Trinity Charities
7225 LOCKWOOD RIDGE RD
SARASOTA FL 34243-4526
Mission
MISSION:  To provide assistance, support, and education for those affected by HIV/AIDS and for those in need in our community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Tara Booker
Board Chair Mr Richard Henry
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
TCI Suncoast
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2003
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2017
State Registration Yes 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $33,000.00
Projected Expenses $33,000.00
Impact Statement
2015 Accomplishments
 
Food Pantry
  • Distributed 45,049 pounds of food feeding an estimated 5,400 individuals through the food pantry. We served 13, 049 more pounds of food and 1,811 more individuals. 
  • 2016 Goals: To partner with Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton to help them establish a food pantry that can serve the community in between our distributions to help maintain food supplies in the homes of individuals and families. We also hope to continue to grow our pantry and service to the community. We also would like to grow the variety of things we can offer at our distributions, and would like to be able to supply personal hygiene supplies, toilet paper, laundry detergent, and other household needs on a more regular basis.
 Emergency Fund
  • Distributed $5,320 in Emergency Funds to 23 households.
  • 2016 Goals: Increase the available funds allocated for this program so we can increase our support to the HIV positive community when they have limited options.
HPWA (Healthy Persons With AIDS) 
  • Served an average of 25 clients per month, provided education to 300 clients in 2015 and subsidized $6,430 of nutritional supplements.
  • Provided nutritional supplements at a significant discount
  • 2016 Goals: Increase participation in this program across a broader demographic by developing a marketing and outreach plan.  Partner with community organizations to heighten awareness of HIV across age groups and race. Establish a program that will allow those that are now home bound access to our nutritional supplement program. 
 Pet Support
  • Partnered with Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. to provide veterinary care and a limited amount of pet food and cat litter. 
  • 2016 Goals: Continue to provide veterinary care and increase the amount of pet food/supplies that we can distribute.
Needs Statement
Expand healthy options in Food Bank
  • Fresh fruit & vegetables for each client twice a month--$21,600.00.
  • Fresh meat for each client twice a month--$12,000.00.
  • Adult multi-vitamins--$1,560.00.
  • Children's multi-vitamins for the 25% of our clients with children in the household--$500.00.
  • Paper products (toilet tissue, paper towels, tissues)--$7,200.00.
  • Oral care products (toothbrushes quarterly, toothpaste, floss)--$400.00.
  • Personal care products (soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion)--$2,800.00.
  • Feminine hygiene products--$1,800.00.
Pet Support
  • Dog food for our clients with canine companion animals for $2,600.00.
  • Cat food and litter for our clients with feline companion animals for $2,400.00.
HPWA
  • Provide nutritional supplements and education to help HIV positive people remain healthy and live a life of optimum wellness.
Background Statement
In 2003, Trinity Charities was established with a mandate and vision to fill unmet educational, supportive, recreational and preventive services for those affected by HIV/AIDS and to provide immediate financial assistance to those persons in need in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments
Our location on Lockwood Ridge Road is easily accessible to people from both Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Secondary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Tertiary Org Type Health Care
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

In 2015, we spent time assessing our organization and building capacity to ensure our continued growth and increase our impact on the community.  We've continued to grow our food pantry and fill a large need in our community.  We are also proud that we've been able to offer financial assistance, with limited restrictions, which has allowed us to provide some tools that contribute to the long-term sustainability of  clients rather than just offer a band-aid fix to a desperate situation.  In 2016, we will continue our plan to focus both inward and outward; expanding our community partnerships and relationships as well as our ability to serve those in need.   


Statement from the CEO/Executive Director


Programs
Description
  

The emergency fund provides assistance to people who are HIV positive and experience temporary financial situations.

Working with County Health Departments and other AIDS Service Organizations, TCI can provide assistance for a variety of needs including housing, utilities, and other things that contribute to the stability of someone's life.
Budget $10,620
Category Housing, General/Other Housing Expense Assistance
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS
Short Term Success
Based upon our criteria, we are able to meet all needs referred to us by our partnering community organizations. 
Long Term Success
We are able to meet the needs of people referred to us by case workers at our partner community organizations.
Program Success Monitoring
The case workers report that people we assist are able to move beyond their temporary crisis.
Program Success Examples
A  client was out of work for some time and let their insurance lapse on their vehicle.  They finally managed to secure employment at a business that was on the bus line so they would be able to make it to work. However, in order to start the job, they had to attend training in Tampa.  Our program was able to help them get their insurance  so they could attend training each day in Tampa, and they were able to move forward in their job and avoid homelessness.  
Comments
Program Comments by Organization

TCI is recognized in the communities we serve as being the organization that provides the support that other, larger organizations cannot. Our unique set of support services are delivered primarily to clients residing in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. 


CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Tara Booker
CEO Term Start Mar 2016
CEO/Executive Director Email tbooker@tcisuncoast.org
Experience
Masters Nonprofit Management/Public Administration
BA Sociology and Applied Social Relations; African American Studies focus
Certificate in Accounting
 
 
 
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Ms. Lori Babyak Sept 2015 - Mar 2016
Greg Kaspar Sept 2012 - Sept 2015
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 10
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
We are currently working on new collaborations that help to build awareness of HIV to a new generation and support our community in the most impactful way possible.
 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization

TCI is currently reviewing and making changes to operations and programming in order to make the best use of dollars with the highest return of impact possible while remaining focused on HIV and the community.

Multi-Media Comments by Organization We are in the process of redoing our logo and other collateral.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr Richard Henry
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Feb 2015 to Feb 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Gary Bruel Community Volunteer
Ms. Barbara Crabtree UFMCC
Ms. Sandy Gallagher retired
Mr Richard Henry Retired
Mr Henry Heuber Retired
Mr Jim Lachapelle Retail Manager
Mr. Joseph McKenzie Jr. Regal Entertainment
Mr Richard Trifari Case Worker
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 85
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

Mr. Richard Henry began his term as president of TCI in 2014 and began looking closely at the services provided by TCI, how partnerships with other agencies can be enhanced, and how to best serve our clients. Richard is continuing to assess and strengthen the organization by creating new policies and procedures and a strategic plan which includes sub plans for marketing and fundraising.

Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $33,000.00
Projected Expenses $33,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
990ez2015
IRS Form 990EZ2014
9902013
9902012
9902011
9902010
9902009
Form 9902008
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$32,146$39,431$33,135
Administration Expense$27,101$21,161$28,041
Fundraising Expense$0$6,646$878
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.790.961.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses54%59%53%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%14%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$64,535$76,252$78,717
Current Assets$64,535$70,761$74,693
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,129$238$185
Total Net Assets$63,406$76,014$78,532
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $32,278Contributions, gifts, grants $46,852Contributions, gifts, grants $49,227
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $14,229Patient Service Revenue $17,716Program Service Revenue $17,821
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $132Investment Income $152Investment Income $154
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities57.16297.32403.75
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization We are in the process of changing our fiscal year to start July 1, 2016
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990-EZ.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Trinity Charities
Address 7225 LOCKWOOD RIDGE RD
SARASOTA , FL 4526
Phone 941 355-0847

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