Exchange Club Family Partnership Center of Manatee County Inc (dba Parenting Matters)
602 3rd Street East
Bradenton FL 34208
To strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect in at risk families through comprehensive parenting education and support services.
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Katrina J. Bellemare
Board Chair Mrs. Julie Rothfeld
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
Parenting Matters
Exchange Club Family Partnership Center of Manatee County, Inc.
Former Names
Family Partnership Center
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1996
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2017
State Registration Yes Dec 2017
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement
Last Year’s Impact
1. 2,201 parents and children (a 45% increase) served, with 95%+ outcome successes.
2. The adoption preservation & support program, served 31 families (75 children).
3. Hired Marketing & Dev Manager to expand our reach into the community.
4. Expanded Musical Motion from 3 to 5 classes to help children ages 0-5 reach important developmental milestones and to teach parents effective parenting strategies.
5. 2 staff certified as instructors of the Mind in the Making Program.
This Year's Goals
1. Address the 103% increase in child removal rates in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. 1,025 local children are lingering in out-of-home care(the highest in over a decade) because their parents are unable to safely care for them.
2. Strengthen board diversity to fulfill organization’s needs, mission, and strategic vision.
3. Engage business and community leaders
Needs Statement

1. Financial support to provide services to combat the increase (103% from 2013-2016) in removal rates of children due to child abuse ($3,000.00/family)

2. Businesses interested in joining our Compassionate Companies annual corporate investment program (sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $10,000).

3. Board Members with human resources and/or fund development expertise.

4. Volunteer needed in the office a few hours weekly to provide administrative assistance, such as: data entry, filing, answering phones, etc.

5. Scholarships for families to attend our Chosen Families weekend retreat for post-adoption support ($500 per family).

Background Statement

The organization was founded in 1992 by a few caring professionals working in child welfare and education, and a local Exchange Club. Their mission was to provide education and support to at risk families in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. The mission remains unchanged today. They helped 3 families in 1993. In 1996 the organization became a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt corporation.

In 2003, Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), based on successful outcomes, asked us to provide the primary parenting services for court assigned Manatee County residents. In 2006, Sarasota County residents were added; these contracts continue.

Parenting Matters, formally Family Partnership Center, is now one of 67 Child Abuse Prevention Centers nationally (one of 6 in Florida) affiliated with the National Exchange Club (NEC). NEC has a strict accreditation process to ensure compliance with professional standards to maintain a high degree of quality in their programs and business operations. We pay no dues, yet have regular access to the latest research and best practices. Our in-home “Parent Partner Program” is their Evidence-Based “Parent Aide Program” designed to prevent child abuse and neglect. We received the highest rating possible (AAA) in our last accreditation review.

Factors that distinguish our organization:

1. We have focused solely on quality parenting education and support for families in our community for 23 years.

2. We have a highly Skilled and trained program team: all have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, many with master's including: a substance abuse counselor, a former director of Easter Seals Child Development Center/ licensed special education teacher, a former Head Start teacher/home visiting supervisor, a master’s level psychologist, and a licensed social worker. 43% are bilingual (Spanish)

3. We offer customized programs (not “cookie cutter”) to meet the individual needs of each family and serve them as long as it takes parents to internalize their learning and thereby be able to permanently change inappropriate parenting behaviors. We assess every parent and draw from variety of curriculum to meet the needs each parent enrolled, an approach supported by research as most successful.

4. We offer a continuum of programs to meet the unique needs of each family: weekly in home visitation, weekly support groups, workshops and classes.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments We serve families throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.  We travel to families' homes and hold programs in several facilities throughout the service area.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

My involvement with Family Partnership Center (FPC) has grown far beyond what I ever imagined it would. I came to the agency through the often-traveled path of membership in the National Exchange Club. This is a nationwide service club that originally helped in the formation of FPC, some 25 years ago. The local Exchange Clubs are business-networking groups and I joined to promote my newly-formed insurance agency in 2010. Each week, a representative from FPC would attend our meetings and inform members of the work and mission of FPC. I was immediately struck by the importance of their work and was happy that our networking group was supporting them financially, albeit in a minor way.

