United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County, Inc.

Understanding Disabilities, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Community

aka UCP   |   Madison, WI   |
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United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County, Inc.

EIN: 39-1034054


Understanding Disabilities / Creating Opportunities / Promoting Community

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Principal Officer

Ginger Schwahn

Main address

2801 Coho Street Suite 100

Madison, WI 53713 USA

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Subject area info


Cerebral palsy

Down syndrome

Child development

Family disability resources

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Population served info

Children and youth



NTEE code info

Birth Defects (G20)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

Health Support Services (E60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Birth to 3 Connections

We provide information and early intervention services for young children with disabilities and delays. We offer services during daily routines in a child’s home, daycare or other familiar setting.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We provide childcare services and teen support programs so children with disabilities are included in our community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We assist families in securing caregiver relief for their children with developmental disabilities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We provide individualized planning and comunity support for adults with developmental disabilities.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Families caring for children with disabiities and delays.

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In 2021 we adapted our summer programming to ensure continuity through COVID and family feedback on previous services. We offered two locations instead of one with group meeting locations, etc.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Our families are constantly surveyed or approached for a variety of reason and so we are very cauti


United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.31 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County, Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $49,436 $125,862 $311,185 $253,188 $511,023
As % of expenses 1.2% 3.1% 6.6% 4.5% 8.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $46,820 $123,732 $307,991 $248,861 $504,430
As % of expenses 1.1% 3.1% 6.5% 4.4% 8.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,116,751 $4,166,771 $4,949,925 $5,811,666 $6,298,642
Total revenue, % change over prior year -0.4% 1.2% 18.8% 17.4% 8.4%
Program services revenue 94.4% 94.2% 97.5% 98.7% 93.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.4%
All other grants and contributions 4.9% 5.2% 1.9% 0.8% 1.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $4,127,486 $4,003,302 $4,731,085 $5,624,086 $5,815,688
Total expenses, % change over prior year 1.4% -3.0% 18.2% 18.9% 3.4%
Personnel 85.2% 86.2% 85.3% 88.2% 88.9%
Professional fees 3.9% 2.6% 3.0% 2.7% 2.0%
Occupancy 3.2% 2.5% 1.9% 2.9% 3.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 7.6% 8.7% 9.8% 6.2% 5.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $4,130,102 $4,005,432 $4,734,279 $5,628,413 $5,822,281
One month of savings $343,957 $333,609 $394,257 $468,674 $484,641
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $757,200
Fixed asset additions $0 $15,792 $0 $16,989 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $4,474,059 $4,354,833 $5,128,536 $6,114,076 $7,064,122

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 1.7 1.4 1.4 3.0 2.1
Months of cash and investments 3.9 3.6 3.4 4.9 4.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.1 3.5 3.8 3.7 4.6
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $582,550 $473,784 $534,345 $1,398,626 $1,009,067
Investments $757,305 $720,123 $823,215 $899,009 $958,302
Receivables $62,073 $179,574 $436,619 $702,498 $617,468
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $80,716 $15,792 $15,792 $32,781 $32,781
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 13.5% 33.7% 29.4% 49.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 26.1% 16.9% 19.6% 44.9% 16.2%
Unrestricted net assets $1,065,102 $1,188,834 $1,496,825 $1,745,686 $2,250,116
Temporarily restricted net assets $32,750 $13,000 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $32,750 $13,000 $8,000 $0 $5,000
Total net assets $1,097,852 $1,201,834 $1,504,825 $1,745,686 $2,255,116

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Ginger Schwahn

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Anna Stern

Tri-North Builders

Term: 2022 - 2022

Board co-chair

Kritsin Gebhardt

Madison College

Term: 2022 - 2022

Brian Vanderbloemen

McFarland Public Schools

Jeff Blattner

Baker Tilly

Michelle Rawlings

Family Representative

Ryan Pulvermacher

M3 Insurance

Tom Long

One Community Bank

Amanda Schiefelbein

Family Representative

Stephanie Beirne

Quartz Health Solutions

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

No data


Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2022

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.