Florida House Institute
4454 Beneva Road
Sarasota FL 34233-1751

The Mission of Florida House Institute is to inspire environmental stewardship and enhance our quality of life by providing informal educational programs to all ages.

CEO/Executive Director Wayne Joseph Mathe
Board Chair John Herbert
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
Florida House Institute
Florida House Foundation of Sarasota
Former Names
Earth MD Lab (Earth Metabolics Design Laboratory)
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1976
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2018
State Registration Yes Aug 2018
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS letter of exemptionView
Other Documents
Horticulture ProgramView
2015-6 BrochureView
Impact Statement

Since reopening its doors in 2014, Florida House Institute has received a three-year grant from the Toyota USA Foundation to develop a STEM education program for 5th grade students. Called “Home On Earth” this project demonstrates science operational in our daily lives with hands-on learning stations throughout the house and grounds. Since program startup in Oct 2015, we have hosted over 3500 5th grade students, with overwhelmingly positive feedback from both the students and their teachers. This could not have been accomplished without our dedicated volunteer docents, who have contributed 3215 hours of their time to date. In addition, under-18 student volunteers have contributed over 1300 hours to the STEM program. We are continuing to refine and upgrade our STEM exhibits, and plan to include self-guided interactive versions for adult visitors.

With support from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, we planted a hot-weather demonstration food garden in the summer of 2015. Several exotic species were recommended for this climate by ECHO in Ft. Myers. In a few short months we were able to deliver over 800 pounds of fresh produce to the All Faiths Food Bank. The demonstration garden has been expanded for the summer of 2016, with greater space given to the most successful varieties.

We are continuing to implement our new landscape with a grant from Wells Fargo/National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The landscape plan centers around watershed management. Stormwater retention is demonstrated through use of pervious pavers, shell parking, cisterns and bioswales. Planted areas include Permaculture food production, raised beds, and native thickets that promote biodiversity. Our landscape activity has also benefitted from the assistance of volunteers totaling 600 hours.

As a result of our activity, the Central Sarasota Farmers Market decided to relocate to the front of Florida House. The market’s first season at our location was every Saturday morning from October through June, with average traffic of 200 customers per week. The market will reopen in October 2016.

We are now hosting various events in our reconfigured interior space. These have included classes, meetings and workshops of various sizes, and other community events. Approximately 1200 visitors have participated in these events over the past year, and as a result we have added 625 new individuals to our contact list.
We are now expanding our grounds to increase pollinator habitat. We have a new pollinator protection campaign (PPC) that we will be securing funding for during the October 2017- October 2018 fiscal year. It is an amazing program that we have here at FHI and it has the potential to impact everyone in the community. The PPC touches everyone from business community members, to activists, to students to homeowners. We have partnered with Monarch Watch to focus on this national epidemic of pollinator decline. This is especially a very dramatic problem in Florida. We will be adding 3 bee hives here on the property to use as a STEM program exhibit. We also have started to incubate local businesses that help increase pollinator numbers and their habitat. As we progress we will add citizen scientists and help educate people about the active role they can play in mapping, identifying and saving our wild pollinators.
Needs Statement

The Florida House attraction as the go-to resource for sustainable living and STEM learning in the region is still on the rise. In addition to renewed interest in building performance and retrofit options, homeowners are asking how to prepare for sea level and weather anomalies. The landscape innovations drive another set of users, and the STEM students and meeting facilities have created a real need for additional infrastructure to support our visitors.


