Project 180 Sarasota Inc
311 Sarasota Center Blvd.
c/o Simchem Corp.
Sarasota FL 34240
Mission
Project 180 seeks to reintegrate former offenders into community life.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Barbara Richards MS
Board Chair Thomas D. Melville
Board Chair Affiliation The Literacy Council of Sarasota County
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Project 180
Project 180 Reentry
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2008
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Oct 2018
State Registration Yes Jan 2019
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
Project 180 Annual Report 2015View
Impact Statement

Project 180 provides services to prisoners and the public, improving life chances for inmates upon release and increasing public awareness of reentry issues that affect the entire community.

Accomplishments
Since beginning prison and jail services in late 2013, Project 180 has served over 1,200 inmates through its workforce education program, financial literacy classes, Information and Referral service, and Support Circle for formerly incarcerated individuals.
  • In our prison classes, volunteer CEOs provide inmates with essential information about how to find, apply for, interview for, and get ahead in felon-friendly industries. 
  • In prisons and jails, Financial Literacy instructors teach how to improve financial stability thus improve life chances.
  • Since 2015, Project 180's Information & Referral service has provided job leads and housing referrals for over 225 formerly incarcerated citizens.
  • In 2017, our new Support Circle began serving justice-involved citizens by creating a safe space to come together and process the difficulties and rewards of conventional life. Still in its infancy, this program is unique in the Manasota area.
  • Project 180's annual three-part lecture series examines reentry issues and the impact of reentry upon the individual and community. Featuring national, regional, and local experts, this series has attracted over 1,000 attendees since its inception.
Goals
Project 180 has reached an important and exciting stage in its growth. Under the direction of Board Chair Tom Melville, the organization is moving forward after a successful start-up phase to
  • Build sustainable organizational capacity
  • Expand program support, especially through the operation of its Residential Program
  • Broaden community support for thoughtful and successful prisoner reentry initiatives
  • Change the language our community uses to describe justice-involved citizens and individuals with addictive disease
Needs Statement

Be The One to Turn Lives Around! Your contributions make a difference:

  • $3,000. Employment Champion. Fund a web page so incarcerated citizens can post their resumes and be hired prior to release
  • $500.    Home Sweet Home. Support one resident in our Residential Program for a month
  • $100.    Dress for Success. Provide tools for gainful employment: work boots, work gloves, jeans, t-shirt, cap and/or hardhat
  • $0.        Your Friends Won't Believe It. Enjoy rewarding volunteer work in prisons and jails as a Financial Literacy Instructor or CEO.
  •              CPA. Join our Board of Directors.
Background Statement

Project 180 incorporated in 2008, at a time when the term “prisoner reentry” was heard only in the halls of justice and academia. Championing a cause that was unknown to most, unpopular with others, and frightening to some, Project 180 took a stand to reverse the multi-generational poverty, homelessness, and unemployment that have become the hallmarks of the mass incarceration phenomenon.

A phenomenon that was unprecedented in human history, mass incarceration policies in the U.S. devastated communities (especially communities of color), shattered family systems, and ruined individual lives. The effects of its attendant policies are still felt today: three-quarters of individuals released from prison or jail are re-arrested for a new crime within five years after unsuccessfully attempting to rejoin society.

Over the years, Project 180’s approach to this situation has been to create extremely practical, innovative programs that address some of the most basic needs of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals: housing, employment, financial stability, access to information about services, and a network of support. Unusual in that these programs specifically address the needs of justice-involved citizens, Project 180's array of services is unduplicated in the state of Florida and beyond. Our two current initiatives--(a) a website where incarcerated citizens can post their resumes prior to release and (b) our comprehensive, whole-life Residential Program--are typical of the highly practical nature of our efforts.

(a) In collaboration with other agencies and nonprofits, Project 180 is seeking funding to create a web page on which to post the resumes of soon-to-be released citizens so an employer can make a job offer prior to an inmate's release from prison or jail. We are beginning with resumes for the construction industry.

(b) Since 2008, Project 180 has laid the foundation for our most important initiative to date: a comprehensive, whole-life residential program for men with multiple incarcerations. This groundbreaking program comes to fruition in 2018 at a time when the organization is making a major leap forward into its next stage of growth. The result of contributions by numerous volunteers and hundreds of donors, this program stands on the cutting edge of a new paradigm in criminal justice. We invite you to join us in turning lives around.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL
FL- Sarasota
FL- DeSoto
FL- Hardee
FL- Hillsborough
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments

Project 180 serves state prisoners and county jail inmates in five counties including Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Hardee and Hillsborough.

