The 2016-2017 Guide to Giving
A N I M A L S
Ellenton, (941) 729-8631
Mission: Helping people help animals.
Sarasota, (941) 957-1955
Mission: To save animals for the benefit of humanity.
Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County Florida
Port Charlotte, (941) 625-6720
Mission: To advocate animal protection and welfare in order to achieve a community void of homeless animals.
Sarasota, (941) 371-6377
Mission: To provide a safe, loving and permanent home for big cats and other exotic creatures and to educate mankind on the importance of species preservation.
Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue
Bradenton, (727) 366-9997
Mission: A safe haven for abused or unwanted exotic birds, regardless of species, age, special needs or behavior issues.
Boxer Rescue Angels of Florida
Bradenton, (800) 847-5196
Mission: To rescue and rehabilitate displaced boxer dogs, provide veterinary care, food and shelter, and to facilitate their adoption into forever homes of responsible pet owners.
Arcadia, (863) 491-6888
Mission: Dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and pairing dogs in need with responsible owners, and to increasing awareness of the consequences of pet overpopulation.
Sarasota, (941) 366-2404
Mission: To save lives, find loving homes and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats.
Murdock, (941) 258-2739
Mission: To improve the lives and general health of feral and homeless cats living in Charlotte County by humanely stopping their breeding through a no-cost Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program.
EARS (Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary)
Englewood, (941) 681-3877
Mission: Dedicated to finding forever homes for cats and dogs, educating and providing spaying and neutering of pets and providing a pet food pantry for pet owners in need.
Venice, (770) 823-9438
Mission: Giving hope to canine friends who have been abandoned, abused or made homeless.
Sarasota, (941) 320-8242
Mission: Dedicated to helping financially struggling families in Sarasota and Manatee counties keep their pets and provide proper care through financial aid, product and service donations, education and outreach.
Seffner, (813) 516-1759
Mission: Dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of companion parrots.
Sarasota, (941) 302-0957
Mission: Dedicated to saving the lives of hard-to-place pets (e.g., bully breeds, seniors, special needs, injured, and pregnant mothers) who are impounded in kill shelters and at risk for euthanasia, homeless pets in the community and pets surrendered by their owners.
Bradenton, (941) 747-2284
Mission: To provide programs and solutions that will support Manatee County in becoming a true no-kill community where animals are no longer killed as a means of population control.
Bradenton, (941) 747-4900
Mission: To save the lives of homeless pets by changing the way our community views animal sheltering and shelter pets.
Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch
Sarasota, (941) 361-1071
Mission: To save and re-home adoptable animals with emphasis on those targeted for euthanasia.
Humane Society of Manatee County
Bradenton, (941) 747-8808
Mission: Committed to leading Manatee County in fostering compassion and respect for animals through care, education and collaboration.
Humane Society of Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 955-4131
Mission: Provides abandoned pets with compassionate care and shelter while promoting responsible pet ownership and securing permanent homes.
Bradenton, (941) 373-5670
Mission: Providing life-long care for cats with no place else to go; rescuing cats from area shelters and preparing them for adoption.
Myakka City, (941) 322-8494
Mission: Dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through managed breeding, scientific research, education and art.
Sarasota, (941) 321-1096
Mission: Specializes in the protection, rescue and placement of kittens and cats; educates cat owners regarding the health, safety and proper care of their pets.
Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue
Bradenton, (941) 896-6701
Mission: Rescues and rehabilitates dogs who are sick, injured, elderly, young, have behavioral problems or otherwise need help.
Parrot Cove Exotic Bird and Environmental Education Preserve
Myakka City, (941) 219-3688
Mission: Promoting responsible exotic avian care, avian placement, conservation awareness and avian veterinary advancements through education.
Punta Gorda, (941) 347-8876
Mission: Places into safe custody parrots that have been abandoned, abused or are in need of a home.
Punta Gorda, (941) 637-3830
Mission: Protecting wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation and education.
Sarasota, (941) 379-3278
Mission: Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of retired racing greyhounds.
Punta Gorda, (941) 347-4155
Mission: To take in and care for unwanted animals.
Bradenton, (843) 301-9696
Mission: Helping the pets of elderly and terminally sick patients get the care they need to transition to a new home.
Sarasota Dolphin Research Program
Sarasota, (941) 349-3259
Mission: Improves the lives of dolphins through research, which is translated into conservation action.
Sarasota In Defense of Animals
Sarasota, (941) 924-2505
Mission: To provide a forum for the protection of animals and the operation of a 10-acre no-kill animal sanctuary.
Sarasota, (941) 924-5070
Mission: To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome pets in loving, safe homes.
Sarasota, (941) 388-3010
Mission: To rescue, rehabilitate and release sick and injured birds while educating the community about preventing injuries and preserving habitats.
Sarasota, (941) 587-4510
Mission: To protect threatened marine species such as sea turtles, manatees and right whales, and to improve the health and productivity of coastal environments for the benefit of people and marine life.
Ona, (941) 228-5441
Mission: To provide rescue, rehabilitation and lifetime sanctuary to abused, abandoned and neglected horses; to promote awareness of the principles of natural horsemanship; to provide assistance to horse owners in the community.
Venice, (941) 492-6200
Mission: To rescue abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens and provide them with shelter, food, medical care and love for their entire lives or until they can be placed in responsible, loving homes.
Englewood, (941) 474-7884
Mission: To reduce the number of homeless animals.
TANKS (Tending Abandoned Needy Kats Sanctuary)
Sarasota, (941) 822-0300
Mission: To provide foster homes, veterinary services, food and loving care for senior and special needs cats.
TNR Cats Inc. of Manatee
Bradenton, (941) 962-6234
Mission: Committed to aiding and rescuing cats that have been injured or are in dire need of a veterinarian, and spaying/neutering feral cats.
Bradenton, (941) 713-6531
Mission: To rescue and prevent small breed dogs from being euthanized in shelters.
Venice, (941) 525-4568
Mission: Supports feral cat programs and reductions in euthanasia of cats in local shelters; provides low- or no-income cat owners with emergency help.
Sarasota, (941) 921-4355
Mission: Provides loving care and sanctuary for displaced senior dogs.
Venice, (941) 484-9657
Mission: To rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned wildlife; to educate about native wildlife and proper procedures upon discovery of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.
Anna Maria, (941) 778-6324
Mission: To rescue and rehabilitate all native wildlife species with the goal of returning them back to the environment.
A R T S A N D C U L T U R E
Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra
Holmes Beach, (941) 795-2370
Mission: The voice of great music for the community and beyond.
The Anna Maria Beach Company
Anna Maria, (813) 758-3234
Mission: To educate the public by bringing the history of Anna Maria Island to them, presenting programs on the early days of the island.
Bradenton, (941) 746-2862
Mission: To provide a welcoming, professional environment, educate novice and experienced artists of all ages, provide galleries to exhibit original artwork, and enhance the visual arts in Manatee County.
Sarasota, (941) 365-2032
Mission: To provide Sarasota with opportunities for creative expression and art appreciation through art education, exhibitions and cultural programs.
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
Sarasota, (941) 306-1200
Mission: Presents innovative classical and popular performances by world-class vocal and instrumental musicians.
Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island
Holmes Beach, (941) 778-6694
Mission: To educate, promote and encourage cultural and charitable artistic endeavors.
Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 365-5118
Mission: To advocate for arts and culture and to enhance the connection between the community and regional arts and culture.
Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County
Port Charlotte, (941) 764-8100
Mission: To encourage, strengthen, promote and foster cultural and artistic opportunities.
Sarasota, (941) 351-9010
Mission: To entertain, engage and inspire through the highest quality professional repertory theater and superior educational programs.
Association of Florida Teaching Artists
Sarasota, (941) 960-1210
Mission: Offers arts-infused programs to young people and the community to develop and enhance educational experiences through the arts.
Sarasota, (941) 400-2152
Mission: To share a passionate celebration of women's voices to entertain, enrich, inspire and educate audiences with the finest choral repertoire through diverse and creative programming.
Port Charlotte, (941) 204-0033
Mission: To enhance, educate and enrich the lives of all Charlotte County residents by presenting professional level choral music of all genres.
Port Charlotte, (941) 255-1022
Mission: To provide and promote quality theater arts programs to educate, entertain and enrich the Southwest Florida community.
Punta Gorda, (941) 205-5996
Mission: To engage and connect the community through music; to enhance the visibility of the community as a cultural center of interest, vitality and importance.
Sarasota, (941) 355-9335
Mission: To engage and educate students using unique and innovative learning programs; to measurably improve the quality of life for individuals in care facilities; and to advance the legacy and heritage of the circus.
Cortez, (941) 538-0945
Mission: To investigate and study the history of the Village of Cortez; to provide for the collection and preservation or display of papers, books, records, relics and other things of historical interest.
Cultural Center of Charlotte County
Port Charlotte, (941) 625-4175
Mission: To enhance the educational, recreational, physical and mental well-being of the citizens of Charlotte County and beyond.
Sarasota, (941) 366-5293
Mission: To meaningfully grow funding for Sarasota's arts and human services.
Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota
Sarasota, (941) 993-3085
Mission: LGBT chorus celebrating all of humanity and inspiring the community to embrace equality through songs of hope and inclusion.
Sarasota, (941) 404-5710
Mission: To educate and inspire to create a better world that embraces diversity, respects differences and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.
Sarasota, (772) 834-7173
Mission: Dedicated to the performance of world-class contemporary music in Sarasota.
Sarasota, (941) 330-0680
Mission: Dedicated to supporting and stimulating the arts in Sarasota County.
Sarasota, (941) 928-0296
Mission: To entertain and educate through music and stories.
St. Petersburg, (727) 820-0100
Mission: Honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust; dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life.
St. Petersburg, (727) 873-2009
Mission: Dedicated to building strong communities and informed citizens by providing the opportunity to explore Florida heritage.
Sarasota, (941) 366-9017
Mission: To make theater accessible and affordable to as many people as possible; to present theater that challenges with as much gusto as it entertains, to create a public forum for the issues of our day.
Foundation to Preserve Victor Lundy's South Gate Community House
Sarasota, (941) 955-4597
Mission: Dedicated to the restoration, preservation and maintenance of the historically designated Victor Lundy-designed South Gate Community House.
North Port, (781) 267-8659
Mission: Supporting stewardship and preservation as well as research and public education about Little Salt Spring Archaeological and Ecological Preserve.
Friends of the Englewood Archives
Englewood, (941) 870-8105
Mission: To preserve the history of the greater Englewood area.
Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum
Cortez, (941) 708-6120
Mission: Collects, preserves and effectively utilizes traditional knowledge, Florida cultural artifacts and personal stories to create accessible and engaging educational programming.
Friends of the Sarasota County History Center
Sarasota, (941) 361-2453
Mission: To promote and enhance the use and enjoyment of Sarasota County's cultural and historical heritage.
Sarasota, (941) 387-6046
Mission: Celebrates the excellence of choral music through innovative, stimulating performances and educational outreach.
Sarasota, (941) 362-2991
Mission: Promotes the education, appreciation and cultural significance of the classical guitar as a solo and chamber music instrument.
Sarasota, (941) 379-0232
Mission: To raise funds for worthy nonprofit organizations and teach the value of diversity through concerts.
Englewood, (941) 475-2098
Mission: To nurture creativity, preserve Florida history, protect native ecology and serve the Gulf Coast communities.
Osprey, (941) 966-5214
Mission: To connect people of today with 5,000 years of human history in southwest coastal Florida by preserving and interpreting objects and traditions significant to our region's past.
Historical Society of Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 364-9076
Mission: To foster public awareness of the historical heritage of Sarasota County and the state of Florida, encourage inquiry and research, and protect historic sites, structures and memorabilia.
Sarasota, (941) 366-1552
Mission: To promote, preserve, perform and educate people about jazz, the original American music art form.
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 359-5700
Mission: The legacy of John and Mable Ringling—a place of art, architecture and circus in an environment that inspires, educates and entertains.
North Port, (941) 564-8739
Mission: Building community through open communication.
Sarasota, (941) 921-4845
Mission: Key Chorale is dedicated to performing and promoting choral music of the highest quality.
Sarasota, (941) 346-2601
Mission: To bring together the finest musicians of Europe and the Americas to present exciting programs of familiar and unusual chamber music.
Englewood, (941) 475-6756
Mission: To enrich Englewood and surrounding communities through theatrical productions, volunteer opportunities, education and training in the performing arts, and to provide a venue for other cultural activities.
Manatee Community Concert Band
Bradenton, (941) 462-3188
Mission: To provide the Bradenton, Sarasota and surrounding communities with quality musical entertainment free of charge while providing experienced musicians and students an outlet to highlight their talents.
Manatee County Agricultural Museum
Palmetto, (941) 721-2034
Mission: Our mission is to preserve, share and educate the community about Manatee County's agricultural heritage and to support local agriculture today and into the future.
Manatee County Historical Commission
Bradenton, (941) 741-4075
Mission: Advocating for historic preservation and cultural tourism, preserving historic buildings and artifacts, educating the public and maintaining the Manatee Village Historical Park.
Bradenton, (941) 749-1111
Mission: To represent, enrich and promote diverse artists and art forms.
Punta Gorda, (941) 575-9002
Mission: To promote an understanding and respect for the military heritage of the United States and the sacrifices made by the country's veterans.
Sarasota, (941) 405-7322
Mission: Dedicated to the performance and promotion of choral music from many sources.
North Port, (941) 423-6460
Mission: Inspiring and encouraging creative possibilities for everyone through the visual arts.
Palmetto, (941) 723-4991
Mission: To foster an awareness and appreciation of local heritage and to preserve historical resources.
Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens
Punta Gorda, (941) 505-1554
Mission: To provide a natural setting along the Peace River showcasing world-class sculpture and unique botanicals to inspire creativity throughout the community.
The Perlman Music Program Suncoast
Sarasota, (941) 955-4942
Mission: Inspiring the next generation of concert artists, educators and audiences.
The Players Centre for Performing Arts
Sarasota, (941) 365-2494
Mission: Presenting a diverse and entertaining slate of high-quality, volunteer-driven theatrical experiences that educate, stimulate and enrich the entire community.
Sarasota, (941) 926-7677
Mission: Committed to presenting "music you love; musicians you know."
Punta Gorda, (941) 916-8800
Mission: To promote and encourage historical research and education by acquiring historical materials to be made accessible to researchers, students and the general public.
Punta Gorda, (941) 979-2786
Mission: Preserving the history of the Punta Gorda, Florida area through mural art.
Port Charlotte, (941) 626-9532
Mission: Supports the efforts of the Rotary Club of Punta Gorda, as well as Rotary International, through local, state, and international humanitarian, education, and cultural exchange programs.
Sarasota, (941) 321-3454
Mission: To educate the community about the art of handbell ringing and to present quality handbell music to various audiences.
Rotary Club of Sarasota Keys Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 586-2777
Mission: Supports the efforts of the Rotary Club of Sarasota Keys, as well as Rotary International, through local, state, and international humanitarian, education and cultural exchange programs.
Boca Grande, (941) 964-2670
Mission: To entertain, educate and engage the residents of Boca Grande and surrounding communities in the performing arts.
Sarasota, (941) 323-1360
Mission: Dedicated to the development and presentation of solo performances and new small-cast plays that illuminate the human condition.
Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 364-2199
Mission: Celebrates the Sarasota School of Architecture movement and advocates to preserve the midcentury modern structures that exemplify its forward-looking principles.
Sarasota, (941) 359-0099
Mission: To enrich lives, captivate emotions and strengthen community through the art of dance.
Venice, (941) 488-8877
Mission: To enhance community by inspiring collaborative support from volunteers, artists, visitors and donors so that the world's best pavement artists can perform alongside anyone who wants to participate.
Sarasota, (941) 343-9894
Mission: Furthering and promoting individual and group singing and choral activities of all kinds.
Sarasota, (941) 228-7721
Mission: To bring the finest classical music to the greater Sarasota community at the lowest possible price.
Sarasota, (941) 650-1177
Mission: Professional wind ensemble dedicated to performing traditional concert band music.
Sarasota, (941) 345-5755
Mission: To bring cutting-edge dance of the highest caliber to the community through performance, education and collaboration.
Sarasota County Agricultural Fair Association Incorporated
Sarasota, (941) 365-0818
Mission: Preserves and showcases the area's agricultural heritage and other local economic interests, creating cultural traditions culminating in the annual fair.
Sarasota County Film and Entertainment Office
Sarasota, (941) 309-1200
Mission: To grow film, television and other entertainment media production volume throughout Sarasota County in order to create and retain high-wage, high-skill jobs and drive economic development.
The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School
Sarasota, (941) 365-8400
Mission: To foster global understanding through training a diverse student body in the Cuban ballet style and to offer diversity in cultural performances throughout the community.
Sarasota, (941) 302-4504
Mission: Promotes an appreciation and better understanding of the art of dance through educational programs, performances and exhibitions.
Sarasota, (941) 364-9514
Mission: To celebrate the art of filmmaking by hosting an international film festival and developing yearlong programs for the economic, educational and cultural benefit of the community.
Sarasota High School Drama Department
Sarasota, (941) 955-0181
Mission: To provide assistance to the Sarasota High School drama department in promoting the highest degree of drama and drama performance education standards in the after-school program.
Osprey, (941) 870-9885
Mission: Presenting diverse programs of new and rarely performed musical masterpieces that expand, enrich and engage the community.
Sarasota, (941) 366-8450
Mission: To produce world-class opera true to the vision of the composer to entertain, enrich and educate.
Sarasota, (941) 953-4252
Mission: To engage, educate and enrich the community through high-quality, live musical experiences.
Sarasota Young Voices Incorporated
Sarasota, (941) 724-4592
Mission: A community children's choir for school-aged singers in Sarasota and Manatee counties to learn foundational music and singing skills.
South Florida Museum & Bishop Planetarium
Bradenton, (941) 746-4131
Mission: To engage and inspire learners of all ages and to protect, interpret and communicate scientific and cultural knowledge.
Sarasota, (941) 799-7224
Mission: To engage in short, innovative theater works while providing a nurturing environment that encourages, challenges and inspires playwrights and other theater artists.
Sarasota, (941) 321-1397
Mission: Dedicated to bringing compelling intimate live theater experiences to downtown Sarasota.
Sarasota, (941) 366-5578
Mission: To enrich the lives of members of the Gulf Coast community, with an emphasis on children, through the performing arts while supporting the needs of the Van Wezel.
Venice Area Historical Society
Venice, (941) 412-0151
Mission: To promote a public awareness and understanding of the historic heritage of Florida, Sarasota County, and the Venice area within the context of the nation's history.
Venice, (941) 485-7136
Mission: To provide cultural resources to the community and to encourage the knowledge and appreciation of visual art in all forms.
Venice, (941) 484-8491
Mission: To serve a regional audience by promoting the art of choral singing through vocal excellence and multi-generational education.
Venice, (941) 237-0478
Mission: Dedicated to preserving and promoting the Venice area's cultural heritage, including the surrounding communities of Osprey, Laurel and Nokomis.
Venice, (941) 488-1010
Mission: To provide funding for symphony performances which provide education and cultural richness to the area.
Venice, (941) 488-1115
Mission: To celebrate and nurture creative expression and foster human understanding through performing arts of the highest quality.
Bradenton, (941) 747-8056
Mission: To build a community where artists live and work while enhancing quality of life and creating a harmonious environment.
Punta Gorda, (941) 639-8810
Mission: To inspire, explore, create and promote the visual arts in the Southwest Florida.
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT)
Sarasota, (941) 366-1505
Mission: To produce shows that promote and celebrate the African-American experience, attract diverse audiences, support and develop African-American artists, and build the self-esteem of African-American youth.
Tampa, (813) 254-9338
Mission: To aid in the creation of an informed citizenry through quality programming using new technologies and community outreach.
Tampa, (813) 238-8001
Mission: Provides broadcasts and creates other forums to serve the community.
Sarasota, (941) 894-6469
Mission: To inform and empower listeners to play an active role in WSLR and in their community, promoting equality, peace, sustainability, democracy, health, and social and economic justice.
Tampa, (800) 741-9090
Mission: To provide meaningful and relevant content that enhances the community's quality of life.
E D U C A T I O N
Sarasota, (941) 388-8020
Mission: Strives to develop the full potential of students with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities.
Alliance Francaise de Sarasota
Sarasota, (941) 955-0700
Mission: Dedicated to promoting French language and Francophone culture in the Sarasota and Manatee area through local educational, cultural and social events.
Sarasota, (941) 408-7600
Mission: To prevent or reduce delinquency; to improve public safety by redirecting the lives of at-risk yourh and helping them to become productive citizens.
Ave Maria University Preparatory School
Myakka City, (941) 322-1601
Mission: Maintains a safe and caring atmosphere where students and staff are valued for their God-given gifts and dignity.
Sarasota, (941) 544-2895
Mission: Fostering agents of change who will implement compassionate actions while focusing on our similarities and embracing our differences.
