Sarasota-Manatee Association For Riding Therapy Inc (SMART)
4640 County Rd 675 E
Bradenton FL 34211-9600
Enriching the lives of people with special needs through therapeutic horse-related programs. 

At SMART, we strive to improve the quality of the lives of our SMART Riders and their families through therapeutic horseback riding, carriage driving and equine assisted activities. Through respectful partnerships with our horses, we create an environment that promotes a life of inclusion, respect, growth and independence.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Gail Clifton
Board Chair Darrin Simone
Board Chair Affiliation 1st Choice Construction
General Info
Organization DBA
Supported Organization
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1987
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Apr 2017
State Registration Yes Dec 2016
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $490,535.00
Projected Expenses $464,010.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement

1.  SMART is a Premier Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int’l, making SMART the only therapeutic riding center in Manatee and Sarasota counties with this accreditation.  

2. SMART served 667 individuals and their families in 2015 while operating as a mostly volunteer  powered organization  with admin and fundraising costs of less than 5%.  Our volunteers log in 16,877 hours in 2015.  All of our instructors are certified through PATH Int'l.

3. SMART provides the following outreach programs:  Horse Power for Veterans and Their Families and our Warriors In Transition program, two programs that have served 182 veterans since 2009;  Horse Sense Literacy Program provided to 277 children in local schools, grades 3-5 since 2010;  Hope Reins! equine facilitated learning program provided to 7 women undergoing breast cancer treatments.

4. SMART partners with two local schools to provide equine facilitated learning programs.  1)  Just for Girls Academy  SMART GIRLS  (Girls Inspiring  Relationship, Leadership and Service.)  Since 2013, 458 girls have participated in this program designed to use interactions and empathy based activities with the horses in an environment of learning and self-discovery.  2) Beyond the Spectrum:  A weekly half-day program which includes riding therapy and equine facilitated experiential learning activities to students with autism spectrum disorder.  71 students have participated in this program since 2014.

5.  SMART has partnered with Selah Freedom since 2013 to provide an equine facilitated learning  program for 23 women who have been the victims of human trafficking.   
2016 Goals 
1.  Secure funding and support to cover our arena.
2.  Continue with the expansion of services and programs to increase revenue streams.
3.  Continue with the development of a broad base of financial support.
4.  Secure funding to pay down our mortgage.
5.  Continue with the development of a strong and active Board of Directors.
Needs Statement
Volunteers: As a mostly volunteer powered organization, we depend heavily on the generosity of spirit and time given to us by extraordinary people in our community. Continued and increased support will allow us to expand the numbers served as well as the offerings of all of our programs. We need volunteers to assist with lessons, help with facilities maintenance, care for horses, assist with fundraising and grant writing, and provide administrative support.
Financial Support is needed for:
Scholarships for riders:  $875 per year
Horse adoptions - 3 annual levels of support:  $250, $500 or $1000 
Volunteer support for supplies:  $600 per month 
General operations support:  All donations appreciated!
Capital Donation Support: Our goal is to pay off our mortgage obligation within 4 years:  $500,000.
Cover for Arena: The construction of a cover for our existing arena will allow our center to provide year round services to all of our riders, protecting them (and our volunteers and horses) from the extreme summer heat and keeping our program operational in the event of inclement weather throughout the year:  $500,000.
Board Members:  Three highly motivated individuals willing to serve on our Board of Directors who bring leadership and nonprofit experience in donor development and strategic planning. 
Background Statement

SMART was founded by Betsey London-Fish of Greenwood Riding Academy in Sarasota and became a 501 (c) 3 on March 2, 1987. Betsy decided to start a non-profit organization that would provide Therapeutic Horseback Riding for children and adults with special needs after observing striking improvements in one of her young students who had Cerebral Palsy.

Throughout the years, SMART has had several transformations and moved to several different locations. In 1993, Sarah Clark moved the program to her property at 4800 CR 675 in Bradenton. This property was eventually sold to the Hunsader family and SMART remained at this site through 2011 free of charge.   After years of a non-active Board of Directors, a new Board was formed in 2000 and has remained active with committed members since then. 

