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We all want to give, whether of our time, money or expertise. We may have a passion we want to serve or a windfall we need to share; all we need is the right opportunity. The key is to match our abilities to the causes that need them most.

 

Fortunately, a wide range of charitable organizations flourishes in Southwest Florida.

 

Here, in the 2015-2016 Giving Register, we’re proud to present 476 local nonprofits that have earned your attention. These groups serve the full spectrum of causes, working for animals, arts and culture, community aid, education, the environment, health care, human services and religion. Almost all are part of the Giving Partner, an online tool hosted by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County helping you to make informed decisions about philanthropy. Those that are not part of the Giving Partner are marked with an asterisk.

 

Our listings include a brief summary of each nonprofit’s mission, and include the name of the executive director and contact information. For more extensive profiles, including financial reports and accounts of the good work being done, visit thegivingpartner.guidestar.org.

 

ANIMALS

 

ANIMAL RESCUE COALITION

 

Sarasota, (941) 957-1955

 

http://animalrescuecoalition.org/ 

 

Executive director:  Gisele Pintchuck

 

Mission:  To save animals for the benefit of humanity.

 

ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY FLORIDA

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 625-6720

 

http://www.awlshelter.org/

 

Executive director: Sharon Thomas

 

Mission: Advocate animal welfare by promoting responsible pet ownership and supporting regulatory changes that benefit animals.

 

BIG CAT HABITAT GULF COAST SANCTUARY

 

Sarasota, (941) 371-6377

 

http://bigcathabitat.org/

 

Executive director: Kay Ross

 

Mission: To provide a safe, loving and permanent home for big cats and other exotic creatures and to educate people about the importance of species preservation.

 

BIRDS OF PARADISE SANCTUARY AND RESCUE

 

Bradenton, (727) 366-9997

 

http://birdsofparadisesanctuary.blogspot.com/

 

Executive director: Debra Huckaby

 

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

 

http://flboxerangels.org/

 

Mission: To rescue and rehabilitate displaced boxer dogs, and to facilitate their adoption into “forever” homes by responsible pet owners.

 

CANINE CASTAWAYS

 

Arcadia, (863) 491-6888

 

http://www.caninecastaways.org/

 

Executive director: Kimberly Rinaldi

 

Mission: Dedicated to rescuing dogs in need, rehabilitating if necessary, and then adopting to approved homes.

 

CAT DEPOT

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-240

 

http://www.catdepot.org/

 

Executive director: Shelley Thayer

 

Mission: To save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats.

 

COMMUNITY CATS OF CHARLOTTE

 

Murdock, (941) 258-2739

 

communitycatsofcharlotte.org

 

Mission: To improve the lives of feral and homeless cats in Charlotte County.

 

DONTE'S DEN FOUNDATION

 

Myakka City, (844) 366-8373

 

http://dontesden.org/

 

Executive director: Marsha Panuce

 

Mission: To provide individualized attention and comprehensive care to dogs, especially those whose owners are members of our military service who cannot arrange for a home while deployed, defenseless dogs who have been discarded, and dogs whose owners can no longer provide a home.

 

EAST COAST HUMANE SOCIETY

 

Venice, (941) 375-8144

 

http://eastcoasthumanesociety.com/

 

Executive director: Cynthia Johnson

 

Mission: Giving hope to dogs who have been abandoned, abused or made homeless.

 

FAIRY TAIL ENDINGS

 

Sarasota, (941) 320-8242

 

http://www.fairytailendings.org/

 

Mission: Dedicated to helping financially struggling families in Sarasota and Manatee counties keep their pets and provide proper care.

 

FLORIDA PARROT RESCUE

 

Temple Terrace, (813) 516-1759

 

http://floridaparrotrescue.com/

 

Mission: Dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of companion parrots.

 

FORGET-ME-NOT

 

Myakka City, (941) 807-9554

 

http://forget-me-not.info/

 

Mission: Dedicated to saving the lives of shelter pets that are impounded in kill shelters and at risk for euthanasia.

 

GULF SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-2284

 

http://www.gsalinc.org/

 

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.

 

HONOR ANIMAL RESUCE

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-4900

 

http://www.nateshonoranimalrescue.org/

 

Executive director: Dari Oglesby

 

Mission: To save the lives of homeless pets by changing the way the community views animal sheltering and shelter pets.

 

HUMANE SOCIETY AT LAKEWOOD RANCH

 

Sarasota, (941) 361-1071

 

http://hslwr.org/

 

Executive director: Lori Bell

 

Mission: To save and re-home adoptable animals with emphasis on those targeted for euthanasia.

 

HUMANE SOCIETY OF MANATEE COUNTY

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-8808

 

http://www.humanemanatee.org/

 

Executive director: Amy Van Dell

 

Mission: Committed to leading the community in fostering compassion and respect for animals through care, education and collaboration.

 

HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-4131

 

http://www.hssc.org/

 

Executive director: Christen Benson

 

Mission: Provides abandoned pets with compassionate care and shelter while promoting responsible pet ownership and securing permanent homes.

 

KEY WEST CAT SOCIETY (VENICE CAT COALITION) 

 

Venice, (941) 525-4568

 

http://venicecatcoalition.com/

 

Mission: To support feral cat programs and reductions in euthanasia of cats in local shelters, and provide low-income cat owners with emergency help.

 

LEMUR CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

 

Myakka City, (941) 322-8494

 

http://lemurreserve.org/

 

Mission: Dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through captive-breeding, scientific research and education.

 

MIMI'S RESCUE

 

Sarasota, (941) 321-1096

 

http://mimisrescue.com/

 

Mission: Specializes in the protection, rescue and placement of kittens and cats.

 

PARROT OUTREACH SOCIETY

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 347-8876

 

http://parrotoutreachsociety.org/

 

Executive director: Pamala Hill

 

Mission: Places into safe custody parrots that are abandoned, abused or in need of a home for any reason.

 

PEACE RIVER WILDLIFE CENTER

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 637-3830

 

http://peaceriverwildlifecenter.org/

 

Executive director: Robin Jenkins

 

Mission: Dedicated to the care, preservation and protection of Charlotte County’s native wildlife.

 

RACING DOG RESCUE PROJECT

 

Sarasota, (941) 379-3278

 

http://www.rdrp.org/

 

Mission: Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of retired racing greyhounds.

 

RUFF LIFE CHARITIES 

 

Bradenton, (843) 301-9696

 

http://rufflifecharities.org/

 

Executive director: Julie Nickerson

 

Mission: To provide the essentials needed to keep rescue dogs healthy and content by assisting their families with financial, emotional and behavioral support after the adoption process.

 

SARASOTA IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS

 

Sarasota, (941) 924-2505

 

http://sdasarasota.com/

 

Executive director: Elise Matthes

 

Mission: To provide a forum for the protection of animals and the operation of a 10-acre no-kill animal sanctuary for lifetime care of up to 300 domestic animals.

 

SATCHEL'S LAST RESORT

 

Sarasota, (941) 924-5070

 

http://satchelslastresort.org/

 

Executive director: Iris Eastman

 

Mission: To rescue, rehabilitate and re-home pets, thereby improving the lives of both the animal and their adoptive family.

 

SAVE OUR SEABIRDS

 

Sarasota, (941) 388-3010

 

http://www.saveourseabirds.org/

 

Executive director: David Pilston

 

Mission: To rescue, rehabilitate and release sick and injured birds while educating our community about preventing injuries and preserving habitats.

 

SIXTEEN HANDS HORSE SANCTUARY 

 

Ona, (941) 228-5441

 

http://www.sixteenhandshorsesanctuary.com/

 

Executive director: Robin Cain

 

Mission: To provide rescue, rehabilitation and lifetime sanctuary to abused and abandoned horses, to promote horsemanship, and to assist horse owners.

 

ST. FRANCIS ANIMAL RESCUE OF VENICE

 

Venice, (941) 492-6200

 

http://www.stfrancisarfl.org/

 

Executive director: Amy Berke

 

Mission: To rescue abandoned and unwanted cats and provide shelter, food, medical care and love for their entire lives or until adoption.

 

SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY

 

Englewood, (941) 474-7884

 

http://humane.org/

 

Executive director: Phillip Snyder

 

Mission: To reduce the number of homeless animals and improve the quality of life.

 

TANKS INCORPORATED

 

Sarasota, (941) 822-0300

 

http://www.tankscatrescue.org/

 

Executive director: Cindy McCollough

 

Mission: Provides foster homes, vet services, food and care for senior and special needs cats.

 

VINTAGE PAWS SANCTUARY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 921-4355

 

http://www.vintagepaws.org/

 

Executive director: Jennifer Hummel

 

Mission: Providing a sanctuary for displaced senior dogs to live out their lives with dignity.

 

WILDLIFE, INC.

 

Anna Maria, (941) 778-6324

 

http://wildlifeinc.org/

 

Executive director: Gail Straight

 

Mission: Provides treatment and care for injured and orphaned wildlife with the goal of returning all native species back to the environment.

 

WILDLIFE CENTER OF VENICE

 

Venice, (941) 484-9657

 

http://wildlifecenterofvenice.org/

 

Executive director: Kevin Barton

 

Mission: To rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTS, CULTURE & HUMANITIES

 

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CONCERT CHORUS & ORCHESTRA AMICCO

 

Holmes Beach, (941) 795-2370

 

http://www.amicco.org/

 

Executive director: Jeanie Pickwick

 

Mission: The voice of great music for the community and beyond.

 

ANNA MARIA ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

 

Anna Maria, (941) 567-5530

 

http://www.amihs.org/

 

Mission: To bring the history of Anna Maria Island to the public.

 

ART CENTER SARASOTA

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-2032

 

http://artsarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Lisa Berger

 

Mission: To provide Sarasota with art education, exhibitions and cultural programs.

 

ARTCENTER MANATEE

 

Bradenton, (941) 746-2862

 

http://artcentermanatee.org/

 

Executive director: Carla Nierman

 

Mission: To educate novice and experienced artists of all ages, exhibit original artwork and enhance visual art in Manatee County.

 

ARTIST SERIES CONCERTS OF SARASOTA

 

Sarasota, (941) 306-1200

 

http://artistseriesconcerts.org/

 

Executive director: John Fischer

 

Mission: Presents classical and popular performances by world-class musicians.

 

ARTISTS' GUILD OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND 

 

Holmes Beach, (941) 778-6694

 

http://amiartistsguildgallery.com/

 

Executive director: Wendell Graham

 

Mission: To educate, promote and encourage cultural and charitable artistic endeavor.

 

ARTISTS GUILD OF MANATEE

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-8056

 

http://www.villageofthearts.com/

 

Mission: To build a community where artists live and work while enhancing quality of life.

 

ARTS & CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-5118

 

http://www.sarasotaarts.org/

 

Executive director: Jim Shirley

 

Mission: To create an environment where the arts flourish through advocacy, promotion, coordination, education and access.

 

ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 351-9010

 

http://asolorep.org/

 

Executive director: Michael Edwards

 

Mission: To entertain, engage and inspire through the highest quality professional repertory theater and superior educational programs.

 

BANYAN THEATER COMPANY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 351-1277

 

http://banyantheatercompany.com/

 

Mission: To stage exceptional theater productions of fine dramatic literature in the summer.

 

BELLE CANTO

 

Sarasota, (941) 400-2152

 

http://bellecanto.org/

 

Mission: To share a passionate celebration of women’s voices.

 

CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE SARASOTA

 

Sarasota, (941) 350-5430

 

http://cfasrq.org/

 

Mission: To advocate for the preservation of our architectural heritage and encourage innovative design and sensitive urban planning.

 

THE CHARLOTTE CHORALE

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 204-0033

 

http://www.charlottechorale.com/

 

Executive director: Connie Thrasher

 

Mission: To enhance Charlotte County residents by presenting professional-level choral music.

 

CHARLOTTE PLAYERS 

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 255-1022

 

http://charlotteplayers.org/

 

Executive director: Sherrie Moody

 

Mission: Provides and promotes quality theater arts programs.

 

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 205-5996

 

http://charlottesymphony.com/

 

Executive director: Regina Buckley

 

Mission: To enrich lives through great orchestral music.

 

CIRCUS ARTS CONSERVATORY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 355-9335

 

http://circusarts.org/

 

Executive director: Pedro Reis

 

Mission: To preserve the heritage of the circus through performances, youth training and education and provide humor therapy outreach.

 

CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY 

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 625-4175

 

http://theculturalcenter.com/

 

Executive director: Kenneth Carter

 

Mission: To enhance the well-being of the citizens of Charlotte County and beyond.

 

DESIGNING WOMEN BOUTIQUE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-5293

 

http://designingwomenboutique.org/

 

Mission: To grow funding for the programs, projects and endowments of Sarasota’s arts and human services organizations.

 

DIVERSITY: THE VOICES OF SARASOTA

 

Sarasota, (888) 550-6279

 

http://www.diversitysarasota.org/

 

Mission: LGBT chorus celebrates all of humanity and inspires the community to embrace equality.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY

 

Sarasota, (941) 309-1200

 

http://www.filmsarasota.com/

 

Executive director: Jeanne Corcoran

 

Mission: To grow film, television and other entertainment media production volume throughout Sarasota County.

 

EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES - COEXISTENCE

 

Sarasota, (941) 404-5710

 

http://embracingourdifferences.org/

 

Executive director: Michael Shelton

 

Mission: Educates and inspires to create a world that embraces diversity, respects differences and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.

 

EXSULTATE

 

Venice, (941) 484-8491

 

http://exsultate.org/

 

Mission: To promote the art of choral singing through vocal excellence and multigenerational education.