Sarasota, (941) 907-3443
Mission: To serve the children and families affected by autism and related disorders.
Braden River Choral Booster Association
Bradenton, (941) 751-8230
Mission: To provide financial and educational support to the choral department of Braden River High School, as to facilitate a superior choral experience and community involvement for all students.
Bradenton, (941) 792-5454
Mission: To provide an excellent education rooted in God's word, and to prepare the hearts and minds of God's children in partnership with the Christian community for service in God's world.
Brothers and Sisters Doing the Right Thing
Sarasota, (941) 544-3540
Mission: To challenge children and youth to find positive life goals and empower them to achieve those goals.
Sarasota, (941) 366-6522
Mission: Providing Bible-based, academically sound education for children in K4 through eighth grade.
Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School
Sarasota, (941) 371-4917
Mission: Provides a quality education centered in Gospel values.
Center for Architecture Sarasota
Sarasota, (941) 350-5430
Mission: To foster dialogue and education in the built environment, advocate for the preservation of the area's diverse architectural heritage and encourage and promote innovative new design and sensitive urban planning.
The Classical Academy of Sarasota
Sarasota, (941) 925-2153
Mission: To develop the academic potential of each student through a rigorous, content-rich, classical liberal arts education while building in them a virtuous character.
Punta Gorda, (941) 639-3034
Mission: To build relationships that support, celebrate and strengthen the opportunities and diversity of the community through education, multiculturalism and communication.
Dreamers Afterschool Homework Assistance Program
Sarasota, (941) 961-4058
Mission: To provide an opportunity for students to grow and develop physically, intellectually and emotionally to become healthy, responsible adults.
Dreams Are Free Catholic School At Bishop Nevins Academy
Sarasota, (941) 366-4010
Mission: To develop a strong foundation of faith, values and learning for students with special learning needs aspiring to challenge each student to achieve their learning potential.
Dyslexia Awareness Advocacy and Action
Lakewood Ranch, (941) 538-6822
Mission: To help those with dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities.
Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County
Palmetto, (941) 757-2900
Mission: To provide and coordinate the services of school readiness programs in an efficient manner, in order to help all children develop the skills needed to achieve future educational success.
Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 954-4830
Mission: Prepares children for lifelong success through quality early learning.
Education Foundation of Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 927-0965
Mission: To strengthen the community by investing in educational opportunities for the students, teachers and schools of Sarasota County through strategic philanthropy.
Escuelas Hermanas dba Sister Schools
Bradenton, (941) 747-7915
Mission: Connecting local children with children in Guatemala so both can learn how to deal with a world that is rapidly growing more interdependent and complex.
The Friends of Rocky Bluff Library
Ellenton, (941) 723-4821
Mission: To provide financial and other support for the enhancement of library resources and services to the residents of northeast Manatee County.
Friends of the Suncoast Library at Toledo Blade
North Port, (773) 226-5381
Mission: To ensure an exciting, worthwhile and sustainable library that engages the community.
FSU/Asolo Conservatory For Actor Training
Sarasota, (941) 351-9010
Mission: Provides a select group of graduate students from around the world a combination of intense classroom training in all aspects of the craft of acting and production opportunities in both the Cook Theatre season and the Asolo Rep mainstage season.
Tallahassee, (850) 224-4316
Mission: To be engaged in construction-related educational activities, including assisting students in understanding and pursuing rewarding careers in construction and related trades.
Punta Gorda, (941) 639-7722
Mission: To provide assistance to emotionally troubled adolescent males through a wilderness camping experience.
Westminster, Maryland, (443) 974-8520
Mission: Provides public preschools and health centers in remote villages to teach children, inspire mothers and change lives on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
University Park, (941) 358-1705
Mission: To introduce computer literacy into the curriculum of secondary schools in central Tanzania; to improve the quality of education in all subjects.
Sarasota, (941) 552-2770
Mission: To establish a new educational model of an inclusive, interfaith Jewish day school for students of all faiths and backgrounds.
Good Shepherd Episcopal Schools
Punta Gorda, (941) 575-2139
Mission: Dedicated to meeting the needs of the whole child and families by providing a safe, nurturing, developmental environment that fosters an individual active, hands-on, age-appropriate curriculum.
Imagine School at Palmer Ranch
Sarasota, (941) 923-1125
Mission: To work in partnership with parents and guardians to educate their children through a challenging program of study and strong character development within a nurturing and orderly learning environment.
Sarasota, (941) 924-8588
Mission: To provide an education of excellence while fostering the teaching mission of Jesus Christ to grow in faith, knowledge and love of God.
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay
Tampa, (813) 631-1410
Mission: Dedicated to empowering young people to own their future economic success by educating them as to the opportunities, principles and realities of the 21st century global marketplace.
Kidbacker Foundation for Entrepreneurship
Sarasota, (646) 271-5516
Mission: Empowering tomorrow's business leaders today by activating and investing in bold, young entrepreneurs, ages 13-23.
Kiwanis Foundation of Charlotte County
Punta Gorda, (941) 661-4535
Mission: To provide scholarships to graduating Charlotte County high school seniors.
Sarasota, (941) 955-2508
Mission: To conduct educational, training and leadership development programs for the business community.
Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida SouthWestern State College
Punta Gorda, (941) 637-3533
Mission: Offers affordable non-credit learning opportunities to adults and organizations of Charlotte County seeking personal and professional development.
Arcadia, (863) 990-0527
Mission: To provide resources, services, experiences and guidance to prepare youth for post-secondary education and careers.
The Literacy Council of Sarasota
Sarasota, (941) 955-0421
Mission: To improve literacy for adults in Sarasota County through personalized, needs-based tutoring and small group instruction.
Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County
Venice, (941) 488-8994
Mission: To provide one-on-one tutoring and small group classes for English as a Second Language (ESL) and basic literacy at no cost to adult learners.
Tallahassee, (850) 668-3700
Mission: To strengthen marriages and families.
Bradenton, (941) 251-4937
Mission: To provide funding for innovative programs and enhanced educational opportunities for the teachers and students of Manatee County public schools beyond allocated state dollars.
Bradenton, (941) 746-8197
Mission: To empower Manatee County residents to independence through literacy.
Palmetto, (941) 721-6800
Mission: To provide an educational environment that will allow students to succeed and grow academically by acknowledging and accommodating different learning styles and multiple intelligence.
Sarasota, (941) 927-3711
Mission: Dedicated to engaging students through a hands-on, developmentally appropriate curriculum designed to strengthen their capacities, so they may meet the ever-changing world with creativity and confidence.
Bradenton, (941) 751-7900
Mission: To identify, solicit and acquire restricted and unrestricted resources to support the programs, educational services, teachers and students of Manatee Technical College.
Bradenton, (941) 729-9565
Mission: To inspire, nurture and support the development of strong Montessori schools worldwide, with programs serving children from the infants through high school.
Sarasota, (941) 487-4800
Mission: Offers a liberal arts education of the highest quality in the context of a small, residential public honors college with a distinctive academic program which develops the student's intellectual and personal potential as fully as possible.
Sarasota, (941) 922-4949
Mission: To cultivate a love of life and inspire academic excellence.
Sarasota, (941) 349-3223
Mission: Provides an environment in which students strive to achieve their highest academic goals and to build character through a balanced program of academics, arts and athletics.
Bradenton, (941) 751-4566
Mission: Provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.
Palmetto, (941) 723-3711
Mission: To create a superior learning environment founded upon the shared values of hard work, honor, self-discipline, and community and parental involvement.
Sarasota, (941) 716-2471
Mission: To provide intellectually stimulating learning experiences led by highly qualified faculty for adults in the Sarasota/Manatee community.
Osprey, (941) 486-2001
Mission: Public school for intellectually gifted students in grades two to 12.
Osprey, (941) 486-2001
Mission: To help teach the language of music to students of Pine View School.
Bradenton, (941) 755-1400
Mission: To support special legacy projects to enhance the educational experiences of students who have special learning needs.
Sarasota, (941) 921-7739
Mission: To provide students who have different learning styles a flexible curriculum in a warm, nurturing family setting.
Project Light English Language Learning Center of Manatee
Bradenton, (941) 745-1659
Mission: To teach English to adult speakers of other languages (ESOL).
Nokomis, (941) 284-6768
Mission: To provide engaging, multisensory literacy instruction and enrichment to children in the community.
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association (PGICA)
Punta Gorda, (941) 637-1655
Mission: To enhance the quality of life in Punta Gorda Isles as a leading waterfront community.
Redlands Christian Migrant Association
Immokalee, (239) 658-3560
Mission: Opens doors to opportunities through quality child care and education from crib to high school and beyond.
Ringling College of Art And Design
Sarasota, (941) 309-4733
Mission: Educates the creative critical thinkers who will transform the future.
Ringling College Library Association (RCLA)
Sarasota, (941) 925-1343
Mission: Dedicated to the ongoing development of Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library, acting as a catalyst for the education growth of students, faculty and community.
Riverview High School Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 376-7877
Mission: To provide funds for the enhancement of education at Riverview High School when there are no other funding sources available.
The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch
Lakewood Ranch, (941) 870-0002
Mission: To develop and implement educational, humanitarian and vocational projects that address demonstrated needs in the local community.
Rotary Club of Sarasota Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 955-8761
Mission: Helping build a better community and world through educational, humanitarian and charitable endeavors.
Bradenton, (941) 755-2611
Mission: Provides a program of academic rigor, rich in Christ and Catholic faith tradition, personal responsibility and service to empower students for leadership in the global society.
Sarasota, (941) 953-4181
Mission: To provide each student with diverse opportunities that develop strength in faith and excellence in knowledge and learning.
Saint Stephen's Episcopal School
Bradenton, (941) 746-2121
Mission: Provides a superior academic program which prepares each student for a college or university compatible with the individual's academic ability, interest and needs.
Sarasota, (941) 315-8178
Mission: To provide quality Chinese language instruction and cultural programs in a safe environment and promote understanding and appreciation of traditional Chinese culture, history and philosophy.
Sarasota, (941) 371-6481
Mission: To honor God by developing academic abilities and broadening educational experiences while deepening Christian faith through partnership with the home, the church and the community.
Sarasota High School Mast Research Institute Boosters Incorporated
Sarasota, (941) 955-0181
Mission: Offers students throughout Sarasota County the opportunity to study professional scientific research methods and apply academic data by conducting research in the scientific field of their choice.
Sarasota-Manatee Council of the Navy League
Sarasota, (941) 493-9376
Mission: To enhance the morale of active duty personnel and their families; to inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services; and to support youth through programs that expose young people to the values of sea services.
