Tri County Community Foundation Inc
NORTH VENICE FL 34275-3652
"Loving Others with the Comfort of Christ"
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mr William Swanson
Board Chair Affiliation none
General Info
Organization DBA
Venice Cares
Serve Florida
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2014
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Apr 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
  1. Provided Scholarships to High School Graduates for the continuation of their education. 
  2. Coordinated 400 plus volunteers to beautify the City of Venice for the National "Make a Difference Day". 
  3. Took a Mission team to Bahamas to serve an orphanage and an impoverished neighborhood by bringing them supplies and servicing their A/C units.
  4. Coordinated and hosted a morning of collecting and distributing supplies for our local schools and collecting baby formula and diapers for other non profits.
  5. Assisted in gathering and distributing 10,000 of food to our LOCAL food pantries.
  1. Synergize care ministries and non profits to meet the needs of the communities we serve.
  2. Strengthen relationships within the family by mentoring fathers and mothers. 
  3. Assist widows and orphans who have needs.
Needs Statement
  1. We need 3 part time staff with expertise in social media, communication and needs assessment.
  2. We ask for extra items in garages and attics to be recycled to meet needs of others.  
Background Statement
We lead collaboration with like minded groups. Using shared technology to maximize efficiencies. We provide manpower and organization which reaches all demographics.
  1. Helping Children
  2. Helping Widows
  3. Helping Schools
  4. Helping Cities

We come alongside schools, churches and non profits to meet these 4 priorities. The task of collaboration is a special request which requires trust and reputation. We have earned the right to ask for this collaboration. Hearts will embrace needs and our community will be changed.


Improving lives by sharing time and resources will impact the culture now and in the future.
2009  One Christ Won City Began

Pastor Fellowship with clear statement of faith. To provide Christ a unifying voice and direction

Grass Roots Disciple Making. Christian Action with service, and events.

Prayer gatherings, Prayer walks,

2012 Many good efforts began asking OCWC for help. OCWC with 15+ Churches had calendar challenges. The gift of serving was being missed. We continued to have more and more need requests from people and non profits.

in 2013 the City asked for our help beautifying parks. 2013 first Make a Difference Day

In 2013 we met with Several County wide non profits. All requetsed manpower to help deliver their mission.

2014 Venice Cares began (non - profit) TCCF

We began a data base of volunteers who had a heart to serve. Coming alongside several non profits who asked for help. Our Church base served but were reluctant to give names of volunteers. This stunted the true synergy we believe Christ would be honored with.

2014 City and Jack Turgeon asked for resources for VHS.

Working with Rotary Bright Futures we provided a phone app so students have a directory of volunteer opportunities. We assited several hundred students in completing their volunteer work hours.


January 2015 TCCF offers a scholarship to all Sarasota County High Schools

April 2015 Our friendship with VHS grew and we had the first ever "Empowering Parents and Teen Event" Chris Cortman's team

2015 saw many more needs being shared, schools asked for help, food pantrys, individuals, families, ministries, and non profits.

Help Organize US Postal food drive. 15 tons of food

The challenge is to meet a growing demand for help with the volunteers who have time treasure and talent. Provide Churches autonomy so they can meet needs and keep independence.


September 2015. a 24 person mission team helped the under privileged in the Bahamas


We arranged manpower to paint the apartments for 24 Aids residents from St. Jude Church

2016 Venice Cares to Meet The Need

Will people rally to meet some select needs. February 27.

Help Schools

Help Children

Help Babies

Help Food Pantry

What you can do today.

Pray for Jesus to be honored with this direction. May we share the Love of Christ and share his message to those we help.

Become a key contact for a school in our area.

Become a key contact for the Church ask January 27. (flyer will be ready)

Share ideas on more ways we can honor Christ

2016 Second Quarter

Can we then develop a manpower volunteer base who can learn of the needs of schools. family promise, pregnancy solutions, salvation army, community assistance ministry and so many others?