 

FINE ARTS SOCIETY OF SARASOTA

 

Sarasota, (941) 330-0680

 

http://fineartssarasota.com/

 

Mission: Dedicated to supporting and stimulating the arts in Sarasota County.

 

THE FIRST BRASS OF SARASOTA

 

Sarasota, (941) 928-0296

 

http://www.thefirstbrass.org/

 

Executive director: Gary Reinstrom

 

Mission: To entertain and educate through music and stories.

 

FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-9017

 

https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/

 

Executive director: Richard Hopkins

 

Mission: To make theater accessible and affordable to as many people as possible, and to present theater that challenges with as much gusto as it entertains.

 

FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING 

 

Tampa, (813) 254-9338

 

http://www.wedu.org/

 

Executive director: Susan Howarth

 

Mission: To serve the public good and aid in the creation of an informed citizenry through quality programming, community outreach and new technologies.

 

FOUNDATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF VICTOR LUNDY'S SOUTH GATE COMMUNITY HOUSE

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-4597

 

http://www.savesgch.org/

 

Mission: Devoted to the restoration, preservation, and maintenance of the historically designated Victor Lundy-designed South Gate Community House.

 

FRIENDS OF THE FLORIDA MARITIME MUSEUM 

 

Cortez, (941) 708-6120

 

http://floridamaritimemuseum.org/

 

Executive director: Amara Nash

 

Mission: To create accessible and engaging educational programming and exhibits that encourage the study of maritime interest.

 

FRIENDS OF THE SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

 

Sarasota, (941) 388-9896

 

http://foschc.org/

 

Mission: To assist the Sarasota County Department of Historical Resources through the support of programs, services and activities.

 

FUZION DANCE ARTISTS

 

Sarasota, (941) 345-5755

 

http://fuziondance.org/

 

Mission: To bring contemporary dance to the community through performance, education and collaboration.

 

GLORIA MUSICAE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 387-6046

 

http://www.gloriamusicae.org/

 

Executive director: Susan Burke

 

Mission: Celebrates choral music through innovative performances and educational outreach.

 

GOTTA VAN PRODUCTIONS 

 

Sarasota, (941) 323-1360

 

http://gottavan.strikingly.com/

 

Executive director: David Coyle

 

Mission: Dedicated to the development and presentation of solo performances and new small-cast plays that illustrate the human condition.

 

GUITAR SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 362-2991

 

http://guitarsarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Thomas Koch

 

Mission: Promotes the education, appreciation and cultural significance of the classical guitar.

 

GULF COAST COMMUNITY CHOIR 

 

Sarasota, (941) 379-0232

 

http://gulfcoastcommunitychoir.org/

 

Mission: To raise funds for worthy nonprofit organizations in the community and spread the value of diversity through concerts.

 

HERMITAGE ARTIST RETREAT 

 

Englewood, (941) 475-2098

 

http://hermitageartistretreat.org/

 

Executive director: Bruce Rodgers

 

Mission: To nurture creativity, preserve Florida history, protect native ecology, and serve the Gulf Coast communities.

 

HISTORIC SPANISH POINT

 

Osprey, (941) 966-5214

 

http://historicspanishpoint.org/

 

Executive director: John Mason

 

Mission: To connect people of today with 5,000 years of human history in southwest coastal Florida.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 364-9076

 

http://hsosc.com/

 

Executive director: Howard Rosenthal

 

Mission: To foster public awareness of the rich historical heritage of Sarasota County and the state of Florida.

 

JAZZ CLUB OF SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-1552

 

http://jazzclubsarasota.org/

 

Mission: To promote, preserve, perform and educate people about jazz.

 

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SARASOTA-MANATEE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 371-4546

 

http://www.jfedsrq.org/

 

Executive director: Howard Tevlowitz

 

Mission: To save Jewish lives and enhance Jewish life in Sarasota-Manatee, in Israel and around the world.

 

JOHN & MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART FOUNDATION

 

Sarasota, (941) 359-5700

 

http://www.ringling.org/

 

Executive director: Steven High

 

Mission: To engage visitors with collections, exhibitions, cultural programs and the Ringling Estate.

 

KEY CHORALE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 921-4845

 

http://keychorale.org/

 

Executive director: M. Catherine Vernon

 

Mission: Dedicated to performing and promoting choral music of the highest quality.

 

LA MUSICA INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 

 

Sarasota, (941) 346-2601

 

http://lamusicafestival.org/

 

Executive director: Sally Faron

 

Mission: To bring together the finest musicians of Europe and the Americas to present exciting programs of chamber music.

 

LEMON BAY PLAYHOUSE 

 

Englewood, (941) 475-6756

 

http://lemonbayplayhouse.com/

 

Mission: To enrich the community through theatrical productions, volunteer opportunities, education and training in the performing arts.

 

MANATEE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM 

 

Palmetto, (941) 721-2034

 

http://manateeclerk.com/historical/agmuseum.aspx

 

Executive director: Diane Ingram

 

Mission: To preserve, share and educate the community about Manatee County’s agricultural heritage and to support local agriculture.

 

MANATEE COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION

 

Bradenton, (941) 741-4075

 

http://manateeclerk.com/historical/manateevillage.aspx

 

Executive director: Phaedra Carter

 

Mission: Advocates for historic preservation and cultural tourism and maintains the Manatee Village Historical Park.

 

THE MANATEE PLAYERS 

 

Bradenton, (941) 749-1111

 

http://www.manateeperformingartscenter.com/

 

Executive director: Janene Amick

 

Mission: To represent, enrich and promote diverse artists and art forms.

 

MILITARY HERITAGE MUSEUM 

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 575-9002

 

http://freedomisntfree.org/

 

Executive director: Kim Lovejoy

 

Mission: To promote an understanding and respect for the military heritage of the United States and the sacrifices made by the country’s veterans.

 

MUSICA SACRA CANTORUM 

 

Sarasota, (941) 405-7322

 

http://www.musicasacracantorum.org/

 

Executive director: Robert Barr

 

Mission: Performance and promotion of sacred choral music.

 

NORTH PORT ART CENTER

 

North Port, (941) 423-6460

 

http://northportartcenter.com/

 

Mission: Inspiring and encouraging creative possibilities for everyone through the visual arts.

 

THE PALMETTO HISTORICAL COMMISSION

 

Palmetto, (941) 723-4991

 

http://manateeclerk.com/historical/palmettopark.aspx

 

Executive director: Amanda Polson

 

Mission: To foster an awareness and appreciation of local heritage and to preserve historical resources.

 

PEACE RIVER BOTANICAL & SCULPTURE GARDEN 

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 639-0888

 

http://peacerivergardens.org/

 

Mission: To provide a natural setting along the Peace River showcasing world-class sculpture and botanicals to inspire creativity throughout the community.

 

THE PERLMAN MUSIC PROGRAM SUNCOAST 

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-4942

 

http://www.perlmanmusicprogramsuncoast.org/

 

Executive director: Elizabeth Power

 

Mission: Inspiring the next generation of concert artists, educators and audiences.

 

THE PLAYERS 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-2494

 

http://theplayers.org/

 

Executive director: Michelle Pingel

 

Mission: Dedicated to presenting a diverse and entertaining slate of high-quality, volunteer-driven theatrical experiences that educate, stimulate and enrich the entire community.

 

PUNTA GORDA HISTORIC MURAL SOCIETY 

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 637-7830

 

http://puntagordamurals.org/

 

Mission: Preserving the history of the Punta Gorda area through the beauty of mural art.

 

RING SARASOTA

 

Sarasota, (941) 321-3454

 

http://ringsarasota.org/

 

Mission: To educate the community about the art of handbell ringing and to present quality handbell music.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF SARASOTA KEYS FOUNDATION

 

Sarasota, (941) 586-2777

 

http://rotarysarasotakeys.com/

 

Mission: Supports the efforts of The Rotary Club of Sarasota Keys, as well as Rotary International.

 

ROYAL PALM PLAYERS 

 

Boca Grande, (941) 964-2670

 

http://royalpalmplayers.com/

 

Executive director: Dan Headington

 

Mission: To entertain, educate and engage the residents of Boca Grande and surrounding communities in the performing arts.

 

RUSSIAN BALLET 

 

Lakewood Ranch, (941) 962-6607

 

http://schoolofrussianballet.com/

 

Executive director: Sergiy Mykhaylov

 

Mission: To create, preserve and present the art of ballet to all residents and guests of the west coast of Florida.

 

SARASOTA ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 364-2199

 

http://sarasotaarchitecturalfoundation.org/

 

Executive director: Janet Minker

 

Mission: Dedicated to the preservation of Sarasota School of Architecture houses, educational facilities and commercial/institutional buildings.

 

THE SARASOTA BALLET OF FLORIDA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 359-0099

 

http://www.sarasotaballet.org/

 

Executive director: Mary Anne Servian

 

Mission: To enrich lives, captivate emotions and strengthen community through the art of dance.

 

SARASOTA CHALK FESTIVAL 

 

Sarasota, (941) 954-5800

 

http://chalkfestival.org/

 

Executive director: Denise Kowal

 

Mission: To bring diverse people together to celebrate, be inspired by and participate in the cultural and performing arts.

 

SARASOTA CHORAL SOCIETY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 343-9894

 

http://sarasotachoralsociety.org/

 

Executive director: Genevieve Beauchamp

 

Mission: Furthering and promoting individual and group singing and choral activities.

 

SARASOTA CONCERT BAND 

 

Sarasota, (941) 650-1177

 

http://www.sarasotaconcertband.org/

 

Executive director: MaryBeth McLeod

 

Mission: Dedicated to performing traditional concert band music as well as giving young musicians a chance to perform alongside seasoned professionals.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR ASSOCIATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-0818

 

https://sarasotafair.com/

 

Executive director: Rory Martin

 

Mission: To maintain sensitivity to the environment and preserve and showcase agricultural heritage, culminating in the annual fair.

 

SARASOTA DANCE FESTIVAL 

 

Sarasota, (941) 954-4504

 

http://sarasotainternationaldancefestival.org/

 

Executive director: Robert de Warren

 

Mission: To present world-class artists in performances incorporating contemporary, modern dance and neo-classical forms and to promote dance in all its forms.

 

SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL 

 

Sarasota, (941) 364-9514

 

http://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com/

 

Executive director: Mark Famiglio

 

Mission: To celebrate the art of filmmaking and the contribution of filmmakers by hosting an international film festival and developing yearlong programs.

 

SARASOTA HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION OF DRAMATIC ARTS BOOSTERS  

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-0181

 

http://shstheater.com/

 

Executive director: Melissa Dweck

 

Mission: To provide assistance to the Sarasota High School drama department, promoting the highest degree of drama and drama performance education standards .

 

SARASOTA OPERA ASSOCIATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-8450

 

http://www.sarasotaopera.org//

 

Executive director: Richard Russell

 

Mission: To produce world-class opera true to the vision of the composer to entertain, enrich and educate.

 

SARASOTA ORCHESTRA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-4252

 

http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/

 

Executive director: Joseph McKenna

 

Mission: To engage, educate and enrich the community through high-quality, live musical experiences.

 

SARASOTA POPS ORCHESTRA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 926-7677

 

http://thepopsorchestra.org/

 

Mission: Committed to presenting “music you love, musicians you know.”

 

SARASOTA SCULPTURE CENTER 

 

Sarasota, (941) 928-4445

 

Mission: To display and encourage quality public art in order to enrich the cultural and educational experience of residents and visitors.

 

SARASOTA YOUNG VOICES INCORPORATED 

 

Sarasota, (941) 724-4592

 

http://sarasotayv.org/

 

Mission: Community children’s choir promoting foundational music and singing skills, as well as personal growth.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM & BISHOP PLANETARIUM 

 

Bradenton, (941) 746-4131

 

http://www.southfloridamuseum.org/

 

Executive director: Brynne Besio

 

Mission: To engage and inspire learners of all ages through scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world and the universe.

 

SUNCOAST BLUES SOCIETY 

 

Tampa, (813) 681-2099

 

http://suncoastblues.org/

 

Mission: Dedicated to celebrating and promoting blues music, preserving its history and traditions, and introducing it to current and future generations.

 

THEATRE ODYSSEY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 799-7224

 

http://www.theatreodyssey.org/

 

Mission: To engage audiences in short innovative theater works while providing a nurturing environment that encourages, challenges and inspires playwrights and other theater artists.

 

URBANITE THEATRE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 321-1397

 

http://www.urbanitetheatre.com/

 

Mission: Dedicated to bringing compelling, intimate live theater experiences to downtown Sarasota.

 

VAN WEZEL FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-5578

 

http://www.vwfoundation.org/

 

Executive director: Monica Van Buskirk

 

Mission: To enrich the lives of members of the Gulfcoast community, with an emphasis on children, through the performing arts while supporting the needs of the Van Wezel, the region’s premier performing arts hall.

 

VENICE ART CENTER 

 

Venice, (941) 485-7136

 

http://veniceartcenter.com/

 

Executive director: Mary Morris

 

Mission: To provide cultural resources to the community and to encourage the knowledge and appreciation of visual art in all forms.

 

VENICE HERITAGE 

 

Venice, (941) 237-0478

 

http://veniceheritage.org/

 

Mission: Dedicated to preserving and promoting the Venice area’s rich cultural heritage.

 

VENICE HISTORIC PRESERVATION LEAGUE 

 

Venice, (941) 412-0151

 

http://veniceareahistoricalsociety.org/VAHS/Welcome_to_VAHS.html

 

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 SYMPHONY 

 

Venice, (941) 488-1010

 

http://www.thevenicesymphony.org/

 

Executive director: Doug Kerr

 

Mission: To provide funding for symphony performances, which in turn provide education and cultural richness to the public.