Sarasota, (941) 926-1700
Mission: To provide secondary students the highest quality college preparatory education possible, incorporating the principles of leadership, discipline, patriotism, compassion and honor in a military-structured environment that develops lifelong learners.
Sarasota Mindfulness Institute
Sarasota, (941) 400-6600
Mission: To provide programs which promote mindfulness practice, education and research in the local community.
Sarasota, (941) 726-3020
Mission: Dedicated to providing the highest standard of music education and performance programs to the children of our community.
Sarasota Technology Users Group
Sarasota, (941) 677-0246
Mission: To provide quality education about using today's personal technology products and to provide the citizens of Sarasota County refurbished computer equipment.
Sarasota School of Arts And Sciences
Sarasota, (941) 330-1855
Mission: Provides a small, intimate environment of academic excellence and enrichment, utilizing community partnerships and traditional and innovative teaching methods.
Sarasota, (866) 582-8448
Mission: To make a difference in people's lives through strengths-based education.
Lakewood Ranch, (941) 538-6822
Mission: To enhance the academic experience for students with learning disabilities, providing additional educational tools and supporting efforts to enhance the educational quality of the school.
Seed of Academic Resources Program (SOAR)
Sarasota, (941) 355-6033
Mission: Committed to improving the academic achievement of children by providing a balanced program of academic support in math, reading and writing, arts, cultural enrichment, recreation and nutrition.
Venice, (941) 587-7388
Mission: To provide youth with the skills, knowledge and the resources to choose pro-social behaviors and establish healthy lifelong goals.
Sarasota, (941) 753-7755
Mission: Promoting classical principles in contemporary art and building a coalition of painters for the advancement of realist painting.
Sarasota, (941) 361-6420
Mission: Enhances the education of students by providing resources that create a strong community.
State College of Florida Foundation
Bradenton, (941) 752-5390
Mission: To inspire and connect donors with State College of Florida students, faculty, programs and community; to professionally steward assets entrusted to the foundation.
Sun Coast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL)
Sarasota, (941) 408-3723
Mission: To support enrichment opportunities offered by the independent and diverse lifelong learning organizations throughout Sarasota-Manatee counties.
Sarasota, (941) 840-4394
Mission: To provide people of all ages the opportunity to actively engage in the world of science, technology, arts, engineering and math; to encourage lifelong learning in a fun, educational and hands-on environment.
The Tabernacle Christian School
Sarasota, (941) 365-1050
Mission: To lead every student to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and develop each student to see life from a biblical point of view.
Take Stock In Children of Manatee County
Bradenton, (941) 751-6550
Mission: Provides college scholarships, mentors and hope for deserving at-risk students to break the cycle of poverty and help them reach their greatest potential.
Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 358-4407
Mission: Provides a unique opportunity for low-income and at-risk students in Sarasota County to escape the cycle of poverty through education.
TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council for the Sarasota County Schools
Sarasota, (941) 927-9000
Mission: Provides resources and support to the Sarasota County School District.
Tech Readers Enrich Kids Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 462-1167
Mission: To provide technical tools to students who are not reading at appropriate grade level, in order to increase reading proficiency.
Sarasota, (941) 256-0625
Mission: To elevate the quality of life for the local Latino community through education, integration and civic engagement.
Venice, (941) 979-2481
Mission: Advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
Sarasota, (941) 366-3600
Mission: Inspiring academic success and leadership through mentoring.
USF University of South Florida Foundation
Tampa, (941) 359-4582
Mission: Provides access to professional higher education programs and scholarly research.
Venice, (941) 496-4411
Mission: To educate children academically, spiritually, physically and socially with a biblical worldview in partnership with families, churches and the community.
Venice High School Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp
Venice, (941) 488-6726
Mission: To support the program objectives of the Marine Corp instructors by raising funds and providing volunteer assistance.
Bradenton, (941) 758-7588
Mission: All-boys school designed to promote intellectual and academic advancement while simultaneously addressing social and emotional development.
Myakka City, (941) 322-6409
Mission: To lead every student to the knowledge of Jesus Christ and develop the spirit, mind and body to see life from a biblical prospective.
Westcoast School For Human Development Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 366-4539
Mission: To train children and teenagers in the Westcoast philosophy, promoting wisdom and concern for all human beings.
William Monroe Rowlett Academy for Arts and Communication
Bradenton, (941) 708-6100
Mission: To provide the highest quality education that will foster leadership skills and a love of learning.
E N V I R O N M E N T
Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center
Punta Gorda, (941) 575-5435
Mission: To raise public awareness of the value of our natural and cultural resources by providing environmental education, recreation, research and management of conservation lands.
E N V I R O N M E NT
Sarasota, (941) 330-1711
Mission: To keep kids connected to nature by providing a whimsical interactive garden to explore, wonder, imagine and learn the magic of gardening.
Coastal Conservation Association of Florida
Orlando, (941) 270-0895
Mission: To conserve, promote and enhance coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
Osprey, (941) 918-2100
Mission: To protect the environmental character, biodiversity and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and watersheds of Florida's Gulf Coast.
Bradenton, (941) 730-9551
Mission: To restore a historic classic wooden ship to serve as the flagship for the importance of clean water and marine conservation.
Sarasota, (941) 232-8222
Mission: To increase science-based environmental understanding, conservation and restoration through collaboration and public engagement.
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota
Sarasota, (941) 926-9220
Mission: To stimulate interest in horticulture and the artistic use of plant materials; to encourage civic beautification and the preservation of natural resources.
Port Charlotte, (941) 764-4390
Mission: To improve Charlotte County by engaging and educating people about reducing litter, recycling, beautification and protecting natural resources.
Englewood, (941) 830-8922
Mission: To forever protect and preserve the natural features of Lemon Bay, Charlotte Harbor, their surrounding waters and uplands, and vital fish and wildlife habitat.
Englewood, (941) 474-9068
Mission: To maintain the LBGC clubhouse and gardens in Englewood, Florida for the education and enjoyment of members and the public.
Nokomis, (941) 966-6256
Mission: Dedicated to preserving the environment and protecting the public's health.
Manatee County Audubon Society
Bradenton, (941) 729-2222
Mission: To protect, preserve, restore and enjoy the natural environment by creating an awareness and appreciation of birds, other wildlife and the native habitat.
Sarasota, (941) 388-4441
Mission: To advance marine and environmental sciences through scientific research, education and public outreach, leading to new discoveries, revitalization and sustainability of the oceans.
Bradenton, (941) 538-6829
Mission: To enhance science literacy and foster environmental stewardship.
Bradenton, (941) 761-2866
Mission: To preserve and foster an appreciation of nature and landscaping in an interactive learning environment.
Punta Gorda, (941) 380-0993
Mission: To enhance the green spaces of the community, establishing and maintaining gardens and parks.
Lakewood Ranch, (941) 961-4131
Mission: To provide therapy and education through SCUBA diving while protecting the reefs.
Sarasota, (941) 312-6533
Mission: Dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of birds, wildlife and the environment.
Sarasota, (941) 955-0875
Mission: Preserving botanical gardens and historical landmarks while fostering appreciation and promotion of Florida gardening principals, floral design and civic beautification.
Sarasota, (941) 952-7000
Mission: To ensure that no harm comes to Siesta Key beaches, waterfront property or navigation in Big Pass.
Sarasota, (941) 366-5731
Mission: To provide an oasis of inspiration and tranquility while furthering the understanding and appreciation of plants, especially epiphytes.
SUSiE (Science Under Sail Institute for Exploration)
Sarasota, (941) 350-0900
Mission: Dedicated to the advancement of coral reef research and the advancement of early career scientists and explorers.
Southwest Florida Fossil Society
Venice, (941) 769-2725
Mission: To promote and foster the science of paleontology through the collection, identification and preservation of fossil remains and provide a regional forum for training and experience in the scientific field.
Sarasota, (941) 275-2922
Mission: To protect and restore the Suncoast's waterways through enforcement, fieldwork, advocacy and environmental education.
Sarasota, (773) 991-5199
Mission: To overcome the challenges of climate change by creating crew consciousness.
Venice, (941) 207-8224
Mission: To make the Venice area a more beautiful place to live, work and play.
H E A L T H C A R E
St. Petersburg, (727) 767-3879
Mission: To advocate, volunteer and fund raise for children and families of Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.
Sarasota, (941) 365-8883
Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
American Association of Kidney Patients
Tampa, (813) 636-8100
Mission: Dedicated to improving the quality of life of kidney patients through education, advocacy and the fostering of patient communities.
Sarasota, (800) 227-2345
Mission: Dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.
American Diabetes Association Southwest Florida
Tampa, (813) 885-5007
Mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Myakka City, (941) 225-5042
Mission: To use canine scent detection to develop a noninvasive way of screening for cancer and other life-threatening diseases in their primary stages.
Sarasota, (941) 927-2226
Mission: Dedicated to a community-wide effort promoting breast health awareness and education to the underserved Sarasota County residents.
Sarasota, (941) 365-5926
Mission: Moving forward to put health disparities behind us.
Sarasota, (941) 306-1232
Mission: To provide in-depth, one-of-a-kind, creative, specialized grief healing, recovery and life transformation services to the disenfranchised.
Bradenton, (941) 782-4299
Mission: Specializing in mental health and addictions so that health and wellness are possible for every family.
The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association
Glenolden, Pennsylvania, (610) 499-9264
Mission: To support the development of new drugs to treat CMT (the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy); to improve the quality of life for people with CMT and ultimately, to find a cure for CMT.
Charlotte County Healthy Start Coalition
Port Charlotte, (941) 764-9700
Mission: To improve birth outcome by providing access to care before, during and after pregnancy for at-risk women and newborns.
Sarasota, (855) 523-7465
Mission: To educate, engage and empower young adults to be come self-advocates for breast health and awareness.
Sarasota, (941) 927-8900
Mission: To provide quality care with compassion, respect and dignity.
Sarasota, (941) 366-0461
Mission: To provide a continuum of medical, social and education services essential to the health and well-being of those affected by HIV/AIDS, Hepatits C and STDs.
Community Health Centers of Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 861-2900
Mission: To provide high-quality primary care services in Sarasota County.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Southwest Florida Chapter
Tampa, (813) 374-9041
Mission: To find a cure for cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for people living with the disease.
Sarasota, (941) 365-0367
Mission: Dedicated to research, education and community service for hearing and balance disorders.
Englewood Community Care Clinic
Englewood, (941) 681-3765
Mission: To provide no-cost episodic medical services to the uninsured and working poor in the Englewood area.
