Family Network On Disabilities Of Manatee Sarasota Inc
PO Box 110025
Lakewood Ranch FL 34211
FND Manasota's mission is to empower families of children with disabilities in Manatee and Sarasota counties through education, advocacy, and caregiver support so they can go "From Heartache to Hope - One Family At A Time".  We believe that children with disabilities thrive with strong and empowered families and these family members need ongoing support to reach their maximum potential.
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Mary J Smith
Board Chair Mrs AnnaMaria Carleton
Board Chair Company Affiliation Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County
History and Background
Organization DBA
The Family Network on Disabilities of Manatee Sarasota, Inc.
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Awarded a competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
Incorporation Year 1992
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $213,455.00
Projected Expenses $229,339.00
Additional Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of Determination
State Info
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Oct 2014
State Registration Yes June 2014
2013 Accomplishments
Participated in the 2nd Annual 36 Hour Giving Challenge
Held our 13th Annual Disability Conference
Held our third annual fundraising event, Boots & Buckles
Served 10,800 children in Manatee County through our More Alike Than Different program.
Provided 2,016 hours of Respite Services in Manatee and Sarasota County.
Completion of a Strategic Plan.
2014 Goals
Continuation of all programs currently in operation.
Add new board members to our organization.
Conduct 14th Annual Disability Conference.
Hold our fourth annual fundraising event.
Collaborate with like organizations to provide services to families.
Increase in Donors, Volunteers, and Funders.
Creation and Implementation of a Fund Development Plan.
Family Network on Disabilities of Manatee/Sarasota, Inc., also referred to as FND Manasota, is a local non-profit organization that was established as a support group in 1986 and originally called Parent-To-Parent. The organization was formed by a group of concerned mothers of children with disabilities wanting to help and support other mothers dealing with the same every day concerns, worries and issues of raising and caring for their disabled child. 
In 1992 our name changed to Family Network on Disabilities and a renewed commitment and focus to provide more direct serves to families of children with disabilities, special needs, and the communities of Manatee and Sarasota County was established. 

