Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

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

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Vermont Energy Investment Corp

128 Lakeside Ave Ste 401, Burlington, VT | Tax-exempt since September 1988

EIN
030304418
Last filing
12/2016
Organization type
501(c)(3)
Mission category
Environment
Foundation type
Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.
Nonprofit since
Sept. 1, 1988

Last reported financials:

Revenue
$87,557,045
Assets
$25,030,404
Source: IRS

2016

Expenses

$87,715,728

Salary expenses

$34,032,518

Revenue

$87,557,045

Assets

$25,030,404

Liabilities

$17,213,991

View 990 Submitted 12/20/2017

2015

Expenses

$86,283,571

Salary expenses

$31,575,272

Revenue

$85,840,612

Assets

$20,702,426

Liabilities

$12,727,330

View 990 Submitted 01/23/2017

2014

Expenses

$85,810,638

Salary expenses

$29,131,482

Revenue

$86,797,423

Assets

$20,660,969

Liabilities

$12,242,076

View 990 Submitted 08/21/2015

2013

Expenses

$74,813,409

Salary expenses

$27,836,743

Revenue

$75,495,921

Assets

$25,961,901

Liabilities

$18,529,793

View 990 Submitted 12/03/2014

2012

View 990 (PDF)

2011

View 990 Submitted 12/18/2012

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
Donald Johnstone Executive Director $171,538 $23,976
Elizabeth Gamache Director, Efficiency Vermont $163,352 $1,927
Theodore Trabue Jr Director Dc Seu $156,026 $23,219
Barry Hulce Director, Evt Operations $150,946 $8,973
Scott Comeau Chief Financial Officer $149,690 $22,494
Marcus Walker Director, Dc Seu Operations $148,593 $22,836
David Cawley Director, Efficiency Smart $139,978 $18,072
Beth Sachs Secretary $99,756 $13,488
Charles Stone Director $4,104 $0
Sue Coakley Vice President $2,963 $0
Michael Dworkin Director $2,609 $0
John Gilroy Director $2,230 $0
Gus Seelig Chair And President $2,125 $0
Meg Power Director $2,000 $0
Richard Cowart Director $2,000 $0
Charles Smith Treasurer $1,500 $0

2015

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Donald Johnstone Executive Director $183,089 $22,784
James Merriam Director Veic Operations $171,150 $21,880
Theodore Trabue Jr Director Dc Seu $165,046 $22,093
Marcus Walker Director Dc Seu Operations $156,059 $20,186
Scott Comeau Chief Financial Officer $145,907 $20,685
David Hill Distributed Resources Director $145,805 $19,246
David Cawley Director Efficiency Smart $145,676 $17,356
Beth Sachs Co-Founder/Secretary $90,353 $12,232
Charles Stone Director $3,185 $0
Meg Power President $3,091 $0
Michael Dworkin Director $2,859 $0
Sue Coakley Vice Chair $2,856 $0
Gus Seelig Chair $2,250 $0
Charles Smith Treasurer $2,250 $0
Richard Cowart Director $2,250 $0
John Gilroy Director $2,250 $0
Tiffany Bluemle Director $0 $0

2014

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Donald Johnstone Executive Director $162,475 $20,526
Erin Carroll Director Consultative Services $161,065 $9,165
James Merriam Director Veic Operations $155,358 $19,777
Theodore Trabue Jr Director Dc Seu $146,274 $16,824
Marcus Walker Director Dc Seu Operations $140,135 $15,151
Kristyn Wilder Director Efficiency Smart $137,731 $7,574
Scott Comeau Chief Financial Officer $132,977 $13,368
Beth Sachs Co-Founder/Secretary $90,911 $12,384
Linda Gibson Director Of Administration $70,926 $4,913
Charles Stone Director $2,968 $0
John Gilroy Director $2,727 $0
Gus Seelig Chair $2,500 $0
Michael Dworkin Director $2,500 $0
Richard Cowart Director $2,500 $0
Charles Smith Treasurer $2,500 $0
Meg Power President $2,500 $0
Sue Coakley Vice Chair $0 $0

2013

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Scott Johnstone Executive Director $159,723 $19,396
James Merriam Director, Efficiency Vermo $148,689 $16,005
Daniel Quinlan Managing Consultant $147,192 $7,209
Theodore Trabue Jr Managing Director, Dc Seu $139,233 $12,693
Erin Carroll Director, Consulative Services $137,885 $12,283
Marcus Walker Director Of Operations, Dc $134,252 $11,092
Scott Comeau Chief Financial Officer $127,340 $10,296
Linda Gibson Director Of Administration $125,746 $14,167
Beth Sachs Co-Founder/Secretary $90,779 $12,024
John Gilroy Director $1,500 $0
Gus Seelig Chair $1,500 $0
Richard Cowart Director $1,500 $0
Charles Stone Treasurer $1,500 $0
Michael Dworkin Director $1,500 $0
Charles Smith Director $1,500 $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.

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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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