Sarasota, (941) 366-5333
Mission: Prevents and treats alcohol and drug addictions and associated disorders.
Sarasota, (941) 747-1972
Mission: To provide awareness, education and training about chemical dependency on food and support for long-term recovery from food addiction.
Sarasota, (941) 363-1852
Mission: To insure that all families have access to affordable quality health care, with a focus on preventive protocols, in order to prevent the onset or progression of serious illness.
Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services
Nokomis, (941) 445-5687
Mission: Provides free medication and medical services to uninsured financially needy members of the community.
Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Sarasota, (941) 361-6602
Mission: To provide health education that improves the well-being of the community.
Naples, (239) 821-5051
Mission: Dedicated to purchasing blood glucose testing supplies and insulin for children and college students in financial need.
Sarasota, (941) 316-0406
Mission: Builds the self-worth of individuals by restoring their hearing potential and providing opportunities to engage with their communities through service to others.
Sarasota, (904) 534-3266
Mission: Dedicated to helping women heal, cope and survive the physical and emotional effects of cancer.
Nokomis, (941) 412-9333
Mission: Partnered with horses, challenges individuals with special needs to meet their fullest potential.
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 927-4963
Mission: Support everyone affected by Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia while advancing the search for a cure.
Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation
Atlanta, Georgia (404) 537-5253
Mission: Provides families with WOW! Experiences giving children who will lose their Mom or Dad to cancer a timeout to create indispensable memories together while they can.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Florida Suncoast Chapter
Naples, (941) 685-6875
Mission: To progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until we achieve a world without T1D.
Bradenton, (941) 755-3900
Mission: To breathe life and hope into women and children who have been marginalized, demoralized and traumatized.
Bradenton, (713) 443-2972
Mission: To raise awareness, to create action and to find treatments and ultimately a cure for ALS.
Sarasota, (941) 313-2246
Mission: Dedicated to providing dreams to children (ages 0-12) who often miss out on childhood opportunities due to disease or who once struggled with a medical condition.
Macular Degeneration Association
Sarasota, (941) 870-4399
Mission: To find a cure for macular degeneration and all eye diseases through funding research, while providing education and services that will improve the quality of life for patients.
Lakewood Ranch, (941) 704-5200
Mission: Dedicated to providing professional services to individuals, couples and families that promote and restore healthy relationships.
Mental Health Community Center
Sarasota, (941) 953-3477
Mission: To offer adults with mental illness caring, encouraging and direct service programs leading to a healthy and productive lifestyle.
The Multicultural Health Institute
Sarasota, (941) 225-8198
Mission: Promoting, educating and ensuring equal health care access and treatment for underserved communities.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Fort Myers, (239) 437-6900
Mission: A dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering more than 40 neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million American adults and children.
Sarasota, (941) 376-9361
Mission: To improve the quality of life of all those affected by mental illness through awareness, advocacy, education and support.
Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's
Sarasota, (941) 926-6413
Mission: Dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers.
Bradenton, (941) 932-5361
Mission: To provide needed medical and financial resources to children with disabilities.
Phelan McDermid Syndrome Foundation
Venice, (941) 485-8000
Mission: To improve the quality of life of people affected by PMS worldwide by providing family support, accelerating research and raising awareness.
Sarasota, (941) 955-6293
Mission: Provides compassionate care for seniors, offering rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living, education and support.
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida
Sarasota, (941) 365-3913
Mission: To provide affordable access to comprehensive reproductive health care and accurate health information through patient care, education and advocacy.
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
Sarasota, (800) 926-4797
Mission: To promote and fund research, provide education and offer support to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome.
Prevent Blindness Florida
St. Petersburg, (813) 874-2020
Mission: Promotes a lifetime of healthy sight through direct services, public health awareness and advocacy.
Sarasota, (941) 923-3958
Mission: To financially assist families who have a child on the cancer floor at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Sarasota, (941) 752-2949
Mission: To conduct scientific research to discover safe and effective new drug therapies to successfully treat diseases of the mind and to promote healthy aging.
Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast
Sarasota, (941) 926-2959
Mission: To provide excellent professional, spiritually integrated counseling services.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
Sarasota, (941) 917-1010
Mission: Serves the patients, family members, visitors and staff of the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System.
Southwest Florida Myositis Keep In Touch Support Group
Alexandria, Virginia, (703) 299-4850
Mission: To support myositis patients and their families, connect the Medical Advisory Board to the medical and patient community and to increase funding for myositis research.
Suncoast Communities Blood Bank
Sarasota, (941) 954-1600
Mission: Provides a reliable supply of quality blood products and services to hospitals and health centers in need.
TCI Suncoast (Trinity Charities)
Sarasota, (941) 355-0847
Mission: To provide assistance, support and education for those affected by HIV/AIDS and for those in need in our community.
Sarasota, (941) 552-7525
Mission: To help people live well by providing care, comfort and compassion to patients living with advanced illness and their families.
Tri-County Counseling & Life Skills Center
North Port, (941) 876-3060
Mission: Teaching clients those skills necessary to lead a healthier, happier and more productive life.
United Cerebral Palsy of Sarasota Manatee
Sarasota, (941) 251-4956
Mission: To advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic
Port Charlotte, (941) 766-9570
Mission: Dedicated to providing no-cost volunteer medical, pharmacy and wellness services to the under-served in Charlotte County.
Bradenton, (941) 755-3952
Mission: To facilitate free medical care to low-income and uninsured residents of Manatee County.
H U M A N S E R V I C E S
Bradenton, (941) 746-7470
Mission: Building dreams, changing lives by providing positive, productive environments filled with educational, cultural, recreational and social opportunities.
Venice, (941) 488-0990
Mission: To provide excellent aviation service delivering cargo, mail and humanitarian aid to missionary partners serving Christ.
Aging in Paradise Resource Center
Longboat Key, (941) 383-6493
Mission: Provides quality solutions and exciting opportunities for local seniors, enabling them to live with dignity and the highest possible level of health, independence and quality of life.
Sarasota, (941) 379-6333
Mission: To provide healthy solutions to end hunger in the community.
Sarasota, (941) 951-2576
Mission: To provide advocacy, leadership, support and outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual youth and their allies.
Punta Gorda, (941) 575-5790
Mission: To provide stability and preparation for difficult-to-place teenaged boys in the Florida foster care system.
Palmetto, (941) 722-0764
Mission: To reach out to any and all international seafarers who dock at Port Manatee.
Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity
Arcadia, (863) 494-4118
Mission: Brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Bradenton, (941) 592-8752
Mission: Provides funding for high school student athletes to attend state football camps to secure college scholarships.
Sarasota, (941) 684-0009
Mission: Distributes diapers and kindness to working poor families who do not receive governmental cash assistance.
North Port, (941) 426-8360
Mission: To provide hygiene products for the homeless/needy children of North Port, to improve self-esteem and enable them to remain in school, clean and well groomed.
Punta Gorda, (941) 875-9747
Mission: To eliminate childhood hunger for elementary and middle school children of Charlotte County.
Beauty for Ashes Women's Homes
Bradenton, (941) 400-0590
Mission: To make a positive difference in the lives of women who have been recently released from incarceration.
Better Tomorrows at Janie's Garden
Sarasota, (941) 953-2255
Mission: Committed to creating and maintaining strong, healthy living environments for residents of Janie's Garden Apartments by providing critical resources.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast
Venice, (941) 488-4009
Mission: To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships.
Sarasota, (941) 232-4568
Mission: To provide financial assistance to families of children with a life-threatening medical condition.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County
Bradenton, (941) 761-2582
Mission: To enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 366-3911
Mission: To enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Sarasota, (310) 422-7179
Mission: Sharing Christ-centered hope with children who have been abused, abandoned, orphaned or neglected while supporting foster and adoptive families.
Brotherhood of Men Mentor Group
Sarasota, (941) 400-3818
Mission: To break the vicious cycle of crime, incarceration, failure and death that plagues many young males in low-income, disenfranchised communities, by providing friendship, mentorship, guidance and love.
Building Stronger Marriages
Palmetto, (941) 722-0696
Mission: To improve marriages and break the cycle of divorce.
Clearwater, (727) 593-0003
Mission: To develop and provide services that enable children and families to realize their own potential.
Care Net Manasota Crisis Pregnancy Center
Bradenton, (941) 751-1966
Mission: Offers compassion, hope and help to anyone considering abortion by presenting them with realistic alternatives and Christ-centered support.
Sarasota, (248) 839-2687
Mission: To help those who are often treated differently because of their physical disabilities.
Bradenton, (941) 358-4080
Mission: To recruit, train and retain talent for employers on the Suncoast, collaborating with local school districts, regional partners and employers.
Catholic Charities Diocese Of Venice
Venice, (941) 484-9543
Mission: To serve and empower all in need regardless of race, nationality or creed.
Center for Abuse & Rape Emergencies of Charlotte County (CARE)
Punta Gorda, (941) 639-5499
Mission: To help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes in Charlotte County; to promote non-violent relationships by education and example.
The Center of Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria, (941) 778-1908
Mission: To serve as a gathering place for the community to come together and make friends.
The Center of Hope of South County
Nokomis, (941) 412-9044
Mission: To provide and coordinate services to stabilize the lives of people who are unemployed, homeless, near homeless or otherwise in need.
Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity
Punta Gorda, (941) 639-3162
Mission: Committed to home ownership through a needs-based partnership with low-income Charlotte County residents.
Punta Gorda, (941) 456-5433
Mission: To introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.
Charlotte HIV-AIDS People Support (CHAPS)
Port Charlotte, (941) 625-2552
Mission: To provide supplemental food and hygiene products at no cost to persons in need living with HIV/AIDS and their dependents.
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Florida (CEF)
Bradenton, (941) 779-3164
Mission: To evangelize boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Sarasota, (941) 365-1277
Mission: The prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse.
Sarasota, (941) 953-3877
Mission: Strengthening children and families through a comprehensive approach to development, education, health and well-being.
St. Petersburg, (727) 8966390
Mission: To make dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Sarasota, (941) 504-9515
Mission: To ensure that every abused, neglected and abandoned child in the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida has a court-appointed volunteer Guardian ad Litem, and that financial assistance is available for the child's health, educational and social needs.
Sarasota, (941) 350-0080
Mission: To help children and their families develop everyday habits of healthy eating.
The Circus and Traveling Shows Retirement Project
Sarasota, (941) 953-5786
Mission: To assist show people with age or health problems in their search for affordable housing in the Southwest Florida area.
