Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

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

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Vermont Community Foundation

3 Court St, Middlebury, VT | Tax-exempt since August 1986

EIN
222712160
Last filing
12/2016
Organization type
501(c)(3)
Mission category
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations
Foundation type
Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
Nonprofit since
Aug. 1, 1986

Last reported financials:

Revenue
$57,646,141
Assets
$264,749,292
Source: IRS

2017

Expenses

$18,844,416

Fundraising expenses

$712,560

Salary expenses

$2,553,678

Revenue

$57,646,141

Contributions and grants

$44,943,412

Assets

$264,749,292

Liabilities

$10,747,700

View 990 Submitted 12/19/2018

2016

Expenses

$17,211,395

Fundraising expenses

$675,424

Salary expenses

$2,155,720

Revenue

$34,299,123

Contributions and grants

$28,597,241

Assets

$207,309,114

Liabilities

$11,157,612

View 990 Submitted 01/10/2018

2015

View 990 (PDF)

2014

View 990 (PDF)

2013

View 990 (PDF)

2012

View 990 (PDF)

2011

View 990 (PDF)

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

2017

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Dan Smith President & Ceo $171,863 $31,011
Patrick Berry Vp For Philanthropy $129,731 $7,625
Felipe Rivera Chief Of Staff & Vp For Strategy & Communications $128,157 $26,906
Debra Dabrowski Rooney Cfo And Vp For Finance & Operations $120,136 $28,601
Elizabeth Gamache Vp For Grants And Community Investment $64,991 $1,540
Carolyn Dwyer Director $0 $0
Allyson Laackman Treasurer $0 $0
Deborah Brighton Former Treasurer/Director $0 $0
Sarah Waring Director $0 $0
Mark Foley Jr Director $0 $0
Will Stevens Director $0 $0
James G Wheeler Jr Chair $0 $0
Margaret Seely Vice Chair $0 $0
Spencer Knapp Secretary $0 $0
Peter Kinder Director $0 $0
Julie Peterson Director $0 $0
Lisa Cashdan Director $0 $0
Betsy Rathbun-Gunn Director $0 $0
Michael M Metz Director $0 $0
Jay Kenlan Director $0 $0
Tim Volk Director $0 $0

2016

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Felipe Rivera Vp For Strategy & Communic $137,504 $29,710
Patrick Berry Vp For Philanthropy $128,575 $4,486
Debra Rooney Vp For Finance & Cfo $113,157 $30,210
Jennifer Peterson Vp For Program & Grants $103,915 $12,939
Dan Smith President & Ceo $55,330 $8,283
Stuart Comstock-Gay Former President & Ceo $24,343 $2,908
Betsy Rathbun-Gunn Director $0 $0
Michael M Metz Director $0 $0
Jay Kenlan Director $0 $0
Tim Volk Director $0 $0
Carolyn Dwyer Director $0 $0
Allyson Laackman Director $0 $0
Deborah Brighton Treasurer $0 $0
Spencer Knapp Secretary $0 $0
Margaret Seely Vice Chair $0 $0
James G Wheeler Jr Chair $0 $0
Peter Kinder Director $0 $0
Julie Peterson Director $0 $0
Lisa Cashdan Director $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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