I recall very clearly that FPC's Executive Director, at the time quoted that "keeping a child in the foster system costs about $64,000 per year." He went on to remark that "the average stay in the system is about five years." Thus, a clear moral and ethical issue also had a financial component that was impossible to ignore.

I had not drawn the connection between positive parenting and the long term impact for the children and parents in our community. The more I learned about the agency, the more I wanted to know, and I was eventually asked to join the board of FPC. I was honored to be asked, though unsure how much I could contribute. This was also a time of transition for the FPC Board, and several members left while others were recruited. The Executive Director retired, allowing the current incumbent, Katrina Bellemare, to step into his role. Katrina demonstrated a capacity for inclusion that was infectious and the board seemed to follow her lead. We really pulled together as a board, with each member actively participating in many aspects of the agency.

By this time, I had been invited to join the Executive Board and was asked, in late 2013, to take over as President of the agency. Once more, I was honored and wanted to accept, but I was unable to take the position until later in 2014; I had always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail and 2014 was going to be my year. I had sold my insurance agency and retired, so I started organizing the hike in conjunction with fund-raising for FPC on the back of my efforts. When I was away, the board really stepped up and organized an event for my return. We managed to raise nearly $10,000.

I have been President since October 2014 and look forward to the future. I have a strong, supportive board, an empathetic and committed Executive Director, and an agency that proudly impacts our community in a positive way. FPC is no longer Manatee County's "best-kept secret," and I hope to be able to be part of this wonderful agency and its mission for many years to come.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Our vision is to ensure all families in our community have access to the skills and support to effectively parent their children.

Parenting Matters is unique in its ability to customize services to meet the ever-changing landscape that parents face. There is no degree in parenting. Babies do not come with instructions. Yet, parenting is one of the most important vocations. The "family unit" has evolved so that extended family is no longer next door or nearby, in fact, may be thousands of miles away. There are more single parents. For many, parenting is more difficult than ever before.

Our staff, at Parenting Matters, is degreed, experienced, and dedicated. Intercepting negative behaviors by promoting positive ones takes time and skilled educators. We provide both. Research shows the best vehicle to protect children and promote healthy development is to improve parenting skills.  Parents play the largest role in a child’s development. By helping parents, we are helping children thrive and lead productive lives.

Parenting Matters was founded to help parents become stronger parents. While we have expanded our programs to address child maltreatment, our focus continues to be on promoting healthy development through child abuse prevention. Research shows that for every $1 invested in prevention, up to $10 in treatment can be avoided.

We believe all parents want to do the best job possible. We know that by providing effective parenting education the result is enhanced parenting skills and optimal outcomes for children. Whether it’s a first-time parent, teenage mom, grandparent with custody of grandchildren, or experienced parent, we can help build a stronger family.

Parent Partner Program is an evidence-based in-home parenting education program designed to strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment through weekly sessions with a professional Parenting Educator. This program targets at risk families with children ages 0-12 in need of parenting skills and behavior coaching.  We use emergent, research-based curriculum (integrating a variety of standardized curriculum) that focus on protective factors which enable parents to understand their children and cope with negative child behaviors in a variety of positive, safe ways.
The U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect has identified in home parenting education as the most promising method of preventing child maltreatment.  The program is customized to support the individual’s learning styles, interests, risk factors, and current needs.  A personalized case plan is prepared for each family with targeted outcomes that are constantly monitored and measured.
Budget $232,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families At-Risk Populations Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success

90% of parents completing 20 home visits will increase safe and effective parenting skills and behaviors to reduce their assessed risk factors for child abuse.

