JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation
5428 Sundew Drive
Sarasota FL 34238-2500

The mission of JoshProvides is to improve the quality of life for those living with epilepsy or other seizure disorders.  The organization accomplishes this through direct client financial assistance grants and awarding seizure detection & monitoring devices to children, young adults and individuals living with epilepsy and seizure disorders; epilepsy awareness education to eliminate the negative stigma associated with this neurological disorder; epilepsy support groups for clients, parents and caregivers to offer compassionate care and support and access to local resources; volunteerism opportunities; and signature fundraising and outreach events to raise vital funds to support the Mission of JoshProvides. 

CEO/Executive Director Andria Bilan
Board Chair Ms Rose Chapman LCSW
Board Chair Affiliation Retired CEO of Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast
General Info
Organization DBA
Former Names
JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation, Inc.
JoshProvides Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder Fund
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2013
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2018
State Registration Yes Jan 2019
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Tax Exemption LetterView
Other Documents
Patient Assistance Application View
JoshProvides Rack Card for ClientsView
JoshProvides Rack Card for PublicView
Facts About EpilepsyView
JoshProvides TestimonialsView
IRS Section 501(c)(3) Approval LetterView
Seizure SafetyView
Financial & Investment PolicyView
Code of EthicsView
Fraud PolicyView
Gift Acceptance PolicyView
Confidentiality PolicyView
Impact Statement
Our top accomplishments in 2017:
  • With the passing of Co-Founder Bruce Chapnick, JoshProvides hired its first Chief Executive Officer, Andria Bilan in October 2017.  Andria Bilan brings extensive non-profit experience and is a proven fundraiser who will help the organization reach its goal of expanding its community awareness and donor-base.
  • Marketing and expansion of the Sarasota-Bradenton Epilepsy Support Group and moving it to a central location at the State College of Florida, Lakewood Ranch Campus.
  • Developed new criteria and application form for direct client financial assistance, medical services, transportation assistance, seizure detection & monitoring devices and seizure detection & response dogs.  
  • Upgraded donor software to record donations and provide communication and stewardship with donors. 
  • Awarded 21 recipient grants for seizure detection & monitoring devices, transportation assistance, seizure response dogs and medical assistance in 2017.
Our goals for 2018 include:
  • Increase our fundraising capacity and partnerships in order to expand our grant awards to a minimum of 36 recipients in 2018.
  • Sponsor 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner to recognize agency accomplishments and expand donor base.
  • Expand community outreach and marketing efforts to increase community awareness of epilepsy and eliminate the negative stigma and isolation associated with epilepsy.
Needs Statement
The needs of JoshProvides during the 2018 fiscal/calendar year include:
  1. Financial support for Epilepsy Services for Children, Individuals & Families: This includes processing applications, assessing client needs and providing seizure alert monitors and devices; transportation & medical services; and seizure response dogs for children, young adults and individuals.  Budget: $95,000
  2. Funding for the epilepsy support groups to provide compassionate care, resources and community connections to young adults, individuals, caregivers and parents.  Budget: $5,000
  3. Community outreach and awareness education to increase awareness of the challenges individuals face who are diagnosed with epilepsy or other seizure disorders and eliminate the negative stigma and isolation associated with this neurological disorder.  Budget: $48,500
Background Statement

Josh Chapnick was only 28 years old in 2008 when he passed away as a result of a seizure. Bruce, Sandi, and Nicole Chapnick, Josh’s parents and sister, knew immediately that they wanted to create a resource for others with epilepsy to honor the memory of Josh and ensure that other families would have access to local resources. The Chapnick family established the Joshua David Chapnick Memorial Fund with The Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The fund originally assisted people with all or a portion of their transportation expenses and prescription anti-seizure medications.

In July, 2010, the fund was moved to Mission Healthcare and the name was changed to the Joshua David Chapnick Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder Fund. The fund thrived and helped many people. As a result of this growth and after numerous discussions between the Chapnick family and the executives at Mission, the decision was made for the fund to become its own nonprofit organization to pursue the goals of the Chapnick family.

On March 22, 2013, the JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation was organized as a Florida nonprofit organization. The organization had thirteen original members on its Board of Directors to complete an effective succession plan for the Chapnick family and ensure the perpetuation of the organization.

By July, 2013, JoshProvides had registered under the Florida Solicitation Contributions Act and received Registration Number CH39093. Following a review of the organization's application, on September 24, 2013 (effective March 22, 2013), the Internal Revenue Service determined JoshProvides is a public charity under IRC Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) and is exempt from federal income tax under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to JoshProvides are deductible under IRC Section 170.  JoshProvides is also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, and gifts under IRC Sections 2055, 2106, or 2522. The organization's endowed and non-endowed investment accounts are handled by The Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Today, JoshProvides is helping people in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, throughout Florida, and across the United States. One family at a time, JoshProvides is helping win the battle against epilepsy.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments The headquarters of JoshProvides is located in Sarasota, FL.  Although the organization certainly serves the communities of Southwest Florida and has a strong footprint in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, JoshProvides offers services to individuals and families throughout the United States. If a donor designates their support to a specific geographical area, JoshProvides will honor this request.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

JoshProvides offers supportive services, seizure detection & monitoring devices, transportation & medical services assistance and seizure response dogs to children, young adults and individuals who have a diagnosis of epilepsy or other seizure disorder.  The impact of these grants is truly LIFE-SAVING.  Parents can sleep knowing that their child's seizure monitor will alert them when their child is experiencing a seizure.  

When we provide assistance, we follow up and maintain relationships with our recipients. They become part of the JoshProvides family. In this manner, we can continue to provide support to them, as well as maintain accountability for our financial assistance. 

The need of individuals with seizure disorders is great. What might seem like a small amount of financial assistance has a significant and immediate affect on these individuals and their families. 

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Our ultimate goal is to make life easier for those living with epilepsy. This is what Josh would want us to do”. – Bruce, Sandi and Nicole Chapnick

When Josh Chapnick passed away in 2008 as a result of a fall from an epilepsy seizure, his parents Bruce & Sandi established JoshProvides to help other families who faced challenges because their child had epilepsy.  As Co-Founders and grieving parents, Bruce & Sandi wanted to be sure that this organization would be there to directly assist children, young adults, individuals, families and caregivers when they didn't know where to turn for help and support.  

Thanks to the Chapnick Family and their desire to help others, JoshProvides has directly assisted more than 120 families since 2013.  JoshProvides offers: seizure detection & monitoring devices to families so parents can sleep at night knowing they will be alerted should their child experience a seizure; specially trained seizure response dogs provide comfort and unconditional love to a child as it monitors and alerts the family should the child have a seizure; transportation and medical service grants are awarded so families can get to appointments; and the monthly epilepsy support group provides a "safe place" where young adults, parents and caregivers can share experiences, discuss challenges, seek comfort and receive information and access local resources.  
Josh Chapnick was a special young person who believed in helping others.  His epitaph states: "You open your hand and provide for all of the living."  In honor of and memory of Josh Chapnick, JoshProvides offers help and support to families living with epilepsy and other seizure disorders and advocates for a day when everyone is seizure free.   
I am honored to carry forth the torch from Bruce Chapnick, Co-Founder, of blessed memory, and strengthen the impact JoshProvides has in our community.  My goal is to expand our community outreach and provide awareness education to eliminate the negative stigma and social isolation that effects children, young adults and individuals with epilepsy.

JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation offers services and financial assistance to individuals whose physician has diagnosed them with epilepsy or other seizure disorders. JoshProvides strives to relieve qualified and approved applicants from financial stress by providing financial assistance, in whole or in part, for assistance regarding Qualified Service/Items recommended by the applicant’s neurologist. The following are examples of Qualified Service/Items:

  • Seizure detection & monitoring devices
  • Medical services
  • Transportation to and from home, school, medical services, or employment
  • Seizure response/detection dogs
Budget $95,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Short Term Success
The programs and services of JoshProvides literally save lives. Our organization provides specialized monitors to families that detects seizure activity while sleeping and alerts an adult when a seizure occurs. In most cases, you cannot put a price tag on peace and hope. The purchase of a single monitor provides independence and safety to a person who has seizures and gives parents peace of mind, the ability to rest at night, and hope for tomorrow.
Long Term Success
Today, there is no cure for epilepsy and we must do what we can to help the families who are living in fear -
Will I have a seizure today?
Will I be called to school to pick up my child following a seizure?
If my child has a seizure in the middle of the night, will I know? Will they wake up? 
Will my child die from having epilepsy?
You cannot predict when a seizure will take place. Statistics show the mortality rate for people with epilepsy is two or three times higher than the average person and the risk of sudden death is 24 times greater than that of the general population. This is why we do what we do.
Program Success Monitoring
The programs of JoshProvides are successful based on receipt of favorable testimonials from applicants and those served by the organization.  We also believe our success is on-going as evident with the cross referrals we receive from epilepsy organizations which do not provide the services we do and/or cannot react as quickly as we can. The collaboration among the various epilepsy foundations is what makes this work. See our Testimonials in the Other Documents Section of this Profile to observe how appreciative these families are. Giving them peace of mind is worth its weight in gold. When a family can say they have peace of mind, when someone lets us know their seizure response dog saved their life, when a group shows up at our epilepsy awareness walk in support of their friend who has seizures, when a mom cries during a support group meeting and thanks those who surround her for helping her through a difficult day - we see success.
Program Success Examples
"We want to share the positive and life changing experience we had with JoshProvides. Our 12 year old, Mickey, has multiple types of seizures and developmental delays and has seizures that cannot be controlled by medication. We tried more than 10 medications, nutritional programs, and he was not a surgery candidate. As a family we have awakened in the middle of the night to find him having a seizure that requires emergency medication to stop it. The lack of sleep, panic, and distress we experience is devastating as his seizures tend to cluster over several days. Our fear and anxiety is unexplainable. We had searched for sometime to find a seizure detection device that might alert us when he needs help. The Emfit was a great choice but expensive. After trying for a year with no success to get our insurance to fund it, we heard about JoshProvides. Within one week we were approved and the equipment was on its way. We are so thankful to finally have a safe and truly restful nights sleep!"
Description JoshProvides assists in the establishment and maintenance of strategic support groups for people living with epilepsy or another seizure disorder and their families, friends, and caregivers. The Support Groups are organized with a trained facilitator or counselor to monitor how families are coping with their own family situation and engaging the other families to explain how they are handling similar situations. It demonstrates that the families are not alone and it provides them an outlet for their concerns.  A separate qualified facilitator meets with the youth and young adults to get them to open up about their own feelings and concerns. The Epilepsy Support Group is held monthly and includes speakers from organizations that provide local resources.
Budget $5,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families Other Named Groups
Short Term Success
We see the success of our program in the eyes of the participants before and after meetings, in their hugs, and in their notes and cards that express their need and appreciation for everything we do. There is success when individuals and families come back every month for the next meeting, when they meet on their own for dinner or to have a cup of coffee. We know we have been successful when we see a family talk in our closed Facebook group about the struggles they've had this week trying to help their child through another series of seizures and fellow members of their support group reach out to offer advice and assistance. Our support group in Sarasota started with two families and one meeting. There are now more than 30 members who return for monthly meetings.
Long Term Success For many youth and young adults in our support group, this is the only opportunity they have had to meet someone who shares their challenges and is just like they are. For our parents and caregivers, they have found a safe place to learn from others who have been through what they are going through and have friends they can lean on when things are difficult. It brings joy to parents when their child arrives at the meeting completely withdrawn and walks out smiling, talking, and hugging another member. We are only the catalyst to provide a meeting place for individuals and families to interact with others who understand and "get it." Our success is measured by the relief we provide these families and the comfort they receive knowing they are not alone.
Program Success Monitoring The support group is surveyed to monitor satisfaction; ensure the date, time, and content of the meetings is meeting their needs; and to ask for suggestions that might make the experience even more rewarding. We review the notes from the meetings, the facilitators notes, and have individual meetings with support group members to ensure we are responsive and providing the best possible service we can give.
Program Success Examples
The Support Group Meetings speak for themselves. Members leave the meetings feeling positive about themselves and their new friends.  Helping someone without expecting something in return is extremely gratifying and rewarding. People who can share their experiences and situations with someone else who experiences the same issues is so meaningful. Unless you have lived through it, it is hard to imagine what parents and the children who have epilepsy go through on a daily basis. The fear discussed at out meetings includes, "Will I have a seizure today in front of my peers?" Or as the parent, "Will my baby wake up if she has a seizure during the night?" "How do I tell my 16 year old son he cannot drive for 6 months because he just had another seizure?" Our families share these stories. They provide an outlet, hope and support for each other, especially new parents of a child recently diagnosed with epilepsy. This is how we are making a difference. 
