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

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

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Brandi Ezell
Board Chair Darrin Simone
Board Chair Affiliation 1st Choice Construction
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
0
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1987
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Apr 2018
State Registration Yes Dec 2017
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $386,720.00
Projected Expenses $363,905.00
IRS Letter of Determination
Letter of Determination 501 (c) 3View
Other Documents
SMART BrochureView
Impact Statement

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

2. SMART served 697 individuals and their families in 2016 while operating as a mostly volunteer  powered organization  with admin and fundraising costs of 3.11%.  Our volunteers logged in nearly 16,000 hours in 2016.  All of our instructors are certified through PATH Int'l.

3. SMART provides the following outreach programs:  Horse Power for Veterans and Their Families and our Warriors In Transition program, two programs that have served 219 veterans since 2009;  Horse Sense Literacy Program provided to 301 children in local schools, grades 3-5 since 2010;  Hope Reins! equine facilitated learning program provided to 7 women undergoing breast cancer treatments.

4. SMART partners with two local schools to provide equine facilitated learning programs.  1)  Just for Girls Academy  SMART GIRLS  (Girls Inspiring  Relationship, Leadership and Service.)  Since 2013, 458 girls have participated in this program designed to use interactions and empathy based activities with the horses in an environment of learning and self-discovery.  2) Beyond the Spectrum:  A weekly half-day program which includes riding therapy and equine facilitated experiential learning activities to students with autism spectrum disorder.  78 students have participated in this program since 2014.

5.  SMART has partnered with Selah Freedom since 2013 to provide an equine facilitated learning  program for 27 women who have been the victims of human trafficking.   
 
2017 Goals 
 
1.  Secure funding and support to cover our arena.
2.  Continue with the expansion of services and programs to increase revenue streams.
3.  Continue with the development of a broad base of financial support.
4.  Secure funding to pay down our mortgage.
5.  Continue with the development of a strong and active Board of Directors.
Needs Statement
Volunteers: As a mostly volunteer powered organization, we depend heavily on the generosity of spirit and time given to us by extraordinary people in our community. Continued and increased support will allow us to expand the numbers served as well as the offerings of all of our programs. We need volunteers to assist with lessons, help with facilities maintenance, care for horses, assist with fundraising and grant writing, and provide administrative support.
 
Financial Support is needed for:
Scholarships for riders:  $875 per year
Horse adoptions - 3 annual levels of support:  $250, $500 or $1000 
Volunteer support for supplies:  $600 per month 
General operations support:  All donations appreciated!
 
Cover for Arena: "Keep It Cool" project:  The construction of a cover for our existing arena will allow our center to provide year round services to all of our participants, protecting them (and our volunteers and horses) from the extreme summer heat and keeping our program operational in the event of inclement weather throughout the year:  $500,000.
 
Pay off the Farm!:  We have whittled down our mortgage balance to below $480K---and would love to be able to pay that off !  All of our hard work could then go directly toward providing services for our children and adults in need. 
 
Board Members:  Three highly motivated individuals willing to serve on our Board of Directors who bring leadership and nonprofit experience in donor development and strategic planning. 
Background Statement

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

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

In December of 2011, SMART purchased a permanent home at 4640 CR 675 E in Bradenton.
 
SMART has been a member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) since 1990 and became a Premier Accredited Center in April of 2013.
 
SMART was the Manatee County Special Olympics Equestrian Training Center from 1990-2012, a Partner Agency of the United Way of Manatee County from 1994 - 2016 and a supported agency of Manatee County Gov’t., Children’s Services Division from 1994 to present.
 