Bradenton, (941) 405-3041
Mission: Providing Christ-centered wellness, fellowship and wholeness nourishing the mind, body and spirit.
Community Assistance Ministry (CAM)
Venice, (941) 492-6384
Mission: To meet the urgent needs of families and individuals by providing emergency assistance.
Sarasota, (941) 809-2231
Mission: To provide safe and affordable homeownership and rentals, coupled with housing counseling and homebuyer education.
Sarasota, (941) 726-3839
Mission: Providing daily faith-based messages of encouragement, inspiration and care.
Port Charlotte, (941) 255-0808
Mission: To prevent and reduce substance abuse in Charlotte County through increased education, services and support.
Arcadia, (863) 993-1333
Mission: To facilitate community collaboration, connect resources, develop innovative strategies and align actions to eliminate substance abuse in DeSoto County.
Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Heartland
Port Charlotte, (941) 255-1650
Mission: To support families and children in accessing high-quality early care and education services.
Easter Seals Southwest Florida (Happiness House)
Sarasota, (941) 355-7637
Mission: Provides quality therapeutic, educational and support services lifespan services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Educational Consultants Consortium (ECC)
Palmetto, (941) 722-5696
Mission: To facilitate communication and coordinate services between the home, school and community.
Elks Feeding Empty Little Tummies
Bradenton, (941) 792-1511
Mission: To provide weekend meals through a back-pack program during the school year for children, ages 5 through 12 who are homeless and/or living in food-deprived homes.
Englewood, (941) 474-5864
Mission: Provides food, rent/utility and other assistance as well as referral services to other agencies in both Sarasota and Charlotte counties, working to prevent homelessness.
Epilepsy Services of SW Florida
Sarasota, (941) 953-5988
Mission: To assist uninsured adults diagnosed with epilepsy to obtain medical, case management and prevention and education services.
Sarasota, (941) 926-0355
Mission: To provide martial arts to all LGBTQ persons wishing to seek its confidence building and empowerment.
Sarasota, (941) 953-2277
Mission: To help Sarasota's neediest children grow into healthy, happy adults.
Thonotosassa, (813) 982-9226
Mission: To provide high-quality care for sibling groups through a live-in caregiver model, to transition each child into a safe, stable and permanent home.
Ellenton, (813) 240-3044
Mission: Provides sensory-friendly activities, support groups, referrals for therapeutic services, structured classes and other resources to every family with a child diagnosed with autism.
Face of Hope Foundation
North Port, (941) 284-3734
Mission: To improve the quality of life of poor and homeless families through comprehensive community support and outreach services.
Bradenton, (941) 799-4975
Mission: Assists the underprivileged, indigent, incarcerated or addicted in transitioning from dysfunctional lifestyles to healthy ones through mentoring and small-group, faith-based, life-skills courses.
The Family Network on Disabilities of Manatee Sarasota
Lakewood Ranch, (941) 928-0682
Mission: To empower families of children with disabilities in Manatee and Sarasota counties through education, advocacy and caregiver support.
Bradenton, (941) 756-3007
Mission: To prevent child abuse and neglect in at-risk families through comprehensive parenting education and support services.
Sarasota, (941) 952-1800
Mission: Helping homeless children and their families move home.
Family Promise of South Sarasota
Venice, (941) 497-9881
Mission: To address the needs of homeless children and families by providing temporary shelter, meals and comprehensive services to help them achieve lasting self-sufficiency.
Pinellas Park, (727) 521-5200
Mission: To strengthen families and build better communities by providing prevention, support and counseling services to children, teens and families.
Bradenton, (941) 896-7870
Mission: To feed homeless children on weekends when they often go hungry.
The First Tee of Sarasota Manatee
Sarasota, (941) 993-0046
Mission: To provide educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 677-7181
Mission: To help patients who need non-medical financial assistance while undergoing cancer treatment.
The Florida Center for Early Childhood
Sarasota, (941) 371-8820
Mission: Providing an array of comprehensive therapeutic services, clinical interventions, prevention and early education programming to help children overcome obstacles and succeed.
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
Boys Ranch, (800) 765-3797
Mission: To prevent delinquency and develop lawful, resilient and productive citizens.
Florida West Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council
Bradenton, (941) 792-0985
Mission: To promote and create a sustainable local food and agriculture economy.
Sarasota, (941) 952-1109
Mission: To provide funding to qualified charitable organizations for programs assisting disadvantaged children and families in Sarasota and Manatee.
Bradenton, (941) 747-4655
Mission: Hot meal delivery to homebound or disabled seniors, as well as transportation, social activities and enrichment opportunities.
Sarasota, (941) 365-7716
Mission: Dedicated to strengthening families through educational programs for parents, children and professionals in the field.
Bradenton, (941) 746-5659
Mission: To provide an exceptional camping experience for children with special needs and chronic illnesses ages 7-17.
Foundation for Jefferson Center
Sarasota, (941) 953-9585
Mission: To obtain the resources to provide Jefferson Center residents with support programs, chore services and health and wellness activities that enrich their lives.
Sarasota, (941) 955-2122
Mission: To promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging.
Full Circle Performance Weightlifting Club
Palmetto, (941) 465-1383
Mission: Providing at-risk youth with a pathway to the Olympics via the sport of weightlifting.
Bradenton, (941) 567-4808
Mission: To provide needed resources for developmental, education and mentoring programs, student internships and scholarships for underserved youth in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida
Sarasota, (941) 921-5358
Mission: Builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Sarasota, (941) 366-6646
Mission: Inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold.
Giving Alliance of Myakka City
Myakka City, (941) 350-2079
Mission: To promote the general welfare of the community by providing human resources to those in need.
Venice, (941) 496-7800
Mission: To assist the working homeless by offering showers, clothing and other resources for the working homeless.
The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center
Sarasota, (941) 365-4545
Mission: To enhance the social services delivery system for underserved individuals and families so that they may access the services they need to become participating members of the community.
God Raising Incredible Parents
Sarasota, (941) 914-4093
Mission: Teaches biblical principles to parents to raise their children in a safe, healthy and stable home environment.
Bradenton, (941) 355-2721
Mission: Changing lives through the power of work.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
Fort Myers, (239) 995-2106
Mission: Committed to serving people with disabilities or disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence.
Guardian Angels of Southwest Florida
Bradenton, (941) 792-5374
Mission: To help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of abused, abandoned or neglected children through safe and loving faith-based foster family homes.
Gulf Coast FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
Venice, (941) 525-3833
Mission: To see Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
St. Petersburg, (727) 821-0726
Mission: Dedicated to providing comprehensive, personal legal advocacy in civil matters, counseling and education for vulnerable individuals and families.
Sarasota, (941) 365-0700
Mission: To partner with God and community to provide decent, affordable housing for people in need so they may build better lives for their families.
Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County
Venice, (941) 493-6606
Mission: To put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Hannah's House Domestic Violence Shelter
Wauchula, (863) 773-5717
Mission: To provide food, shelter, education and support for those who are experiencing short- or long-term adversity due to domestic violence or homelessness.
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
Fort Myers, (239) 334-7007
Mission: To overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties through education and by working in a cooperative effort with partner agencies in the procurement and distribution of food.
Sarasota, (941) 953-3154
Mission: To champion hope and transform lives by revitalizing neighborhoods and providing service-enriched housing programs.
The Haven (formerly Community Haven)
Sarasota, (941) 355-8808
Mission: Empowers independence and inclusion in all aspects of society for children, teenagers and adults with disabilities through therapy, education, socialization, housing, fitness, vocational training, job placement and recreation.
Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 373-7070
Mission: To improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, infants and young children.
Bradenton, (941) 714-7541
Mission: To assure that all women and infants have access to prenatal and pediatric care; to promote healthy birth outcomes, positive parenting, and optimal child development.
Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County
Bradenton, (941) 932-1137
Mission: To reduce risky behaviors by providing teens with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices about their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.
Hearing Impaired Persons of Charlotte County
Port Charlotte, (941) 743-8347
Mission: To improve the quality of life for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, deaf-blind or speech impaired.
Hearing Loss Association of America-Sarasota Chapter
Sarasota, (941) 320-8825
Mission: To empower the more than 145,000 people with hearing loss in the community to lead more active lives by providing education/information, support and advocacy.
Sarasota, (954) 850-6606
Mission: Helping hard-to-place kids find permanent homes through the Heart Gallery, a traveling photographic exhibit created to find forever families for children in foster care.
Tampa, (813) 247-5483
Mission: Provides support, encouragement, information and resources to women and families who are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy.
Bradenton, (941) 840-9447
Mission: To help women restore their lives through developing a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Murdock, (941) 627-4313
Mission: To alleviate and prevent hunger and homelessness.
Bradenton, (941) 544-4850
Mission: To ensure that all children who are homeless and in need are prepared for school.
Bradenton, (941) 747-8499
Mission: To promote safety, strength and well-being for victims of domestic violence and their children in Manatee County.
Hope for Children and Families
Sarasota, (941) 587-2108
Mission: To serve homeless single parents, helping reunify families inside or outside of the country.
Bradenton, (941) 228-5660
Mission: Providing quality garden seed to a hungry world in the name of Christ through missionaries and mission teams, teaching gardening practices for sustainable food production.
Sarasota, (941) 809-7697
Mission: To provide hope and encouragement to adults suffering from a life-threatening illness and their families by offering a therapeutic break from the daily stress.
I9 Sports Association-Chapter 83
Sarasota, (941) 312-2400
Mission: To promote youth athletic participation; to provide financial assistance to boys and girls who cannot otherwise afford to participate in athletic activities.
Bradenton, (941) 755-4782
Mission: To strengthen families and increase community safety by treating abusive juvenile behavior and changing the lives of troubled youth.
Sarasota, (941) 364-7530
Mission: Provides transportation services to individuals who are at least 60 years old and adults of any age with vision impairments.
Murdock, (941) 661-8117
Mission: To identify and meet the basic needs of the homeless population who may be suffering from physical or substance abuse with mental health issues problems.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS)
Sarasota, (941) 366-2224
Mission: Empowers individuals and families toward self-sufficiency.
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
Sarasota, (941) 371-4546
Mission: To strengthen Jewish life and identity in the community, provide for Jewish people in need and promote support for Israel.
Jewish Housing Council Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 377-0781
Mission: To support the programs and services of the Sarasota Manatee Jewish Housing Council and its campus, Kobernick-Anchin-Benderson.
Bradenton, (941) 746-3717
Mission: To provide transitional housing for men, to enable them to return to society as committed Christians and productive citizens.
Sarasota, (800) 706-2740
Mission: To improve the quality of life for those living with epilepsy or other seizure disorders through education, awareness, volunteerism and fund-raising activities.
