Early Learning Coalition Of Manatee County Inc
600 8th Avenue W. Ste. 100
Palmetto FL 34221
To provide and coordinate the services of School Readiness programs in an efficient manner, in order to help all children develop the skills needed to achieve future educational success; to support the role of parents as their child's first and most important teacher; and to continue to improve the quality of services available in the community.
CEO/Executive Director Paul A Sharff
Board Chair Howard Veltz
Board Chair Affiliation Governor Appointee
General Info
Organization DBA
Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County
Former Names
School Readiness Coalition
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1997
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Nov 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
ELC Manatee IRS 501(c)3 Determination LetterView
Other Documents
Annual ReportView
Annual ReportView
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Impact Statement

The Coalition delivers the School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) programs to 7,000 children. It screens 3,500 children under age 5 for typical development, vision, and hearing, enabling swift identification of developmental concerns.

The Coalition began the Nemours BrightStart! Early Literacy Program to improve reading readiness in preschoolers. This year Nemours was integrated into daily use in 16 preschool classrooms with 250 children. The end results showed 83% of the at-risk children reached the reading readiness goal.

Early reading initiatives earned the Coalition “Pacesetter Recognition” at the 2017 National Grade Level Reading Campaign Conference in Denver.

Future goals are focused on expanding and improving early reading and education programs. The new STEAM Machine program takes the Coalition’s large Mobile Outreach Vehicle to Manatee preschools to deliver STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and Kindermusik lessons to VPK students.
Needs Statement
1. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) curriculum is being taught to preschoolers in Manatee from a mobile outreach vehicle called the STEAM Machine. ELC owns the vehicle and is partnering with the School District of Manatee County (SDMC) to connect to as many Title I preschoolers as possible with STEAM activities. SDMC is offering a second vehicle to be refurbished and outfitted with STEAM curriculum. $40,000
2. Wave Fitness is a physical fitness program to be implemented in preschools. With a 25% obesity rate for the children in Manatee County, fitness programs used at schools have direct effects on reducing body mass index levels and improving academic success. $15,000
3. Preschool Emergency Alert Response Learning System (PEARLS) is new program for Manatee County child care providers that provides free training and an electronic alert system. With collaboration of law enforcement agencies, the PEARLS team helps providers safeguard against local dangers. $2,000


Background Statement

The Early Learning Coalition (ELC) is a 501(c)(3), established in 1997, along with 29 other coalitions statewide, with a mission to provide an integrated system of school readiness programs to low-income families and children. After qualifying for child care assistance, families have access to ELC’s multifaceted programs and services, which seek to prepare their children for success, while supporting the parents’ role as a child’s first teacher.

ELC’s 2017-18 annual budget is about $19.7 million, with federal and state grants representing about 85% of this budget. Manatee County’s Children’s Services Advisory Board approved grant funds for about 12% of the most recent budget, while in-kind services, smaller local grants, advertising revenue from NEXTGEN (ELC’s family magazine), and annual fundraising efforts provide the remainder.

ELC’s purpose is organized around early care and educational services to needy families and at-risk children. The central focus is to ensure safe child care facilities and quality child care providers for families and children. Another is to provide vision, hearing, and developmental screening for all young children in Manatee County. A natural next step from health screenings is making appropriate referrals and early intervention for children who need inclusion (special needs) services. Essential to ELC’s early education platform is preparing young children through reading readiness programs, as well as science, math, technology, arts, engineering, music, and fitness programs. ELC personnel provide professional development for child care providers as well as informative seminars for parents, child care personnel, and the public.

Partnering and collaborating with local government agencies, nonprofits, volunteer organizations, and educational institutions enable ELC to reach more families and children in need and to meet those needs effectively. ELC also stays in touch through substantial community involvement in free family-friendly events and by publishing a family magazine, NEXTGEN, circulated to 35,000 readers.

