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
ST JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOODSTOCK
WOODSTOCK UNION HIGH SCHOOL ENDOWMENT ASSOCIATION WOODSTOCK $0 $0
CROSS COUNTRY SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION WOODSTOCK $51,958 $119,485
VARA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION INC WOODSTOCK $173,400
UNION ARENA INC WOODSTOCK $655,842 $767,088
WOODSTOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION WOODSTOCK $0 $0
THE WOODSTOCK FOUNDATION INC WOODSTOCK $94,724,056 $4,101,595
WOODSTOCK GARDEN CLUB WOODSTOCK $0 $0
AMERICAN LEGION WOODSTOCK $98,702 $24,268
WOODSTOCK FIREMENS RELIEF ASSOCIATION INC WOODSTOCK $0 $0
WOODSTOCK BURYING GROUND ASSOCIATION WOODSTOCK $0 $0
GRAY CAMP INC WOODSTOCK $81,059 $19,546
WOODSTOCK UNION SCHOOL TEACHERS ORGANIZATION INC WOODSTOCK $0 $0
JACKSON HOLE PRESERVE INC WOODSTOCK $4,457,621
WILLIAM & GAYLE CHORSKE FAMILY FOUNDATION LTD WOODSTOCK $983,217
OTTAUQUECHEE HEALTH FOUNDATION INC WOODSTOCK $3,979,432 $404,310
ROCK CHURCH INC WOODSTOCK
CENTRAL VERMONT TRACTOR CLUB WOODSTOCK $0 $0
WOODSTOCK COMMUNITY TRUST INC WOODSTOCK $0 $0
LAKOTA CLUB WOODSTOCK $916,715 $126,543
PENTANGLE WOODSTOCK $289,407 $554,025
FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS OF VERMONT WOODSTOCK $0 $0
WOODSTOCK AREA JOB & VOLUNTEER BANK WOODSTOCK $0 $0
HOMESTEAD INC WOODSTOCK $922,290
OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS PARISH CHARITABLE TR WOODSTOCK

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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