  1. Bathroom facilities with outside access will make a real difference in serving students and visitors to outdoor events like the farmers market. $35,000
  2. The Pollinator Protection Campaign - serves as a new K to gray STEM program that educates and includes the entire community. The long term impacts are increased habitat, extended learning and community participation that can last a lifetime. And of course- saving local bats, bees and butterflies.  $40,000
  3. Farm and garden market shed that includes tool storage as well as a produce washing station. The shed will also serve as the point of sale for food products grown at Florida House. $30,000
  4. IT capacity upgrades to support high-performance meetings and additional work stations. $10,000
  5. Agriculture Lab and STEM Exhibit Indoors with butterfly transformation station. $8,000
Background Statement

As the first green building open to the public in the United States, Florida House has been educating the public and creating new regional markets for energy, water conservation, recycling, and landscape design for nearly 25 years. As an independent community-based non-profit, FHI relies on support from the public, earned revenue and grants to operate and deliver our evidence-based programs. At the Florida House, innovation continues to serve as a catalyst for change – building a more sustainable future for our community and beyond is what drives us.

Originally, Florida House was operated in partnership with Sarasota County and the University of Florida Extension Service. In its first 15 years, more than 150,000 people visited Florida House, and results of post-visit surveys indicated that 63% of them implemented resource-conserving measures in their homes and landscapes.

2008 brought many changes. Due to the economic crisis, our public partners were no longer able to sustain their role with Florida House. In addition, the physical structure had to be moved to its current location at 4454 Beneva Road in order to make way for the building of a new high school and other buildings on the Suncoast Technical College campus. Following the move, FHI concentrated on transitioning to a self-sustaining organization and on the need to retrofit the building and reconfigure the interior to accommodate new uses. Numerous local businesses and individuals contributed labor, materials, products and funds with a combined value over $400,000 to complete this process. By 2014, FHI was ready to open its doors again to the public.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments

Based in Sarasota County the Florida House primarily serves Southwest Florida. This includes serving children as young as kindergarten to supporting senior centers. We have a K to Gray philosophy and look to educate people of all ages. We serve students in Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties. FHI is open to inviting students from all over the country. Our newest mission is to attract tourists to learn about our amazing Florida habitats, climate and unique building needs. The Florida House has attracted nationwide attention given the universal nature of improving the performance of buildings and communities.

Service Categories
Primary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Environment
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
The new Florida House has an enhanced, three-pronged mission: to be a showcase home and yard for high-performance sustainability, to be a public meeting and education space, and to engage the community in vision-based planning for continuous community improvement. The past year has been one of great personal gratification to me and the other members of the board. Our STEM program for 5th graders has succeeded far beyond expectation and continues to improve. While the new landscape is visually compelling, it also demonstrates urban food production, stormwater management, and biodiversity through native habitat. We are experiencing increased visitation and requests for meeting space and event hosting.
The board envisions that Florida House will continue to be a trusted resource with a reputation that will go well beyond our community, putting Sarasota on the national and international map for the latest innovative thinking on how to live well in the world as we preserve its precious resources.
I invite you to visit Florida House and view our progress first hand.
John Herbert

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
If you haven't visited the Florida House in the last few years, you will want to take a new look. The new gardens beautifully demonstrate what is possible even in our harsh climate, not only for food production, but also how to create a compelling environment. The new landscape demonstrates important ways each of us can contribute to a healthier watershed and protect biodiversity.

Come and explore the many interior renovations, supporting an exciting civic meeting space while maintaining a near zero energy bill. Florida House is poised to LEAD. With the generous support of partners,
FHI will accomplish the following:
  • Convene Engaged Citizens, helping them understand complex systems and foster collaboration through use of our “Tool Kit”. These tools utilize a Whole Systems Approach, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, modeling and metrics to help the community visualize the impacts of alternative decisions. FHI believes networks that cross traditional boundaries will produce remarkable outcomes through Vision Based Planning. To achieve reach beyond our traditional constituents, expand impact, and gain commitment for action, FHI will serve as a neutral convener.
  • Facilitate a regional Watershed Improvement Network (WIN) focused on Phillippi Creek, Alligator Creek and the Myakka River watersheds to restore watershed function, improve biodiversity and marine ecosystems, and improve weather and climate-related community resiliency.
  • Continue to develop the FHI STEM Education Program and expand it for all ages – “K through Grey” – connecting students and adults to the science underlying their everyday lives, and developing additional hands-on learning programs.
  • Make incremental capital improvements to the Florida House demonstration home and yard showcase products and services that can enhance our quality of life while building markets for local businesses; and to[CC1] add capacity to deliver educational media, high performance meetings and collaborative learning experiences.
  • Develop and facilitate stakeholders in vision-based planning and action networks that will leverage the vast amount of local expertise and our network of national experts to focus on sustainable local economies, research, education, public policy and business development.
With your help, we can deliver on all of these key goals. Join the team and be a part of the new Florida House.
Visit us for a personal tour. We'd love to see you back!
Thank you,
Michele Catherine Mician, LEED GA, MS 
Executive Director

