Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

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

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Vermont Foodbank

33 Parker Rd, Barre, VT | Tax-exempt since May 1990

EIN
223021942
Last filing
09/2017
Organization type
501(c)(3)
Mission category
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Foundation type
Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
Nonprofit since
May 1, 1990

Last reported financials:

Revenue
$23,922,065
Assets
$9,160,018
Source: IRS

2016

Expenses

$23,714,436

Fundraising expenses

$1,231,105

Salary expenses

$3,345,524

Revenue

$23,922,065

Contributions and grants

$23,327,417

Assets

$9,160,018

Liabilities

$405,851

View 990 Submitted 03/13/2018

2015

Expenses

$24,576,965

Fundraising expenses

$1,244,927

Salary expenses

$3,146,571

Revenue

$26,704,288

Contributions and grants

$26,067,512

Assets

$9,012,369

Liabilities

$431,442

View 990 Submitted 07/14/2017

2014

Expenses

$21,209,426

Fundraising expenses

$1,358,710

Salary expenses

$3,172,949

Revenue

$21,284,196

Contributions and grants

$20,700,981

Assets

$6,856,283

Liabilities

$525,782

View 990 Submitted 03/24/2016

2013

Expenses

$19,081,869

Fundraising expenses

$1,183,920

Salary expenses

$3,018,082

Revenue

$19,467,739

Contributions and grants

$18,964,396

Assets

$6,879,049

Liabilities

$395,631

View 990 Submitted 02/18/2015

2012

View 990 Submitted 03/19/2014

2011

View 990 Submitted 02/27/2013

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
John Sayles Ceo $135,571 $20,544
Julie-Ann Graves Cfo $95,102 $15,008
Samara Bushey Trustee $0 $0
Jason Doiron Trustee "Past" $0 $0
Liz Ruffa Trustee $0 $0

2015

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
John Sayles Ceo $131,608 $19,452
Julie-Ann Graves Cfo $93,537 $13,977
Jan Scites Trustee $0 $0
Peter Stamm Trustee "Past" $0 $0
Ben Theriault Trustee "Past" $0 $0
Martha Trombley Oakes Trustee $0 $0
Donna Watts Trustee "Past" $0 $0
Joseph Zuaro Trustee $0 $0
Doug Lantagne Chair $0 $0
Stephen Magowan Vice-Chair $0 $0
Beth Rusnock Secretary $0 $0
Hillary Orsini Trustee $0 $0
Susan Bassett Trustee $0 $0
Jason Doiron Trustee $0 $0
David Epstein Trustee "Past" $0 $0
Mitzi Johnson Trustee $0 $0
Senator Jane Kitchel Trustee "Past" $0 $0
George Schenk Trustee "Past" $0 $0
Margie Stern Trustee "Past" $0 $0

2014

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
John Sayles Ceo $128,168 $22,980
Julie-Ann Graves Cfo $90,895 $18,512
George Schenk Trustee $0 $0
Peter Stamm Trustee $0 $0
Margie Stern Trustee $0 $0
Ben Theriault Trustee $0 $0
Donna Watts Secretary $0 $0
Helen Labun Jordan Trustee "Past" $0 $0
Beth Rusnock Trustee $0 $0
Senator Jane Kitchel Trustee $0 $0
David Epstein Trustee $0 $0

2013

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
John Sayles Ceo $116,431 $25,326
Julie-Ann Graves Cfo $84,119 $15,122
Vernon Studer Trustee "Past" $0 $0
Andy Willette Chair "Past" $0 $0
Stephan Morse Trustee "Past" $0 $0
Helen Labun Jordan Trustee $0 $0
Stephen Magowan 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.

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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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