We Care Manatee Inc
300 Riverside Drive East
Suite 2000
Bradenton FL 34208
To facilitate free medical care to low-income and uninsured residents of Manatee County.
CEO/Executive Director Victoria Kasdan RN, MPH
Board Chair Thomas Morrish MD
Board Chair Affiliation ENT Assoc of Manatee PA
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2002
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Oct 2016
State Registration Yes 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $391,000.00
Projected Expenses $391,000.00
Impact Statement

We Care Manatee promotes healthy living through our access to medical care for low income, uninsured  individuals in Manatee County. We currently offer a physician specialty referral program, breast health & wellness services, pharmaceutical assitance, and a primary clinic.. 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.

Needs Statement
  • We Care Manatee needs $2500 to create and disseminate new marketing materials for updated or expanded programs to patients, referral agencies and potential donors. 
  • We Care Manatee needs $5,500 to develop a patient database system.and facilitate compliance with new regulatory standards.
  • We Care Manatee needs a Clinic Nurse to assist with patient eligibility, appointment scheduling and overall patient care and management. This will cost approximately $45,000 annually.
  • We Care needs an Office Admin PT- 20 hrs week to assist with data base management, record keeping, administarative duties, assit with regulatory compliance, and volunteer coordination. This will cost an estimated $14,500.
Background Statement
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. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments The zip codes available for service through any of our 4 programs are as follows: 34201, 34202, 34203, 34204, 34205, 34206, 34207, 34208, 34209, 34210, 34211, 34212, 34215, 34216, 34217, 34218, 34219, 34220, 34221, 34222, 34228, 34243, 34250, 34251, 34260, 34264, 34270, 34280, 34281, 34282.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Health Care
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

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, 2.5  person office that processes 100+ referrals per month, while managing a client data base of over 2,000 patients annually. 

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.
Program Success Monitoring

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.

Program Success Examples

    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.
    Program Success Monitoring 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.   
    Program Success Examples 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.
    Program Success Monitoring Under construction
    Program Success Examples
    • 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.
    Program Success Monitoring

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

    Program Success Examples
    • 50 mammograms provided in first month of operation.
    CEO/Executive Director
    CEO/Executive Director Victoria Kasdan RN, MPH
    CEO Term Start Jan 2016
    CEO/Executive Director Email victoria@wecaremanatee.org
    Former CEOs/Executive Directors
    Senior Staff
    Staff & Volunteer Statistics
    Full Time Staff 2
    Part Time Staff 1
    Staff Retention Rate % 100
    Professional Development Yes
    Contractors 0
    Volunteers 100
    Management Reports to Board Yes
    CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
    Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
    Non-Management 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, Turning Points One Stop Center, Manatee County Rural Health Services,  and many others.
    External Assessments and Accreditations
    Risk Management Provisions
    Government Licenses
    Organization Licensed by the Government No
    Fundraising Plan No
    Communication Plan No
    Strategic Plan No
    Strategic Plan Years 2
    Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2014
    Management Succession Plan No
    Continuity of Operations Plan No
    Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
    Whistle Blower Policy Yes
    Document Destruction Policy Yes
    Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
    Policies and Procedures Yes
    Other Documents
    Board Chair
    Board Chair Thomas Morrish MD
    Company Affiliation ENT Assoc of Manatee PA
    Board Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
    Board Chair Email momanmd@aol.com
    Board Members
    Board Members
    Bryan Boudreaux Regions Bank
    Ann Breitinger JDBlalock Walters
    Chad Campbell BMO Harris Bank
    Nicole Dollison Manatee Memorial Hospital
    John Fain Grapevine Communications
    Federico Frias M.D.APC Pediatrics
    David Lanni CPAShinn & Co.
    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
    Thomas Morrish M.D.Ear Nose & Throat Associates of Manatee, PA
    Jeffrey Myers Esq.LECOM
    Kate Ross MDLA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
    Lisa Shannon D.O.Manatee Memorial Hosptial
    Cornelius Turalba MDRetired
    Valerie Vale Manatee County Medical Society
    Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
    Constituency Includes Client Representation No
    Board Ethnicity
    African American/Black 0
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
    Caucasian 15
    Hispanic/Latino 1
    Native American/American Indian 0
    Other 0 0
    Board Gender
    Male 9
    Female 8
    Unspecified 0
    Board Term Lengths 1
    Board Term Limits 99
    Board Orientation Yes
    Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
    Board Meeting Attendance % 66
    Board Self-Evaluation Yes
    Written Board Selection Criteria No
    Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
    % of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
    % of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 70
    Standing Committees
    Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
    Program / Program Planning
    Fiscal Year Projections
    Fiscal Year Begins 2015
    Fiscal Year Ends 2016
    Projected Revenue $391,000.00
    Projected Expenses $391,000.00
    Organization has Endowment Yes
    Endowment Value $26,000.00
    Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
    Capital Campaign
    In a Capital Campaign No
    Campaign Purpose
    Campaign Goal
    Campaign Dates 0 to 0
    Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
    Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
    Historical Financial Review
    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 Year201520142013
    Foundation and
    Corporation Contributions
    Government Contributions$74,975$71,625$73,189
    Individual Contributions$183,349$256,287$299,855
    Investment Income, Net of Losses($727)$549$26
    Membership Dues$0$0$0
    Special Events$32,910$0$0
    Revenue In-Kind$871,318$626,358$854,277
    Expense Allocation
    Fiscal Year201520142013
    Program Expense$1,111,946$887,862$1,240,176
    Administration Expense$39,099$15,362$15,544
    Fundraising Expense$0$24,833$21,472
    Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.030.96
    Program Expense/Total Expenses97%96%97%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%8%6%
    Assets and Liabilities
    Fiscal Year201520142013
    Total Assets$149,647$134,905$109,992
    Current Assets$89,198$112,293$84,950
    Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
    Current Liabilities$3,962$0$1,849
    Total Net Assets$145,685$134,905$108,143
    Top Funding Sources
    Fiscal Year201520142013
    Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIn-Kind Contributions $871,318In-Kind Contributions $626,358In-Kind Contributions $854,277
    Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $183,349Contributions, gifts, grants $256,287Contributions, gifts, grants $299,855
    Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment grants - Local $74,975Government grants - Local $71,625Government grants - Local $73,189
    CEO/Executive Director Compensation
    Tax Credits No
    Short Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201520142013
    Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities22.51--45.94
    Long Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201520142013
    Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
    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
    Phone 941 755-3952