Description Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that strikes 1 in 26 individuals during their life time.  And yet, epilepsy receives little attention and most families and individuals who suffer the effects do so silently.  JoshProvides is dedicated to helping children, young adults, individuals and families overcome the challenges they face from epilepsy or other seizure disorders; eliminate the negative stigma associated with epilepsy; and prevent the isolation that these individuals and caregivers face because of the seizures.  Community outreach and awareness education are vehicles to help advocate for individuals who are diagnosed with epilepsy or other seizure disorders.   
Budget $48,500
Category Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families Other Named Groups
Short Term Success Just a short educational session can teach someone how to respond appropriately if they see a person having a seizure and this could mean the ability to save someone's life. We have speakers that will offer presentations to schools, churches, businesses, or other groups to talk with them about epilepsy and the proper first aid to use during and after a seizure.  And outreach events provide the opportunity to learn more about epilepsy and get involved with JoshProvides. 
Long Term Success Each program we sponsor has as its underlying theme, epilepsy awareness. It is our goal to continue to use community and special events, social media, presentations, the media, public service announcements, e-blasts and general letter writing campaigns to educate the public about epilepsy and seizure disorders. We forget that many of our brave troops coming home from Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from seizure disorders. We must educate the public that epilepsy is a disorder and not a disease; the incidence of epilepsy is equal to that of breast cancer and takes as many lives; and newly diagnosed cases are greater than cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and Parkinson's disease combined. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. In an ideal world, all people with epilepsy are seizure free, there is no negative stigma associated with epilepsy, everyone knows how to respond properly during a seizure, and those with epilepsy have access to the best treatment possible.
Program Success Monitoring There are surveys and evaluations that offer feedback. But one of the best definers of success is the teacher who contacts us to let us know a child had a seizure while in school, people responded immediately, everyone knew exactly what to do and the child is safe and sound and surrounded by friends and supporters.
Program Success Examples We see success in so many ways. Many of our grant recipients advocate for and share epilepsy awareness by email and social media. We spoke at a school where a child with epilepsy was being bullied and treated as an outsider, and that changed the perception of her classmates. This resulted in a much healthier learning environment for everyone in the class, but especially the child with epilepsy. Many testimonials can be found at and on social media. At each of our events, we ask one of our grant recipients or support group members to talk about their experience with epilepsy. When people wipe their eyes, stand up, and applaud, you know we have touched their hearts.
Program Comments by Organization There are over 400,000 people in Florida with epilepsy. Although we cannot help everyone, we want to be the organization people know that can provide prompt assistance when called upon. The programs and services of JoshProvides immediately impact the lives of those with epilepsy. Whether it is a lifesaving detection or monitoring device, a dog that becomes both a lifesaver and best friend, or an understanding shoulder during a support group meeting, JoshProvides is making a difference and donors like you make it possible.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Andria Bilan
CEO Term Start Oct 2017
CEO/Executive Director Email
Experience Andria Bilan was hired as CEO of JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation in October 2017 after having served 18 years as Vice President of Development at Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast, Inc.  She has more than 40 years of executive non-profit experience including the United Way, YWCA and JFCS.  Her donor-centric approach to fundraising, passion for message and mission, and commitment to expand vital services to vulnerable and at-risk individuals & families will advance the goals of JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation.  Andria is honored to carry forth the torch from Co-Founder Bruce P. Chapnick, Esq, Of Blessed Memory, and strengthen the impact JoshProvides has in our community.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Bruce Paul Chapnick Esq. 2013 - Sept 2017
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 30
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
JoshProvides has collaborated with Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Suncoast Epilepsy Association, Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida, Epilepsy Services Foundation, Inc. (Tampa), Chelsea Hutchison Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida and National Epilepsy Foundation to assist epilepsy patients referred to us for services including medication, surgeries, transportation, seizure detection devices, and seizure response dogs. We have reached out to Easter Seals of SW Florida to establish a close working relationship to benefit their clients who experience seizures.  
JoshProvides also has collaborations with hospitals that include Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, and Mission Healthcare. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Gold RatingGuideStar2015
Top-Rated NonprofitGreatNonProfits.org2015
Platinum RatingGuideStar2016
Top-Rated NonprofitGreatNonProfits.org2016
Platinum RatingGuideStar2017
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization
In 2017 JoshProvides experienced a significant loss with the passing of Co-Founder Bruce Chapnick. His commitment, passion and dedication to the Mission of JoshProvides was the foundation of the organization.  Andria Bilan was hired as the agency's first Chief Executive Officer in October 2017.  Her 40 years of non-profit experience will provide the opportunity to expand community awareness and increase the donor base of JoshProvides.  The Board of Directors is fully committed to supporting the new CEO and strengthening the organization's position in the community as a resource for individuals diagnosed with epilepsy or other seizure disorders. 
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
JoshProvides website includes links to several agency videos including the latest video produced for the 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner.  
JoshProvides website also includes a copy of the agency's current Newsletter.  
JoshProvides maintains social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.  
Other Documents
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Rose Chapman LCSW
Company Affiliation Retired CEO of Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast
Board Term Feb 2107 to Feb 2019
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Dr. Ronald Aung-Din AfGin Pharmaceuticals
Mr. John K. Cannon President of John Cannon Homes, Inc.
Ms. Rose Chapman LCSWRetired CEO, Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast
Mrs. Sandra R. Chapnick Co-Founder, JoshProvides
Mr. Michael J. Furen Esq.Chairman of the Board of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A.
Ms. Ruth Harshman Community Volunteer
Dr. Dileep Nair Head of Cleveland Clinic Adult Epilepsy Center
Mr. Alfred Rose Community Volunteer
Mr. Edward Scharf Executive Vice President of The Portfolio Strategy Group
Mr. Paul Schwebel President of Schwebel Baking Company
Ms. Traci Smullen Altmed, LLC
Mrs. Deborah Vaughan Vice President/Branch Manager, CenterState Bank
Mr. Daniel Vigne Executive Vice President of Northern Trust Company
Ms. Anne Weintraub Esq.Anne Weintraub, P.A.
Mr. Merrill D. Wynne CPAFounding Partner of Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, CPA
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1 (Indian)
Board Gender
Male 9
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
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
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Governance Comments by Organization
JoshProvides is fortunate to have an active, committed Board of Directors who all contribute to the organization...financially with contributions; as ambassadors introducing prospective donors to the organization; as volunteers helping with special events and community outreach; as fiduciary watch dogs of the organization's finances; and as advisers to the CEO. 
2017 was a difficult year with the passing of Bruce Chapnick, Co-Founder and Executive Director.  The Board of Directors evaluated the organizational structure and needs of the agency and determined that the best route was the hiring of a Chief Executive Officer who could expand the necessary resources to move the organization forward. 
Working in partnership with the CEO, the Board of Directors are passionate advocates of the mission and seek ways to expand the impact JoshProvides has on our community and those individuals who are effected by epilepsy or other seizure disorders.
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2018
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $240,000.00
Projected Expenses $240,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $12,631.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Form 9902013
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$105,281$124,897$49,324
Administration Expense$6,895$12,679$5,169
Fundraising Expense$3$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.960.801.52
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%91%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$183,296$190,247$227,817
Current Assets$183,296$26,028$227,817
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$183,296$190,247$227,817
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $55,095Contributions, gifts, grants $59,239Contributions, gifts, grants $54,884
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $38,558Fundraising $41,481Fundraising $19,116
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $14,580Net Gain on Sales of Assets Other Than Inventory $5,146Investment Income $8,897
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
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%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization There are national organizations everyone in this country knows by name or even by their initials. JoshProvides is a smaller, community based organization born out of the need to fill gaps for children, young adults, families and individuals living with epilepsy. There are diseases people readily support and understand. Children and adults with epilepsy are shunned because of their seizures which is not a disease, but a neurological disorder. Friends and co-workers become scared and distant. The challenge for JoshProvides is removing the negative stigma associated with epilepsy, encouraging communities to wrap their arms around those affected by epilepsy, and to tell our story in a way that enables us to generate the funds to meet the needs of those served by the organization. Our success can be measured by the testimonials we receive. For example: 

Hello to all of you @ We eagerly await receipt of  the Emfit Monitor which you’ve agreed to graciously provide. Our Emily has DX of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a very severe intractable form of Epilepsy. She bravely battles seizures most days. The effects of the seizures and the mental retardation, along with the risks for injury from falls  make a very difficult life at times for all of us. Her nights are often disrupted, which means concerns for her health and safety are always upon us.  When I became aware of  the monitors I began to wonder…… could that bring us peace of mind?  From the first contact with your organization, I have been treated respectfully and in a caring manner.  I so appreciate that the process has been straightforward and easy to access for your consideration.  I want to sincerely express our gratitude and hope to report back very soon about how this is helping us to establish timely and appropriate care response for our daughter’s needs and a peace of mind to us, her parents and caregivers.   Your focus toward giving to families who have genuine needs in living this life with Epilepsy are truly needed and remarkable.  God continue to bless you and many through you.    Kim 

Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial information taken from IRS Form 990.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation
Address 5428 Sundew Drive
Sarasota, FL 34238 2500
Phone 800 706-2740