All of SMART's instructors are PATH Int'l certified and volunteer their time and talents. SMART currently has three paid employees, the Assistant Executive Director, the Admin Assist and the Barn Manager, with administrative costs of only 3.11%.   All other program staff, aides and administrative staff are volunteers.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
FL-Pinellas
FL- Hillsborough
Areas Served Comments
Most of our participants reside in Bradenton, Sarasota, Parrish, Palmetto, Ellenton and Myakka City.  A few participants reside in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Health Care
Tertiary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

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

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

Darrin Simone

Board Chair and President of SMART

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
2013 was a life changing year for me! I started volunteering at SMART and instantly fell in love with the horses, the participants and the other volunteers. It’s fun to see how those relationships, that started right here, have blossomed into lifelong friendships. When I became the Admin Assistant in 2014, I was able to see a whole other side of the organization and fell in love all over again. I am so excited and honored to be moving into this leadership role of administrative Executive Director for this organization I love so much. I have grown and learned a tremendous amount over the past 3 years---and each day continues to bring new challenges and new rewards. The ED position is a big job with a lot of responsibility...but much of it is all already familiar to me since I have worked so closely with the SMART Team for the past 3 years. I also know I have the support of the entire SMART family---the volunteers, staff and board members---and that feels really great. My hope is to continue to carry on the successful legacy of the past 30 years and continue with the same kind of attention to detail, respect, class and passion that has made this organization so special.
I'd love to meet you and hope you'll come out for a visit sometime soon!
Meanwhile, Happy Trails!
Brandi Ezell, Executive Director
Programs
Description

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

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

 

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

 

Long Term Success
  • Providing our services to all eligible individuals in need the benefits of therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Facilitating physical, cognitive and emotional  improvements in participants
  • Facilitating independent daily living skill development of participants through multi-task learning approach.
  • Imparting a sense of empowerment to our participants through inclusion and acceptance.
  • Providing a place of support and respite for the families of our participants.
  • Supporting the development of the future leaders of our community.  At SMART our teen and young adult volunteers find a safe and engaging place to grow and become responsible, caring, empathetic, accepting, aware and contributing members of our community.
Program Success Monitoring
SMART has been using Program Outcomes Measurements (POMs) to evaluate the success of the program since 2003. SMART measures physical improvements, cognitive growth and emotional well being in the participants, along with parent and caregiver impressions of the improvements they observe in their children as a result of participation in the program.  A Rider Profile is completed for every student with long term and short term goals clearly defined. The objectives are assigned and noted in the Lesson Plans as well as the Rider Progress Assessment. Written Progress Assessments are completed at the end of each session and are analyzed to track each rider’s accomplishments. SMART also uses an anonymous survey to rate the benefits of the program and observable increases in self esteem and confidence of the participants.  This survey is prepared and disbursed to the parents and caregivers twice a year at the end of each session (December and June).
Program Success Examples
For the last eleven years, an average of 86.90% our our Level B&C riders have achieved their identified objectives and 96.59% of Parents/Caregivers have reported an increase in their child's self-esteem and confidence due to their participation in the program.
Testimonials:
" My son has Down syndrome and going to his riding therapy lesson is the highlight of his week.  Since he began at SMART a year ago, he has progressed not only in his riding skills but also in his communication skills and confidence.  He becomes more independent every day and I believe strongly that SMART has had a lot to do with it.“
 
“My foster child came from an extremely abusive home where she was left to fend for herself for long periods of time. She struggles daily, physically and emotionally, from the wounds inflicted.  Riding has become her passion-- and the healing doors these horses and incredible people at SMART have opened have been awe inspiring.  This little girl seems to be very in tune to the horses and feels that SMART is “her place”. It’s a place where she feels safe, is not judged, and is encouraged to grow and feel love. Most importantly, it is a place where she has found joy---an experience her life has been sorely lacking.”
 
