Where the things that make us different make us beautiful


The mission of the Foundation for Dreams is to celebrate the abilities and develop the strengths of children with special needs and chronic illnesses ages 7-17 by collaborating with families to provide individualized result-based goals, family support, and recreation in a camp environment.

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Dream Oaks Camp is a place where the things that make us different make us beautiful. Take a look at some of the fun-filled activities and experience a little of the magic that is possible at camp!

How to Help

Our main program, Dream Oaks Camp, has historically received funding through individual and corporate gifts, grants, and special fundraising events. Read on to learn more about some of the ways you can support us.

Our Generous Partners

We would like to thank our dedicated partners for their benevolent support. If not for their contributions, it would not have been possible for us to do our work.

  • Bank of America Client Foundation
  • United Way of Manatee County
  • Manatee County Children’s Advisory Board
  • Mary Parker Foundation
  • Synovus Bank of Florida
  • William G. and Marie Selby Foundation
  • Tropicana EnAble Group
  • Herman E. & Helen H. Turner Foundation Trust
  • Edward E. and Lillian H. Bishop Foundation
  • Jerome and Mildred Paddock Foundation
  • Sarasota County Foundation
  • Publix Super Markets Charities
  • Manatee Community Foundation
  • NDC Construction Company
  • Emerson Process Management
  • Service Club of Manatee County
  • ZNS Engineering
  • Rita B. Lamere Memorial Foundation
  • Cablish & Gentile CPAs, LLC
  • Lakewood Ranch Community Fund
  • Entre Nous Club
  • Manatee Memorial Foundation