A comprehensive risk assessment is completed and used to create a Family Support Plan focusing on protective factors (child safety, problem solving skills, parenting skills, and social supports) to reduce their assessed risks.

Long Term Success This evidence-based program is designed to strengthen families and prevent child abuse.  Research support these long term benefits for families and the community: “Effective parenting education programs have been linked with decreased rates of child abuse and neglect, better physical, cognitive and emotional development in children improved parent-child communication, reduced youth substance abuse, and more effective parental monitoring and discipline.” Small, S. A./ Mather, R. S. 2009

Programs like this will reduce devastating outcomes for children and save our community millions of dollars in treatment. Abused and neglected children often have attachment disorders, social adjustment difficulties and inadequate school readiness skills. As these young victims grow, they are at high risk for teen pregnancy, juvenile crime, gang involvement, substance abuse, school failure and health/mental health problems.  DCF estimates the cost of foster care to be $64,377/child/year.

Program Success Monitoring

The Center, as part of the National Exchange Foundation, has access to effective evaluation methods enabling program staff to exchange information on research and effective teaching tools and materials. Our staff has also participated in government and United Way outcomes training.  

Indicators of Program Success: (1) Ongoing Parenting Educator notes documenting parent’s reporting of information learned and demonstration of new skills; (2) parent’s reporting improvement in targeted areas and post test results: Eyberg Child Behavior Index; and (3) Post Program Survey completed by parent providing their written evaluation of what was learned, what environmental changes have occurred, and how they have used what they have learned.
Program Success Examples

Rosalba called the Family Partnership Center out of desperation. Her marriage was shaky and she could barely stand being with her four children.  Screaming and fighting had become their way of life. Rosalba felt trapped, isolated, and suicidal.

 Her Parenting Educator helped her see the importance of setting rules and limits, having routines and logical consequences.  The home environment slowly became peaceful, loving and secure. She began to look forward to spending time with her kids.  No longer feeling alone, she relaxed enough to enjoy being a mom and truly nurture her children.

Simple words spoken by their oldest, Maria, gave testament to this family’s life-altering and successful transformation:  “Mommy, I thought you were a mean mommy because you yelled at me so much.  But your teacher has helped you become a good mommy and I wouldn’t trade you for all the toys in this world!”


Musical Motion is unique class where parents and their preschoolers participate interactively while exploring music, sign and foreign language, as well as ABC’s and 123’s. Sessions of Musical Motion focus on creative activities to build preschoolers’ social skills and enhance brain development. Using puppets, parachutes and scarves, children learn about the Forty Developmental Assets, health, safety, and motor skill development – all while parents share information and tips for effective parenting. For many children this is the first time they are being introduced to a semi-formal structured class (free play, craft, book, and music/motion). The skills learned during this crucial developmental period, as well as the inherent love for literacy and learning will be a foundational cornerstone children will build on for the rest of their academic years and in their own careers.

Classes are offered in several locations throughout the community in English and Spanish.

Budget $21,500
Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Families
Short Term Success

90% of parents will develop a better understanding of their children’s behavior and growth development. Parents will also learn and report using new parenting information, strategies and/or skills and help their children gain skills needed for school readiness, literacy and language development.

Long Term Success

Research shows many long-term benefits for this program model: “Toddlers in a program that encouraged interaction and play with their mothers, grew into adults with higher IQs, greater educational attainment and less involvement in violence than kids who did not receive the early stimulation.The most exciting finding was the reduction in violent behavior” said Dr. Susan Walker, the lead researcher and a professor at the University of the West Indies. Dr. Bernard Dreyer, a pediatrics professor at New York University School of Medicine, said “the results show that the benefits of early childhood stimulation can ripple for years – increasing the likelihood of excelling in school and avoiding violence. Children who were stimulated were also 65 percent less likely to be involved in fights and violent crime as adults, and they performed better in math and reading tests.”

Program Success Monitoring

Our outcomes are based on scientific factors that are shown to affect the health, safety, and early development of young children. Outcomes are measured through a combination of subjective assessments, observation, surveys and pre/post-tests.

