Manatee County Habitat For Humanity
4105 Cortez Road West
Bradenton FL 34210

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a nondenominational Christian housing ministry that develops resources, educates and mobilizes people to work alongside families in need, rehabilitating existing homes and building sustainable, affordable homes, thereby improving the quality of life in our community.


CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Diana Shoemaker
Board Chair Mr. Roger Arnholt
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Supported Organization Habitat for Humanity - Haiti
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1994
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Jan 2018
State Registration Yes Dec 2018
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS tax exempt letterView
Impact Statement


  1. In the last fiscal year 2016-17, Manatee Habitat constructed four sustainable single family homes and completed one rehabilitation of a property. Five families became first-time home buyers.

  2. One of the homes built this year was Manatee Habitat’s first Veteran Build home..

  3. Completed the final tree installations at Hope Landing in Ellenton, an 18 home community that is Habitat’s first sustainable housing community, now home to thirty children and their parents. The community received a Keep Manatee Beautiful Award in 2017 for it Florida Friendly landscaping in the multi-family development category.

  4. The Home Preservation Program provided housing products and services that assisted low-income elderly and disabled homeowners with home repairs providing improved safety, security and quality of life and allowing them to stay in their homes.

  5. Last year 1079 volunteers donated 18,796.65 hours in home construction, family education, administrative support, on the Board of Directors and committee, and ReStore operations. Volunteers’ donated time represents more than $450,000 of in-kind labor as calculated by the Corp. of National and Community Service.


  1. In 2017-18, Manatee Habitat plans to build five new homes n the City of Bradenton; complete one major home rehabilitation in conjunction with Manatee County and other partners.

  2. Complete five Home Preservation Projects for existing homeowners who cannot afford critical home repairs through traditional methods. Form strategic partnerships with residents and community organizations to advance community development.

  3. Secure funding sources for the site development of a new 3-acre property purchased for a new Habitat Community of up to 16 homes in the Samoset community.  Funding for the infrastructure of approximately $700,000 will needed by December 2018.  

  4. Support and expand the profitable operation of the two Restore thrift stores.

  5. Expand the volunteer base through outreach, training and support to achieve the goal to serve more families.


Needs Statement

Needs Statement

  1. Businesses to partner with Manatee Habitat to build affordable housing by reinvesting their tax dollars locally. The Community Contribution Tax Credit Program allows Florida companies to invest in affordable housing in their community and receive a corporate income tax credit when they partner with Habitat for Humanity for the construction of low-income housing.

  2. Expand partnership with government, community organizations, grant-making organizations and our donors to raise the dollars needed to fund the infrastructure for a new, green planned community of 16 homes with green space in Samoset.  

  3. Construction Materials for Habitat Homes or Home Preservation Projects. Gifts of $25 - $1,000 are critical to the procurement of the needed materials to build, rehabilitate or repair homes. A new home requires $95,000 in materials.

  4. Vacant land or foreclosed property that can be developed for future Habitat home construction and rehabilitation. Gifts of land or property or donations of $25 - $1,000 are needed.


Background Statement

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity was chartered in 1994 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the organization that pioneered a housing ministry and the vision where everyone has a decent place to live. Since then, Manatee Habitat has built 129 homes with the help of donors, families and volunteers. Manatee Habitat has completed three neighborhoods – Washington Park (12 homes) and Village of the Palms (34) homes in Palmetto, and Hope Landing, a neighborhood of 18 attached villas in Ellenton, plus numerous single lot homes throughout the county and city of Bradenton. HFH Manatee has completed major rehabilitation of six homes, and upgraded more than thirty existing homes (often in conjunction with local government agencies.

The homes are built in partnership with families who eventually own them. The homeowners invest hundreds of hours of sweat equity in their new home, and must be working, debt-free and will pay their mortgage through an interest free loan from Manatee Habitat. The homes are priced at the appraised value and their mortgage payments and grants and fundraising are used to build more homes.

Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Today, Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing. The concept that grew into Habitat for Humanity International was born at Koinonia Farm, a small interracial Christian community outside Americus, George. Koinonia Farm was founded in 1942 by farmer and Biblical Scholar Clarence Jordan. The Fullers visited the farm in 1965 after leaving a successful business in Montgomery, Alabama to being a new life of Christian service. While there Jordan and Fuller developed the concept of “partnership housing” where those in need of adequate shelter worked side by side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses.  The house would be built at no profit and interest would not be charged on the loans. Building costs would be financed by a revolving fund called the “Fund for Humanity.” The fund’s money would come from the new homeowners’ house payments, no-interest loans provided by supporters and money from fundraising activities. In 1976, Millard and Linda Fuller called together a group of supporters to discuss the future of their dream. Habitat for Humanity International was born at this meeting.   Faith, hard work and direction set HFHI on its successful course which has built 600,000 homes to date.


