Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

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

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Indoor Recreation Of Orleans County

C/O Phil White 649 Sunset Acres, Newport, VT | Tax-exempt since March 1989

Last filing
Organization type
Mission category
Not reported
Foundation type
Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
Nonprofit since
March 1, 1989

Last reported financials:

Source: IRS




Salary expenses




Contributions and grants






View 990 Submitted 01/27/2015


View 990 Submitted 12/03/2014


View 990 Submitted 12/31/2012

Organizations are required to list board members, key employees and anyone making over $100,000 from this or a related organization.


Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Jennifer Nelson Director $0 $0
Robert Starr Director $0 $0
Steve Abbott Vice Preside $0 $0
Philip White President/Tr $0 $0

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.

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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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