Program Success Examples At one of our “Musical Motion” groups, Rhonda C. stayed to tell me about her participation in the program. She could not say enough about the impact this musical motion has had on her parenting and her life. Her experience with this program has been, in her own words, "life changing." She was so withdrawn and guarded the first few times she came to group, she barely spoke to me or the parents. We did learn that she has 3 children under the age of 3, the oldest being a very "spirited" boy who has, under his mother’s direction and with this group’s help, learned important social skills and how to settle into the “Musical Motion” routine. He was all over the place the first few times he came to Musical Motion and I can observe how much more consistent Rhonda is with him. She now routinely stays after the group to socialize with the other moms while the children play on the playground. She is no longer isolated and seems to be truly enjoying the supportive network of Musical Motion.
The Active Parenting Program is a 12-session  group series that provides parents with effective tools to deal with the day-to-day issues of raising children. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers of children ages 0-17 meet with professional parenting educators to discuss common parenting challenges like communication, listening skills, family bonding, child development, family safety, literacy, family dynamics, discipline, and temperament. Parents are also encouraged to bring up topics they want to learn about such as overcoming language and cultural barriers, bullying, and school success. 
Active Parenting Plus is a combination of this parenting group along with in home sessions to address families' specific needs between sessions.  This successful, cost-effective model is designed for families needing a strong support system as well as specialized education. 
Budget $31,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Short Term Success

90% of parents will develop a better understanding of their children's growth and development; as well as increase their knowledge of community resources, reduced isolation, and increase their confidence in their parenting ability (risk factors).

Long Term Success

Group topics correlate to the 6 Protective Factors that research has shown to reduce risk factors for child abuse and neglect. All groups are tailored to the needs of parents with similar interests (teen moms, Spanish Speaking parents, parents of newborns, parents of children with special needs, etc.). By offering various group formats, we are able to target and address risk factors common to the group and provide education and support to reduce these risks so children are safe and able to reach their full potential.

Program Success Monitoring

Post Program Surveys are completed by parents to provide their written evaluation of what was learned, what environmental changes have occurred, and how they have used what they have learned. 

Program Success Examples Jose and Monica, came to our group because their youngest child had been removed from them by the State. Their child had gotten hurt while at her babysitter’s but Jose and Monica did not seek prompt medical attention due to the fact that they did not think she was “that” hurt.

At first, their attitude was one of anger and fear. All they could talk about was how unfair the removal of their child was. They also thought that we were part of the State agency that had “taken” their child. Little by little, step-by-step, Jose and Monica came to see our group as a support group where they could learn and express their thoughts and feelings without being judged. Jose and Monica started participating more. They started joining conversations and discussions, and the rest of the group found their comments helpful. The group itself started seeing them as “good role models.”

 The support, encouragement, and parenting skills they have learned helped them reunite safely with their daughter.
Description This is a group parenting education and support program offered to parents recovering from addiction. We work with parents who have been struggling with addiction and with parents who are parenting substance-exposed newborns. Parenting for families struggling with the added stress of addiction and/or early recovery can be overwhelming. Taking care of a substance exposed newborn is also challenging: babies lose their ability to self-regulate their bodies which makes them crankier, inconsolable, and unable to drink formula and many other "symptoms" that require the parent to have special skills and added coping/patience to handle the situation without ending in abuse and/or neglect. Referrals for families misusing/abusing prescription drugs throughout the County are at epidemic proportions. According to DCF, substance abuse is one of the top reasons for child abuse reports and removals.
Budget $12,500
Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Short Term Success

90% of parents will increase confidence in parenting ability, (enabling parent to try new things and be in authority) and increased knowledge of child development. (risk factor), while increasing the positive behaviors of one child or decreased challenging behaviors of the child (risk factor).