 

VENICE THEATRE 

 

Venice, (941) 488-1115

 

https://venicestage.com/

 

Executive director: Murray Chase

 

Mission: To celebrate and nurture creative expression, to foster human communication and understanding, and to delight and challenge audiences through theater.

 

VISUAL ARTS CENTER 

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 639-8810

 

http://visualartcenter.org/

 

Executive director: Mary Ann Tipton

 

Mission: To inspire, explore, create and promote the visual arts.

 

WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE OF FLORIDA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-1505

 

http://westcoastblacktheatre.org/

 

Executive director: Julie Leach

 

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.

 

WSLR

 

Sarasota, (941) 894-6469

 

http://wslr.org/

 

Executive director: David Beaton

 

Mission: To inform and empower listeners to play an active role in WSLR and in their community and to promote equality, peace, sustainability, democracy, health, and social and economic justice.

 

COMMUNITY/SOCIETY

 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN VENICE BRANCH 

 

Venice, (941) 497-2412

 

http://venice-fl.aauw.net/

 

Mission: Advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

 

ANNA MARIA ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER 

 

Anna Maria, (941) 778-1908

 

http://www.annamariaislandcc.com/

 

Executive director: Kristen Lessig

 

Mission: To empower and inspire by educating, strengthening families, building healthier bodies and fostering volunteerism.

 

BETTER TOMORROWS

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-2255

 

http://bettertomorrows.org/

 

Executive director: Rebecca Tone

 

Mission: Fostering economic stability, educational success, healthy lifestyles and strong communities.

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE SUNCOAST 

 

Venice, (941) 488-4009

 

http://www.bbbssun.org/site/c.6oLDKOPqE7LQH/b.6701127/k.EF5F/Home_Page.htm

 

Executive director: Joy Mahler

 

Mission: To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships.

 

BLUE ALERT FOUNDATION 

 

Venice, (855) 456-2210

 

http://bluealert.us/

 

Executive director: Tom Berry

 

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.

 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF MANATEE COUNTY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 761-2582

 

http://www.bgcmanatee.org/

 

Executive director: Dawn Stanhope

 

Mission: To enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-3911

 

http://www.bgcsarasota.com/

 

Executive director: Bill Sadlo

 

Mission: To enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

 

BRIAN BILL FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 840-4204

 

http://www.brianbillfoundation.org/

 

Executive director: Edgar Bill

 

Mission: Will establish Brian’s House, a retreat house for Navy Special Warfare families on Manasota Key.

 

BROTHERS AND SISTERS DOING THE RIGHT THING 

 

Sarasota, (941) 544-3540

 

http://ajdorightthing.wix.com/home

 

Executive director: Alice Jones

 

Mission: To challenge youth to find positive life goals and empower them to achieve those goals.

 

CAREERSOURCE SUNCOAST 

 

Bradenton, (941) 358-4080

 

http://careersourcesc.com/

 

Executive director: Ted Ehrlichman

 

Mission: To recruit, train and retain talent for the Suncoast.

 

CHARLOTTE ALLIANCE FOR A SAFE AND DRUG-FREE COMMUNITY 

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 255-0808

 

http://drugfreecharlottecounty.org/

 

Executive director: Diane Ramseyer

 

Mission: To prevent and reduce substance abuse in Charlotte County through increased education, services, and support.

 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY FAMILY YMCA

 

North Port, (941) 629-0909

 

http://www.charlottecountyymca.com/

 

Executive director: Randy Dunn

 

Mission: Programs that build healthy mind, body and spirit for all.

 

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-3000

 

http://www.cfsarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Roxie Jerde

 

Mission: Partnering to make charitable giving work in our communities.

 

COMMUNITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 922-5126

 

http://www.cydonline.org/

 

Executive director: Karen Bogues

 

Mission: Empowers youth as leaders in service to their community.

 

DENISE AMBER LEE FOUNDATION 

 

Englewood, (941) 830-2035

 

http://deniseamberlee.org/

 

Executive director: Mark Lee

 

Mission: To promote and support public safety through uniform training, standardized protocols, defined measurable outcomes, and technological advances to the 9-1-1 system.

 

DOWNTOWN SARASOTA ALLIANCE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-7040

 

http://www.dsasarasota.com/

 

Mission: The unified voice and guiding force for a vital downtown.

 

DRUG FREE AMERICA FOUNDATION 

 

St. Petersburg, (727) 828-0211

 

http://dfaf.org/

 

Executive director: Calvina Fay

 

Mission: Committed to developing, promoting and sustaining national and international policies and laws that will reduce illegal drug use and drug addiction.

 

THE FAIR FOODS STANDARDS COUNCIL 

 

Sarasota, (941) 556-9128

 

http://fairfoodstandards.org/

 

Executive director: Laura Safer Espinoza

 

Mission: Brings together workers, consumers, growers and corporate buyers in support of fair wages and humane labor standards in the agricultural industry.

 

FAMILY INTEGRITY TRAINING 

 

Bradenton, (941) 799-4975

 

http://100hour.org/

 

Executive director: Donald Pratt

 

Mission: Assists the underprivileged, indigent, incarcerated or addicted in transitioning from dysfunctional lifestyles to healthy ones.

 

THE FIRST TEE OF SARASOTA MANATEE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 993-0046

 

http://www.thefirstteesarasotamanatee.org/club/scripts/public/public.asp

 

Executive director: Lexi McKenney

 

Mission: To provide educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

 

FLORIDA HOUSE INSTITUTE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 924-2050

 

http://flhouse.org/

 

Executive director: John Lambie

 

Mission: To be the go-to resource for sustainable living and learning.

 

FLORIDA SHERIFFS YOUTH RANCHES 

 

Boys Ranch, (800) 765-3797

 

http://youthranches.org/

 

Executive director: William Frye

 

Mission: To prevent delinquency and develop lawful, resilient and productive citizens.

 

FLORIDA VETERANS FOR COMMON SENSE FUND 

 

Sarasota, (941) 400-4156

 

http://floridaveteransforcommonsensefund.org/

 

Executive director: Gene Jones

 

Mission: Assisting veterans, military members and their families.

 

FLORIDA WINEFEST AND AUCTION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 952-1109

 

http://floridawinefest.org/f/

 

Executive director: Sandra Loevner

 

Mission: To provide funding to qualified charitable organizations for programs assisting disadvantaged children, youth and families in Sarasota and Manatee.

 

FRIENDS OF SARASOTA COUNTY PARKS 

 

Nokomis, (941) 275-9397

 

http://foscp.org/

 

Mission: To promote, enhance and maintain community support for Sarasota County parks and public recreational lands.

 

GHANAIAN MOTHERS HOPE

 

Westminster, Md., (855) 446-4673

 

http://www.gmhope.org/

 

Executive director: Debi Frock

 

Mission: To empower future leaders of Africa through mission trips, education, health programs and building playgrounds.

 

GIRL SCOUTS OF GULFCOAST FLORIDA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 921-5358

 

http://gsgcf.org/

 

Executive director: Susan Stewart

 

Mission: Builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

 

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-6646

 

http://www.girlsincsrq.org/

 

Executive director: Angie Stringer

 

Mission: Equips girls in grades K-12 with the skills and knowledge they need to be “Strong, Smart and Bold.”

 

GULF COAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 

 

Venice, (941) 486-4600

 

http://www.gulfcoastcf.org/

 

Mission: To transform the region through bold and proactive philanthropy.

 

HARVEY MILK FESTIVAL SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 228-4872

 

http://www.harveymilkfestival.org/

 

Mission: To honor the life of Harvey Milk by fostering emerging talent in musicians and artists, and to promote equality for LGBTQ people.

 

HEALTH TEENS COALITION OF MANATEE COUNTY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 932-1137

 

http://www.healthyteensmanatee.com/

 

Mission: To promote healthy, responsible behavior in Manatee County youth.

 

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SARASOTA/MANATEE

 

Tampa, (813) 631-1410

 

https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-tampa-districts/sarasota/

 

Executive director: Kristin Schreiner

 

Mission: To inspire and prepare area youth to succeed in a global economy.

 

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF MANATEE COUNTY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 748-0101

 

http://jrleaguemanatee.org/

 

Mission: To promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community.

 

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-5600

 

http://www.jlsarasota.org/

 

Mission: To promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve communities.

 

JUST FOR GIRLS 

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-5757

 

http://www.myjfg.org/

 

Executive director: Becky Canesse

 

Mission: To provide the framework within which girls can aspire to more successful lifestyles.

 

KAETA CORPORATION

 

Sarasota, (941) 727-6877

 

http://www.kaeta.org/

 

Executive director: Bharat Chandra

 

Mission: To promote an entertaining and educational dialogue between older and younger generations through shared experiences in the arts.

 

LAUREL CIVIC ASSOCIATION 

 

Laurel, (941) 483-3338

 

http://www.laurelcivic.org/

 

Executive director: Sandra Terry

 

Mission: Shapes the foundations for successful lives through educational assistance, life development skills, personal empowerment, community awareness and opportunities for growth.

 

LEADERSHIP FLORIDA STATEWIDE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

 

Tallahassee, (850) 521-1220

 

http://www.leadershipflorida.org/

 

Executive director: Wendy Abberger

 

Mission: Convenes a statewide community of committed leaders to enhance and recharge their leadership skills and to educate and inspire their work across their diversities and strengths.

 

LIBRARY FOUNDATION FOR SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 228-6274

 

http://sarasotalibraryfoundation.org/

 

Mission: To secure the future of local libraries as an indispensable community resource.

 

MANATEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION 

 

Bradenton, (941) 748-5555

 

http://www.manateelibraryfoundation.org/

 

Mission: To ensure that the Manatee County Public Library System obtains and manages needed supplemental funds.

 

MANATEE COUNTY Y

 

Bradenton, (941) 798-9622

 

http://www.manateeymca.org/

 

Executive director: Sean Allison

 

Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

 

MIRACLE SWIMMING FOR ADULTS

 

Sarasota, (941) 921-6420

 

http://miracleswimming.com/

 

Executive director: Melon Dash

 

Mission: To teach adults who are afraid of the water to swim; to change the way beginning swimming is taught.

 

NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES-SARASOTA MANATEE

 

Sarasota, (941) 756-0304

 

http://www.navyleague-sarasota-manatee.org/

 

Mission: To enhance the morale of active duty personnel and their families; to inform on the importance of strong sea services; and to support sea service-based youth programs.

 

NEW OPERATION COOPER STREET

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 639-3034

 

http://cooperstreetcenter.org/

 

Executive director: Elgin Hicks

 

Mission: To celebrate and strengthen the opportunities and diversity of the community through education, multiculturalism and communication.

 

PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS

 

Bradenton, (941) 751-4566

 

http://www.pacecenter.org/

 

Executive director: Amy Wick Mavis

 

Mission: Provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

 

PEACE RIVER K9 SEARCH AND RESCUE ASSOCIATION

 

Englewood, (941) 548-7560

 

http://www.prsar.org/

 

Executive director: Michael Hadsell

 

Mission: Supplies nationally certified K9 and civilian assets for search and rescue in the state of Florida.

 

THE POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE OF MANATEE COUNTY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-1118

 

http://manateepal.org/

 

Executive director: W. Brad Steube

 

Mission: To bring law enforcement, kids and families together in a positive, safe environment through sports and academics.

 

POP WARNER LITTLE SCHOLARS DBA VENICE VIKINGS MIDGET FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION 

 

Venice, (941) 587-0399

 

http://venicevikings.com/

 

Mission: To enable young people to benefit in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment.

 

PUNTA GORDA ISLES CIVIC ASSOCIATION 

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 637-1655

 

http://pgica.org/

 

Executive director: Beth Magnin

 

Mission: To enhance the quality of life in Punta Gorda Isles.

 

REALIZE BRADENTON 

 

Bradenton, (941) 350-8563

 

http://www.realizebradenton.com/

 

Executive director: Johnette Isham

 

Mission: Develops and promotes downtown Bradenton by making it a preferred cultural destination.

 

REPLAY OUTREACH 

 

Bradenton, (941) 548-7693

 

http://www.replayoutreach.org/

 

Mission: To mobilize individuals, and communities to reach at-risk youth in every local juvenile justice facility, school and club.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF LAKEWOOD RANCH 

 

Lakewood Ranch,

 

http://lakewoodranch-rotary.com/

 

Executive director: William F. Porter

 

Mission: Bringing together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.

 

SAILFUTURE

 

Sarasota, (941) 219-9847

 

http://www.sailfuture.org/

 

Executive director: Michael Long

 

Mission: To create effective programs that empower high-risk juvenile offenders to make 180-degree life changes.

 

SARAMANA CHAPTER SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

 

Venice, (941) 966-0493

 

http://saramanasar.org/

 

Mission: To perpetuate the memory of the men who, by their services or sacrifices during the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American people.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY 4H FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 861-9814

 

http://sc4hfd.org/

 

Mission: Provides resources for and promotes the local 4-H youth program.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY ROWING CLUB

 

Osprey, (859) 663-1635

 

http://sarasotarowing.com/

 

Mission: Promotes and supports competitive, recreational and adaptive rowing without regard to individual ability, background, experience or handicap.

 

SARASOTA CREW

 

Osprey, (941) 966-9791

 

http://sarasotacrew.org/

 

Executive director: Casey Galvanek

 

Mission: Provides a positive, developmental, character-building and competitive rowing experience for youth.

 

SARASOTA FAMILY YMCA

 

Sarasota, (941) 951-2916

 

http://www.sarasotaymca.org/

 

Executive director: Kurt Stringfellow

 

Mission: Gives children and families an opportunity to get healthy together, and develops social-impact programs that strengthen the community.

