Manasota 88
P.O. Box 1728
ManaSota-88 is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the environment and protecting the public's health.  
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Glenn Compton
Board Chair Affiliation ManaSota-88
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1979
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes May 2018
State Registration Yes Dec 2017
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement

ManaSota-88 will conduct a series of workshops to inform residents how they can effectively work to protect the public’s health and the environment. ManaSota-88 will soon have workshops concerning careless prescriptions, phosphate mining impacts, and climate change. We have been extremely fortunate in getting outstanding members of the scientific community, in whatever field we are studying, to serve as speakers in our workshops.

Needs Statement
  1. $ 8,000 Information newsletter, editing, printing, and postage.
  2. $ 4,000 Workshops, honorariums, transportation & related expense.
  3. $ 3,500 Research assistance, copying and transportation.
  4. $ 3,000 Legal assistance.
  5. $ 500 Telephone and miscellaneous expense.


Background Statement
ManaSota-88 has spent over 40 years fighting to protect our environment. We are a 501.c3 non-profit organization, incorporated in the State of Florida. We are dedicated to protecting the public's health and preservation of the environment.
Created in 1968, ManaSota-88 evolved from a major environmental health study sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service, Florida State University, the University of Florida and the Sarasota and Manatee County Commissions. Our commitment to safeguard the air, land and water quality is aggressive and uncompromising.
ManaSota-88 volunteers are unpaid. A steering committee provides overall leadership and direction. We operate entirely through volunteer support. We receive no contributions from the government or special interest groups.
ManaSota-88 does not accept contributions from any polluting industries. Private citizens contribute 100% of our operating revenues. 
Over the past few years, ManaSota-88 has helped strengthen rules to prevent other cities from dumping sewage sludge in our community. We have worked to reduce the amount of toxic pesticides used in our schools. In land use, ManaSota-88 has prevented changes in zoning laws that allow increased density in residential areas and fought to control urban sprawl.
ManaSota-88 acts as an information center that provides distribution of environmental materials and suggestions for their use to other public interest groups. ManaSota-88 serves as a source of information for area groups and local groups in DeSoto, Charlotte and Hillsborough counties regarding environmental problems. We are also listed as a source of information regarding pesticide use by The National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides. 
These are just a few of the critical issues in which we have been involved in.
Members of ManaSota-88 are continuing to work to improve local land use decisions, water and air quality rules. We follow and comment on many proposals to issue permits to pollute and on dredge and fill projects.
We are proud of our involvement with county, state and national government. We are absolute proof that one organization can still make a difference.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Environment
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Dear Friends of ManaSota-88

I have been fortunate to be the Director of ManaSota-88 for nearly 15 years. I never have to look for something to do. The challenge is selecting those issues that we can have an influence on.

I have great concern about the future of Florida. I love Florida, but it’s difficult to watch the changes occurring due to rapid development, phosphate mining and urban sprawl. At times, it’s like watching a friend die a slow death from cancer.

When ManaSota-88 was created in 1968, we tried to anticipate the problems in both Sarasota and Manatee counties for the next 20 years. The 88 originally meant 1988. It now stands for 2088, so we have a long way to go before we are done.

We are concerned about the public health and welfare of citizens and the quality of life for future generations. Our commitment to safeguard air, land and water quality is aggressive and uncompromising, without the help of people like you, who are interested in our environment, our work would not be possible.

ManaSota-88 continues our job to inform and educate the public. Our ammunition is the truth gained through months and sometimes years of research. We believe that if people find out the truth, they will make their voices heard. As poll after poll shows, contrary to the loud voices of extremists objecting to government regulation and oversight, most people really do care about the environment and are willing to take action to defend it.

ManaSota-88 had one of our toughest years. Efforts to gut environmental legislation and regulations exceeded our worst imaginings. However, our efforts and others have made a positive difference. Protecting the environment is now seen as a huge election issue. To take a position against it is tantamount to political suicide.

We worked on dozens of environmental issues and helped accomplish and focus attention on a variety of activity includes air and water quality, land use, hazardous wastes, wilderness and wetlands protection, coastal management and radiation hazards.

We have fought vigorously and effectively at the local, state, and federal levels to control industrial and residential development when there was clear evidence it would contaminate drinking water, pollute rivers and bays, or seriously destroy beaches, recreational lands and wildlife habitats.