Receiving the news that your child has a disability or special need can be devasting to a family.  Grief, anger, sadness, and a sense of loneliness are just a few of the emotions a family may experience, not just at the time of diagnosis, but throughout the lifetime of the child.  Caring for a loved one with a special need or disability can be a very stressful and demanding responsibility for parents, caregivers, and the entire family. 
Family Network on Disabilities (FND Manasota) assists families of children with disabiltiies and special needs by providing them with support, training, education, information, resources, and advocacy services through a variety of events, programs, and specialized services so they can go "From heartache to family at at time".
  • A donation of $1,700.00 would support and provide respite services to a family of a child with a disability for one year.
  • A donation of $700.00 would provide supplies and materials for Tool Kits we use in our respite program.
  • Individuals to serve on our Board of Directors.
  • A donation of $750.00 would provide 30 More Alike Than Different educational training classes to elementary students.
  • A donation of $3,000.00 would provide 120 hours of advocacy and educational services.
  • Volunteers to help with fundraising and special events.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
At the core of FND Manasota's mission is family.  We take family and their needs very seriously and that is why all of our programs and services work to help support the entire family in some way.  We do this through an array of programs and specialized services that provide education, advocacy, and caregiver support.
Our well trained and experienced staff, not only help our families to access FND's programs and services, but they assist families to better navigate other community systems of care that are available to them.  Another unique aspect of FND is that all of our staff have a child or children with a disaibility or special need.  This allows us the ability to work with families in a very close, relatable, and personal way.
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
The Family Network on Disabilities faces the typical challenges of many small not for profit agencies in terms of inconsistent financial support.  In addition we face challenges related to the awareness of our organization and our misson as a whole within our community.  In 2013 we completed a Strategic Plan for our organization that will assist and guide us with financial, program, and community awareness needs of our organization.
It is typical for communities to rally around children and adults with disabilities.  We have several local organizations within our community that support the direct needs of people with disabilities.
Often the needs of the entire family unit, parents, siblings, and even grandparents that are faced with providing care, sometimes lifelong, of a child with a disability are frequently overlooked or ignored.
However, Family Network on Disabilities is dedicated to recognizing the entire family unit and the unique challenges they face in caring for a loved one with a disability.  I am not the parent of a child with a disability so understanding a families needs at times has been difficult.  Several members of the Board of Directors and our staff are parents of children with disabilities and from these individuals I continue to learn how to support families and I am inspired by these families.
Many times giving is an emotional decision - a choice we make based on a connection to a story, my connection came at my first Family Network on Disabilities meeting when I was being considered for a board position and learned about the More Alike Than Different program.  This is a hands-on, interactive awareness, education, sensitivity, and anti-bulling training program provided to typical, non-disabled school age children in elementary and middle school.  The goal of More Alike Than Different is to help foster understanding of the unique needs and similarities of individuals with disabilities and special needs.  In this way, it can create new friendships and learning experiences for all children, encourage children to be more sensitive and accepting, and reduce the risk of harassment, bullying, and isolation of children that appear to be different.  In 2013 the program served 10,800 students in Manatee County and my typical non-disabled child was one of the students served through this program. 
Since becoming an Inclusion Specialist and educator I have witnessed firsthand the challenges families raising a child with a disability face on a regular basis.  I knew that I wanted to become involved with an organization that could make a difference in not only the life of the child with a disability but the life of the entire family.  I believe Family Network on Disabilities works very hard to accomplish this.
As the newly elected president of Family Network on Disabilities I am very proud of the programs and services we are providing to families in Manatee and Sarasota County, but there are still many unmet needs that need to be addressed.  Working together with the board of directors and staff I hope we can address some of these unmet needs in the years to come.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Education
One of the ways we fulfill our organization's mission is by providing a comprehensive in-home respite care program. Services are provided for families that have a child with a developmental delay, physical disability, behavioral and emotional disorders, and specific medical conditions.  6 hours a month of respite services are provided to families and includes all siblings living in the home.
Respite is temporary, short-term relief provided to families and caregivers to “give them a break” from the extraordinary demands of ongoing care for an individual with a disability or special need. An individual that has been specially trained or has experience working with children that have a disability provides the respite care services. Respite care allows families and caregivers to tend to their own personal needs and may be "planned," as a regularly scheduled break, or may be "unplanned," for times of crisis.
About 5% of school-age children, 5- 17, in the United States have a disability, according to the 2011 U.S. Census Bureau.  Autism Spectrum Disorder is currently the most prevalent developmental disorder in young children and identification of this disorder is growing at an alarming rate with 1 in 88 children being identified.
For the typical parent, simply striving to juggle the demands of work and family responsibilities in today’s society can be a daunting task. For the parents or caregiver struggling to meet these demands while also caring for a child or multiple children with a disability, the physical, emotional, and psychological stress is raised tremendously, thus, increasing the risk of abuse, neglect and violent behavior towards all children in the home.  Caregivers report constant fatigue, changes in eating patterns, feelings of helplessness and depression, increased use of stimulants and alcohol, less interest in work, decreased work production, withdrawal from social contacts, and an increased fear of death.
Budget $119,472
Category Human Services, General/Other Respite Care
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Short Term Success
Success of our program is measured by a 90% success rate from the data that is collected. For the past 10 years all outcomes have met
or exceeded the 90% success rate.

Outcome #1 - 100% families participating in the respite program that indicate a stress level of 8 or higher on the Stress Index Rating Scale will be contacted by the Family Liaison to offer support and referral for additional resources and services when needed.

Outcome #2 - 90% of participants indicate that they are satisfied or very satisfied with the services provided by the program.

Outcome #3 – 90% of families participating in respite services will indicate a decrease, or will maintain a stress level score of 5 or less on the Stress Index Rating Scale.

Outcome #4 - 85% (47) of families will indicate a decrease in isolation due to participating in respite services.
Long Term Success

· Providing consistent respite care services to a family of a child with a disability can reduce the likelihood of abuse, neglect, and exploitation
of all of the children in the home thus reducing the need for Child Protective services.