 

SARASOTA MILITARY OFFICES SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 

Sarasota, (941) 504-3507

 

http://sarasotamoaa.com/

 

Mission: To support community outreach programs of the Military Officers’ Association of Sarasota.

 

SARASOTA POLICE FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 320-4176

 

sarasotapolicefoundation.com

 

Mission: To apply or disburse contributions by funding programs and activities to strengthen the Sarasota Police Department and to promote public safety.

 

SARASOTA PRIDE

 

Sarasota, (941) 320-9268

 

http://sarasotapride.org/

 

Mission: Promoting understanding and tolerance based on diversity of race, religion, sex, gender and sexual orientation.

 

SARASOTA ROTARY  FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 952-1793

 

http://rotaryclubofsarasotafoundation.org/

 

Mission: Helping The Rotary Club of Sarasota build a better community and world through educational, humanitarian and charitable endeavors.

 

SARASOTA SCULLERS YOUTH ROWING PROGRAM 

 

Osprey, (941) 966-2244

 

http://sarasotascullers.org/

 

Mission: To develop a diverse group of scholar-athletes and to foster a spirit of respect and care for local waterways and coastal environments.

 

SARASOTA TECHNOLOGY USERS GROUP

 

Sarasota, (941) 677-0246

 

http://thestug.org/index2.html

 

Mission: Committed to bringing quality education about personal technology products and providing refurbished computer equipment.

 

SARASOTA YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM 

 

Sarasota, (941) 504-4236

 

http://sarasotaysp.com/

 

Executive director: Alana O’Reilly

 

Mission: To encourage youth sailors to experience the joy of sailing in a safe and fun environment and to build character, foster team work and self-reliance and strengthen respect for the marine environment.

 

SCOPE (SARASOTA COUNTY OPENLY PLANS FOR EXCELLENCE)

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-8751

 

http://www.scopexcel.org/

 

Executive director: John McCarthy

 

Mission: Connects and inspires citizens to create a better community.

 

THE SIXFINGER FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (508) 441-8801

 

http://thesixfingerfoundation.com/

 

Executive director: L. Free

 

Mission: To develop projects that provide families new opportunities to learn and grow together.

 

SUNCOAST PARTNERSHIP TO END HOMELESSNESS 

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-8987

 

http://suncoastpartnership.org/

 

Executive director: Leslie Loveless

 

Mission: To prevent and end homelessness in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

 

TEAM PUNTA GORDA

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 637-8326

 

http://teampuntagorda.org/

 

Executive director: Nancy Johnson

 

Mission: To help make Punta Gorda a better place to live, work and play.

 

THE SKY FAMILY YMCA

 

Venice, (941) 492-9622

 

http://www.swflymca.org/

 

Executive director: Kenneth Modzelewski

 

Mission: Programs that build healthy mind, body and spirit for all.

 

UNIDOSNOW

 

Sarasota, (877) 598-4466

 

http://unidosnow.org/

 

Executive director: Hector Tejeda

 

Mission: To become the trusted link between the Latino population and the community that serves them.

 

UNITED STATES MASTERS SWIMMING

 

Sarasota, (941) 556-6270

 

http://www.usms.org/

 

Executive director: Robert Butcher

 

Mission: Encouraging adults to swim.

 

UNITED WAY OF MANATEE COUNTY

 

Bradenton, (941) 748-1313

 

http://uwmc.net/

 

Executive director: Philip Brown

 

Mission: Develops resources and partnerships that make a measurable difference in people’s lives.

 

VENICE YOUTH BOATING ASSOCIATION 

 

Venice, (941) 468-1719

 

http://veniceyouthboating.com/

 

Executive director: Peter Eduardo

 

Mission: Raising self-confidence, self-reliability and self-responsibility by providing new knowledge and skills as youth learn to sail.

 

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS 

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-5965

 

http://www.connectingvolunteers.org/

 

Executive director: Cindy Underwood

 

Mission: To connect volunteers with opportunities to serve for the betterment of the community.

 

WOMAN'S EXCHANGE OF SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-7859

 

http://sarasotawex.com/

 

Executive director: Karen Koblenz

 

Mission: Supporting and enriching a variety of programs for local cultural organizations with funds raised through a consignment operation.

 

EDUCATION

 

THE ABA ACADEMY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 388-8020

 

http://www.abaacademysarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Shelly Swift

 

Mission: To develop the full potential of students with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities.

 

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE OF SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-0700

 

http://afsarasota.org/

 

Mission: Dedicated to promoting French language and Francophone culture in the Sarasota and Manatee area through local educational, cultural and social events.

 

BRADEN RIVER CHORAL BOOSTER ASSOCIATION 

 

Bradenton, (941) 751-8230

 

http://www.bradenrivercba.com/

 

Executive director: Kerrie Couchois

 

Mission: To provide financial and educational support to the choral department of Braden River High School.

 

BRADENTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 

 

Bradenton, (941) 792-5454

 

http://www.bcspanthers.org/

 

Executive director: Dan Vande Pol

 

Mission: To provide quality education rooted in God’s word, and to prepare children for service in God’s world.

 

CARDINAL MOONEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 

 

Sarasota, (941) 371-4917

 

http://www.cmhs-sarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Steve Christie

 

Mission: Provides a quality education centered in Gospel values.

 

CHARLOTTE LOCAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION 

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 255-7500

 

http://charlotteschoolfoundation.org/

 

Executive director: Mary Clemmons

 

Mission: Connecting children, classrooms and community to build student success.

 

CHILDREN'S ACADEMY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-8726

 

http://caswfl.com/

 

Executive director: Jennifer Radebach

 

Mission: To offer a developmental day program that ensures every child has opportunity to be school ready.

 

DREAMERS AFTERSCHOOL HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 

 

Sarasota, (941) 961-4058

 

http://dreamersafterschoolhomeworkassistancepro.weebly.com/

 

Mission: To address the ongoing need for free tutoring services to youth in north Sarasota.

 

DREAMS ARE FREE

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-4010

 

http://www.dreamsarefree.org/

 

Executive director: Rebecca Reynolds

 

Mission: To develop a strong foundation of faith, values and learning for students with special learning needs.

 

DUETTE EDUCATION FOUNDATION 

 

Duette, (941) 721-6674

 

http://duetteschool.org/duette/Welcome.html

 

Executive director: Donna King

 

Mission: To support Duette Elementary School.

 

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF FLORIDA'S HEARTLAND 

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 255-1650

 

http://www.elcfloridasheartland.org/

 

Executive director: Anne Bouhebent

 

Mission: To support families and children in accessing high-quality early care and education services.

 

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF MANATEE COUNTY 

 

Palmetto, (941) 757-2900

 

http://elc-manatee.org/

 

Executive director: Paul Sharff

 

Mission: To provide and coordinate the services of school readiness programs.

 

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 954-4830

 

http://earlylearningcoalitionsarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Janet Kahn

 

Mission: Provides access to high-quality early education resources and family support.

 

EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 927-0965

 

http://www.sarasotacountyschools.net/educationfoundation/

 

Executive director: Susan Scott

 

Mission: High-impact initiatives for students and teachers.

 

FSU/ASOLO CONSERVATORY FOR ACTOR TRAINING 

 

Sarasota, (941) 351-9010

 

http://asolorep.org/

 

Executive director: Greg Leaming

 

Mission: Provides a select group of graduate acting students a combination of intense classroom training and production opportunities.

 

THE GAP SCHOOL 

 

Sarasota, (941) 552-9090

 

http://www.thegapschool.education/mission.html

 

Executive director: Robin Ahearn

 

Mission: Focused on individualized education and tolerance.

 

GATOR WILDERNESS CAMP SCHOOL

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 639-7722

 

http://www.gatorwildernesscamp.com/

 

Executive director: Gregg Kanagy

 

Mission: To provide assistance to emotionally troubled adolescent males through a wilderness camping experience.

 

GLOBAL OUTREACH 

 

University Park, (941) 358-1705

 

http://globaloutreachtanzania.org/

 

Executive director: Stanley Muessle

 

Mission: To introduce computer literacy into the curriculum of secondary schools in central Tanzania, and to then use that capability to improve the quality of education overall.

 

GREATER SARASOTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-2508

 

http://sarasotachamberfoundation.org/

 

Mission: To conduct educational, training and leadership development programs for the business community.

 

IMAGINE SCHOOLS

 

Sarasota, (941) 923-1125

 

http://imagineschoolspalmerranch.org/home/

 

Executive director: Alisa Wright

 

Mission: To educate children through a challenging program of study and strong character development within a nurturing and orderly learning environment.

 

INCARNATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL

 

Sarasota, (941) 924-8588

 

http://www.incarnationschool.edu/pages/Incarnation_School

 

Executive director: Ann Davis

 

Mission: To provide an education of excellence while fostering the teaching mission of Jesus Christ to grow in faith, knowledge and love of God.

 

LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 359-4296

 

https://thelifelonglearningacademy.com/

 

Executive director: Janna Overstreet

 

Mission: To enrich the lives of mature adults in Sarasota and Manatee counties by providing affordable and outstanding educational and social interaction programs.

 

LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE 

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 637-3533

 

http://lifelonglearning-charlotte.org/

 

Executive director: Phyllis Walker

 

Mission: Offers affordable non-credit learning opportunities to adults and organizations of Charlotte County.

 

LINKS TO SUCCESS 

 

Arcadia, (863) 990-0527

 

Mission: To provide resources, services, experiences and guidance to prepare youth in DeSoto County for post secondary education and careers.

 

THE LITERACY COUNCIL OF MANATEE COUNTY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 746-8197

 

http://www.manatee-literacy.org/

 

Mission: To empower Manatee County residents to independence through literacy.

 

THE LITERACY COUNCIL OF SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-0421

 

http://sarasotaliteracy.org/

 

Executive director: Tom Melville

 

Mission: To improve literacy for adults in Sarasota County through personalized, needs-based tutoring and small group instruction.

 

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OF SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Venice, (941) 488-8994

 

http://literacychangeslives.org/

 

Executive director: Sandy McIntyre

 

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.

 

MACULAR DEGENERATION ASSOCIATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 870-4399

 

http://macularhope.org/

 

Executive director: Lawrence Hoffheimer

 

Mission: To find a cure for macular degeneration and all eye diseases.

 

MANATEE EDUCATION FOUNDATION 

 

Bradenton, (941) 251-4937

 

http://mefinfo.org/

 

Executive director: Mary Glass

 

Mission: To provide funding for programs and opportunities for the teachers and students of Manatee County public schools beyond allocated state dollars.

 

MANATEE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS 

 

Palmetto, (941) 721-6800

 

http://msfta.org/

 

Executive director: Charles Jones

 

Mission: To provide an educational environment that will allow the most students to succeed by acknowledging and accommodating different learning styles.

 

MANATEE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOUNDATION 

 

Bradenton, (941) 751-7900

 

http://www.mtifoundation.org/

 

Executive director: Virginia Sirocky

 

Mission: To support the programs, educational services, teachers and students of Manatee Technical College.

 

THE MONTESSORI FOUNDATION 

 

Bradenton, (941) 729-9565

 

http://www.montessori.org/

 

Executive director: Joyce St. Giermaine

 

Mission: To inspire, nurture and support the development of strong Montessori schools worldwide, with programs serving children from infants through high school.

 

NEW COLLEGE FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 487-4800

 

http://www.ncf.edu/foundation

 

Executive director: Jessica Rogers

 

Mission: To support the priorities of New College of Florida.

 

NEW GATE SCHOOL

 

Sarasota, (941) 922-4949

 

http://www.newgate.edu/

 

Executive director: Timothy Seldin

 

Mission: To cultivate a love of life and inspire academic excellence.

 

OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY OF SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 349-3223

 

https://www.oda.edu/index.cfm?&LockSSL=true

 

Executive director: David Mahler

 

Mission: Provides an environment in which students strive to achieve their highest academic goals and build character through a balanced program of academics, the arts and athletics.

 

PEACE EDUCATION AND ACTION CENTER 

 

Sarasota, (941) 545-5635

 

http://sarasotapeacenter.org/

 

Executive director: Arlene Sweeting

 

Mission: To build a culture of peace by nurturing cooperation, non-violence, respect for human rights and cultural diversity, democracy and tolerance.

 

PIERIAN SPRING ACADEMY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 716-2471

 

http://psasrq.org/#&panel1-1

 

Executive director: Debbie Cowles

 

Mission: To provide intellectually stimulating learning experiences led by highly qualified faculty for adults in the Sarasota/Manatee community.

 

PINE VIEW ASSOCIATION 

 

Osprey, (941) 486-2001

 

http://www.yourpva.org/

 

Mission: To enrich the school’s programs and activities so that Pine View School remains a center of academic excellence.

 

PINNACLE ACADEMY PTO

 

Bradenton, (941) 755-1400

 

http://www.thepinnacleacademy.com/pa/

 

Mission: To support legacy projects to enhance the educational experiences of students with special learning needs.

 

PROJECT LIGHT OF MANATEE 

 

Bradenton, (941) 745-1659

 

http://projectlightofmanatee.org/home.aspx

 

Executive director: Luz Corcuera

 

Mission: Dedicated to providing accessible adult English language and literacy instruction.

 

RINGLING COLLEGE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 925-1343

 

http://www.rclassociation.org/

 

Mission: Dedicated to the ongoing development of Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library.

 

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN 

 

Sarasota, (941) 309-4733

 

https://www.ringling.edu/

 

Executive director: Larry Thompson

 

Mission: Through art and design, to educate the creative critical thinkers who will transform the future.

 

RIVERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION  

 

Sarasota, (941) 376-7877

 

http://www.rhsfoundation.org/index.aspx

 

Mission: To provide funds for the enhancement of education at Riverview High School.