After 20 years in operation, ELC is a well-established organization in the county with a reputation for collaborative leadership in the early learning community and a spirit of excellence in service to those in need. Last year, ELC secured donations of 100,000 books valued at nearly $1 million dollars. ELC gives a book to every child who visits our office and distributes books at numerous community events.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments
Serve families of children birth through 12 and early care and education child care providers in Manatee County
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
What better time to invest in the future of our children than in the first five years?  The need for quality early care and education programs with an emphasis on early literacy and developing strong social/emotional skills has never been as significant as it is right now.  Having been the board chair since 2009, I have seen the impact of the VPK and School Readiness programs on our children and families.  The ELC believes strongly in supporting our child care provider's efforts in developing quality early learning programs that promote family engagement with a strong emphasis on the parent's role as their child's first and most important teacher.  Our Quality Counts for Manatee Children program provides the support and resources needed for our providers to succeed in this endeavor ultimately leading to the success of our children.  By investing in the first 5 years of our children's lives we are investing not only in their futures, but in the futures of generations to come.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Our School Readiness and VPK programs not only provide families with financial assistance to allow the caregivers to stay employed or enrolled in school, but also represent an investment in the community of over 19 million dollars annually. 

The quality of our programs have a direct impact on the ability of our children to enjoy positive early care and education experiences that will help guide them the rest of their lives.

The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County’s partnerships with the Manatee County Children’s Services Board, Board of County Commissioners, School Board, United Way, city, state, and federal government bodies and our vast community organizations, are vital to our success. We feel very fortunate for our great relationships, and recognize that we must strive every day to enhance them. By doing so, we achieve a diversity of viewpoints and resources that allow us to meaningfully improve school readiness and early literacy in Manatee County.

While we are proud of our accomplishments to date, we look forward to achieving our goals to increase the awareness of the importance of early literacy, quality early care and afterschool programs and family engagement. The children of Manatee County deserve this investment in their futures!



The Coalition’s two central programs are School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten (which is free). In Florida, School Readiness serves 64% of working families. (School Readiness Fact Sheet, Office of Early Learning, floridaearlylearning.com). Families who qualify for School Readiness assistance must earn less than 200% above the Federal Poverty Level. In partnership with the School District of Manatee County, TAPP (Teenage Parents Program) students also participate in School Readiness.

Nearly 4,000 children are in the School Readiness program and 3,000 are in the Voluntary Prekindergarten. Placing more children in the School Readiness program enables parents to be employed or pursue educational goals. Program funds are disbursed to the child care providers under contract with the Coalition.

Children in School Readiness benefit from the health screening services and early education programs provided by the Coalition to its contracted child care providers.

Budget $15,600,000
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success

The School Readiness program helps children and families prepare for entering school. The School Readiness program is in such high demand that the Coalition keeps an active waiting list between 300 to 600 children. Reaching more families with School Readiness assistance also produces a social-emotional benefit to families which is not always measurable. It gives parents an opportunity to complete educational goals, become gainfully employed, and have a stable lifestyle. Strengthening the family’s structure in this way creates a home environment where children can thrive.

Long Term Success

The long-term success of School Readiness assistance is being measured through a unique child identifier program currently being implemented with the collaboration of the School District of Manatee County (SDMC). SDMC supplies the Coalition with a unique identifier for each child that can be assigned as early as birth. Through this identifier, all programs and services provided by the Coalition are tracked. When the child enters school, the data can be analyzed for the effectiveness of the Coalition’s programs and services as well as flow back to SDMC for the child.

Program Success Monitoring

Based on the Kindergarten readiness assessment in Manatee County, 85% of the children actively participating in the School Readiness and VPK programs test as ready. The Florida Office of Early Learning maintains this information for the entire state.


Program Success Examples

Recently a school readiness program recipient said: “After becoming a single parent, I chose to enroll in nursing school and transitioned into the RN program. It is extremely difficult to find reliable child care that is affordable and trustworthy. The Coalition helped immensely and decreased the amount of stress that comes along with being a single parent.” 


The Coalition promotes early learning and reading readiness. Nemours BrightStart is a reading readiness program used this year in 16 classrooms with 250 children. Forty percent of the children were at-risk for not being ready to read. Early Steps to School Success is a national Save The Children program the Coalition employs in rural, low-income areas. Through home visits and parenting groups, Early Steps helps with language skills and social/emotional development in children starting at birth. Raising A Reader is a national program in use for 4 years with 355 children in 32 classrooms and homes. Each child receives 100 books during the year to read with parents at home. The STEAM Machine is a 20-foot mobile outreach vehicle that visits six preschool classrooms weekly with lessons using science, technology, engineering, art, and math. BLOCK Fest program nurtures early math and science learning. This year ten local BLOCK Fest events took place involving 109 parents and 139 children.

