Human Services

Irvine Children's Fund

  • Irvine, CA
  • www.irvinechildrensfund.org

Mission Statement

Irvine Children's Fund Mission Statement The Irvine Children's Fund (ICF) is a non-profit support organization whose mission is to raise funds - primarily through grants and the Irvine Junior Games - to provide scholarships to low-income working families for before and after school child care, to expand and maintain child care facilities, and to support child wellness services on the Irvine Unified School District elementary school sites. ICF Statement of Purpose: The Irvine Children's Fund is a non-profit public benefit corporation, organized for public and charitable purposes. The specific purposes for which the non-profit is organized are: 1. To promote the provision of quality day care for children in the City of Irvine. 2. To solicit and receive funds to support basic child care needs which benefit school age children served by the Irvine Child Care Project, with an emphasis on caring for children of working and single parents. 3. To advocate and develop community support for child care in the City of Irvine. 4. To expand the number of school age children participating in the child care facilities operated by the Irvine Child Care Project, with an emphasis on caring for the children of working and single parents. 5. To provide financial assistance for child care to working parents through scholarships.

Main Programs

  1. Irvine Children's Fund Before and After School Child Care Scholarships
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Irvine, CA

ruling year

1986

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Sharon Wellikson

Keywords

Self-reported

ICF, before and after school child care, Irvine CA, Irvine Junior Games

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EIN

33-0177921

 Number

7794379522

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Child Day Care (P33)

Raising & Fund Distribution (Pun)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2013-2014 Provided the following Programs and Funding for Programs:$110,000 for before and after school child care scholarships for low-income, working families at 22 child care sites located on elementary schools in Irvine Before and after school Child care programs were provided on 22 child care sites located on 22 elementary schools in Irvine. Child care sites are under the supervision of the Irvine Child Care Program $22,000 to the 22 child care sites to enhance the programs for all 2,000 children attending the programs For the 27th year, provided a track and field fundraising event for over 1,500 4th-8th grade athletes from 28 elementary and middle schools in Irvine. $11,000 to the schools and teachers participating in the Irvine Junior Games GOALS 2014-2015 Provide the following Programs and funding for Programs: $120,000 for before and after school child care scholarships for low-income, working families at 24 child care sites located on elementary schools in Irvine Increase before and after school child care programs from 22 child care sites located on elementary schools in Irvine to 24 child care sites located on 24 schools. Child care sites are under the supervision of the Irvine Child Care ProgramIncrease child care scholarship availability to include children in transitional kindergarten. Child Care scholarships will be available to children in transitional kindergarten through 6th grade. $24,000 to the 24 child care sites to enhance the programs for all 2,000 children attending the programs For the 28h year, provided a track and field fundraising event for over 1,500 4th-8th grade athletes from 30 elementary and middle schools in Irvine. $13,000 to the schools and teachers participating in the Irvine Junior Games Increase the number of ICF board members Increase fundraising TOTAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS Thanks to our Irvine Junior Games sponsors, foundations & grants, the Irvine Children's Fund has raised over $2,216,400 to provide: $1,626,042 to the Irvine Child Care Project for before and after school child care scholarships$230,928 to the Irvine Child Care Project to expand and maintain the child care sites $21,920 to complete the handicap accessibility at 7 child care sites 1,521 child care scholarships to low income, working families since 1993 $188,835 to the schools and teachers participating in the Irvine Junior Games $148,675 to the 22 before and after school child care sites for supplies and activities to enrich the programs for all children

Programs

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Program 1

Irvine Children's Fund Before and After School Child Care Scholarships

The Irvine Children's Fund provides before and after school child care scholarships to low income, working families. The child care sites are located on 24 elementary schools in the Irvine Unified School District. The child care is under the supervision of the Irvine Child Care Project.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$120,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Irvine, CA

Funding Needs

Provide $120,000 for before and after school child care scholarships for low-income, working families. The child care is provided on child care sites located on all 24 Irvine Unified School District elementary schools Provide $24,000 to the 24 child care sites for supplies, activities and programs to enhance the child care programs for 2,000 children.Need 300 volunteers for the 28th annual Irvine Junior Games fundraising event with 1,500 athletes from 30 Irvine Unified School District elementary and middle schools.

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The Irvine Children's Fund
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Irvine Children's Fund

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Sharon Wellikson

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Irvine Children's Fund has raised over $2,216,000 to fulfill our mission of providing quality, affordable, safe & accessible before and after school child care for elementary school children. The Irvine Children's Fund works with the Irvine Child Care Project to make before and after school child care accessible to all families. The city of Irvine and the Irvine Unified School District decided in 1984 that before and after school child care are an important part of the school day. The Irvine Child Care Project was formed in 1984. The child care program has increased from 6 elementary schools to 22 schools. In 2014, the IUSD expanded and added two more elementary schools. The child care sites are now included in the master planning phase of all new IUSD elementary schools being built in Irvine. The child care sites are on the school campus so children can go safely to and from school and families can go to work knowing that their children are in a licensed child care site that partners with their children's schools. In addition, the child care sites are open from 7 am - 6 pm year round including school holidays. No other district has this comprehensive program to meet the needs of working families both before and after school."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Haitham Al-Sayed

TIAA-CREF

Term: July 2014 - June 2015

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