Areas Served
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments
 Manatee County, Florida
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Secondary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Tertiary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

 Manatee Habitat works with families who seek to improve their future through homeownership but have found that obtaining an affordable conventional mortgage is just out of reach. Manatee Habitat’s Homebuyer program provides the “hand up” to enable qualified candidates and offer them the  opportunity to purchase a Habitat home with a zero percent interest loan.  Qualified families selected to participate for the homebuyer program must have a need for housing,  meet income and credit guidelines and be willing to partner with Manatee Habitat and l contribute 300-500 hours of  sweat equity working on the construction of their home and the homes of their future Habitat neighbors.  In addition candidate participate in homeownership and financial literacy classes and will be expected to establish an escrow savings account.  When a family has met the requirements of the Homebuyer program they are eligible to obtain a 25-30 year zero percent interest loan for the purchase of a home from Manatee Habitat.

Budget $110,000
Category Housing, General/Other Housing Development, Construction & Management
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families At-Risk Populations Other Economic Level
Short Term Success
At the conclusion of current fiscal year to have completed construction of 6 homes adding 6 new Habitat homeowners and their children to the Hope Landing Community. 
Long Term Success Complete 14 homes in Hope Landing Community in Ellenton in three years.
Program Success Monitoring
Success for Habitat families is measured in their ability to meet their monthly mortgage obligations, maintain their homes and contribute to the Hope Landing Homeowners Association.
Program Success Examples
Since 1994, Manatee Habitat has built 112 homes in Manatee County.

Neighborhood Revitalization brings residents, community organizations and volunteers together to improve the quality of life.  Manatee Habitat recognizes to help families in need of decent, affordable housing it can help existing low income homeowners keep their homes safe and secure.  To help address the problems that these residents face, Manatee Habitat has expanded its outreach with a new model for Home Preservation that offers an interest free loan at a reduced cost. Homeowners will qualify if they earn 120% or less of the Area Median Income and can qualify for a sliding scale if their income is less than 80% of AMI.  There is no other program that offers low-income residents a financing option to fund a critically needed repair.  The repair will be accomplished at a lower cost than a conventional repair because volunteers will perform the labor.   As with the Habitat Homebuyer program, the Habitat Neighborhood Revitalization partnership agreement includes a requirement for “sweat equity” from able-bodied adults in the home.  For those who cannot physically participate, substitute options exist.

Budget $15,000
Category Community Development, General/Other Neighborhood Revitalization
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent US Other Economic Level
Short Term Success
The demand for the program is increasing and Manatee Habitat is committed to help families in need of decent, affordable housing.  Keeping people in their familiar home with the benefit of repairs that allow them to regain safety and security provides an improved quality of life.  Lower electric bills would be an immediate outcome from window or door replacement. Reduced water bills from replacing leaky fixtures or greater accessibility from the addition of a wheelchair ramp or grab bars are all needed improvements Manatee Habitat volunteers can do under Home Preservation.   
Long Term Success Creating a new financing model for home preservation that is low cost and interest free will in time become a sustainable program that will not have to rely on grants and donations exclusively.  Loan payments from previous projects will be used to fund the materials for new projects in a self-perpetuating process.  There is a need to expand and enhance what Manatee Habitat has been doing in Neighborhood revitalization and home preservation and in combination with new home building, the impact can be much greater in a targeted area.  
Program Success Monitoring
Neighborhood Revitalization and home preservation projects were funded through specific grants such as CRA funding which is no longer available.  The demand was high for the programs the residents were glad to get their projects addressed but funding limited.  Manatee Habitat staff and agency staff measured the success of these programs through community feedback and grant reports.  Recently Manatee Habitat has created the new position of Neighborhood Revitalization Manager whose job will be to closely track, target and increase Neighborhood Revitalization in the areas where Manatee Habitat is working and building.
The addition of a dedicated staff member in this role will benefit the residents and provide much more information on the needs of residents in a targeted community. 
Program Success Examples
One project recently completed was for a senior couple who had both become semi-dependent on wheelchairs for mobility.  It involved adding a wheelchair ramp for easier access to their mobile home and some safety features added inside including grab bars in the bathroom and retrofitting a doorway.  They could not afford to have these modifications done and they are so glad to feel safe in their home again.  Another project was for a veteran who had a serious injury and was in the hospital for a extended period of time.  During that time a leaky roof caused major damage in a bedroom and the kitchen.  It require a new roof and ceiling repairs inside the house.  A bathroom retrofit was also needed so when he came home he did not have to step in to a bathtub.  Both of these projects were done using funding from a special veteran grant and individuals donations.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Diana Shoemaker
CEO Term Start Aug 2011
CEO/Executive Director Email
 Diana Shoemaker has over twenty years of experience in non-profit and community educational program planning and management
Diana served for three years as Manatee Habitat for Humanity's Family Services Manager prior to being promoted to the position of Executive Director.
Founding Director of Family Promise of Manatee County, Inc
Masters in Social Work, Columbia University
 Association of Fundraising Professional
2014 Leadership Manatee Graduate 
Chair, Manatee County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee 
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
William Lloyd Apr 2011 - Aug 2011
Ron Turner Apr 2009 - Dec 2010
Senior Staff
Didi Hager Family Services Manager
Karen McElroy General Manager ReStores
Marian Siegel Finance Manager
Amy Van Dell Resource Development Manager
Bruce Winter Director of Construction
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 21
Part Time Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % 82
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 1
Volunteers 689
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes

Manatee Habitat partners with local community organizations and businesses interested in addressing the needs of low income families and the development of affordable housing. Manatee Habitat works closely with over 50 construction related businesses and community organizations that provide the resources, materials and funding to enable the affiliate to achieve its mission.   In addition, partnerships have been formed with Manatee County government and Neighborhood Services Department and Community Redevelopment Agencies and the City of Bradenton to support the affiliate's effort to build affordable homes, rehab existing homes and revitalize communities. 

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)
Manatee Chamber of Commerce
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted July 2016
Management Succession Plan No
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
Management Comments by Organization
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Document Retention Policy
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Roger Arnholt
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term July 2017 to July 2019
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. Richard Amesbury Retired, Mobil Oil Company, Navy Vetran
Mr Roger Arnholt Retired
Rev Rosemary Backer Gloria Dei Church
Mr. Barry Berman Retired CPA
Mr. Gary French JPMorgan, The China Fund, Inc.
Ms Lauren Fuller Liberty Savings Bank
Mr Tony Griffin Pepsico
Sherman Kirkpatrick Johnson Printing
Jill McGarry Blalock Walters
William Padelford Garland, Padelford & Kaklis
Timothy Polk Urban Planning Solutions LLC
Kirsten Regal retired
Kerry Ward Bank of the Ozarks
Mr Charles Whitfield Manatee Glens
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 7
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 82
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
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Governance Comments by Organization   
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month July
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month June
Fiscal Year End Day 30
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $3,611,615.00
Projected Expenses $3,610,574.00
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
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Form 9902017
Form 9902016
Form 9902015
Form 9902014
Form 9902008
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$1,636,993$750,086$545,723
Investment Income, Net of Losses$19,886$9,455$4,464
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$40,272$25,027$29,832
Revenue In-Kind$1,209,017$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,886,456$2,267,688$2,763,630
Administration Expense$317,580$273,517$279,598
Fundraising Expense$102,477$55,460$27,063
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.200.87
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%87%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%7%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$3,131,062$3,191,060$3,163,787
Current Assets$765,062$877,720$555,425
Long-Term Liabilities$0$500,000$870,648
Current Liabilities$536,478$194,205$316,754
Total Net Assets$2,594,587$2,496,855$1,976,385
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $1,636,993Restore gross income $1,267,799Restore Gross Income $1,228,646
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSales to Homeowners $335,000Sales to homeowners $922,000Sales to Homeowners $686,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMortgage Discount $188,779Contributions, gifts, grants $750,086Contributions, gifts, grants $545,723
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.434.521.75
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%16%28%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization    
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they were not separated in the 990s or audits.  Financial figures were taken from the 990s.  Federal 990s and audited financial statements reconcile.
Nonprofit Manatee County Habitat For Humanity
Address 4105 Cortez Road West
Bradenton, FL 34210
Phone 941 748-9100