 
 
Description  SMART is providing monthly equine facilitated experiential learning (EFEL)workshops for veterans from Bay Pines VA.  The Warriors In Transition program assists veterans as they navigate the challenges of repeated deployment cycles as well as their eventual transition back to civilian life.  The workshop employs many equine facilitated experiential learning exercises focusing on leadership, team building and physical and emotional well-being.  The goal is to impart emotional intelligence competencies while conducting specifically designed, ground-based exercises with the horses.  Doing so cultivates creativity, adaptability, resiliency and positive communications skills.  These skills not only promote personal growth and development, but are also skills employers are looking for in the private sector.  By partnering with our horses, veterans learn to ask for space and set healthy boundaries, lead without force, relax without losing awareness and rebuild trust.
Budget $25,260
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Specific Populations
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Other Health/Disability Adults Other Named Groups
Short Term Success

Outcome # 1  75% of  veterans will report a decrease in depression after participating in the  Warriors In Transition workshop. Outcome # 2  75% of veterans will report an increased desire to socialize after participating in the Warriors In Transition workshop.   Indicators:  Percentage of participants who respond to Evaluation Question #5 and report a decrease in depression; percentage of participants who respond to Evaluation Question #5 and report an increase in desire to socialize  The anonymous survey has 11 questions, all pertaining to the benefits received from the program.  The question being analyzed for this outcome is Question #5:  Were there any overall improvements in the areas of concern noted by you during or after participation in this workshop?  Decreased depression; Increase in desire for socialization; Increased attention span; Decrease in hypersensitivity to touch and/or sound; Decrease in feelings of being out of control; No areas of concern/does not apply; Other. 

Long Term Success
In three sessions measured in 2016, 85.71% of veterans reported a decrease in depression after participating in the workshop;  100% reported an increased desire to socialize after the workshop. 

 