In December of 2011, SMART purchased a permanent home at 4640 CR 675 in Bradenton.
SMART has been a member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) since 1990 and became a Premier Accredited Center in April of 2013.
SMART was the Manatee County Special Olympics Equestrian Training Center from 1990-2012, a Partner Agency of the United Way of Manatee County from 1994 - 2016 and a supported agency of Manatee County Gov’t., Children’s Services Division from 1994 to present.
All of SMART's instructors are PATH Int'l certified and volunteer their time and talents. SMART currently has three paid employees, the Executive Director, the Administrative Assistant and the Barn Manager.  All other program staff, aides and administrative staff are volunteers.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
FL- Hillsborough
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Health Care
Tertiary Org Type Recreation & Sports
disabilities or special needs, therapuetic horseback riding or riding therapy, veterans, literacy, cancer, autism
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

I have the distinct honor and pleasure of being the Board Chair and President of SMART.  I want to first thank you for visiting this site and for your possible support of SMART.  Have you ever visited our facility?  I want to invite you out so you can see firsthand the work our organization does for their participants.  As you drive down the lane to the barns, a peaceful tranquility comes over you, knowing you are in a special place.

I can only hope you get to witness a session for one of our “SMART Riders”.  The first time I witnessed a session, tears came to my eyes when I saw the true joy and happiness on the face of the rider.  It was then, I knew I was in the place I wanted to be and my commitment to serve this organization was entrenched by what I saw.
You have choices in your life and we hope that SMART will always be your choice to support.  Our volunteers spend over 16,000 hours per year as their choice to serve those who need us. What does SMART need?  People like you who want to make a difference in someone’s life, to bring them joy they may not get in any other way.  Our riders look forward to the time they have to ride and bond with their horse.  It is one of the most fulfilling events you will ever witness.  Come out and see for yourself and if you can’t, be that someone who can make a difference.
As a volunteer for SMART, we are all following our dreams and enjoying the trip.  Won’t you come along?

Darrin Simone

Board Chair and President of SMART

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

I feel so fortunate to be the Executive Director for Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy.  SMART provides a supportive and effective Therapeutic Horseback Riding program for children and adults with a wide range of special needs.  I am lucky to be surrounded and supported by a wonderful group of volunteers who care as much as I do about the organization, the riders and the horses.   I am especially thankful for the growth and healing that occur with all of our riders.  Each of our SMART Riders is unique and an inspiration to all of us. 

At SMART, we use the movement and spirit of the horse to heal the body, mind and spirit of our riders…and we get to see amazing results every day.  We get to see a boy who never makes eye contact with another human, gazing and smiling into the eyes of his horse.  We get to watch a rider who has supposedly lost most of the use of her right arm, reach out and give her horse a “good boy” pat with her right hand.  We get to hear a “non-verbal” student sing out to his horse his own version of “Walk on”.  We watch in amazement as the smallest child overcomes her fear issues and befriends the biggest horse on the place.  Our riders share with us their strength, perseverance and hope and touch our lives in very special ways.

What we do at SMART is important---to our riders, their parents, and our community.

Being an entirely all-volunteer organization insures that all donations go directly toward supporting our SMART riders and the program.  We couldn’t do what we do without a huge cast of volunteers—and we depend heavily on their gifts of time, expertise and love.  Our volunteers’ generosity of spirit and loyalty to our program are incredible—and greatly appreciated!

I would like to extend an invitation for you to come out and visit us----and see for yourself the amazing things that happen each week.   You will be overcome by the care and love that is shown to our students by our wonderful instructors and volunteers.  You will be filled with wonder as you observe the patience and care-taking abilities of our mighty therapy horses.  And you will be deeply moved by the extraordinary accomplishments and joy filled spirits of our SMART riders.

Come see why riding therapy works.   You will be richer for it! 

Thanks for your support & Happy Trails!