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
FL- Charlotte
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Secondary Org Type Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations
Tertiary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
We have been blessed to have a platform of collaboration and a gift of exhortation Here are some groups we help on an ongoing basis. Schools, Children and Seniors.
Description TCCF provided over $150,000 of man hours with 400+ volunteers on one day in October.  The volunteers, paint, rake, mulch, plant, weed, sweep, build, repair and construct parks and medians through out Venice.  Synergy and loving others will change the culture, the circumstances, and the lives of thousands each year. We  review our events and programs with city and county officials, school administrators, faith leaders, and citizens.
Budget $3,700
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Citizen Participation Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success We have received national awards for volunteerism. We have received recognition and appreciation letters from government, school administrators, faith leaders and directors of several non profits. Our INCLUSIVE approach to meet the needs of many and provide resources works well. 
Long Term Success We are improving peoples lives, the environment and building self esteem. Our goal is working together, embracing all who are generous with tome, talent and treasures. We estimate that 10,000 people a year are impacted in giving or receiving to needs; this includes children, seniors, veterans, widows and the disabled.
Program Success Monitoring We consistently receive feedback from those we help, including city and county officials and other volunteer groups. We have annual reports of activity and results (tons of mulch, miles of fence repair, picnic tables built, buildings painted etc).
Program Success Examples  Cities have been beautified. The Community has grown together with a heart of hope. We provide a more welcome experience for visitors in our city.
  • Provide School supplies for 10 south county schools k-12. 
  • Provide 4 week supply of weekend back pack snacks for 300+ students. 
  • Annually Provide $250 scholarship to 1 senior grad from each of 10 HS. 
  • Sponsored "Empowering Teen and Parent" Seminar. 
  • Provide volunteer and crisis smartphone app to all HS student. 
  • Provided Teacher appreciation events at 7 schools. 
  • Sponsored robot for VMS.
Budget $8,000
Category Education, General/Other Student Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success
  • Feed 350+ hungry children each week. 
  • Saved students from hurting themselves. 
  • Offer encouragement for teachers, administrators, leaders and children.
Long Term Success We are blessed to have ongoing relationship based on Trust and action. We are expanding ways to meet needs in schools.
Program Success Monitoring Each activity has a plan and then followup. We look to always offer user friendly service.
Program Success Examples We receive letters, emails and calls from leaders and people who receive our services saying how they appreciated our help.
  • Host table at Sarasota Thanksgiving meal. 
  • Provide 200+ Christmas meals. 
  • Assist in 300+ turkey distributions. 
  • Assist in collecting US postal summer food drive (20,000 lbs). 
  • Provide food for backpacks for children.Collect baby formula for single parent homes.
  • Promote the SNAP food grant program. 
  • Provide publix gift cards for over 120 families.
  • Collect food for mayor feed the hungry.
Budget $8,500
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Families Families
Short Term Success Complete all tasks we promise.People see we care and that they matter.
Long Term Success Our feeding program is robust and is continually available to meet needs of the hungry.
Program Success Monitoring We receive, letters, emails and calls of appreciation from groups we provide manpower for and from people who receive services.
Program Success Examples meals delivered to people who have not eaten in days. Turkeys received by people who have not had turkey dinner in years. Baby formula comforted hungry babies.
  • We are available to assist Sarasota Veterans Commission, Sarasota County Veterans office, Jewish Children and Family Veterans Department, Wounded Warrior and Veterans United. 
  • We are honored to help with the Veterans stand downs in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte County.
Budget $2,700
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Other Named Groups Adults General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Proving veterans with needs, from warm clothes to hygiene items, whatever the need is.
Long Term Success We have a trust relationship, in that when asked, we will help meet the many needs of veterans.
Program Success Monitoring need to complete....
Program Success Examples Wonderful stories of lives improved with modest help on our part.
  • TCCF provides a free online service which enables churches and care ministries software to manage their entire operation. Volunteerism, communication, event planning, need requests, asset management are theirs. We then provide a process that any need can be shared with hundreds of caring people instantly. The system is real time and self monitoring, and an online resource for any person to get help.
Budget $4,900
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Renewal
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families At-Risk Populations Families
Short Term Success The first day we had 32+ people from 14 churches, 9 community care ministries. As we learn this free service together, lives are being changed and people will be valued.
Long Term Success The goal is to have 25+ churches, ministries and non profits using to meet needs of their members and community. Second goal is to have 50 ministries register in the help directory.
Program Success Monitoring Each month we receive a report of activity for all who have chosen to work together to meet needs.
Program Success Examples Synergy and combining resources took place the first day. Ideas and hope were exchange. Resources are combined to help feeding, homeless services. expanding area of service.
Program Comments by Organization

Sep 26, 2015 at 8:23 PM -0700, Bob V. wrote:

WE WON!  Venice won first place with 5 blooms in our circulation category!!!!   Thanks to all it is you that made it is you that made it happen.  It was a great conference,I learned a lot which I will be passing on as I can.  The judges report comes out first of the week that I will forward to the steering committee and city officials.  Then it is back to work.