90% of parents will learn pro-active methods to stay “clean” and learn to deal with their addiction while employing positive coping skills.

Long Term Success

Parents will have an increase in protective factors that research has shown to reduce risk factors for child abuse and neglect. Parents who are able to maintain their sobriety will be equipped to provide a safe nurturing environment for their children and enable them to reach their full potential.

Program Success Monitoring

Parent and Parenting Educator will evaluate each session at its conclusion as to what targeted indicators were learned and the parent’s intent to apply that information before the next scheduled group.

Parenting Educator will keep ongoing notes documenting parent’s reporting of information learned and demonstration of new skills.

Parents complete a Post Program Survey to provide their written evaluation of what was learned, what environmental changes have occurred, and how they have used what they have learned.

Program Success Examples Clare R. came to our agency referred by First Step of Sarasota. She had a history of drug abuse but had been clean for 18 months following her participation in the Mothers and Infants program. She is a single mom of a daughter, Ashley, 2 years old.  She was an abused child and admits that she got involved in drugs to numb the painful memories.  She is convinced that this support group is “her lifeline” and that when she attends meetings every week, it encourages, it makes her accountable and it reminds her how important she is to her child. In her own words, “it puts everything else into perspective.” She says it helps her “remember the reasons that she is remaining clean.” Clare is hungry to learn new parenting tools and is always open and honest in her shortcomings.  Sometimes she cannot wait until her scheduled weekly session and she calls the facilitator to share her challenges or successes with what she is learning! 

Chosen Families is a unique, multi-faceted support program for adoptive families integrating best practices and significant agency collaboration. Family Partnership Center has formally partnered with Family Resources and Family Network on Disabilities Manasota to utilize our community’s existing expertise and provide a continuum of quality adoption preservation and support services. Collectively, Chosen Families’ agencies will provide Service Coordination, Counseling, Parenting Education, Respite Care, and Educational Advocacy to address the vast needs of adoptive parents and children alike. Services are available in the family’s home, in office, and in community groups. Manatee County Government identified the need for this program when researching the overwhelming number of children being returned to foster care and a lack of adequate resources in Manatee County. Family Partnership Center developed the Chosen Families program to address these needs from prevention to treatment.

Budget $407,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Adoption
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success
Outcomes were developed by Manatee County Government:
1)  Of the parents participating in parent training and/or coaching services for a minimum of 3 months, 70% will demonstrate an increase in parenting skills competency as measured by the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC).
2)  Of the parents participating in parent training sessions for a minimum of 6 months, 80% will demonstrate an increased level of commitment to their adoptive children as measure by a Pre and Post Commitment Scale.
3)  Of the parents who have received ongoing post adoptive services for a minimum of 6 months, 85% will demonstrate lower stress as measured by the Parent Stress Index (PSI).
Long Term Success

Of the families completing 12 months or more of post adoptive support services, 90% will demonstrate an increased level of commitment to their adoptive children as measured by a Pre and Post Commitment Scale and report no disruption of the child’s placement within the adoptive family home for 6 months or more.

Program Success Monitoring

In addition to agency and program training, staff will undergo up to 50 hours of adoption-competency training to provide quality, intensive services.

Program-wide outcome measurement tools include: Parenting Sense of Competence Scale, Commitment Scale, and Parent Stress Index.

Each provider will also utilize their program-specific tools to assess client success including case notes, pre/post evaluations, and additional testing.

