Madison, WI   |
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EIN: 51-0211908


Our mission is to help strengthen families and support children, teens, and adults impacted by trauma and adversity.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Ms. Meaghan Henry

Board President

Ms. Mikaela Powers

Main address

2445 Darwin Road, Ste 15

Madison, WI 53704 USA

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Formerly known as

Parental Stress Center



Subject area info

Mental health care

Abuse prevention

Child abuse

Family services

Family counseling

Population served info

Children and youth



Victims of crime and abuse

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The trauma of child abuse and neglect takes a heavy toll on children and families, as well as the overall community/society. Children removed from their family's care are further traumatized. Children in out-of-home placements can find themselves moved from home to home through the foster care system or relative care before being reunified with their parent/s, if reunification is even possible. This trauma, if it goes untreated, can lead to school disruption, juvenile delinquency, drug use, further victimization, etc. We work to help these children and families to reduce trauma symptoms through therapy for sexual abuse treatment, providing supervised visitation services to help families work toward safe reunification, and working with children in the foster care system to bring their voice and their best interests into the court process so judges can make informed decisions for a child's safety, permanency and well-being.

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?

Oasis - Childhood Sexual Abuse Treatment

The Oasis program provides trauma-informed therapy for survivors of sexual abuse and their non-offending caregivers, adult survivors, and children ages 0-5 regardless of trauma type.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

• The Parent to Child Program (P2C) works in collaboration with Dane County Human Services providing supervised visits on nights and weekends to families in the foster care system. P2C also offers support, advocacy, and the tools needed to empower families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

• CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a program that provides trained community advocates to kids who have experienced abuse or neglect and are under the protection of the courts. Advocates work with one child or sibling group, and visit weekly, get to know their situation, and provide a voice for their kid in court when the judge is making important decisions that will affect the child.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 1978

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) To provide therapy services to traumatized children as early after disclosure/investigation of sexual abuse as possible.
2) To provide parents with the support they need to be the best parent they can be while protecting their children from abuse.
3) To be an advocate for the safety, well-being, and permanence of children under the protection of the court due to child abuse and neglect.
4) To provide supervised visits to ensure children are safe as their parent(s) work to reunify the family.
5) To be a voice in the community and active partner in the overall social service network in Dane County.
6) To work collaboratively with other organizations to shore up services that are needed when gaps are found without duplicating effort in order to economically utilize available funding.

1) Work closely with those interacting with traumatized children at the disclosure and investigation phase through our work with the local child advocacy center with which we co-locate for the benefit of families in our community.
2) Continue to look at available research and models that have been proven to work in each of the programs being provided. Affiliation with a state or national model, when applicable, is also useful as they tend to provide this research information.
3) Work closely with the courts and juvenile court judges to help them understand the benefit of the services we provide, but also to hear from them as their needs change or grow.
4) Be at the table - in whatever group or subgroup is available in the community. It is only by being at the table that we learn about what others are doing in the community, and what gaps in service still exist.
5) First and foremost, it is important to present our agency as transparently as possible. A level of trust is needed when looking at collaboration and true transparency can assist in building trust. Second, it is important to understand that at the end of the day it doesn't matter so much who gets credit, it only matters that you served someone who would otherwise have fallen through the cracks.

Canopy Center has been in existence since 1977. It is a known commodity in the community and is well received by those we serve. The Board of Directors is a guiding force for the agency and has a strong desire to help those in our community. The Executive Director is a seasoned individual with a background in Social Work. We have a proven track record in collaborating well with others to the benefit of those needing services in our community. The agency has gone through one merger to bring Dane County CASA into our organization to help this program continue and thrive. In 2011, Canopy Center co-located with our county's Child Advocacy Center and have been close collaborative partners ever since even choosing to continue to co-locate when we searched for new office space in 2018. Funding is also a great determining factor in whether or not you can meet long-term goals. Canopy Center has been able to secure and maintain large grants and contracts over the years and successfully administer them according to the needs of each entity.

