific services include: Emergency Food Pantry, Parenting Classes, Couples Classes, Grandparenting Classes, Diaper Bank, Immigrant resources, MediCal enrollment support, Calfresh enrollment support, resume support, resource and referral.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers
Low-income people
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Number of students who perform at average or above on standardized testing

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Number of meals served or provided

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Context Notes

The pandemic led to a tremendous increase in need

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We provide high-quality child care and comprehensive family support in order to strengthen family functioning and assure that children succeed in school.
We also seek to build a collaborative, integrated community so that all children and all families can reach their highest potential.

1. Provide high-quality early care and education for children from birth to 5 years old.
2. Provide enriching, safe after school care at Goleta elementary schools
3. Provide for families basic needs by facilitating access to food security, health care, housing resources and child care
4. Strengthen families through classes which increase knowledge of parenting, budget management, safety and health
5. Engage the community in coordinated actions to support the success of all children and families.

IVYP has been a community based, responsive organization since 1971. Deeply embedded in local community activism and needs, IVYP has strong expertise in building trust with families and in caring for children.

Our Executive Director is a social worker with more than 25 years experience in nonprofit leadership. Our programs are led by experienced, committed individuals who excel and engaging families.

Over the years, thousands of children have attended our preschool and our after school program. We are now seeing second, and even third generations of families engaging with our programs. We began by serving 12 children in a small preschool, today we serve 130 infants/toddlers and preschoolers across two sites. We have grown our programs to serve the changing needs of the Goleta Valley community.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people


LEAP: Learn. Engage. Advocate. Partner. (formerly IVYP)
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 IVYP 2021 IVYP 2020 IVYP 2020 Financial Statement FY 2020 2019 IVYP
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.79 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 20% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

LEAP: Learn. Engage. Advocate. Partner. (formerly IVYP)

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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LEAP: Learn. Engage. Advocate. Partner. (formerly IVYP)

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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LEAP: Learn. Engage. Advocate. Partner. (formerly IVYP)

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of LEAP: Learn. Engage. Advocate. Partner. (formerly IVYP)’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$10,148 -$164,207 $737,388 $635,683 $318,656
As % of expenses -0.4% -5.1% 20.7% 19.2% 7.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$49,496 -$203,571 $701,401 $591,578 $265,941
As % of expenses -1.9% -6.3% 19.5% 17.6% 5.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,472,140 $3,037,050 $3,943,719 $3,952,556 $4,721,008
Total revenue, % change over prior year 16.3% 22.9% 29.9% 0.2% 19.4%
Program services revenue 15.1% 7.0% 0.4% 0.7% 0.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Government grants 69.2% 71.1% 84.8% 78.7% 87.7%
All other grants and contributions 15.7% 21.8% 14.7% 20.3% 11.4%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,514,069 $3,202,438 $3,566,869 $3,314,880 $4,422,297
Total expenses, % change over prior year 19.7% 27.4% 11.4% -7.1% 33.4%
Personnel 78.7% 79.2% 76.7% 72.8% 72.5%
Professional fees 4.2% 3.9% 4.5% 3.8% 4.9%
Occupancy 4.2% 4.1% 5.5% 3.6% 4.2%
Interest 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 12.7% 12.7% 13.3% 19.8% 18.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,553,417 $3,241,802 $3,602,856 $3,358,985 $4,475,012
One month of savings $209,506 $266,870 $297,239 $276,240 $368,525
Debt principal payment $179,787 $0 $359,892 $297,354 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $126,022 $122,650 $177,672
Total full costs (estimated) $2,942,710 $3,508,672 $4,386,009 $4,055,229 $5,021,209

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 1.0 2.6 3.1 4.7 2.7
Months of cash and investments 1.0 2.6 3.1 4.7 4.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.1 1.6 2.3 3.3 2.6
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $213,884 $705,183 $922,630 $1,288,087 $997,841
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $514,689
Receivables $238,711 $43,177 $202,796 $134,125 $472,019
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,872,069 $1,872,070 $1,998,091 $2,120,740 $2,298,413
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 33.0% 35.1% 34.7% 34.8% 34.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 31.0% 49.8% 30.9% 17.5% 28.2%
Unrestricted net assets $1,195,668 $992,097 $1,693,498 $2,285,076 $2,483,217
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $46,000 $37,760
Total net assets $1,195,668 $992,097 $1,693,498 $2,331,076 $2,520,977

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Lori Lander Goodman

Lori Lander Goodman has more than twenty five years’ experience strengthening nonprofits in communities across the United States, from Cincinnati to San Francisco and New York. She has worked to bring mission-driven fundraising and strategic planning to the forefront of the organizations she has served. Lori became the Executive Director of Isla Vista Youth Projects in January 2018, having previously served as the Chief Development Officer at CALM. She currently serves as the Chair of the Courage to Lead Alumni Community, is on the Executive Committee of Kids Network and is a member of the Resilient Santa Barbara County Steering Committee. Lori earned her BA in Women’s Studies from UC Santa Cruz, her MSW at the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Hebrew Union College. In 2016, Lori received her honorary doctorate in Nonprofit Management. Lori is a Jeopardy! champion.

Assistant Executive Director

Juan Pimentel

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

LEAP: Learn. Engage. Advocate. Partner. (formerly IVYP)

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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LEAP: Learn. Engage. Advocate. Partner. (formerly IVYP)

Board of directors
as of 09/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Chuck Flacks

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/25/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/13/2023

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser