Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Inc

A Meal Makes A Difference.

Sarasota, FL   |
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Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Inc

EIN: 59-1391249


Meals On Wheels of Sarasota, Inc. delivers nutritious meals to persons in need in the Sarasota community who are unable to provide or prepare a meal for themselves in their home.

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Executive Director

Ms. Rhonda Leiberick

Main address

421 North Lime Avenue

Sarasota, FL 34237 USA

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Formerly known as

Community Mobile Meals of Sarasota County, Inc



Subject area info

Disasters and emergency management

Human services

Food delivery

Special population support

Population served info


People with physical disabilities

People with diseases and illnesses

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Human Service Organizations (P20)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

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Our programs

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Meals on Wheels - Sarasota

Meals On Wheels of Sarasota delivers nutritious meals to individuals in their homes who, because of age, physical/mental disability, financial need or incapacity are unable to prepare a meal for themselves. The meals are delivered by dedicated volunteers. Our goal is to allow our clients to maintain the highest level of independence and dignity possible, while living in their own home or residence, thus avoiding premature institutionalization while safely living independently.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Simultaneous with the Meal Service Program we offer the PetLOVE assistance initiative. Food, litter and veterinary care is provided to our clients unable to pay for meals through this initiative so clients do not share nutritious human food with pets and to make sure that pets are vaccinated so volunteers are safeguarded. Working in conjunction with the Humane Society of Sarasota County, these pets (100 plus) are given exams, provided with flea/tick/heartworm therapies, vaccinated and registered with Sarasota County. Food is delivered monthly, with litter, so pets, clients and Meals on Wheels of Sarasota all win.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
People with physical disabilities

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Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 41.65 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$28,434 $25,868 -$6,463 $100,296 $799,465
As % of expenses -4.1% 3.4% -0.9% 10.4% 54.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$39,793 $13,855 -$27,965 $79,289 $769,713
As % of expenses -5.6% 1.8% -3.6% 8.1% 51.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $554,734 $625,101 $778,262 $822,933 $2,163,771
Total revenue, % change over prior year -29.0% 12.7% 24.5% 5.7% 162.9%
Program services revenue 24.5% 26.9% 23.5% 25.5% 10.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 6.2% 5.5% 4.7% 5.0% 1.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.0% 17.2%
All other grants and contributions 67.2% 65.7% 71.8% 62.0% 70.0%
Other revenue 2.1% 2.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $693,693 $767,842 $749,094 $961,500 $1,480,365
Total expenses, % change over prior year 18.8% 10.7% -2.4% 28.4% 54.0%
Personnel 35.0% 38.1% 39.3% 34.4% 27.4%
Professional fees 10.5% 3.8% 4.3% 2.1% 2.2%
Occupancy 4.1% 6.4% 4.4% 4.0% 2.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 50.3% 51.7% 52.0% 59.4% 68.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $705,052 $779,855 $770,596 $982,507 $1,510,117
One month of savings $57,808 $63,987 $62,425 $80,125 $123,364
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $13,125 $70,285 $75,266 $0 $34,276
Total full costs (estimated) $775,985 $914,127 $908,287 $1,062,632 $1,667,757

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 3.1 1.9 2.7 1.4 6.6
Months of cash and investments 33.3 28.9 28.7 23.7 21.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 28.8 25.4 24.7 20.5 19.5
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $181,260 $120,922 $168,599 $113,166 $817,878
Investments $1,745,407 $1,726,835 $1,624,858 $1,786,028 $1,882,092
Receivables $14,606 $65,940 $15,135 $29,571 $65,052
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $311,914 $382,199 $409,473 $409,473 $443,749
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 81.5% 69.6% 58.5% 63.7% 65.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.1% 1.2% 2.1% 2.3% 2.8%
Unrestricted net assets $1,725,366 $1,739,221 $1,711,256 $1,790,545 $2,560,258
Temporarily restricted net assets $15,479 $27,350 -$12,261 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $265,479 $277,350 $237,739 $250,016 $292,188
Total net assets $1,990,845 $2,016,571 $1,948,995 $2,040,561 $2,852,446

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Ms. Rhonda Leiberick

Rhonda Leiberick is an accredited public relations professional, award-winning communicator, experienced non-profit administrator and fundraiser with a passion to serve the community. Her professional background includes publishing, graphic design, as well as business development and corporate marketing. Having previously served as Program Director at Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Ms. Leiberick has experience in non-profit administration; public relations; grants management; capital campaigns; mortgage lending compliance; and fundraising. She is the past president of the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association and a board member with the Friends of the Lakewood Ranch Library. She is a graduate of Leadership Sarasota through the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of Ringling College of Art & Design. Ms. Leiberick has made the Sarasota area her home since 1994. She is married and has two children attending a local public high school.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/31/2023
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Board co-chair

Ms. Elizabeth Van Riper

Michael Saunders & Co

Term: 2021 - 2023

Board co-chair

Mr. William Gandy


Term: 2021 - 2023

Tom Flanagan


Dwight Henry

Dova Pharmaceuticals

John Hermansen

community volunteer

Ralph Hall


Diane Weaver


John Raleigh


Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/6/2022

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