Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc.
1380 Blountstown Hwy
Tallahassee FL 32304
Contact Information
Address 1380 Blountstown Hwy
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Telephone (850) 222-2180 101
Fax 850 681-6963
Alternate Address 1000 West Garden St
Pensacola, FL 32502
Web and Social Media
Donate to this Orgs Endowment Fund at Community Foundation
At A Glance
Organization's type of tax exempt status Exempt-Other
EIN Number 59-3213644
Year of Incorporation 1918
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $663,147.00
Projected Expenses $641,390.00
Mission Statement

Catholic Charities carries out the social mission of the Catholic Church in Northwest Florida to serve, to empower, and to advocate for vulnerable families and individuals of any race, religion or national origin.

Needs Statement
We have a continuous need for funding to sustain the programs currently in place, as well as future programs that may present themselves.
Donations/food drives are sought out on an ongoing basis in order to continually stock our Helping Hands Food Pantry and Clothing Closet which serve hundreds of individuals and families every month.
Many volunteers are needed 11/26/12 - 12/21/12 to assist with the operation of the Christmas Connection program, which is located in a storefront at the Tallahassee Mall.
 Volunteers are needed in our office, located at 1380 Blountstown Hwy, to cover the front desk a few hours each week, preferably including the lunch hour (12:00pm - 1:00pm).
Impact Statement
The agency received reaccreditation from the Council on Accreditation, and therefore adheres to the highest standards in service delivery, record keeping, and best practices.
Our Christmas Connection Program served 498 families in December 2011, consisting of 1,990 children and 798 adults.
Over the past year, this office has successfully built up our Immigration services program, including offering "Know Your Rights" presentations throughout the Big Bend area.

The Tallahassee Regional Office secured 3 new grants in 2011:

  1. Emergency Shelter Grant for Homeless Prevention
  2. John S & James L. Knight Foundation grant funding the expansion of our immigration program, including a new Citizenship Preparation and Mentoring Program
  3. Funding from the Rockefeller Foundation for a Bridges to Circles Program in Franklin County; the nationally-known program is designed to combat poverty.
Catholic Charities was chosen to partner with ECHO Outreach ministries to manage the French Town Renaissance Community Center.
One of the challenges for the current fiscal year is to deliver appropriate outcomes in each of the new programs and secure continued resources for their sustainability.
Fundraising and development are a primary focus for our office.  The Regional Director and Board of Directors are focusing on events that are cost effective.
Finally, our office continues to look for new opportunities that will allow us to secure necessary resources and aid in carrying out the mission of our agency in the most effective manner possible.
Background Statement
Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida is a nonprofit organization that is grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, and has been serving the Big Bend region since 1972.  Our motto is:  Providing Help, Creating Hope, Serving All!  The primary mission of Catholic Charities is to recognize, celebrate, and uphold the dignity of every human person as we serve, empower, and advocate for the poor, vulnerable and suffering members of our communities.  Therefore, we serve all without regard to race, age, creed, nationality, or status.
Our agency is a proud partner agency with United Way, Catholic Charities USA, Florida Department of Children's Services, and the Community Foundation of North Florida.
The Tallahassee office of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida serves an eight county area including Leon, Gadsden, Taylor, Franklin, Madison, Liberty, Jefferson, and Wakulla through the following programs:
  • Individual & Family Counseling: We have a master level clinician on location who provides counseling services for individuals and families struggling with depression, anxiety, parenting & marital issues, bereavement, childhood trauma, abuse, & court ordered substance abuse/dependency issues or anger management issues.
  • Family Strengthening & Emergency Family Assistance: This program offers case management and short-term emergency financial assistance.  Case Management focuses on homeless prevention and long-term solutions to the complex problems of poverty.  Financial assistance may be in the form of rent, utilities, medication, transportation.  There is also donated clothing available for individuals to take as they need, at no cost to them.
  • Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Disaster Relief
  • Refugee Resettlement & Social Services: Catholic Charities of NW Florida is the only agency in northwest Florida designated by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement and by DCF to be the sole provider of refugee resettlement and social services in our community. 
  • Immigration: BIA Accredited staff advise on immigration laws and assist with the completion and filing of immigration forms for Permanent Residency, Work Authorization, Naturalization, Extension of Stay, and for individuals and children seeking asylum or protective status under the Violence Against Women Act (VOWA).
  • Citizenship Preparation: This program is sponsored through the John S & James L Knight Foundation and the Leon County Public Library.
  • Christmas Connection
Service Categories
Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Ethnic/Immigrant Services
Housing Expenses Reduction Support
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Board Chair Statement
Catholic Charities in Tallahassee is a small organization with a big heart, and our board works tirelessly to meet the needs of our clientele. Each board member brings his or her own talent to the table – some are fundraisers, some organize special events such as our annual golf and
tennis tournaments, others spread the good word throughout the community via their media contacts. As a board, we treasure the opportunity to assist those less fortunate than ourselves, the chance to “lend a hand up, not a handout.”
It has been my privilege to serve Catholic Charities for over 14 years, as a volunteer, a board member and now board president. I serve because I believe that this is what is expected of me – to reach out to those in need in whatever way I can. Each year, through the Christmas Connection,
Catholic Charities’ signature program, I enhance my own holiday season by helping to provide a holiday for others.