Members of the general public who attend our Strong Voices lecture series primarily reside in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Crime & Legal - Related
Tertiary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

 As the Board Chair of Project 180, I am so proud to be working alongside my fellow Board members, our outstanding President/CEO, staff, volunteers and community supporters.  

Project 180, as its name indicates, is all about turning lives around. A community asset and change agent, our agency delivers services in prisons and jails that are unduplicated by other nonprofits and offers programs that are strategically designed to help change lives for the better.

Our Vision—to reduce poverty, homelessness, unemployment and criminal behavior among reentering citizens—is focused and designed to reduce the impact of reentry upon public safety, public spending, Florida families and individual lives. Project 180 turns lives around by helping those in need reinvent themselves so that they can rejoin society in ways that are positive, productive and promising.

Through our annual "Strong Voices” lecture series, we also impact the community by bringing national, state and local experts together to educate the public about a variety of reentry issues. The series is truly exceptional and I cordially invite you to consider attending.

This is an exciting time for Project 180. Moving ahead after a successful start-up period, the organization continues to make steady progress as we build sustainable agency capacity, bring a new residential program on line, expand existing services and broaden our community support.

As Project 180 grows it is important to us that we maintain our commitment to those who have been with us since the beginning as we seek to bring new supporters into the fold. As we continue to deliver on the promise of our Mission and Vision, I hope you will join us.

Tom Melville
 
 
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

In 1997, I became interested in working with incarcerated individuals when listening to an NPR show on the educational disparity between the general population and prisoners. At that time, for every one Black man in college, five were in prison or jail and the numbers were almost as dismal for Latino men. Things haven't changed a lot in the past twenty years; today, over one-third of Florida's state prisoners (37%) test at a fifth grade literacy level or lower.

The statistics from that radio show changed my life. I took action by volunteering in the San Francisco jail system as the coordinator of a men’s support group. The class took place weekly in a cramped, gray room behind numerous gates and bars at the top of the county courthouse. It was small and crowded but we were all content to be in that room discussing current events, philosophy, psychology and their lives. To a man, they were smart and curious with solid business and management skills even though many struggled with literacy. 

Those men, to whom I dedicate my current work, taught me far more than I taught them. I learned that those of us in the mainstream world can be greatly enriched by knowing them, despite their crimes, and can learn a lot about our community by listening to the stories of their lives. They have a profoundly different perspective to offer us. They are creative and intelligent and can offer viable solutions to some of the community’s most pressing social problems. All we have to do is start the conversation and listen.

Barbara Richards
 
Programs
Description
Project 180's CEO Workforce Education Program serves 30 to 75 students per class and is taught by business owners, hiring managers, and workforce agency specialists. They deliver practical advice and insider tips on finding and keeping employment in felon-friendly industries like foodservice, construction, the trades, and IT.
    
CEOs find this volunteer opportunity meaningful and rewarding. Nancy of Nancy's Bar-B-Q says, "I've been to the prison many times. It feels good to give back and help solve the recidivism problem. It's just common sense to give people the tools they need if we expect them to succeed."
 
Our students write:
  •  “It’s impossible to express the gratitude of what you offered.”
  •  “Thank you for caring and giving hope to inmates.” 
  •  “You guys are great. Continue doing this, it's very informational.”

Join us! It's a five hour trip; you'll spend about four hours behind razor wire but not behind bars.

Project 180 has served over 800 inmates in this program since its inception in 2013.
 
Budget $3,435
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Offenders/Ex-Offenders Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success
Project 180 has partnered with statistical analyst Steve Phalen, PhD to determine the success of the CEO Program.
 
Pre-determined measures of success are followed by actual outcomes:
  • A minimum of 65% of inmates will experience a good or excellent increase in knowledge. 74% reported a good or excellent increase.
  • A minimum of 65% of inmates will rate the presentations as being of good or excellent value. 74% reported good or excellent value.
  • A minimum of 75% of CEOs will rate their overall experience as good or excellent. 100% rated the experience as excellent.
  • A minimum of 75% of CEOs will be willing to recommend the experience to other CEOs. 100% were willing to recommend.
  • A minimum of 75% of CEOs will be willing to return to present again. 100% were willing to return.
Long Term Success
The long-term success of the CEO Program ideally would be measured by the number of individuals who were able to find full-time employment because of the information presented in the program. It is not possible at this time for Project 180 to track the employment of individuals who are released from prison to communities throughout the state.
 
