Kiwanis Club of Bradenton Foundation Inc
PO Box 1032
Bradenton FL 34206-1032
To be the leading incubator and enabler of new ideas which will make a significant impact within Manatee County through philanthropic investment and the service of our membership. 
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Dr. Steven Tinsworth DMD
Board Chair Affiliation Tinsworth Orthodontics
General Info
Organization DBA
Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation, Inc.
Supported Organization Bradenton Kiwanis Club
Tax Exempt Status Public Charity Type II Supporting Organization
Incorporation Year 1998
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2018
State Registration Yes Dec 2019
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement
Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation and Bradenton Kiwanis Club work hand-in-glove to provide financial and human resources to help build a better community. Financial capital supports area nonprofits through an annual grant process. Foundation funding also supports Bradenton Kiwanis Club programs and projects that are Chaired by Kiwanis members.The Foundation provides approximately $400,000 in annual support with an emphasis on those projects and programs that focus on helping our neediest and most at risk children.
Recent Accomplishments
-Successfully recruited, trained and organized a Charitable Committee that annually reviews grants and makes difficult allocation decisions with limited funds.
-Developed a bimonthly e-newsletter to specifically recognize board and donor accomplishments and to highlight funding success stories
-Completed a marketing and development plan with a focus on prospect and donor development
-Supported the Club's signature program, Christmas in August, with Foundation Board member participation and funding
-Board Chairman honored with Spirit of Manatee Award and the Greater Good Award
-Continue to build an enhance donor/prospect relationships in order to increase endowment
-Continue to provide leadership, financial and human resources to Club programs and projects
-Provide development director's support to Christmas in August program
-Attain 8 new planned gift donors
-Attain 12 new leadership level contributors
Needs Statement

Increase Foundation Endowment: The demand for Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation funding to local non-profit organizations has greatly exceeded our capacity. Annual grant applications request for funding has averaged nearly $2 million. This amount is significantly more than the current capacity of approximately $400,000. For example, one of the greatest needs to be addressed is the challenge to meet the numerous educational needs of our youth. These needs are far beyond the school districts capability to address. A sample of our student difficulties lies in the following: Twenty four schools are defined as Title 1(homeless, neglected and delinquent children) within the district. Sixty percent of the 50,000 county school children are on free or reduced lunch programs. Forty percent of the third grade students cannot read.  Sixty percent of the first year teachers in the system will not return next year due to stress, low pay and few school supplies. Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation’s need is for funding to increase our endowment in order to respond to the needs expressed from local education, government, business leaders and working families.  The Kiwanis solution is to provide more resources to local not-for- profit organizations that directly address local needs.

Christmas in August Funding: Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation provides funding through the Kiwanis Club to support Christmas in August program. Christmas in August provides school backpacks, school supplies, free medical, dental and eye exams along with free haircuts to homeless children. In addition, each child receives $75 in gift cards to purchase shoes and clothes. Five hundred and twenty five children were served last August. Sustaining this program requires approximately $40,000 annually.
Background Statement

The founding of the Manatee River Kiwanis Club on August 22, 1922, was a great step for Bradenton’s local leaders who desired to join together in order to understand and help solve community problems. What began as a small group of men willing to give their time and resources has developed into 160 plus members that impact our community through a variety of projects and programs.  Bradenton Kiwanis has evolved into a valuable community asset, ever expanding its local leadership and expanding its philanthropic trust. Some of our recent past leaders are:

Kiwanis Club Presidents                   Kiwanis Foundation Presidents

2018    Heather Doyle                               Dr. Steven Tinsworth

2017    Janene Amick                                Dr. Steven Tinsworth

2016    Honorable Ed Nicholas                 Dr. Steven Tinsworth

2015    Honorable Ed Nicholas                 Dr. Steven Tinsworth

2014    Jeb Mulock                                   Thomas A. Moseley

2013    David Bishop                                Thomas A. Mosley

2012    Brenda Rogers                              Jack Hawkins

2011    Thomas A. Moseley                      David Bassett

2010    Dr. Steven Tinsworth                     Larry Coleman

Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation has provided over $7.3 million in philanthropic funding with over $2 million in college scholarships. Additionally, a one million dollar grant was approved in 2012 to complete the building of the Manatee Performing Arts Center. Local recipients of recent Kiwanis funding also include:

4H Club, Art Center Manatee, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, Foundation for Dreams, Just For Girls, Inc., Junior Olympics, Manatee Education TV, Manatee Historical Society, Pace Center for Girls, Salvation Army, South Florida Museum, State College of Florida, Take Stock in Children, Turning Points, United Way of Manatee County

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation's primary geographic focus is the city of Bradenton and secondary focus is Manatee County.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations
Secondary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Tertiary Org Type Youth Development
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

It has been an honor to serve the community for the past three years as the Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation Chairman. In addition, I have had the opportunity to also serve through my past 40 years as a Kiwanis Club member and as a former Bradenton Kiwanis Club President.

 During the past 95 years Bradenton Kiwanis members have had great impact on our community. The community and social influence made by our members through their volunteer involvement and through critical decisions made to improve the community is inspirational. The dedicated and excellent work of Kiwanis members is long-term, continuous, generous, arduous and deeply meaningful.

Our goal is to develop financial support in order to increase our endowment to $20 million by the year 2022. The increased endowment will allow our organization even greater community impact to continue to positively affect our community’s most pressing needs, especially as it relates to young people. Our first step toward increasing our endowment was the recent hiring of an experienced, full time Development Director to initiate a professional development plan that provides focus to building relationships and donor development. 

I have taken a leadership role because I know firsthand the need and the opportunity to help make a genuine difference in the life of a young person. I very pleased to be this Foundation’s Chairman as I am enthusiastically reminded every day of the dedication and generosity of the citizens of our great community. I invite you to join us and share our expectations as together we leave a vital legacy for our children. We are changing the world and our community one child at a time.


Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation funds services and capital needs for nonprofit organizations located in and serving Bradenton and Manatee County. The Foundation’s funding emphasis is on education, young people at risk, and serving the needs of those organization who may not have a chance for funding anywhere else.

Budget $18,000
Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Community Service
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

In the short-term, Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation grants help nonprofits meet immediate needs of the people and the staff they are serving particularly when there are no other funding options available.

Long Term Success

Over time, local grants awarded provide a stronger community for everybody. Our vision is to enhance the well-being of children at risk along with providing educational opportunities for children and families most in need who live in Manatee County.

Program Success Monitoring

Organizations are required to submit grant reports that detail the outcomes and successes of the funded service or need being addressed. Reports include numbers of people served and the quality impact of the grant.  

Program Success Examples

Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation awarded a grant to the Foundation for Dreams. The grant was to support funding to pave a quarter mile dirt road that led to Camp Dream Oaks, a camp for special needs children. Many of the children are in wheel chairs. The dirt road was heavily pot holed and made it nearly impossible for a wheel chair to navigate. Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation not only provided grant funding, we provided a Kiwanis Club member who owns a paving company to oversee the project. Our member provided nearly double the grant funding in in-kind services in order to make the project a success. Today there is a beautiful, smooth paved road that leads from the parking lot to the camp cabins. Hundreds of special needs, wheel chair bound, kids are able to easily navigate the road. 


Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation awards scholarships to local graduating high school students pursuing post-secondary education. 

Budget $34,000
Category Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

In the short-term, students who receive scholarships have the opportunity to attend a college or university that would otherwise be unavailable to them or unavailable without significant debt.

Long Term Success

Positive economic and societal impact of post-secondary education is the primary benefit of the long-term success of our scholarship recipients. Our scholarship individuals have greater opportunity and financial security through acquiring degrees. The economic and social benefits to the individual, their family and this community are inspirational.

Program Success Monitoring

A competitive application process overseen by a volunteer committee selects students for scholarships that are most likely to be successful based on grades, community service and leadership, and financial need. Student success monitored by renewable scholarships in which students have a vested interest in reporting their success and continued pursuit of their field of study.

Program Success Examples

Barry Darius is a 2009 Southeast High School graduate and was a member of Southeast High School’s Key Club during his senior year. He fondly recalls the Key Club Award Ceremony, recounting that it was not only a time for honors but a time to reminisce about the laughter, good times and good friends in his senior year.

Barry graduated from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He continued his education at University of Central Florida. In May, 2016, he graduated from UCF with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Barry relates that he selected Civil Engineering because he loves the hands-on problem solving and finds that the major is a great fit for him.