1) In 2016, the agency secured two large grants from the Department of Justice that will allowed us to significantly grow two of our programs. In 2019 we will be expanding that funding to cover all three of our services and to expand each program to help even more kids and families in the Dane County, WI area.
2) A strategic planning cycle was completed in 2017/2018. This comprehensive plan helped us identify areas in need of change and/or growth. It has become the backbone of all change/growth efforts being made in the agency.
3) Our co-location with a Child Advocacy Center highlighted the fact that there was a long time gap (sometimes as long as 6 months) between a forensic interview with a child and when that family successfully began to receive therapy services. As a result, Canopy Center first secured funds to provide crisis counseling to assist a family during this timeframe. As of 2016, funds were also secured to provide treatment to children ages 0-5 regardless of trauma type (this program typically works solely with sexual abuse) as this subset of clients has the longest wait for a therapist. With brain development research we know that 6 months for a 2 year old can be significant in terms of long-term impact of the trauma so providing them with treatment as soon as possible is essential.
4) The agency has strategically worked to be at the table in forums that make decisions or advocate for the needs of the populations we serve.
5) The agency currently has memorandums of understanding with the local Child Advocacy Center, WI CASA Association, and National CASA Association. We have also been partnering with local schools to help educate teachers and other school personnel on how to make a report if they suspect child abuse has occurred or have received disclosure by the child. We were asked by the Department of Human Services to provide training for mentors who can be connected to a child aging out of the foster care system to help provide these kids with longer-term support networks they can lean on once they are on their own.


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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.24 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 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


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of CANOPY CENTER 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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $31,348 $16,388 $181,848 -$28,222 $245,598
As % of expenses 2.7% 1.5% 16.1% -2.8% 25.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $27,590 $5,817 $169,341 -$40,729 $233,091
As % of expenses 2.4% 0.5% 14.8% -4.0% 23.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,263,985 $1,108,832 $1,275,128 $1,007,453 $1,241,746
Total revenue, % change over prior year 17.9% -12.3% 15.0% -21.0% 23.3%
Program services revenue 1.2% 1.5% 1.6% 2.4% 4.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Government grants 76.7% 76.3% 68.9% 77.5% 64.4%
All other grants and contributions 21.7% 21.9% 27.4% 19.6% 30.0%
Other revenue 0.4% 0.2% 2.0% 0.3% 1.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,166,110 $1,114,889 $1,129,810 $1,014,710 $971,014
Total expenses, % change over prior year 18.5% -4.4% 1.3% -10.2% -4.3%
Personnel 72.0% 78.2% 74.6% 76.7% 85.6%
Professional fees 2.0% 2.5% 2.4% 3.9% 4.0%
Occupancy 7.4% 11.0% 10.7% 14.9% 2.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 1.0% 1.4% 0.3% 0.5% 0.4%
All other expenses 17.7% 6.9% 12.0% 4.0% 7.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,169,868 $1,125,460 $1,142,317 $1,027,217 $983,521
One month of savings $97,176 $92,907 $94,151 $84,559 $80,918
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $70,599 $0 $13,549 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,337,643 $1,218,367 $1,250,017 $1,111,776 $1,064,439

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.1 1.9 3.6 3.7 5.4
Months of cash and investments 2.1 1.9 3.6 3.7 5.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.3 2.6 4.3 4.5 7.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $208,625 $179,985 $343,369 $308,669 $437,136
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $99,663 $113,417 $93,345 $126,391 $172,141
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $80,139 $80,139 $93,688 $93,688 $93,688
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 15.9% 29.1% 38.2% 51.6% 64.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 7.3% 7.0% 6.0% 7.9% 35.6%
Unrestricted net assets $292,077 $297,894 $467,235 $426,506 $659,597
Temporarily restricted net assets $73,777 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $73,777 $51,332 $14,802 $35,767 $60,901
Total net assets $365,854 $349,226 $482,037 $462,273 $720,498

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ms. Meaghan Henry

Board President

Mikaela Powers

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/03/2024
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Board co-chair

Ms. Mikaela Power

Board co-chair

Ms. Mary Dixon


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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/3/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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Female, Not transgender
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Female, Not transgender
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Person without a disability

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