EIN 23-7181560

Special Olympics Florida

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
116
State
Year formed
1972
Most recent tax filings
2022-12-01
Description
Special Olympics Florida empowers children and adults with intellectual disabilities through year-round sports training, healthy initiatives, and functional sports skills.
Total revenues
$15,453,218
2022
Total expenses
$15,650,518
2022
Total assets
$12,512,811
2022
Num. employees
116
2022

Program areas at Special Olympics Florida

Through participation in 236 local competitions, 58,461 Special Olympics athletes from Florida had ample opportunities to practice and hone their skills. With 27 different sports being offered year-round, there is something for everyone. During 2022, we hosted the largest Special Olympics USA (national) games in Special Olympics history and the largest humanitarian event ever in the state of Florida. As a result, our team and resources helped provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for an additional 5,000 athletes from across the US and Caribbean. They also delivered an additional 13,000 health exams. In 2022, Special Olympics Florida celebrated its 50th anniversary, which included special programmatic and donor activations across the state. Both of these milestone events elevated public awareness and brought additional champions into our mission.
Healthy Programs - Strive to improve athletes' well-being & overall sports experience through enhancement of health, wellness & fitness initiatives. Through partnerships fitness and wellness programs, as well as robust Healthy Athletes programming, SOFL is paving the way for inclusive health. We offer an approach that focuses on the whole person with an intellectual & developmental disability & provide integrated health care & referrals. Athletes are offered in eight disciplines, including health promotion, physical examinations, physical therapy, hearing, vision, podiatry, mental wellness, and dental care. SOFL trains healthcare providers throughout the state, improving access to quality health care year-round for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their own communities. During 2022, the program performed 6,913 health screenings with the assistance of 690 health care professionals. During 2022, we hosted the largest Special Olympics USA (national) games in Special Olympics history and the largest humanitarian event ever in the state of Florida. As a result, our team and resources helped provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for an additional 5,000 athletes from across the US and Caribbean. They also delivered an additional 13,000 health exams. In 2022, Special Olympics Florida celebrated its 50th anniversary, which included special programmatic and donor activations across the state. Both of these milestone events elevated public awareness and brought additional champions into our mission.
Training of 58,461 athletes in functional sports skills and rules which empower and enable them to interact with the community. Training takes place not only as part of the Olympic type sports offered, but also through our Unified Sports Young Athletes Program and Athlete Leadership courses to enhance our athletes' opportunities within our community. While providing the athletes with opportunities to build muscles and sharpen motor skills, training also builds self-confidence and the development of social skills that will help them live a better life.
Other programs include Unified Champion Schools, an education project that uses sports and education to activate young people to develop school communities where all youth are agents of change - fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities. Also included is the Young Athlete Program for children 2-7, coaching and officiating certification programs, athlete and community outreach, athlete leadership and the promotion of training and competition.

Who funds Special Olympics Florida

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Special OlympicsProgram Assistance$1,691,252
Special Olympics USA Games 2022 Organizing CommitteeCommunity Support$1,371,000
Special Olympics Florida FoundationPrograms$300,000
...and 74 more grants received totalling $4,684,924

Personnel at Special Olympics Florida

NameTitleCompensation
Sherry WheelockChief Executive Officer$247,755
Linsey SmithChief Development and Marketing Officer$137,546
Berit AmlieChief Administrative Officer$170,110
Erin KozlowskiSenior Vice President Development$118,890
Alan YoungSenior Vice President Controller$132,853
...and 9 more key personnel

Financials for Special Olympics Florida

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$14,120,936
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$117,439
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$28,324
Net income from fundraising events$1,186,519
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$15,453,218

Form 990s for Special Olympics Florida

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-07-18990View PDF
2021-122022-11-07990View PDF
2020-122021-10-08990View PDF
2019-122021-02-18990View PDF
2018-122019-12-13990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

Organizations like Special Olympics Florida

OrganizationLocationRevenue
Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI)Mount Pleasant, MI$10,928,476
Special Olympics New YorkAlbany, NY$10,383,699
Special Olympics Southern CaliforniaLong Beach, CA$26,174,927
Special Olympics WisconsinMadison, WI$4,079,724
Special Olympics VirginiaRichmond, VA$6,911,807
Special Olympics South CarolinaIrmo, SC$4,734,010
Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN)Minneapolis, MN$10,481,322
Special Olympics TexasSan Antonio, TX$11,162,538
Special Olympics Northern CaliforniaPleasant Hill, CA$26,413,746
Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT)Hamden, CT$5,384,310
Data update history
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 22 new grant, including a grant for $1,691,252 from Special Olympics
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $25,000 from TD Charitable Foundation
August 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
August 22, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
August 20, 2023
Received grants
Identified 38 new grant, including a grant for $1,548,479 from Special Olympics
Nonprofit Types
Sports competitionsSports organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Issues
Human servicesSports
Characteristics
LobbyingFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
Address
1915 Don Wickham Dr
Clermont, FL 34711
Metro area
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
County
Lake County, FL
Website URL
specialolympicsflorida.org/ 
Phone
(352) 243-9536
Facebook page
specialolympicsflorida 
Twitter profile
@soflinfo 
IRS details
EIN
23-7181560
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1972
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
N70: Amateur Sports Competitions
NAICS code, primary
713990: Amateur Sports, Youth Sports, and Recreational Services
Parent/child status
Central organization
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