Barry expresses his appreciation to the Kiwanis Foundation and Club members stating, “The Bradenton Kiwanis Scholarship helped me tremendously! Mrs. Brenda Rogers kept in contact with me throughout my whole tenure and made sure that I was taken care of. I greatly appreciated the assistance and the care given by this Foundation. I would like to say thank you to everyone in Kiwanis who participated in helping, not only me, but many other students like me who had limited funding for college. You’ve given hope to those who dare to dream.”

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Mr. Roland Emerton Jr.Development Director
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 1
Volunteers 160
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation regularly collaborates with the following organizations:
American Red Cross, Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club, Bealls, Beautiful SEI of Polynesia, Blessing Bags Project, Boys and Girls Clubs, Bradenton Herald, The Bradenton Times, Centerstone, Christ Episcopal Church, Coastal Construction and Restoration, Del Couch Music Foundation, Early Learning Coalition, Family Nutrition Program, Family Partnership Center, Florida Health Manatee, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, Goodwill, Hancock Bank, Healthy Teens Coalition, Humane Society of Manatee County, Johnson PhotoImaging, Junior League of Manatee County, Kates Foundation, LECOM, League of Women Voters, Manatee Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Manatee County Florida, Manatee Education Television, Manatee Performing Arts Center, Manatee Sheriff Crime Prevention Unit, Manatee Sunrise Kiwanis Club, Manatee Technical College, Manatee Technical College Dental Students, Michael Saunders and Company, Mocha Joe's, Payless Shoes, Personalized Photoart, Pittsburgh Pirates/Bradenton Marauders Charities, Project Heart, Real Vision Barbers Academy, Regions Bank, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Salvation Army, School District of Manatee County, Shear Delight, State College of Florida - Collegiate School Key Club, South Manatee Kiwanis Club, State College of Florida - Baseball Team, Volleyball Team, and Bookstore, Staywell Kids, Take Stock in Children, Tapsnap Photography, Terracon, Tropicana, Turning Points, United Way of the Suncoast, University of Florida IFAS Extension, West Coast-Southern Medical Services, West Manatee Fire Rescue, Whole Child Manatee, Young Marines Desoto Chapter
Manatee Chamber of Commerce
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2018
Southwest Florida Planned Giving Council2018
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Risk Management Provisions
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2017
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 Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Steven Tinsworth DMD
Company Affiliation Tinsworth Orthodontics
Board Term Oct 2015 to Sept 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mrs. Sharon Barhorst Welcome Mat Services
Mr. Jason Bartz NDC Construction
Honorable Betsy Benac Manatee County
Mr. Larry Bustle Retired
Mr. Greg Bustle BB&T Insurance Services
Mrs. Heather Doyle Esq.Manatee County
Mr. Jack Hawkins Esq.Grimes, Goebel, Grimes, Hawkins, Gladfelter & Galvano
Mr. Thomas A. Moseley Esq.Thomas A. Moseley, Chartered
Mr. Jerry L. Neff Retired
Mr. Mark Nelson Esq.Mark A. Nelson, P.A.
Mr. Brett Pollock Retired
Dr. Steven Tinsworth DMDTinsworth Orthodontics
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 9
Female 3
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 87
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Oct
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month Sept
Tax Year End Day 30
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $990,000.00
Projected Expenses $480,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $11,386,087.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy % 4
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$359,376$393,966$329,038
Administration Expense$157,786$193,212$155,414
Fundraising Expense$110,204$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.681.121.34
Program Expense/Total Expenses57%67%68%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue246%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$11,037,988$10,546,645$9,570,448
Current Assets$11,037,988$364,001$837,280
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$2,405$2,595$582
Total Net Assets$11,035,583$10,544,050$9,569,866
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $381,630Investment Income $648,576Investment Income $642,499
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $44,884Fundraising $3,720Contributions, gifts, grants $2,702
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Contributions, gifts, grants $2,8470 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4589.60140.271438.63
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the organization's Federal 990-PF for tax years 2013 and 2014 and from their Federal 990 in subsequent years.  Audited financial information is consolidated, including both the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, Inc. and the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Bradenton,  Inc.
Nonprofit Kiwanis Club of Bradenton Foundation Inc
Address PO Box 1032
Bradenton, FL 34205 1032
Phone 941 779-8786