 

SAINT MARTHA SCHOOL

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-4181

 

http://www.stmarthaschool.net/

 

Executive director: Siobhan Young

 

Mission: To provide each student with diverse opportunities to develop strength in faith and excellence in knowledge and learning.

 

SAINT STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

 

Bradenton, (941) 746-2121

 

http://saintstephens.org/

 

Executive director: Janet Pullen

 

Mission: To provide a superior academic program in a nurturing environment that values independence and self-worth, physical health, spiritual awareness and responsible global citizenship.

 

SARASOTA CHINESE ACADEMY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 315-8178

 

http://sarasotachineseacademy.org/

 

Executive director: Shuman Bruinius

 

Mission: To provide quality Chinese language instructions and promote understanding and appreciation of traditional Chinese culture, history and philosophy.

 

SARASOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 

Sarasota, (941) 371-6481

 

http://sarasotachristian.org/

 

Executive director: Jeffrey Shank

 

Mission: To honor God by developing academic abilities and broadening educational experiences while deepening Christian faith.

 

SARASOTA HIGH SCHOOL MIGHTY SAILOR BAND BOOSTERS

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-0181

 

http://mightysailorband.org/

 

Executive director: John Roseboom

 

Mission: To challenge young minds to grow as individuals through the learning of music literature and life lessons throughout the high school music experience.

 

SARASOTA MILITARY ACADEMY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 926-1700

 

http://www.sarasotamilitaryacademy.org/

 

Executive director: Christina Bowman

 

Mission: To provide high school students the highest quality college preparatory education possible, incorporating the principles of leadership, discipline, patriotism, compassion and honor in a military environment.

 

SARASOTA MUSIC CONSERVATORY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 726-3020

 

http://sarasotamusicacademy.com/

 

Mission: Dedicated to providing the highest standard of music education and performance programs.

 

SARASOTA SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

 

Sarasota, (941) 330-1855

 

http://ssas.org/

 

Executive director: Tara Tahmosh

 

Mission: Provides a small, intimate environment of academic excellence and enrichment.

 

SARASOTA UNIVERSITY 

 

Sarasota, (866) 582-8448

 

http://www.sarasotauniversity.org/

 

Executive director: Ronald Ogrodnik

 

Mission: To make a difference in people’s lives through strengths-based education.

 

SARASOTA WALDORF 

 

Sarasota, (941) 927-3711

 

http://www.waldorfsarasota.com/

 

Executive director: Erin Melia

 

Mission: Fosters a capacity for self-knowledge that is grounded in a lifelong love of learning.

 

SARASOTA WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL 

 

Sarasota, (941) 487-4603

 

http://www.sarasotawac.org/

 

Mission: To foster greater understanding of world affairs through a community learning forum (speaker series, educational outreach programs, etc.).

 

SEA OF STRENGTHS ACADEMY PTO 

 

Lakewood Ranch, (941) 538-6822

 

http://www.sosaschool.com/

 

Mission: To enhance the academic experience for students with learning disabilities.

 

SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION OF SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (309) 966-1616

 

http://sarasotasistercities.org/

 

Mission: To foster international relationships between Sarasota and cities that have similar interests by creating exchanges in areas of culture, education, tourism, business and government.

 

SOAR GREATER HURST CHAPEL AME

 

Sarasota, (941) 355-6033

 

Executive director: Keturah Pittman

 

Mission: Committed to improving the academic achievement of children.

 

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL

 

Bradenton, (941) 755-2611

 

http://sjsfl.org/

 

Executive director: Coleen Curlett

 

Mission: Provides children pre-K through eighth grade an educational program of academic excellence, empowering them to become confident and contributing leaders in their families, church, community and global society.

 

THE SOCIAL LACK BELT 

 

Venice, (941) 587-7388

 

http://www.thesocialblackbelt.com/

 

Executive director: Stephanie Cortman

 

Mission: Provides youth with the skills, knowledge and the resources to choose pro-social behaviors and establish healthy lifelong goals.

 

STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA FOUNDATION 

 

Bradenton, (941) 752-5390

 

http://scffoundation.net/

 

Executive director: Cassandra Holmes

 

Mission: Inspires and connects donors’ passions and regional partners with State College of Florida, and stewards assets entrusted to the foundation.

 

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN OF MANATEE COUNTY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 751-6550

 

http://takestockmanatee.com/

 

Executive director: Diana Dill

 

Mission: Provides mentoring, college scholarships and hope for deserving at-risk students.

 

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 358-4407

 

http://takestocksarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Lisa Bechtold

 

Mission: Provides a unique opportunity for low-income and at-risk students in Sarasota County to escape the cycle of poverty through education.

 

TAYLOR WILLIAM EMMONS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 915-9249

 

http://temmons.org/

 

Executive director: Sandy Albano

 

Mission: To honor the memory of Taylor William Emmons, who died in an accident at 19, and support causes representative of his interests, with an emphasis on children.

 

TEAMUP VOLUNTEER & PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL 

 

Sarasota, (941) 927-9000

 

http://www.sarasotacountyschools.net/departments/vpo/default.aspx?id=2750

 

Mission: Provides resources and support to the Sarasota County School District.

 

THE TABERNACLE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-1050

 

http://tcssarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Ronda Crickenberger

 

Mission: To lead every student to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and develop the spirit, mind and body to see life from a Biblical point of view.

 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 359-4582

 

http://usfsm.edu/giving/

 

Regional vice chancellor: Dennis Stover

 

Mission: The legal conduit for the solicitation, acceptance, investment and distribution of all private gifts made across the University of South Florida system.

 

UPSIDE DOWN FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-3600

 

http://upsidedownfoundation.org/

 

Executive director: Greg Truitt

 

Mission: Inspiring academic success and leadership through mentoring.

 

VENICE HIGH SCHOOL MARINE CORP JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORP

 

Venice, (941) 488-6726

 

Executive director: Billy Little

 

Mission: To support the program objectives of the Marine Corp instructors by raising funds and providing volunteer assistance.

 

VISIBLE MEN ACADEMY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 758-7588

 

http://www.vmacademy.org/

 

Executive director: Neil Phillips

 

Mission: To provide boys from low-income communities with outstanding academic, character and social education in a nurturing school environment.

 

WE R 4 KIDS

 

Sarasota, (941) 921-3375

 

http://www.we-r-4-kids.org/

 

Executive director: Joyce Raby

 

Mission: Dedicated to teaching non-violent communication techniques to young people.

 

WEE CARE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 

 

Myakka City, (941) 322-6409

 

Executive director: Marilyn Beasley

 

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

 

http://westcoastschool.org/

 

Executive director: Marvin Hendon

 

Mission: To promote critical thinking, excelsior achievement, common and earnest kindness, and to teach science, logic, synthesis, ethics and aesthetics with a passion.

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN 

 

Sarasota, (941) 330-1711

 

http://www.sarasotachildrensgarden.com/

 

Executive director: Joan Condon

 

Mission: To keep kids connected to nature by providing a whimsical interactive garden to explore, wonder, imagine and learn the magic of gardening.

 

CONSERVATION FOUNDATION OF THE GULF COAST 

 

Osprey, (941) 918-2100

 

http://conservationfoundation.com/

 

Executive director: Christine Johnson

 

Mission: Works to protect the environmental character, biodiversity and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and watersheds of Florida’s Gulf Coast.

 

FRIENDS OF OSCAR SCHERER PARK

 

Osprey, (941) 966-1133

 

http://friendsofoscarscherer.com/

 

Mission: To provide a natural environment of learning and pleasure for school children, groups, naturalists and families.

 

LEMON BAY CONSERVANCY 

 

Englewood, (941) 830-8922

 

http://lemonbayconservancy.org/

 

Executive director: Stanley Cooper

 

Mission: To forever protect and preserve the natural features of Lemon Bay, Charlotte Harbor, their surrounding waters and uplands.

 

MANATEE COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 729-2222

 

https://sites.google.com/site/manateecountyaudubon/

 

Mission: To protect, preserve, restore and enjoy the natural environment by creating an awareness and appreciation of birds, other wildlife and native habitat.

 

MARIE SELBY BOTANICAL GARDENS 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-5731

 

http://selby.org/

 

Executive director: Jennifer Rominiecki

 

Mission: To further the understanding and appreciation of plants, especially epiphytes.

 

MOTE MARINE LABORATORY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 388-4441

 

https://mote.org/

 

Executive director: Michael Crosby

 

Mission: Dedicated to the advancement of marine and environmental sciences through scientific research, education and public outreach.

 

NATURE'S ACADEMY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 538-6829

 

http://www.naturesacademy.org/

 

Executive director: Dana Pounds

 

Mission: To enhance science literacy and foster environmental stewardship.

 

SARASOTA AUDUBON SOCIETY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 724-1709

 

http://www.sarasotaaudubon.org/

 

Executive director: Jeanne Dubi

 

Mission: Dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of birds, wildlife and the environment.

 

SARASOTA DOLPHIN RESEARCH PROGRAM 

 

Sarasota, (941) 349-3259

 

http://www.sarasotadolphin.org/

 

Executive director: Randall Wells

 

Mission: Improves the lives of dolphins through research, conservation, education and outreach.

 

SARASOTA GARDEN CLUB

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-0875

 

http://sarasotagardenclub.org/

 

Executive director: Olivia Haynes

 

Mission: Preserving botanical gardens and historical landmarks while fostering appreciation and promotion of Florida gardening principals, floral design and civic beautification.

 

SAVE OUR SIESTA SAND 

 

Sarasota, (941) 312-0318

 

http://soss2.com/

 

Mission: To ensure that no harm comes to Siesta Key beaches, waterfront property or navigation in Big Pass.

 

SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

 

Sarasota, (941) 232-8222

 

http://www.scienceandenvironment.org/

 

Executive director: Jennifer Shafer

 

Mission: To increase science-based environmental understanding, conservation and restoration in Southwest Florida.

 

SEA TO SHORE ALLIANCE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 587-4510

 

http://sea2shore.org/

 

Executive director: James Powell

 

Mission: To protect threatened marine species and to improve the health and productivity of coastal environments.

 

SUNCOAST WATERKEEPER

 

Sarasota, (941) 275-2922

 

http://www.suncoastwaterkeeper.com/

 

Executive director: Justin Bloom

 

Mission: To protect and restore Southwest Florida’s waterways through enforcement, fieldwork, advocacy and environmental education.

 

VENICE AREA BEAUTIFICATION 

 

Venice, (941) 207-8224

 

https://www.vabi.org/

 

Mission: To make the Venice area a more beautiful place to live, work and play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

A LIFE STORY FOUNDATION 

 

Lakewood Ranch, (713) 443-2972

 

http://www.alifestoryfoundation.org/

 

Executive director: Kevin Swan

 

Mission: To raise awareness, create action, find treatments for, and ultimately, find a cure

for ALS.

 

ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL GUILD

 

St. Petersburg, (727) 767-3879

 

https://www.allkids.org/foundation/get-involved/volunteer-in-the-community/all-children-s-hospital-guild/sarasota-manatee-branch

 

Mission: To advocate, volunteer and fund raise for children and families of All Children’s Hospital.

 

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE & RELATED DISORDERS ASSOCIATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-8883

 

http://alz.org/flgulfcoast/

 

Executive director: Gloria Smith

 

Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS 

 

Tampa, (813) 636-8100

 

https://www.aakp.org/

 

Executive director: Gary Green

 

Mission: Dedicated to improving the quality of life of kidney patients through education and advocacy.

 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 

 

Atlanta, (800) 227-2345

 

http://www.cancer.org/

 

Executive director: Gary Reedy

 

Mission: Dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy and service.

 

BEYOND THE SPECTRUM 

 

Sarasota, (941) 907-3443

 

http://beyondthespectrum.org/

 

Executive director: Catherine Peabody

 

Mission: To serve the children and families in the community affected by autism and related disorders.

 

BIOSCENT K9

 

Myakka City, (941) 225-5042

 

http://bioscentk9.com/

 

Mission: To use canine scent detection to develop a noninvasive way of screening for cancer and other life threatening diseases in their primary stages.

 

BREAST HEALTH SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 927-2226

 

http://breasthealthsarasota.org/

 

Mission: Dedicated to a communitywide effort promoting breast health awareness and education to underserved Sarasota County residents.

 

CARES OUTREACH SERVICES 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-5926

 

http://caresoutreach.org/

 

Executive director: Michael Kehoe

 

Mission: Moving forward to put health disparities behind us.

 

CENTER FOR BUILDING HOPE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 921-5539

 

http://www.centerforbuildinghope.org/

 

Mission: Offers free information, programs and services to cancer patients, caregivers and family members.

 

CENTERSTONE OF FLORIDA (FORMERLY MANATEE GLENS)

 

Bradenton, (941) 782-4299

 

http://www.manateeglens.org/

 

Executive director: Mary Ruiz

 

Mission: Specializes in mental health and addictions.

 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY HEALTHY START COALITION 

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 764-9700

 

http://charlottecountyhealthystart.com/

 

Executive director: Magi Cooper

 

Mission: To improve birth outcomes, optimize child development and reduce infant mortality.

 

COMMUNITY AIDS NETWORK (CAN)

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-0461

 

http://www.canswf.org/

 

Executive director: Richard Carlisle

 

Mission: To provide medical, social and education services to those affected by HIV/AIDS, to enhance public awareness and prevention of HIV, and to support the LGBTQ community.

 

EAR RESEARCH FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-0367

 

http://www.earsinus.com/

 

Executive director: Jennifer Moss

 

Mission: Dedicated to research, education and community service for hearing and balance disorders.

