EIN 23-7181560

Special Olympics Florida

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To provide year round sports training. To provide year round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athlete or their caregiver as a means to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem and li...
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Program areas at Special Olympics Florida

Through participation in 108 local and virtual competitions, 58,191 Special Olympic athletes from Florida have ample opportunity to practice and hone their skills. While the number of annual competitions were down from the prior year as a result of the pandemic,the team pivoted quickly to offer virtual event opportunities through online platforms. Additionally, we were able to return to local competitions in late fall with the introduction of strict social distance protocols and communication standards. Despite the pandemic, we were also able to introduce a new sport of pickleball in 2020, increasing the number of sports offered year-round to 25.
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 2020, the program performed 6,326 health screenings with the assistance of 211 health care professionals. In addition to offering these screenings in a virtual format for the first time in 2020, the team also provided important mental health programming to our athletes.
Training of 58,191 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 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. Despite the pandemic starting in early 2020, we were able to return to local training in late fall with the introduction of strict social distance protocols and communication standards.

Who funds Special Olympics Florida

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Special OlympicsProgram Assistance$1,080,457
Special Olympics Florida FoundationPrograms$700,000
The Frederick A Deluca FoundationSpecial Olympics Florida - Educational Programs Support$250,000
...and 61 more grants received totalling $2,878,780

Personnel at Special Olympics Florida

Sherry WheelockChief Executive Officer$224,967
Berit AmlieChief Administrative Officer$152,984
Linsey SmithVice President Communications$113,506
Dolores NewcombVice President Development$112,277
Erin KozlowskiSenior Vice President Development$110,690
...and 53 more key personnel

Financials for Special Olympics Florida

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$9,939,462
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$78,477
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$652,916
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$10,670,855

Form 990s for Special Olympics Florida

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-10-08990View PDF
2019-122021-02-18990View PDF
2018-122019-12-13990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122018-03-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Organizations like Special Olympics Florida

Special Olympics MarylandBaltimore, MD$4,623,239
Special Olympics WisconsinMadison, WI$6,749,118
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA)Norristown, PA$6,873,918
Special Olympics Southern CaliforniaLong Beach, CA$8,115,593
Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI)Mount Pleasant, MI$7,694,440
Special Olympics GeorgiaNorcross, GA$4,133,165
Indiana Special OlympicsIndianapolis, IN$4,501,874
Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ)Goodyear, AZ$5,029,320
Special Olympics South CarolinaIrmo, SC$4,010,197
Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN)Minneapolis, MN$6,995,227
Data update history
August 15, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 3, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 13 new grant, including a grant for $1,080,457 from Special Olympics
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 23 new grant, including a grant for $700,000 from Special Olympics Florida Foundation
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Civic / social organizationsSports competitionsSports organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human servicesSports
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General information
1915 Don Wickham Dr
Clermont, FL 34711
Metro area
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
Lake County, FL
Website URL
(352) 243-9536
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
N70: Amateur Sports Competitions
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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