Program Synopsis: At the Florida House Institute, fifth grade students are guided through our state-of- the-art demonstration house for a hands-on experience focusing on Energy in our daily lives. Small groups of students are rotated through six interactive Learning Stations designed to support Sunshine State Standards. This exploration, funded by a grant from Toyota USA Foundation, was developed in partnership with Sarasota County Schools.

Budget $145,000
Category Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults General/Unspecified
Short Term Success
The unique design of The Florida House campus allows students to see sustainability in action. The students will depart from the “Home on Earth” program with a better understanding of:
• The absorption, reflection, and transmission of light
• Electric circuits, conductors, and insulators
• An understanding of scientific observation, investigation and data collection,
• The different types of energy that exist (mechanical, chemical, light, heat, sound, electrical).
This half-day field trip is packed with non-stop Energy exploration. 
Sample Learning stations include:
Hot Wired – students will open up a wall to learn about electric circuits, conductors and insulators. 
Energy Cycle- Students ride a bicycle-powered generator to change mechanical energy into electrical energy.
Edible Energy– Students explore bio-energy, sample produce, and investigate the food chain and water cycle.
Solar Power- Students examine how solar panels transform light energy into heat energy.
Long Term Success
The programs primary objective is to INSPIRE the love of science.
Designed by and for teachers to supplement classroom instruction, the Florida House's unique method of 'using the house as an armature of learning' provides a learning experience that cannot be replicated in a classroom.
 Although it is difficult to accurately access the impact the visit has on a students test scores, by adhering to  Florida State School Science Standards the exploration reinforces the curricula a teacher must present. 
Standards/BenchmarksSC.5.P.10.1, SC.5.P.10.2, SC.5.P.10.4 SC.5.P.11.1, SC.5.P.11.2, SC.4.P.11.1, SC.4.P.11.2, SC.4.L.17.2, SC.4.L.17.3, SC.3.E.5.2, SC.3.P.10.4, SC.3.P.11.1, SC.3.E.6.1, SC.3.L.17.2
Children, teachers and any adults who experience the STEM- Home on Earth exploration  come away with a new understanding and appreciation of how energy works in their daily lives.
Program Success Monitoring
-Pre and post visit assessments from the teachers.
-On-site surveys, both teachers and students.
-Demand for enrollment for the field trips
-Repeat visits 
Program Success Examples
Teacher Comments:
“Thank you for making this a WONDERFUL learning experience for our students! Both our students and teachers were raving about the trip!”
- SRQ Assistant Principal
“Our students LOVED the experience and continued talking about it for days after. Even as we continue our studies in energy, students relate what they learn to their experiences.”
“At the Florida House, our 5th grade students are able to connect the standards learned in class to real-world applications. This exploration allows our students to see science in action right in their homes!”
- SRQ 5th grade teachers

Student Comments:
“My favorite station was when we made electricity by a bike because you got to challenge yourself by trying to make electricity with the food you ate in the morning.”
-Jacob, 5th grade
“I also liked Hot Wired because when we held hands we made a human wire!”
-Kayla, 5th grade
“Thanks for teaching me that science can be fun. This was the best trip we had all year!”
-Damon, 5th grade

Approximately 6 million homes in Florida were built before the present building codes. Bringing these Florida homes up to high-performance energy standards represents a $1 billion opportunity to reduce energy imports, create jobs, save homeowners money, and improve the entire community’s quality of life, while providing positive ROI. Florida House’s renovations are an active demonstration of retrofit techniques for existing buildings and communities.

