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MENTOR Vermont

aka Mobius, Vermont's Mentoring Partnership   |   Burlington, VT   |  https://www.mentorvt.org
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MENTOR Vermont

EIN: 02-0658483


Mission

Empowering youth by providing support and resources to the youth mentoring field in Vermont to strengthen the quality and broaden the reach of mentoring relationships in our communities.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Chad Butt

Main address

19 Marble Ave. Suite 4

Burlington, VT 05401 USA

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Formerly known as

Mobius, Vermont's Mentoring Partnership

EIN

02-0658483

Subject area info

Crime prevention

Youth development

Youth mentoring

Adult and child mentoring

Population served info

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

Delinquency Prevention (I21)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

One out of every three young people will grow up without a mentor outside their family, this is the mentoring gap. We want to close the mentoring gap. We know that young people who have a mentor are much more likely to participate in after-school activities, be leaders in clubs and teams, volunteer and go on to college – in other words, to do things that help them grow up to be thriving adults. But one out of every three young people will grow up without a mentor outside their family.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Improve Quality + Quantity of Youth Mentoring

Partnering with mentoring programs to increase the number of youth and adults engaged in effective mentoring relationships. Services include training, providing technical assistance, circulation of resources, convenings, peer learning, DEI work, program evaluation, and one-on-one support to ensure nationally-recognized best practices are met.

Population(s) Served

Spearheading statewide public awareness and mentor mindset efforts to share the impact and need of mentoring. Efforts include an annual statehouse celebration, leading VT advocacy efforts, elevating media presence, collecting and sharing data, and collaborating with organizations.

Population(s) Served

Overseeing the Vermont Mentoring Grants: the only mentoring-specific grant funding in VT, providing over $300,000/year to agencies, ensuring programs have the necessary funding to meet youth needs. Additionally, we advocate for government funds; secure diversified support via foundations, corporations, and individuals; and build strong relationships with philanthropic changemakers to achieve long-term, sustainable change.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

MENTOR National 2013

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Strengthen Investment & Sustainability

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MENTOR Vermont provides annual funding to mentoring agencies, investing in the creation and support of quality, long-term youth-adult mentoring matches.

Number of organizations accessing technical assistance offerings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Improve Quality + Quantity of Youth Mentoring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of convenings hosted by the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Enhance Public Will

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

MENTOR Vermont hosts the Vermont Mentoring Symposium and the Vermont Mentoring Month Celebration each year.

Number of independent organizations served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Improve Quality + Quantity of Youth Mentoring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The number of youth mentoring organizations engaged with MENTOR Vermont's support services (funding, training, public awareness, technical assistance, etc.)

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Quality:
75% of programs are meeting the quality benchmark in NQMS system
60% of agencies are accessing comprehensive training catalog on an annual basis to improve their growth, development, and knowledge in the mentoring field
75% of NMRC TA requesters return year-after-year
Quantity:
Establish a plan to close the youth mentoring gap in Vermont
Build Mentoring Mindset into MENTOR Vermont’s work as a core component
Build capacity among mentoring agencies to support 2,500 youth-adult matches
MENTOR Vermont actively supports and promotes peer-based mentoring
Public Will:
The Vermont State Government values youth mentoring as a tool and resource for communities across the state
Implement a statewide awareness campaign
Increase the number of new mentor inquiries per year to support match growth
Conduct a statewide population poll, measuring public will and community buy-in outcomes
Investment:
Increase the amount of funding granted out to youth mentoring programs and ensure funds are sourced sustainably through a combination of private, state, and federal dollars.
Ensure all major MENTOR Vermont initiatives are sustainably funded
Sustainability:
Secure 6 months of operating expenses in reserve
Increase operational funding sources: individual, corporate, and foundation
Recruit board members to secure a board of 12-15 members that represent the diversity of the communities we serve and are engaged in our work.

We aim to close the mentoring gap and drive equity through quality mentoring relationships so every young person in Vermont has the supportive mentoring relationships they need to grow and thrive.

MENTOR Vermont’s role is to unify and elevate the mentoring movement for our Vermont's young people.
Our work is about making sure no young person has to walk the path to adulthood alone. We demonstrate that positive mentoring relationships are necessary and critical to the healthy development of every young person. Our
role is to unify and amplify the youth mentoring movement, set standards to ensure mentoring is safe and effective, and connect more youth to mentors.