Anecdotally, administrators at DeSoto and Hardee state prisons report the CEO class motivates inmates to begin thinking employment upon release. Inmates' feedback is that the class instills much-needed hope and a positive outlook on job-hunting and job acquisition.
Program Success Monitoring
Success is monitored through pre- and post-presentation surveys which are evaluated to track success and improve upon future presentations.
Program Success Examples
Inmates in this class return to communities throughout Florida. On occasion, an individual will return to the Manasota area and will contact one of our CEOs or Project 180 and find help and employment. 
 
Project 180 is currently creating an offshoot of the CEO Program in collaboration with the Department of Corrections, a private employer, and a workforce agency to post the resumes of inmates with construction skills on the Project 180 website so employers can make job offers prior to an inmate's release. 
Description
Everyone needs safe, stable housing and reentering citizens are no exception. Project 180's current initiative is the opening of a two year Residential Program for men who are repeat offenders. With marketable job skill training, employment opportunities, academic and financial education and more, this program is designed with a whole-life approach. Thanks to a businesswoman and landlord who "wanted to do something good" with her money, this program has moved from dream to reality. 
Budget $96,300
Category Housing, General/Other Transitional Housing
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Offenders/Ex-Offenders Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers Adults
Short Term Success
By the end of each resident's first month, he will have begun working 40 hours a week in an industry with skill-building and growth opportunities, participated in our skill-building classes, maintained sobriety, and served as a volunteer in the community.
 
These activities will
  • introduce 100% of residents to a structured lifestyle outside of prison,  
  • provide 80% of residents with new hard and soft employment skills
  • provide the opportunity for 75% of residents to improve their literacy levels
  • provide 100% of residents the opportunity to give back to the community through volunteering which has the added benefit of meeting conventional members of the community
After six months of successful residential program operation, our sustainability plan includes a small food service enterprise that can be launched with a minimum of investment capital and will give our residents the opportunity to learn small business management skills.
Long Term Success
Project 180's goal is to give each resident the opportunity to recover from prison life and turn his life around by
  • stabilizing his living situation
  • providing structure and tight scheduling
  • redirecting errant behavior
  • providing access to job skill training and felon-friendly employers
  • providing access to academic and vocational education with high levels of support during study time
  • providing the opportunity to give back to the community through volunteering
  • setting high yet achievable expectations for behavior, sobriety, and personal achievement
  • celebrating successes 
For the public, we anticipate that the Residential Program will
  • increase public safety by reducing recidivism and victimization
  • reduce the economic strain of incarceration upon the community
  • encourage individual, family and societal stability
  • restore potentially productive citizens to the community and workforce
  • incorporate the creativity and productivity of offenders into community life
  • restore trust between citizens
  • save lives
 
Program Success Monitoring
Success will be monitored
  • weekly through self-report surveys to gauge the effectiveness of program activities
  • monthly through interviews to gauge behavioral changes
  • annually through arrest records after graduation to track recidivism statistics
Program Success Examples
Project 180 anticipates the following outcomes:
  1. A minimum of 75% of residents will complete the two year program
  2. 100% of graduates will have a GED and/or currently marketable vocational skills
  3. A minimum of 80% of graduates will have secured living wage or higher wage employment prior to graduation from the program
  4. A minimum of 80% of graduates will own or have full-time access to a viable mode of transportation upon graduation
  5. 100% of graduates will have secured housing and have a savings account equal to or greater than three months' living expenses.
  6. 100% of graduates will possess a valid Florida driver license or state-issued ID plus a Social Security card
  7. A minimum of 75% of graduates will remain arrest-free for a new crime for a minimum of five years after graduation
Description
One of Project 180's primary areas of focus is to educate the public about the impact of prisoner reentry upon the community and to build a bridge of understanding between justice-involved citizens and other community members.
 
To this end, "Strong Voices," Project 180's annual luncheon lecture series takes the discussion about prisoner reentry beyond the walls of the criminal justice system and into the public domain.
  
