Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

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

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Vermont Housing Finance Agency

164 St Paul St Pobox 408, Burlington, VT | Tax-exempt since August 2002

EIN
030239902
Last filing
06/2017
Organization type
501(c)(3)
Mission category
Housing & Shelter
Foundation type
Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above.
Nonprofit since
Aug. 1, 2002

Last reported financials:

Revenue
$28,421,612
Assets
$517,062,704
Source: IRS

2016

Expenses

$22,178,111

Salary expenses

$3,462,585

Revenue

$28,421,612

Assets

$517,062,704

Liabilities

$429,063,303

View 990 Submitted 03/05/2018

2015

Expenses

$24,995,788

Salary expenses

$3,391,978

Revenue

$33,184,259

Assets

$546,588,782

Liabilities

$457,755,108

View 990 Submitted 07/18/2017

2014

Expenses

$27,885,315

Salary expenses

$3,173,420

Revenue

$31,398,078

Assets

$550,960,264

Liabilities

$470,315,061

View 990 Submitted 07/22/2016

2013

Expenses

$31,434,559

Salary expenses

$3,130,126

Revenue

$35,504,774

Assets

$563,863,154

Liabilities

$486,730,714

View 990 Submitted 07/14/2015

2012

View 990 Submitted 05/27/2014

2011

View 990 Submitted 08/16/2013

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
Sarah Carpenter Executive Director/Secreta $156,464 $22,102
Thomas R Connors Chief Financial Officer $122,715 $21,349
Dave Adams Chief Of Program Operation $120,010 $28,835
George Demas General Counsel $114,033 $13,288
Jeanne Morrissey Trustee $0 $0
L Randolph Amis Trustee $0 $0
Michael Pieciak Trustee $0 $0
Michael Schirling Trustee $0 $0
Gustave Seelig Trustee $0 $0
Lamont Barnett Trustee $0 $0
Dagyne Canney Trustee $0 $0
Elizabeth Pearce Trustee $0 $0

2015

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Sarah Carpenter Executive Director/Secretary $150,988 $46,762
Thomas R Connors Chief Financial Officer $118,959 $33,407
Dave Adams Chief Of Program Operations $118,383 $41,197
George Demas General Counsel $110,674 $30,210
Lisa Mitiguy Randall Trustee $0 $0
Cynthia Stuart Trustee $0 $0
Patricia Moulton Trustee $0 $0
Jennifer Hollar Trustee $0 $0

2014

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Sarah Carpenter Executive Director/Secretary $144,438 $23,870
Thomas R Connors Chief Financial Officer $115,110 $23,826
Dave Adams Chief Of Program Operations $112,898 $32,536
George Demas General Counsel $107,704 $15,321
Lamont Barnett Trustee $974 $0
Dagyne Canney Trustee $785 $0
Lisa Mitiguy Randall Trustee $640 $0
Thomas Candon Trustee $0 $0
Thomas N Pelletier Trustee $0 $0

2013

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Sarah Carpenter Executive Director/Secretary $140,405 $21,781
Thomas R Connors Chief Financial Officer $111,142 $22,038
Dave Adams Chief Of Program Operations $110,174 $28,332
George Demas General Counsel $104,782 $14,824
Patricia Loller None $101,368 $13,119
Lamont Barnett Trustee $1,077 $0
Dagyne Canney Trustee $916 $0
Bartlett Frisbee Trustee $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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