 

ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY CARE CLINIC 

 

Englewood, (941) 681-3765

 

http://englewoodclinic.org/

 

Executive director: Beth Harrison

 

Mission: To provide no-cost episodic medical services to the uninsured and working poor in the Englewood area.

 

EPILEPSY SERVICE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-5988

 

http://epilepsy-services.org/

 

Executive director: Kevin Lindberg

 

Mission: To assist all uninsured adults diagnosed with epilepsy in the agency’s eight-county region to obtain medical, case management, and prevention and education services.

 

FLORENCE A. ROTHMAN INSTITUTE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 330-6760

 

http://www.farinstitute.org/

 

Executive director: George Finlay

 

Mission: To develop and utilize innovative techniques for analysis of data within electronic medical records to improve health care delivery.

 

FLORIDA CANCER SPECIALIST FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 677-7181

 

http://foundation.flcancer.com/

 

Executive director: Beth Bush

 

Mission: To help patients who need financial assistance while undergoing treatment.

 

THE FOOD ADDICTION INSTITUTE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 747-1972

 

http://foodaddictioninstitute.org/

 

Mission: To provide awareness, education and training about chemical dependency on food, and to support long-term recovery from food addiction.

 

GENESIS HEALTH SERVICES 

 

Sarasota, (941) 363-1852

 

http://genesishealthservices.org/

 

Executive director: James McCloud

 

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

 

http://www.goodsamrx.org/

 

Mission: Provides free medication and medical services to uninsured financially needy members of the community.

 

IN THE PINK BOUTIQUE 

 

Sarasota, (904) 534-3266

 

http://www.jaxinthepink.com/contact-us/sarasota/

 

Executive director: Jeri Millard

 

Mission: Dedicated to helping women heal, cope and survive the effects of cancer, physically and emotionally.

 

JACK & JILL LATE STAGE CANCER FOUNDATION 

 

Atlanta, (404) 537-5253

 

http://jajf.org/

 

Executive director: Jon Albert

 

Mission: Gives children who will lose their mother or father to cancer a timeout to create indispensable memories together while they can.

 

JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL 

 

Naples, (941) 685-6875

 

http://floridasuncoast.jdrf.org/

 

Executive director: Carolyn Boos

 

Mission: To progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives.

 

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION 

 

Fort Myers, (239) 437-6900

 

http://www.mda.org/

 

Executive director: Steven Derks

 

Mission: Aimed at conquering more than 40 neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million American adults and children.

 

NEURO CHALLENGE FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 926-6413

 

http://www.parkinsonsneurochallenge.org/

 

Executive director: Judith Bell

 

Mission: Dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.

 

PARKINSON RESEARCH FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 870-4438

 

http://parkinsonhope.org/

 

Executive director: Lawrence Hoffheimer

 

Mission: To help find a cure for Parkinson’s disease and to improve the quality of life for Parkinson patients and their caregivers.

 

PATHWAYS AUTISM CURE & TREATMENT 

 

Bradenton, (941) 739-3936

 

http://pathwaysautism.com/

 

Mission: To encourage all autistic people to reach their maximum potential.

 

PHELAN MCDERMID SYNDROME FOUNDATION 

 

Venice, (941) 485-8000

 

http://22q13.org/j15/

 

Mission: To help people affected by PMS worldwide by providing family support, accelerating research and raising awareness.

 

PINES OF SARASOTA FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-6293

 

http://pinesofsarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Estelle Crawford

 

Mission: Offers donors a venue to financially support the capital, programmatic and endowment needs of Pines of Sarasota, a nonprofit senior care community.

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL FLORIDA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-3913

 

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-southwest-central-florida/

 

Executive director: Barbara Zdravecky

 

Mission: To ensure the rights of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing medical services, education and advocacy.

 

PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME ASSOCIATION 

 

Sarasota, (800) 926-4797

 

http://www.pwsausa.org/

 

Executive director: Ken Smith

 

Mission: To promote and fund research, provide education and offer support to enhance the quality of life of those affected.

 

PREVENT BLINDNESS FLORIDA 

 

St. Petersburg, (813) 874-2020

 

http://florida.preventblindness.org/

 

Executive director: Joanne Lighter

 

Mission: To prevent blindness and preserve sight.

 

ROB'S RESCUE FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 923-3958

 

http://robsrescue.com/

 

Executive director: Jane Haase

 

Mission: To financially assist families who have a child on the cancer floor at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

 

SARASOTA MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 917-1286

 

http://smhf.org/

 

Executive director: Alexandra Quarles

 

Mission: To raise and distribute philanthropic funds to improve the quality of healthcare within the greater Sarasota community.

 

STROKE ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 346-1122

 

http://strokefl.org/

 

Executive director: Kim James

 

Mission: To reduce the incidence and impact of stroke in Sarasota and Manatee counties by educating about stroke risks, prevention, signs and symptoms.

 

SUNCOAST BLOOD BANK 

 

Sarasota, (941) 954-1600

 

http://scbb.org/

 

Executive director: Scott Bush

 

Mission: Provides a reliable supply of quality blood products and services to hospitals and health centers in need.

 

TEAM TONY BRAIN CANCER FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 320-3366

 

http://teamtony.org/

 

Executive director: Tony McEachern

 

Mission: Pairs cancer survivors with a cancer fighter to ensure those impacted get the support they need.

 

TIDEWELL HOSPICE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 552-7525

 

http://tidewellhospice.org/welcome/

 

Executive director: Gerry Radford

 

Mission: To help people live well by providing care, comfort and compassion.

 

TRINITY CHARITIES 

 

Sarasota, (941) 355-0847

 

http://trinitycharities.org/

 

Executive director: Greg Kaspar

 

Mission: To provide support, education, prevention and intervention for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and for those in temporary crisis.

 

VIRGINIA B. ANDES VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY CLINIC 

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 766-9570

 

http://volunteercare.org/

 

Executive director: Suzanne Roberts

 

Mission: Dedicated to providing no-cost volunteer medical, pharmacy and wellness services to the under-served in Charlotte.

 

WE CARE MANATEE 

 

Bradenton, (941) 755-3952

 

http://wecaremanatee.org/

 

Executive director: Jill Gass

 

Mission: To facilitate free medical care to low-income and uninsured residents of Manatee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUMAN SERVICES

 

THE ABLE TRUST 

 

Tallahassee, (850) 224-4493

 

http://www.abletrust.org/

 

Executive director: Susanne Homant

 

Mission: To provide Floridians with disabilities opportunities for successful employment.

 

AGAPE FLIGHTS 

 

Venice, (941) 488-0990

 

http://agapeflights.com/

 

Executive director: Allen Speer

 

Mission: Delivering cargo, mail and humanitarian aid to missionary partners in the nations of the Caribbean.

 

AGING IN PARADISE RESOURCE CENTER 

 

Longboat Key, (941) 383-6493

 

http://aginginparadise.org/

 

Executive director: Donna Dunio

 

Mission: Provides quality solutions and exciting opportunities for local seniors.

 

ALL FAITHS FOOD BANK 

 

Sarasota, (941) 379-6333

 

http://www.allfaithsfoodbank.org/

 

Executive director: Sandra Frank

 

Mission: Food is the beginning: the first step in a holistic response to meeting the needs of our hungry neighbors and helping move them toward independence.

 

ALSO OUT YOUTH

 

Sarasota, (941) 951-2576

 

http://www.alsoyouth.org/

 

Executive director: Donna Hanley

 

Mission: To provide advocacy, leadership, support and outreach to LGBTQIA youth and their allies.

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS 

 

Sarasota, (941) 379-9300

 

http://www.redcross.org/local/central-florida

 

Executive director: Megarie van Sickel

 

Mission: Prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing volunteers and donors.

 

AMIKIDS 

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 575-5790

 

http://amikidscrossroads.org/

 

Executive director: John Davidson

 

Mission: To provide stability and preparation for difficult-to-place teenaged boys in the Florida foster care system.

 

ANCHOR HOUSE 

 

Palmetto, (941) 722-0764

 

http://anchorhousemission.com/

 

Executive director: Timothy Huppert

 

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

 

http://www.desotohabitat.com/

 

Executive director: Jane Breylinger

 

Mission: Brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

 

BABY BASICS OF SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 684-0009

 

http://www.babybasicsnational.org/sarasota/

 

Mission: Provides and distributes diapers and kindness to working poor families who do not receive governmental cash assistance.

 

BACKPACK ANGELS (NORTH PORT COALITION FOR HOMELESS NEEDY CHILDREN) 

 

North Port, (941) 423-6078

 

http://backpackangels.org/

 

Mission: To foster self-esteem in homeless/needy children children by providing them with personal hygiene products.

 

BETTER FUTURES 

 

Sarasota, (941) 232-9235

 

http://www.better-futures.com/

 

Executive director: Mark Schlanger

 

Mission: Provides basic life skills programs to children and their families who suffer from poverty, disease and hunger.

 

BRIDGE A LIFE 

 

Sarasota, (310) 422-7179

 

https://www.bridgealife.com/

 

Executive director: Danny Jones

 

Mission: Bringing hope to orphans and supporting foster and adoptive families through awareness, training, outreach and partnerships.

 

CARE NET MANASOTA CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER 

 

Bradenton, (941) 751-1966

 

http://carenetmanasota.com/

 

Executive director: Shirley Fenton

 

Mission: To affirm the sanctity of human life by ministering to those facing crisis pregnancy.

 

CARE2TRI 

 

Sarasota, (941) 799-1680

 

http://www.care2tri.org/

 

Executive director: Greg Simony

 

Mission: To help those who are often treated differently because of physical disabilities.

 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE OF VENICE 

 

Venice, (941) 484-9543

 

http://catholiccharitiesdov.org/

 

Executive director: Peter Routsis-Arroyo

 

Mission: To serve and empower all in need regardless of race, nationality or creed.

 

CENTER FOR ABUSE & RAPE EMERGENCIES OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY, (C.A.R.E.)

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 639-5499

 

http://carefl.org/

 

Executive director: Kay Tvaroch

 

Mission: To help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes in Charlotte County.

 

THE CENTER OF HOPE OF SOUTH COUNTY 

 

Nokomis, (941) 412-9044

 

http://www.centerofhopechurch.org/

 

Executive director: Lynette McCleland

 

Mission: 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

 

http://charlottecountyhfh.org/

 

Executive director: Mike Mansfield

 

Mission: Committed to home ownership by building quality housing, promoting nonprofit mortgages, and fostering a partnership with low-income Charlotte residents.

 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION 

 

Murdock, (941) 627-4313

 

http://cchomelesscoalition.org/

 

Executive director: Angela Hogan

 

Mission: To alleviate and prevent hunger and homelessness.

 

CHARLOTTE HIV-AIDS PEOPLE SUPPORT 

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 625-2552

 

http://chapsfoodpantry.com/

 

Mission: To provide supplemental food and hygiene products to persons in need living with HIV/AIDS and their dependents.

 

CHILD PROTECTION CENTER 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-1277

 

http://cpcsarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Douglas Staley

 

Mission: Dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse.

 

CHILDREN FIRST 

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-3877

 

http://www.childrenfirst.net/

 

Executive director: Philip Tavill

 

Mission: Strengthening children and families through a comprehensive approach to development, education, health and well-being.

 

CHILDREN'S GUARDIAN FUND 

 

Sarasota, (941) 504-9515

 

http://www.childrensguardianfund.org/

 

Executive director: Harold Hedley

 

Mission: To ensure that every abused, neglected and abandoned child in the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida has a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem.

 

CIRCUS AND TRAVELING SHOWS RETIREMENT PROJECT 

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-5786

 

Mission: To assist showpeople with age or health problems in their search for affordable housing.

 

COASTAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 927-8900

 

http://coastalbh.org/

 

Executive director: John Minge

 

Mission: To provide quality care with compassion, respect and dignity.

 

COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE MINISTRY (CAM)

 

Venice, (941) 492-6384

 

http://www.trinitypc.org/

 

Executive director: Karin Barbito

 

Mission: To meet the urgent needs of families and individuals by providing emergency assistance.

 

COMMUNITY CENTER FOR DEAF & HARD OF HEARING OF MANATEE SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-0260

 

http://www.ccdhh.org/

 

Executive director: Donna Carlton

 

Mission: To provide services and programs which promote empowerment, equal access, education and independence to the deaf and hard of hearing of Manatee and Sarasota counties.

 

COMMUNITY HAVEN FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES 

 

Sarasota, (941) 355-8808

 

http://communityhaven.org/

 

Executive director: Marla Doss

 

Mission: Empowers independence and inclusion in all aspects of society for children and adults with disabilities.

 

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS 360 

 

Sarasota, (941) 809-2231

 

http://communitysolutions360.org/

 

Executive director: Laura Carter

 

Mission: To provide safe and affordable home ownership and rentals, coupled with housing counseling and homebuyer education.

 

EASTER SEALS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 355-7637

 

http://easterseals-swfl.org/

 

Executive director: Tom Waters

 

Mission: Provides quality lifespan services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

 

ELKS FEEDING EMPTY LITTLE TUMMIES 

 

Bradenton, (941) 792-1511

 

http://efelt.org/

 

Mission: To provide weekend meals during the school year for children, ages 5 through 12, who are homeless and/or living in food-deprived homes.

 

EQUALLY CONFIDENT FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 926-0355

 

http://www.equallyconfident.org/

 

Executive director: Kelly Trautwein

 

Mission: To provide martial arts to all LGBTQ persons for confidence building and empowerment.

 

EVERY CHILD 

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-2277

 

http://everychildsarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Judy Alexander

 

Mission: To help Sarasota’s neediest children grow into healthy, happy adults.