The Strong Voices series has drawn over 1,000 attendees since 2014. Our 2018 series will address "Coming Home: The Effects of Incarceration and Reentry on the Family." For tickets, please go to Eventbrite or contact our office at 941-677-2281.
Budget $11,100
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults General/Unspecified Adults
Short Term Success
Survey results consistently reflect that 98% of respondents who attended Strong Voices learned something new; 100% both strongly agree that the lectures are meaningful educational experiences and recommend that others attend future lectures. Audience size has increased by 63% since launching the series.
Long Term Success
The long-term benefits of the series include a more informed populace regarding the prisoner reentry phenomenon and its effects upon the community. Through the lecture series, Project 180 encourages attendees to become active in conversing about and addressing the primary issues that reentering citizens face: homelessness, unemployment, poverty, substance abuse and illiteracy.
Program Success Monitoring
Surveys are made available at the tables and attendees are encouraged to fill them out.
Program Success Examples
Support for the Strong Voices lecture has grown since its inception in 2014. Comments on our surveys include:
  • Excellent lecture series!
  • Thank you for bringing awareness to a large problem. People have no idea!
  • Please continue educating the community. The information is priceless and needed. I have attended two of these lectures and have gained so much understanding.
  • Each panelist's voice had an immeasurable impact. I'm so grateful for their courage and willingness to share.
Description

In partnership with Cadence Bank, IBERIABANK, UBS and other financial companies, Project 180 delivers a Financial Literacy Course for inmates using the FDIC Money Smart Program. Depending upon the facility, this course serves up to 20 inmates per class.

Instructors address how to establish, repair and improve credit, borrowing and loans, budgeting, the importance of saving, how to write a check, how to balance a check register and much more.

Rated a "slam-dunk success" by an independent analyst, the course garners comments like these from our inmate students:
  • "This class was jam packed with useful info."
  • "Thank you guys for sharing this advice to me because this was an experience I would have never [had] if you didn't show me how." 
Almost 400 inmates have learned sound financial management practices.
Budget $1,425
Category Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Offenders/Ex-Offenders At-Risk Populations Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success

Statistics from inmates' surveys give a glimpse into their lives.

"I never knew what a credit report is. I didn't know that bad credit could keep you from getting housing or even a job." 
  • 20% of our students have never participated in conventional financial life. 
  • Before class, 69% of our students report that they don't know what a credit report is or how it is used. After class, 97% can read and interpret a credit report and know where to obtain a free copy.
"I learned a lot about what I didn't know. I'm going to take this home and teach my family so we don't have to struggle so hard."  
 
"I never knew that investing could earn me money." 
  • Four out of ten of our students made less than $12,000 a year prior to incarceration. Two-thirds made less than $36,000 and 17% were homeless prior to incarceration. Poverty is a primary driver of the prison and jail population.
  • Many of our students report that they plan to share the lessons at home to combat multi-generational poverty.
 
 
Long Term Success Financial literacy leads to financial stability, buy-in to mainstream culture and a chance at achieving the American Dream. Many inmates say they just want to live a normal life. That's pretty hard to do if you don't know the basics of financial management. Our long-term success will be reflected in the number of students who know where to seek guidance for their financial questions, manage their resources, and climb out of poverty.
Program Success Monitoring Each student is surveyed before and after every class to ascertain increases in knowledge and perceived value of the material. 
Program Success Examples Project 180 does not follow inmates once they're released. We rely upon the comments of our students (as above), their heartfelt thanks at finally learning about financial matters, and our survey results in which 88% of students rate the class "excellent" and 12% rate the class "good." 
Comments
Program Comments by Organization

As inmates near the end of their sentences and prepare emotionally and psychologically for community life, some of the most practical matters are set aside due to anxiety and a fear of returning to live on the outside. The stress of facing an unsympathetic job market and an unstable financial situation can become so overwhelming, many inmates choose not to think about these issues at all. 

Project 180’s prison and jail programs encourage inmates to face reality, prepare themselves and plan ahead. In our programs, we share information about the current job market, discuss the nuts and bolts of obtaining and retaining a job, and provide tools that reentering citizens will need upon release.

Inmates know how hard it will be for them in the outside world. Project 180's programs reduce the inevitable stress inmates feel and provide the opportunity to prepare for  job-hunting, interviewing, handling finances, and managing stress. 