Program Success Examples
This is a pilot program beginning October 2015.  Success stories to come soon.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Katrina J. Bellemare
CEO Term Start Apr 2013
CEO/Executive Director Email
Katrina Bellemare joined the staff of Parenting Matters in 2008.  She has a BSW and 17 years of experience in the social service field including direct and administrative services, management, and financial accounting.  She is passionate about helping children and families.  Her work history includes international adoption, children's crisis shelter, after school programs, and children's mental health facility.
Katrina has participated in numerous training programs in fundraising and leadership. She is also active in the community (Chamber of Commerce, Exchange Clubs).
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
David E. Potter June 2002 - Mar 2013
Susan Swartz 1994 - 1999
Senior Staff
Mrs. Katrina Bellemare Executive Director
Mrs. Barbara Brownell Program Director
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 7
Volunteers 110
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Preventing child abuse and neglect in at risk families often involves a team of support. With 24 years of credibility, we are frequently asked to lead a team or to be a key player. Some of the providers we work with frequently are: Safe Children Coalition (DCF), Habitat for Humanity, Hope Family Services (Domestic Violence), Public Libraries, Manatee County Government, Manatee and Sarasota County Schools, Jewish Children and Families, Centerstone (Mental Health), Coalition on Homelessness, Salvation Army, Healthy Start Coalitions, Early Learning Coalitions, Family Resources, and Family Network on Disabilities . 
Providers we work less frequently with are: Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Just for Girls, First Step, and Children First.
Collaborations are very helpful when they work for the betterment of the families and the agencies. They often require compromise and even concessions, but they can bring real synergy and effectiveness.
United Way Member Agency2008
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization1994
External Assessments and Accreditations
National Exchange Club Foundation2014
Risk Management Provisions
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Commercial General Liability
Professional Liability
General Property Coverage
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2016
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Julie Rothfeld
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term July 2017 to June 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Steve Adams Adams Insurance and Consulting
Nicholas Azzara Manatee County Government
Doug Booth Wagner Realty
Joey Brannon CPAAxiom CPA, P.A.
Dawn Custer BMO Harris Bank
Michele Ensminger Anderson & Associates
Valerie Filipski MSWDove
Gary Graham Ph. D.Retired Educational Program Director/Manager
Veronica Huzzard Super Insurance
Don Ide The Trophy Case
Ann S. Johnson Law Office of Ann S. Johnson PA
Valerie Longo PCI Communications
Bill MacArthur Community Volunteer
Gregg Pead CPARetired
Carol Peters RNFlorida Department of Health In Manatee Cty
Julie Rothfeld MHScCommunity Volunteer
Lauren Stanell Community Volunteer
Chris Williams Aginto Solutions
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 9
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
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
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Development / Board Orientation
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $818,483.00
Projected Expenses $818,483.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
IRS form 9902015
Audit/Financial Documents
2012 Audit2012
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$618,339$342,332$329,858
Administration Expense$65,599$46,926$44,490
Fundraising Expense$11,143$7,465$8,960
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.141.081.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%86%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%6%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$576,184$492,884$462,765
Current Assets$272,327$181,725$161,937
Long-Term Liabilities$214,309$216,611$235,964
Current Liabilities$31,574$44,747$25,854
Total Net Assets$330,301$231,526$200,947
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountChosen Families $358,054Parent Partner Program $135,262Contributions, gifts, grants $155,299
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountParent Partner Program $191,373Contributions, gifts, grants $115,195Parent Partner Program $68,853
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $142,251Chosen Families $111,102Care Coordination $67,789
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities8.634.066.26
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets37%44%51%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
We strongly discourage deficit spending and also prefer to avoid debt. We are committed to keeping our administrative costs below 12% by utilizing volunteers effectively, and by close adherence to budgetary spending. Also, gifts in kind are continuously solicited.

The goal is to allocate as much revenue directly to programs as possible.

80% of our operating costs are labor related (salaries, benefits, travel, training, and contractors)

We have been most successful in increasing government contracts and securing repeat private source donations.

Special events are always a challenge to produce a true net profit, after allocating staff costs.

Finally, FPC is audited numerous times annually and we have never incurred a material control weakness issue, or a qualified audit opinion.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990s and audit documents.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Federal tax returns and audited financial statements reconcile.
Nonprofit Exchange Club Family Partnership Center of Manatee County Inc (dba Parenting Matters)
Address 602 3rd Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Phone 941 756-3007