The Economic Power of Vermont’s Nonprofit Sector: Explore Our Interactive Report & Nonprofit Database!



Every person in Vermont is served, in some way, by state and local nonprofit organizations–classified as public charities. We’ve put together an interactive visualization of Vermont’s nonprofit sector so that you can make better decisions, locate organizations that share your mission and communicate the meaningful difference these organizations make in the life of Vermonters and the overall health of our economy.

About the Interactive Economic Impact Report & Nonprofit Database:

Based on federal tax returns, Common Good Vermont provides an in-depth look at the financial performance and distribution of Vermont’s nonprofits by region and sector. The information provided in this report is for anyone who shares an interest in the nature and impact of Vermont’s nonprofit sector, in other words, all of us.

Get the Fast Facts, gain an overview of the sector’s statewide financial impact, compare counties, compare sectors, and dive into the detail of Vermont’s nonprofit organizations.


  • More than 6019 Vermont nonprofits serve all corners of the state. With healthcare and education driving sector revenue, public charities generate nearly $6 billion.
  • Vermont nonprofits paid nearly $2 billion in wages, which translates into an estimated $34 million of personal income tax revenue for Vermont’s state and local governments and over $334 million in federal tax revenues.
  • Nonprofits employ 1 in 7 Vermont workers, making the nonprofit sector the largest industry in the state after the government.
  • Vermont nonprofits contribute $5.7 billion per year to the economy through wages paid, retail and wholesale purchases, and professional service contracts. This contribution is equivalent to nearly 20% of the State’s gross state product–greater than the manufacturing and construction industries combined.

Our nonprofit database and economic report is free and downloadable!

Explore the interactive report here! 

Supported by the Vermont Community Foundation, the Center for Rural Studies at the University of VermontPublic Assets Institute, Data Doozer, and with initial funding from the A.D. Henderson Foundation.