About

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. DOWN SYNDROME WEST FLORIDA

Families Raising, Inspiring, Educating, and Networking for Down Syndrome (FDSWF) is a volunteer based, non-profit 501C3,  private operating organization. FDSWF was founded in 2007 by parents of children with Down Syndrome.  It has grown from a few families to well over 1,000+ families in the Tampa Bay area.  With the help from friends, professionals, volunteers, and supporters, we serve Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties.  We are governed by a Board of Directors and Advisory Board. 

Our Motto is "I can and I will" and together we can become the leading voice for Down Syndrome in the West Florida area.  Thank you for supporting FDSWF and our Down Syndrome community.  

FDSWF is an affiliate or member of:

    BayCare
    USF Bay Area Early Steps
    The National Down Syndrome Society
    Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action
    Gigi’s Playhouse Tampa
    The Global Down Syndrome Foundation
    The Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce
    The Brandon Chamber of Commerce
    Pinellas Chamber of Commerce
    Livingstone Schools, Inc.
    Pepin Academy
    Buddy Cruises
    Buddy Up Tennis
    Suddenly Transportation

FDSWF will make available for public inspection the last three years of its tax documents, including Internal Revenue Service Forms 990. Copies will be provided within 30 days of the request. The requestor may be charged a reasonable fee for the cost of copying and postage.

FDSWF members may request a copy of the latest balance sheet as well as minutes of board meetings.