Gail Clifton, Executive Director

At SMART, we use the movement of the horse and the connection to the horse to heal the body, mind and spirit of every SMART participant. Children and adults with disabilities receive the benefits of a variety of therapeutic equine assisted activities while being actively engaged in the out-of-doors in a safe, caring, supportive, natural environment. Riding, driving and working with horses can produce dramatic physical improvements in balance, coordination and core strength, and the human-horse connection frequently helps to open psychological doors that otherwise might remain closed.  Moreover, in an age where access to health care is severely limited for many, SMART provides a program that improves physical and cognitive functioning in a setting that is enjoyable yet structured -- where goals are set and realized.  With the expertise of five PATH certified riding instructors, SMART provides these services to any child or adult with disabilities regardless of their financial hardships.

Budget $160,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities K-12 (5-19 years) Adults
Short Term Success


  • 75% of Level B Riders will achieve their identified objectives for the designated time period. This outcome is indicated by the riders successfully accomplishing 3 of their short term goals as assigned by their instructor, i.e., independently controlling their horse at the walk and trot, maintaining posture, quiet and independent hands on the reins, following verbal directions with few reminders to stay on task, etc.
  • 75% of the Level C Riders will achieve their identified objectives for the designated time period. This outcome is indicated by the riders successfully accomplishing 3 of their short term goals as assigned and evaluated by their instructor, i.e., keeping hands on reins, sitting up straight, using words to communicate, increasing amount of time in the saddle, affection and connection exhibited to horse, etc.
  • 85% of the responding Parents/Caregivers report an increase in their child’s self-esteem and confidence. This outcome is indicated in a bi-annual anonymous survey.


Long Term Success
  • Providing our services to all eligible individuals in need the benefits of therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Facilitating physical, cognitive and emotional  improvements in participants
  • Facilitating independent daily living skill development of participants through multi-task learning approach.
  • Imparting a sense of empowerment to our participants through inclusion and acceptance.
  • Providing a place of support and respite for the families of our participants.
  • Supporting the development of the future leaders of our community.  At SMART our teen and young adult volunteers find a safe and engaging place to grow and become responsible, caring, empathetic, accepting, aware and contributing members of our community.
Program Success Monitoring
SMART has been using Program Outcomes Measurements (POMs) to evaluate the success of the program since 2003. SMART measures physical improvements, cognitive growth and emotional well being in the participants, along with parent and caregiver impressions of the improvements they observe in their children as a result of participation in the program.  A Rider Profile is completed for every student with long term and short term goals clearly defined. The objectives are assigned and noted in the Lesson Plans as well as the Rider Progress Assessment. Written Progress Assessments are completed at the end of each session and are analyzed to track each rider’s accomplishments. SMART also uses an anonymous survey to rate the benefits of the program and observable increases in self esteem and confidence of the participants.  This survey is prepared and disbursed to the parents and caregivers twice a year at the end of each session (December and June).
Program Success Examples
" My son has Down syndrome and going to his riding therapy lesson is the highlight of his week.  Since he began at SMART a year ago, he has progressed not only in his riding skills but also in his communication skills and confidence.  He becomes more independent every day and I believe strongly that SMART has had a lot to do with it.“
“My foster child came from an extremely abusive home where she was left to fend for herself for long periods of time. She struggles daily, physically and emotionally, from the wounds inflicted.  Riding has become her passion-- and the healing doors these horses and incredible people at SMART have opened have been awe inspiring.  This little girl seems to be very in tune to the horses and feels that SMART is “her place”. It’s a place where she feels safe, is not judged, and is encouraged to grow and feel love. Most importantly, it is a place where she has found joy---an experience her life has been sorely lacking.”
Description  SMART is providing monthly equine facilitated experiential learning (EFEL)workshops for veterans from Bay Pines VA.  The Warriors In Transition program assists veterans as they navigate the challenges of repeated deployment cycles as well as their eventual transition back to civilian life.  The workshop employs many equine facilitated experiential learning exercises focusing on leadership, team building and physical and emotional well-being.  The goal is to impart emotional intelligence competencies while conducting specifically designed, ground-based exercises with the horses.  Doing so cultivates creativity, adaptability, resiliency and positive communications skills.  These skills not only promote personal growth and development, but are also skills employers are looking for in the private sector.  By partnering with our horses, veterans learn to ask for space and set healthy boundaries, lead without force, relax without losing awareness and rebuild trust.
Budget $25,260
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Specific Populations
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Other Health/Disability Adults Other Named Groups
Short Term Success

