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Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont

Promoting an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system

four stars

92.22

P.O. Box 697 Richmond, VT 05477
tel: (802) 434-4122   Web Site
EIN: 22-3260420

Board Leadership
Peter Forbes
President

CEO
Grace Oedel
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA Vermont) is a nonprofit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations. NOFA Vermont was founded in Putney in 1971, making it one of the oldest organic farming associations in the United States. Today, we are proud to have over 1,300 members throughout the state and to certify over 580 farms and processors to the USDA National Organic Program Standards.

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA Vermont) is a nonprofit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations. NOFA Vermont was founded in Putney in 1971, making it one of the oldest organic farming associations in the United States. Today, we are proud to have over 1,300 members throughout the state and to certify over 580 farms and processors to the USDA National Organic Program Standards.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (VT) 92.22 four stars
Supportive Housing Network of New York (NY) 85.20 three stars
The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GA) 91.89 four stars
PolicyLink (CA) 91.44 four stars
Mercatus Center (VA) 88.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $518,111
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $145,006
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $557,084
Total Contributions $1,220,201
   Program Service Revenue $1,100,587
Total Primary Revenue $2,320,788
   Other Revenue $243,159
TOTAL REVENUE $2,563,947
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,110,038
   Administrative Expenses $376,209
   Fundraising Expenses $57,879
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,544,126
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $19,821
   
Net Assets $3,471,365

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 92.22 four stars
2017-12 09/03/2019 92.22 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.20 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.36 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.08 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 78.76 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-3260420
Name in IRS Master File NORTHEAST ORGANIC FARMING ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$80,888 3.17% Enid Wonnacott Executive Director $2,708

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (VT) 92.22 four stars
MassINC (MA) 87.72 three stars
Supportive Housing Network of New York (NY) 85.20 three stars
The Land Institute (KS) 95.63 four stars
Clal - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (NY) 89.34 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont
P.O. Box 697
Richmond, VT 05477
tel: (802) 434-4122
fax: (802) 434-4154
EIN: 22-3260420

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Board Leadership

Peter Forbes
President

CEO

Grace Oedel
Executive Director

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