None of this work can happen without your help. The generosity of people like you is vital to our efforts to serve the vulnerable and the needy, whether the client be a homeless, hungry family, a refugee from
another country, an immigrant seeking a new life in Northwest Florida, or an elderly woman who is struggling to make ends meet and must decide between rent and food or prescription drugs. I thank you for considering Catholic Charities as the recipient of your gift.

CEO Statement/Executive Director Statement

Dear Friend of Catholic Charities,

Thank you for taking the time to review our profile on the FindLearnGive.Org website of the Community Foundation of North Florida.  Everyday Catholic Charities is serving the neediest members of our community, as well as those who simply fell on hard times and require just a little help to get them on their way again. We welcome them whether they are migrant workers toiling in a Gadsden County field or a grandmother struggling to care for her grandchildren on a fixed income. We reach out to the oyster fishers in Wakulla and Franklin who are losing their livelihood and to the refugees and immigrants who have come to our area to make a better life for themselves.

Catholic Charities serves its clients through several programs such as our Emergency Assistance Program that offers prescriptions, utilities, and rent. As co-managers of theRenaissance Community Center, we seek to connect homeless clients with services that will restore their dignity, such as showers or laundry facilities and go further still by connecting them to our other 30 partner agencies for housing, education, mental health and substance abuse counseling.  Catholic Charities also provides individual and family counseling at very low costs to our clients. Food and Clothing are always available. Our Christmas Connection Program is in its 33rd year and serves 500 families that are referred to us from 50 different agencies and school systems across the Big Bend. Every year we are working with new families, not only helping them provide a happy Christmas for their families but also by working with them to help secure other critical services they may require.
The programs of Catholic Charities are always available to everyone; we serve the Need, not the creed.  No one is ever turned down on the basis of religion, race, age, disability or economic situation. Catholic Charities served over 12,000 souls last year. We are proud of that and of the help that we are able to give, but it isn’t enough. There are still many that need our services and with your help we can provide for their needs too. Please consider a donation to our agency. No gift is ever too large or too small! Every dollar is put to good use and we promise responsible stewardship.

I would love the opportunity to discuss our agency and programs with you personally. I can be reached at 850-222-2180 ext. 102. I look forward to hearing from you and I wish you a most enjoyable evening.


