New Horizons of Southwest Florida

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New Horizons of SWFL successfully changes the lives of under-resourced students by providing tutoring, mentoring and character-building programs at its trusted neighborhood clubs. New Horizons of SWFL currently serves hundreds of K-12 students alongside dedicated volunteers at 10 locations across Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers.

Contact information

Mailing address:
New Horizons of Southwest Florida
PO Box 111833
Naples, FL 34108


Phone: 239-948-4146

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 113678086

CEO/President: Linda Cunning

Chairman: Edith A. Hunt

Board size: 22

Founder: Bob and Ellen Nichols

Ruling year: 2003

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2022


Vision: All at-risk youth complete high school with a plan for the future to become contributing members of society

We are passionate about equipping Southwest Florida's most vulnerable children and teens with the tools they need to succeed in school and life. We want to see all students grow into successful members of our community and graduate from high school with a plan for the future.

Mission statement

Empower at-risk youth to reach their full potential through tutoring, mentoring and faith-building

Statement of faith

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Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating23 of 10344 of 79
Fund acquisition rating44 of 10364 of 79
Resource allocation rating123 of 103615 of 79
Asset utilization rating112 of 10345 of 79

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$60,133$54,591$36,447$30,670$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$654,510$748,966$673,741$438,283$370,320
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$220,406$159,779$99,050$100,559$108,406
Other long-term assets$406,208$53,262$30,743$23,221$24,864
Total long-term assets$626,614$213,041$129,793$123,780$133,270
Total assets$1,281,124$962,007$803,534$562,063$503,590
Payables and accrued expenses$65,670$61,150$46,791$39,631$2,311
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$65,670$61,150$46,791$39,631$2,311
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$18,470$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$18,470$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$84,140$61,150$46,791$39,631$2,311
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,042,584$729,834$691,778$471,240$429,696
With donor restrictions$154,400$171,023$64,965$51,192$71,583
Net assets$1,196,984$900,857$756,743$522,432$501,279
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Total contributions$2,627,805$1,828,518$1,432,228$1,241,327$984,755
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$21,105$5,445$852$718$220
Other revenue($18,913)($56,527)$183,376$44,361$134,411
Total other revenue$2,192($51,082)$184,228$45,079$134,631
Total revenue$2,629,997$1,777,436$1,616,456$1,286,406$1,119,386
Program services$1,986,564$1,459,151$1,219,545$1,114,834$906,882
Management and general$239,515$154,944$184,311$166,291$84,079
Total expenses$2,254,298$1,633,831$1,418,167$1,281,125$990,961
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$375,699$143,605$198,289$5,281$128,425
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$375,699$143,605$198,289$5,281$128,425


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/9/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 2002, Bob and Ellen Nichols saw a need to reach children with the message of Jesus Christ in a small Hispanic neighborhood in Bonita Springs. Ellen had been teaching in a local public school and Bob was a professional boat captain. They began their ministry by going door to door and inviting kids to come to the "Super Kids Church," which would meet every Sunday morning at Manna Christian RV Park. This kids-only church became a huge success!

The Nichols family began praying together for God's direction on how to reach more children. Seeing the problems in the neighborhoods, and recognizing the tremendous need to help the children from non-English speaking homes with their schoolwork, Bob and Ellen were led to find a place to provide free after school tutoring.

In January 2003, they opened the first Super Kids Club in Rosemary Park and also founded New Horizons of Southwest Florida. From its first day with 20 children meeting on Wednesday afternoons, New Horizons' Super Kids Club has expanded to multiple locations with a range of programs offered throughout the school year and summer. The Super Teens Club was opened in 2006 in order to continue meeting the needs of students through high school graduation.

By God's amazing grace, New Horizons now includes seven programs that operate throughout the year, providing tutoring, mentoring and faith-building experiences to hundreds of our Southwest Florida's most vulnerable youth.

Program accomplishments

100% of Super Teens graduated from high school over the past three years.

79% of regular education Super Kids earned a "C" or higher in Language Arts.

87% of public school teachers surveyed report that New Horizons has had a positive impact on their K-5 students' academic performance.