· With higher than average divorce rates among families having a child with a disability, respite services assist parents in creating a stronger
marital bond by providing them with time for each other, thus reducing the number of broken marriages and relationships.

· The mental health, physical health, and stress related issues that parents and caregivers experience can significantly be reduced or diminished by
providing consistent respite services thus reducing the need for medical or drug interventions and mental health services.

· The bond between siblings in the household can be strengthened or repaired thus securing a caring future for the loved one with a disability after their parents are gone.

· Finally families are less likely to consider an out-of-home or “institution like” placement for their child with a disability because they feel better equipped and educated, thus reducing the cost of placement support on both the family, community, and state.


How Program is Monitored

Success of our outcomes for our program are measured on a quarterly basis through the use of an on-line client/family satisfaction survey, questionnaires, stress index surveys, home visits, internal logs, and documentation kept by the Family Liaison. 

Examples of Program Success
Over this past year one of our families, that has a daughter with severe autism, decided to send her to the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland due to her significant behavior issues and needs for an extended period of time to receive treatment. The family contacted us to inform us of their decision but to also inquire if they would be placed back on the waitlist when she returned or would they be able to continue to receive services when she returned. We informed the family that during her absence we would provide services to another family on our Shared Hour Program and upon her return we would be able to continue to provide respite services to their family. 

An update to this story - the child has returned to the area and our program and even though she has made progress and changes with her behavior she and her family will still face lifelong issues due to her disability and needs. Respite care is still a service this family is in need of.




More Alike Than Different (MATD) is a unique awareness and educational training program provided to typical, non-disabled children and students in elementary, middle, and high schools. 
The MATD program is a hands-on, interactive, awareness, education, sensitivity, and anti-bullying program promoting understanding and acceptance of individuals with disabilities.  It allows children of all ages, for a moment, to experience what a disability might feel like or to walk in the shoes of a person or child with a disability.  
Guided by a trained facilitator children work through a variety of different academic and social skills modules that are presented in such a way that the experience is similar to what an individual with a disability might experience on a daily basis.  Children are encouraged to share their feelings and to ask questions in order to promote a sense of "comfort and acceptance". 
The program has been designed to be fun and engaging so that chidlren will retain the information they have learned.  Most children are visual or hands-on learners.  This is why a program like this works so well.  It allows children to have a memorable experience, actively participate, and also have fun, which will lead to the retention of the information they have learned.
The goal of this program is to help foster a new understanding and acceptance of the unique differences and similarities of individuals with disabilities and special needs with the long term goal of creating new experiences and friendships while reducing the risk of bullying and exclusion. 
Budget $22,000
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success
90% of children that participate in the More Alike Than Different program will increase their knowledge about disabilities and the disabled.
75% of children that participate in the More Alike Than Different program will increase their acceptance and sensitivity of their fellow students and peers.
Long Term Success
Children that participate in the More Alike Than Different program will learn appropriate information about individuals with disabilities, their needs, and abilities thus fostering senstivity and acceptance of differences and reducing the likelihood of bullying.  
How Program is Monitored
The program is monitored by a Pre and Post question concerning their level of knowledge present by the Program Facilitator at the time of the training and recorded on the Program Facilitators Report.
Teachers of students that participated in the program are surveyed through our Post Training Evaluation 3-4 weeks after completion of the training.
Examples of Program Success
The More Alike Than Different program has been providing the training for more than 10 years.  For the 2012-2013 school year we provided 10,800 students with the More Alike Than Different training.  We have multiple school principals that schedule their annual More Alike Than Different training at the beginning of every school year to make sure their school doesn't miss out. 
Some teacher responses from our Post Training Survey are as follows:
Freedom Elementary - Right after the training a student in my class helped another student with their math.  The student she helped has a disability.  She was so kind and patient with him.
Williams Elementary - I love any opportunity for my students to have experiences on how we can all work together.
Bashaw Elementary - I know that students in my class talked about how to stop bullying after your presentation.
Throughout a child’s life, there are many opportunities to watch for potential developmental delays,provide access to appropriate early intervention,and hopefully stop,reverse, or prevent any further delays and other issues that may arise as a result.  Children develop along a continuum,with milestones reached at certain ages that vary within an accepted timeframe.
Development that does not happen within the expected timeframe can raise concerns about developmental disorders,health conditions,or other factors contributing negatively to the child’s development. Early,regular, and reliable developmental screenings can help identify problems or potential problems that may threaten a child’s developmental and learning foundation and lead to additional delays and deficits later in childhood.