An added benefit of these programs is that inmates return to their dorms and teach others who were unable to attend. In the Financial Literacy Course, numerous inmates have stated that they plan to teach their families about sound financial practices when they return home.

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Barbara Richards MS
CEO Term Start Mar 2008
CEO/Executive Director Email barbara@project180reentry.org
Experience

A former San Francisco restaurateur, Barbara has worked in the criminal justice field for over twenty years, advocating for a more reasonable response to the reentry/recidivism cycle and providing services to offenders.

Barbara holds a Master’s of Science degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from The Florida State University. Her academic interests have focused on the relationship between employment and successful prisoner reentry, convict leasing in Florida, segregated housing units (extreme isolation during imprisonment) and the sociology of punishment.

She founded Project 180 after graduating from FSU and moved to the Gulf Coast where she continues to lead Project 180 and champion the cause of prisoner reentry.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 28
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
Project 180 has collaborated with numerous organizations and agencies throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties to educate the public about reentry issues. 
  • Sarasota Police Department , Chief Bernadette DiPino
  • Sarasota County Health & Human Services
  • Florida Department of Children & Families
  • Florida Department of Corrections
  • Manatee County Commission
  • WSRQ Radio
  • Suncoast Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Goodwill of Manasota
  • Turning Points Manatee
  • ACLU of Florida
  • First Step of Sarasota
  • Sarasota County Schools
  • UnidosNow
  • Salvation Army
  • USF Tampa Department of Criminology 
  • Office of the Public Defender, Larry Eger
  • Cadence Bank, Birmingham, AL
  • WSRQ Radio
  • Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center
  • Tony D'Souza, Author and Journalist 
  • State Attorney's Office
  • Sarasota County Human Services
  • Bridges of America
  • Former Secretary, Department of Corrections (OR, MD, MA)
  • Harvest House
  • Goodwill of Manasota
  • Mary Jeanne Kreek, MD, The Rockefeller University, New York
  • Jane Dwyer Lee, MSW, LCSW, FSU
  • Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight
  • Susan Nilon
  • SH Representative Darryl Rouson
  • The Boxser Diversity Initiative
  • Janeen Buck Willison, MJW, The Urban Institute
  • Cooper Levey-Baker, Sarasota Magazine
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 1
Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2018
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Management Comments by Organization
The last few years have been banner year thanks to the generosity of many generous foundations and donors, one of whom has underwritten our CEO's salary each year since 2015. This gift has made all the difference in the organization's capacity to grow beyond the start-up phase.
 
We deeply appreciate the opportunities provided by this generous donor whose original contribution came with this note, “I have heard many good things about Project 180 and feel that your organization should be given a boost. Thank you for your commitment to giving those who have had less fortunate lives than many of us a second chance.”
Board Chair
Board Chair Thomas D. Melville
Company Affiliation The Literacy Council of Sarasota County
Board Term Mar 2017 to Mar 2019
Board Chair Email tmelville@sarasotaliteracy.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
James Holmes BSChronicle Media
Tom Melville BSThe Literacy Council of Sarasota County
Tracy B. Pratt JDLaw Office of Tracy Pratt
Barbara Richards MSCEO, Project 180
Brian Veldheer Goodwill Manasota
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 86
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 80
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Board Governance
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2018
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $255,975.00
Projected Expenses $255,975.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$66,077$34,974$26,046
Administration Expense$9,558$38,283$41,828
Fundraising Expense$9,210$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.741.511.42
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%48%38%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$0$150,051$112,683
Current Assets$0$142,349$112,683
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$150,051$112,683
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $117,448Contributions, gifts, grants $115,848Contributions, gifts, grants $98,315
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $16,9160 $00 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation and Corporate Support $12,0320 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

For the past few years, Project 180 has been saving funds for the purpose of opening its Residential Program. Having reached our first milestone in which a firm financial foundation has been established, the organization now has the means to open the program.We will continue to seek funding to maintain and grow the program beyond its initial phase.

Financial Comments by Foundation
Organization files 990N with the IRS because gross receipts are $25,000 or less. Financial information taken from financial compilations through 2012: however, beginning in 2013, the organization filed a 990-EZ.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  The value of in-kind contributions is included in revenue in the compilations.
Nonprofit Project 180 Sarasota Inc
Address 311 Sarasota Center Blvd.
c/o Simchem Corp.
Sarasota, FL 34277
Phone 941 677-2281

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-2471.