Community involvement and financial support are essential to our SMART program. We are partially supported by the United Way of Manatee County. The rest of our support comes from the tax deductible donations and gifts from private individuals and groups, fund raising events, and program fees.
SMART is a participating charity in the Suncoast CFC 2012 campaign.
Federal employees can support SMART through the Combined Federal Campaign. SMART's ID # is: 85832
The Suncoast CFC website has a calendar of events and a non-profit agency section that will contain pertinent information about the 2012 Campaign. http://www.suncoastcfc.org/_root/
Our funds are used to cover a wide range of operating costs including the care and maintenance of our horses, insurance, purchase and maintenance of equipment, and supplies and veterinary/farrier care.
We are extremely grateful for all donations to our program as these gifts enable us to continue to serve all of our riders, regardless of their ability to pay. If you'd like to help us out, please fill out the
Thank you to the S.Dale High Family Foundation for their wonderful gift of $40,000 for the naming of our 4 Stall Barn. We are so excited to be able to call this barn the High Barn! We are so honored to receive this support from all of you and can't thank you enough!
Thank you Lakewood Ranch Women's Club for your continued support of our SMART Riders! The wonderful women of LWRWC presented SMART with a check for $7000 this year. They continue to be one of our staunchest supporters and truly make a difference in our program and in the lives of our kids with special needs. THANK YOU Lakewood Ranch Women's Club!
A special thank you to the Lawrence E. Ruf Charitable Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation for the grant of $2000 for the purchase of our fundraising and management software program. Thanks for helping to bring us into the 21st century! We are going to be SO efficient now!!
SMART thanks the Knights of Columbus, Mother Cabrini Council 12155 in Parrish for their amazing, longtime support of our program. Their 2012 donation of $930 in support of our Rider Scholarship Program is deeply appreciated and makes a huge difference!
The Dixie Paint Horse Club has become a fantastic supporter of our Horses for Heroes program. Their September show is dedicated to raising funds for our veterans, and this year they raised $2000 through their Chinese auction. We thank them for their dedication, hard work, and support of our veterans and their families!
We want to thank the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation for their grant of $2500.00 for scholarships. Thanks for helping to keep our riders in the saddle, independent and empowered!
Thank you to the Norman and Phyllis Siskel Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota for the gift of our new Haflinger pony, Norman. He is already proving to be a fantastic therapy pony!
Special thanks to the Cassidy Family Foundation Fund of the Manatee Community Fund. Their support of our program and new home over the past year has been incredible---from horse adoptions (Jazz and Carly) and rider scholarship support to naming rights on one of our stalls in the main barn. We just can't thank you enough!!
Thank you to Jane Drake for the generous support given to SMART by "naming" our Pavilion in loving memory of her mom and dad, Dr. John and Iris Storaasli. We love the quote!
Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc. is a Partner Agency of the United Way of Manatee County
and a 501 (c) 3 Organization. All Contributions are Tax Deductible. CH4398 Fed. ID# 65-0043354
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
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