Today, urban agriculture and local food production are becoming real opportunities in our communities, in terms of both health and economy. The original Florida House landscape was the State’s first official Florida Yard. The new site plan features a Florida Yard plus, organic food production, low impact design principles, and a framework for watershed balance.

Together, the demonstration House + Yard comprise the go-to place to learn about healthy living, energy efficiency and opportunities for a local renewable resource economy.


Budget $100,000
Category Environment, General/Other Horticulture
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults K-12 (5-19 years) Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success

In the near term (within two years), Florida House will achieve the following:

  1. Open to the public at least three days a week; target 11,000 visitors per year with a mailing list of 5,000 and 10,000 unique visitors  
  2. Get volunteer and staff programs underway
  3. Launch website, newsletter and signage programs
  4. Ensure one-third of projects in landscape plan are installed or in implementing stages
Long Term Success

In the long-term, Florida House will continue its record of success in supporting purchasing decisions and resource consumption choices of homeowners, renters, the landscaping industry and property managers.  As such, Florida House will survey visitors and target a 65% rate of action taken to reduce resource use based on information gained at Florida House.

Program Success Monitoring

Monitoring is an integral part of the Florida House Institute.  Key metrics will include:

  1. Number of visitors to the House
  2. Number of unique website hits for landscape pages
  3. Number of donations and memberships
  4. Number of recipients on email list
  5. Percent of surveys filled (post visit)
  6. Percent of recipients who report follow up action
  7. Social media statistics (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and number of shares, re-pins, and retweets)
  8. Number of activities with landscape partners
  9. Amount of website traffic to local vendor sites based on QR codes at Florida House interpretive display
  10. Number of local purchases based on a visit
Program Success Examples
Example 1 - Landscape Partners
Florida House successfully shared 10 annual newsletter articles with partners, replicating material across hundreds of other organizations.
Example 2 - Number of Donations
Florida House installed or mainained 10% of its landscape plan each year through donations.
Example 3- Testimonial

"When my wife and I visited Sarasota and made a stop at the Florida House, we knew this was the community for us."

~ Dick Singer, retired executive and longtime Florida House volunteer

Florida House has long served as a place for public education and dialogue. Redesigned for meetings with live video capture and internet streaming, Florida House will create new capacity for collaborative learning.  While maintaining its utility as a demonstration house, the redesign of the building will include the installation of new tools and technology to support better community design and decision-making.

Florida House is the go-to place to meet in Sarasota County!

Budget $180,000
Category Community Development, General/Other Organizational Development & Training
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults K-12 (5-19 years) Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success
In the near term (within two years), Florida House will achieve the following:
  1. Develop a final interior master plan for both the demonstration space (interior) and meeting spaces.
  2. Host at least two meetings a week.
  3. Have equipped its main meeting space room for meetings and live streaming.
Long Term Success
Florida House will play a pivotal role in advancing better community conversations that lead to improved process and ultimately better decisions.
Long-term success will be characterized by:
  1. Florida House is seen as the go-to facility for sustainable community development locally and beyond.
  2. A larger, more representative group of citizens, businesses and other stakeholders routinely provide comments, criticisms and suggestions on a wide range of topics.
  3. Florida House's convening facilities and expertise are in use four days or more a week.
  4. Organizations throughout the region use skills built with Florida House to improve their own meeting and decision support needs.
  5. Sarasota County and Florida House are recognized for the use of technology (including low technology approaches) in outreach, decision making and community networking.
Program Success Monitoring
Program success will be monitored by:
  1. Number of bookings (paid and unpaid)
  2. Revenue from facility rental
  3. Survey results from renters
  4. Short write-ups of how the meeting space and technology were used
Program Success Examples
Strategic partners, including Collaborative Labs in St. Petersburg, FL and PlaceMatters in Denver, CO, have demonstrated that new decision-support tools, facilities, and processes can deliver rapid learning and opportunity for organizational and community transformation.  Metrics to monitor success will include increased community collaboration and participation and performance outcomes by specific event.
Description Adding habitat for our native pollinators. We have an educational series, film series and lectures to help the public understand the plight of the pollinators. In addition we are incubating local businesses that aid in supporting this endeavor. part of our new STEM program for 2017-18 is an added pollinator education portion. 
Budget $80,000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Agricultural Economics & Farm Management
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Elderly and/or Disabled General/Unspecified
Short Term Success We have added products that focus on local pollinators, three new pollinator habitats, joined Monarch watch and created a series of classes to help educate people about the active role they can play in mapping, identifying and saving our wild pollinators.
Long Term Success The PPC touches everyone from business community members, to activists, to students to homeowners. We have partnered with Monarch Watch to focus on this national epidemic of pollinator decline. This is especially a very dramatic problem in Florida. We will be adding 3 hives here on the property to use as a STEM program exhibit. We also have started to incubate local businesses that help increase pollinator numbers and their habitat. As we increase habitat community wide we will map our success and report on new species identified. 
Program Success Monitoring Mapping, Pollinator Species ID, charts, graphs, tracking participants 
Program Success Examples Increased numbers of pollinators, increased visitors, likes on Facebook, NUMBERS ADDED TO OUR MAPPED LOCATIONS 

