Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility requirements include non-profit & tax-exempt organizations that:

A: are in the social service, social welfare, K-12 education, and healthcare organizations with education as the primary function

    1. organizations with education as the sideline function are ineligible
    2. Agencies must deliver direct services to the public; organizations which substantially raise money for the purpose of contributing to other agencies do not qualify

B: support the communities located only in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte or Desoto counties

C: have a valid IRS letter of determination

    1. Agencies must provide Flanzer Trust with a copy of its annual IRS filing within 90 days of the filing.  If the agency files form 990-N, they must provide a financial statement


Please note, the trust does not associate with controversial issues that can have a political, religious or divisive overtones. The Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust reserves the right to reject agencies that engage in activities that are controversial.



General Donation Information

  • The Flanzer matching program accepts monthly donations ranging from $5 to $500 per household with a maximum of $3,000.00 per year per each charity. Donations can be made to multiple charities simultaneously.
  • Excess contributions: Any contributions in excess of the stated limits will be matched to the maximum permitted and the remainder will be passed through to the charity.
  • The intent of the Flanzer matching program is to encourage new, grass roots donations, not simply matching current donors.
  • Payments for services rendered—such as dues, gala tickets or lottery tickets—are ineligible for matching.  Amounts contributed in connection with an event in support of a matching partner will not be eligible for the matching program. Please contact the charity for information on appropriate amounts.
  • Only contributions directly received from a donor to the Flanzer Trust are eligible for matching.
  • Cash contributions received by a partner are ineligible for matching.  Partners who convert cash contributions into eligible contributions through other parties will be removed from the list of eligible partners.
  • Any misconduct in connection with the matching programs will result in ineligibility.
    • Partners removed from eligibility may appeal their ineligibility in writing, explaining the basis for reinstatement and what steps have been taken to prevent future misconduct.  Reinstatement will be predicated upon a consent for the Flanzer Trust to audit or otherwise confirm compliance with program rules as the Trust deems necessary.
    • During ineligibility period any contributions that are received by the Flanzer Trust will be deposited and a check will be forwarded to the ineligible agency without a match.

Upon Receipt of Donations

  • The charity agency will issue a notice of the receipt of the matched contribution within 5 business days.
  • The trust will provide a tax receipt to donors of their contribution in approximately 4-8 weeks.

Interested in receiving more information or makIng a donation?

The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic trust is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization not affiliated with any other member of the Flanzer Family.

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If you would like to make a donation by check, please make the check payable to:
The Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust
1266 First Street, Suite 1
Sarasota, FL 34236

We are a community-driven, tax exempt, and not-for-profit organization supporting the Suncoast of Florida