State Profile – Vermont

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About This Profile

Across the United States, the charitable sector generates incredible impact on both communities and economies. This profile is a snapshot of major statistics about Vermont’s charitable community. It’s designed to give you a broad sense of the scale and diversity of nonprofits, foundations, and charities across the state. A downloadable PDF version is available above.

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Number of Vermont Nonprofit Organizations

  • All nonprofit organizations: 5,363
  • 501(c)(3) Public Charities (includes some religious organizations): 3,602
  • 501(c)(3) Private and Public Foundations: 274
  • Other 501(c) Nonprofit Organizations*: 1,487

* includes civic leagues, chamber of commerce, veterans organizations, etc

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Economic Impact of the Vermont Nonprofit Sector

  • Employs 38,000 – over 17% of the state’s workforce
  • Generates over $5.3 billion in annual revenues
  • Holds assets of $11.2 billion
  • Vermont foundations annually give over $40.6 million
  • Vermonters give over $264 million to charity each year, representing 2.49 percent of household income

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Public Charities and Foundations Benefit Vermont Communities

Deliver vital community services
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England assisted more than 45,000 people with career, training, and education services in Fiscal Year 2015. Goodwill also processed more than 46 million pounds of donated goods that supported its workforce services.

Give voice to the people they serve
The Vermont Foodbank and its partners work to alleviate hunger by distributing 10 million of pounds of food to over 153,000 Vermonters who were in need last year. The Foodbank also address issues of hunger and poverty by engaging with policy makers and working with its network of volunteers to educate the public about hunger and advocate for policies that provide hunger relief and food assistance.

Contribute to vibrant communities
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra, a member of the American League of Orchestras, performs over 40 times each year in community and historic venues across the state. In addition to concert programming, the youth outreach program, SymphonyKids, reached over 26,000 students through 278 presentations, serving 175 schools in 141 towns last season.

Advance solutions for challenges facing society
Common Good Vermont is focused on supporting the thriving nonprofit sector within the state. They have a partnership with the Center for New Leadership at Malboro College and Benchmarks for a Better Vermont to promote strategic collaborations and leadership training.

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Sources

Note: The “nonprofit sector” encompasses organizations that are defined as tax-exempt under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. This includes both public charities and private foundations [501(c)(3)] and other nonprofits such as civic league organizations [501(c)(4)]. Exceptions are noted when relevant.

Employment Information
Best estimate based on available data from the following sources:

Number of nonprofit employees: Holding the Fort: Nonprofit Employment During a Decade of Turmoil, Lester Salamon and S.Wojciech Sokolowski, Stephanie L. Geller, Nonprofit Employment Bulletin #39, Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, 2012 {Data is 2010, page 3}

Number of Nonprofits
Urban Institute, National Center for Charitable Statistics, State Summary reports  {Data are 2013}

Asset and Revenues
Urban Institute, National Center for Charitable Statistics, “Registered Nonprofit Organizations by State (BMF 12/2015)
{Data are 2015}

Foundation Giving
The Foundation Center, FC Stats: “Foundation Stats: Total Grantmaking Foundations” {Data are 2013}

Individual Giving
How America Gives, 2014. The Chronicle of Philanthropy. {Data are 2012}

Nonprofit Examples:

Updated: October 2016

 

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