Program Success Monitoring
Long term success:  We have just recently tweaked our outcome measurements in order to focus on the serious issues the veterans in our program deal with as individuals diagnosed with PTSD.  Working with the therapists from Bay Pines, we determined that we wanted to track the effects of the program on the veterans personal response to improvements on their levels of depression and desire for socialization.   Using the verbal and written feedback from the veterans, as well as the therapists from Bay Pines, the curriculum is modified as needed to support ongoing success of the program.
Program Success Examples
Most of the veterans who participate in our program deal with PTSD issues.  At the end of each session, we hear the same, almost exact words from each of these veterans.  They repeatedly tell us how peaceful they feel after being at SMART.  
"I had chaos inside my head this morning---and now there is peace and tranquility."  "I felt peace for the first time in years.  For a vet with PTSD, that is a blessing.  I feel more prepared to greet tomorrow."  "When I got here, I felt outside myself and just watching, not sure what to expect.  Now, I feel peaceful...like the watcher became the doer..and be-er."  "I think coming out here was one of the best things I have done for myself.  I learned I CAN focus and stay in tune with things.  This was a blessing for me and to me." 
Description SMART's Hope Reins! equine facilitated learning program for women undergoing breast cancer treatments. The program is an all-encompassing horsemanship program that includes riding, driving, ground work and horse care. The ultimate goal is to expand this program to include any individual going through any kind of cancer treatments.  "It is a joy and a privilege to be part of the Hope Reins program. I look forward to it each week. It is a wonderful way to learn and grow past my everyday struggles with breast cancer and interact with other women living beyond the confines of breast cancer. What an inspiring program."  M. R.
Budget $10,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families of People with Cancer Females Families
Short Term Success
1.  Participants will learn basic horse-handling skills and feel comfortable working with and around them.
2.  Participants will learn to groom, tack up and ride at the walk and trot.
3.  Participants will learn the basics of horse care with an emphasis on developing a relationship with the horse based on respect and empathy.
Long Term Success
1.  85% of women completing the initial 8 week program will report an increase in emotional well-being.
2.  85% of women will report that during the 8 week program, they learned at least 10 new skills.
Program Success Monitoring
Program Outcome Measurements are used to track success.  Progress notes are kept on eash participant by the instructor.  An anonymous survey is completed by all participants at the end of the session to determine the progress toward the long term goals.
Program Success Examples "How grateful I am to be a part of this program. I wish this for others. It is such a wonderful feeling to get away from your cares and let your mind and body move forward. I’ve met and enjoy the company of a great group of gals. It is so rewarding to hear their laughter and see their smiles as we all let our cares go and relax as we learn about our horses, who seem to know more about us. The mounts are all well trained and the instructors are the BEST. They, too, know what we need to encourage us to be strong in body and spirit. Again, I’m very thankful for this program and all who make it possible. God Bless."
Description The SMART Horse Sense Literacy Program is designed to increase the desire of reading in children. Our goal is to spark excitement that will motivate children (and their families) to discover the joys of reading. When they meet and touch our horse, Magic, for the first time, the connection will ignite a powerful desire to “know more”. Magic is blind—and has had his eyes removed---so his disability, as well has his amazing abilities, are obvious to all. In this new-found magical world of horses, the children will want to question, imagine, learn and read. Additional subject areas incorporated in the lesson include: social studies (the nature and work of therapy animals and their role in human healing) science (the structure and function of the horse) and psycho/social (the awareness and development of relationships based on empathy and emotional intelligence.) 
Budget $22,910
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Families
Short Term Success
  • 75% of Participants will show an increased desire to read.
  • 60% of Participants will learn four new vocabulary words relating to horses or disabilities. 
  • 75% of Participants will show an increase in their understanding of people and animals with disabilities.
Long Term Success
  • 85% of children will read the entire book and will show an increase in knowledge of horses, disabilities and the concepts of empathy and respect.
Program Success Monitoring
  • Percentage of Participants of the first session who ask to receive a copy of the Horse Books to Read list. 
  • Percentage of Participants who demonstrate knowledge of pronunciation and definition of four new words from the first book during conversational post test with staff. 
  • Percentage of Participants who show an increase in their understanding of individuals and animals with disabilities as demonstrated by exit interviews conducted by program staff prior to leaving the farm.
Program Success Examples Book Recommendation given by Student in 4th Grade at Just for Girls: "I loved the book, Magic: One SMART Horse, and recommend it to everyone.It teaches that even if you have a disability, you’re still really special and can do things people or animals without disabilities can do. My favorite part of the book was when Magic was introduced to Mr. K and then explained to him why he had no eyes. When I was reading the book, I felt like I was really at SMART, seeing Magic and Mr. K with each other.If you love horses, have a disability or know someone with a disability, this book will be great for you!"
Comments
Program Comments by Organization

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

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Brandi Ezell
CEO Term Start Mar 2017
CEO/Executive Director Email brandi@smartriders.org
Experience

Brandi Ezell has been a member of the SMART family since 2013, initially serving as a lesson volunteer. She was hired as the Administrative Assistant in 2014-2016 and then promoted to Assistant Executive Director in July of 2016. Having come up through the ranks, gaining an in-depth knowledge of all of the ins and outs of the organization, she is now serving as the Executive Director. 

Brandi holds an AA degree from the Florida Community College of Jacksonville.  She spent eleven years in the real estate industry in positions ranging from office administration to property management.  Brandi is also the parent of a child with autism which gives her a true understanding of the challenges our participants and their families live with--and makes her a passionate advocate for each and every one of them.