Florida House is well known for its multidisciplinary board and networks of expertise. Florida House from the beginning has held its place among national practice leaders in sustainable community development. The Florida House provides a formal platform for collaboration—bringing together just the right data, people, and process—to identify best practices for business and community.

Budget $50,000
Category Environment, General/Other Environmental Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults K-12 (5-19 years) Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success
In the short-term (within 1 year), over 50 individuals and/or companies will be contributing time and expertise to the Florida House redevelopment process.  These participants will comprise the first Think Tank members and consultants.
Long Term Success
Long-term success will be evident by full membership of the Think Tank.  The Think Tank is an incubator for innovation and provides a venue for leveraging intellectual capital.  It will gain membership with knowledge and expertise to create teams and networks that engage in our core principles of sustainable community development and a future by design.  The Think Tank will provide a platform for members or clients to engage in specific topics or projects as opportunity and resources emerge.
Program Success Monitoring
Think Tank success will  be measured by effective outcomes to stakeholders and ability to generate revenue toward the fiscal sustainability of the Florida House Institute.
Program Success Examples
We have already seen a demand for this service that we will not be able to meet until Phase II of our current plans.  There are a number of key players that have come to us, in anticipation of this program.  
Program Comments by Organization

At the Florida House Institute, we are committed to bring learning to life as people are guided through our state of the art demonstration house for a hands-on, interactive experience focusing on Energy in their daily lives.

As the first green building open to the public in the United States, FHI has been educating the public about energy, water conservation, recycling, building science and landscape design for nearly 25 years. As an independent community-based nonprofit, FHI relies on support from the public, earned revenue and grants.

Using a multidisciplinary lens, FHI’s mission focuses on facilitating continuous improvement to homes, neighborhoods and communities, through cooperation, partnership and collaboration. The principles that guide our work are sustainability, stewardship, education, partnership, and systemic change. We embody our mission and demonstrate our values through our innovative programs and projects:

Education & Engagement:

• Education & Engagement: We believe that when we know better—we do better, and that children and adults learn best through real-world experience.

• Connectivity: We believe that real change requires collective effort.

• Action: We believe in leading by example.


CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Wayne Joseph Mathe
CEO Term Start Jan 2018
CEO/Executive Director Email wayne@flhouse.org

Wayne Mathe, MSME

Certified Program Manager

Education, Tulane University BSME, Naval Postgraduate School MSME 

Covey Leadership, Team Building and Meeting Facilitation

Wayne Mathe served as the Toyota STEM Grant manager at Florida House for the past three years.  He was responsible for the development and implementation of the very successful "Home on Earth" 5th Grade STEM Exploration.