How do we do this? Research, training, recruitment, and advocacy:
MENTOR Vermont is the only statewide youth mentoring support organization in Vermont. We operate in collaboration with local youth mentoring agencies across the state to serve the mentoring field and young people throughout Vermont. We set proven standards and identify best practices; provide training and consulting to mentoring programs, schools, and nonprofit agencies;; advocate to expand mentoring locally and nationally;
lead public awareness campaigns to increase support and volunteerism; maintain a database for programs and host a searchable inventory of programs to connect volunteers with programs volunteers to search and connect to programs; and host an annual conference for participants to share knowledge and network.

We are working to achieve our strategic plan goals through the following focus areas:

Quality & Quantity: Partnering with mentoring programs to increase the number of youth and adults engaged in effective mentoring relationships. Services include training, providing technical assistance, circulation of resources, convenings, peer learning, DEI work, program evaluation, and one-on-one support to ensure nationally-recognized best practices are met.

Public Will: Spearheading statewide public awareness and mentor mindset efforts to share the impact and need of mentoring. Efforts include an annual statehouse celebration, leading VT advocacy efforts, elevating media presence, collecting and sharing data, and collaborating with organizations.

Investment & Sustainability: Overseeing the Vermont Mentoring Grants: the only mentoring-specific grant funding in VT, providing over $300,000/year to agencies, ensuring programs have the necessary funding to meet youth needs. Additionally, we advocate for government funds; secure diversified support via foundations, corporations, and individuals; and build strong relationships with philanthropic changemakers to achieve long-term, sustainable change.

Please visit www.mentorvt.org/about/#7 to view our most recent annual report which highlights our accomplishments over the last year.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

MENTOR Vermont
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.30

Average of 6.39 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.9

Average of 2.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

25%

Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

MENTOR Vermont

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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MENTOR Vermont

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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MENTOR Vermont

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of MENTOR Vermont’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $19,927 -$3,689 $83,956 -$92,342 -$30,646
As % of expenses 3.7% -0.6% 7.7% -8.5% -3.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $19,831 -$3,778 $83,956 -$92,342 -$30,646
As % of expenses 3.7% -0.7% 7.7% -8.5% -3.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $557,637 $670,775 $1,134,106 $965,179 $880,086
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.4% 20.3% 69.1% -14.9% -8.8%
Program services revenue 7.3% 7.0% 3.2% 3.5% 5.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 30.5% 30.3% 61.1% 62.0% 49.1%
All other grants and contributions 62.2% 62.7% 35.6% 34.5% 45.2%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $537,710 $575,634 $1,088,305 $1,089,915 $901,775
Total expenses, % change over prior year 1.2% 7.1% 89.1% 0.1% -17.3%
Personnel 26.7% 25.0% 16.7% 25.5% 34.7%
Professional fees 2.4% 3.6% 2.8% 4.6% 6.8%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 57.3% 64.7% 75.1% 64.4% 50.8%
All other expenses 13.6% 6.8% 5.4% 5.5% 7.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $537,806 $575,723 $1,088,305 $1,089,915 $901,775
One month of savings $44,809 $47,970 $90,692 $90,826 $75,148
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $582,615 $623,693 $1,178,997 $1,180,741 $976,923

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 3.1 4.6 2.0 1.7 0.9
Months of cash and investments 3.1 4.6 2.0 1.7 0.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.1 2.8 2.4 1.4 1.3
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $140,862 $219,871 $181,870 $151,247 $70,997
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,890 $68,237 $143,083 $103,341 $126,738
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $827 $456 $456 $456 $456
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 88.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.5% 23.4% 17.0% 42.9% 35.8%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $133,139 $217,095 $124,753 $94,107
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $87,600 $52,500 $20,500 $32,800
Total net assets $136,917 $220,739 $269,595 $145,253 $126,907

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Chad Butt

Chad has dedicated his professional career to advancing the youth mentoring field. While in college, Chad co-founded a school-based mentoring program at a local middle school for youth with learning differences, and was a student leader and mentor in a community-based mentoring program. After college, he worked as the Program Director of The DREAM Program, a village mentoring program that matches youth from local affordable housing communities and mentors from neighboring colleges, providing year-round wraparound services. Chad joined MENTOR Vermont in 2013 as the executive director to lead the organization’s expansion into a statewide mentoring partnership. Chad lives in Burlington with his wife and two young kids. Chad tries his best to emulate living life like his grandfather, who got older but never grew up. He loves taking on projects around his house, biking, basketball, spending time with friends, snacks, and checking things off to-do lists.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

MENTOR Vermont

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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MENTOR Vermont

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Beth Vanderputten Perlongo

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Nate Formalarie

Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing

Andrea Haddad

Ernst & Young LLP

Beth V. Perlongo

Redstone

Joshua Jarvis

Merrill Lynch

Amy Spector

Alice Urban

Tetra Tech

Phillip Foy

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/12/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.