Budget $100,000
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adults
Short Term Success
At year end, 83% of the Nemours children assessed as at-risk stepped up to average reading readiness.
Long Term Success

Three of the five programs above promote reading or reading skills and directly involve parents. Our focus on reading and early learning makes us a natural partner in the Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading. In June, we were present in Denver to receive the “Pacesetter Award” from the national campaign sponsored by the Patterson Foundation. Our involvement in reading and early literacy sprouts new programs and expands existing ones every year.

Program Success Monitoring

Success for Nemours and Early Steps is monitored with standardized educational assessments and the results are stored in the Coalition’s database. Classroom teachers administering the Raising A Reader program, along with parents, receive training and pre- and post- surveys concerning the program. Raising A Reader is entering its fifth year of use and remains well-received. The STEAM Machine is so popular after two months in use, a second STEAM Machine is in the planning stage. Manatee County’s local libraries schedule BLOCK Fest is a regular monthly for Saturdays or early evenings when young families may attend.

Program Success Examples

Nemours: “After conducting the midyear ‘Get Ready to Read’ assessments, we discovered that 80% of our qualifying students were no longer performing below average on the assessment.” A+ Growing Academy

Early Steps: At the start of the program, a young pregnant teen named Melanie signed up. “I heard the program was about books and reading and I really wanted my baby to learn to read. The literacy part of the program was the most important to me,” Melanie said, as she cradled four-month old Esmeralda. “The Early Childhood Coordinator has helped me learn parenting skills and helped me get out of the depression I was in. She helped me to prepare and get ready for the baby.”

The Coalition gives hearing, vision, and developmental child screenings to children, 2-months to 5-years of age, and averages 45 screenings per week. The Coalition’s Child Development staff provide screenings in the office and at contracted child care centers. A toll-free Warm Line is available to parents and child care providers to assist with children w special needs. Early detection of developmental delays helps children to reach their fullest potential and enter kindergarten ready. Child Development specialists work to expand child care options for children with disabilities by supporting their inclusion in early childhood settings. Through the support and close partnership with Manatee County Children’s Services, our staff is always available to screen the children of Manatee County. To further promote childhood health, the Coalition introduced WAVE Fitness this summer to combat childhood obesity. Currently, the Wave Fitness program is used with 4-year-olds.
Budget $35,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Child Care
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Other Named Groups
Short Term Success

90% of the families with children identified with possible developmental delays report learning two strategies to use with their children to encourage progress in the affected areas of development.

Long Term Success
As reported by the School District of Manatee County, 85% of children funded through the Coalition enter school ready to learn, with developmental and physical delays having been identified, and appropriate referrals made.
Program Success Monitoring

In the past year, the Coalition has screened over 2,100 children. Approximately 700 children received Early Care Plans with age and skill specific activities for families to use at home. Another twenty children needed further evaluation. Coalition staff helps parents connect to the appropriate community agencies.

Program Success Examples

“During a recent classroom observation, I detected a child exhibiting behavior difficulties, so I immediately helped the parent through the referral process. The preschool teacher later told me the child had entered an Exceptional Student Education program and was doing well.” Tina, Screening & Assessment Inclusion Specialist at the Coalition

Description The Coalition recognizes there are benefits to working together and adding value. Through a grant opportunity, 46,505 quality children’s books were received and given this year. With these books, our 'home grown' reading programs – Every Child A Reader and Deputy Friendly engage volunteers to read in preschool classrooms to 4,000 children. Over 29,000 books are given at local events, such as Literacy for the Holidays, Holiday around the Ranch, Party in the Park, Lakewood’s BOO Fest, Manatee County Fair, MLK Day, and Kiwanis’ Christmas in August. The Coalition’s bi-monthly family magazine, NEXTGEN, circulates through 35,000 school children and family-friendly businesses. The Cracked Fairy Tales event provides 850 children an opportunity to see a live stage performance at the Manatee Performing Arts Center twice yearly. PEARLS (Preschool Emergency Alert Response Learning System) is a recent program which educates and actively alerts child care facilities to local emergency situations.
Budget $100,000
Category Education, General/Other Literacy
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Families
Short Term Success

The literacy events have improved the Coalition’s visibility in the community. The Coalition provided books and book gift baskets to 100 different events, schools, and organizations this year.

Long Term Success

By fulfilling the mission to encourage early reading and promote literacy, the Coalition has been able to attract many organizations as partners and support many needs in the community.

