FISH OF SANIBEL-CAPTIVA INC

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

aka F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP   |   Sanibel, FL   |  www.fishofsancap.org

Mission

F.I.S.H of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. is a human services organization, focused for nearly forty years on 'neighbors helping neighbors'. The mission of F.I.S.H. is to lend a helping hand to those who live, work or visit here. The F.I.S.H. vision is to enrich the lives of everyone on Sanibel and Captiva Islands through an array of Food Programs, Island Based Workshops, Social Services and Helping Hands.

Ruling year info

2008

President & CEO

Mrs. Maggi Feiner

Executive Director

Mrs. Alicia Tighe Orgera

Main address

2430 Periwinkle Way Ste B

Sanibel, FL 33957 USA

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Formerly known as

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel, Inc.

EIN

20-8892375

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

211 Referrals

The purpose is to provide those who do not live or work on Sanibel with emergency resources through United Way 211

Population(s) Served
Adults

The purpose is to assist clients who demonstrate a documented financial need with possible funding to address a current crisis

Population(s) Served
Adults

Financial assistance may be provided to individuals wishing to further their education either by attending college, certification courses or required CEUs to provide an additional learning opportunity in an education environment where adults can work on enrichment, career development and continuing education

What is the intended outcome? Increased self-worth and confidence; possible career change; improved overall well-being.

What can be accomplished from that outcome? Personal growth and achievement; career advancement, sustainable household, self-sufficiency; break the cycle of poverty

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

The backpack program provides children with food for the weekend, when school provided meals are not available. This year-round program is completely confidential and at no cost to the participant.

What is the intended outcome? The intended outcome for children to experience less hunger over the weekend time period.

What can be accomplished from that outcome? Children may have less food insecurity and experience greater independence by being able to prepare and eat their own food while the parent(s) is out of the home working. Children may begin to experience better grades because they are less hungry, worried and/or stressed in the family home

Population(s) Served

The F.I.S.H. Food Pantry is one of our most vital services. Here, those that qualify can utilize our food pantry to supplement their grocery needs. The food pantry is open M-F from 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. It is always noted to the client that FISH is not a grocery store, but a means by which to supplement their household grocery needs. Many island businesses, residents and visitors make food donations to help keep our food pantry stocked. Volunteers pick up food from various on and off island points throughout the year. Volunteers help stock and sort items on a daily basis.

What is the intended outcome? The intended outcome is for participants to experience less food insecurity.

What can be accomplished from that outcome? Participants may experience more nutritious meals, less stress, hunger or worry in the family home.

Population(s) Served

DESCRIPTION: The After School Program is available from 2:10 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at The Sanibel School for a cost of $4.00 per child per day, with an initial $6.00 annual registration fee. This program is designed to provide additional homework assistance in an educational environment. Students will be able to work on Successmaker Reading and Math, Star Fall Reading and Math, Fast Math, FCAT Explorer, and Type to Learn, or work on homework and/or read. This program is offered to students in grades K-8.

What is the intended outcome? To provide an additional learning opportunity in an educational environment where children can work on school enrichment with the ultimate goal of attaining grade improvement in areas of struggle (if applicable) and/or excel in other learning aspects and/or where they can complete necessary homework

What can be accomplished from that outcome? Grade point averages may increase, forward progress toward educational goals, self-esteem, time management skills, group study skills, sense of pride in their level of learning

Population(s) Served

DESCRIPTION: Financial assistance may be provided, on a case-by-case basis, to children attending The Sanibel School, for school field trip opportunities. Financial assistance may be provided, on a case-by-case basis, to children for summer camp / activity experiences at a reduced cost at various camp sites.

What is the intended outcome? To further growth and learning opportunities through school sponsored field trips. To provide a child with additional learning opportunities during summer and school break where they may learn sports training, team building and social skills

What can be accomplished from that outcome? Children may gain self-esteem and self-worth while working together as a team through field trip and camp experiences. Children may learn better time management, how to get along with others of different ages and life experiences, knowledge of different cultures, history, sports, and other experiences not offered during school year.

