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

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. 

Supported by with the support and assistance of the Vermont Community Foundation, the Center for Rural Studies at the University of VermontPublic Assets Institute, and the A.D. Henderson Foundation.

Explore the interactive report here! 



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.

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.

Special thanks to the Vermont Community Foundation, the A.D. Henderson Foundation, Public Assets Institute, and the Vermont State Data Center, and Data Doozer for helping the numbers come to life.


  • 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 database and economic report is free and downloadable! Compare counties, nonprofit sectors, or labor statistics in our interactive report: 

Explore the interactive report here!