Studies have shown that when developmental surveillance is paired with an individually designed and specific developmental screening protocol it has been proven to be most effective in determining if a child is “at risk” or experiencing a developmental delay of some type. However, developmental screenings must begin early. They must follow a regular ongoing schedule throughout early childhood,and it must be a reliable,valid screening tool that is appropriate to the age,culture and language of the child. Pediatric clinical practices need to have appropriate training,information,resources,and follow-up available to them to know what to do when a child has been identified “at risk” for a potential developmental delay or autism. They also need to know where to refer a child and their family to within our community for further evaluation, diagnosis,and early intervention services.

In 2009 Family Network on Disabilities recognized the need for a comprehensive developmental screening protocol and educational program to support our local pediatricians and their staff. At that time we designed,created,and implemented the Pediatric Enrichment Program or PEP to meet and fulfill this need.
Budget $31,216
Category Medical Research, General/Other Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders & Developmental Disorders Research
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success The goals of the PEP program are:
  • To increase the knowledge level of pediatric clinical practices concerning early identification ofyoung children with developmental delays or autism spectrum disorder.
  • Use a proven developmental screening tool on all children within their practice with a pre-determined set of age ranges and/or timeframes for providing a developmental screening to a child.  
  • Practices will be able to make the necessary and appropriate referrals for families to earlyintervention services and programs within our community.
  • Pediatric clinical practices that institute the PEP Program will see an increase in the number of children that are referred for further evaluation and services within their practice. Children that may have gone unidentified until much later in life will have the opportunity to begin receiving appropriate services and intervention at a much younger age. Receiving these services and intervention may reduce the need for life long services as they get older and reduce the risk for potential “labeling” of the child with a disability. Working with the pediatric community through the PEP Program allows our organization the opportunity to provide support and additional services to families that may receive the news that their child has a developmental delay or autism thus meeting the mission of our organization

Long Term Success
Young children identified through the Pediatric Enrichment Program that may be at risk for a developmental delay or autism spectrum disorder will be referred to the correct community agency and interventions in order to receive appropriate and necessary services.
How Program is Monitored

A Pre/Post Training Assessment Survey will be used to determine if the pediatric clinical office staff is equipped with the appropriate knowledge, resources, and tools to begin a developmental screening protocol in their practice. 

A Referral/Satisfaction survey will be used to determine the number of referrals
that were made by each pediatric clinical office and to evaluate the satisfaction of each practice with the support, resources, and services that are being provided through the PEP program.

Follow-up with each community agency that provides early intervention services will be conducted to monitor the referrals from each pediatric practice participating in the PEP Program.
Examples of Program Success

For the 2011-2012 program year 6 Pediatric Clinical Practices participated in this program, including Manatee County Rural Health, with over 100 children being referred for further evaluations and services to Early Steps and FDLRS.