75% of participants will report overall cognitive, emotional and/or physical improvements in at least 3 specific areas due to their experience in the SMART Warriors In Transition program.  Indicator:  Percentage of participants who respond to Survey Question #2 reporting an overall improvement in at least 3 of the 15 specific cognitive, emotional and physical areas listed.  The anonymous survey has 5 questions, all pertaining to the benefits received from the program.  The question being analyzed for this outcome is Question #2:  Were there any overall improvements in the following cognitive, emotional and/or physical areas noted by you during or after this session?  Decreased depression; increased attention span; increase in self control; increase in meaningful language; decrease in uncontrollable outbursts; increase in self-esteem; improvement in muscle tone; increased control of head and neck; increased balance; decreased hypersensitivity to touch and/or sound; other.

Long Term Success
In the five sessions conducted in 2015, 88% of participants reported overall cognitive, emotional and/or physical improvements in at least three specific areas.   
 The areas most frequently sited for improvements were:  decreased depression, increased attention span, decrease in uncontrollable outbursts, increase in self esteem, decreased hypersensitivity to sound, other ("peaceful" "relaxed"  "transformative")


Program Success Monitoring
Long term success:  Data is analyzed to determine what percentage of the participants report improvements in at least three specific areas. Answers to the survey question are tabulated and tracked.  Working with the therapists from Bay Pines as well as using verbal and written feedback from participants, the curriculum is modified as needed to support ongoing success of the program.
Program Success Examples
Most of the veterans who participate in our program deal with PTSD issues.  At the end of each session, we hear the same, almost exact words from each of these veterans.  They repeatedly tell us how peaceful they feel after being at SMART.  
"I had chaos inside my head this morning---and now there is peace and tranquility."  "I felt peace for the first time in years.  For a vet with PTSD, that is a blessing.  I feel more prepared to greet tomorrow."  "When I got here, I felt outside myself and just watching, not sure what to expect.  Now, I feel the watcher became the doer..and be-er."  "I think coming out here was one of the best things I have done for myself.  I learned I CAN focus and stay in tune with things.  This was a blessing for me and to me." 
Description SMART's Hope Reins! equine facilitated learning program for women undergoing breast cancer treatments. The program is an all-encompassing horsemanship program that includes riding, driving, ground work and horse care. The ultimate goal is to expand this program to include any individual going through any kind of cancer treatments.  "It is a joy and a privilege to be part of the Hope Reins program. I look forward to it each week. It is a wonderful way to learn and grow past my everyday struggles with breast cancer and interact with other women living beyond the confines of breast cancer. What an inspiring program."  M. R.
Budget $10,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families of People with Cancer Females Families
Short Term Success
1.  Participants will learn basic horse-handling skills and feel comfortable working with and around them.
2.  Paricipants will learn to groom, tack up and ride at the walk and trot.
3.  Participants will learn the basics of horse care with an emphasis on developing a relationship with the horse based on respect and empathy.
Long Term Success