Program Success Monitoring

The Coalition’s Literacy Coordinator tracts the number of children’s books given in the office, to other organizations, at community events, and at preschools for read-aloud programs. This past year, 46,505 books were distributed.

Program Success Examples

Heather Doyle, President Elect of the Bradenton Kiwanis, told us, “Every Child A Reader is a magical time where you get to read a book to these amazing kids, and give them each a copy of the book to bring home. Seeing the excitement on their faces warms my heart and makes me feel like I am truly making a difference.”

After the Literacy for the Holidays event, a parent wrote, “My daughter received a lovely book with beautiful illustrations from her preschool in Palmetto. The book had a label from the Manatee Early Learning Coalition. I am writing to thank you for sending this book home for my daughter and to let you know how excited she was to receive it! We enjoyed reading the story and completing the activity together. In this holiday season where so many children are very focused on toys it was very special to receive a beautiful book and share the excitement of reading and retelling the familiar story with my daughter.”

Children deserve and parents should expect high quality care and learning opportunities from the child care facilities and the before/after school programs from which they must choose. The Coalition's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) asks child care providers to perform a self-study of their operations in seven areas. The scores are combined into one final score and the provider is assigned a star level rating. The star ratings are available to parents to assess the quality of the early child care and education being provided by the facility. The Coalition also offers services to providers to improve and enhance quality. These services include professional development/in-service training opportunities, an annual local early childhood conference, technical assistance both onsite and in the Coalition office, curriculum/materials, such as project-based learning opportunities in before/after school programs, and quality improvement planning, when appropriate. Child care facilities in the QRIS evaluation process are reviewed annually to retain their star rating.

Budget $120,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Child Care
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success

The Coalition implemented the QRIS program in 2011. Of the current 23 participants, 96% are at or above a 3-star level.

Long Term Success

Studies of early childhood programs have concluded that the higher the quality of the program, the higher the outcomes for the children. Studies of before/after school programs have demonstrated that students attending high-quality programs improved reading and math grades, as well as improved performance on state assessments. The ultimate goal would be to have 100% participation by School Readiness providers in the QRIS program with all participants performing at 3, 4, or 5 star levels, and 100% of before/after school programs seeking to enhance school curriculum and programming.

Program Success Monitoring
Review and validation of the QRIS self-study includes onsite observations and ratings using the Environment Rating Scales. In before/after school programs, the School-Age Environment Rating Scale is used for performance and tracking observations. Monitoring is performed by Coalition and Manatee County staff.
Program Success Examples
"We have been diligently working on it for the last month and have come across many areas that we need and have improved on. As good as we all think we are, there always seems to be areas of improvement. So, I wanted to say thank you, thank you for choosing us and thank you for implementing this in Manatee County to improve the quality of those of us that serve children" stated by a center provider.
"The resources purchased will be used in every aspect of learning for the development of each child in our center” noted by another provider.


CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Paul A Sharff
CEO Term Start Oct 2008
CEO/Executive Director Email psharff@elc-manatee.org
Paul Sharff has been an advocate for children for many years.  His dedication to children's issues has led him to serve on the Board of Directors of the Manatee Education Foundation, Take Stock in Children Foundation, Police Athletic League, Stewart Elementary School Advisory Committee, and King Middle School Advisory Committee.  Mr. Sharff has also served as a Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Commissioner and Vice President of the Manatee County Housing Finance Authority.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Karen Holman Chief Financial Officer
Sharon Oakes Chief Operations Officer
Pamela Parmenter Quality Initiatives Program Manager
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 38
Part Time Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % 85
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 0
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
The Coalition collaborates with Manatee County Government, Suncoast Workforce, Head Start, Healthy Start, Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Safe Children’s Coalition, State College of Florida and the Foundation for State College of Florida, Whole Child Manatee, Manatee Sheriff’s Department, Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, Manatee Sunrise Kiwanis Club, Manatee Education Foundation, Manatee County Housing Authority, Manatee Children’s Services, HOPE Family Services, Salvation Army, Turning Points, Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness, Jewish Families and Children's Services, Manatee Hope, United Way, School District of Manatee County, Family Partnership Center, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays Foundation, Lions Club of Bradenton, Safe Kids Coalition (All Children’s Hospital), Florida Association for the Education of Young Children, Manatee Association for the Education of Young Children, Florida Family Child Care Home Association, Home Child Care Providers Association of Manatee County, Take Stock in Children, American Red Cross, Family Network on Disabilities, Manatee County Government Children’s Services Advisory Board, Hernando DeSoto Historical Society, Department of Children and Families Child Care Licensing, Pinellas County Schools Child Care Worker Training Program. Our most important collaboration is with our early care and education child care providers in Manatee County. 
Association of Early Learning Coalitions2017
Manatee Chamber of Commerce2017
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External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Pacesetter AwardNational Grade Level Reading Campaign2017
Champion of ChildrenTake Stock in Children of Manatee County2017
Exceptional Leadership, Paul Sharff, CEOTake Stock in Children of Manatee County2017
MLK Day of Service Recognition & AppreciationState College of Florida2017
Non Profit Board of the Year - EducationTampa Bay Business Journal2016
Outstanding Advocate, Paul Sharff, CEOFlorida Association of Early Learning Coalitions2016
Non Profit of the Year - EducationTampa Bay Business Journal2015
Silver Charlie Award to NEXTGEN Family MagazineFlorida Magazine Association2015
Business Partner Empowerment AwardManatee Chamber of Commerce & School District2015
Risk Management Provisions
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization Updated documents for the Strategic Plan and Communication Plan are in progress at this time.
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Document Destruction Policy
Board Chair
Board Chair Howard Veltz
Company Affiliation Governor Appointee
Board Term June 2013 to Apr 2017
Board Chair Email HveltzCPA@yahoo.com
Board Members
Board Members
Robert Bell Private Sector
Patrick Cassella Manatee County Sheriff's Office
James Chatham M.D.Manatee Diagnostic Center
James Disbro CareerSource Suncoast Designee
Dr. April Fleming State College of Florida
Marjani Jones Greenbriar Rehabilitation
Rachel Kendzior Speech Language Pathologist
Debbie Kibler Special Needs Representative
Deborah Ludwig A Readiness Learning Academy, Director
Dr. Carla McGill Manatee County Health Department Designee
Joseph Miller Community Volunteer
Andrew Minor Merrill Lynch
Adam Mohammadbhoy Private Sector Business
Diane Neeves Self-Employed
Dr. Sharon Otis Self-Employed
Jennifer Passmore Manatee County Commissioners Appointee
Kathy Patreka Head Start Director
Timothy Pye ASI Underwriters
Michael Rampino Fire Chief, North River Fire District
Christina Riggio Therapeutic Specialist
Rev. Nathan Speck-Ewer Episcopal Priest and Educator
Len Tabicman Self-Employed
Dr. Robin Thompson Manatee County School District
Howard Veltz Veltz CPA
Mary Beth Wehnes Department of Children & Family Services
Madison Wells Leslie Wells Realty
Lupita Wells Retired
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 23
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 12
Female 14
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 64
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 75
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 20
Standing Committees
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Board Governance
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month July
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month June
Fiscal Year End Day 30
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $21,252,848.00
Projected Expenses $21,252,848.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$19,695,603$18,576,133$19,118,265
Individual Contributions$20,909$41,077$20,601
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$128
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$26,974$19,078$8,854
Revenue In-Kind$102,594$87,664$2,200
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$19,074,023$18,156,517$18,644,357
Administration Expense$1,114,290$954,519$860,325
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.010.991.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%95%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$2,026,049$1,833,859$1,937,394
Current Assets$1,998,468$1,800,510$1,898,276
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,710,877$1,656,780$1,631,297
Total Net Assets$315,172$177,079$306,097
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Federal $10,609,800Government Grants - Federal $10,124,394Government Grants - Federal $10,643,263
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - State $6,573,853Government Grants -State $6,625,520Government Grants - State $6,568,395
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Local $2,511,950Government Grants - Local $1,715,026Government grants - Local $1,740,000
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $125,001 - $150,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.171.091.16
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they were not separated in the 990s or audits.  Financial figures were taken from the Federal 990s for tax years 2010 and subsequent years, and from the audited financial statements for tax year 2009 as the organization was deemed exempt from filing a Federal 990 for that year.  For tax years 2011 and 2010, the Federal tax returns and audited financial statements reconcile.  Financial information for 2017 was taken solely from the organization's audited financial statements as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.  The value of in-kind contributions is included in revenue in the audited financial statements.
Nonprofit Early Learning Coalition Of Manatee County Inc
Address 600 8th Avenue W. Ste. 100
Palmetto, FL 34220
Phone 941 757-2900