Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

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

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

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

By default, this table shows results from all filings. Select a year to narrow your search.

Name Year Title Compensation Other Compensation Organization
05143 2016 Treasurer $0 $0 BELLOWS FALLS LODGE NO 527 LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE
0 Bird 2016 Chaplin $0 $0 AMERICAN LEGION
Aaron Bridge 2017 Vice President $0 $0 BELLOWS FALLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC
Aaron Bristol 2016 Director Of It $120,296 $22,688 HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Aaron Bristol 2017 Director Of It $125,227 $23,260 HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Aaron Brown 2014 Director $0 $0 HARTFORD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Aaron Brown 2015 Director $0 $0 HARTFORD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Aaron Cochran 2013 Vice President $0 $0 HARDWICK EMERGENCY RESCUE SQUAD INC
Aaron Cochran 2015 Director $0 $0 CALEDONIA SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT
Aaron Frost 2017 Board Member $0 $0 RUTLAND AREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Aaron Guile 2017 Director $0 $0 STABLE CONNECTIONS INC
Aaron Keech 2016 Director $0 $0 WINOOSKI VALLEY PARK DISTRICT
Aaron Keech 2015 Director $0 $0 WINOOSKI VALLEY PARK DISTRICT
Aaron Keeler 2017 Director $0 $0 MILTON YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC
Aaron Keeler 2013 Director $0 $0 MILTON YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC
Aaron Keeler 2016 Director $0 $0 MILTON YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC
Aaron Keeler 2015 Director $0 $0 MILTON YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC
Aaron Keeler 2014 Director $0 $0 MILTON YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC
Aaron Macaskill 2015 Treasurer $0 $0 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Aaron Macaskill 2016 Treasurer $0 $0 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Aaron Macaskill 2014 Treasurer $0 $0 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Aaron Macaskill 2013 Treasurer $0 $0 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Aaron Macaskill 2017 Treasurer $0 $0 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Aaron M Phillips 2017 Executive Dir. $0 $0 THE WARRIOR CONNECTION INC
Aaron M Phillips 2016 Executive Dir. $0 $0 THE WARRIOR CONNECTION INC

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? Want access to this data? Let us know!

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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