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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Vermont Natural Resources Council

Vermont's environmental guardian since 1963

three stars

87.11

Nine Bailey Avenue Montpelier, VT 05602
tel: (802) 223-2328   Web Site
EIN: 03-0223731

Board Leadership
Elizabeth Humstone
Chair

CEO
Brian Shupe
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.11 three stars
  Financial 86.29 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

86.29

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vermont Natural Resources Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vermont Natural Resources Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vermont Natural Resources Council (VT) 87.11 three stars
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (MD) 89.39 three stars
Conservation Law Foundation (MA) 92.45 four stars
Western Resource Advocates (CO) 93.85 four stars
Environmental Integrity Project (DC) 90.71 four stars

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For over 40 years, Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) has been Vermont's leader in protecting and restoring our natural resources. By building coalitions, working together, and offering common sense solutions, VNRC has set the standard for an approach to environmental protection that endures. VNRC keeps Vermonters informed on the environmental issues that you and your family care most about. We keep a constant presence in the Vermont State House to promote a vision of a Vermont that is healthy and sustainable. We empower our members to take action when the voice of concerned citizens is needed to make a difference. VNRC is the Vermont affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $618,229
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $87,804
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $32,913
Total Contributions $738,946
   Program Service Revenue $2,703
Total Primary Revenue $741,649
   Other Revenue $153,640
TOTAL REVENUE $895,289
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $663,023
   Administrative Expenses $144,654
   Fundraising Expenses $84,514
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $892,191
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,098
   
Net Assets $2,825,238

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Outreach & Communication $179,750 27.1%
Sustainable Communities $144,321 21.8%
Energy $120,434 18.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.11 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 77.18 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 72.28 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 82.18 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 84.73 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 77.75 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.35 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 94.80 four stars
2009-06 05/01/2010 98.51 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 96.08 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 89.28 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 83.88 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 81.65 three stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 80.98 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 76.99 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 03-0223731
Name in IRS Master File VERMONT NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 December, 1970
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$83,923 9.40% Brian Shupe Executive Director

For over 40 years, Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) has been Vermont's leader in protecting and restoring our natural resources. By building coalitions, working together, and offering common sense solutions, VNRC has set the standard for an approach to environmental protection that endures. VNRC keeps Vermonters informed on the environmental issues that you and your family care most about. We keep a constant presence in the Vermont State House to promote a vision of a Vermont that is healthy and sustainable. We empower our members to take action when the voice of concerned citizens is needed to make a difference. VNRC is the Vermont affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vermont Natural Resources Council (VT) 87.11 three stars
Clean Wisconsin (WI) 88.34 three stars
Western Conservation Foundation (CO) 86.79 three stars
Wyoming Outdoor Council (WY) 85.22 three stars
Environmental Defense Center (CA) 90.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Vermont Natural Resources Council
Nine Bailey Avenue
Montpelier, VT 05602
tel: (802) 223-2328
fax: (802) 223-0287
EIN: 03-0223731

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Board Leadership

Elizabeth Humstone
Chair

CEO

Brian Shupe
Executive Director

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