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Financial Information

Vermont Legal Aid is a lean, agile organization that makes the most of its funding and shifts quickly to serve the legal needs of low-income Vermonters.

Expenses — FY 2021

Vermont Legal Aid’s total expenses in Fiscal Year 2021 were $8,812,285. We break the expenses into four major categories.

Vermont Legal Aid total expenses in fiscal year 2021


Table of FY 2021 VLA Expenses

Category Expense
Personnel $6,715,959
Subcontracts and professional services $933,841
Occupancy and office overhead $909,987
Administrative support expenses and other costs $252,498
Total expenses $8,812,285

Funding — FY 2021

Our funding came from a variety of sources totalling $9,173,135.

Vermont Legal Aid total income in fiscal year 2021


Table of FY 2021 VLA Income

Source Income
Vermont Agency of Human Services $1,084,139
Vermont Bar Foundation $765,186
Other state funding $4,365,062
Nonprofit organizations $705,119
Direct federal funding $487,566
Legal Services Vermont contract $244,692
Other income $99,833
One-time COVID and Federal Stimulus Funds $1,421,537
Total income $9,173,135

Report: $11 return for every $1 in legal services funding

6 million in funding creates 66.4 million economic impact in Vermont


“The findings of this study have demonstrated that additional investments aimed at bridging the ‘justice gap’ not only will help many more people, but also will have dramatic economic impacts that benefit all Vermonters.” — Vermont Access to Justice Coalition

Read about the Vermont Bar Foundation’s report.

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Vermont Legal Aid is a nonprofit corporation that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.