Population(s) Served

The Meals-by-F.I.S.H. program incorporates delivery of one hot, nutritious meal per day, up to 5 days/week, including extras for the weekend. This service is provided to anyone who requests meals. Many are older individuals who no longer cook; some are younger singles recovering from an illness or injury. Clients may receive meals for any length of time and may opt in/out of the program as needed.

What is the intended outcome? For participants to consume better nutrition and food by providing a prepared nutritious meal

What can be accomplished from that outcome? Participants may have less food insecurity and receive necessary nutritional meals. Participant may also experience socialization with delivery volunteer and combat loneliness

Population(s) Served
Adults

This is a non-credit course for adults who want to learn English as a second language. Classes are designed to increase ability to communicate in English in order to find work, continue with lifelong learning and for life in the United States as parents and continuing education

What is the intended outcome? Sufficient, fluent communications skills using English as a language

What can be accomplished from that outcome? Personal growth and achievement; career advancement, self-sufficiency; break the cycle of poverty

Population(s) Served

Small, non-electrical equipment is available for loan to anyone who needs it. Available equipment includes: Wheelchairs; Transport Chairs (require a person to push); Walkers (non-wheeled); Walkers with wheels (4 legged); Walker with wheels and seat; Walker with 3 wheels; Canes (standard adjustable); Canes (4 legged); Canes (3 legs and a fold down seat); Crutches (adjustable); Hand/Foot Exerciser; Bath Bench; Bath Transfer Bench; Shower Chair; Commodes; Elevated toilet seat

What is the intended outcome? To provide participants a safe, effective option for medical recovery or while visiting.

What can be accomplished from that outcome? Participants may experience less stress while recovering from an emergency or while visiting by knowing medical equipment is available to them. Participants may be able to attend social outings not otherwise available to them by borrowing equipment

Population(s) Served

: Individuals needing assistance getting off-island for non-emergency medical/dental appointments only can request a volunteer driver. On-island transportation is provided for essential non-emergency activities such as medical, dental, church, shopping and banking.

What is the intended outcome? For participants to make and get to the necessary appointments with ease, keeping those that should not be driving off the road.

What can be accomplished from that outcome? Participants may experience peace of mind and independent living if they are able to continue to do their own shopping, banking, etc. (on island) and may experience a higher level of care/continuing medical/dental care when they are able to get to their doctor/dentist appointments (off island)

Population(s) Served

Join FISH and community members for a monthly lunch gathering at Sanibel's George & Wendy's Grille

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our 2018 Important Results
Compelling Outcomes Of The Work We Do To Help Our Neighbors In Many Ways

​18,713 service requests were answered by F.I.S.H. for 5,786 individuals in 2018— a 46% increase over 2017
7,845 visits to our Food Pantry utilized 206,278 pounds of food
F.I.S.H. volunteers delivered 3,273 meals to our island neighbors
1,028 food backpacks were distributed to our youth
F.I.S.H. volunteers provided 7,065 hours of service on behalf of F.I.S.H. and our neighbors
F.I.S.H. volunteers drove 33,797 miles on behalf of F.I.S.H. and our neighbors
488 households requested assistance and/or case management from our Disaster Relief Program
​177 households received a Hurricane Preparedness Resource Packet
Social Services provided 236 instances of Financial Assistance
F.I.S.H. Social Services provided 1,499 instances of Case Management
Our youth were assisted with 64 scholarships for educational/camp
Adult and youth were provided with 23 opportunities for betterment through our Adult Education Scholarship and Youth Tutoring Programs
93.1% of all donations go directly to our programming

Financials

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FISH OF SANIBEL-CAPTIVA INC

Board of directors
as of 12/31/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sheridan Snell


Board co-chair

Lisa Ann Miller

Jim Nelson

Willy Ocasio

Robert Bowden

Melissa Congress

Kathy Samson

Ellen Sloan

Ann-Marie Wildman

Nicole McHale

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No