Building Philanthropy for a Better Florida

Faith a key to recovery at Learn to Fish

June 23, 2017

Not receiving any regular funding from local or state government, the only barrier standing in the way of Learn to Fish being able to help more women is resources. It costs approximately $3,300 per women and more than $200,000 annually to operate the nonprofit.

The nonprofit has a property behind Daughtrey Elementary School to renovate for additional housing, but the renovations are on hold until the nonprofit can find a commercial space at a discounted rate to move the furniture into and reopen the nonprofit’s thrift store as another revenue source.

Thanks to a total $10,000 donation from organizations on Anna Maria Island — Anna Maria Island Women’s Giving Circle of Manatee Community Foundation and the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation — the nonprofit has the funds for renovations.