Angel C Steadman, MS, MSW

Regional Director

Tallahassee Regional Office      

This program offers case management and short-term emergency financial assistance to help families in times of need.  Case Management focuses on homeless prevention and long-term solutions to the complex problems of poverty.  The program involves education, financial literacy, development of life goals, and identifying to overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency.  Financial assistance may be in the form of rent, utilities, transportation, prescription medication or medical equipment, food, and/or clothing.
Budget $253,431.00
Category Human Services, General/Other
Population Served At-Risk Populations, ,
Short Term Success
This emergency assistance will prevent individuals/families from becoming homeless, being hungry, and allow them to gain financial literacy.
Long term Success
The intention is to provide the individuals/families served with the tools needed to sustain a stable living environment.
Program Success Monitored By
Catholic Charities participates in the HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) database system, and also utilizes an ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) data collection system.  Case Managers follow-up with clients after three months to determine their stability and living situation at that time.  Our Program Coordinator and Regional Director are in constant communication with the Case Managers to determine the effectiveness of the program.
Catholic Charities of NW Florida is the only agency in Northwest Florida designated by the Federal Department of Health & Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement and the Florida Department of Children & Family Services to be the sole provider of refugee resettlement and social services in our community.  This program provides long-term, intensive support for refugees who have had to leave their home country due to danger and persecution.  Our case managers assist in housing, locating work, child care, medical care, and assist each individual with assimilation into American culture helping them to become engaged and productive members of our local community.
Budget $120,435.00
Category Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees, ,
Long term Success
The individuals in the program are provided with the appropriate support and resources to help them become engaged and productive members of our society and communities.
Program Success Monitored By
Results of the program are consistently and regularly monitored by the Regional Director and Program Coordinator at Catholic Charities, in addition to the Department of Children and Families.
Certified staff advise individuals on laws of immigration, and assist with the completion and filing of immigration forms for Permanent Residency, Work Authorization, Naturalization, Extension of Stay. The program staff also advise and assist women and children seeking asylum or protective status under the Violence Against Women Act (VOWA).  All services are offered at a fraction of the cost of an immigration attorney, eliminating the primary barrier of most immigrants gaining and maintaining legal status.
The Citizenship Preparation program is new at Catholic Charities, and is sponsored by the John S. and James L Knight Foundation grant.  The program has three components:  semi-weekly citizenship preparation classes offered on three different literacy levels, a mentoring partner, and a children's tutoring & homework help program.  This is the only program that encourages and assists eligible individuals in becoming United States Citizens in our community.
Budget $43,432.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Ethnic & Immigrant Groups
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees, ,
Long term Success
The ultimate goal of the program is for the individuals/families entering the program to gain and maintain legal status in the United States, and become United States citizens.
Program Success Monitored By
The Regional Director along with the Immigration Specialist have developed a set of goals against which progress is measured on a regular basis.
The Christmas Connection program of Catholic Charities began 32 years ago, and has grown exponentially since its inception.  It is truly a community based, community wide program that provides Christmas assistance for needy families; the families that are assisted are referred to us from 48 different agencies and school systems in the 8 counties of the Big Bend which our office serves.  They represent the neediest of the needy, and are primarily new recipients every year.  Through this volunteer driven program, each family receives food, clothing (at minimum one new outfit per family member), household items and toiletries, new blankets, linens, or towels, toys, a special gift, and one critical need item (i.e. wheelchair ramp, house repairs, auto repairs, financial assistance, etc.).
Budget $125,830.00
Category Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Short Term Success
This program is designed to assist families and individuals overcome a difficult period of time in their lives, and give them a sense of joy and hope when it is most needed.
Program Success Monitored By
The success of the Christmas Connection program is reflective in the community wide outpouring of support that continues year after year.  The number of families served through the program has grown to 500.
We have a master level clinician on staff who provides counseling services for individuals and families struggling with depression, anxiety, parenting and marital issues, bereavement, childhood trauma, abuse, and court-ordered substance abuse/dependency, or anger management.