Many children with disabilities or special learning differences are too young or are unable to speak for themselves.  That is why it's critical that parents, guardians, and primary caregivers, who have their child's best interest at heart, become their child's first and best advocate.
The Family Network on Disabilities' HOPE Program (Helping Out Parents in Education) teaches parents, guardians, and primary caregivers how to advocate for their child so that they can feel assured and confident that their child's educational and medical needs will be met with the most appropriate services.
Once families request services and complete an intake form a trained Parent Advocate is assigned to work with and mentor each family.  Parent Advocates provide a minimum number of hours of both direct one on one and phone consultative services.  Parent Advocates are not lawyers or legal representation and will not offer legal advice.  They are educators and mentors in the "Art of Effective Advocacy".
Budget $31,000
Category Education, General/Other Special Education
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Short Term Success
Parent Advocates will provide families with a better understanding of what related services, accommodations, and modifications are and how to access these services for their child with a disability or special learning difference.
Families will learn how to communicate appropriately, both verbally and in writing, in order to be able to advocate for appropriate services in order to meet their child's educational or medical needs.
Families will be provided with local and national resources, information, and materials that will assist them with learning how to navigate the special education proceess and become a better advocate.
Long Term Success
Through the HOPE Program families will learn the "Art of Effective Advocacy" that will enable them to learn and navigate the special education process or access medical services for their child with a disabilities or special learning differences.
How Program is Monitored
Families will complete the HOPE Satisfaction Survey which will track satisfaction with the services provided and skill acquisition after services have been provided by the Parent Advocate.
Examples of Program Success
For the 2011-2012 school year more than 50 families were provided advocacy and mentoring services through the HOPE Program in Manatee and Sarasota County.
The purpose of Mom's Away is to offer mothers of children with a disability or special needs the opportunity to attend a 24-hour retreat where they could focus on their own need to relax, refresh and rejuvenate.
Studies have shown that mothers of children with disabilities have significantly more stress in their daily lives than mothers of typical  children. Mothers are typically the primary caregiver in the home and often fail to take care of themselves, both physically and emotionally, and to plan for their own futures. To improve their health and well-being it is important for moms to get away from their daily responsibilities of caring for their child with a disability and spend time focusing on themselves.

What is MOMS AWAY!?
  • A 24-hour retreat for mothers of children with disabilities and special needs hosted at a local resort and spa facility.
  • Mothers participate in presentations on stress management and anxiety. 
  • Participation in yoga, meditation, journaling, and other relaxation techniques are scheduled.
  • Development and creation of a personal vision board to start planning for each mothers future.
  • Opportunity to meet and make new friends, share their experiences, and find support.
  • Mothers will learn how to put balance back into their lives.
  • An opportunity for mothers to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate

Moms will leave the retreat with new tools to help them reduce and cope with daily stress, balance their hectic lives, and set aside time to focus on their own needs and wellness. Many friendships are strengthened, renewed, or made for the first time. 

Budget $21,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Family Preservation
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Short Term Success

Mothers will indicate an understanding of stress and anxiety management techniques and be able to utilize them after attending Mom's Away.

Mothers will find a new outlet of stress relief such as yoga, meditation, journaling, or some other form of relaxation.

Mothers will start planning for their futures.
Mothers will have the opportunity to meet and make new friends, share their experiences, and find support.

Mothers will learn how to put balance back into their lives.
Long Term Success Moms will leave the retreat with new tools to help them reduce and cope with daily stress, balance their hectic lives, and set aside time to focus on their own needs and wellness. Many friendships are strengthened, renewed, or made for the first time.
How Program is Monitored
A Mom's Away Satisfaction Survey is sent to mother's that attended the event one month after the event where they can report back changes that have taken place in their lives since attending Mom's Away. 
Examples of Program Success
"Mom's Away was a turning point in the lives of many mom's who have children with disabilities.  It allowed us to recognize the need for peace and relaxation for ourselves.  Mom's Away provided time and tools to help all of us maintain stamina on a daily basis as well as during the more difficult times that we face while raising a child with a disability.  This event was life-changing and an immeasurable, positive influence for those who had the opportunity to attend."
Michelle S.
Program Comments by Organization
During these hard economic times one of our biggest challenges is finding continuing funding for many of our programs.  Grant funders and organizations that have been supportive in the past have adjusted their focus and attention to other areas of need and have either reduced or removed their funding.   
In regards to respite services, respite is not a program that “fixes” the child with a disability, but it supports the family while they confront and work on their issues--issues that may not go away after a year.  Grant funders may be hesitant to fund a program that needs ongoing support.  Many children, due to their disabilities, may require lifelong care and attention and their families will continue to need caregiver support to keep their family healthy and intact.
Now with the creation of our new and informative website and a comprehensive communication plan to assist us with awareness and advoacy we hope to be able to move forward with acquiring  new funders, donors, and volunteers that can assist our organization in such a way that it will take our organization and the services we provide to a new level.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Mary J Smith
CEO Term Start Jan 2002

