Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

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

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

1 For The Planet Inc

Po Box 650, Waitsfield, VT | Tax-exempt since April 2006

EIN
912151932
Last filing
12/2016
Organization type
501(c)(3)
Mission category
Environment
Foundation type
Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
Nonprofit since
April 1, 2006

Last reported financials:

Revenue
$1,621,010
Assets
$850,972
Source: IRS

2016

Expenses

$1,239,221

Fundraising expenses

$190,480

Salary expenses

$904,546

Revenue

$1,621,010

Contributions and grants

$605,199

Assets

$850,972

Liabilities

$189,670

View 990 Submitted 01/10/2018

2015

Expenses

$1,649,528

Fundraising expenses

$204,765

Salary expenses

$991,542

Revenue

$1,369,645

Contributions and grants

$428,757

Assets

$590,379

Liabilities

$95,558

View 990 Submitted 10/14/2016

2014

Expenses

$1,883,828

Fundraising expenses

$290,863

Salary expenses

$1,138,827

Revenue

$1,910,269

Contributions and grants

$941,926

Assets

$963,797

Liabilities

$189,093

View 990 Submitted 01/21/2016

2013

Expenses

$1,972,132

Fundraising expenses

$307,449

Salary expenses

$1,172,433

Revenue

$2,088,779

Contributions and grants

$1,083,120

Assets

$978,048

Liabilities

$229,785

View 990 Submitted 12/30/2014

2012

View 990 Submitted 12/28/2013

2011

View 990 Submitted 12/26/2012

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
Katherine Williams Ceo $110,000 $29,347
T J Whalen Vice Chair $0 $0
Zachary Gund Secretary $0 $0
Dennis Jenson Treasurer $0 $0
Guillaume Cuvelier Director $0 $0
Hillary Dessouky Director $0 $0
Adam Forest Director $0 $0
Marc Randolph Director $0 $0
Brant Barton Chair $0 $0
Kristine Stratton Director $0 $0

2015

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Kate Williams Executive Dir. $104,437 $26,947
John Tashiro Former Former Ed $45,651 $11,029
Tj Whalen Director $0 $0
Yvon Chouinard Emeritus $0 $0
Craig Mathews Emeritus $0 $0

2014

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Terry Kellogg Former Ceo $90,986 $19,622
John Tashiro Interim Ed $85,000 $28,581
Adam Forest Chair $0 $0
Larry Kopald Vice Chair $0 $0
Lisa Pike Sheehy Director $0 $0
Brant Barton Director $0 $0
Jesse Johnson Director $0 $0

2013

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Terry Kellogg Executive Dir. $213,765 $30,373
Melody Badgett Managing Director $143,863 $15,733
Dennis Jenson Sec/Treasurer $0 $0
Larry Kopald Director $0 $0
Zach Gund Director $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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