Bradenton, (941) 747-5757
Mission: To enable all girls to rise above their circumstances and become inspirational leaders in their community.
Sarasota, (941) 341-9781
Mission: To bring free or affordable therapeutic yoga to targeted populations including, but not limited to, veterans with PTSD, children with autism, people with Parkinson's disease, and people in addiction recovery.
Sarasota, (941) 377-0781
Mission: To create and sustain non-exclusionary communities where seniors can live life to its fullest, answering their needs for quality housing, financial peace of mind, wellness, safety and spiritual fulfillment.
Laurel, (941) 483-3338
Mission: Shapes the foundations for successful lives for people of all ages in Sarasota County through education, personal empowerment and opportunities for growth.
Sarasota, (941) 366-0038
Mission: Provides legal services at no cost to those in need by partnering with local lawyers.
Sarasota, (941) 359-1404
Mission: To promote independence, enhance quality of life and empower people affected by vision loss.
Venice, (941) 493-0016
Mission: Helping adults with developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest.
Bradenton, (941) 747-5683
Mission: Dedicated to rehabilitating young men through discipleship, providing a residential rehabilitation program at no charge to the resident or their family.
Tampa, (813) 875-1408
Mission: To bring God's healing, hope and help to people in need in the name of Jesus Christ.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida
Sarasota, (941) 952-9474
Mission: Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Lakewood Ranch, (941) 907-0499
Mission: To provide families with a neutral and supportive forum for sharing and networking, and to promote understanding and acceptance of Down syndrome.
Manasota District Council Saint Vincent De Paul Society
Bradenton, (941) 761-9568
Mission: To assist the poor and needy, providing comfort and financial assistance.
Manatee Community Action Agency
Bradenton, (941) 827-2887
Mission: Helping people, changing lives in the community through education, partnerships and delivery of quality services.
Bradenton, (941) 798-9622
Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Manatee County 4-H Association; Manatee County 4-H Foundation
Gainesville, (941) 722-4524
Mission: Empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
Parrish, (941) 914-2337
Mission: To provide rowing programs in a positive and competitive environment for all ages.
Manatee PAL (Police Athletic League)
Bradenton, (941) 747-1118
Mission: To bring law enforcement, kids and families together in a positive, safe environment through sports and academics.
Bradenton, (941) 752-4850
Mission: Screening and verifying the needs of those hurting and in crisis across the community on behalf of local churches.
Bradenton, (941) 747-4608
Mission: To raise up lifelong followers of Jesus Christ who lead by their godliness in lifestyle and commitment to social involvement.
Bradenton, (941) 545-3359
Mission: To facilitate support for children in grief, through partnerships with Comfort Zone Camp and Children First of Sarasota.
Mayor's Feed the Hungry Campaign
Sarasota, (941) 928-1455
Mission: Raise funds and collect food to disburse to the local needy, free of charge, through participating nonprofit agencies and organizations, with special attention given to the holiday season.
Bradenton, (941) 345-1200
Mission: To provide the resources, skills and shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention and intervention for all children and their families.
Meals on Wheels of Charlotte County
Port Charlotte, (941) 625-4343
Mission: To deliver nutritious, ready-to-eat meals, primarily to persons over 60 years of age who are unable to prepare meals for themselves, allowing them to remain independently in their homes for as long as possible.
Sarasota, (941) 366-6693
Mission: Delivers nutritious meals to persons in Sarasota who are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves.
Sarasota, (941) 225-2966
Mission: To provide the opportunity for children and adults with special needs a chance to experience playing baseball in a league-based environment.
Sarasota, (941) 216-5141
Mission: To help girls in the development of positive life skills and self-concepts.
Sarasota, (941) 227-1012
Mission: To advance victims of all forms of human trafficking and sexual violence, while implementing crime prevention programs.
Sarasota, (941) 953-7572
Mission: Providing basic necessities such as clothing and baby items to families in need free of charge.
Sarasota, (941) 351-3007
Mission: To empower women and men faced with an unplanned pregnancy or who are parenting young children through education, counseling and material assistance.
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated
Sarasota, (941) 342-1855
Mission: To improve the quality of life for women, children and families in Sarasota-Manatee counties; to safeguard individual rights and freedoms.
Englewood, (941) 681-2194
Mission: To provide affordable transitional housing to families at risk of becoming homeless, while teaching them the skills necessary to live a life of self-sufficiency.
Sarasota, (941) 356-4127
Mission: Bikers laying tracks for a better tomorrow.
Palmetto, (941) 729-9004
Mission: To protect the unborn while sharing the love of Christ with women and their families facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Clarksburg, Maryland, (888) 672-4838
Mission: Committed to serving wounded, injured and ill combat veterans by building relationships and identifying and supporting immediate needs and interests.
Palmetto High FFA (Future Farmers of America) Alumni & Supporters
Palmetto, (941) 840-8586
Mission: Developing potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Port Charlotte, (941) 625-1742
Mission: To address the needs of the rapidly increasing population of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.
Sarasota, (941) 870-4438
Mission: To help find a cure for Parkinson's disease through funding research, while providing education and services that improve the quality of life today for Parkinson patients and their caregivers.
Sarasota, (941) 358-2225
Mission: Dogs/puppies, children and adult volunteers brightening the lives of seniors confined to nursing homes and wounded vets.
Sarasota, (941) 348-3528
Mission: To ease the stress of the perinatal adjustment period through parent and provider education, postpartum preparation classes and new mother peer support programs.
Venice, (941) 408-7100
Mission: To provide pregnant women with the necessary support services to enable them to carry their babies to term and birth.
Bradenton, (941) 357-0111
Mission: Supporting, affirming, encouraging, enabling and empowering the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13-23 of Manatee County.
Prodigal Daughters Journey Home
Sarasota, (941) 351-0652
Mission: To serve women and their children who have suffered addiction through a loving and nurturing Christian environment.
Sarasota, (850) 445-5682
Mission: To reintegrate former offenders into community life.
Myakka City, (941) 713-1736
Mission: Offers therapeutic and recreational directed equine activities to those with special needs.
Sarasota, (941) 225-2373
Mission: To provide affordable, clean, safe and appropriate housing and services to low-income adults with developmental and other disabilities.
Bradenton, (941) 548-7639
Mission: To mobilize individuals, churches and communities to reach at-risk youth in every local juvenile justice facility, school and club.
Sarasota, (941) 365-3759
Mission: Dedicated to restoring the dignity, productivity and self-sufficiency of the homeless, providing food, clothing, showers, counseling, medical clinic and more.
SPARCC (Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center)
Sarasota, (941) 365-0208
Mission: To stop domestic and sexual violence in the community.
Sarasota, (941) 219-9847
Mission: To create effective programs that empower high-risk juvenile offenders and at-risk high school students to make 180-degree life changes.
Bradenton, (941) 756-3732
Mission: To provide supplementary food in a dignified manner to the hungry and needy citizens of Manatee County, regardless of religious affiliation.
The Salvation Army of Manatee County
Bradenton, (941) 748-5110
Mission: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army of Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 364-8845
Mission: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human need in his name without discrimination.
Sarasota Boxing Club
Sarasota, (941) 539-6836
Mission: To discipline the mind and body to create powerful and productive citizens.
Sarasota County 4-H Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 302-2604
Mission: Provides resources for and promotes the local 4-H youth program.
Osprey, (941) 356-2151
Mission: Promotes and supports competitive, recreational and adaptive rowing without regard to individual ability, background, experience or handicap.
Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Charitable Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 925-2970
Mission: To assist individual employees of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office who are experiencing extraordinary personal or family need.
Osprey, (941) 966-9791
Mission: Providing a positive, developmental, character-building and competitive rowing experience for middle- and high-school aged youth.
Sarasota Family Young Men’s Christian Association
Sarasota, (941) 951-2916
Mission: Building strong kids, strong families, strong communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Sarasota Housing Funding Corporation
Sarasota, (941) 361-6210
Mission: To expand the supply of affordable housing in Sarasota and advance the goals and mission of the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center
Sarasota, (941) 330-2273
Mission: Providing life-affirming support to women and families facing unplanned pregnancies.
Sarasota Military Officers Scholarship Fund
Sarasota, (941) 921-1931
Mission: To support community outreach programs of the Military Officers' Association of Sarasota (MOAS) throughout the greater Sarasota area.
Sarasota, (941) 284-8890
Mission: To promote team-building, diversity and character-building through rugby, while providing the fundamental skills to advance in the sport.
Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program
Osprey, (941) 966-2244
Mission: To build strength, character and friendships; to change lives through competitive rowing.
Sarasota, (941) 228-6272
Mission: Dedicated to providing a positive experience for the seasoned lacrosse enthusiast.
Sarasota, (941) 388-1666
Mission: To promote the sport of water skiing through shows, charitable events, special needs clinics, and state, regional and national tournaments.
Sarasota, (941) 925-0263
Mission: To inspire developing student athletes within a safe place to learn, grow and enjoy competitive sports, while nourishing scholastic excellence.
Sarasota Youth Sailing Program
Sarasota, (941) 504-4236
Mission: To encourage youth sailors to experience the joy of sailing in a safe and fun environment.
SMART (Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding Therapy)
Bradenton, (941) 322-2000
Mission: Enriching the lives of people with special needs through therapeutic horse-related programs.
Second Chance Last Opportunity
Sarasota, (941) 360-8660
Mission: To empower individuals in crisis by providing them with essential skills and tools so they can manage their lives more productively.
Murdock, (941) 441-7114
Mission: Facilitates the successful, long-term recovery of persons who express a commitment to abstinence from addictive lifestyles; provides sober and supportive family group living homes.
Sarasota, (941) 677-8840
Mission: To end sex trafficking and bring freedom to the exploited.
Bradenton, (941) 545-2224
Mission: To help Southwest Florida senior citizens in need to retain their pets by providing the basic annual vaccinations and meds.
Sertoma Club of Venice Florida
Venice, (941) 412-4307
Mission: Serves children needing speech therapy in south Sarasota County.
Sarasota, (941) 228-1062
Mission: Provides speech and language therapy to children with communication disorders, regardless of their families' ability to pay.
Servants Outreach and Redevelopment Ministries
Palmetto, (941) 981-9391
Mission: Committed to community restoration, reconciliation and revitalization, as well as other hands-on, healing-focused endeavors.
Port Charlotte, (941) 276-7278
Mission: To help provide those in need with toiletries/hygiene items, cleaning supplies, some food and clothing.
Singles Reaching Singles In Christ
Sarasota, (941) 925-0987
Mission: To minister to single adults.