 

EVERYDAY BLESSING 

 

Thonotosassa, (813) 982-9226

 

http://www.everydayblessingsinc.org/

 

Executive director: Richard Stroud

 

Mission: To provide high-quality care for sibling groups through a live-in caregiver model.

 

FACE OF HOPE FOUNDATION 

 

North Port, (941) 284-3734

 

http://www.faceofhope211.org/

 

Executive director: Evelyn Gore

 

Mission: Cares for children, adults and families facing challenges and economic struggles.

 

FAMILY NETWORK ON DISABILITIES OF MANATEE SARASOTA 

 

Lakewood Ranch, (941) 928-0682

 

http://fndmanasota.org/

 

Executive director: Mary Smith

 

Mission: To empower families of children with disabilities through education, advocacy, and caregiver support.

 

FAMILY PARTNERSHIP CENTER 

 

Bradenton, (941) 756-3007

 

http://familypartnership.org/

 

Executive director: Katrina Bellemare

 

Mission: To strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect in at-risk families through comprehensive parenting education and support services.

 

FAMILY PROMISE OF SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 952-1800

 

http://familypromisesarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Wendy Fitton

 

Mission: Ending homelessness one family at a time.

 

FAMILY PROMISE OF SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Venice, (941) 350-6422

 

http://www.familypromisessc.org/

 

Mission: To address the needs of homeless children and families.

 

FAMILY RESOURCES 

 

Pinellas Park, (727) 521-5200

 

http://family-resources.org/

 

Executive director: Lisa Davis

 

Mission: To strengthen families and build better communities by providing prevention, support and counseling services to children, teens and families.

 

FIRST STEP OF SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-5333

 

http://fsos.org/

 

Executive director: David Beesley

 

Mission: Prevents and treats alcohol and drug addictions and associated disorders.

 

THE FLORIDA CENTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD 

 

Sarasota, (941) 371-8820

 

http://www.thefloridacenter.org/index.php

 

Executive director: Kathryn Shea

 

Mission: Providing an array of comprehensive therapeutic services, clinical interventions, prevention and early education programming for children and families.

 

FLORIDA WEST COAST RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL 

 

Bradenton, (941) 792-0985

 

http://geraldsoncommunityfarm.org/

 

Executive director: Todd Underhill

 

Mission: To promote a sustainable local food and agriculture economy.

 

FORTY CARROTS OF SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-7716

 

http://fortycarrots.org/

 

Executive director: Michelle Kapreilian

 

Mission: Dedicated to strengthening families through educational programs for parents, children and professionals in the field.

 

FOUNDATION FOR DREAMS 

 

Bradenton, (941) 746-5659

 

http://www.foundationfordreams.org/

 

Executive director: Susannah Cripe

 

Mission: To provide an exceptional camping experience for children with special needs and chronic illnesses, ages 7-17.

 

GLASSER-SCHOENBAUM HUMAN SERVICES CENTER 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-4545

 

http://www.gs-humanservices.org/

 

Executive director: Kameron Hodgens

 

Mission: To enhance the social services delivery system for underserved individuals and families.

 

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES MANASOTA 

 

Bradenton, (941) 355-2721

 

http://experiencegoodwill.org/

 

Executive director: Robert Rosinsky

 

Mission: Changes lives through the power of work.

 

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 

 

Fort Myers, (239) 995-2106

 

http://goodwillswfl.org/

 

Executive director: Rick Evanchyk

 

Mission: Committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence.

 

GUARDIAN ANGELS OF SW FLORIDA 

 

Bradenton, (941) 792-5374

 

http://guardianangelsfl.org/

 

Mission: Committed to the provision of safe, loving, faith-based, traditional foster homes to help meet the needs of abused, abandoned or neglected children.

 

GULF COAST STORKS 

 

Osprey, (941) 564-5146

 

http://www.gulfcoaststorks.com/

 

Executive director: Angela Simpson

 

Mission: Committed to encouraging every abortion-minded mother to choose life and to share with her the good news of Jesus Christ.

 

GULFCOAST LEGAL SERVICES 

 

St. Petersburg, (727) 821-0726

 

http://www.gulfcoastlegal.org/

 

Executive director: John Dubrule

 

Mission: Dedicated to providing comprehensive legal advocacy in civil matters, counseling and education for vulnerable individuals and families in Pinellas, Sarasota, Hillsborough, Pasco and Manatee counties.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-0700

 

http://habitatsrq.org/

 

Executive director: Renee Snyder

 

Mission: 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

 

http://www.habitatsouthsarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Deidre Danmeyer

 

Mission: To build homes, communities and hope.

 

HANNAH HOUSE 

 

Wauchula, (863) 773-5717

 

http://www.aofm-hannahshouse.org/

 

Executive director: Lorraine Gillespie

 

Mission: To provide food, comfort, safety, shelter and support for those who are experiencing short-term or long-term adversity.

 

HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 

 

Fort Myers, (239) 334-7007

 

http://harrychapinfoodbank.org/

 

Executive director: Al Brislain

 

Mission: To overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties through education and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination.

 

HARVEST TABERNACLE OF SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-3154

 

http://harvesthousecenters.com/

 

Executive director: James Minor

 

Mission: To facilitate individuals and families in breaking the cycle of homelessness and addiction.

 

HEALTHY START COALITION OF MANATEE COUNTY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 714-7541

 

http://hsmanatee.com/

 

Executive director: Frederick Leonard

 

Mission: Dedicated to enhancing maternal and infant health care.

 

HEALTHY START COALITION OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 373-7070

 

http://healthystartsarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Shon Ewens

 

Mission: To improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, infants, and young children.

 

HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY 

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 743-8347

 

hip.com (under development)

 

Executive director: Kim Gaut

 

Mission: To work towards improving 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

 

http://hlas.org/

 

Mission: To empower the more than 145,000 people with hearing loss in our community to lead more active lives by providing education/information, support and advocacy.

 

HEART GALLERY OR SARASOTA INCORPORATED 

 

Sarasota, (954) 850-6606

 

http://www.heartgallerysarasota.org/

 

Mission: A traveling photographic exhibit created to find forever families for children in foster care.

 

HOPE FAMILY SERVICES 

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-8499

 

http://www.hopefamilyservice.org/

 

Executive director: Laurel Lynch

 

Mission: To promote safety, strength and well-being for victims of domestic violence and their children.

 

HOPE KIDS COMMUNITY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 544-4850

 

http://www.hopekc.org/

 

Executive director: Pam Hawn

 

Mission: Connects financial provision with ministries, churches and individuals in the coordination, collaboration and administration of Kingdom-minded projects.

 

HOPE SEEDS 

 

Bradenton, (941) 228-5660

 

http://hopeseeds.org/

 

Executive director: Mike Mueller

 

Mission: Serves the poor through missionaries and mission teams and teaches gardening practices for sustainable food production.

 

INSIGHT COUNSELING SERVICES 

 

Bradenton, (941) 755-4782

 

http://insightcounselingservices.org/

 

Executive director: Susan Cappiello

 

Mission: To strengthen families and increase community safety by treating abusive juvenile behavior and changing the lives of troubled youth.

 

INSTRIDE THERAPY 

 

Nokomis, (941) 412-9333

 

http://instridetherapy.org/

 

Executive director: Jody Jorgensen

 

Mission: Partnering with horses, InStride challenges individuals with special needs to meet their fullest potential.

 

ITNSARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 364-7530

 

http://itnsarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Arthur Lerman

 

Mission: Provides transportation services to seniors and individuals of any age with vision limitations.

 

JEFFERSON CENTER FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-9585

 

http://jeffersoncenter.net/

 

Executive director: Dawn Lucido

 

Mission: To improve the quality life of Jefferson Center residents when they return from a hospital stay.

 

JESUS LOVES YOU MINISTRY 

 

Murdock, (941) 661-8117

 

http://jesuslovesyouministryinc.com/

 

Executive director: Leslie Martin

 

Mission: To identify and meet the basic needs of the homeless population, with the ultimate goal that they move into transitional or permanent housing.

 

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICE OF THE SUNCOAST 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-2224

 

http://jfcs-cares.org/web/

 

Executive director: Rose Chapman

 

Mission: Empowers individuals and families toward self-sufficiency.

 

JIM RUSSO PRISON MINISTRIES 

 

Bradenton, (941) 746-3717

 

http://www.jimrussoministry.com/

 

Mission: To provide transitional housing for ex-offenders with programs that enable them to return to society as committed Christians and productive citizens.

 

JOINING OUR YOUTH 

 

Sarasota, (941) 377-6833

 

http://joysarasota.org/

 

Mission: Provides mentoring and targeted services for youth aging out of foster care and other at-risk youth referred by local social service agencies.

 

JOSHPROVIDES EPILEPSY ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION 

 

Sarasota, (800) 706-2740

 

http://joshprovides.org/

 

Executive director: Bruce Chapnick

 

Mission: To strive to eliminate the negative stigma associated with epilepsy and provide financial assistance for people living with epilepsy and seizure disorders.

 

LEARN TO FISH 

 

Bradenton, (941) 755-3900

 

http://ltfrecovery.org/

 

Executive director: Sabrina Crain-Sweeney

 

Mission: To breathe life and hope into marginalized, demoralized and traumatized women and to equip for a future of prosperity.

 

LEGAL AID OF MANASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-0038

 

http://www.legalaidofmanasota.org/

 

Executive director: Linda Harradine

 

Mission: Provides legal services at no cost to those in need by partnering with local lawyers.

 

LIGHTHOUSE OF MANASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 359-1404

 

http://lighthouseofmanasota.org/

 

Executive director: Andy Reeves

 

Mission: To advance the individual growth and independence of adults and children with vision loss.

 

LOVELAND CENTER

 

Venice, (941) 493-0016

 

http://www.lovelandcenter.org/

 

Executive director: Carl Penxa

 

Mission: Helping adults with developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest.

 

LOVING HANDS MINISTRIES 

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-5683

 

http://www.lovinghands.net/

 

Executive director: Wendell Wilson

 

Mission: Dedicated to rehabilitating young men through discipleship and a residential rehabilitation program.

 

LUTHERAN SERVICES FLORIDA 

 

Tampa, (813) 875-1408

 

http://lsfnet.org/Pages/LSF_Master.aspx

 

Executive director: Samuel Sipes

 

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

 

http://cnfl.wish.org/

 

Executive director: Kathryn Vroman

 

Mission: Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

 

MAKING CONNECTIONS COUNSELING 

 

Lakewood Ranch, (941) 704-5200

 

http://makingconnectionscounseling.org/

 

Executive director: Stacey Schaeffer

 

Mission: Dedicated to providing professional services to individuals, couples and families that promote and restore healthy relationships.

 

MANASOTA BUDS 

 

Lakewood Ranch, (941) 907-0499

 

http://www.manasotabuds.org/index.cfm?

 

Mission: To provide families with a neutral and supportive forum for sharing and networking, and to promote understanding and acceptance of Down syndrome.

 

MANATEE CHILDREN'S SERVICES INCORPORATED 

 

Bradenton, (941) 345-1200

 

http://manateechildrensservices.com/

 

Executive director: Melinda Thompson

 

Mission: To provide the resources, skills and shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention and intervention for all children and their families.

 

MANATEE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 827-2887

 

http://manateecaa.org/

 

Executive director: Barbara Patten

 

Mission: Changing lives through education, partnerships and delivery of quality services.

 

MANATEE COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 748-9100

 

http://manateehabitat.org/

 

Executive director: Diana Shoemaker

 

Mission: Working to create a community where everyone has a decent place to live.

 

MANATEE RELIGIOUS SERVICE 

 

Bradenton, (941) 752-4850

 

http://www.mcma-mrs.org/

 

Executive director: Joel Mimbs

 

Mission: Screens and verifes the needs of those hurting and in crisis on behalf of local churches.

 

THE MARK WANDALL FOUNDATION 

 

Bradenton, (941) 545-3359

 

http://www.themarkwandallfoundation.org/

 

Mission: Provides support and assistance to grieving children who have lost a family member or guardian.

 

MAYORS' FEED THE HUNGRY PROGRAM 

 

Sarasota, (941) 364-7440

 

http://mayorsfeedthehungry.org/

 

Mission: To raise funds and collect food to disburse to the local needy, free of charge, with special attention given to the holiday season.

 

MEALS ON WHEELS OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY 

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 625-4343

 

http://www.mowofcc.org/

 

Mission: To deliver nutritious, ready-to-eat meals, primarily to persons over 60, who are unable to prepare nutritious meals for themselves.

 

MEALS ON WHEELS OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-6693

 

http://mealsonwheelsofsarasota.org/

 

Executive director: Marjorie Broughton

 

Mission: Delivers nutritious meals to persons in need in the Sarasota community, who are unable to provide or prepare a meal for themselves.

 

MEALS ON WHEELS PLUS OF MANATEE COUNTY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-4655

 

http://mealsonwheelsplus.org/

 

Executive director: Maribeth Phillips

 

Mission: In addition to traditional hot meal delivery, Meals on Wheels PLUS offers transportation, social activities and enrichment opportunities.

 

MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY CENTER 

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-3477

 

http://www.mhcci.com/?justsaying=1

 

Executive director: Peter Howard

 

Mission: To offer adults with mental illness caring, encouragement and direct service programs.

 

MIRACLE LEAGUE OF MANASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 225-2966

 

http://miracleleaguemanasota.org/

 

Executive director: Laura Tellor

 

Mission: To provide the opportunity for children and adults with special needs a chance to experience playing baseball in a league-based environment.

 

MORE TOO LIFE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 227-1012

 

http://moretoolife.org/

 

Executive director: Brook Bello

 

Mission: Provides recovery services to those suffering from all forms of human trafficking.

