About Us

SPECIAL DAY FOUNDATION – A non-profit organization In Florida
Supporting Individuals With Special Needs


Our Story

Special Day Foundation became a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2009.  Based in Bradenton, Florida, our organization provides unique opportunities for children and adults who live with a cognitive disability, more specifically, developmental disability.

All of our programs are designed to encourage independence and support self-esteem to enrich the quality of daily life. Our Recreational Fishing/Boating Program is offered in the Bradenton/Sarasota area while our Community Outreach Dental Programs are offered in Seminole, Naples, and Hialeah.


Breaking Barriers

For many special needs individuals, the ability to enjoy social activities is very limited. Ordinary outings, like going on a fishing trip or even visiting the dentist, are often out of reach. Special Day Foundation provides the funding and accessibility needed to give developmentally disabled individuals these experiences. This also provides them with the ability to socialize, connect with nature, and build their self-confidence. 


Message from President

As President & CEO, I’d like to welcome you to Special Day Foundation.  If you’ve been a friend of ours, we appreciate you each and every day!  Being involved since the start of SDF in 2009, I can tell you that offering services to our community has been an honor.  For newcomers, I invite you to explore our website.  We have some features to easily keep you up to date on our activities, such as access to our archived newsletters and link to our Facebook page. Thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you participate in one of our programs soon.

Rene Burke