Heart Gallery of Sarasota Inc
202 Island Circle
Sarasota FL 34242
Mission
We are a non-profit helping hard to place kids find permanent homes! The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic exhibit created to find forever families for children in foster care. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. Matthew Straeb
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Heart Gallery of Sarasota
Tax Exempt Status Exempt-Other
Incorporation Year 2016
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2017
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $12,000.00
Projected Expenses $9,000.00
Impact Statement
We value every foster child, so we:
 
- make each child our top priority
-do our best to satisfy the needs of each child
-treat each child with respect and dignity
- want them to know we care and love them
 
How we do it:
 
- photograph each child with a loving professional photographer to capture their character and spirit
-display each child in varied locations and digitally for greatest exposure
-continue to follow the child from entry to aging out or adoption , we never let them be alone
 
 
 
 
Needs Statement
1. Pop-up displays of foster care children photographs to place in public spaces- $1000.00 per site
2. Museum mount pictures to present to the family and child at the adoption ceremony at courthouse- $50.00 per child , 9 panels per popup
3. Fund intern to capture new venues and locations to display the children
4. Each of the 1400 foster children need a piece of luggage to carry their belongings from home to home. Today, many are using Hefty garbage bags- $6,000
 
Background Statement
In its tenth year, the Heart Gallery of Sarasota has affected hundreds of adoptions in Sarasota, DeSota and Manatee counties.  
 
Although many of our children were removed from abusive and neglectful situations, they still have hope. They love to laugh, to learn, and to be with their friends. Most of all, they dream of finding a forever family to be their own. The Heart Gallery allows the children to advocate by capturing their "character" and "spirit" through a photograph taken by a local photographer.  The photograph is displayed in a public space such as library, church, shopping mall, airport.... It works, it really does. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- DeSoto
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
We believe every foster child is an individual with different needs, therefore we work tirelessly to find forever homes (or families) that are right fit for each child.  We believe it is the responsibility to improve our community. Therefore, we actively invest time and resources into foster children in need of permanent homes in our community.  We want every child to have a safe and happy home. Therefore, we work to expand the awareness of unplaced foster children in our community.  We need your help.
Programs
Description Organize recruitment events for foster care children.
Budget $500
Category Human Services, General/Other Adoption
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families Families
Short Term Success Finding families to adopt children.
Long Term Success We will find families for foster care, adoption, guardian ad litem, volunteers and donors.
Program Success Monitoring Number of adoptions reported to the State.
Program Success Examples
The Heart Gallery of Sarasota is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year.  Its simple, we engage over 50 professional photographers which lend their equipment and time to photograph children who are forgotten. The photographers capture the child's character and spirit to attract the attention of prospective forever families. The success of the program is measured in the number of successful adoptions, please look at our Facebook page for the families that have successfully adopted. https://www.facebook.com/heart.gallery.sarasota?ref=bookmarks
Comments
Program Comments by Organization The major challenge facing our organization is increasing the visibility of the children. We are unable to produce additional photographs for display at public spaces. We use multiple methods including website, Facebook, physical displays such as popups, photographs, books. We need funding to produce. WE KNOW MORE CHILDREN VISIBILITY EQUALS MORE ADOPTIONS
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 100
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
Safe Childrens Coalition
Sarasota Y
Y Foundation
Sarasota County Library System
Herald Tribune
 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Service Above Self AwardRotary Club 2016
Risk Management Provisions
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Matthew Straeb
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term June 2012 to Dec 2017
Board Chair Email mstraeb@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Peter Acker Peter Acker Photography
Mrs. Lindsay Freeman Northern Trust
Mr. Jason Morton Community Volunteer
Mr. Matthew Straeb Global Security
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 80
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $12,000.00
Projected Expenses $9,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$595$1,392$0
Administration Expense$0$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses8.400.72--
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$4,932$308$700
Current Assets$4,932$308$700
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$4,932$308$700
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountCorporate Contributions $5,000Contributions, gifts, grants $1,0000 $0
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation
Organization changed their EIN from 26-1965290 (public charity) to 20-2737396 (private foundation) effective Nov 15 2016.
Financial information taken from unaudited compilations. Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
 
Nonprofit Heart Gallery of Sarasota Inc
Address 202 Island Circle
Sarasota, FL 34277
Phone 954 850-6606

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.