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served At-Risk Populations, ,
Long term Success
Participants in the counseling sessions are able to learn how to cope with, and get beyond barriers to a successful life.
Program Success Monitored By
The program is monitored jointly with the Regional Director of Catholic Charities and a designated individual from the FSU School of Social Work.
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
under construction
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Mary Coburn
Company Affiliation Florida State University
Term Jan 2012 to Dec 2013
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mr Ken Hemmerly
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Oct 2011 to Dec 2013
Board Members
Ms Tamara Bertrand-Jones FSU Professor
Mrs. Candace Bunker Citizens Property Insurance
Ms Angela Dempsey State of florida/ Second Judicial District Judge
Mrs. Kathy Grobe Legal Editor
Ms. Betty (Jane) Hayes Retired
Ms Lena Juarez Retired
Mr. William Large Attorney
Ms Ana Lujan Self Employed
Ms Patty Malarney retired
Ms Ayne Markos FSU Administrative Assistant
Ms Joan May Speech Pathologist/ Capital Regional Medical Center
Ms Julie Montanaro WCTV Anchor
Ms Fonda Murray Financial director/ Bethel Missionary Baptist Churc
Ms Sarita Negron Marketing/Opus Broadcasting
Ms Miriam Nicklaus Realtor
Mr. Ace Peroso retired
Ms Maureen Proctor Proctor & Kole LLC, Attorney
Mr Will Simmons Medical Dr., North Florida Pediatrics
Ms Ladonnya Surmier FSU/ Education Assesment
Mr William Woodyard FSU Professor/ College of Business
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 4
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 19
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 50%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
CEO Comments
under construction
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Mark Dufva
Term Start Jan 2006
Experience Mark is based in Pensacola and oversees four Catholic Charities regional offices spread across 18 mostly rural counties and 14,000 sq. miles comprising the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. He has 20 years of non-profit leadership and management experience. Prior to taking over as Executive Director of Catholic Charities, Mark served as Executive Director of Youth Opportunity with the Tampa YMCA, a 5-year, $24M US Department of Labor education and job training program. He spent seven years with the United Way in Tampa as Director of Community Services and was responsible for developing their outcome funding systems. He also spent five years with the Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Boston, MA and began his human service career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines from 1984-1987. He has a BS from the University of Massachusetts and an MS in Human Services from Springfield College, where he has also enjoyed part-time teaching as Adjunct Faculty teaching Program Evaluation, Staffing and Supervision, Grant writing and Fundraising.
Senior Staff
Title CFO
Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 10
Contractors 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
under construction
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2013
Fiscal Year End June 30 2014
Projected Revenue $663,147.00
Projected Expenses $641,390.00
Endowment Value $10,671.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 4%
Form 990s
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$185,912$189,120$598,051
Individual Contributions$195,249$86,119$95,994
Investment Income, Net of Losses$981$22$1,713
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$40,467$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0--$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$179,785$491,729$735,821
Administration Expense$64,773$30,616$111,927
Fundraising Expense$0$17,619$33,569
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.360.921.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%91%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%5%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$122,711$168,290$212,971
Current Assets$121,336$167,576$211,924
Long-Term Liabilities$600$0$0
Current Liabilities$23,899$45,661$58,279
Total Net Assets$98,211$122,629$154,692
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.083.673.64
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Foundation Comments
  • Audited Financial Statements provided are for the regional organization, Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida.  However, local audited information is included in the regional audit and financial statements were provided by the Tallahassee office.
  • The financial data in the graphs is specific to the Tallahassee office of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida.
  • The asset and liability data for the charts was taken from the internal financial statements provided by the organization and the revenue and expense figures were taken from the Tallahassee specific information contained in the audits. 
  • Contributions from foundations and corporations are included with total for Individuals 
  • Has an endowment at the Community Foundation.
Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Nonprofit Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Address 1380 Blountstown Hwy
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Primary Phone 850 222-2180 101
Donate to Endowment Fund at Community Foundation
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Mark Dufva
Board Chair Ms. Mary Coburn
Board Chair Company Affiliation Florida State University
Year of Incorporation 1918