1.  85% of women completing the initial 8 week program will report an increase in emotional well-being.
2.  85% of women will report that during the 8 week program, they learned at least 10 new skills.
Program Success Monitoring
Program Outcome Measurements are used to track success.  Progress notes are kept on eash participant by the instructor.  An anonymous survey is completed by all participants at the end of the session to determine the progress toward the long term goals.
Program Success Examples "How grateful I am to be a part of this program. I wish this for others. It is such a wonderful feeling to get away from your cares and let your mind and body move forward. I’ve met and enjoy the company of a great group of gals. It is so rewarding to hear their laughter and see their smiles as we all let our cares go and relax as we learn about our horses, who seem to know more about us. The mounts are all well trained and the instructors are the BEST. They, too, know what we need to encourage us to be strong in body and spirit. Again, I’m very thankful for this program and all who make it possible. God Bless."
Description The SMART Horse Sense Literacy Program is designed to increase the desire of reading in children. Our goal is to spark excitement that will motivate children (and their families) to discover the joys of reading. When they meet and touch our horse, Magic, for the first time, the connection will ignite a powerful desire to “know more”. Magic is blind—and has had his eyes removed---so his disability, as well has his amazing abilities, are obvious to all. In this new-found magical world of horses, the children will want to question, imagine, learn and read. Additional subject areas incorporated in the lesson include: social studies (the nature and work of therapy animals and their role in human healing) science (the structure and function of the horse) and psycho/social (the awareness and development of relationships based on empathy and emotional intelligence.) This Program will be provided at no cost to other not- for-profits serving children. Independent funding will be secured.
Budget $0
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Families
Short Term Success
  • 75% of Participants will show an increased desire to read.
  • 60% of Participants will learn four new vocabulary words relating to horses or disabilities. 
  • 75% of Participants will show an increase in their understanding of people and animals with disabilities.
Long Term Success
  • 85% of children will read the entire book and will show an increase in knowledge of horses, disabilities and the concepts of empathy and respect.
Program Success Monitoring
  • 1.% of Participants of the first session who ask to receive a copy of the Horse Books to Read list. 
  • 2.% of Participants who demonstrate knowledge of pronunciation and definition of four new words from the first book during conversational post test with staff. 
  • 3.% of Participants who show an increase in their understanding of individuals and animals with disabilities as demonstrated by exit interviews conducted by program staff prior to leaving the farm.
Program Success Examples Book Recommendation given by Student in 4th Grade at Just for Girls: "I loved the book, Magic: One SMART Horse, and recommend it to everyone.It teaches that even if you have a disability, you’re still really special and can do things people or animals without disabilities can do. My favorite part of the book was when Magic was introduced to Mr. K and then explained to him why he had no eyes. When I was reading the book, I felt like I was really at SMART, seeing Magic and Mr. K with each other.If you love horses, have a disability or know someone with a disability, this book will be great for you!"
Program Comments by Organization

