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
Ronald Liebowitz 2016 Former President $3,432,798 $77,823 PRESIDENT & FELLOWS OF MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE
Dr John Brumsted 2015 Ceo $1,976,486 $209,789 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER INC
Dr John Brumsted 2013 President & Ceo $1,732,782 $135,311 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER INC
Dr John Brumsted 2014 President (Until 1/2015)& Ceo $1,498,888 $154,551 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER INC
Melbourne D Boynton Md 2014 Chief Medical Director $1,072,195 $46,611 RUTLAND HOSPITAL INC
Melbourne D Boynton Md 2013 Chief Medical Director $1,067,399 $44,325 RUTLAND HOSPITAL INC
David Finney 2014 President $1,056,373 $54,509 CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE INC
Melbourne D Boynton Md 2015 Chief Medical Director $1,052,856 $69,131 RUTLAND HOSPITAL INC
Dr Steven Braff 2014 Director (Until 6/14) $1,010,192 $22,973 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL GROUP
William A Lighthart Md 2014 Orthopaedics $985,214 $42,021 RUTLAND HOSPITAL INC
William A Lighthart Md 2015 Orthopaedics $946,481 $48,967 RUTLAND HOSPITAL INC
Roger Deshaies 2013 Cfo/Treasurer (Until 11/13) $941,262 $43,348 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER INC
Michael Barnum Md 2015 Orthopedic Surgeon $937,123 $32,996 NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER INC
Michael Barnum Md 2013 Orthopedic Surgeon $928,605 $26,195 NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER INC
Eric Marsh Md 2014 Orthopaedics $921,436 $41,978 RUTLAND HOSPITAL INC
Eric Marsh Md 2015 Director Beginning 7/2016 $892,034 $45,405 RUTLAND HOSPITAL INC
William A Lighthart Md 2013 Orthopaedics $873,425 $40,241 RUTLAND HOSPITAL INC
Eileen Whalen Rn 2015 President And Coo $844,760 $21,932 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER INC
Todd Keating 2015 Network Cfo $835,378 $24,044 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER INC
Dr Robert D Monsey 1 2015 Asst. Prof. Orthopedic Rehab $814,205 $36,343 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL GROUP
Eric Marsh Md 2013 Orthopaedics $808,519 $40,285 RUTLAND HOSPITAL INC
Michael Barnum Md 2014 Orthopedic Surgeon $807,276 $30,666 NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER INC
Dr Robert D Monsey 1 2014 Asst. Prof. Orthopedic Rehab $795,400 $34,511 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL GROUP
Dr Robert D Monsey 1 2013 Asst. Prof. Orthopedic Rehab $795,399 $34,511 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL GROUP
Spencer Knapp 2013 General Counsel $774,706 $40,586 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER INC

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? Want access to this data? Let us know!

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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