Since 2002 the Executive Director has been responsible for the following administrative and daily operations of the organization, which includes the following, and reporting directly to the Board of Directors:

Development of Programs and Staff Objectives
Supervision and Monitoring of Programs and Staff
Budgeting, Financial Planning, and Audit Management
Grant Writing and Administration
Oversite of Fundraising Activities
Preparation of Special and Routine Operational Reports
Planning and Execution of an Annual Disability Conference
Service on Local and CommunityAdvisory Committees
Public Relations and Marketing
Provide Advocacy Services and Educational Trainings
Production and Writing of Newsletters, Press Releases, Brochures, and Printed Materials
Positions: Volunteer Board of Director as President, Vice President, Secretary of organization from (1996 – 2002)

Director of Household Operations (1993 – 1996) Stay at home mother to her three children, two of which have significant disabilities and special needs during their toddler, pre-school, and early educational development.

Private Sector –(1983 – 1993) Business and Computer Management for a leading phosphate company in their agriculture division in Lakeland, FL

Business and Computer Management for an oil and gasoline company in Tampa, FL

Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 10
Volunteers 50
Contractors 3
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Management Reports to Board Yes
Organization Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2013
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
We have several informal collaborations with other agencies in our community that have a similar mission to ours and serve children and individuals with disabilities and special needs.
We also have numerous collaborations incorporated within certain programs and services that we provide.  A strong collaboration exists between FND and both Manatee and Sarasota County School Boards and the Florida Inclusion Network.
Community Spirit AwardCommunity Foundations of Sarasota and Manatee Counties2007
Risk Management Provisions
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs AnnaMaria Carleton
Company Affiliation Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County
Board Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2014
Board Members
Board Members
Mrs. AnnaMaria Carleton Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County
Mr. Scott Clark Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Mrs. Theresa Collins Manatee County School District-ESE Teacher
Mrs. Rose Dahn Tidwell and Parent of a Child with a Disability
Mrs. Debbie Kibler Parent of a child with a disability
Mr. Joseph Lasota IIIMerrill Lynch
Mrs. Kerri Martin Community Volunteer
Mrs. Fran Padgett Retired Special Education Teacher and Administrator
Mrs Kim Ross Whol Child Manatee
Mrs. Kate Schau Retired and Woodland Pre-School
Mrs. Patricia Sessions Key Business Brokers
Mrs. Kim Williams Florida Center for Child Development
Mrs. Christie Zimmerman Nursing/Parent of a Child with a Disability
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 11
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 7
Board Orientation Yes
Board Meeting Attendance % 67
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Governance Comments by Organization
We have had trouble finding minority and male representation to serve on our board of directors.
Uncertainty regarding government funding and it's continuation.
Competition for funding will increase.
We need to increase our market awareness in the community.
Demand for services will continue to grow and will increase among diverse populations.
Expand the use of volunteers to minimize cost impacts.
All of these challenges and opportunities are being addressed through our recently completed Strategic Plan.
Financial Info
Fiscal Year 2013
Projected Revenue $213,455.00
Projected Expenses $229,339.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$83,125$138,696$174,587
Administration Expense$30,333$19,549$10,978
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.080.741.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses73%88%94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$64,257$55,228$95,660
Current Assets$64,257$55,228$95,305
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$64,257$55,228$95,660
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $98,472Contributions, gifts, grants $89,879Individuals $181,213
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $17,999Fundraising $16,209Special Events $14,205
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram service revenue $6,006Program service revenue $11,727Earned Revenue $3,181
CEO Compensation
Co-CEO Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial figures based on IRS Form 990s. Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support, as provided in Form 990. Audit for 2011 reports $100,098 for total assets, $34,249 for total liabilities. Audit for 2010 reports $100,040 for total assets, $39,236 for total liabilities. 2009 audit not available.
Nonprofit Family Network On Disabilities Of Manatee Sarasota Inc
Address PO Box 110025
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
Primary Phone 941 928-0682
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Mary J Smith
Board Chair Mrs AnnaMaria Carleton
Board Chair Company Affiliation Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County
Year of Incorporation 1992