Sarasota, (508) 441-8801
Mission: To develop projects that provide families new opportunities to learn and grow together.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul District Council of Charlotte County Florida
Punta Gorda, (941) 639-0608
Mission: Offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering.
Bradenton, (941) 748-0094
Mission: Provides housing and specialized services to pregnant women and teens who have chosen life.
Palmetto, (941) 729-5665
Mission: To create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating life's journey with mobility, independence and dignity.
Special Olympics Florida - Manatee County
Bradenton, (941) 751-0049
Mission: To provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics Florida - Sarasota County
Venice, (941) 412-0402
Mission: To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities.
Stillpoint House of Prayer
Bradenton, (941) 748-6835
Mission: To reach out to the disadvantaged in our community by restoring or leading them to a life-changing encounter with God through both spiritual and material assistance.
Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates (SANCA)
Sarasota, (941) 358-7275
Mission: To manage Nathan Benderson Park, a community/public asset and world-class, multi-use sports venue.
Suncoast Center for Independent Living
Sarasota, (941) 351-9545
Mission: Empowering people with disabilities to independence.
Suncoast Charities for Children
Sarasota, (941) 706-3795
Mission: Provides funding support to the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children to assist local children, teens and adults with special needs and their families.
Bradenton, (941) 744-2666
Mission: Works with people of low income to achieve financial stability.
Suncoast Partnership To End Homelessness
Sarasota, (941) 955-8987
Mission: To prevent and end homelessness in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Tallevast, (941) 355-2337
Mission: Dedicated to improving the health, educational attainment, human welfare and opportunities for youth and families throughout Manatee and Sarasota.
Sarasota, (941) 320-3366
Mission: Pairs cancer survivors with a cancer fighter to ensure those impacted get the support they need.
Sarasota, (941) 861-8460
Mission: Changes teen lives and reduces juvenile crime through unique intervention services and opportunities for teen volunteers to learn about and work in the legal system.
Elfrida, (941) 445-3288
Mission: To equip the Church to be renewed through a return to the basics of loving God with utter abandon and selflessly loving others.
Bradenton, (941) 747-1509
Mission: To provide, coordinate and facilitate services to the homelessand those at risk of becoming homeless in Manatee County.
Sarasota, (941) 556-6270
Mission: Eencourages adults to swim.
Bradenton, (941) 748-1313
Mission: Develops resources and partnerships that make a measurable difference in people's lives.
Sarasota, (941) 308-4357
Mission: Providing information and referrals to health and human services for the improvement of the stability of our communities.
United Way of South Sarasota County
Venice, (941) 484-4811
Mission: To increase the organized capacity of neighbors in South Sarasota County to care for one another.
Sarasota, (941) 366-2686
Mission: To provide leadership that improves lives and creates lasting community change by mobilizing the caring people to give, advocate and volunteer.
Venice Vikings Football and Cheer Association
Venice, (941) 587-0399
Mission: To enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment.
Venice YMCA - Michael & Georgia Miller Branch
Venice, (941) 492-9622
Mission: To build healthy mind, body and spirit for all.
Venice Youth Boating Association
Venice, (941) 468-1719
Mission: To create positive impacts for boys and girls by providing new knowledge and skills as they learn to sail.
Volunteers of America of Florida
St. Petersburg, (727) 369-8500
Mission: Engages Floridians in need to create positive life changes through compassionate support services.
Columbus, Ohio, (614) 451-2151
Mission: To provide excellent housing and quality care to the residents of Bradenton and surrounding areas.
Sarasota, (941) 921-3375
Mission: Dedicated to teaching non-violent communication techniques to young people.
Women's Resource Center of Manatee
Bradenton, (941) 747-6797
Mission: Dedicated to providing direction to women of all generations by inspiring, educating and supporting them through life's transitions.
Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 366-1700
Mission: To create personal, social and professional growth opportunities for women and provide the strategies for living.
Bradenton, (941) 704-9611
Mission: To introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.
P U B L I C B E N E F I T
Tallahassee, (850) 224-4493
Mission: To be a key leader in providing Floridians with disabilities opportunities for successful employment.
Sarasota, (941) 379-9300
Mission: Prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Sarasota, (941) 840-4204
Mission: Envisioning a place where families have the opportunity to come together in an environment that supports inner healing and positive growth.
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 955-3000
Mission: Community impact powered by philanthropy.
Conquistador Historical Foundation
Bradenton, (941) 747-1998
Mission: To facilitate and promote an appreciation of Spanish and American historical and cultural alliances.
Englewood, (941) 830-2035
Mission: To promote and support public safety through uniform training, standardized protocols, defined measurable outcomes and technological advances to the 9-1-1 system.
St. Petersburg, (727) 828-0211
Mission: Committed to developing, promoting and sustaining national and international policies and laws that will reduce illegal drug use and drug addiction.
St. Petersburg, (813) 870-3735
Mission: Dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
The Fair Food Standards Council
Sarasota, (941) 556-9128
Mission: Brings together workers, consumers, growers and corporate buyers in support of fair wages and humane labor standards in the agricultural industry.
Sarasota, (941) 924-2050
Mission: Facilitates continuous improvement to homes, neighborhoods and communities through cooperation, partnership and collaboration.
Florida Veterans for Common Sense (FLVCS) Fund
Sarasota, (941) 349-5131
Mission: Assisting and empowering veterans, military service members and their families.
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
Sarasota, (941) 545-5635
Mission: Connects and empowers people to build a socially just, non-violent and sustainable community and world.
Osprey, (941) 966-1133
Mission: To provide a natural environment of learning and pleasure for school children, groups naturalists and families.
Friends of Sarasota County Parks
Nokomis, (941) 275-9397
Mission: To promote, enhance and maintain community support for the Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resource department and public lands.
Friends of the North Port Library
North Port, (941) 861-1315
Mission: To provide quality programs that inspire, educate and create a world of imagination for our children and community.
Friends of the North Sarasota Public Library
Sarasota, (941) 861-1360
Mission: To promote pride and opportunity, reflect the diverse history and multicultural interests of the community, recruit library patrons, raise funds and advocate for the library.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Venice, (941) 486-4600
Mission: To transform the region through bold and proactive philanthropy.
Sarasota, (941) 228-4872
Mission: To honor the life of Harvey Milk by fostering emerging talent in musicians and artists who support diversity and reject discrimination, and to promote equality for LGBTQ people through supporting equal rights legislation.
Junior League of Manatee County
Bradenton, (941) 748-0101
Mission: Women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Junior League of Sarasota Florida
Sarasota, (941) 953-5600
Mission: Women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Sarasota, (941) 727-6877
Mission: To promote an entertaining and educational dialogue between older and younger generations of Americans through shared experiences in the arts.
Tallahassee, (850) 521-1220
Mission: Convenes a statewide community of committed leaders to enhance and recharge their leadership skills and to educate and inspire them to work across their diversities and strengths for a better Florida.
Library Foundation for Sarasota County
Sarasota, (941) 228-6274
Mission: To secure the future of our libraries as an indispensable community resource.
Bradenton, (941) 747-7765
Mission: Connects the charitable interests of donors with the ongoing needs of the community.
Manatee County Library Foundation
Bradenton, (941) 216-8746
Mission: To ensure that the Manatee County Public Library System obtains and manages needed supplemental funds and support.
Sarasota, (941) 921-6420
Mission: To teach all adults to swim—to be reliable for their safety in deep water by 2106—globally.
Venice, (855) 456-2210
Mission: Serves and protects the law enforcement community by providing assistance to the families of fallen officers and advocating for the passage of a Blue Alert law in each state, facilitating the apprehension of offenders who kill or seriously injure law enforcement officers.
Peace River K9 Search And Rescue Association
Englewood, (941) 548-7560
Mission: Supplies NIMMS-compliant nationally certified K9 and civilian assests for search and rescue.
Protect Our Defenders Foundation
Burlingame, California, (202) 733-5196
Mission: Dedicated to addressing the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military and to combating a culture of pervasive sexual harassment and retribution against victims.
Sarasota, (941) 366-0870
Mission: Addiction education, prevention and recovery.
Bradenton, (941) 350-8563
Mission: Develops and promotes downtown Bradenton by making it a unique and preferred cultural destination for residents and visitors and a model for other communities.
Saramana Chapter Sons of the American Revolution
Sarasota, (941) 966-0493
Mission: To perpetuate the memory of the men who achieved the independence of the American people and to unite and promote fellowship among their descendants.
Sarasota County Medical Society Alliance Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 780-3811
Mission: Supports medical families through education and advocacy, to provide fellowship, and to promote and support the health and well-being of families.
Sarasota, (941) 320-9268
Mission: Promoting understanding and tolerance based on diversity of race, religion, sex, gender and sexual orientation in the Sarasota community.
Sarasota United For Responsibility And Equity (SURE)
Sarasota, (941) 894-2819
Mission: To train volunteer leaders to work with community leaders to correct inequities in Sarasota adversely affecting the poor, under-served and disadvantaged.
Sarasota World Affairs Council
Sarasota, (941) 487-4603
Mission: To foster greater understanding of world affairs through a community learning forum (speaker series, educational outreach programs, etc.).
SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence)
Sarasota, (941) 365-8751
Mission: Connects and inspires citizens to create a better community.
Lakewood Ranch, (941) 907-6036
Mission: To deliver humanitarian relief in the form of life-saving equipment that brings shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by natural disasters and crises worldwide.
Siesta Key Kiwanis Club Foundation
Sarasota, (941) 921-1847
Mission: To serve the children of the Sarasota metro region by providing support for programs that will change their lives.
Sister Cities Association of Sarasota
Sarasota, (309) 966-1616
Mission: To foster international relationships between Sarasota and other cities by creating exchanges in areas of culture, education, tourism, business and government.
Punta Gorda, (941) 637-8326
Mission: To help make greater Punta Gorda a better place to live, work and play.
Sarasota, (941) 408-3374
Mission: Improves overall quality of life by building community, revitalizing local food system, reducing dependence on fossil fuels, and strengthening the local economy.
North Venice, (941) 716-4102
Mission: Loving others with the comfort of Christ.
Sarasota, (941) 755-1305
Mission: Honoring and serving all veterans, identifying needs through personal one-on-one interviews.
Sarasota, (941) 915-8810
Mission: Honoring military veterans who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, as well as those who have reintegrated back into civilian life after their military service, by granting wishes.
Sarasota, (941) 955-7859
Mission: Supporting and enriching a variety of programs for local cultural organizations with funds realized through a consignment operation.