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: 14

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


It is the vision of New Horizons of SWFL to see all at-risk youth complete high school with a plan for the future to become contributing members of society.

Mission statement

New Horizons of SWFL's mission is to empower under-resourced youth to reach their full potential through tutoring, mentoring and faith-building.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating63 of 111311 of 121
Fund acquisition rating280 of 111427 of 121
Resource allocation rating157 of 111433 of 121
Asset utilization rating158 of 111316 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$76,518$72,958$70,346$95,528$60,133
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$430,984$488,742$605,376$880,038$654,510
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$229,579$106,451$154,970$177,899$220,406
Other long-term assets$1,517,283$1,407,468$1,373,396$860,167$406,208
Total long-term assets$1,746,862$1,513,919$1,528,366$1,038,066$626,614
Total assets$2,177,846$2,002,661$2,133,742$1,918,104$1,281,124
Payables and accrued expenses$35,794$35,753$32,964$22,693$65,670
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$35,794$35,753$32,964$22,693$65,670
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$387,565$358,913$18,470
Total long-term liabilities$257,221$199,900$537,465$508,813$18,470
Total liabilities$293,015$235,653$570,429$531,506$84,140
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$1,853,993$1,727,780$1,509,168$1,247,314$1,042,584
With donor restrictions$30,838$39,228$54,145$139,284$154,400
Net assets$1,884,831$1,767,008$1,563,313$1,386,598$1,196,984
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,920,570$3,507,999$2,771,561$2,807,384$2,627,805
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$50,287$61,326$25,525$18,185$21,105
Other revenue($72,296)($31,264)($10,300)($38,757)($18,913)
Total other revenue($22,009)$30,062$15,225($20,572)$2,192
Total revenue$2,898,561$3,538,061$2,786,786$2,786,812$2,629,997
Program services$2,487,592$2,657,751$2,356,659$2,220,038$1,986,564
Management and general$262,313$265,941$330,702$391,776$239,515
Total expenses$2,845,414$3,064,104$2,780,628$2,636,998$2,254,298
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$53,147$473,957$6,158$149,814$375,699
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$53,147$473,957$6,158$149,814$375,699


Linda M Cunning PhdExecutive Di$107,816

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/22/2023. 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.

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