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
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 425
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No

Partners/Benefactors of Tri County Community Foundation

Agape, All Faiths Food Bank, Alzheimer's Association, America Bloom

American Cancer Society

Auburn Presbyterian

Back Pack For Kids

Bains and Grant Town

Beacon House

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Boys and Girls Club

Build Palmetto


CAM Community Assistance Ministry

Catholic Charities

Center of Hope

Challenger Baseball

Charlotte Back Packs

Charlotte Homeless Coalition

Children First

Church of the Holy Spirit

City Commit

City of Venice Parks

Coastal Behavior

Coast Life Church

Community Haven Home

Community Mental Health Association

 Compass Ministry


Cornerstone Baptist

Diabetes Association

Dr. David Allen

Eagles Wings

Emmanuel Lutheran


Englewood Helping Hand

Englewood Methodist

Entry Point

Face of Hope

Family Network of Disabilities

Family Promise

Family Promise

Fellowship Baptist

Fellowship Bible Church

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

First Baptist Bradenton

First Baptist Sarasota

First Baptist Venice

First Christian Church

Florida Center

Florida Storm Basketball

Friendship Center

Garden Elementary Laurel Nokomis

Georgia Youth Camp

Girl Guides

Glen Allen Elementary

Good Samaritan Pharmacy


Grace by Faith Church

Grace Community Church

Grand Bahamas Home

Greater Holy temple

Haiti Care Missions

Harvest House

Healthy Families

Heart to Heart

Helping Hands


Hope Kids

International Fellowship of Chaplains

Jacobs Well

Jesus Loves You

Jewish Children and Family

Jewish Federation

Joe Gibbs Event

Johnson Temple

Jordan Ministry

Joy FM


Keep Venice Beautiful

Lakewood Ranch High

Laurel civic Association

Learn to Fish

Lift Food Pantry

Live The Life

Living 127

Love Serves

Loveland Center

Loving Hands

Make A Difference Day

Making Strides

Mayor Feed The Hungry

Meet The Need

Mission Venice

Murdoch Baptist


Net Ministries

New Day Church

New Life Church

North Port Chamber Of Commerce

North Port High

Oak Park

One Christ Won City

One Church Methodist

Original Manatee County

Our Mothers House

Out Door Academy


Patch Our Planet

Pine view School

Plantation Foundation

Postal Food Drive

Postal Food Drive

Postal Food Drive North Port

Postal Food Drive Venice

Pregnancy Solutions

Ranfurly Home

Relay For Life

Resurrection house

Riverview High

Ronald McDonald House

Rotary Club of Venice

Royal Ranger

Salvation Army

Salvation Army Bradenton

Salvation Army Sarasota

Salvation Thrift Store

Samaritan Counseling

Sarasota Alliance

Sarasota County Foundation

Sarasota County Parks

Sarasota County Schools

Sarasota County Veterans

Sarasota High

Sarasota Hope House

Sarasota Ministerial Association

Sarasota Prayer Breakfast

Sarasota Veterans Commission

Saving Grace

Selah Freedom

Senior Connection Center

Sertoma Club


Sky Academy

SOC Club

Social Black Belt


South Biscayne

South County Food Pantry

South Venice Baptist

Southwest District Cuban Missions


Special Touch Ministries

St, Andrews Presbyterian

St. Joseph Children Hospital

Stamp Out Hunger

Student Leadership Academy

Tateous Global Church

Taylor Ranch Elementary

The Secret Church

The Warehouse

Trinity Presbyterian

Turning Point

Uganda Health Clinic

United Way


Vacation Bible School


Venice Bible

Venice Christian School

Venice Elementary

Venice High School Bright Futures

Venice Main Street

Venice Middle School

Venice Presbyterian

Veterans United

VHS Baseball

VHS Boys Basketball

VHS Drama Club

VHS Girls Basketball

VHS Key Club

VHS student Government

VHS Wrestling

Viking Football


Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Women's Resource Center

Woodlands Church

Word of Life Brazil

YMCA Englewood

YMCA Northport

YMCA Venice

Young Life

Youth for Christ

External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Make a Difference DayCity of Venice2013
Make a Difference DayCity of Venice2014
Make a Difference DayCity of Venice2015
Best Volunteer City in AmericaAmerica Bloom2015
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 Mr William Swanson
Company Affiliation none
Board Term Nov 2013 to Oct 2019
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. James Stephen Foubister Owner of Tri County Air Conditioning
Mrs. Christine Elizabeth Foubister Tri County Air Conditioning
Mr. William Swanson Owner of Tri County Air Conditioning
Mrs. Lollie Swanson Owner of Tri County Air Conditioning
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
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 2
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 88
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
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Governance Comments by Organization Our hope is to diversify to include a wide range of demographics
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 $49,000.00
Projected Expenses $48,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
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
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$44,713$41,781--
Administration Expense$0$2,004--
Fundraising Expense$0$0--
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.071.09--
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%95%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$7,076$4,005--
Current Assets$7,076$4,005--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$7,076$4,005--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $47,784Contributions, gifts, grants $39,400--
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Fundraising $8,390--
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $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%--
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization We continue to use 97% of all donations toward meeting the needs of others.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from compilation as the organization files a 990-N.
Nonprofit Tri County Community Foundation Inc
Address 1080 ENTERPRISE CT
NORTH VENICE, FL 34275 3652
Phone 941 716-4102