VSA Florida (VSAFL) is committed to providing quality arts programs for children and adults with disabilities across the entire state of Florida. Every dollar donated helps individuals with disabilities overcome barriers, learn new skills, and contribute to their communities. In 2015-16, VSA Florida:
- Served over 74,000 people through 484 programs in 61 counties in Florida. 94% of our programs were provided free of charge
- Served 3,414students in 207 schools and Department of Juvenile Justice facilities through multi-week artist residency programs
- Trained 1,255 teachers, teaching artists, museum staff, and cultural organization professionals on accessibility and accommodations
Want to know more about what your support helps us achieve?
Read our 2016 Annual Report for a summary of our programs and projects.
Our donor information flyer can be viewed here.
Visit our Gold GuideStar Exchange profile
Your gift allows us to make this possible!
Ways to Give
Restricted and Unrestricted Gifts
Gifts of any size may be designated for a specific program chosen by the donor or a gift may be made without restrictions. Unrestricted gifts have the advantage of enabling VSA Florida to allocate funds where they are most needed.
Prefer to mail your donation? Checks may be made payable to VSA Florida and mailed to:
4202 E. Fowler Ave, EDU 105
Tampa, FL 33620
Reoccurring gifts may be made through the University of South Florida Foundation. Click here to make a recurring gift. Make sure to search for fund 210870 in the search box and click on “This is a recurring charge” under payment options.
Donations of tangible property are accepted and often result in a tax deduction for the donor. All gifts-in-kind or of tangible property (such as art, equipment, rare books, real estate and similar non-monetary contributions) will be credited at the appraised value.
A large number of companies match contributions that employees make to nonprofit organizations like VSA Florida. Check with your company’s Human Resources department to see if your company matches gifts.
Planned Gifts and Bequests
A planned gift provides future support for VSA Florida while meeting your current personal and financial goals. Examples include a gift through your will or living trust, retirement plan or life insurance beneficiary designations, and charitable gift annuities. Talk with your attorney or financial advisor to determine which type of planned gift is best for you.
Florida Autism License Plate
Support Autism Programs
Florida motorists may help generate funds for autism related services throughout Florida by purchasing a plate.
Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the non-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
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VSA FLORIDA IS A 501(C)3 ORGANIZATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.