We Care Manatee Inc
300 Riverside Drive East
Suite 2000
Bradenton FL 34208
Rosa's Appointment at the Free Clinic
To facilitate free medical care to low-income and uninsured residents of Manatee County.
CEO/Executive Director Jill Gass
Board Chair Chad Campbell
Board Chair Company Affiliation BMO Harris Bank
History and Background
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Awarded a competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
Incorporation Year 2002
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $391,000.00
Projected Expenses $391,000.00
Additional Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Permit? Yes Oct 2015
Registration Yes 2017

We Care Manatee promotes healthy living through our access to medical care for low income, uninsured  individuals in Manatee County. We currently provide primary and specialty medical care, breast health screenings, free prescriptions to our patients and free vasectomy services for men. In the past year we were able to increase and diversify our funding, allowing us to add more programs and services for our patients. As a result of the increased funding, we have been able to help women detect breast cancer in its early stages and get their respective treatments. Additionally, We Care Manatee has recruited new volunteer physicians, thus increasing our patient outreach. In January 2013, we moved into a bigger, and more centrally located, space with dual use (administrative and clinical). That goal is to serve more patients, more effectively ultimately improving their health, getting them back to work, and become educated about how to maintain their overall health.

Background The Manatee County Medical Society initiated efforts in 1999 to bring the medical community together to address the increasing problem of medical services to low income, uninsured Manatee County residents in a structured, liability free environment.  The By-Laws were adopted in 2000 and We Care Manatee became incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit in 2002. 
  • We Care Manatee needs $500 to create the marketing materials for the newly established endowment program.
  • We Care Manatee needs $3,500 to develop a patient database system.
  • We Care Manatee needs a nurse Case Manager to assist with patient eligibility, appointment scheduling and overall patient management. This will cost approximately $45,000 annually.
CEO Statement

The We Care Manatee program is about providing access to healthcare to low income uninsured Manatee County residents. By the time a patient ends up at the We Care Manatee office, they are in a very desperate place in their life. Most have a history of circumstances beyond their control and are feeling helpless. Our typical patient falls within the percentage of American’s that do not qualify for government programs, and because they are not well, are unable to work or hold a full time job. In the end, the impact We Care Manatee has on its clients is not only improved health, but also an improved life. We Care Manatee does not have the ability to track the direct community impact other than to say, a patient treated through We Care Manatee is one less patient going to our local emergency rooms for care, one less patient getting sicker, and one less patient who may die because they did not have access to proper medical care due to their financial situation.

 We Care Manatee has a broad explanation of success, to provide medical care to an uninsured, low-income resident of Manatee County with hopes of making their live healthier. We are a small, 2 person office that processes 100+ referrals per month, while managing a client data base of over 2,000 patients annually. 

Area Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org. Type Health Care
Secondary Org.Type Human Services
Description The Specialty Physician Program connects patients with volunteer physicians who are willing to treat patients for free in their private offices.  We Care Manatee receives approximately 70-85 referrals a month from various area primary care facilities seeking assistance for their uninsured patients in need of a medical specialist.  Once referred, patients are brought in for an eligibility meeting and are accepted based on our ability to serve them with the requested specialist and their ability to meet the Florida Department of Health financial eligibility criteria.  All of our patients must be between 18-64 years of age, a permanent resident of Manatee County, at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines with the inability to pay for the requested service.  We Care Manatee then requests an appointment with a participating volunteer specialist for the patient.  Last year, we provided $836,000 worth of donated medical services to our patients with the help of 80 local physicians.
Budget $188,950
Category Health Care, General/Other Patient Care/Health Care Delivery
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Adults Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent General/Unspecified
Short Term Success
  • Patients will receive access to health care.
  • Patients will feel empowered to take control over their health.
Long Term Success
  • We Care Manatee will have at least one volunteer physician in every specialty.
  • We Care Manatee will not turn any patients away with the inability to serve them.
  • Local agencies and private healthcare institutions will all refer all uninsured adults to We Care Manatee for specialty medical assistance.
  • Manatee County will be a healthier community.
How Program is Monitored

We track all referrals and status within the program through our patient database. Including, but not limited to when they are matched with a volunteer physician, when they are utilizing other facets of our programs (i.e. pharmaceutical assistance, or request for a medical device) and when they no longer require assistance through our program.  The benefits to our participants can be as simple as treating a nagging problem they couldn’t treat on their own, to assisting them with care of a chronic condition, to providing them life-saving care.

