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:

  • The National Down Syndrome Society
  • Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action
  • The Global Down Syndrome Foundation
  • The Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce
  • The Brandon Chamber of Commerce
  • Buddy Up Tennis
  • The MUCH Foundation
  • Rotary's Camp Florida

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.