 

MOTHERS HELPING MOTHERS 

 

Sarasota, (941) 953-7572

 

http://mhmsarasota.com/

 

Executive director: Terry Stottlemyer

 

Mission: Provides basic necessities such as clothing and baby items to families in need.

 

MY CHOICE PREGNANCY CENTER 

 

Sarasota, (941) 351-3007

 

http://mychoicepregnancycenter.com/

 

Executive director: Cheryl Huston

 

Mission: To empower those faced with an unplanned pregnancy or who are parenting young children to make the best life choices.

 

MYAKKA CITY FOUNDATION 

 

Myakka City, (941) 350-2079

 

http://myakkacityfoundation.org/

 

Mission: To conduct events for the general welfare of the community, and to financially assist Myakka City residents who are struggling financially due to long-term medical hardships.

 

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 

 

Bradenton, (941) 761-9568

 

http://www.stvdpstore.org/

 

Mission: To assist the poor and needy, providing comfort and financial assistance.

 

NEW PARADIGM FOUNDATION 

 

Englewood, (941) 681-2194

 

http://www.thenpf.org/

 

Executive director: Kathleen Nelson

 

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.

 

NORTH RIVER CARE 

 

Palmetto, (941) 729-9004

 

http://northrivercare.org/

 

Executive director: Teri Giles

 

Mission: To protect the unborn while sharing the love of Christ with women and their families facing an unplanned pregnancy.

 

OPERATION SECOND CHANCE 

 

Clarksburg, (888) 672-4838

 

http://operationsecondchance.org/

 

Executive director: Cindy McGrew

 

Mission: Committed to serving wounded, injured and ill combat veterans.

 

PARENTS IN ACTION 

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 828-1074

 

http://www.parentsinactioninc.org/

 

Executive director: Sharon Boyd

 

Mission: Founded on the principle that it will take a combination of parents, caregivers, providers, educators, legislators and the community to address the needs of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

 

PET THERAPY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 358-2225

 

http://pet-therapy.org/

 

Executive director: Kathy Alexander

 

Mission: Brightening the lives of seniors confined to nursing homes and wounded veterans by providing unconditional love and increasing sensory stimulation.

 

POSTPARTUM SOCIETY OF FLORIDA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 348-3528

 

http://postpartumflorida.org/www.postpartumflorida.org/Find_PPD_Help_in_FL.html

 

Mission: Supports new mothers transitioning from pregnancy to parenthood.

 

PREGNANCY SOLUTIONS 

 

Venice, (941) 408-7100

 

http://pregnancysolutions.org/

 

Executive director: Callie Cowan

 

Mission: To provide pregnant women with the necessary support services to enable them to carry their babies to term and birth.

 

PRISM YOUTH INITIATIVE 

 

Bradenton, (941) 357-0111

 

http://www.prismyouth.org/

 

Mission: Dedicated to supporting, affirming, encouraging, enabling and empowering the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13-23 of Manatee County.

 

PROJECT 180 SARASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (850) 445-5682

 

http://project180reentry.org/

 

Executive director: Barbara Richards

 

Mission: To reintegrate former offenders into community life.

 

PROSPECT RIDING CENTER 

 

Myakka City, (941) 713-1736

 

http://prospectridingcenter.com/

 

Executive director: Susan Tambone

 

Mission: Offers therapeutic and recreational directed equine activities to those with special needs and their caregivers.

 

REACH OUT RECOVERY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-0870

 

http://reachoutrecovery.com/

 

Executive director: Leslie Glass

 

Mission: Addiction education, prevention and recovery.

 

RED LION JOBS 

 

Sarasota, (941) 807-2821

 

http://www.redlionjobs.org/

 

Executive director: Jennifer Fretz

 

Mission: Helps serve as the lantern that will light the path of those individuals with barriers to employment.

 

REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT ASSOCIATION 

 

Immokalee, (239) 658-3560

 

http://rcma.org/

 

Executive director: Barbara Mainster

 

Mission: Opens doors to opportunities through quality child care and education from crib to high school and beyond.

 

RESURRECTION HOUSE 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-3759

 

http://resurrectionhousesarasota.org/

 

Executive director: David Proch

 

Mission: Dedicated to restoring the dignity, productivity and self-sufficiency of homeless individuals and families through food, clothing, showers, counseling, medical services and more.

 

SAFE PLACE AND RAPE CRISIS CENTER 

 

Sarasota, (941) 365-0208

 

http://sparcc.net/

 

Executive director: Jessica Hays

 

Mission: To stop domestic and sexual violence in the community.

 

THE SALVATION ARMY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 748-5110

 

http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/bradenton/

 

Executive director: Dwayne Durham

 

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

 

http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/sarasota

 

Executive director: Ethan Frizzell

 

Mission: To preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human need in His name without discrimination.

 

SAMARITAN COUNSELING SERVICES OF THE GULF COAST 

 

Sarasota, (941) 926-2959

 

http://www.samaritangulfcoast.com/

 

Executive director: Richard Howell

 

Mission: Strengthening individuals and families through professional Christian counseling services.

 

SARASOTA HOUSING FUNDING CORPORATION 

 

Sarasota, (941) 361-6210

 

http://sarasotahousing.org/

 

Executive director: William Russell

 

Mission: To expand the supply of affordable housing in Sarasota and advance the goals and mission of the Sarasota Housing Authority.

 

SARASOTA MANATEE JEWISH HOUSING COUNCIL (KOBERNICK-ANCHIN)

 

Sarasota, (941) 377-0781

 

http://kobernickanchin.org/

 

Executive director: Heidi Brown

 

Mission: Creates and sustains non-exclusionary communities where seniors can live life to its fullest.

 

SARASOTA MEDICAL PREGNANCY CENTER 

 

Sarasota, (941) 330-2273

 

http://www.sarasotapregnancy.com/

 

Executive director: Jennifer Carey

 

Mission: Provides life-affirming support to women and families facing unplanned pregnancies.

 

SARASOTA UNITED FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND EQUITY-S U R E

 

Sarasota, (941) 894-2819

 

http://www.suresarasota.org/#welcome

 

Executive director: Ryan McBride

 

Mission: Seeks justice for the poor, working-class and mixed-income individuals/families living in Sarasota County.

 

SARASOTA-MANATEE ASSOCIATION FOR RIDING THERAPY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 322-2000

 

http://smartriders.org/

 

Executive director: Christine Kasten

 

Mission: Enriching the lives of people with special needs through therapeutic horse-related programs.

 

SECOND CHANCE LAST OPPORTUNITY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 360-8660

 

http://secondchancelastopportunity.org/

 

Executive director: April Glasco

 

Mission: To break the cycle of poverty through strategies that educate and empower the  disadvantaged.

 

SELAH FREEDOM 

 

Sarasota, (941) 677-8840

 

http://www.selahfreedom.com/

 

Executive director: Elizabeth Fisher

 

Mission: To confront the issue of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation through advocacy, training and restorative services.

 

SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CENTERS 

 

Sarasota, (941) 955-2122

 

http://friendshipcenters.org/

 

Executive director: Robert Carter

 

Mission: To promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging.

 

SENIORS FOR PETS 

 

Bradenton, (941) 473-0778

 

http://seniorsforpets.com/

 

Mission: To help senior citizens in need to retain their pets by providing the basic veterinary care.

 

SERTOMA KIDS 

 

Sarasota, (941) 404-4676

 

http://sertomakids.org/

 

Mission: Provides speech and language therapy to children with communication disorders.

 

SHARE THE BLESSING MINISTRY 

 

Port Charlotte, (941) 276-7278

 

http://www.sharetheblessingsministry.org/

 

Executive director: Frances Kowalczyk

 

Mission: To help provide those in need with toiletries, cleaning supplies, some food and clothing.

 

SHELTERBOX USA 

 

Lakewood Ranch, (941) 907-6036

 

http://shelterboxusa.org/

 

Interim executive director: Alan Monroe

Mission: To deliver humanitarian relief in the form of equipment and materials to people affected by natural disasters and other humanitarian crises worldwide.

 

SOLVE MATERNITY HOMES 

 

Bradenton, (941) 748-0094

 

http://www.solvehomes.org/

 

Executive director: Peggy Kerwin

 

Mission: Provides housing and specialized services to pregnant women and teens who have chosen life.

 

SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS 

 

Palmetto, (941) 729-5665

 

http://www.guidedogs.org/

 

Executive director: Titus Herman

 

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 SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Venice, (941) 412-0402

 

http://specialolympicsflorida.org/sarasota/

 

Executive director: Maggie Riggall

 

Mission: To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons 8 years of age and older with intellectual disabilities.

 

ST. JOSEPH FOOD PANTRY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 756-3732

 

http://www.stjoepantry.com/

 

Mission: To provide supplementary food in a dignified manner to the hungry and needy citizens of Manatee County, regardless of religious affiliation.

 

STILLPOINT HOUSE OF PRAYER 

 

Bradenton, (941) 748-6835

 

Mission: To reach out to the disadvantaged by leading them to a life-changing encounter with God through both spiritual and material assistance.

 

SUNCOAST CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING 

 

Sarasota, (941) 351-9545

 

http://scil4u.org/

 

Executive director: Michael Fluker

 

Mission: Empowering people with disabilities to independence.

 

SUNCOAST CHARITIES FOR CHILDREN 

 

Sarasota, (941) 706-3795

 

http://suncoastcharitiesforchildren.org/

 

Executive director: Lucy Nicandri

 

Mission: Provides grants to the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children to assist local children, teens and adults with special needs and their families.

 

SUNCOAST COMMUNITY CAPITAL  CORPORATION 

 

Bradenton, (941) 744-2666

 

http://www.suncoastcc.com/

 

Executive director: Art Mahoney

 

Mission: Works with people of low income to achieve financial stability.

 

TRI-COUNTY COUNSELING & LIFE SKILLS CENTER 

 

North Port, (941) 876-3060

 

http://tri-countycounseling.org/

 

Executive director: Thomas Glaza

 

Mission: To teach clients those skills necessary to lead a healthier, happier and more productive life.

 

TRINITY WITHOUT BORDERS 

 

Sarasota, (941) 350-9250

 

http://trinitywithoutborders.org/

 

Mission: Assists the distressed and provides safehavens for homeless women and women with children.

 

TURNING POINTS (COMMUNITY COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS CORPORATION) 

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-1509

 

http://tpmanatee.org/

 

Executive director: Adell Erozer

 

Mission: To provide services to homeless or at-risk men, women and children.

 

UNITED COMMUNITY CENTERS 

 

Bradenton, (941) 746-7470

 

http://uccfl.org/

 

Executive director: Patrick Carnegie

 

Mission: Providing positive, productive environments filled with educational, cultural, recreational and social opportunities to individual youth, their families and the entire community.

 

UNITED WAY 2-1-1 OF MANASOTA 

 

Sarasota, (941) 308-4357

 

http://uw211manasota.net/

 

Mission: To generate, provide and assist the exchange of meaningful information for the improvement of the health and well-being of the community.

 

UNITED WAY OF SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Venice, (941) 484-4811

 

http://uwssc.org/

 

Executive director: Maryann Terry

 

Mission: To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another in South Sarasota County.

 

UNITED WAY SUNCOAST 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-2686

 

http://www.unitedwaysuncoast.org/

 

Executive director: Suzanne McCormick

 

Mission: To improve lives and creates lasting community change by mobilizing caring people to give, advocate and volunteer.

 

VETERANS' OUTREACH 

 

Sarasota, (941) 755-1305

 

http://veteransoutreach.com/

 

Executive director: Teri Ely

 

Mission: Honoring and serving all veterans, identifying individual needs through one-on-one interviews.

 

WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER OF MANATEE 

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-6797

 

http://www.wrcmanatee.org/

 

Executive director: Ashley Brown

 

Mission: Empowering women, changing lives and strengthening our community.

 

WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER OF SARASOTA COUNTY 

 

Sarasota, (941) 366-1700

 

http://www.thewomensresourcecenter.org/

 

Executive director: Valerie Goddard

 

Mission: To create personal, social and professional growth opportunities for women.

 

YAH-YAH GIRLS 

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 276-6759

 

http://theyahyahgirls.com/

 

Mission: Feeding food-insecure children one backpack at a time.

 

YUMMY STUFF CLUB 

 

Sarasota, (941) 350-0080

 

http://childrenshealthypantry.com/

 

Executive director: Susan Morin

 

Mission: To help children and their families develop everyday habits of healthy eating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RELIGIOUS

 

CHARLOTTE HARBOR YOUNG LIFE 

 

Punta Gorda, (941) 766-7314

 

https://charlotteharbor.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx

 

Executive director: Thomas Parker

 

Mission: To introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.

 

CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF FLORIDA MANATEE SARASOTA CHAPTER 

 

Bradenton, (941) 779-3164

 

http://www.cefonline.com/

 

Executive director: Sherry Brower

 

Mission: To evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

SINGLES REACHING SINGLES IN CHRIST 

 

Sarasota, (941) 925-0987

 

http://singlesreachingsingles.com/

 

Executive director: John Whitmire

 

Mission: To minister to single adults through instruction in the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

YOUNG LIFE OF MANATEE COUNTY 

 

Bradenton, (941) 920-2544

 

https://manateecounty.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx

 

Executive director: David Johnson

 

Mission: To introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.

 

YOUTH FOR CHRIST 

 

Bradenton, (941) 747-4608

 

http://suncoastyfc.org/

 

Executive director: Mike Chaplinsky

 

Mission: To raise up lifelong followers of Jesus Christ who lead by their lifestyle, devotion, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

 

 

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