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Sarah Clark Jan 1993 - Jan 2004
Gail Clifton Jan 2004 - Feb 2017
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Dana Cornell Administrative Assistant
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 3
Volunteers 200
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
SMART collaborates with many other groups and nonprofit organizations in the area, providing our services at an "at cost" or "no cost" basis to many of their clients:  Beyond the Spectrum, Selah Freedom, Just For Girls, Bay Pines VA, UCP of Sarasota, Easter Seals SWFL, Community Haven for Adults and Children, Braden River Elementary and other local schools, home schooling groups and Girl Scout troops. We receive referrals from many local organizations as well as local physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, teachers and current participants. We refer all of our families to services provided in our community by other non profits and help to provide networking opportunities for our families. We also provide continuing education for our volunteers, instructors and families by collaborating with and getting speakers from other non profits: Family Network on Disabilities, Suncoast Independent Living Center, Epilepsy Services of SW Florida, American Red Cross, Kristen Bohan, LLC.,  etc.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
North American Riding for the Handicapped Association - Accreditation2005
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Region 5 Equine of the Year Award - MagicNorth American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA)2010
Premier CenterProfessional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int.2013
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
Special Event Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 2
Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2015
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Management Comments by Organization SMART hired its first, full time Administrative Assistant (July 2014)   and first paid Executive Director (April 2015.)  Our ED hire was unsuccessful and Gail Clifton was asked to step back in as an Interim ED in July 2015. A Search Committee was formed in November and a new ED was hired in February of 2016.  That, again, did not work out and Gail Clifton was asked to step back in.  A Succession Plan has been implemented with a full transition to a new ED on March 1, 2017.
Other Documents
Board Chair
Board Chair Darrin Simone
Company Affiliation 1st Choice Construction
Board Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2019
Board Chair Email darrin@1stchoicecorp.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Brian Babcock Horizon Wealth Advisors, LLC
Gail Clifton SMART Volunteer
Nicholas J Drizos Horizon Wealth Advisors
Ellen Jones CPAPeace River Center for Personal Development
John Moore Retired
Jim Newsome Tropicana
Laura Randall Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County
Jenifer Schembri Blalock Walters
Darrin Simone 1st Choice Industries & The Ranch Grill
Melissa Spillenkothen Retired
Daniel Tullidge Norton Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A.
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 84
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Finance
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

At our 2015 Retreat, the board members decided to focus on only two standing committees to ensure adequate participation, reporting and follow up by these two committees each month.  

2016:  Bylaws were updated/revised and Articles of Incorporation were amended, revised and filed.  The Annual Meeting date was changed from Oct to Jan in order to be consistent with our fiscal year (Jan-Dec.)  Election of officers were held in Jan. 2017 and all board term dates were adjusted at that time.

Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $386,720.00
Projected Expenses $363,905.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Audit 20152015
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2010
Audit2008
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$9,550$11,523$11,114
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$11,523$0
Unspecified$9,550$0$11,114
Individual Contributions$186,396$185,157$147,346
$11,770$15,226$16,748
$51,975$37,505$25,635
Investment Income, Net of Losses$54$83$18
Membership Dues$2,450$1,150$1,610
Special Events$84,385$62,512$34,818
Revenue In-Kind$52,795$75,890$56,792
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$244,380$232,078$189,265
Administration Expense$10,782$6,298$14,433
Fundraising Expense$0$1,162$3,902
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.361.311.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%97%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,004,940$954,236$870,643
Current Assets$189,233$161,719$82,294
Long-Term Liabilities$502,208$594,997$554,556
Current Liabilities$119,743$69,268$99,734
Total Net Assets$382,989$289,971$216,353
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $186,396Contributions, gifts, grants $185,157Contributions, gifts, grants $147,346
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $84,385Fundraising $62,512Fundraising $34,818
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Fees - Riding Therapy $30,687Program Servicec Fees - Riding Therapy $25,445Riding Therapy $24,565
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.582.330.83
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets50%62%64%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization Our annual audit and 990 are completed at a much reduced rate by a local accountant---but are usually not ready until early summer 2017.  They will be posted on The Giving Partner as soon as they are finalized and filed.  The EOY  Financial Statements will be posted until then.
Financial Comments by Foundation
990 and Audit will not be ready until early summer 2016.
 
Foundations and corporation are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990 or audit.  Financial figures taken from IRS Form 990. 
 
Nonprofit Sarasota-Manatee Association For Riding Therapy Inc (SMART)
Address 4640 County Rd 675 E
Bradenton, FL 34211 9600
Phone 941 322-2000

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