Examples of Program Success

    Patients served by the Pharmaceutical Program are individuals who have been accepted and are currently being treated by one of the volunteer physicians through our Specialty Physician or Free Clinic Program.  The program operates under the same guidelines as the Specialty Physician and Free Clinic Programs.  The prescription must be written by one of our volunteer physicians then, if authorized, the patient is given a voucher to take to a local Wal-Mart Pharmacy to have filled and paid for through the We Care Manatee Line of Credit.  We Care Manatee does not pay for narcotics, pain medications, sleep aids, anti-depressants, birth control or infertility drugs.   

    The Pharmaceutical Program allows the volunteer physicians in the Specialty Physician and Free Clinic Programs to better medically manage their patients. 
    Budget $18,000
    Category Health Care, General/Other Pharmaceuticals
    Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
    Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated General/Unspecified
    Short Term Success
    • All patients who see a volunteer physician through our program will be able to receive the medication to manage or treat their condition.
    Long Term Success
    • Patient's overall health will improve.
    How Program is Monitored Program success is monitored by the number of eligible patients that have access to the pharmaceuticals that they need.  The Pharmaceutical Program provides 100% access to our patient base.   
    Examples of Program Success Program success is defined as every patient found to be eligible receives access to the pharmaceuticals necessary to treat their condition.  An example of program success would be a patient who sees a volunteer cardiologist to treat her hypertension.  During the visit the cardiologist prescribes a medication to help with this condition.  The patient then requests and receives a voucher from We Care Manatee to cover the cost of the medication.
    The Free Primary Care Clinic operates various days throughout each month and provides free medical care, medications, laboratory services and diagnostic services for our patients.  The physicians, nurses and interpreters that work at the clinic are volunteers.
    Many people rely on our clinic to meet their primary care medical needs and because we hope to continue to expand this program in the coming year. 
    Budget $22,750
    Category Health Care, General/Other Patient Care/Health Care Delivery
    Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
    Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent General/Unspecified
    Short Term Success
    • Patient are given access to free medical care.
    • Increase the availability of medication, laboratory, diagnostic services provided to patients at no charge.
    Long Term Success
    • Educate public about options available to them.
    • Help establish a medical home for needy residents in Manatee County.
    How Program is Monitored Under construction
    Examples of Program Success
    • In 2011 the clinic had 128 scheduled appointments to provide free medical care to patients.

    This program provides free mammography and other breast diagnostic services to low income uninsured Manatee County residents.  After the referral is received and eligibility determined, patients gain free access to screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasound, MRI, biopsy and surgical consultations. Patients are also provided with education about the prevention of breast cancer.

    Budget $113,169
    Category Health Care, General/Other Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment Services
    Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
    Population Served Adults Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent General/Unspecified
    Short Term Success
    • Patient receives access to mammography.
    Long Term Success
    • Patient is free of breast cancer.
    • Patient continues to get regular screenings to stay cancer free.
    • Manatee County has fewer instances of breast cancer.
    How Program is Monitored

    The success of this program is monitored by the patient database.