Prior to joining the Florida House Institute team he was the Vice President of a Naval Engineering consulting firm supporting the US Navy in projects around the world.

He served 20 years in the US Navy as a gas turbine systems engineer, hydrofoil chief engineer and hovercraft production manager.  He obtained the rank of Commander.  

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
John Lambie Dec 2012 - Mar 2017
Michele Mician Mar 2017 - Nov 2017
Senior Staff
Mr. Wayne Mathe Interim Executive Director
Mr Robert Wolfe Operations Manager
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 5
Volunteers 60
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
One of Florida House's primary collaborations is with Sarasota County Schools (Florida House is located on school board property). Another primary collaboration is with Sarasota County, in that the County administers the lease. Florida House also collaborates on content and shares information with various departments of Sarasota County having to do with Stormwater management,(IFAS) extention service, and sustainability.
Florida House has collaborative partnerships with organizations with similar missions and goals, such as Place-Matters in Denver, CO., Science and Environmental Council of Sarasota- Manatee, South Florida Museum and Innovation Network for Communities, Inc.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
COTE - Committee on the EnvironnmentAmerican Institute of Architects (AIA)1996
Interdisciplinary Extension Team AwardUniversity of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services2000
Monarch Way Station Monarch Watch2017
Low Impact Design Sarasota Bay Estuary Program2017
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
Special Event Liability
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
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
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
Board Chair
Board Chair John Herbert
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Aug 2017 to Sept 2020
Board Chair Email jherbertjr@me.com
Board Members
Board Members
Ionie Bergs Ionie
C. Todd Bowden Sarasota County Technical Institute
Karen Curlin Community Volunteer
T. Christopher Downey Community Volunteer
Catherine Ellis Community Volunteer
John Herbert JrBlueWater Capitol Partners
Elizabeth Moore Community Volunteer
William T. (Terry) Osborn Osborn Sharp Associates
Rob Patten Sarasota County
Richard Singer Community Volunteer
Frank Folsom Smith The Folsom Group
Ken Snyder Place Matters
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 8
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 76
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Governance Comments by Organization

Beginning in October of 2015 the board undertook the task of a complete reorganization and renewal.

Using Mission Matters Consulting the board has held two retreats and is revitalizing its strategic and business plans. Every board meeting now includes an agenda item dedicated to board development.
A commitment to an organized long range fund development and a capital campaign are in process. 
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Oct
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month Sept
Tax Year End Day 30
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $225,000.00
Projected Expenses $270,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal $500,000.00
Campaign Dates Sept 2017 to Oct 2018
Amount Raised To Date 60000 as of 0
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$252,452$182,929$49,650
Administration Expense$76,248$43,995$41,700
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.981.420.82
Program Expense/Total Expenses77%81%54%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$90,196$96,273$2,586
Current Assets$90,196$96,273$2,586
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$1,000
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$90,196$96,273$1,586
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $292,790Contributions, gifts, grants $267,785Contributions, gifts, grants $64,655
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $19,367Government Grants - Unspecified $40,000Program Service Revenue $7,790
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $10,000Program Service Revenue $13,500Membership Dues $2,250
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%39%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
For many years, Florida House operated on a small budget, its effectiveness founded on volunteers and education partners. Sarasota County and the University of Florida Extension later began funding the Florida House, using the facility to reach broader audiences and address multiple programming needs.
Having re-opened for business in 2014, we were successful in securing several programmatic grants. A very successful STEM program challenges the agency to fund its continued operation after 2017.
Earned income from agency operations is slowly growing. Hosting events, conducting classes, rental income from a variety of sources, plant and produce sales at a newly hosted Farmers market begin to build a revenue stream. The civic engagement - civic education program arising from our watershed management demonstration project is in its infancy presents a unique opportunity to garner funding.
A five year fund development plan is being launched in the fall of 2016 
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the Federal tax returns and financial compilations.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Florida House Institute
Address 4454 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34233 1751
Phone 941 924-2050