Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

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

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Charles Cooper Industrial School

Po Box 476, Arlington, VT | Tax-exempt since June 1953

EIN
036010636
Last filing
12/2016
Organization type
501(c)(3)
Mission category
Not reported
Foundation type
Private non-operating foundation
Nonprofit since
June 1, 1953

Last reported financials:

Assets
$1,438,683
Source: IRS

2016

Expenses

$40,425

Salary expenses

$23,037

Revenue

$57,644

Assets

$1,438,683

Liabilities

$348

View 990PF Submitted 01/10/2018

2015

Expenses

$41,394

Salary expenses

$16,578

Revenue

$46,938

Assets

$1,421,464

Liabilities

$348

View 990PF Submitted 01/05/2017

2014

Expenses

$37,272

Salary expenses

$16,578

Revenue

$88,766

Assets

$1,415,920

Liabilities

$348

View 990PF Submitted 01/27/2016

2013

Expenses

$35,732

Salary expenses

$14,856

Revenue

$118,342

Assets

$1,364,426

Liabilities

$348

View 990PF Submitted 12/04/2014

2012

View 990PF Submitted 01/02/2014

2011

View 990PF 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.

2016

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Laraine B Smith Treasurer $9,000 $0
Shelley Colvin Director $300 $0
Jason Morrissey Vice President $100 $0
Neal Hogan President $0 $0
Margaret Wilson Director $0 $0
Sharon Shea-Keneally Director $0 $0
Charles Bargamin Secretary $0 $0

2015

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Laraine B Smith Treasurer $3,000 $0
Shelley Colvin Director $300 $0
Jason Morrissey Vice President $100 $0
Charles Bargamin Secretary $0 $0
Neal Hogan President $0 $0
Sharon Shea-Keneally Director $0 $0
Margaret Wilson Director $0 $0

2014

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Laraine B Smith Treasurer $3,000 $0
Charles Bargamin Secretary $300 $0
Jason Morrissey Vice President $100 $0
Marilyn Woodard Director $0 $0
Sharon Shea-Keneally Director $0 $0
Margaret Wilson Director $0 $0
Neal Hogan President $0 $0

2013

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Laraine Smith Treasurer $3,000 $0
Margaret Wilson Secretary $800 $0
Neal Hogan Director $0 $0
Norma Mcshane Director $0 $0
Sharon Shea-Keneally Director $0 $0
Charles Bargamian Vice President $0 $0
Marilyn Dailey Woodard President $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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