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Canopy Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/26/2014: Canopy

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: CANOPY

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Palo Alto, CA

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Basic Organization Information

Canopy Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/26/2014: Canopy

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: CANOPY

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Physical Address: Palo Alto, CA 94303 
EIN: 01-0565752
Web URL: www.canopy.org 
Video URL(s): Canopy grows healthy trees and healthy communities.
NTEE Category: C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C99 Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C.
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C36 Forest Conservation
B Educational Institutions
B90 Educational Services and Schools - Other
Year Founded: 1996 
Ruling Year: 2002 
How This Organization Is Funded: Grants - $159,385
Individuals - $124,519
City of Palo Alto - $84,673


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Mission Statement

Because trees are a critical element of a livable, sustainable urban environment, Canopy’s mission is to educate, inspire, and engage youth, residents, schools, businesses, and government agencies to protect and enhance local urban forests. Canopy has a broad range of urban forestry programs, including: Tree Planting: Expanding our urban forest. Canopy is engaged in a major initiative to plant 1,000 trees at schools by 2015. Tree Care: Tending our young and mature street trees Education and Outreach: Engaging the community and sharing the latest in arboriculture science Urban Forest Advocacy: Working with public and private agencies to protect our forest as a whole Community Services: Providing guidance and advice for City of Palo Alto programs and mentoring other organizations Tree Awards: Celebrating local individuals and institutions who work for the benefit of our urban forest Canopy manages all these programs with a small professional staff, dedicated board, community partners, and hundreds of volunteers.

Legitimacy Information

This organization is registered with the IRS.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (GuideStar Exchange,
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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

Total Revenue $498,077
Total Expenses $497,464

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Catherine Martineau

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Board Orientation & Education ?
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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 ?
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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Yes
Ethics & Transparency ?
Why does this matter? A commitment to handling conflicts of interests is essential to creating an organizational culture of transparency. Boards should create and follow a policy for identifying and handling conflicts of interest, whether real or perceived. BoardSource recommends that organizations review the conflict-of-interest statement and require signed disclosures from all board members and senior staff on an annual basis.

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements within the past year?
Yes
Board Composition ?
Why does this matter? The best boards are composed of individuals who bring a variety of skills, perspectives, backgrounds, and resources to tackle the complex and strategic challenges confronting their organizations. BoardSource recommends that boards commit to diversity and inclusion by establishing written policies and practices, which include strategic and intentional recruitment of diverse board members, continual commitment to inclusivity, and equal access to board leadership opportunities.

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Yes
Board Performance ?
Why does this matter? Boards need to regularly assess their own performance. Doing so ensures that they are being intentional about how they govern their organization, which is a critical component of effective board leadership. BoardSource recommends that a board conduct a self-assessment of its performance a minimum of once every three years to ensure that it is staying on track with its roles and responsibilities.

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?
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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

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People information was last updated by the nonprofit in August 2014

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Programs

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Program Description:

Education - Tree talks, Tree walks, Tree workshops, Newsletter, educational material; Tree planting and Tree care; and Right tree in the Right Place.

Program Long-Term Success:

Close to a thousand trees planted in East Palo Alto, renewing 82,000 square feet with 650 news trees and 325 seeds and acorns. This initiative also incorporated training and employment for community youth and engaged more than 250 ethnically diverse community volunteers.

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Program: Healthy Kids, Healthy Trees! (GuideStar Exchange,
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Environmental Education
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
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Program Description:

Canopy’s Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! program successfully planted 1,000 drought tolerant shade trees and fruit trees on school campuses, and engaged children and volunteers in educational activities and the planting of hundreds of trees. The plantings targeted tree-poor school campuses and nearby open space areas in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and neighboring communities. Trees create better learning environments for students, bring much-needed shade to play areas, increase energy efficiency of school buildings, break up heat islands on campuses and even provide healthy snacks. Our tree plantings aim at increasing "canopy equity" in our region.

Program Long-Term Success:

1,000 trees planted on tree-poor school campuses.

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