As we approach our 50th anniversary, however, our job is far from finished. Florida's rapid growth still threatens to destroy our environment and undermine the quality of life we all enjoy. Federal, state and local regulatory programs need to be improved.

ManaSota-88 is unusual in that our work is almost entirely voluntary. No salaries are paid; no government funds or contributions from polluting or potentially polluting industry or business are accepted.

The year ahead promises to be as busy. A lot of work is going to be required just to protect the progress we have made in the past. We look forward to meeting these challenges but we need your assistance.

We need your help now more than ever. We don't have vast financial resources available to us. We are a non-profit organization comprising concerned citizens like you. We depend entirely on private contributions. We charge no membership dues.

Thank you for your support.


ManaSota-88 hosts various workshops with expert speakers on topics involving public health and environmental issues. The 2018 workshop will focus on the impacts climate change is having on Florida.

Through our annual workshops, we help the public understand that no matter how many pollution control laws we pass, the world is simply too small to handle the volumes of toxic pollutants dumped into it each year.

ManaSota-88 continues to provide speakers to talk about environmental problems and their solutions to numerous groups, civil clubs and other organizations.

ManaSota-88 has held environmental workshops on: Resource Recovery, Children and Toxins, Careless Prescriptions, Wastewater Effluent and Drinking Water, Offshore Mining of Marine Minerals, The Peace River, and Probabilities and Effects of Sea Level and Hurricanes.

Budget $5,000
Category Environment, General/Other Environmental Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults At-Risk Populations General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Program short term success will be measured by the number of participants attending the educational workshops. Participants will be informed on new environmental projects happening locally. Information about current events taking place that have the potential to impact public health, welfare and safety as well as the environment will be a focus of the workshops. 
Long Term Success Program long term success will be measured by the changes in policies associated with the workshop topic on the local level. On going education opportunities in public health and the environmental issues by ManaSota-88 and other organizations will occur. Agencies responsible for protection of the publics health and the environment will institute changes in policies that will be beneficial to the local community.  The community will continue to support and be involved in issues related to the environment with new events and projects taking place.   
Program Success Monitoring Program success monitoring will be done on an annual basis, related to the topic of the workshop.
Program Success Examples
Program success examples will include changes to existing ordinances or adoption of new ordinances by local governments as well as an increase in the number of workshop participants. 

ManaSota-88 has established an education scholarship in honor of the past chairman of ManaSota-88, Gloria Rains. Through her hard work, long hours and dedication, Gloria built ManaSota-88 into an organization that would not compromise on public health and environmental issues. She believed that any compromise on these critical issues should be left to the politically minded.

It is the responsibility of ManaSota-88 to always stand firmly for the the integrity of the environment and for the public's health. The manner in which Gloria lived her life inspires us to continue with the work of ManaSota-88.

Gloria Rains has made an impression that will be felt for generations to come. We plan to continue Gloria’s mission through the establishment of an education scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an upper level college student majoring in environmental health and science and/or environmental law.

Budget $5,000
Category Environment, General/Other Environmental Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Short term success will be measured by the establishment of the scholarship program with a local university. Increased donations for funding to the scholarship a program and the establishment of a gift agreement with a local university is a preferred outcome for the program. 
Long Term Success Long Term success will be measured by the number of educational scholarships awarded on an annual basis. 
Program Success Monitoring Program success monitoring will be done on an annual basis, with follow-up communication from each student awarded scholarship. 
Program Success Examples Program success will be measured by the number of students that graduate with environmental educational college degrees. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 50
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
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
Board Chair
Board Chair Glenn Compton
Company Affiliation ManaSota-88
Board Term Oct 2017 to Oct 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Glenn Compton Community Volunteer
Mary Compton Community Volunteer
Barbara Hines Community Volunteer
Doctor Mary Jelks Community Volunteer
Greg Nowaski Community Volunteer
Doris Schember Community Volunteer
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 4
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 50
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 50
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $20,000.00
Projected Expenses $20,000.00
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
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$10,912$11,772$5,791
Administration Expense$5,058$2,131$3,320
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.620.460.65
Program Expense/Total Expenses68%85%64%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$128,958$135,054$142,551
Current Assets$56,958$63,054$70,551
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$128,958$135,054$142,551
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $9,874Contributions, gifts, grants $6,406Contributions, gifts, grants $5,930
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
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 Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990-EZ.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Manasota 88
Address P.O. Box 1728
NOKOMIS , FL 34275
Phone 941 966-6256