Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

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

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Organizations are required to list board members, key employees and anyone making over $100,000 from this or a related organization.

By default, this table shows results from all filings. Select a year to narrow your search.

Name Year Title Compensation Other Compensation Organization
05143 2016 Treasurer $0 $0 BELLOWS FALLS LODGE NO 527 LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE
0 Bird 2016 Chaplin $0 $0 AMERICAN LEGION
Aaron Bristol 2016 Director Of It $120,296 $22,688 HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Aaron Brown 2015 Director $0 $0 HARTFORD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Aaron Cochran 2013 Vice President $0 $0 HARDWICK EMERGENCY RESCUE SQUAD INC
Aaron Cochran 2015 Director $0 $0 CALEDONIA SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT
Aaron Keech 2015 Director $0 $0 WINOOSKI VALLEY PARK DISTRICT
Aaron Keeler 2016 Director $0 $0 MILTON YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC
Aaron Macaskill 2015 Treasurer $0 $0 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Aaron M Phillips 2016 Executive Dir. $0 $0 THE WARRIOR CONNECTION INC
Aaron Phelan 2016 Director $0 $0 CSB YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC
Aaron Reynolds 2013 Treasurer $0 $0 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AREA AGENCY ON AGING INC
Aaron Reynolds 2016 Treasurer $0 $0 FRANKLIN COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC
Aaron Roberts 2015 Director $0 $0 BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF BURLINGTON INC
Aaron Robertson 2014 Director $0 $0 FRIENDS OF THE VERGENNES OPERA HOUSE INC
Aaron Sawyer 2014 Vice President $0 $0 BENNINGTON COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
Aaron Sawyer 2015 Board Member $0 $0 BENNINGTON COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
Aaron Sawyer 2013 Trustee $0 $0 BENNINGTON COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
Aaron Thomas 2016 Captain $0 $0 LINCOLN VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY INC
Aaron Tucker 2015 Commander & Service Officer $0 $0 AMERICAN LEGION
Aaron Tucker 2016 Commander $0 $0 AMERICAN LEGION
Aaron Waterman 2013 Board Member $3,747 $240 INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Aaron Waterman 2014 Board Member $2,459 $0 INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Aaron Waterman 2015 Board Member $2,938 $0 INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
Aaron Young 2016 Director $0 $0 KINGDOM ACCESS TELEVISION

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.

See something interesting? Let us know about it!

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.

Get alerts when we publish stories about Vermont nonprofits.