Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

Explore the organizations and people that power Vermont's $6.8 billion nonprofit economy.

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Organization City Assets Revenue
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT AND STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE FOUNDATION BURLINGTON $159,575,509 $56,075,588
WINDSOR HOSPITAL CORPORATION WINDSOR $46,763,552 $51,988,889
WASHINGTON COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES INC MONTPELIER $20,200,072 $48,044,734
HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION SERVICES OF SOUTHEASTERN VERMONT I SPRINGFIELD $17,636,082 $44,171,541
NORTHWESTERN COUNSELING & SUPPORT SERVICES INC ST ALBANS $18,919,376 $40,343,675
NORTHEAST KINGDOM HUMAN SERVICES INC NEWPORT $16,392,987 $37,712,861
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF CHITTENDEN AND GRAND ISLE COUNTIES COLCHESTER $32,163,419 $37,679,050
ST JOHNSBURY ACADEMY ST JOHNSBURY $65,785,379 $35,567,000
LANDMARK COLLEGE INC PUTNEY $73,157,687 $34,436,328
VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION MIDDLEBURY $207,309,114 $34,299,123
VERMONT STATE EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION MONTPELIER $717,392,980 $32,193,464
VERMONT LAW SCHOOL INC SOUTH ROYALTON $42,546,018 $32,115,510
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS OF THE RUTLAND REGION INC RUTLAND $19,632,430 $31,461,725
VERMONT HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY BURLINGTON $517,062,704 $28,421,612
RUTLAND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE INC RUTLAND $10,910,278 $28,345,463
GREEN MOUNTAIN COLLEGE POULTNEY $26,317,172 $26,725,180
SPRINGFIELD MEDICAL CARE SYSTEMS INC SPRINGFIELD $17,562,541 $25,835,714
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS OF BURLINGTON INC BURLINGTON $26,698,420 $25,419,471
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION AND HOSPICE OF VT AND NH INC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION $27,717,125 $24,420,227
COLLEGE INSURANCE COMPANY BURLINGTON $66,844,597 $24,038,965
VERMONT FOODBANK BARRE $9,160,018 $23,922,065
NORTHERN COUNTIES HEALTH CARE INC ST JOHNSBURY $15,039,707 $23,851,947
THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT HEALTH NETWORK INC BURLINGTON $0 $23,774,000
CARLOS G OTIS HEALTH CARE CENTER INC TOWNSHEND $14,615,694 $23,437,896
WAKE ROBIN CORP SHELBURNE $75,860,398 $22,479,270

About this tool

As of May 2018, Vermont’s 6,044 nonprofits reported $6.8 billion in revenue and $13.2 billion in assets in their latest Internal Revenue Service filings. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that nearly 18 percent of the state’s workers are employed by 501c3s.

Organizations like ProPublica and Guidestar both offer excellent tools that open up public access to the information contained in IRS 990s, the financial reports nonprofits file annually. But we wanted to be able to dive a little deeper — to see, search, sort and filter the organizations and people that make up Vermont’s nonprofit ecosystem.

So we created this tool. Like dairy? Try searching for the Vermont Cheese Council. How about horses? Check out American Morgan Horse Association or Spring Hill Horse Rescue. You’ll also find the University of Vermont Medical Center, the Committee on Temporary Shelter and Middlebury College.

Then, read Give and Take, our ongoing series of stories on Vermont's nonprofit economy.

See something interesting? Let us know about it!

About the data

To build a list of Vermont nonprofit organizations, we pulled state listings from the Internal Revenue Service.

Some Vermont nonprofits — about one-third — file digitally. That includes all of the state’s largest nonprofit organizations, like hospitals and colleges, plus many smaller ones. The IRS makes those filings available as XML files for public download, and tools like IRSx make it possible to understand what’s in those data files.

In cases where electronic filings weren’t available, we pulled in PDF versions from ProPublica’s API, so that we could get a better idea of the organizations we were missing.

In all, you’ll find more than 13,500 filings from nonprofit organizations in this database. However, there are some caveats. Not all nonprofits file annual financial reports — those with limited annual revenue, as well as ones that fall into religious, governmental or other exempt categories, are not required to file. And even when organizations file 990s, they don’t always do them right.

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