The Treehouse Inc

Wichita, KS   |
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The Treehouse Inc

EIN: 48-1252307


The Treehouse is a place where moms receive education, guidance and parenting support based on an Earn While You Learn Design. Established in 2002 by the Orthodox Church Community in Wichita, KS, The Treehouse offers mothers and babies a brighter future through sharing God's love, basic necessities, education and genuine personal care.

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Executive Director

Karey Padding LMSW

Main address

151 N Volutsia Street

Wichita, KS 67214 USA

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Formerly known as

Orthodox Christian Ministries, Inc.



Subject area info

Community service

Human services information

Thrift shops

Free goods distribution

Parent education

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Population served info




Economically disadvantaged people

Victims and oppressed people

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

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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?

Earn While You Learn-Onsite Mommy Meetings

Daily Mommy Meetings:
The Treehouse offers in-person educational programs Monday-Thursday from 10:30 AM-11:30 AM. Free childcare is provided during class time for children between one and five years old. The Treehouse uses community partners to bring in educational, engaging and life changing information to our families, such as Eat Smart Move More (see attached budget). We are grateful for local collaborators, such as Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center, Wichita Family Crisis Center, K-State Research and Extension Office, Healthy Babies and Sedgwick County Health Department. These programs bring our moms the most up-to-date and relevant information to our classroom and The Treehouse provides incentives to mothers who can attend the classes in person - such as daycare expenses, gift cards for gas, Farmer’s Market Wooden Nickels for fresh produce, diapers, wipes, and baby formula.

Population(s) Served

This evidence-based program helps The Treehouse engage women beyond our walls. Topics such as prenatal care, parenting, relationships, and life skills help support women specific to their needs. Treehouse moms hand pick a weekly lesson from the online library that holds 200+ topics, with courses available in English and in Spanish. Each lesson contains a pre/post test, video, and homework assignments. Moms can complete a lesson weekly and earn incentives; such as diapers, wipes, Baby Bucks and formula.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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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.
  • 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

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


The Treehouse 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 110.13 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The Treehouse Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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The Treehouse Inc

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 The Treehouse 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 -$4,789 $9,430 $21,614 $69,042 $87,442
As % of expenses -2.3% 4.8% 9.8% 34.1% 33.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$4,789 $9,430 $21,614 $69,042 $87,442
As % of expenses -2.3% 4.8% 9.8% 34.1% 33.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $200,121 $205,063 $241,825 $271,590 $348,739
Total revenue, % change over prior year -12.4% 2.5% 17.9% 12.3% 28.4%
Program services revenue 5.9% 5.8% 0.0% 2.7% 2.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.7% 0.9% 1.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.7%
All other grants and contributions 93.4% 93.4% 93.8% 97.0% 83.2%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $204,910 $195,633 $220,211 $202,548 $261,297
Total expenses, % change over prior year -12.5% -4.5% 12.6% -8.0% 29.0%
Personnel 51.0% 65.6% 64.1% 69.7% 52.8%
Professional fees 1.1% 1.3% 4.9% 3.4% 3.8%
Occupancy 11.2% 11.9% 11.3% 10.6% 25.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 36.6% 21.1% 19.6% 16.3% 18.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $204,910 $195,633 $220,211 $202,548 $261,297
One month of savings $17,076 $16,303 $18,351 $16,879 $21,775
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,100
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $221,986 $211,936 $238,562 $219,427 $309,172

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 12.9 14.2 13.8 20.6 18.8
Months of cash and investments 12.9 14.2 13.8 20.6 18.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 12.9 14.0 13.7 18.9 18.7
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $220,282 $232,042 $253,137 $348,447 $408,618
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $280,962 $280,962 $280,962 $280,962 $280,962
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.2% 0.6% 0.5% 4.6% 0.2%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $494,461 $503,891 $525,505 $594,547 $681,989

Key data checks

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


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Karey Padding LMSW

My name is Karey Padding and I am the new Executive Director for The Treehouse. I started in early December 2021 and am so happy to be here! I grew up in a small town in North Central Kansas. Trust me, there were more cows than people! My dad worked on and retired from the railroad and my mom was a nurse. Because of growing up in a “helping household,” this likely contributed to me becoming a social worker. I graduated from Kansas State University with Dual Degrees in Social Work and Family Studies and Human Services in 2000. I then moved to the Kansas City area, worked for a year and then went back for my Master’s Degree in Social Work, graduating in 2002. In my 22 years of social work, I have had the opportunity to use my degrees in a variety of settings; such as Senior Living/Nursing Facilities/Hospice, Domestic Violence/Crisis Advocacy, Hospital/Medical Case Management, Health Care Leadership and Managed Care. I am married and a mom to four children. My oldest son, now age 11, was

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 06/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Anna Ewert

Anna Vaugh-Ewertt

Hayley Cheatum

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Misha Jacob-Warren

Wichita State University

Tara Patterson


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Sarah Ayesh

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Tamara Woods

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/13/2023

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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

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