Canopy Children’s Solutions Achieves Accreditation from BBB Wise Giving Alliance

By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting, and fundraising appeals, Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) achieved accreditation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. This accreditation signifies that Canopy is deserving of donor trust as they are a well-run nonprofit organization.

“Canopy has a sacred trust with our communities that demands the highest level of transparency, scrutiny and accountability,” said John Damon, Ph.D., Canopy CEO. “This prestigious accreditation status from the BBB provides a gold seal of approval to our community stakeholders attesting that we are excellent stewards of what has been entrusted to us to transform the lives of children and families.”

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is the nation’s only comprehensive charity evaluator, assisting donors in making sound giving decisions. Donors know they can trust a charity if it is accredited by the BBB WGA.  Their broad standards go beyond what the law requires and dives deeper than other charity monitoring organizations.  Each BBB WGA charity report process involves a rigorous review using 20 holistic BBB Charity Standards, interaction with charity officials about corrective actions needed to address deficiencies, and quality control measures to assure report accuracy. Thousands of charities have reports available to the public at Give.org.

“The public can be assured that every charity evaluation is completed with careful, objective analysis of charity information,” says Art Taylor, president and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, “By achieving accreditation, Canopy has earned public trust having demonstrated its commitment to sound governance, transparency, and achieving its mission.”

Canopy is Mississippi’s most comprehensive, non-profit provider of behavioral health, educational, and social services solutions for children and families with 17 locations strategically located throughout the state allowing the organization to serve all 82 Mississippi counties. Canopy’s more than 400 employees serve annually over 6,000 children and families statewide.


Canopy Children’s Solutions’ (Canopy) mission is to help children thrive and families overcome extraordinary challenges by providing a comprehensive continuum of behavioral health, educational, and social service solutions. For more than 100 years, Canopy has provided innovative solutions to Mississippi children and families. Today, Canopy provides statewide solutions annually to over 6,000 children and families. Learn more about Canopy by visiting mycanopy.org or by contacting 800.388.6247.


BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of nationally-soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic standards that address charity governance, effectiveness reporting, finances, fund raising, appeal accuracy, and other issues. National charity reports are produced by the BBB WGA and local charity reports are produced by local Better Business Bureaus – all reports are available at Give.org.