At SMART, we have made a commitment to playing a leading role in improving the lives and well-being of our riders and their families -- and our goal is to always be able to provide our services to all eligible individuals regardless of their ability to pay.  Funding is needed to support our riders and their families that are in need of the benefits of therapeutic riding but are unable to afford this therapy due to financial hardships. Resources are constantly being sought from local organizations, corporations, individuals and grant opportunities. Although we charge a nominal fee of $25 per lesson, over 60% of our families are unable to afford this fee.  Even with a mostly volunteer staff, the actual cost per lesson is around $98 per hour. Financial support of our program is constantly being sought so that we can continue to provide this valuable therapeutic service to all those in need.

Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Gail Clifton
CEO Term Start Mar 2016
CEO/Executive Director Email
Experience Gail Clifton is a graduate of Texas A&M and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science along with graduate level work in Social Work at Rutgers University. She has over 45 years of experience in many aspects of the horse industry, and over 20 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities.  She is also an experienced small business owner, starting two successful small business ventures in both NJ and FL.  Gail joined SMART as a weekly volunteer in 1997 and became a certified riding instructor and driving instructor.  She became the volunteer Executive Director for SMART in 2004 and has been actively involved in the growth of SMART over the ensuing years.  During this time, SMART has experienced increased revenues, true fiscal responsibility, a pro-active Board of Directors, broadened program offerings and substantial increases in the numbers of clients served.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Sarah Clark Jan 1993 - Jan 2004
Gail Clifton Jan 2004 - Feb 2016
Senior Staff
Brandi Ezell Administrative Assistant
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 3
Volunteers 200
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
SMART collaborates with many other groups and nonprofit organizations in the area, providing our services at an "at cost" or "no cost" basis to many of their clients:  Beyond the Spectrum, Selah Freedom, Just For Girls, Bay Pines VA, UCP of Sarasota, Easter Seals, Community Haven for Adults and Children, Braden River Elementary and other local schools, home schooling groups and Girl Scout troops. We receive referrals from many local organizations as well as local physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, teachers and current participants. We refer all of our families to services provided in our community by other non profits and help to provide networking opportunities for our families. We also provide continuing education for our volunteers, instructors and families by collaborating with and getting speakers from other non profits: Family Network on Disabilities, Suncoast Independent Living Center, Epilepsy Services of SW Florida, American Red Cross, Kristen Bohan, LLC.,  etc.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Region 5 Equine of the Year Award - MagicNorth American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA)2010
Premier CenterProfessional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int.2013
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
Special Event Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 2
Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2015
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 Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Management Comments by Organization SMART hired its first, full time Administrative Assistant (July 2014)   and first paid Executive Director (April 2015.)  Our ED hire was unsuccessful and Gail Clifton was asked to step back in as an Interim ED in July 2015. A Search Committee was formed in November and a new ED was hired in February of 2016.  That, again, did not work out and Gail Clifton was asked to step back in.  A Succession Plan has been created with a full transition to a new ED expected by early 2017.
Management Comments by Foundation
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization
Planning & Policies Comments by Foundation
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
We would love to replace the video that is currently posted on our profile with our new video, created by Salt & Light Productions.  Here is the YouTube link.  Title can just be:  SMART
Thank you!

Board Chair
Board Chair Darrin Simone
Company Affiliation 1st Choice Construction
Board Term Oct 2015 to Sept 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Brian Babcock Horizon Wealth Advisors, LLC
Nicholas J Drizos Horizon Wealth Advisors
Ellen Jones CPAPeace River Center for Personal Development
John Moore Retired
Jim Newsome Tropicana
Jenifer Schembri Blalock Walters
Darrin Simone 1st Choice Industries & The Ranch Grill
Melissa Spillenkothen Retired
Sherwin Taradash Michael Saunders Realty
Daniel Tullidge Norton Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A.
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 7
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 86
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Governance Comments by Organization At our 2015 Retreat, the board members decided to focus on only two standing committees to ensure adequate participation, reporting and follow up by these two committees each month.  
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $490,535.00
Projected Expenses $464,010.00
Endowment Value
Endowment Spending Policy
Endowment Spending Policy %
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
IRS Form 990s
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$9,550$11,523$11,114
Individual Contributions$72,493$185,157$147,346
Investment Income, Net of Losses$54$83$18
Membership Dues$0$1,150$1,610
Special Events$108,473$62,512$34,818
Revenue In-Kind$52,795$75,890$56,792
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$263,052$232,078$189,265
Administration Expense$40,752$6,298$14,433
Fundraising Expense$27,338$1,162$3,902
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.281.311.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%97%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%0%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,005,868$954,236$870,643
Current Assets$189,233$161,719$82,294
Long-Term Liabilities$578,208$594,997$554,556
Current Liabilities$43,767$69,268$99,734
Total Net Assets$383,893$289,971$216,353
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporate Support $112,376Contributions, gifts, grants $185,157Contributions, gifts, grants $147,346
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $108,473Fundraising $62,512Fundraising $34,818
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $72,493Program Servicec Fees - Riding Therapy $25,445Riding Therapy $24,565
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.322.330.83
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets57%62%64%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization Our annual audit and 990 are completed at a much reduced rate by a local accountant---but are usually not ready until early summer.   They will be posted on The Giving Partner as soon as they are finalized and filed.
Financial Comments by Foundation
990 and Audit will not be ready until early summer 2016.
Foundations and corporation are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990 or audit.  Financial figures taken from IRS Form 990.  Financial information for 2015 was taken solely from the unaudited compilations as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.
Nonprofit Sarasota-Manatee Association For Riding Therapy Inc (SMART)
Address 4640 County Rd 675 E
Bradenton, FL 342119600
Phone 941 322-2000