    Examples of Program Success
    • 50 mammograms provided in first month of operation.
    CEO/Executive Director
    Executive Director Jill Gass
    CEO Term Start Sept 2008
    Email jill@wecaremanatee.org
    Full Time Staff 2
    Part Time Staff 0
    Volunteers 100
    Contractors 0
    Staff Retention Rate % 100
    Professional Development Yes
    Management Reports to Board Yes
    Organization Plans
    Fundraising Plan No
    Communication Plan No
    Strategic Plan Yes
    Strategic Plan Years 3
    Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2014
    Management Succession Plan No
    Policies and Procedures No
    Continuity of Operations Plan No
    Senior Staff
    Valerie Reinthaler Case Manager
    Formal Evaluations
    CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
    Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
    NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
    We are very conscientious to no duplicate services that are otherwise available in the community. We currently work with the Manatee County Health Department, Manatee County Medical Society, Epilepsy Foundation, One Stop Center, Manatee County Rural Health Services, Healthy Start, and many others.
    Government Licenses
    Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
    Nondiscrimination Policy No
    Whistle Blower Policy Yes
    Document Destruction Policy Yes
    Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
    Governance Board Chair
    Board Chair Chad Campbell
    Company Affiliation BMO Harris Bank
    Term Jan 2011 to Dec 2016
    Email chadecampbell@gmail.com
    Board Members
    Board Members
    Bryan Boudreaux Regions Bank
    Ann Breitinger Blalock Walters
    Chad Campbell BMO Harris Bank
    John Fain Grapevine Communications
    Federico Frias M.D.APC Pediatrics
    Cassandra Hafner DOManatee Memorial Hospital
    Mary Koshy M.D.Florida Radiation Oncology Group
    Brad Laudicina O.D.The Eye Center
    Darcy l. Lawn Iberiabank
    Jennifer McCullen M.D.OB/GYN Women's Centre
    Tricia McKay Powers Blake Medical Center
    Krzysztof Michalczuk DOManatee Memorial Hospital
    Thomas Morrish M.D.Ear Nose & Throat Associates of Manatee, PA
    Jeffrey Myers Esq.LECOM
    Lisa Shannon D.O.Manatee Memorial Hosptial
    Garrett Shinn Shinn & Company
    Darlette Tice RN, BSN, MPMManatee Memorial Hospital
    Valerie Vale Manatee County Medical Society
    Board Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 0
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
    Caucasian 15
    Hispanic/Latino 1
    Native American/American Indian 0
    Other 0 1 (Indian)
    Board Demographics - Gender
    Male 9
    Female 9
    Board Term Lengths 1
    Board Term Limits 0
    Board Orientation Yes
    Board Meeting Attendance % 65
    Board Self-Evaluation Yes
    Written Board Selection Criteria? No
    Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
    Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
    Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 61
    Constituency Includes Client Representation
    Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
    Youth Board Members
    Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
    Standing Committees
    Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
    Fiscal Year
    Fiscal Year 2014
    Projected Revenue $391,000.00
    Projected Expenses $391,000.00
    Endowment Value $26,000.00
    Spending Policy Income Only
    Detailed Financials
    Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
    Fiscal Year201420132012
    Foundation and
    Corporation Contributions
    Government Contributions$71,625$73,189$71,750
    Individual Contributions$256,287$299,855$222,943
    Investment Income, Net of Losses$549$26$272
    Membership Dues$0$0$0
    Special Events$0$0$0
    Revenue In-Kind$626,358$854,277$523,960
    Expense Allocation
    Fiscal Year201420132012
    Program Expense$887,862$1,240,176$716,677
    Administration Expense$15,362$15,544$12,238
    Fundraising Expense$24,833$21,472$22,800
    Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.030.961.09
    Program Expense/Total Expenses96%97%95%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%6%8%
    Assets and Liabilities
    Fiscal Year201420132012
    Total Assets$134,905$109,992$159,950
    Current Assets$112,293$84,950$155,940
    Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
    Current Liabilities$0$1,849$1,962
    Total Net Assets$134,905$108,143$157,988
    Top Funding Sources
    Fiscal Year201420132012
    Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIn-Kind Contributions $626,358In-Kind Contributions $854,277In-Kind Contributions $523,960
    Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $256,287Contributions, gifts, grants $299,855Contributions, gifts, grants $222,943
    Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment grants - Local $71,625Government grants - Local $73,189Government Grants - Local $68,978
    CEO Compensation
    Co-CEO Compensation
    Tax Credits No
    Short Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201420132012
    Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--45.9479.48
    Long Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201420132012
    Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
    Capital Campaign
    Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
    Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
    Financials Comments
    Financial Comments by Organization The Board of Directors voted to start an endowment in 2014. The initial deposit into the endowment happened in March 2014. 
    Financial Comments by Foundation
    Financial figures based on audited financial statements. Revenue and expenses include significant in-kind contributions from physicians that make the program possible. IRS Form 990s and audits reconcile.
    Nonprofit We Care Manatee Inc
    Address 300 Riverside Drive East
    Suite 2000
    Bradenton, FL 34208
    Primary Phone 941 755-3952
    Contact Email info@wecaremanatee.org
    CEO/Executive Director Jill Gass
    Board Chair Chad Campbell
    Board Chair Company Affiliation BMO Harris Bank
    Year of Incorporation 2002